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Words of Wisdom From Entrepreneurs

Scott MacFarland | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Over the years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet and become friends with some incredibly successful entrepreneurs. I discovered many of them like to face a challenge head-on and will not stop at anything until their goals are accomplished.

​College Advice from 10 Business Executives and Entrepreneurs

Robert Morin | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
Robert Morin

One of the quickest and surest ways to success is to skip the trial and error process (or at least minimize it) and learn from those who have already "made it."

True Leadership

Scott Painter | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Scott Painter

It wasn't my smarts that turned the tide, nor my ambition or doggedness. It was my vulnerability.

The Great Million Dollar Candidate: Part 2

Mark Wayman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Mark Wayman

This is Part 2 in my series about what makes a great million dollar candidate. It's funny how so many candidates say, "Oh, I don't need that. I'm a great candidate." My response is, "No disrespect, then why are you unemployed?"

My Speaking Nightmare -- Lesson Learned

Ellevate | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Fortunately for me, I was going to get credit for my own presentation. Unfortunately for the attendees, they were not going to meet Scarlett Johannsen.

Finance Industry Leader Shares His Best Secrets to Success

Jacki Bryk | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business
Jacki Bryk

It doesn't matter if you work in finance, technology, design or any other industry, we can all learn something from how these luminaries approach professional obstacles, and the skills they hone to reach the top of their respective fields.

The Great Million-Dollar Candidate: Part 1

Mark Wayman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Mark Wayman

A question that comes up frequently is, "What makes a great million dollar candidate?" So here are three attributes that hiring companies and Executive Recruiters look for in "A" (the best) candidates.

Why a Good Mentor Can Help Take an Entrepreneur's Business to the Next Level

Leisa Peterson | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Leisa Peterson

Most entrepreneurs know that the skills needed to launch a new business are often quite different from the skills needed to maintain a growing enterprise. That's what Marc discovered after he launched his first business venture 15 years ago.

From Cleaning Toilets to Delivering Donuts: 12 Highly Successful Businesswomen Share Their Unconventional Advice

Catherine Alford | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Catherine Alford

In the past year, I've been inspired by other female business owners, women who are creative, tenacious, giving, and unique. Whether they juggle motherhood with work or are just starting on their unique endeavors, women have so much to offer the business world.

8 Simple Steps to Starting Your Business in 2015

La Tanya Williams | Posted 01.07.2015 | Small Business
La Tanya Williams

The next time that you have that million-dollar aha moment, don't brush it off. Consider the name of your business. Envision your logo, and the colors you'd like to use. Who will your audience include? Think about your potential customer.

The Personality of Negotiation: Don't Buy the Bravado

Nick Segal | Posted 01.02.2015 | Business
Nick Segal

When you consider your last negotiation, did you come from a position of strength or weakness and how did your tone, mannerisms and body language either support you or give you away?

You Are Not Your Job! How to Avoid the Identity Trap

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Thomas Gelmi

In times when the borders between work and private lives become blurry and continuously dissolve, managing them actively becomes an ever increasing challenge. Without the clear distinction between roles, a time-wise separation of the two areas of life is bound to fail.

The Single Most Important Metric to Measure to Improve Your Cash Flow

David Finkel | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Most businesses carelessly fall into cash crunches because they let their receivables slip longer and longer before being paid. But the longer you let your receivables slip, the more damaging this can be to your company's cash flow.

Neuroscience of Christmas Overwhelm!

Amy Brann | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Amy Brann

Not a blog post title I've ever read before...although the reality will likely be familiar to many. As I sit now overlooking the beautiful Clee Hill countryside my internal environment is slowly simmering down to match the tranquillity of my external environment.

Finishing an Internship Strong Opens Doors - Stay Focused for Success

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Sandy Malone

Every single day of a good internship makes a difference in your future. Your performance should improve as you learn the job and by the end, you should be a rock star if this is a job field you're meant to enter.

6 Tips to Keep You Motivated While Building Your Business on the Side

Kara Stevens | Posted 02.08.2015 | Small Business
Kara Stevens

While I fantasize about quitting my 9-5 nearly every day to work for myself, I know that my business is not ready; I still need the income from my full-time job to invest in building a strong and sustainable foundation for my future of self-employment.

Reinventing Win-Win-Win Business Relationships

Nancy Michaels | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Nancy Michaels

People -- including your prospects and customers -- want to know that you care. Show them you have an interest greater than the money they are exchanging for the service you're delivering. It's about how you can positively impact their business, their customers and their lives.

That One Overlooked Thing That's Killing Potential Startups

Victoria Olubi | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Victoria Olubi

As Steve Jobs said, 'don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.' Therefore, be selective about whose advice you take and don't be afraid to follow your own intuition. It's there for a reason.

New Year's Resolutions: 10 Secrets of an Executive Recruiter

Mark Wayman | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Mark Wayman

One phone call can change your life! Don't get discouraged thinking you'll never find a new job. You only need one job, so you only need to get one phone call. That call may come today or next week or next month.

The Most Powerful (Yet Simple) Advice I've Ever Received

Megan Schopieray | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Megan Schopieray

I was petrified. I saw business owners working crazy hours and pushing themselves to the limit. I heard so many stories about successful people getting completely burnt out, often ending up in the hospital for one reason or another. 

4 Startups You Need to Know to Increase Customers Spending

John Rampton | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
John Rampton

One effective way to boost online sales includes encouraging shoppers to buy additional items which might be of interest to them based upon what they are viewing on your website.

Neuroscience of Learning

Amy Brann | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Amy Brann

When we think about organic learning I can't help but watch my 2-year-old daughter. I have been amazed to see first hand how she dives into learning and how much she has become accomplished in, in such a short space of time.

Why You Shouldn't Wait to 'Feel Ready' to Make Your Business Leap

Kate McCready | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Kate McCready

Are you waiting until you 'feel ready'? Ready to break out of your current career? Ready to go out on your own? Ready to start that business you've always wanted to start? Ready to shift the direction of your business to that thing that feels right in your gut? Ready to take a leap?

Reinventing: Your Follow-Up and Follow Through

Nancy Michaels | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Nancy Michaels

My clients spend a lot of time on the pre-planning and on-site work for prospect presentations, trade shows, conferences, networking events and on and on. Here's where they fall short: It's all about the follow-up people!

How to Create a Virtual Summit in 4 Simple Steps

Nick Unsworth | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Nick Unsworth

Virtual summits combine the convenience and connectivity of the Internet with the valuable educational opportunities of conferences. But instead of packing a dense block of interviews and discussions into a few days, you can spread them out over several weeks.