Why finding a mentor is more important now than ever

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It can be more challenging in this era of remote work to find a mentor. But here’s why it’s worth the effort: While many of us are working or studying from home, professional development can be challenging. In many cases, lessons and opportunities have to be self-directed, which can be difficult if you’re just starting out or starting over. One of the quickest paths to success, however, can be to find a mentor to help with the process. Read Full Story

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These Navy SEAL techniques can help you lead and motivate your team

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Keeping your team motivated and aligned is extra challenging during a pandemic. These strategies can help. With many people continuing to work from home during the pandemic, leaders are challenged with finding ways to motivate and bring together remote teams of employees. But it’s never been more important. Isolation and separation can cause stress that negatively impacts health and productivity. Retired Navy SEAL sniper Chris Sajnog, author of The New Rules of Marksmanship , says the strategies he used while leading a team of isolated warriors can help business leaders, too. Read Full Story

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Why introvert leaders excel during a crisis

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It’s no surprise that introverted leaders are more attuned to asking questions, rather than barging in with non-contextualized answers. In crises, many leaders listen less because they believe immediate action is required. Usually, they are acting from a mindset that using techniques associated extroversion is the only way to get ahead. Unfortunately, those leaders often forget that employees, the people actually taking the action, are key to navigating challenges. During the coronavirus pandemic, when many people are working from home and communicating through screens, adopting the traits of an introverted leader can help. Read Full Story

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The 11 Best Dropshipping Tools

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Dropshipping is a popular method for building an e-commerce empire. The challenge is, there are tons of people out there trying to do the same thing. So, how do you get a competitive edge? By using dropshipping tools to get the most out of your dropshipping business. This post covers the basics of dropshipping and the 11 best dropshipping tools to maximize this fulfillment method’s benefits while minimizing the drawbacks. What is Dropshipping? Dropshipping is a fulfillment method that allows e-commerce stores to sell products without storing or maintaining stock. Using the dropshipping model, your store markets a third-party’s (a wholesaler or manufacturer) products. When someone places an order from your site, you buy the product from a third-party, who then sends the product directly to your customer. You don’t have to worry about logistics, and the difference between the price you sell at and the price you buy at …

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How Big Is the Gender Gap Between Men and Women in SEO?

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Posted by NicoleDeLeon To anyone working in SEO, it’s fairly evident that this is a male-dominated industry. Although there are powerful women SEOs in the field (like Moz CEO Sarah Bird, for example), if you glance at a conference speaker lineup or peruse the bylines on search-related blogs, you’ll see that those who identify as female are few and far between. A recent list of the 140 most influential SEOs featured 104 men and just 36 women. So how big is the gender gap? And how does it translate to tangible things like pay and job titles? To find out, we mined the data from our State of SEO 2020 survey , which featured 652 SEOs in 51 countries. Here are some of the things we learned. But first, a mea culpa. If SEOs who identify as women have an uphill climb in this industry, there’s no doubt that female-identifying …

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How to Start a Business

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Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. Starting your own business is the dream, right? It’s also easier than ever, thanks to the golden age of entrepreneurship we currently live in. Almost anybody can start up a business – all you need is a great idea, the right systems, and the drive to see it through. No college degree, huge bank balance, or business experience is needed. Moreover, everything you need to do has been done a million times before. So, even if you’re starting from scratch, you won’t have to waste a single moment wondering what to do next or try to reinvent the wheel. Since you’re already searching for ways to learn about how to start a business, odds are you already have the drive. What you need is how to start building your …

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5 ways to ask your boss for more flexibility at work

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Flexibility can take many forms, but what is unambigous is the engagement and fulfillment employees feel from expanded options. Despite the many challenges of the pandemic, there are still plenty reasons to be optimistic about work after the pandemic. Before the dramatic changes of the coronavirus, many businesses insisted working at an office workstation every day was the only way to ensure accountability and performance. But lockdowns and the necessity for work-from-home strategies have forced companies to rethink and reconsider how work happens and how much flexibility they can afford employees. Read Full Story

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10 SaaS Tools For Sales

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There’s no disputing the growth in the software as a service (SaaS) sector. The SaaS market is growing at 18% a year , and by 2021 the mobile SaaS industry is forecast to be worth $7.4 billion. That’s great news for software as a service companies and marketers who depend on SaaS sales tools. Using SaaS sales tools can help you maintain customer communication, effectively manage your customer base, oversee your team, and reach prospects in a more effortless way than ever before. However, there are so many SaaS sales tools available it’s hard to narrow down the choices. Let’s review some of the options. What Are SaaS Sales Tools? SaaS sales tools help companies function , manage their schedules, optimize their conversions, and keep their teams updated. Users of SaaS software download their cloud-based apps for business use. However, when you use SaaS tools, you don’t own the software …

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