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5 Simple Tricks to Keep Your Accounting in Line

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Accounting is not everyone’s strong point, but as a founder, you’re going to need to learn the necessary skills to keep your business running smoothly. We asked five entrepreneurs how they keep their finances organized for their company and personal life. Using Online Services I have…

2017 Is the Year of the Social Influencer

How to Win Brand Evangelists and Influencer People

Micro-influencer. Brand ambassador. Middle-influencer. Brand advocate. Catchy titles and buzzwords aside, these branding models are all driven by the currency of social capital and they continue to reach a growing audience. At Ideas That Evoke, we’re declaring 2017 the year of the influencer. As…

4 Legitimate Reasons to Fire a Toxic Client

Business ventures are a give-and-take experience. Having a healthy relationship with your clients is necessary for your business to succeed. There’s the key word: “healthy.” Both you and your client have to establish a healthy relationship on both sides. Obviously, you and your client…

Prepping For an Investor Pitch? Don’t Get Blinded by Tunnel Vision

For a startup founder, enthusiasm is a necessary piece of the personality puzzle. You took the leap and started your business because you believe in it. Whether you’re solving a major technology problem, disrupting a stagnant industry or providing a service that will make…

8 Things They Don’t Teach in Business School About Being an Entrepreneur

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Here’s something they don’t teach in business school about being an entrepreneur: at some point, starting a company will give you a stomachache. It will be caused by some combination of unrelenting stress, constant uncertainty, and too much late night takeout from that greasy Chinese…

5 Ways to Close the Gap Between You and Your Remote Team

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If you’re thinking about going mobile with your business or working with a remote team, you’re likely concerned about maintaining strong communication and keeping everyone on the same page. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. My business has been mobile for several years now. The…

5 Ways to Get Your Brand to Tell a Story on Social Media

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Brand storytelling, when done properly, allows marketers to build personality and associate emotion with a brand to create a personal connection with the consumer. The prevalence of social media today has driven an interest in leveraging the convergence of content creation and programmatic advertising to…

10 Simple Ways to Gain More Instagram Followers

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Who said earning followers had to be difficult? Most times, it’s as easy as watching what you post. Gaining Instagram followers as potential customers is a lot more valuable than building a list of random people. If you’re planning on expanding your marketing to…

5 Ways You Can Foster a More Productive Remote Work Environment

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Fostering a productive virtual work environment isn’t easy, but it’s very necessary. Remote work is the wave of the future, with about 3.7 million workers in the U.S. now telecommuting at least half the time. That’s a lot of working from home. At Acceleration…

Increase Employee Productivity With These 5 Fun Office Hacks

You can achieve a simultaneously productive and relaxed environment by giving your employees what they want. An office that is simultaneously relaxed and productive? How does that work? In the corporate world, we’ve long been conditioned to believe that a good work ethic is…

6 Ways to Manage Outsourced Public Content

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When developing a blog for your company, it’s not uncommon to reach out to freelancers or agencies to get some help. So what does a founder do to maintain a consistent tone, vibe and voice of the culture of the company if they turn to outsourcing…

4 Ways to Cope With the Stress of Leadership

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The freedom of being a leader comes with hidden shackles. Whether it’s the ties you feel to your investors or the commitment you feel to your supporters and employees, letting these people down is simply not an option as a startup founder. As a…

5 Ways to Maintain Positive Momentum at Work

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Capitalizing on positive momentum at work takes a conscious effort, day in and day out. You need to make sure your team is feeling it before getting all your work done. However, it can be hard to maintain that positive momentum without a few…

3 Easy Ways to Show Gratitude in the Workplace

In a fast-paced work environment, it’s easy for gratitude to get lost in the momentum of the daily grind. As co-founder of an educational consulting company, I often share this insight with students who are applying to college and reflecting on their academic trajectories,…

4 Ways to Get in Front of Currently Employed Talent

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Finding and retaining the best employees is one of the greatest challenges business leaders and human resources professionals face. Even with 73 million young adults seeking work, businesses around the globe are reporting a shortage of skilled workers. Attracting outstanding applicants is about more…

5 Things to Consider When Committing Your Company to Social Good

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Being committed to social good isn’t just a charity move anymore. With more and more consumers valuing companies that strive for a better world, it’s becoming a necessity to make social good a priority in your business. When properly executed, cause-marketing campaigns not only…

How to Successfully Manage a Millennial Corporate Culture

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By 2020, millennials will constitute roughly 50 percent of the global workforce. Just like the emergence of any other generation, companies will have to deal with a new set of challenges and create a different working environment and culture for their talents. Today, Millennials are inevitably…