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5/24/2018

Social media outreach allows small-business owners to reach a wide audience, and David William outlines how to get it right. Consider creating product explainer videos, partnering with influencers and running contests, he writes.

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5/24/2018

Rapidly scaling a family business can be difficult, write Claire Miller and James Waddell. Take the time to review the fundamentals of the organization, be willing to invite non-family members in to help, and be clear on specifics surrounding any changes to be made.

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5/23/2018

Court-ordered wage garnishment can be mystifying for employers that have never dealt with one. Adam Uzialko explains an employer's obligations and options and the procedure involved.

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5/23/2018

Try to take short breaks to be active, like going for a quick walk around the block, author Carson Tate suggests. Practice meditation or deep-breathing exercises instead of staying busy during breaks, and use hourlong breaks to catch up with a friend or colleague, author Maura Thomas recommends.

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5/23/2018

Colorful visual content can help attract visitors to your booth at trade shows, but it's also important to ensure your booth has a focal point you want visitors to key in on, writes Amy Balliett. Try to incorporate graphics, images, videos and other types of media to keep your content from being too text-heavy, she writes.

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5/23/2018

A focus on small improvements can be more manageable and effective than focusing on larger, long-term goals that are hard to break into daily increments, writes David Brock. Micro-improvements encourage regular learning and a purposeful approach while requiring leaders to evaluate their performance in specific areas, Brock writes.

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5/23/2018

Smaller US companies are performing well this year, and the Russell 2000 index is trading at an all-time high after increasing by 7% in 2018. Small companies have been more profitable than larger entities this year, leading to a 40% earnings increase forecast for Russell 2000 companies in 2018.

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5/23/2018

SugarCRM has been updated to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. It joins Salesforce, Microsoft and other customer-relationship management vendors in offering features aimed at GDPR compliance.

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5/23/2018

Zendesk has grouped its customer support tools into the Zendesk Suite, which the company said will save end users money while improving efficiency. The firm has also released its Zendesk Connect customer service platform, which allows businesses to use customer data to respond to inquiries in a personalized manner.

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5/23/2018

Good listeners, as with practitioners of martial arts, need to be in the moment. Cash Nickerson, author of "The Samurai Listener," explains the basic elements of active listening and how they can work for you.

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