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7 Morning Habits to Be Happier at Work

BusinessCollective | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business

It all starts with your morning: rather than waking up on the wrong side of the bed, start with calm positivity. Whether you're an early riser who finds enjoyment in the early hours of the day, or a night owl who falls asleep already dreading the sound of the alarm, these seven morning habits will form the basis of a happy and productive workday.

Building the Lifestyle of Maine into the Soak Brand

Michelle Vale | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Michelle Vale

As small business owners, we pride ourselves on delivering a product that is second to none. However, there are many more facets to our brand than pr...

The Role of Email Marketing in Sales (Then, Today and Tomorrow)

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

While personalized marketing and marketing automation are becoming the norm across industries, the future of email marketing may hold a lot of surprises for marketers and sales teams.

Hiring Guru: Jody Rookstool - Pointing the Way to Start-up Profitability

David Jensen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
David Jensen

As a young entrepreneur during the dot com boom, Jody Rookstool successfully guided two technology start-ups. The first, Serus was sold to Netopia for over $7,000,000 in 1998 and the second, PointClick reached over 130 employees and $1,000,000 per month in revenue.

How To Make Sure Your Press Release Reaches the Right Audience

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

It may come as a surprise if you're not familiar with PR, but press releases aren't exactly the most useful tools in your media relations arsenal.

How to Give Better Feedback in Meetings

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Merely pointing out flaws comes across as egotistical. If you're going to point out the problems, also remember to offer up some solutions.

4 Pieces of Conventional Hiring Wisdom You Should Ignore

BusinessCollective | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business

My business partner Jeff and I recently hired our first full-time employee, and we were nervous. We knew that choosing the wrong employee could be a devastating hit to our business. Before extending an offer, we read a lot of research and talked to consultants about how to make a good hire. And ultimately, we went the other way on a lot of decisions.

How a Twitter Feud Has Boosted Both Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift's Brands

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Last week social media fans saw a new feud erupt between two of the biggest female artists in the entertainment business. While the feud was short-lived and didn't involve any catfights or hair pulling, it actually did a great deal for both women's brand images and their social media personas.

The Real Secret to Better Work-Life Balance Isn't 'Balance' At All

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The trick is finding something that truly utilizes your gifts and interests. So, what is it about your profession that you can't live without? If the list is long, when your job inevitably mixes with your personal time -- you won't resent it.

7 Publicity Rules Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 07.24.2015 | Media
Robert J. Szczerba

What if you invented a revolutionary product that replaced narcotics to alleviate pain, but you fumbled the public relations (PR) effort and your news got lost in the media echo chamber?

The Good and the Bad About Being a #Girlboss

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Deborah Stachelski

We all have an inner #girlboss. But taking the leap to have your own business is a whole 'notha story! We can all agree that working for yourself is the ultimate dream, right?

Tips to Help Make Sure Your Company Stays Relevant

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

In today's digital age, public relations is about more than getting attention in the media. You also need to make sure that your company is staying relevant. This can be difficult for companies in virtually any industry.

Meet The Teen Who Pays For College With A Jewelry Business

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 07.23.2015 | Style

Think about the typical day of a college student: there are classes to attend, books to study and beer to drink. Now, think about a day in the life of...

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About PR From Donald Trump's Presidential Campaign

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Whether you are baffled by the former reality star's foray into the world of politics or already supporting a "Trump 2016" bumper sticker on your car, there is no arguing that the country cannot stop talking about Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

Profile: Kimra Bettasso -- 401K Advice for a New Generation

David Jensen | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Kimra Bettasso is a Financial Consultant and Founder of 401k Retire Logic and 401k Legit. I asked her about her unique approach to this market.

7 Facts from the 2015 Forbes Billionaire List That'll Give You Epic Motivation

Timothy Sykes | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

Let this list of billionaire facts inspire you, and use the fact that so many of the list's members have built their own fortunes to motivate you to grow your own. It's absolutely possible - you just have to be willing to change your mindset and work hard.

11 Steps to Building on a New Business Idea

Chelsea Berler | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Chelsea Berler

Turning your vision into the reality of a successful business sure isn't easy. But can be exciting and a whole lot of fun to get the juices flowing, build on your idea, and take it to the next level.

Pot Investments Versus Angel Investments: It is Time to Worry, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

The devil is in the data. How else do you explain the fact that $23.3 billion was invested in the marijuana penny stock market last year -- almost as much as the $24.1 billion total of angel investments over the same period.

PR Tips Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Netflix

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Today, the company Netflix is one of the largest and most successful corporations of its kind. This online video streaming service connects millions of individuals with the television and movie content they are looking for with affordable monthly plans.

10 Reasons for Joining the New Startup Wave Now

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Since the recession, and at least partially sparked by it, I'm seeing a real resurgence of entrepreneurial spirit, and more startup activity than ever before. I believe the days of the "job work" mentality are thankfully waning, with more people looking to get satisfaction by making the world a better place, rather than just tolerating brain-numbing work to fund enjoyment elsewhere.

Important PR Lessons We Can Learn From Steve Jobs

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Earlier this week the official trailer for the new Steve Jobs Biopic was released to the world. In the trailer for the film, audiences can see the late Jobs, as played by Michael Fassbender, during his struggles to grow and manage the Apple corporation.

Entrepreneurs: Learn to #LiveYourGoals Like the US Women's Soccer Team

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

On Sunday, July 5, 2015, the U.S. Women's Soccer team captivated a proud nation. Following the painful defeat to Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011 and a grueling four-year wait, the U.S. Women's Soccer team came to win.

Itching to Ditch Your Job: Here Are Some Things to Consider First

Victoria A. Tiller | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Victoria A. Tiller

While you are excited about being in control, the income potential and being able to style your life, you have just as much worry about the uncertainty that comes with being a business owner.

Conversion Rate Optimization: Worth the Hype?

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Every company has a website, and every website has a conversion goal. Your conversion goal might be for a user to buy a product, to subscribe to a newsletter or to contact your salesperson.

4 Lessons About Startups and Life I've Learned From Uber and Lyft Drivers

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Inspiration can be found all around us if we only tap in to our surroundings. In a society where serendipitous conversation is increasingly rare, a ride with a Lyft or Uber driver can be just the inspiration or grounding lesson you may need at that time.