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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.

Why You Should Stop Dreaming

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women
Jen Glantz

Some of the most gigantic things I've done, for myself or my career, were truly unplanned. And I didn't, at first or for a while, know what the heck I was doing. Sometimes, I still don't. But I think that's okay. I don't think you have to know. I think you just have to do.

Why Every Startup Should Ignore the Competition

Tania Yuki | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Tania Yuki

I get asked a lot from budding entrepreneurs about how to handle "the competition" in a crowded or fast-growing market place, and I always respond with an answer that may seem counter-intuitive at first:

The Most Important Lesson I Learned About Failure

Ted Rubin | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Ted Rubin

The most important lesson I learned about failure is that without it, you do not truly understand success. When success comes too easily or too early in the process, we come to believe it is the natural state of things, and when failure comes at a later date in some form or another we are most often utterly unprepared.

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 06.27.2015 | 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-...