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The ultimate guide to small business goal setting

Goal setting is crucial for the success of any business. You need measurable goals to keep your business moving forward, yet learning how to set the right goals, how to achieve them, and how to track your progress takes practice. To help you steer your business in the right direction, Alyssa Gregory shares here a collection of resources that will "maximize your goal setting process and guide you as you achieve your business goals, from the simplest to the most ambitious goals on your list."...
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What does it take for a startup to achieve product-market fit (PMF?)

 Understanding what product-market fit means for your startup can inspire new ways to create value for your customers and growth for your business. Despite being a common concept in the startup world, it isn't always immediately obvious when you have product market fit. And while it's not the only thing that matters, product-market fit "is arguably the most significant indicator of startup success," writes Emily Bauer. In this blog post, Bauer shares what product-market fit really means, ho...
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Resolutions revisited: 5 steps to reenergize your money life

For many of us, New Year's resolutions are all about creating new habits for self-improvement and living a happier healthier life. However, especially if you struggled to make an early December payday stretch to the end of January, it might be worth revisiting your resolutions to include getting your finances in better shape. Even when your day-to-day finances are running smoothly there may be debts you want to clear or a nest egg you want to start building. Here, financial planner Michael F. Ka...
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How to set clear and actionable goals for your business

Although some businesses can stand still and survive, to really thrive they need to keep moving. And to keep your business moving forward, you need to have goals. By regularly reviewing your progress against defined targets you can assess how well the business is performing and look for opportunities to develop and grow. Yet many business owners struggle with achieving business targets, writes Jennifer Quinn. To help you get clear on the goals you want to prioritize and build good business habit...
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How to get in the zone and be more productive (Infographic)

Many people still consider multitasking a vital skill for boosting your productivity, despite a number of studies showing that it's making you less productive instead. The evidence suggests that constantly switching from one task to another impacts both your ability to focus and the quality of your work. Conversely, when you become fully immersed in what you're doing you're able to accomplish more in less time. To help boost your productivity, here are some top tips for getting into the zon...
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