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Are you hesitant to ask people in your network for a favor? Don’t be! These 6 tips will help you learn to ask for what you want.

1. Trust In People’s Generosity

2. Become a Great Connector

3. Ask Twice

4. Know When Not To Ask Twice

5. Don’t Be Attached To The Answer

6. Ask A Question In Return

"If you don’t ask," novelist Nora Roberts says, “the answer is always no.” Use these techniques to help you push past the fear of rejection and strengthen your courage to just ask. What have you got to lose?

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It’s normal for small-business owners to fall out of love with what they do. But you can get that spark back. These 5 tips will help.

1. Get back to your purpose.

2. Reconnect with your immutable laws.

3. Look beyond the money.

4. Look at the impact you’re having on your community.

5. Get to know the impact you have on your employees.

To a large degree, these tactics are about adjusting your perspective—re-centering your mindset to reflect on the reasons you fell in love with your business in the first place

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5 Great Gifts for Travelers 

by Lee Abbamonte, travel blogger  

1. Mobile 2600 mAh Power Charger for iPhoneand USB Devices

2. Scanning Wand and Docking Station

3. Nap Travel Flight Kit

4. iNeed Lumbar Massage Cushion

5. Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Tracker

@LeeAbbamonte is the youngest American to visit every country in the world. He blogs about travel on LeeAbbamonte.com. And is a regular contributor to the American Express Tumblr community. 

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In order to succeed, you must take risks, and sometimes those risks results in rejection. Don’t let that deter you and check out these 7 great tips.

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7 Tips for Handling Rejection 

Via amexopenforum by Bruna Martinuzzi, Author, Presenting with Credibility: Practical Tools and Techniques for Effective Presentations

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It’s time to put aside any reservations you have about hiring veterans. Their skill set, training and experience can be a boon for small businesses.
The challenge for women, whether running their own companies or working for someone else, is to abandon the feeling that we must do it all and must control it all. Learning to identify what is truly meaningful and how to cleverly integrate those desires into the 24 hours we’re allotted in a day is key.

Susan Sobbott, President of American Express OPEN

Instead of struggling to find work-life balance, the better approach is to pursue work-life integration. Here is Susan Sobbott’s advice:

  • Think of yourself as your most important asset and be conscious of how you deploy your energy and time.
  • Reframe how you think about delegating.
  • Make sure there is time for YOU on your must-do list.
Report: Small business sales up 5.2 pct in November as holiday shopping offsets Sandy impact
A report on Wednesday shows that shoppers spent 5.2 percent more at small retailers in November than they did last year. Small businesses even fared better than the industry at large: Total U.S. retail sales increased 4.5 percent for the same period. Read More
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Report: Small business sales up 5.2 pct in November as holiday shopping offsets Sandy impact

A report on Wednesday shows that shoppers spent 5.2 percent more at small retailers in November than they did last year. Small businesses even fared better than the industry at large: Total U.S. retail sales increased 4.5 percent for the same period. Read More

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Would You Sue Over a Bad Yelp Review?Well, someone did. Christopher Dietz, owner of Dietz Development, filed a $750,000 lawsuit after customer—and Dietz’s former high school classmate—Jane Perez gave the company poor marks on Yelp and Angie’s List. Read More
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Would You Sue Over a Bad Yelp Review?

Well, someone did. Christopher Dietz, owner of Dietz Development, filed a $750,000 lawsuit after customer—and Dietz’s former high school classmate—Jane Perez gave the company poor marks on Yelp and Angie’s List. Read More

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5 Ways To Be an Exceptional Leader
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