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How To Get Inspired When You're Not

Jon Rognerud | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business
Jon Rognerud

Whether you already are an entrepreneur, own a small business or are thinking of starting one, there will be problems along the way. In fact, the inevitable failures will make you successful, but only if you stick with it.

Should You Give Your Employees Time Off To Vote?

Gene Marks | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

Here's a startling fact: According to The New York Times, only 9 percent of the American population voted for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump as their candidate.

A Facebook Ad Changed My Life

Allison Horner | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Allison Horner

The day I came across it, I was HOPING for a sign. I'd been searching for the next step in my life, and going back to the corporate world that had so badly worn me down just wasn't right for me as a new mom.

4 Smart Moves From This Technician Turned Top Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
John Bowen

The path from being a great technician -- someone who does a job extremely well -- to becoming a highly successful entrepreneur can be a rocky one.

How To Overcome 'Entrepreneur Insomnia'

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Every night after my "day job" I go home, make dinner, spend time with my family, and do the housework. By the time that is done it is 8 PM and it's t...

Suicide: In Italy It's An Epidemic

Christina Pacella | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Christina Pacella

I'm Not Killing Myself Committee Where in the world could one find a committee called "I'm not killing myself"? A rather shocking title, to say the...

Tips For Helping You Get Your Name Out There As A New Business

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

The hardest part in starting your own business is not coming up with an idea and carrying it out. For an entrepreneur, these are most of the rewarding...

Easy Tips to Help Business Owners Stay Sane

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Running your own business can be exhausting, both physically and mentally. Trying to navigate through the day to day operations while managing to turn a profit can be damn near impossible sometimes.

The Accidental Journey From High-Powered Lawyer to Successful Life Coach

John Bowen | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
John Bowen

The path to entrepreneurial success often doesn't take us on the route we expect to go. To get there, we have to have the courage to leave behind what doesn't matter -- and even then, pursuing our passion can lead us in surprising directions.

Leaked Poll for Chambers of Commerce Shows Business Execs Overwhelmingly Support Raising the Minimum Wage

Mitchell Hirsch | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Mitchell Hirsch

By a margin of 80 to 8, a poll conducted late last year of one thousand business executives who are members of a local, state or national Chamber of Commerce shows overwhelming support for raising the minimum wage.

My Choice to Live: Part V

Jay Michael | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Michael

Three months into my intense chemo, it was time for my PET scan to see how the cancer reacted to all the brutal treatments. Obviously, I was nervous as hell awaiting the results. The following morning, I met with my oncologist who had the computer facing me with what looked like MRI results.

4 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Entrepreneurial Game

John Bowen | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
John Bowen

When you consider all of the feats you need to accomplish on any given day, you realize you're not simply an entrepreneur -- you're an entrepreneur athlete. As with any great athlete, the key to success is the right training regimen.

My Choice to Live: Part IV

Jay Michael | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jay Michael

When you spend time fighting cancer, you really begin to realize what's important to you. The little things in life become a lot less relevant, while the major parts of your life become almost equally irrelevant unless they play a part in your survival plan.

It's Not Facebook, It's You: Social Media for Business

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Casey Cavanagh

The problem many business owners face is not that Facebook and other platforms are ineffective -- just that, typically, their approach to it is. It isn't enough to create a Facebook page, schedule posts, sit back and hope the following comes.

The Reason Why Your Business Is Still In The Technician Stage

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 05.16.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

What prevents small business owners from operating as visionary entrepreneurs who hire the right people and implement processes so their company can run like a well-oiled machine?

4 Ways Viewing Yourself as Not Rich Can Harm You

David Geller | Posted 05.13.2015 | Money
David Geller

Are you rich? Pause for a moment and really consider the question. Does it make you feel uncomfortable to consider yourself rich? No matter how much money we have, most of us avoid classifying ourselves as rich.

The Link Between Personal Development and Professional Success

John Bowen | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Elrod decided the best route to success was not to try one or two of these strategies, but to commit to all of them. To that end, he created his Life S.A.V.E.R.S. system -- a model that frames six key components of development in digestible pieces that help entrepreneurs get, and stay, on track:

The Hardships of Being Rich

David Geller | Posted 03.23.2015 | Money
David Geller

As a wealth manager, I deal with a lot of very wealthy people. Many of them will never have to work out of financial necessity, nor will their children or grandchildren. So they all must be happy all the time, right?

What I've Learned About Putting Profits First

Josh Patrick | Posted 09.27.2014 | Small Business
Josh Patrick

I've written many times about why profits are more important than growth. It's funny how the people who respond negatively to these posts are advisors or people who used to be in business.

Why There Is Always Enough Room in Your Industry as a Startup

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Daffnee Cohen

I'm all about taking risk where it makes sense, but I also practice caution and commons sense in an attempt to preserve my efforts and energy. These are the kinds of thoughts that were running through my head:

What Writers Can Learn from Successful Business Leaders About Marketing Their Story

Dorit Sasson | Posted 08.23.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Truthfully, us hard-working writers can learn a thing or two from business owners who use storytelling successfully if we want to build a name or brand for ourselves as well as a following.

The Moment I Knew: I Needed To Help My Native Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Saba Gul sat in a lecture hall listening to a story of a young woman living in Pakistan during the 1990s who needed to disguise herself as a boy to at...

The Top Three Things Leaders Do To Differentiate Themselves

Tom Morris | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Tom Morris

You don't have to be J.K. Rowling or John Grisham to tell good stories. But you do have to be convinced that what you're doing is important. And you have to want to motivate the people around you to join in with your vision.

2014 New Year's Challenge: Stop Guessing on Sales Forecasts

Bill Burnett | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Bill Burnett

In a high volume business, you may be able to get by with historical percentages for win rate, but in many businesses, a few opportunities could make or break the year. How real are they? My 2014 challenge to you is to stop guessing.

Is an 800 Number Necessary Anymore?

Brian Penny | Posted 12.25.2013 | Small Business
Brian Penny

The social media platforms you sign up for will again depend on your type of business, available resources, and how tech-savvy your business is. At the very least, register an account with every social community you can find in order to reserve the name.