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15 Traits of Successful People

What traits help set successful people apart? What makes Steve Jobs or Warren Buffett different from anyone else? Small business owners and entrepreneurs realize success isn’t just luck. Here are some traits of successful people to help you catch a bit of that magic for yourself. 1. They Plan for the Future Looking towards the future is a key trait among successful people, writes Kalen Bruce at Lifehacker.org. Whether it be making a …Read More

10 Stealthy Techniques for Self-Promotion

Marketing is a lot like fishing—some companies cast a wide net to scoop up whatever they can get, while others use bait and wait it out until the right customer takes a nibble. To be successful, you need a combination of both techniques to not only grab a large number of new customers at once, but to also allow new business to continuously trickle in through referrals, word of mouth, …Read More

The Top 5 Trends in Taxes for the Coming Year

As I look back to the 2014 tax trends I discussed, I see that things haven’t changed all that much. In fact, the trends in taxes that I foresaw for 2014 continue to be largely the same for 2015, even though Congress has changed and the economy continues to brighten. 1.    Uncertainty About Tax Reform A change in Congress means new tax committees in both Houses. As the leading Republican on the …Read More

5 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

For many Americans, starting a small business is an exciting experience, and potentially financially rewarding. However, when opening a new company, owners are understandably so focused on getting off the ground that they often overlook some basic considerations that can have a major impact on the company’s value down the road. Below are the five most common mistakes that small business owners make, as seen by individuals who value or …Read More

Fail Much? 7 Reasons Why People Don’t Succeed

Success is relative and defined by our individual goals and accomplishments. Not by comparing ourselves to others or by what others think success is for us. When you look at people who you believe are successful, what do they do and have in common? When you look at your own successes, what are the things you did to accomplish those successes? Our business success is relative to the goals we set for ourselves. …Read More

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