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Small Business Startup Checklist: Don't Overlook These Items

Marisa Sanfilippo | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Marisa Sanfilippo

Some people think starting a business will be this great thing to do and then as they move forward with the process quickly learn it's not always rain...

4 Ways You Didn't Know Your Small Business Can Benefit From Online Auctions

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Charmaine Belonio

It will be wise for small business owners to take advantage of this opportunity and to utilize online auction sites to the benefit of their small business.

Lessons on Entrepreneurship: What it Takes to Survive & Thrive in This Fast Paced Hyper Connected World

Marisa Sanfilippo | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Marisa Sanfilippo

The amount of people joining the road to entrepreneurship is climbing - according to Business News Daily; "the number of Americans involved in early-s...

8 Unexpected Lessons I Learned From Launching America's Top-rated Hostel

Brent Underwood | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Brent Underwood

I fell in love with hostels during a college study abroad trip. By 2014, I had stayed in over 150 hostels in 30 countries.

How to Win at Networking

Shari Medini | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Shari Medini

When we hear the phrase "business networking," we picture a room full of men in suits swapping business cards and reciting canned elevator pitches. However, you can set yourself apart from the crowd in a professional and memorable manner by doing a few simple things.

Marketing Should Be an Invitation, Not a Tactic

Vanessa Corazon | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Vanessa Corazon

Photo by: William Iven, Courtesy of I had a profound realization today. One of those realizations where you wonder why you never saw it...

Empathy: One of the Keys to My Business Success

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

Empathy. It's one of the biggest things to which I attribute my success. It's the reason I believe that I am one of the great salespeople out there. What a lot of people don't understand about empathy is that it's not just about being caring, but it's also the ability to understand people.

Aim High?

The Harbus | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
The Harbus

By Kevin Sharer, Harvard Business School Professor & Harbus Contributing Writer Bill floated on air as he headed out of his office, toward the bar d...

Three Pieces of Advice to Building Confidence For Public Speaking

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

I do a lot of public speaking and there's no arguing that I'm pretty good at it. I hit the stage as a 30-something somewhere in 2006 and it was instan...

The Art of Crisis Leadership Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Books
Suna Senman

The Art of Crisis Leadership elaborates on "reputation elasticity" with the examples of Starbucks, Google and Amazon and quotes wisdom from Warren Buffet. The chapter describes crisis-prone industries, consumer relationships and reputation capital.

I Applied Three Pieces of Popular Parenting Advice to My Business and Here's What Happened

Lain Ehmann | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Lain Ehmann

As a mom/entrepreneur, I'm often amazed at the overlap between managing my family and managing my business. I've often heard the advice to "treat your family like a business," and have a mission statement, goals, "team meetings," and the like.

Your Love For Your Work Should Feel Like a 90s Slow Jam

Amber Hurdle | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Amber Hurdle

So here is the tip of the year to eliminate that big hairy stress ball: When you get super clear on what you do best and how you do it uniquely, there is no competition. There's just a best fit for your businesses and the niche you attract.

Quitting Is for Winners: Why Your Company Should Celebrate Quitters and Encourage Strategically-driven Defection

Becky Ericson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Becky Ericson

Our corporate cultures rarely take kindly to quitters, let alone celebrate them. And while counterintuitive at first blush, the competency of quitting is key to managing with agility. We absolutely need more quitters -- and cultures of quitting -- to best run our businesses.

Bring Back Failure!

Anne Loehr | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
Anne Loehr

Definition of failure: Noun 1. lack of success. That's all it is. Yet, society tends to make it much more that that, using terms like loser, wimp, di...

Three Simple Ways To Grow Your Small Business in 2016

Matthew Crawt | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Matthew Crawt

New businesses have a tough time nowadays as the marketplace is an extremely competitive one in near enough every industry. It is becoming more and mo...

Six Tips for Harnessing the Power of a Thank You Note for Your Business

Shuly Oletzky | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Shuly Oletzky

"What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm human hand-clasp." ~Author Unknown In October 2014, I was in Annapo...

Dealing With an Unpleasant Coworker

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Few things can suck the joy out of the workplace like an unpleasant coworker. Interacting with someone who is abrasive, rude, negative or otherwise di...

Love, #WorkMom--Wisdom For Younger Workers

Chanler Jeffers | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Chanler Jeffers

I'm fortunate to have a very wide circle of friends. Many of them are younger, which I adore, since I thrive on their energy and optimism. This young...

Are you Mentorable? How to Prepare to Receive Guidance in Your Business

Shuly Oletzky | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Shuly Oletzky

Taking over a business, whether planned for years or, in my case, unexpectedly, is a difficult challenge. I couldn't have done it alone, and thankfull...

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?