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4 Ways Six Sigma Can Increase Overall Productivity

Motorola developed Six Sigma, a strategy that allows manufacturers to create products that are 99.9999998 percent defect free, in 1981. However, it wasn’t until the mid-1990s that the strategy was popularized and mainstreamed by General. There is no exact protocol behind the concept, but Six Sigma instead is a collection of tools, resources, and strategies […]

10 Email Marketing Lessons from Successful Small Businesses

Original post by Ryan Pinkham via constantcontact Here at Constant Contact, we never miss a chance to celebrate the success of our customers. Their success is not only an inspiration to us, but it’s also an opportunity to teach and inspire other business owners who are looking for new ways to do more business. As we move into the […]

Why Your Business Should Get in on the Gamification Trend

Original post by Jason Ankeny via Entrepreneur The Cut & Color Room doesn’t split hairs: The snootiness and arrogance so prevalent across rival salons have no place here. “Our specialty is a no-attitude environment,” says Jeff Morris, co-owner of the Orlando, Fla.-based business. “Other salons can make customers feel self-conscious. But everyone on our staff is so […]

10 Resources to Help You Market Your Small Business in 2014

Original post by Ryan Pinkham via ConstantContact If you’ve ever looked online for resources to help you market your business, you know that there’s no shortage of people willing to offer their advice. You’re probably also aware that finding the right answer to your particular marketing dilemma isn’t always as easy as it looks. This is a problem […]

Be Part Of Our $100,000+ Big Idea Competition

Original post by Elance Got an amazing new idea for your startup, or brilliant thoughts on a fresh new market to expand into? Or perhaps if you’re an established business, an awesome notion on how to grow your existing business? If so enter our Big Idea Competition and compete for $110,000 in prizes, plus a chance to […]