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Why You Are Wasting Your Time on Social Media (and How to Fix It!)

Nika Stewart | Posted 12.18.2014 | Small Business
Nika Stewart

If you try to have a presence on too many networks, you dilute your efforts and end up delivering -- and receiving -- very little.

10 New Year Tips for Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

To ensure success in the new year, most small businesses don't realize that the process begins long before January 1. Instead, a lot of work goes into setting your business up for a running start when the clock strikes 12.

Top 5 Tips for Balancing Business and Family

Maria Losseva-Malho | Posted 12.17.2014 | Small Business
Maria Losseva-Malho

Being a parent and an entrepreneur is amazing. It gives you the ability to work while raising a family. However, challenges of juggling all the roles can at times get daunting. Adding a busy holiday season doesn't help.

The Top 7 Books Every CEO Must Read

Mike Harden | Posted 11.06.2014 | Business
Mike Harden

Narrowing it down to a select few is no easy task. However, regardless of the number, I do have a library of required reading for CEOs. Here are my top seven must read books for CEOs.

The Secret Sauce for Running a Small Business in the 21st Century

Roshell Rosemond | Posted 11.04.2014 | Small Business
Roshell Rosemond

Many times emerging business owners believe outsourcing is expensive or for more established companies. Listen: you cannot sustain a business working as a one-person shop. You are your greatest asset. This means optimizing your health and productivity will yield incredible dividends for your business.

What Business Leaders Can Learn From The Marines

Julia Neumer | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Julia Neumer

With Veterans Day approaching, it's the perfect time not just to celebrate and honor our U.S. Armed Forces, but also to consider how their example might apply to our daily lives -- including how we conduct ourselves in business.

4 Scary Legal Myths for Small Businesses

Lisa Honey | Posted 10.31.2014 | Small Business
Lisa Honey

It can be dreadfully difficult to be a small business owner these days. Often you're a one-person shop, and it can seem like a handful of full-time jobs just to keep up with your legal responsibilities on top of everything else.

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?

11 Things I Learned Starting My Own Business Right Out of College

Kieran Foran | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Kieran Foran

Do what you love and do what you want to see in the world. Commit to it. You need to be passionate about it. If it's not something you wouldn't do for free and wouldn't commit anything to see accomplished, then how can you inspire others to trust you and buy from you?

Would You Want to Work in a Fear- or Freedom-Led Workplace?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

As we're at the forefront of entrepreneurship, it's vital that we give our employees freedom to experiment. Many larger organizations are following suit as they realize the importance of risk taking and boldness to innovation .

Business Tips from The Beatles

Brett Greene | Posted 11.25.2014 | Denver
Brett Greene

All businesses, like bands, are made up of a collective of individuals. Though some may contribute in larger ways than others, no one person is responsible for the company's success. It's important to share accolades.

5 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

David S. Bunton | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
David S. Bunton

It's vital to understand how various choices will impact your business from a valuation standpoint so that you can make informed decisions that will put you on the path to future success.

4 Tips for Female Executives As They Climb the Corporate Ladder

Mike Harden | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Mike Harden

Women frequently do not have the same level of support or development opportunities that men enjoy -- because they lack peers and mentors. Here are some tips I share with the female executives I coach, as they climb the corporate ladder.

5 Qualities to Look for in a Leader

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 11.19.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

Leaders are humble people, they know they've got more experience than you, but they'll rarely opt for the choice of putting it in your face.

Wild Turkey Maker Reaches 60th Year In Business

AP | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) -- Jimmy Russell strolled into a roomful of tourists, and soon the patriarch of Kentucky bourbon was surrounded by fans, posing...

When Your Networking Is Not Working

Ellevate | Posted 11.09.2014 | Women

In today's society, networking is considered one of the most crucial steps to getting ahead, both professionally and personally. The problem is, for most of us it feels inauthentic and we wind up slapping a nametag on, and milling about a room aimlessly with no plan.

3 Simple Ways to Think Like a Billionaire

Max Ogles | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Max Ogles

There are thousands of tiny shortcuts that our brains take, but with the right practice we can train ourselves to think slowly and avoid these mental misjudgments. In particular, successful people often develop their own simple strategies.

Rainmaking the 'Old-Fashioned' Way

Deborah S. Chames | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Deborah S. Chames

It is important to remember that business development takes time. It took me five or six years of practice before I saw referrals on a consistent basis. Referrals can come from all different areas.

Why Your Presentation Isn't Coming Out the Way You Thought It Would

Ellevate | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women

If you're reading this, my guess is this has happened to you. You're about a minute and a half into your presentation when things start going wrong. Maybe just slightly, uncomfortably wrong or maybe horribly this-can't-be-really-happening wrong.

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.

Heed These 7 Warning Signs to Avoid a Potentially Toxic Partnership

Mike Harden | Posted 10.27.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

If you can avoid teaming up with a bad partner, you'll reduce the chances of having a failed business, and the amount of stress and frustration that these poor partners cause you during all of the years of your partnership.

Three Ways to Help Your Startup Grow and Flourish

Julia Neumer | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Julia Neumer

Congratulations! You've discovered a valuable solution, developed a mission with purpose, implemented a business plan, and now you are running a successful startup.

The 6 Things You Need to Know to Be Great in Business

Mark Cuban | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

There are no shortcuts in business. In order to be successful there are some things that you must know. These are not all of them by a long shot, but IMHO they are 6 of the most important.

Why Steve Jobs Didn't Listen to His Customers

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Gregory Ciotti

One of the most famous opinions from a highly opinionated man. Regardless of your personal view on this statement, it is remembered because of the implications that Jobs makes about customer feedback.

Life Balance: Include Time for Play

Sandy Smith | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Sandy Smith

Stress is like a violin. If the strings are too loose we get no music. If they are too tight the strings will break. We must all find the right balance between work and our personal life.