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Ignore Everybody

Tobias van Schneider | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Tobias van Schneider

Brainstorm meetings are the places where good ideas go to die, unfortunately. Ninety percent are protecting your idea, and slowly, through hard work, winning over people on your side by justifying your idea. But the secret to this is often to ignore everybody at first.

7 Signs That It's Time To Quit Your Job

Elsa Alexandra Razborsek | Posted 11.02.2015 | Women
Elsa Alexandra Razborsek

Here are seven common clues that you may be better off quitting your job to pursue a different opportunity, start your own business, or simply take a well-deserved sabbatical to think about who you are and what you really want to do.

The Ultimate Guide to Content Curation

Elena Prokopets | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Elena Prokopets

In a world where over 2 million blog posts are published daily, keeping an eye on the buzz gets difficult. Instead of visiting a dozen of our favo...

Quit Whining and Do Your Job

Ellevate | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business

Great leaders never let perfection stand in the way of good. In other words, inactivity at either end of the spectrum, such as crying the blues or striving for perfection, will guarantee that greatness will pass you by.

3 Parts of Business Every Entrepreneur Needs to Understand

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

Whether you need to get better at learning how to source investment capital, increase the sales of the firm, brand your business, or talk to clients, there are plenty of areas to focus on to polish your entrepreneurial skills.

4 Common Loan Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

If it's time to seek a business loan for your company, you're probably worried about whether or not you can actually make it happen. After all, funds have dried up significantly since 2008 and it's very challenging to secure investment from banks and many other types of lending organizations.

Five Things I Love About Having a Strategic Growth Plan for My Small Business

Helen Callier | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Helen Callier

A Leader that works on the business guiding a team to achieve an established vision versus working in the business i.e. hands on in producing a widget or doing the actual hammering. By working on your small business you are in a better position to lead your organization through its mission, goals and strategies.

5 Secrets To Effectively Work From Home

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Joanne Tombrakos

People who have never worked from home imagine that fun is a given and much more readily accessible than when you are beholden to a corporate power. In one respect - they are right. I really love what I do, so I am always having fun. Like right now. Writing this blog is fun.

The Customer Is Not Always Right, and 5 Other Lessons Learned After a Decade in the Wine Business

Sharon Sevrens | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Sharon Sevrens

This October, my wine, beer and spirits retail business turns 10, which has me thinking about the entrepreneurial lessons I've learned over the years. Some are what you might call "happy mistakes;" others definitely presented themselves the hard way.

8 Life Lessons I Learned Working at Google and Facebook

Justin Johnson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Justin Johnson

During Summer 2011, I started my first internship at Google HQ in Mountain View, California. Many thoughts raced through my mind as my start date neared. It was the first time in my life that I would live outside of Texas and would have a job that didn't require me to sell sneakers.

Your Business Is Growing and Running Out of Space. Now What?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Owning a business is a great experience, because it can provide you necessary financial freedom, but at the same time it does require a lot of responsibility. With enough attention and care, all businesses will be able to grow in time.

An Afternoon With Peter Lynch

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Patrick Daniel

As part of the Catholic Speakers Series at the Harvard Business School, Peter Lynch, legendary American businessman and investor, shared his insights, in a conversation moderated by Clarisse Siu, President of the HBS Catholic Student Association, on faith, life and markets.

What You Can Learn From Elon Musk Book: 6 Tips

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Alison van Diggelen

Today, the Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance is finally available. It will "likely serve as the definitive account" of the most successful entrepreneur in the world, writes Jon Gertner in the New York Times.

Does Your Calendar Have A Chokehold On You?

Mike Monteiro | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Mike Monteiro

Meetings may be toxic, but calendars are the superfund sites that allow that toxicity to thrive. I've yet to see a résumé -- and I hope I never do -- that lists "attends meetings well" as a skill. Yet attending meetings ends up being a key component of many jobs. And it's stupid.

10 Ways to Make the Best First Impression at Your Summer Internship

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Sandy Malone

Are you starting a summer internship soon? Hopefully, you've been accepted for one of the positions you applied for in your chosen field, and you're getting ready to shift your focus from academia to the business world because that's what getting practical experience in your chosen career field is all about.

6 Lessons From a Dad to His Daughter

Elliot Begoun | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Elliot Begoun

I was making our final travel plans to attend our daughter's college graduation in early May and began to think about what I would like to impart to her as she enters this next chapter in her life. As a father, I want to insulate my daughter from failure and surround her with success. Yet I know that failure is where the learning occurs.

Managing Change: Is It Stupid and Dangerous?

Randy Pennington | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

This is the second time around for change as the topic de jour. Back in the 1990's, the message was "Change is coming. Get ready." Our cheese was moving and our icebergs were melting. A shift was happening, and we were being warned.

6 Things Your Business Can Do With VoIP Service

Reuben Yonatan | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Reuben Yonatan

A surprising number of businesses are still using landline phones. In the modern world of the Internet and high-speed data, it is undoubtedly time to make a switch to a more modern communication option -- business VoIP service, or Cloud Hosted Systems.

Perfecting the Pitch: How to Sell Better, Faster and Smarter

Danny Wong | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

When you pitch a client, it can feel as if this is your only chance to close the deal. Fortunately, even if they say no, you both can revisit the opportunity further down the line. But it may take weeks, months or years before you get a second chance.

Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

Brainstorming continues to be used because it feels intuitively right to do so. As such, it is one more placebo in the talent management cabinet, believed to work in spite of the clear absence of evidence. So go ahead, schedule that brainstorming meeting -- just don't expect it to accomplish much.

What Spring Break Can Teach You About Business

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

Spring break was such an exciting time in our college days; it's a shame that corporate America hasn't embraced the concept with open arms. Sure, 21-year-old me was an idiot, but surprisingly there are a few things that moronic, youthful me can teach modern-day me about the workplace.

Business Etiquette: How to Handle Professional Rejection

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.03.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

We've all been turned down at some point in our careers and overcoming the rebuff with grace is a leadership skill best acquired through firsthand experience. The good news is that a "no" is often just a step in the direction of a future "yes."

Secrets to Success: Say 'No' More Often

John Fox, Jr. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
John Fox, Jr.

I'm not one for making New Years resolutions, but I made one this year: say "no" more often. I didn't make this resolution to cut people out or to come off like a jerk, I'm doing this to make myself focus on fewer, more important things.

First In, Last Out

Jad Dayeh | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Jad Dayeh

We live in a corporate environment that often places great importance on the "First In, Last Out" philosophy. We hinder ourselves by getting sucked into inefficient work-wormholes and placing competitive pressure on our peers and ourselves. This danger is self-fabricated, our professional Achilles heel.

How Traveling Helps You Succeed in Business

Paige Brown | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
Paige Brown

Get out from behind your desk and beyond the walls of your organization. Go experience the world, and you'll discover you're more prepared to compete and win in business than before.