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5/24/2018

The departure of a valued employee is a reminder to perfect your processes, develop contingency plans and create a culture focused on learning, entrepreneurs say. "People will get bored if they are simply doing the same thing over and over again," notes Jared Atchison of WPForms.

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5/24/2018

Sales teams can't afford to stagnate as strategies must be regularly tweaked to foster improved results, writes David Brock. "We have to constantly look at innovating and changing -- otherwise, ultimately, what has always worked no longer works," Brock writes.

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David Brock
5/24/2018

Top sales representatives are able to drive opportunities and account growth while uncovering the needs of potential buyers, according to a RAIN Group Center for Sales Research study. Meanwhile, time management and the ability to inspire buyers with ideas were determined to be less important sales skills, the study found.

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RAIN Group Sales Blog
5/24/2018

The US has been ranked the world's most competitive economy by the IMD World Competitiveness Center. Brisk economic growth and a culture of scientific and technological innovation helped the US take the top spot from Hong Kong, according to the Swiss group.

5/24/2018

Millions of Americans are still struggling financially despite a healthy US economy, according to Federal Reserve data. The data show more than 20% of adults can't pay their monthly bills in full and 4 in 10 adults wouldn't be able to cover a $400 emergency expense without help.

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5/24/2018

Adobe will merge the Magento Commerce Cloud into its Adobe Experience Cloud after purchasing Magento Commerce for $1.68 billion. The move will add digital commerce enablement and other features to the Adobe Experience Cloud.

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DestinationCRM
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5/24/2018

Companies should prepare to automate personal data discovery work while complying with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation ahead of the effective date of May 25, writes Roland Bullivant. If manual investigation and documentation searches aren't sufficient for data discovery, companies should take steps to source external consultants or hire technical tool specialists to assist, Bullivant writes.

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ITProPortal (UK)
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EU
5/24/2018

Personal credit card debt need not be a prohibitive barrier to aspiring entrepreneurs. Writing from experience, Daniel Wesley outlines tactics to get a handle on your personal finances, including getting tax advice and consolidating debt when doing so is appropriate.

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Due Payments Blog
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5/24/2018

Social media can be a highly effective way to get the word out about your upcoming business events. Niki Lancaster shows how it's done, beginning with identifying the best platform for your purpose and creating an event hashtag.

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Social Media Examiner
5/24/2018

Empathy requires a good deal more than simple generosity or kindness. Empathy can be learned and practiced, writes Michael Ventura, who describes several archetypal styles.

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Fast Company online