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Top small business articles for business owners | September 2014

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Most business owners have control issues, whether we would like to admit it or not. How many of you have to see every document before it’s sent out to a client? (That's one sign you have some control challenges). This month we really hammered on our control freak behavior. It’s hard for us to

#Inbound14 Recap: The future of content marketing is here

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I've been in Boston all week attending Hubspot's annual Inbound conference. Here's the highlights from Day One and Day Two. When we look back at the history of the content marketing movement, we are going to mark 2014 as a watershed moment. During this year, "content marketing" proved its worth.

Inbound14 Day Two Takeways: Less inspiration, more perspiration

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I'm spending the week at Hubspot's Inbound14 marketing conference and I'm trying to give you a peek at some of the big ideas I'm hearing. Yesterday I was inspired by Dharmesh Shah's ideas about reaching big to attract better people. Today I heard a number of talks about how you make this Inbound

Inbound14 Day One Highlights

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I'm at Inbound14 this week in Boston attending HubSpot's big annual content marketing conference. These are highlights from day one. Here are day two's! Attempting to write a recap of Inbound 14 Day One highlights seems like an impossible task. There are over 150 speakers (of them, 25 are Best

10 strong leadership habits all business owners should have

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Some leaders seem so…together. They have strong leadership habits and always having energy, look well rested, and generally appear calm, have high performance, and confident. So what’s the secret potion they’re drinking every morning? And where can we get some? After digging around, we found

Small business owner’s favorite reads this month | July 2014

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The summer is usually a slower time for many businesses, as a lot of people are on vacation, but it's been pretty busy here at EnMast. We're working on our relaunch, and with our growing community you guys have kept us really busy! I recently returned from vacation (speaking of, if you have no

5 of my best productivity tools (that will also change your life)

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THUNK. THUNK. THUNK. That was the sound of me banging my head against the desk before I started using these tools. Do you ever feel that way? Like you’re constantly working, but never really getting ahead? For a long time, I struggled with managing my productivity because I was always

Top small business owner articles | May 2014

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In May, our focus was productivity. We challenged the business owners' attachment to meetings, and gave away a fabulous tool to help employees really own their projects--and bring fewer interruptions to the boss.  We also enjoyed talking to Jeff Fliegler of The Point Solutions, a new kid on the

Millennial values: A business owner’s guide to managing Millennials

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You’ve read the studies about Gen Yers having different values than Gen X or Boomers. You’ve heard all about work/life balance and why us youngin’s really value it. But when it comes to the practical ways we want work/life balance or why it’s one of the core Millennial values, there’s not a whole

Why I refuse to check my email after work hours

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In college, I wanted a Blackberry. I wanted one badly. (Sad, I know.) Unfortunately, I had this EnV phone that was ‘cool’ for others my age (lame), but when I would text on it, it looked like I was playing a video game with the way it flipped up. I needed to look more ‘professional’ and ‘mature,’

Cube vs. Corner: Millennial Leadership — what’s the deal?

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Cube vs. Corner is the place where Devan and Brad debate an issue from the boss’s perspective, and the employee’s perspective. This time we’re tackling Millennial leadership. Brad's experience with Millennial employees and his client's employees is that they don't want to lead. Devan argues the

Small business owner’s favorite articles this month | April 2014

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Woo-HOO! It has been an exciting April! Besides the thrill of growing membership, Brad made it ICON14 this week! And our post about headphones at work stirred up some controversy on LinkedIn. (And you know how we looove to stir things up! ;)) But the icing on the cake is that our Breaking Down