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4 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Entrepreneurial Game

John Bowen | Posted 09.28.2015 | 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 08.03.2015 | 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 05.13.2015 | 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.

6 Secrets to Empowering Your Children to Start a Business

Stacia Pierce | Posted 11.19.2013 | Small Business
Stacia Pierce

I can attribute my entrepreneurial drive to my father, a successful real estate agent and businessman. Not only did he show me how to run a successful business, but he often took me to conferences, workshops and training sessions so that I could get the RIGHT information and develop the right mindset to become a wildly successful business owner.

We Are All Richer Than We Think

David Geller | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
David Geller

If we take stock of all the other resources we have -- such as our time, talents, body and mind, wisdom and our network -- we often find that we are far richer than we previously believed.

The Circle of (Business) Life: Understanding the Five Levels of Business Success and What They Mean for You and Your Company

Bill McBean | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Bill McBean

Trying to be a successful leader at an organization without understanding this concept is like playing baseball without knowing what inning you're in, if you're winning or losing, or how far into the season you are.

Women in Business: Q&A With Meg Roberts, President of Molly Maid

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Laura Dunn

Meg Roberts, 40, is the President of national cleaning franchise Molly Maid, who worked her way up to earn the top spot at a company that she grew up down the street from.

The Wisdom of the Other Side

David Geller | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
David Geller

Our need to be right -- and to prove the other side wrong -- robs us of the opportunity to learn from others.

3 Ways Listening Can Make You a Better Leader

Jose Costa | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Jose Costa

About 25 percent of corporate leaders aren't making the most of their listening abilities, and according to author and business advisor Ram Charan, this lack of listening could be crashing careers, ruining relationships and derailing companies.

Is Your Broker Peddling Fear?

David Geller | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business
David Geller

Fear can be a powerful motivator. Creating fear by focusing on the negative and then offering a solution to the impending catastrophe could be an effective method for a broker to gain new clients.

Dreaming the Wrong Dream

David Geller | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
David Geller

While we may not voice these thoughts to friends and family, when we dream of how our life could be better, many of us have a list in our heads of what we think it would take to make us truly happy. And most of us are wrong.

The Echoes of Kind Words

David Geller | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
David Geller

As a true Olympian, weightlifter Jim Stovall, said, "You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins."

Does Your Definition of Success Work for You?

David Geller | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
David Geller

You may be thinking, "I would never use money to keep score. How silly." But before you start patting yourself on the back for your good sense, ask yourself the following questions.

Proof Positive: 7 Facts to Breathe Life Into Your Business

Bill McBean | Posted 03.31.2013 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Of course, there are a variety of skills owners need to know in order to make a business work. But after many decades of running my own successful businesses, I have come to the conclusion that these facts are the seven essential concepts needed to create a successful business life.