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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.

6 Leadership Myths and Realities

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

There are many false impressions of what makes a great leader. Many people think that it's baked into your DNA whether or not you are destined to become an effective leader. Well guess what, they are wrong. I've shattered the top leadership myths and am giving you the reality.

Starting a Small Business Is Anything But Routine

Gillian Small | Posted 01.08.2015 | Small Business
Gillian Small

Starting a new business requires total dedication and focus. However, the long days and stress can often be taxing on your body, mind and social life. Here are a few simple things you can do to maintain a sense of normalcy while building your small business, and re-gain control of your day.

4 Scary Legal Myths for Small Businesses

Lisa Honey | Posted 12.30.2014 | Small Business
Lisa Honey

It can be dreadfully difficult to be a small business owner these days. Often you're a one-person shop, and it can seem like a handful of full-time jobs just to keep up with your legal responsibilities on top of everything else.

Finding Your Truth in Your Business

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 12.27.2014 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

You are the only one who knows your truth. You know at what pace you like to work. You know how goal setting works best for you.

Kickstart Your Week with a Happiness Regimen

Beth Kuhel | Posted 12.25.2014 | Business
Beth Kuhel

Good habits are known to increase overall wellbeing and happiness; whether it's engaging in exercise, meditation, or eating well, there are still days you may not feel jovial or serene.

The #1 Dumb Thing Businesses Do to Hurt Themselves

Laura Stack | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Laura Stack

If you really want to hurt your business, ignore what your customers want. Let me give you a few examples of this stupid business trick in action.

The Lost Art of Underthinking

Rich Siegel | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Rich Siegel

It may take a village to raise a child but it takes a battalion to put together a banner ad. A small army to to spit out an FSI. And a full-blown coalition to concept a simple TV spot. Not since the last congressional caucus have I seen so many people accomplishing so little.

Book Review: Branding Your X Factor by Runa Magnus

Suna Senman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Suna Senman

My prediction is that Branding Your X Factor will be a staple for business owners along with books such as, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

'Networking' In Your 20s

Liz Kaydanovsky | Posted 12.14.2014 | Small Business
Liz Kaydanovsky

In your 20s, you're a step above the naivety of your teen years but a step below the complexity of the rest of your life. It's at this stage in our lives we have a realistic future ideal, but we may not have the final blueprint down.

'Fun'-damentals That Football and Business Have in Common

Steve Caldwell | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Steve Caldwell

Every employee comes to work with a certain pre-conceived notion of what the business and work require of them. Without continual and clear communication from management and those at the top, one can never be sure everyone is on the same page.

Into the Details

Bill Marriott | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

Years ago, business professors would often state that if you have executive skills, you can run any business. I never agreed with this and remain an advocate that the more you know about your particular business, the more successful you'll become.

Survivorship Bias and Hungry, Hungry Hippos

Paul Jarvis | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Survivorship bias pulls us towards experts, gurus, and generally successful folks doing successful things. Success is damn sexy. But this bias leads us to think that success can be easily obtained by following prescribed steps.

Why Ask Why

Bill Marriott | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

As I ponder why some people are successful in business and others are not, I think curiosity is a very important factor.

The Only Thing You Can Really Change Is Yourself

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

"You can't change other people; you can only change yourself" is one of those lessons I've had to learn over and over again. And then sometimes I forg...

Business Tips from The Beatles

Brett Greene | Posted 11.25.2014 | Denver
Brett Greene

All businesses, like bands, are made up of a collective of individuals. Though some may contribute in larger ways than others, no one person is responsible for the company's success. It's important to share accolades.

3 Simple Ways to Think Like a Billionaire

Max Ogles | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Max Ogles

There are thousands of tiny shortcuts that our brains take, but with the right practice we can train ourselves to think slowly and avoid these mental misjudgments. In particular, successful people often develop their own simple strategies.

Big Isn't Always Better

Hans Hickler | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Expansion is an important element for a startup. The question is, when? All too often, in my experience, the desire to expand begins to rear its head well in advance of traction and readiness.

Transactional and Marketing Emails Are the Perfect Pair for Winning the Game of Customer Love

Seamas Egan | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Seamas Egan

The opportunity for true love is present, but you need to pursue it the right way. Whether you're courting a mate or a customer, you can't assume love is blind. Do your research to know the object of your affection's likes and dislikes.

Three Ways to Help Your Startup Grow and Flourish

Julia Neumer | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Julia Neumer

Congratulations! You've discovered a valuable solution, developed a mission with purpose, implemented a business plan, and now you are running a successful startup.

Should Small Businesses Use Automatic Employee Scheduling?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

As a small business owner, it's up to you to decide what's best for your business. But if you are considering an automatic scheduling program, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

The Balancing Act: Your 9-5 vs. Your Passion-Based Business

Roshell Rosemond | Posted 10.19.2014 | Business
Roshell Rosemond

Pace yourself. I challenge you to master one of these items every 6 months. On this journey you will learn that "No" is in fact a complete sentence. In order to make room for the things that are really important in your life you will have to become comfortable with saying no.

Green With Envy and the Change of Success

Debbe Daley | Posted 10.18.2014 | Small Business
Debbe Daley

One day you'll look back and realize that your hobby has turned into a thriving business. Others will frown upon your business creation and judge without knowing or understanding how years of hard work and determination prevails.

Four Leadership Lessons From the Kitchen

Anne Loehr | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Those hot kitchen lessons will forever be forged in my mind. While the lessons I learned from both schools were invaluable, it was the kitchen that taught me my early leadership and management lessons. Here are four of my favorites.