Joe Neely

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Businesses

15 Marketing KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) You Should Measure in 2018

As you manage your business’ growth in 2018, pay attention to these 15 marketing KPIs.
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Businesses

7 Sales KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) You Should Measure in 2018

As a business manager/entrepreneur, you understand the value of sales KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). In this article, I’ll highlight seven KPIs for managing your sales team.
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Businesses

How to Write and Execute a Business Plan in 29 Actionable Steps

As a business owner/manager, you use your business plan every day. 
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Businesses

5 Key Constituents of an Effective Business Growth Strategy

As an entrepreneur/corporate manager, you know you have to keep improving your business growth strategy.
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Businesses

9 Key Business Metrics to Keep an Eye on in 2018

You swim in a sea of data – but which key business metrics matter the most in 2018?
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Businesses

7 Best Freelance Websites to Find and Outsource Work In 2018

Today’s best freelance websites allow clients and freelancers to meet in a safe space, negotiate expectations with a safety net, and conduct transactions via an escrow service.
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Productivity

9 Bulletproof Self-Improvement Techniques for 2018

Which self-improvement techniques will make a noticeable difference in your work output? How can you work on yourself in ways that increase your personal productivity? Are you using (or even aware of) the best self-growth techniques for bettering yourself as a professional?
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Teams

Top 9 Benefits of Cross-Functional Teams

Team leads, managers, entrepreneurs know cross-functional teams mean greater productivity and creativity.
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Businesses

Find the Best Digital Marketing Consultant in 9 Actionable Steps

If you need more web traffic and you’ve exhausted your personal knowledge and your team’s expertise, you need a digital marketing consultant.
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Businesses

21+ Best Payment Gateways for Small Businesses

As a manager/entrepreneur, you seek out every opportunity to decrease expenses, including the best payment gateways.
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Businesses

Top 10 Best Jobs for Introverts

Do you do your best work with headphones on, blocking out the noise and clamour of the busy social world – and do you want to indulge in one of the best jobs for introverts?
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Businesses

How to Create a Bulletproof Financial Model in 7 Easy Steps

Entrepreneurs and small business owners (like you) know financial models for startups don’t just make good business sense.
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Teams

9 Tips on Dealing with Poor Performance in Your Team

Handling poor performance in your team members means mastering performance management.
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Businesses

Top 23 Must-Read Project Management Books for New Managers

You can find a wealth of project management books on today’s retail and virtual shelves. But, how do you sort through the stacks and find the information that applies to your situation?
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Businesses

Top 7 Killer Elevator Pitch Examples

Make short, sharp, and on-the-spot presentations by modeling your presentations after these elevator pitch examples.

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Teams

9 Secrets to Effective Communication in the Workplace

Management experts know proper communication in the workplace can lead to massive savings and a host of other benefits.
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Businesses

7 Startup Marketing Tips for Kickstarting Your Business

Startup marketing can make or break your small business. In today’s varied and ever-changing digital marketing landscape, you must cast a broad net and take advantage of all your options.
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Businesses

10 Steps to Licensing a Product or Service

Licensing a product or service idea to an established manufacturer / distributor can save you many headaches.
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Teams

10 Most Effective Conflict Resolution Tips for the Workplace

Workplaces run on one thing: caffeine—wait, no, I mean drama; for this reason, you must have proper conflict resolution in the workplace.
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Productivity

13 Best Office Plants to Boost Workplace Productivity

Office plants matter, just like team-building games and other staff morale strategies.
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Teams

15+ Best Gifts for Employees (That Will Not Blow Your Budget)

This year, choose holiday gifts for employees that demonstrate your awareness of your team members’ real needs and desires.
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Businesses

9 Surefire Ways to Negotiate a Raise with Clients

Congratulate yourself on reaching this freelancing milestone: you’ve created a thriving business but don’t know how to negotiate a raise.
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Teams

11 Most Effective Executive Decision-Making Styles

What decision-making styles best describe your work personality? Are you a Gut Reactor who needs to be more of a Consensus Builder? Do you find yourself playing the Passive Drone when you’d rather be an Adventure Junkie?
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Businesses

Foreign Transaction Fees: 9 Things You Must Know Before Traveling

Many U.S. freelancers and online professionals dream of traveling and working overseas – but rarely plan for foreign transaction fees.
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Businesses

What is Good Customer Service?

Every company says they provide the best customer service, but what is good customer service? What does customer service mean to you? More importantly, what does it mean to your customers?
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Businesses

13 Things You Need to Know About LLC Taxes

To make the most of the protections LLCs offer business owners, you must have a thorough grounding in LLC taxes. With these basics under your belt, you can ask the right questions – and understand your experts’ answers.
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Productivity

How to Increase Your Productivity with the Eisenhower Matrix

Time management gurus extoll the virtues of the Eisenhower Matrix for cutting through the mess and getting to the heart of the matter. If you want a clear and effective method for improving your decision-making prowess, look no further.
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Teams

How to Foster Innovation and Creativity in the Workplace

Creativity in the workplace doesn’t just mean greater efficiency and innovation. It means increased bonding, teamwork, and talent retention.
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Businesses

7 Socially Responsible Companies and What You Can Learn from Them

Socially responsible companies rule the roost – especially in the growing millennial demographic.
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Teams

Contract vs. Full-Time Employees: How to Make the Right Decision

Today’s business leaders eventually all end up facing the contractor vs. full-time employee dilemma.
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Productivity

Improving Active Listening Skills at the Workplace

Active listening skills in the workplace can increase productivity, facilitate a healthy workplace culture, prevent mistakes, and avoid misunderstandings.
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Teams

13 Most Effective Problem-Solving Strategies in the Workplace

The right problem-solving strategies can make the difference between putting a challenge behind you and wallowing in an endemic issue.
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Productivity

12 Email Management Tips to Keep Your Inbox Organized

My email inbox is always neat and tidy. But I wasn’t always this organized – I had to learn the following email management tips and techniques first.
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Teams

How to Set Up a Project Calendar

Project calendars matter! As an experienced project manager, you know your team members need 24/7 (and updated) access to their project management timeline.
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Teams

Flow State at Work: Get into the Zone in 7 Steps and Be More Productive

When psychologists and productivity experts talk about flow state, they mean the exciting feeling of being in the zone.
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Teams

Pros and Cons of Flextime Work Options

Flexibility—and flextime work options matter more and more in the modern workplace.
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Teams

13 Brainstorming Techniques for Kickstarting Projects

Meetings. Brainstorming sessions. They can go well – or be so boring and unproductive!
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Fun

5 Creative Out-of-Office Messages and How to Set Them Up

No in-office practice embodies the balance between fun and formal workspace culture quite like the out-of-office message.
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Teams

6 Types of Management Styles for Effective Leadership

With so many types of management styles to choose from, you can (and should) revel in the many leadership styles at your disposal.