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8 of the Dumbest Things People Say

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Grant Cardone

If you want to know how people think, listen to what they say. The old adage says, "As a man thinketh he doeth." I've spent most of my career working ...

Let's Talk Business: 5 Steps For Definite Success

Uloop | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business

Having a successful business provides a test to the motivated, financially sound and mentally adept.  On the other hand, starting a business is relatively easy.

Why You Aren't Meeting Investors

Seth Goldstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Seth Goldstein

Nobody teaches you these rules. And people are too polite to tell you when you violate them. Understanding and following the laws of email are crucial to ensuring you get investor meetings.

How to Get Your Small Business Unstuck

Carol Roth | Posted 05.04.2014 | Small Business
Carol Roth

From time to time, business owners working in their businesses, find that they hit a wall or a plateau -- they get "stuck", so to speak. So how do you get "unstuck", whether you have been in business for a year or ten years?

Diving Into the Mobile Web - How Brands Can Optimize in 2014

Shawn Prez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Shawn Prez

The age of e-commerce is fully upon us and the rage is all mobile. As smartphone and tablet use continues to grow, businesses without mobile-optimized websites risk losing out on potential sales.

Sincerity and Authenticity in Social Media

John G. Taft | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
John G. Taft

Being authentically sincere -- connecting with others out of a corporate mission and sense of purpose that is all about helping others -- that's how to differentiate in social media channels.

Business Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From the Walking Dead

Paula Conway | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Paula Conway

Like running with the dead, getting ahead in business is not complicated; just pick up the speed.

Top 10 Revenue-Driving Tips Salespeople Can Learn from the Winter Games

Penny Herscher | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Penny Herscher

What traits do athletes have that can translate to sales? Quite a few, actually. They know that they have to put in the work at practice to see results in the games. Salespeople have to show the same attention to detail in their accounts.

Business Sales to Continue Booming Through 2014

Greg Voakes | Posted 04.08.2014 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

As the old adage goes, "The best time to sell a business is when it is doing well."

Prepare Like an Olympian for the Challenges of the Business World

Nikki Stone | Posted 04.06.2014 | Sports
Nikki Stone

How does an Olympian prepare mentally for a once-in-a-lifetime event that can literally be over in seconds, but its results will last for the rest of his or her life? Surprisingly, in a very similar way as businessmen and women prepare for big projects.

Could You Sell Your Business if You Wanted to?

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

Most company owners probably don't want to sell their business right now -- but they want to know they could. That's the theory behind The Sellability Score, an online tool developed by author and serial entrepreneur John Warrillow.

Is Facebook 'Dead' for the Small Business Owner?

Kim Garst | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Kim Garst

With new social networking sites springing up constantly, it is tempting to spend what little time you have for social media hunting in more fertile grounds -- if there are any, right? Not yet and I will tell you why.

Time for Your 2014 Small Business Risk Audit

Ted Devine | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business
Ted Devine

Have you've been devouring articles by any analyst, guru or pundit with insight into what you can expect in the next 12 months? Now it's time to evaluate which of the year's events your business needs to prepare better for.

Your Company's 'Cardiovascular' System: How Healthy Is It?

Ray Gagnon | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Ray Gagnon

Just as your arteries bring life-giving blood to all parts of your body, so too does your meeting system channel the communication of ideas, solutions, decisions, and so on, that enable your business to run.

How to Hack Agility to Help Scale Your Company

Brian Honigman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Brian Honigman

Growing your company to the next level in its evolution is possible only if your team is willing and able to properly hack agility and reap its benefits.

From Wall Street to Pet Street? The Leap to Entrepreneurship

Tom Lowery | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Tom Lowery

There was a time when young, ambitious college grads ran to Wall Street or corporate jobs in hopes of clawing their way to the top. Now they're running away from Wall Street for a better life on Main Street.

5 Ways to Check You're Not Late to the Stock Market Party

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

When everyone's rushing for the door, you need someone to offer you a way out or you could be in trouble.

Is This the Secret to Success?

Azeem Khan | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Azeem Khan

Just because you see a great opportunity doesn't mean it's the right opportunity for you.

Here's Proof That Size Doesn't Matter

Ian Altman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

Someone recently asked me about their attendance at trade shows as way to generate sales leads and new customers. They used to have great success atte...

Fail Fast, Succeed Faster: 5 Keys To Success

Ryan McMunn | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

In a world where 75 percent of tech startups fail, it is important to have a plan, adapt and do it fast. The sooner you realize that something is failing, the quicker you can fix it and the faster you will ultimately succeed.

4 Powerful Tips On How to Be A Powerful Listener in 2014

Blake Landau | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
Blake Landau

Being a good listener can be the difference between recognizing opportunity, and completely missing the boat.

Be Specific to Increase Your Revenue

Ian Altman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

You do not need to limit your scope to one area. However, you will find that if you identify three areas of specific challenges you solve, you can attract a large segment of the market with your "unique" offering.

The Resolution All Entrepreneurs Should Make

Lili Balfour | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

For 2014, my resolution is to become the student and learn from other thought leaders. I've made it a point to read one book per month.

Success 101 With Michael Szabados, COO of NetScout

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

What causes someone like Bill Gates to go from piecing together computers in his garage to building a colossal empire making him one of the richest men in the world? Join me today on my journey to greatness as together, we get inside the mind of business great Michael Szabados.

Tips To Help You Avoid Overpromising

Ian Altman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

Here are common scenarios where you may need to recover after overpromising to a client. The most important thing to remember is that the sooner you can reset expectations, the better.