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6 Ways Engineering Firms Can Attract New Clients and Grow Existing Accounts

Danny Wong | Posted 10.23.2016 | Business
Danny Wong

Image by DaveBleasdale via Flickr Many engineering firms focus most of their attention on operations, which is understandable considering the complex...

How A Group Mission Pushes Individuals To Raise Their Game

Dennis Yang | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Dennis Yang

I'm a big tennis fan, so I was especially interested to follow what happened on the Olympic courts. Tennis is different from other Olympic events, being an individual sport that's popular around the world at the professional level too; these aren't athletes who have to wait four years for a brief moment in the sun.

3 Olympic Business Lessons For Every Business Owner

John Rampton | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
John Rampton

While watching the events this year, I realized there are some major Olympic business lessons we can learn as freelancers and small business owners. In this post, I'm going to detail the ones I've noticed so far.

5 Business Lessons You Can Learn from Fitness Entrepreneur Chalene Johnson

AJ Agrawal | Posted 05.29.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

Chalene Johnson is a legend of the fitness world. After selling over 10 million fitness DVDs and the success of her company Powder Blue Productions, s...

"Obama Out" comment by the president teaches these 3 masterful business lessons

Kingsley Grant | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Kingsley Grant

The president used his last White House Correspondence dinner to do something that some saw coming but the majority did not.

I Almost Died While Skydiving, But It Wasn't Because Of The Skydiving

Peter Shankman | Posted 02.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Peter Shankman

I nearly died last Saturday while making a skydive. Now, this technically isn't anything new -- When you think about it, every time I skydive, I h...

Surprising Business Lessons from a Hindu Priest-Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 02.08.2017 | Business
John Bowen

It can feel near impossible sometimes to manage all the responsibilities we have and do so in a way that actually brings us joy. How can we get the mo...

Here's What Startups Can Learn from the Pumpkin Spice Latte Frenzy

Quora | Posted 09.24.2016 | Business

Pumpkin spice latte was a "middle way" among popular and/or unique flavors. This ensured a critical minimum (mass) of audience who became evangelists of the product.

Mistakes Can Be An Entrepreneur's Best Teacher (If You're Ready To Learn)

Nellie Akalp | Posted 08.31.2016 | Business
Nellie Akalp

The problem is that just making a mistake isn't enough; it's how you recover and learn from the mistake that makes the difference. And this typically requires behavioral traits and characteristics that don't come naturally to most of us.

Business Lessons I Learned From Medal of Honor Recipients

Ellevate | Posted 07.24.2016 | Women

As we traveled from city to city and across oceans, we spoke about perseverance, leadership, setting goals, gratitude and hard work. I know now that this experience forever changed me as a woman and business owner.

Top 3 Business Lessons From Mayweather-Pacquiao

Greg Portell | Posted 05.07.2016 | Business
Greg Portell

The latest 'fight of the century' ended as many have before - collective viewer boredom followed by calls for a rematch. Despite its oftentimes unmatched hype, boxing frequently delivers disappointing end products.

5 Lessons I Learned About Business The Hard Way

Paul Scolardi | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Paul Scolardi

How else will you as an entrepreneur identify what is working for your business and what is not?

10 Theater Concepts That Will Help Your Business Thrive

James M. Lynch | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
James M. Lynch

Imagine your efforts as heading for an "opening night"; creating not just applause, but a standing ovation. Cast the right people, give them the right tools and give them constant feedback and you're sure to have a "hit".

Business Lessons From 3 Iconic Movies

Austin Schneider | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

I have long been a fan of movies and the numerous things they have been able to do for people over the past century. They entertain us, they bring us together and they inspire us.

10 Lessons I've Learned About Entrepreneurship

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices
Brandice N. Daniel

I started saying that it's taken 7 years for us to see success, but then I found a flaw in that statement. I've actually been successful even during the tough times. It's all about how you define success. For me, I've decided to define success based on daily wins. I've had many of them and I've learned many lesson.

My Love/Hate Relationship With Taylor Swift and Why You Should Follow Her Lead

Jenna Atkinson | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Jenna Atkinson

True, she has her dorky side that can sometimes be a little cringe worthy -- but don't we all? She has faced adversity and millions of critics, but has still come out on top.

How Entrepreneurship Made Me a Better Parent

Sandy Abrams | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Sandy Abrams

The business has taught me so much about life and parenting and it was always a step ahead of my kids so I could apply these business lessons to parenting.

How To Make The World a Better Place: 4 Lessons on Founding a Non-Profit

Christopher Molaro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Small Business
Christopher Molaro

To be sure, there are many ways one can try to change and help their community, big or small. Admittedly, there are more effective and less effectiv...

10 Secrets For Getting Exactly What You Want In Life

Madonna Matta | Posted 09.05.2014 | Teen
Madonna Matta

From anarchist to CEO, Sophia Amoruso can teach you a few things about business. She recently released her new book, #GIRLBOSS, in early May and I finally had the chance to read it.

Learning From Mistakes: Three Lessons to Clear the Path to Success

Zach Overking | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Zach Overking

No one starts out successful. Success is an experiment that comes with plenty of trial and error; it is built as you learn from mistakes along your path to personal and professional development.

What the 2014 World Cup Teaches About Winning Business

Ian Altman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

The group stage match between USA and Portugal was a roller coaster. Naturally, I started seeing parallels between World Cup soccer and the challenges that companies face in growing their businesses.

5 Business Lessons Learned While Biking With a Kindergartener

Trish Morrison | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Trish Morrison

However, when Delilah is with me, the ride is more fun. I get out of my own head. I listen to her sing as she points out things I might not see otherwise. The conversation between the two of us is easy and meaningful.

10 Lessons Learned as a Startup Entrepreneur

Nicole Dash | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Nicole Dash

For me, this experience would not be possible without a strong community or network. With each success I am filled with gratitude and a desire to share what I have learned.

10 Lessons For Lifetime Success From An Accidental Businessman

The Huffington Post | Nicole Edine | Posted 02.26.2014 | Small Business

Georgia firefighter Jeff Lord always wanted to be a musician. When he was 12 years old, he attempted to learn to play the guitar without success -- bu...

Lessons From an Entrepreneur

Juliet Asante | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Juliet Asante

Alas, as the boss, there are lines you do not cross.