Aug. 13, 2018: This Week's Best Business-Building Articles

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Aug. 13, 2018—To better assist shop owners with their production management, marketing tactics and leadership styles, Ratchet+Wrench has compiled a short list of essential business-building material from some of its favorite sources.


The Most Creative People in Business 2018 — Fast Company

The 100 visionary leaders you’ll read about here hail from a wide range of fields. Each person has accomplished something truly novel over the past year that is having an impact on an entire industry. Here's how Fast Company chose them.


Apply These 20 Local Marketing Strategies to Improve Your Small Business Revenue — Small Business Trends

An enormous 85 percent of business owners depend on word-of-mouth referrals, showing just how crucial it is to reach customers in your local area. Local marketing strategies are slightly different to the techniques and methods you’ll use for general marketing, as you’re working hard to find, reach, engage and appeal to local customers specifically.


Developing a Winning Work-Culture and Building a Cohesive Team — Practice Business

In a busy work environment managing and motivating your team to success, while juggling all other elements of your role, can be difficult. Chris Dyer, author of The Power of Company Culture, analyses how to carry your team to victory by developing a winning work-culture and building a cohesive team driven by your power hitters


3 Ways Leadership Has Kept Best Buy Standing Tall While Its Competitors Fell — Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs can learn a lot from how Best Buy rebounded after nearly closing its doors during the 2008 recession.

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