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The Richest People in History

The 30 Richest People of All Time

Every year Forbes publishes the richest 500 people in the world. Bill Gates has consistently topped that list until Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, became the first person to top $100 billion in early 2018. According to the Forbes’ Richest People in the World” 2019 list, Bezos was worth $131 billion. To put this in […]
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SMART Ways to Avoid Burnout

4 SMART Ways to Avoid Professional Burnout

Being a successful entrepreneur takes hard work. There’s always plenty to do, and the competition isn’t going to cut you any slack. As entrepreneurs in today’s fast-paced workplace, many have experienced burnout throughout their professions. Detecting warning signs of burnout is difficult because everyone is different. It can be hard to recognize it until it […]
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SMART Ways To Boost Your Productivity Now

Being productive isn’t about getting a lot of work done. It is about “doing the right things right.” In other words, you are doing the most effective thing (the right thing) efficiently as possible (doing it right). That is what true productivity is. Being productive is important as it helps you reach your goals faster. […]
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Best SMART Apps for Small Businesses

The Best SMART Business Apps for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, we have to wear many hats: operations, marketing, finance, bookkeeping, customer service, the list goes on and on. Thankfully we are in an age where we can leverage technology to make our lives much easier. For example, when looking at fleet rental services from Flex Fleet, there is a blog […]
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SMART Business Skills You Need in the Workplace

In today’s business world, the big no longer beat the small, it is the fast that beat the slow. Being fast and adapting to the needs of the marketplace requires having and continually developing SMART skills your business needs. Having a great business idea and the necessary capital doesn’t mean you will automatically become successful. […]
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SMART New Year’s Resolutions for Your Small Business

Many individuals create New Year’s Resolutions to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life. Your business should be no different. The end of the year is a good time to reflect on your business’s progress the past year and start planning on where you want to take your business this upcoming year. Whether you want […]
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MOOCs: Free Online Education With Elite Universities

Looking to invest in yourself and your education? You may be apprehensive of taking out student loans and finding the time and commitment to get a full-time degree. Fortunately, in today’s digital age, you don’t need to go back to a traditional academic setting to get world-class training and education. You can gain access to free […]
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Why Every SMART Leader Needs to Continue Learning

You don’t become a successful leader overnight. Truly great leaders, those who are able to make a difference in the organizations they lead, understand the importance of learning. They focus on their own personal and professional development. They are passionate about self-improvement and how the right type of education can make a difference. They understand […]
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How not to Suck as a Company Executive Officer

Executive Summary The Company Commander (CO) focuses on leading the company and setting the unit’s vision. The Executive Officer (XO) and First Sergeant (1SG) focuses on executing that vision. The XO is not a command position, it is an administrative staff position. The XO must focus on and intimately know the details of company’s readiness. […]
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