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Shireen Qudosi

Here Comes CQ: Creative Intelligence Moves in on the IQ, EQ turf

Oct 16 2014, 03:00 AM by

Here Comes CQ: Creative Intelligence Moves in on the IQ, EQ turf We’ve delved into IQ and EQ over the last few months in which entrepreneurs and thought leaders began to realize the importance of emotional intelligence just as much as standard measures of intelligence. The newest intelligence marker is called CQ, and it stands for “creative intelligence.” Creative intelligence is first and foremost about curiosity. Where IQ is about nuts and bolts thinking, and EQ is about understanding people and their motivators, CQ is about ideas. More importantly, there’s one thing creatively intelligent people can do that high IQ and EQ people simply can’t.

Posted in Cool Stuff for Small Businesses

Shireen Qudosi

A Return to Brick and Mortar: Why Entrepreneurs Are Rethinking Storefronts

Oct 15 2014, 03:00 AM by

A Return to Brick and Mortar: Why Entrepreneurs Are Rethinking Storefronts We’ve been rushing to e-commerce to sell our goods when really the time might be ripe to return to the brick and mortar. Entrepreneurs had long since left store fronts in favor of e-commerce once the benefits and versatility of online shopping became clear. E-commerce allowed for a wider net to attract more clients, while also reducing the overhead cost of running a business. However, its drawbacks are something even veteran business owners are realizing might just be costing them business in the long run.

Posted in Cool Stuff for Small Businesses

Andy Shore

Bend Your Ears & Listen to FlexJobs' Sara Sutton Fell

Oct 14 2014, 03:00 AM by

Heart of Business In today's new workforce, many find the need for jobs that leave a little wiggle room. Enter FlexJobs. Sara Sutton Fell was one of those people. When she was pregnant with her first child, she found it difficult to find work that was flexible, legitimate and in-line with her career aspirations. She sought to create a solution and FlexJobs was born (pun intended).

Posted in Benchmark Series & Contests, Heart of Business

Andy Shore

Email Designer v1.1 Is Here!

Oct 13 2014, 03:00 AM by

Email Designer v1.1 We still haven’t gotten over the excitement from the launch of our new email designer. The drag-and-drop email editor has been cranking out more beautiful emails than ever before. We’re not content to sit back and relax and enjoy reading the responsive emails our new email builder creates. No. That’s not Benchmark. We’re already rolling out new improvements to the email designer. We present to you, Email Designer v 1.1.

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Dorothy Le

Marketing Mania: Prince

Oct 10 2014, 03:00 AM by

Marketing Mania What’s in a name? A name is something that gives you an identity, and makes you who you are. However, there are some individuals out there who are so spectacular and well known that they don’t even need a name to go by. Sometimes, they only have to simply referred to as a symbol.

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