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6 Vital Skills Small Business Owners Need to Master

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Running a business is not for the faint of heart or the weary of spirit. In addition to the stamina required to run the race, there are skills that make growing your business a little bit easier.

Recently, HubSpot published a blog titled 9 Agonizing Business Skills You Need to Grit Your Teeth and Learn. It put my brain cells on full throttle to write about the real business skills to master to move your business to the next level.

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Tags: Business Skills Small Business Success Entrepreneurship

Tools to Navigate An Evolving Small Business Environment

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

Some time ago, Fast Company ran an article on the supposed demise of strategic planning in favor of strategic execution – stating that the 3–5 year strategic plans are too cumbersome and outdated.

Undoubtedly, many solopreneurs and small business owners leapt for joy as they read of its hypothetical passing.

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Tags: Business Skills Business Success Business Trends Business Planning

Business Skills You Can Learn From Playing Hay Day

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

My sisters play Hay Day. It’s a popular mobile game where you build and manage your own farm. They frequently chat about what they’re growing, whose horses are running freely on the roads, and who generously shares their supplies. It’s creating a fun, common bond among siblings separated by time and distance. Frankly, I felt left out.

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Tags: Business Skills Best Practices

How to Kill a Deal with a Potential Business Partner

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

I received a notification this morning from my Contact Us page. Yippee! Or, so I thought...until I read what it said...

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Tags: Business Skills

Lifelong Learning: An Essential Ingredient for Entrepreneurs Eyeing Business Growth

Posted by Jackie Nagel, Synnovatia

In my first career as a registered nurse (RN), taking additional courses following graduation was expected. Plus, it was important. Let’s face it—who wants an RN unfamiliar with the latest heart monitoring technology caring for a loved one during a health crisis. Not me! Ongoing learning was so important that it was rewarded with continuing education units (CEUs) often required for re-licensing.

Nurses, of course, aren’t the only professionals bound by the imperative of continuing their education. Attorneys, tax professionals, physicians, and engineers are only a few professions that require ongoing education to maintain their licensure.

And then there are entrepreneurs…

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Tags: Business Skills Entrepreneurship

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