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Moving Away From Fear

Norman Bodek | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Norman Bodek

People fear not having enough money, or enough food, or they feel unloved, or they are afraid of having pain, or getting sick, or being fired, or just not being good enough. They might be afraid of their parents, their teachers, their neighbors, etc. All are unnecessary baggage to be dropped.

Speak Up! The Importance of Joining the Conversation and Asking for What You Want

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Rebekah Bastian

Sharing ideas, jumping into debates, and asking for what you want professionally can be scary. But speaking up in these situations is so important, especially in fast-moving tech companies where decisions are often made quickly and opportunities are given to those who show eagerness.

Are You the Shark in the Pond? It's Time to Find a Bigger Pond

Jeffrey Hayzlett | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Hayzlett

Whether you've been in business for 10 days or 10 years, whether you've got $10,000 in revenue or $10 billion in revenue, there will be competition in whatever pond you're in. As the pond starts to fill up, even if you're at the top, someone or something is gaining on you to knock you from your perch.

How Star Wars Stays Relevant Across Generations (and Why You Need to Toss Out Stereotypes Based on Age)

Rob Tarkoff | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Rob Tarkoff

I took some time over the holidays to see the new Star Wars movie with my family, and regardless of age, everybody loved it -- myself, my teenage children, even the younger nieces and nephews in our group. This was no surprise.

How to Win in Business? Be Open to Change

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

Early in my career, when I was really entrenched working at Wine Library, my dad pulled me aside and said something that I thought was curious. He said, "You're always changing your mind."

How to Know Your Brand's Content Personality (And Why it Matters)

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Ever meet someone who you instantly liked, even though you hardly knew anything about them? Or what about the other way around? Got introduced to someone and felt an irrational feeling of dislike for no apparent reason?

All Hands On Deck: Peter Boni's Perfect Playbook for Business Leaders

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.17.2015 | Books
Steve Mariotti

Boni's strategy draws not only on his hugely successful four-decade career rescuing and repositioning shipwrecked organizations, but also on his love of sailing.

Act As If You're Successful and You Will Be!

Cailen Ascher | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Cailen Ascher

As women entrepreneurs, we sometimes can get stuck in this place of thinking that we need to have certain level of success in order to have "permission" to do things like email an influencer, raise our prices, take a vacation or invest in ourselves or our business.

5 Ways to Reinvent Your Business Without Feeling Like a Failure

Cailen Ascher | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Cailen Ascher

I'm a serial entrepreneur. Well, actually a recovered serial entrepreneur. For 7 years I searched for my thing. My purpose-full business idea that ...

Simplify Your Writing to Attract More Business

Irina Jordan | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Irina Jordan

Compelling writing captures readers' attention. It is clear, concise and flows very smoothly. Use these tips to simplify your writing and attract high quality leads (especially the elusive Internet ones!).

How to Build Your Network - Retro Style

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Joanne Tombrakos

Of course once you start talking you're no longer strangers. You find your commonalities. You learn things. Maybe you make a new friend or business contact. Maybe it is just a moment.

Fewer, Bigger, Better: A Lesson in Time Management

David Simnick | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
David Simnick

I often make the analogy that starting a company is like being a Roomba (that robot vacuum that zooms across your floors), because the robot often hits the walls and has to course-correct constantly to achieve its cleaning objective.

The TAO of Tennis

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allen Vaysberg

Life is sports and sports is life. While most of us will never be competing under the bright lights of the biggest arenas, we have imaged ourselves...

How to Convert Internet Leads

Irina Jordan | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Irina Jordan

You can successfully connect and convert Internet leads if done properly. Pick up your phone and call them after you connect with them in a meaningful way via their preferred method of contact -- be it email, text or phone.

Scaling From Scratch

David Simnick | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
David Simnick

If you Google "Scaling a Company", you'll get over 43 million hits on the subject. There are so many voices advising on how to take a start up past proof of concept to a well-oiled growth machine, and there's a reason. It's hard.

Women Leaders Speak: Q&A With Linda Abraham, Co-Founder of ComScore

Tania Yuki | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Tania Yuki

Linda Abraham is a founding member of comScore's executive team who helped guide the company's growth since its inception in 1999 to its current position as a global leader in digital measurement and analytics.

The Power of One Word

Nick Segal | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Nick Segal

Recently I was at the golf course, my happy place, when I saw one of my favorite athletes ahead of me, Ray Allen. Ray Allen is a legend for his steady and exceptional play and has the NBA championship rings and the Olympic gold medal to prove it.

Five Ways to Build the Best Team

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Lisa M. Sodeika

Yes, there really are only five things you need to do to build a terrific team. Hundreds of management experts will posit as many theories, but no matter the thoughtful insights and creative infographs, in my 30 years working with high-performing teams I consistently see five actions that matter:

The Customer Is Not Always Right, and 5 Other Lessons Learned After a Decade in the Wine Business

Sharon Sevrens | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Sharon Sevrens

This October, my wine, beer and spirits retail business turns 10, which has me thinking about the entrepreneurial lessons I've learned over the years. Some are what you might call "happy mistakes;" others definitely presented themselves the hard way.

What Good Sales People Know About Personal Branding That Everyone Should

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Joanne Tombrakos

We used to call it building a good reputation and being clear on the direction you wanted your career to go. Then the age of digital dawned, and personal branding was taken to a whole new level. It's no longer just about the real life version of you. It's also about the digital version of you.

10 Successful Entrepreneurs on the Worst Advice They Ever Received

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business

As a new entrepreneur, you will undoubtedly make wrong turns when you start your own business, but it's better to own your mistakes instead of following bad advice that leads you down the wrong path.

6 Principles of Influence for Real Estate Pros

Irina Jordan | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Irina Jordan

As a real estate agent or broker, you have to persuade people to become your real estate clients and to trust you with the biggest purchase of their lives: their home. That is no small task, but if you know the principles of influence and understand how to apply them ethically, you can become the go-to agent in your area.

10 Signs You're Digitally Savvy

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Joanne Tombrakos

Just because we're consuming it, doesn't mean we're savvy to its nuances or thinking much about the digital trail of breadcrumbs we're leaving behind us. So how do you know if you're really digitally savvy? Here are 10 signs.

Surviving the Entrepreneur Content Apocalypse

Tania Price | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Tania Price

One of the easiest ways to successfully navigate this maze of information is to try to isolate some experts who resonate with you. Perhaps they started out in a similar industry or are specialists in a particular field of business.

A Matter of Trust

Randy Pennington | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Your customers are smarter and more vocal than ever. They will find out and let others know if they can or can't trust you. Most important, they will reward your trustworthiness with their loyalty.