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Grow Your Business by Protecting Your Life With Guardrails

Alex Charfen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

If you want a successful business, you almost always have to go through this intense startup period. When the business gains success and momentum, far too many business owners fail to recognize they can and should shift the intensity and begin to put up some simple guardrails.

The DeWolfe Effect

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Have you ever laid awake at night thinking about that entrepreneur who has already forged the path that you are on? I often think of an entrepreneur who has already accomplished much of what I am setting out to do. He is a legend when it comes to real estate brands in New England. His name is Richard DeWolfe.

Art of Making Money: 3 Keys to Getting Obsessive to Achieve Greatness

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Shaahin Cheyene

With these three keys in hand,the great entrepreneur inside of you can emerge and embrace the infectious obsession that has made so many men and women great.

Best Practice in Business

Stacey Cole | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Stacey Cole

The term 'best practices' can be a confusing one, but it can also be a limiting one if you don't pause to reconsider it on a regular basis.

The Don Draper Problem: Root Out Your False Narratives

Michael Port | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Michael Port

We can remember times when even if we meant to say things straight, our words felt awkward or forced because we were hiding a particular fact or issue. Just as false notes can ruin an actor's performance, the same is true for business persona.

Learn From Sears: Don't Make This Monumental Mistake

Mike Harden | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Take a look around in your own company. Are you encouraging the wrong behaviors?

Your Key to Success Lies in Your Strengths

Alex Charfen | Posted 08.31.2014 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

One of the keys to high-performing individuals in any arena is their ability to shut out the noise -- the things they don't think worthy of their focus -- and concentrate on what they love.

Presentation Rules to Break: Picture the Audience in Their Underwear

Karen Hough | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

I've tried it, and I've even had test subjects try it. It's distracting, makes you go blank, and leaches energy away from your passion and funnels it to a stupid technique. And there's always someone in the first row whom I really don't want to visualize in underwear. Ick.

4 Things Businesses Can Learn From Sports

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

For us, sports is a recreational activity to alleviate work stress. However, if you apply the lessons learned from playing sports, you'll learn the board room and the basketball court have lots in common.

5 Cardinal Sins Committed by Wedding Photographers That Guarantee We Will Never Refer Them

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.03.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Photographers aren't like wedding planners. They see things at a wedding through a completely different prism. And that's the whole point of hiring a ...

5 Tricks to Stop Procrastinating and Get Your Projects Done

Stacia Pierce | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Stacia Pierce

If you're constantly putting off projects, it's usually due to internal blockage. That block is just a mental barrier standing in the way of your success. Nevertheless you can bust through, clear your mind and confidently complete your projects.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

4 Things Every Working Person Needs to Read

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Daffnee Cohen

Have the conversation, send the email, do the project and be done with it. Life is too short both socially and professionally to let it affect the great work you are capable of doing tomorrow.

What Is Transformation?

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I've been talking about transformation a lot these days. It's the theme for 2014 at Rodale. It's definitely a buzzword, and once you focus on it, you ...

10 Reasons You Need a Digital You

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Joanne Tombrakos

The reality is, no matter who you are, business professional to entrepreneur, CEO to salesperson, your digital you opens doors, creates new connections and keeps you marketable and relevant. It deserves your time.

4 Essential Tips on How to Grow Your Consulting Business

Brian Ainsley Horn | Posted 07.05.2014 | Small Business
Brian Ainsley Horn

For many successful entrepreneurs, the business that can deliver many lucrative rewards is a consulting practice.

5 Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur

Diane Smith | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Diane Smith

Acknowledging the national importance of entrepreneurship to America's economic growth, one of the attendees there asked an important question: How do we encourage more people to become entrepreneurs?

Moderating a Panel: 8 Ways to Run an Excellent Discussion

Karen Hough | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

Panels are a great way to look at a subject from several viewpoints. Unfortunately, they can also become slow, boring torture when panelists and moderators adopt the "speak-only-when-spoken-to-or-questioned" attitude.

NDAs Are Stupid (Mostly)

Matt Douglas | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Matt Douglas

A few weeks ago, I asked our System Operation Manager to get a quote from a new service provider. To get a quote, we would need to provide some basic ...

5 Business Lessons from a Little Boy with Down Syndrome

Brian Ainsley Horn | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Brian Ainsley Horn

Kids can be some of the best teachers, even when it comes to business. My son has been no exception to that rule, despite the fact that he has a learning disability.

How To Build An App (Even If You're In High School)

Tori Molnar | Posted 06.17.2014 | Teen
Tori Molnar

In case you're thinking, "I'm in high school, I could never do that," what if I told you that you were wrong, and that you can build an app?

Rule-Breakers: Reputation Ramificaticatications

Sara Canaday | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

If you might suffer from Don't Fence Me In syndrome, the challenge is finding a way to function within the organization so that you don't extinguish your independent spark or burn your bridges. Think before you speak.

What a Broken Jetta Taught Me About Dashboards

George Weiner | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
George Weiner

Data dashboards of all kinds have quickly become a staple in our daily work and life. There are a number of dashboard tools that are racing to make sense of this data, which is great. But it's impossible for us to process it all.

Where Does the Spotlight of Your Leadership Attention Shine?

Jennifer V. Miller | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Jennifer V. Miller

As a leader, where do you focus your attention? If you said something like, "I fix problems" or "I help people improve," you'd be like countless other leaders across the globe, primed to "close the gap" or strive for "relentless improvement."

10 Leadership and Business Lessons My Mother Taught me After She Left the Business World

Nimati Emam | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Nimati Emam

Her journey became full of unconventional, hit (and miss) and score, and rich life lessons that were indispensable to me, and although were not generated from her 9-5 job, were always easily transferred to mine.