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American Apparel Post-Mortem: A Lesson In Visionary Leadership

Jose Costa | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
Jose Costa

While Dov Charney brought a strong vision and a commendable mission to the apparel industry, he also became a distraction that drew attention from the core product and inhibited the leadership's ability to keep up with market trends.

As Telecommuting Rises, Here's How To Keep Tabs On Your Team

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 02.01.2017 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

Technology is facilitating telecommuting and making the physical office a thing of the past.

Five Marketing Trends to Watch in 2017

Christine Fruechte | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Christine Fruechte

As the year winds down, I find myself reflecting on the past year and trying to sort through what's to come. However, one thing is very clear, disrupt...

The Future of America, Innovation and the Next President

James Canton | Posted 11.02.2016 | Business
James Canton

Memo to the next President of the United States. On behalf of a few hundred million folks I thought I would share with you the following. On the alm...

What Business Leaders Need to Know About Latest Real Estate Trends

Anna Johansson | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business
Anna Johansson

As the real estate market moves, so do the rest of the world's markets. Even the slightest changes can result in major movement in other aspects of business, finance, and even travel. That's why it's important that we occasionally slow down and take a look at the different trends that are unfolding.

Meet Two Guys Who Are Changing The Fate Of Real Estate

Ryan Stewman | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
Ryan Stewman

In 2010, I was at a low point in my life. I had lost my job in the mortgage industry and had been blackballed from working in the profession again. I ...

3 Insights on The Future from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger

Taylor Pearson | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Taylor Pearson

Berkshire has grown so large and become so integral to the U.S. economy that the only threat to the company is an existential threat to the entire country. What can insights can we glean from someone with such a broad perspective on the American economy?

How the Membership Business Model Is Changing the Way We Buy

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

The idea of a membership business model, in which customers pay a subscription to gain unlimited access to a product or service, is nothing new: gyms ...

From the Tank to the Bank: 5 Small Business Trends You Need to Know Right Now

Janice Celeste | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Janice Celeste

I recently had the opportunity to interview Daymond John, from the hit television show, Shark Tank and Keri Gohman, Head of Small Business Banking at Capital One about business trends for 2016. There are several opportunities that stand out this year for entrepreneurs to capitalize and grow their businesses.

Ecommerce Trends to Watch in 2016

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 02.20.2017 | Business
Margarita Hakobyan

As 2016 begins to gain momentum, it's time to consider what lies ahead for eCommerce businesses. What are the biggest trends that your business will n...

How Star Wars Stays Relevant Across Generations (and Why You Need to Toss Out Stereotypes Based on Age)

Rob Tarkoff | Posted 01.15.2017 | Business
Rob Tarkoff

I took some time over the holidays to see the new Star Wars movie with my family, and regardless of age, everybody loved it -- myself, my teenage children, even the younger nieces and nephews in our group. This was no surprise.

Us and Them: A Critical Perspective on Generational Differences in the Workplace

Ellevate | Posted 08.13.2016 | Women

Character-building is the foundation of any great career and we must sometimes endure tough challenges to earn the stripes that will lead us to advancement. At the risk of sounding a bit soap-boxy, I feel that it should not fall totally upon older generations to embrace and cater to the whims of younger generations.

See the Future of Your Business -- Right Now

John Bowen | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business
John Bowen

The future is coming. It's where we're going to spend the rest of our lives. We might just want to do our best to determine how it will unfold so we can position our companies to generate huge results.

History Always Repeats Itself

Ellevate | Posted 06.18.2016 | Women

I was inspired by Aurore's story and it seemed to "bookend" mine. How a pair of pants lead two talented women in different directions. I hope the message is clear. Social circumstance is not designed to make an individual great. It is designed to make others feel in control.

Leading Ladies and Lads

Ellevate | Posted 06.15.2016 | Women

I believe that women's definition of leadership is different than that of men. For many women, being a leader does not absolve us of doing something that might be considered a menial task. Quite the opposite. To many of us, leadership is about just making sure the job gets done, and done well.

As Summer Ramps Up, These Businesses May Too

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Several industries typically associated with summertime activities stand to benefit in the weeks ahead as vacationers get moving and as people generally enjoy a more relaxed, active lifestyle in the coming months.

5 Business Lessons From Corporate Responsibility

John Friedman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
John Friedman

Corporate Responsibility or Sustainability is more than the idea of 'doing well by doing good' it is a business strategy borne of the recognition that...

2015: The Year to Help a Small Business Grow #HASBG

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Growth is on everyone's mind. Entrepreneurs are more optimistic about growth opportunities than they have been since 2008. (We hope you're one of them!) And, the number of business start-ups are on the rise!

7 Trends That Impact Small Business Growth in 2015

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 03.01.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Remember the day when you thought social media was a passing trends for hipsters, not business owners? Well, guess what. Social media is here to stay and will continue to propel consumer spending.

The Hard Truth About the Current State of Soft Skills in the U.S.

Laura Berger | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

The tradeoff between hard and soft skills appear to be most at play in professional capacities such as accounting, finance and law, where people are trained and hired for their extreme analytical capabilities.

Women Increasingly Shaping the Future of Business

Daniel Burrus | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Since the dawn of human kind the business landscape was a man's world. Times are changing! Today, women are wielding more and more power on both sides...

Are You Failing Your Business

Marta Segal Block | Posted 08.24.2014 | Small Business
Marta Segal Block

What J fails to recognize are her two fatal errors and these errors are common to so many small businesses in so many fields.

Attention, Sports Fans! The Biggest World Cup Battle Is Facebook vs. Twitter

Jim Yu | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

For brands on Twitter this year, the World Cup is not only an exciting sporting event to watch, but also a chance to connect with fans and expand reach.

Think Like a Publisher, Act Like a Business

Jim Yu | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

Content creation should be strategic, meaningful and impactful, otherwise it's not going to yield results that will grow your business.

Three Essential Questions You Should Be Asking Your CMO

Jim Yu | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

To ensure that your marketing program is seamless and all-encompassing, develop a channel of communication with your CMO and ask these three questions to streamline strategy.