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Should You Ditch That Nightmare Client?

Business News Daily: Dropping a client isn’t a decision to be made lightly or hastily — a business relationship with a paying customer should be ended only if it’s actively hurting your company. Dynamit founder Matt Dopkiss weighed in on questions to ask to determine if you need to reconsider working with a particular client.

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5 tips to really master the technical sales pitch

Upstart Business Journal: Just because your product or company has a technical focus doesn’t mean you should always talk about it in a high-tech way. Aver Informatics VP Mike King shares tips to do a better job of selling your product without losing your audience.

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How Women Are Trailblazing The Future Of Work Culture

Business2Community: Thousands of women across the world are jumping ship to escape from the corporate world. They may have different motivations for the switch, but this shift evinces a considerable change in the traditional work culture. Thankfully there are some incredible initiatives geared at supporting women entrepreneurs, including Hello Fearless.

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One year after fire destroyed its home, office retailer looking at downtown, Short North for new store

Columbus Business First: A year after fire destroyed its downtown store, Robert Mason Co. is ready to set up shop again. The Columbus-based office supply retailer landed a pair of new investors and advisers in developer Brett Kaufman and Jeffrey G. Wilkins, son of CompuServe Corp. founder and serial entrepreneur Jeff Wilkins, who are expected to help land it a brick-and-mortar store and spur online growth. Read the full story.

Additional coverage: The Metropreneur, ColumbusUnderground.com, Columbus City and PressCapital Style

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Hello Fearless Founder Sara Davidson On Women In Business And The Quickest Way To Cash

YFS Magazine: In the latest installment of “Savvy Startups,” a series highlighting the personal and professional journeys of some of the most dynamic entrepreneurs, YFS Magazine spoke with Hello Fearless co-founder Sara Davidson about the company’s future, the gender gap in entrepreneurship, and how women can tackle challenges and overcome their fears in order to find success.

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7 Ways to Let Go of Your Fears

Levo League: There is no one universal, prescribed, or guaranteed way to work through anxieties, but what is certain, is that fear inhibits many of us from doing our best work. But, when we work through those fears — by facing them, letting them go, using them to motivate us, or putting a positive spin on them — we can flourish professionally. Levo League asked seven women to share what strategies they used to move past their fears, including Hello Fearless co-founder Sara Davidson:

“To overcome our fears, we must first understand them and why they control us. Once I identified my fear of failure, I was able to confront it through ‘what if’ scenarios. It turns out the answer to ‘what would happen if I fail’ was a lot less scary and more manageable than the answer to ‘what would happen if I do nothing.’ And the answer to ‘what would happen if I succeed’ was too enticing to ignore. I kept these things in mind as I launched my business, and was able to reframe my mindset to stay excited and optimistic. Instead of controlling my decisions, fear fueled my success.

See fear as an opportunity, as fuel, as a muscle that must be flexed. When coupled with the right perspective, fear is the single best motivator. It sheds light on our desires, what we need to work on, and what we need to move through in order to take action. Entrepreneurs appear to be fearless because they recognize their anxieties and leverage them as fuel to drive them further, farther, faster.”

 

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4 Strategies for Making Your Social Enterprise Stand Out From the Crowd

Entrepreneur: Though social enterprises often tackle diverse issues and function under a variety of business models, they face a very similar set of challenges, including one in particular: With the growing number of businesses adopting practices that promote social good, how can we differentiate ourselves, ensuring our missions and impacts stand out from the crowd? In her latest column, UChic’s Christie Garton shared four key ways to make sure your social impact gets noticed.

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Must-Have Tech Picks From Heather Whaling

Verizon Midwest: The “ah-ha” moment that inspired Heather to start exploring how technology could lead to more meaningful PR results? A virtual food drive (powered by Twitter, circa 2008) to help a homeless shelter feed hundreds of families in need. Verizon’s Midwest area blog interviewed Heather for the full story, plus her must-have tech and apps.

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Facing data integration demands

Healthcare IT News: The healthcare industry is naturally rich with data — clinical, patient, claim, hospital system, financial, pharmacy and, most recently, data from wearable technology. It’s clear that analyzing this data collectively can drastically improve patient care and both clinical and financial outcomes, but how to actually collect, read, integrate, understand and leverage the data remains a broken process.

Where can the industry improve when it comes to integrating data? In his latest column, Aver Informatics’ IT Director Matt McElheny says to rethink the approach to data integration by first integrating teams, integrating concepts and integrating technologies.

 

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Hot Shot’s Secret Developer Lubrication Specialties Inc. Introduces ‘Diagnose Your Diesel’ At Mid-America Trucking Show

Counterman magazine shared the details of Lubrication Specialties Inc.’s new interactive tool, “Diagnose Your Diesel.”

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