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Ah, the Panama Papers. It's the kind of information leak that has corrupt politicians shaking in their boots. Especially if someone's name appears on the list who has previously taken a stand against tax avoidance. One critic is quoted as saying: "It is the height of cynicism to open offshore companies at a time when hundreds of our soldiers are dying." I'm going to slot this whole thing on my list of bad ideas, along with one of the worst biz ideas I've come across lately. You can hear what I mean on this podcast: http://bizdevshots.com/podcast-assassinating-a-bad-business-idea/ Here's to making good long term decisions, Matt Hardy BizDevShots Podcast BossInternetMarketing.com

 
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In this episode, we look into how you can not only compensate for your weaknesses, but turn them into a strength.


 
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Over the years of working with small businesses, I've found a number of common issues. One of the biggest complaints I've heard is: "you can't get good people anymore." Maybe you've heard this lament before. Maybe you've said it yourself. And while on the surface it can be true, I'd say 80% of the time it misses the mark. Most often what I've found is that the employees don't have any sort of job description. Without a job description and a list of duties that are needed to be done, neither the owner or employee knows what they are responsible for. And with a competent employee, this often results in an excited boss shifting into "delegation mode" and piling on more and more work. When I questioned one owner about this, she said "didn't think it was a big deal." After I got her to write out all the employee's current job duties and saw the size of the list, she quickly realized why her employee was making mistakes and things...

 
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It's what everybody tries to avoid. It's often what we complain about most. And that is: having to do things we don't want to do. Whether it's having to do a certain kind of work, firing someone, or avoiding conflict, there are certain things that just have to get done in order for your business to continue to grow. But what if you don't want to do them? Or - even more troubling - what if you can't do them without ruining your reputation? Well, if that's what you're facing, we've got the answer in our latest podcast: http://bizdevshots.com/podcast-why-everybody-needs-a-vladimir-putin/ Here's to getting things done without getting your hands dirty, Matt Hardy BizDevShots Podcast BossInternetMarketing.com


 
 
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I read about a Swedish project that is trying to convert people's under-utilized homes into temporary co-working spaces, available to freelancers for free. So, if you were to do this, you would have people who are unable/unwilling to pay for office space using your home. They could use THEIR OWN home, but they just don't want to. How well do you think you would get along with these people? Do you think they would be incredibly hard-working and focused? Or would they just goof off and distract everyone else as they don't have any overhead or investment to worry about? I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that you should probably check with your wife before you quit your day job to become a freelancer who opens up your home to other freelancers looking for free working spaces. I'm not against charity, but if it's business-related you need to have and follow a plan to profit. Here's the solution: http://bizdevshot...

 
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You hear it all the time - "I got ripped off." Everytime you turn on the TV, it seems there's always someone who is battling fraud The other day I overheard someone talking about how they were getting their house renovated. Everything started out great. The guy he met with was super-professional and gave them a reasonable estimate for the work to be done. They signed a check to get started and waited. When the crew did finally show up - it was a group of young kids. The guy they talked to at the start was nowhere to be found. Workers showed up around 10 AM, and then took a half hour coffee break at 10:30. Lunch was at noon and lasted 1.5 hours. And they wrapped up and left around 3 o'clock. If that wasn't bad enough, every time the guy spoke to the workers, they told him there were going to be all sorts of extra charges. Needless to say the project was almost double the original budget and at this ...

 
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Don't be alarmed - it's just the symphony of psychology and Trump leads the orchestra. How Trump rules the branding world & how you can follow in his footsteps. GDFR - FloRida