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How to Get Out of Your Own Way (And Make Faster Progress Towards Your Goals)

How to get out of your own way (and make faster progress towards your goals) Today’s question comes from a busy professional owner: How do I get out of my own way and make faster progress towards my goals? What are some steps I can take? What you are looking for is a CPS (Career Positioning System). Career Positioning System...

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Can I Start a Business Without Money?

Can I Start a Business Without Money? Today’s question comes from a busy entrepreneur and small business owner: I’ve been unemployed for a few months now. Could I still start a business without money? I’m curious because I’ve read about it but never made a decision. So I do believe that the answer would help me. Without knowing your talents,...

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How to Build an All-Star Team of Employees

How to Build an All-Star Team of Employees Today’s question comes from a busy entrepreneur and small business owner: What do you look for when you’re building an all-star team of employees? Do you seek out those who fit into your company culture, focus on skill sets, or look for enthusiasm? (Or maybe all of the above!) We’re a small...

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When Does Marketing Meet Customer Service?

When Does Marketing Meet Customer Service? Today’s question comes from a busy professional: When does marketing meet customer service? If your marketing and customer service strategies do not meet somewhere, your customers will fall through the gap. Having an understanding of how these two departments come together for the customer experience is critical to delighting your customer throughout their relationship...

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How to Best Leave Your Current Job

Today’s question comes from a busy professional: I’m searching for career expert that will answer this question: “When someone has accepted another position and preparing to leave their current job, what is the best advice you’d give them?” There are several ways or reasons to leave your current job: · New job at same company but different department or location...

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How to make accurate estimates in an Agile environment – Part 3
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How to make accurate estimates in an Agile environment – Part 3

This is the last installment of a 3-Part article regarding a question from a busy SQA Huddle Lead professional: How can we create more accurate estimates in an Agile space? With all our analysts as beginner, in an Agile space, I don’t believe they have been exposed to any concept of “resource estimation” or “test execution rate”, and therefore providing...

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How to make accurate estimates in an Agile environment – Part 2

This is the second installment of a 3-Part article regarding a question from a busy SQA Huddle Lead professional: How can we create more accurate estimates in an Agile space? With all our analysts as beginner, in an Agile space, I don’t believe they have been exposed to any concept of “resource estimation” or “test execution rate”, and therefore providing...

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How to Make Accurate Estimates in an Agile Environment – Part 1

Part 1 Today’s question comes from a busy SQA Huddle Lead professional: How can we create more accurate estimates in an Agile space? With all our analysts as beginner, in an Agile space, I don’t believe they have been exposed to any concept of “resource estimation” or “test execution rate”, and therefore providing a good baseline of “how many TCs...

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How Can We Tackle Multiple Language Issues Within Our Portal?

Today’s question comes from a busy entrepreneur: How can we tackle multiple language issues within our portal? I am currently involved in the management of a B2B platform, eWorldTrade. The problem is that we cannot hire thousands of customer service representatives to deal with the huge number of clients registering everyday belonging to different countries. The problem with most of...

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How can I Grow Business on a Large Scale?

Today’s question comes from a busy entrepreneur: How can I grow my accounting and bookkeeping business on a large scale? . Even though the question is specifically regarding “accounting and bookkeeping” – the answer will work for most other small businesses. “On a large scale” can mean different things to different people. For this article, we will equate “on a...

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