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Business Mistakes

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

Nellie Akalp | Posted 08.31.2015 | 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.

8 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Your Business

Helen Roe | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Helen Roe

A lot of the time we are so involved working in our business instead of on our business, that our mistakes are not blatantly obvious. Often we need the 'bigger picture' view or advice from someone who's outside of our business to identify where we can improve.

5 Rookie Business Mistakes Often Made by Veterans

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

Having sat across the table from, and working alongside CEOs of every stripe, I have catalogued literally hundreds of "I-wish-I-had-it-to-do-over-again" moments. Here are five of the most common, and the most critical.

New Business? Avoid These 4 Rookie Mistakes

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Casey Cavanagh

There are many benefits of starting your own business. Who wouldn't want to make their own schedule? Be their own boss? Set their own rates? The flexibility and convenience that comes with starting your own business is great, and exactly why there have been such an influx of people choosing the entrepreneurial path in recent years.

4 Ways to Avoid Common Start-up Mistakes

Ian Mills | Posted 04.22.2015 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Do not fall into the trap of thinking you can do it all. Running a business requires a variety of skills and experience, and a savvy entrepreneur will build their team to balance their own weaknesses. Make sure your core team includes people who bring something to the table.

Oops to Eureka! Turning the Unexpected into an Advantage

Karen Hough | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Karen Hough

One aspect of improvisation that is so helpful to leaders is the ability to deal with the unexpected. That flexibility and the sense that anything can happen keeps us on our toes and ready for anything. It's a critical skill in an ever-evolving, global professional world.

Miami: The Land of Gimme

Suzan McDowell | Posted 11.07.2014 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

A few years ago, walking into a club I had been invited to by the promoter, I found him snapping this huge rubber band on his right hand. I asked him ...

One Ridiculously Expensive Mistake Most Businesses Make & How To Easily Avoid It

David Thielen | Posted 10.30.2014 | Technology
David Thielen

Life is percentages. Automating the cut & paste step is not a panacea that removes any possibility of error. But it does significantly reduce the likelihood of an error.

How to Properly Handle an Office Mistake

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

It's not a matter of "if" you will make a mistake at work, it's only a question of "when," and how you handle the blunder says a great deal about your character and good judgment.

Obama's Mistake in the State of the Union Teaches a Valuable Lesson

Ian Altman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Small Business
Ian Altman

In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama made a common mistake that many businesses make, too.

What 8 Highly Successful People Wish They Had Done Differently

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living

New York City's Mayor Bloomberg might believe that the secret to success is never taking lunch or bathroom breaks, but many successful people would di...

Startups - Think Like Serial Entrepreneurs

Chad Hagan | Posted 11.09.2013 | Small Business
Chad Hagan

Serial entrepreneurs are the types that start multiple businesses. They become accustomed to the topography of the markets they deal in, and launch businesses and ventures based on data, experience, timing and trends.

Five of Steve Jobs's Biggest Mistakes

Peter Sims | Posted 01.24.2013 | Small Business
Peter Sims

It's a great disservice to everyone that the stories that we hear about the most accomplished entrepreneurs sound so effortless. The truth is just the opposite. Even visionary, creative success stories must be willing to be imperfect and make mistakes.

5 Common Business Blunders Women Make

Women & Co | Posted 10.28.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

If you own a business, the saying goes, you're in sales. Gaining new projects and clients is how you grow and sustain your enterprise.

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 24: What's Your Best Advice For Startups? | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz discusses the dos and don'ts of starting a business and how to boost your Google search ranking. Plus, Barry's back!...

The Most Expensive Mistakes A Small Business Owner Can Make

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Kevin Hagen, Associated Content By avoiding some common costly mistakes, you can significantly improve your chances of making your business a succ...