Small Business Lessons From Top French Chefs

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Small business lessons were everywhere during a recent culinary tour of Paris and environs – as common, in fact, as butter, eggs and truffles! Despite a flagging economy, it’s hard to get a reservation at restaurants in France with Michelin Stars and hefty price tags. Taking notes, between delicious bites, I uncovered 8 great ways to […]

McKinley Marketing on 20 Years of Success

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Co-founder shares advice from success story “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs McKinley Marketing came to life 20 years ago and, like every business, grew from humble beginnings, watered and fed nearly every waking hour from the blood and sweat of a few dedicated entrepreneurs. Michelle […]

From Freelancer to Entrepreneur

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Freelancing is a great avenue for those with specialized skills who crave to leave the days of offices and bosses behind. Freelancing and entrepreneurship share many core qualities: The freedom; the flexibility; the unstableness; the strange hours. At first glance, it’s hard to tell the difference between the two. Say you’ve been freelancing for a […]

Swimming in Business Ideas

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Our clients – overworked entrepreneurs trying to make a reasonable income while maintaining growth and profitability – are full of business ideas. They come up with new products and services, new markets and new strategies monthly, weekly and, sometimes, daily. They also seek opportunities for brainstorming ideas with mentors and peer groups. Their energy is […]

Start the New Year Mindfully

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By Cynthia Flanders, Manage Fearlessly There’s a reason companies like General Mills, Goldman Sachs and Google have incorporated a mindfulness practice into their workplace. According to a Towers & Watson study, “almost six out of 10 (57%) of employees who claimed to be experiencing high stress levels also reported that they felt disengaged.” High levels of stress not only result in […]