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Asking Yourself The Difficult Questions

Nick Segal | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Nick Segal

Some of the biggest changes in our lives can come from important meetings, especially when you are asking for someone's business. Even before you ever step into the room, the adrenaline starts pumping and the nervous energy builds.

4 Steps to Being an All-Star Employee

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

Here are a few things you can do right from the start that will help you avoid the ax and give you a firm foothold in the workplace. If you're in the position to hire, honing these attributes will also help you spot the same qualities in winners who will come work for you.

3 Mistakes Preventing You From Selling Your Business

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.15.2015 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If you're one of the millions of Baby Boomers and others thinking of selling your business in the next several years, consider this: The top mistake sellers make is having unrealistic expectations, according to a recent survey of business brokers and advisors.

What It Takes to Become a Billionaire

Justine Musk | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Justine Musk

You're determined. So what? You haven't been racing naked through shark-infested waters yet.

The Telling Life Lessons David Goldberg's LinkedIn Offers Each Of Us

Andre Bourque | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

The influence of others, competitive or not, can help you, he stressed. The attention alone breeds credibility for your ideas, and can drive you to be your best.

The True Story of the Man Who Invented the Dimmer

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

One of the many things we take for granted these days--our ability to dim the lights to create a romantic mood or the perfect dinner party ambiance-...

Turning Dream Jobs Into Reality: Designer, Athena Procopiou

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 04.21.2015 | Style
Sara Lee Bentley

Athena is amazed that in such a short amount of time, her label is carried in some of the best stores worldwide and she has an international clientele. "It shows that there are boho women all over the world that chase the sun just like me!"

Managing Change: Is It Stupid and Dangerous?

Randy Pennington | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

This is the second time around for change as the topic de jour. Back in the 1990's, the message was "Change is coming. Get ready." Our cheese was moving and our icebergs were melting. A shift was happening, and we were being warned.

4 Things Not to Do After a Performance Review

GoGirl Finance | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
GoGirl Finance

This is your life. While work may not be the highest priority for you, most likely it is still where you are spending most of your waking hours. Why not push yourself to make the most of it? Employ what you learned from your review as the basis for new career goals.

Perfecting the Pitch: How to Sell Better, Faster and Smarter

Danny Wong | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

When you pitch a client, it can feel as if this is your only chance to close the deal. Fortunately, even if they say no, you both can revisit the opportunity further down the line. But it may take weeks, months or years before you get a second chance.

One Trick Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting

Tania Yuki | Posted 04.06.2015 | Small Business
Tania Yuki

Being an entrepreneur is no different from any other kind of leader, and step one in both cases is to manage your state. And the biggest key in managing your state is ensuring you only feed your mind with quality questions. Ask questions that contemplate the outcome you would like, rather than questions designed to dissect and dwell on what you don't want.

6 Business Lessons From March Madness

Mat Ishbia | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Mat Ishbia

The lessons I learned from Coach Izzo and from the intense competition at that level have served me well in my business career. As the latest round of March Madness kicks off, I'd like to share how some of the lessons I've learned from basketball apply to the business world.

What Is the Correct Referral Etiquette?

Linda Coles | Posted 05.24.2015 | Small Business
Linda Coles

So much of our business life is about building relationships with others and gaining their trust. It takes a long time to do but only a moment to break. Being known for always doing the best job you can and being the person with impeccable manners will ensure you get even more referrals.

What Spring Break Can Teach You About Business

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

Spring break was such an exciting time in our college days; it's a shame that corporate America hasn't embraced the concept with open arms. Sure, 21-year-old me was an idiot, but surprisingly there are a few things that moronic, youthful me can teach modern-day me about the workplace.

8 Successful Tips to Keep Leaders Focused on 'The Majors'

Terri Wallin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Executives are under siege from countless disparate business priorities all claiming to be number one. The competing priorities are all persuasive. Priorities can come from you, your board or other boss, or from employees.

How Are You the Solution to Someone's Problem?

Shawn Tolleson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Small Business
Shawn Tolleson

Instead of walking around looking at everyone as the potential solution to your own problem, you're actually listening for what their problems are. It's like changing the glasses through which you look at the world.

Startup Seed Funding for the Rest of Us

Michael Flores | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Michael Flores

When you set out to raise money, you think you're doing it based on the strength of your ideas, but most investors are looking equally if not mostly at the team.

Advice to My Younger Self

Ronda Lee | Posted 05.06.2015 | Good News
Ronda Lee

A couple of friends called for advice about a job interview and what was holding back career goals. I told both of them that their anxiety was indicative of their age.

Bob Anderson - Patriarch of the Paper Store

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Every great business is built through the collaboration of hundreds or thousands of employees. A funny thing happens when you really care about your people... they end up caring about you and your company too.

Why Fit In? Stand Out and Win in Business

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

Let's face it, many professionals have good skills. So it helps to be memorable -- whether your goal is to win clients, get promoted in your organization, or rise to the top of an industry.

6 Big Misconceptions People Have About Personal Branding Online

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Joanne Tombrakos

Even as the importance of having a good digital profile is more readily accepted and recognized there is still a lot of mystery surrounding it. With that come many misconceptions. I offer six of what I see as the most common.

Words of Wisdom From Entrepreneurs

Scott MacFarland | Posted 04.25.2015 | 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 04.18.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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?"