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Advice for First-Time Managers

Advice for First-Time Managers

Becoming a manager for the first time is a transformational experience. It changes the way others look at you, as well as how you look at yourself. With new responsibilities that focus more around leadership and less around personal production, your first foray into management means you will have to guide your team and redefine personal relationships while you cope with emotions of your own and the people you now lead.

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Managing Your Business' Finances

Advice for Managing Your Business’ Finances

Well-managed business finances provide an easy snapshot for potential investors, partners, and donors while also providing a mirror from which to glean what is working and what is not and where to prioritize resource allocation. Both of these aspects are important to any business but especially to entrepreneurs on the iterative path of innovation and experimentation, growth-seeking, and future planning.

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Online Reputation Management

Protecting the Online Reputation of Your Business

You are looking for a pet care service for your dog for your upcoming business travel. A flyer shows up in your mailbox announcing that “the best pet sitting service in town” is just three and a half miles away. As the adorable puppy photo and promising headline catches your eye, you stand at the end of your driveway scanning the price lists and amenities. Then your neighbor passes by and can’t help but notice the bright flyer you are holding and say, “Do not go to that place. I brought our Prima there last year and it was filthy, and they gave her the wrong food the whole time.” You would probably put that flyer into your trashcan.

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