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ICYMI: October Monthly Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in October? Or just can’t get enough episodes? Say no more – we got you! We’ve rounded up every podcast for easy access and your listening pleasure.
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How to Demonstrate Gratitude: Celebrating & Rewarding Your Team Remotely

A little gratitude goes a long way — especially in the minutiae of the day-to-day. We’ll break down some of the simplest ways to show gratitude for your employees and coworkers.
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Behind the Curtain — BELAY’s Year-End Review

In this episode of the One Next Step podcast, Tricia Sciortino and Lisa Zeeveld walk you through how to conduct a year-end review that focuses not just on financial performance but team performance and organizational culture.  Experience doesn’t make you wiser. Evaluated experience makes you wiser. So they shared a few things you can do on your own or with…
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Becoming A Goal-Digger: Why Busy Business Leaders Need to Set Personal Goals
The Top 3 Metrics Businesses Need to Measure Financial Health
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The Secrets of Businesses That Scale
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12 Things Social Media Managers Wish You Knew
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3 Steps for Building a High-Performing Remote Team
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What’s The Difference Between Bookkeeping & Accounting?

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Utilizing “Small Big Days” for Building Relationships

Logan Wolf is the lead pastor of CrossPoint Church, a multisite ministry with campuses in Provo and Taylorsville, Utah. We are so thrilled to have Logan Wolf as a guest blogger today sharing how his church utilizes "small big days" to build relationships. Logan is the lead pastor of CrossPoint Church, a multisite ministry with campuses in Provo and Taylorsville, Utah.…
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