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“Crushing It!” In his 2009 international bestseller “Crush It,” Gary Vaynerchuk insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success. In “Crushing It!,” Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain … Continued

Cost-effective design firm options

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Get creative in meeting design needs You know your job. You have to in order to be in the world of entrepreneurship. Small-business ownership demands that you also learn a few things outside of your specialty like accounting, marketing and a healthy dose … Continued

How to write the job offer letter

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Confirm the final details of any verbal discussions and agreements You’ve offered a job to a candidate; he or she has accepted. Everything is settled then, right? Not so fast. Human resource experts say no offer is official without an employment offer letter … Continued

Succession planning for your small business

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Sooner or later, most people retire. More and more small-business owners are inching closer to retirement age. According to recent statistics from the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than 50 percent of business owners are older than 50. In Iowa, this means at least … Continued