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5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Starting an Online Retail Business

By Dean Burgess 5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Starting an Online Retail Business   If you’ve been looking for the perfect side hustle or small business, you should consider opening an online store. Unlike traditional brick-and-mortar retail setups, getting started with an eCommerce business is super simple, and super affordable. You don’t have to worry about rent and you don’t have to work set hours when you run your own online business. All you need to worry about are the following decisions and tips to help that business run smoothly. Use Self-Serve Products to Set Up a Basic
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Cultural Competence: Inability or Unwillingness?

By Dr. Ronald Harris Parker Cultural Competence: Inability or Unwillingness?   Management has two sets of workforce problems, those of today and those of tomorrow. Today’s problems stem from having a management group, the “old boy” network, overseeing a group of people (the other group) who are racially, ethnically and culturally different. Tomorrow’s problem is that the workforce will become more racially, ethnically and culturally diverse than it is today. With a growing LGBT community, the issue becomes even more profound. This phenomenon is a problem because successful management today and tomorrow will require that managers possess cultural competence. Cultural competence
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Without Humanity, Belonging and Process, sustainability of a corporation is questionable

By Dawn Fitch-Mitchell  Without Humanity, Belonging and Process, sustainability of a corporation is questionable   Diversity and Inclusion efforts even at the basic standard should be immersed into the business’s core values, not just be a basic program check mark.   Humanity and Belonging are actions of respect are now measurements with value.  If they are not fused into your business strategy, your organization will be fighting an uphill battle to gain the respect of future talent and leaders.  Millennials and minorities are committing to your brand and choosing employment opportunities based on your organization’s visibility of inclusion actions and acceptance
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The Importance of Building Collaborative Networks at Work

By Julia E Hubbel The Importance of Building Collaborative Networks at Work   In a world where Facebook rules, Instagram proffers lies about our perfect lives, and the promise of connectedness through social media is singularly isolating, there is still one great truth about work success. Human networks. Let’s be clear here. I’m not talking about how many so-called “friends” you have through your social media outlets. How many folks you pepper with emails when the report is late. This is that set of both internal and external connections that we nurture over time, provide value to, allow to support us and
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Lessons Learned for the New Veteran Entrepreneur

By Greg Jenkins Lessons Learned for the New Veteran Entrepreneur   There are a number of business considerations for any new Veteran Entrepreneur.  As a fellow Veteran Entrepreneur, I fully expected and anticipated a few considerations prior to striking out on my own, but I quickly found myself learning other things through discovery, mistakes and hard lessons.  My goal here is to share with you some of my lessons learned and best practices so you may avoid some of the mistakes I made along the way.   WHY ARE YOU STARTING A BUSINESS? So first of all, what is your
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