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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.

Downton Abbey Needs A Real Heir... And So Do You

Gene Marks | Posted 03.13.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Like business, everything about Downton Abbey is about change. Changes in society after World War I. Changes in manners and the way people behave. Changes in wealth.

How to Be Proactive at Work: Scott Belsky Interview

Eli Davidson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Small Business
Eli Davidson

Small business owners have difficulty in picking a way of knowing what to focus on. To shed some light on this topic, I interviewed Scott Belsky, co-founder and CEO of Behance, the leading online platform for creatives to showcase and discover creative work.

What Worries Businesses Most About the "Fiscal Cliff"

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 02.20.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Accounting and business advisory professionals say continued uncertainty is their clients' biggest concern when it comes to the so-called fiscal cliff, according to a recent survey by Sageworks Inc., a financial information company.

Michigan's New Corporate Servitude Law: It Takes Away Worker Rights

George Lakoff | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics
George Lakoff

Since Democratic candidates tend to support the same progressive views, defunding unions would take away their power to campaign for Democratic candidates. The new Michigan law is thus also a partisan law supporting the Republican party.

Cut the Cords! How to Set Up a Mobile Office

Women & Co | Posted 12.26.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

Telecommuting, traveling, working from the field -- at any given moment you may be heading out, away from your desktop and your files, yet you can't afford the time to actually be away from your work.

It's Not the Economy, It's Your Economy

Ellen Rohr | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Ellen Rohr

We need both government and business to thrive as a free society. And, in business and in government, self-interest and social responsibility are not necessarily mutually exclusive ideals.

Why Nobody Cares About The Obamacare Small Business Tax Cut For Health Care

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.11.2012 | Small Business

If the IRS wants to say the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit is a total fail, it has a funny way of saying it. Last spring, the IRS went on a...

Does Obama or Romney Really Know Better? Do We?

Gene Marks | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

After all these years of human history, how can these two smart men differ so significantly? How can hundreds of respected economists, policy makers and wonks be so far apart on what to do to grow our country's economy?

Is Franchise Ownership Right for You? Here's What You Should Know

Women & Co | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money
Women & Co

If you have the drive to be an entrepreneur, but have concerns about going out on your own, you may want to consider a franchise business.

7 Habits Of Highly Effective Employers

Heather Huhman | Posted 10.10.2012 | Small Business
Heather Huhman

With the unemployment rate steady around 8.2 percent, many have been wondering exactly what the culprit of the situation is. But what many fail to recognize is there are plenty of things employers themselves aren't getting right.

The Perks of Being an Older Entrepreneur

John Dearborn | Posted 10.06.2012 | Small Business
John Dearborn

When it comes to a startup's success, being able to contribute experience and insight is almost as valuable as a unique idea or substantive funding.

Business Owners Disapprove Of Obama's Job Performance

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

Count this as a potential win for Mitt Romney's message about business owners: 59 percent of them disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performan...

B&B Owners Fined $4,500 For Refusing To Accomodate Gay Couple

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 07.19.2012 | Small Business

The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has fined the owners of a now-closed bed and breakfast $4,500 for refusing to grant a gay couple a reservat...

Many Small Business Owners Are Going Without Pay

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.18.2012 | Small Business

Although optimism among small business owners has been in high in recent months, many owners have been making notable sacrifices and changes to stay a...