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This is a guest blog written by Rose McKinney, APR. Ms. McKinney is the founder of Pineapple RM, a Minneapolis-based communications firm focused on reputation management.Ms. McKinney can be reached via email at rose@pineapplerm.com or by telephone at 612.616.1529. You can view her company’s website at http://pineapplerm.com. Brand Outcomes – A...
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As business leaders, we have to constantly adapt and evolve to our surroundings. One way that we can evaluate our processes and reconsider how we do things is to ask ourselves questions. Calhoun Companies has been asking President Andy Kocemba 100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask, an article published in...
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This is a guest blog written by Rose McKinney, APR. Ms. McKinney is the founder of Pineapple RM, a Minneapolis-based communications firm focused on reputation management. Ms. McKinney can be reached via email at rose@pineapplerm.com or by telephone at 612.616.1529. You can view her company’s website at http://pineapplerm.com. The Brand Process –...
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Recently, Inc. magazine published 100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask. In the article, business leaders like Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh and others share the questions you should be asking to improve your company. Companies and businesses are built on a foundation of mission, vision, and values. What makes...
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Calhoun Companies is excited to announce a three-part blog series, written by Rose McKinney, APR. Ms. McKinney is the founder of Pineapple RM, a Minneapolis-based communications firm focused on reputation management. Prior to starting the agency, Ms. McKinney was the president of Risdall McKinney Public Relations. She is a recipient of...
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Even the best and most successful business leaders start at the same place – with an idea and a work ethic. Imagine if you could get advice from some of those business leaders. What advice would you ask them? Better yet, what would they ask you? Inc. magazine recently published an...
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Tax Season Fodder

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With April 15 - tax day - firmly placed in our rearview mirror, we thought it would be fun to highlight what small business owners could be doing with the time they spend filing their taxes.  After all, the paperwork associated with tax season is an administrative burden that takes an...
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Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. According to the Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and small businesses create about two out of every three new jobs in the United States each year.  To recognize the critical contributions...
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Three Traits Needed to Lead Your Company

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It should come as no surprise that the ability to lead is required to run a successful company.  Of course, the type of leadership employed depends on the organization's specific needs. Whether it's "inspirational leadership," "leadership in a non-authoritative way," "take-charge leadership" or "ethical leadership," each leadership type serves a purpose...
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Last week, financial website NerdWallet revealed the top 10 cities for women entrepreneurs, and Minneapolis landed at spot number four.  How did they come to this conclustion?  They looked at indicators such as, education levels and unemployment rates, how "business friendly" a city is in general, how many businesses are owned...
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