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As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

8 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Lead With New Work Models

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

As an entrepreneur, you need to be aware that the notions of work are changing just as fast as the technology for products. It's an opportunity for innovation that cannot be ignored as a success and competitor differentiator.

You Graduated... Now, What? (10 Steps to Building Your Life on Purpose)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Mark W. Guay

I watched as my students picked up their cap and gown and carried it in their arms like a newborn baby. I smiled, said a few last words of encouragement, then asked, "You graduated... now what?"

Barbara Corcoran's Office: A Pallet for Success

Linda Lauren | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Linda Lauren

In my efforts to work with color for the benefit of my clients, I often pay special attention to what connects people to success. I have found that the colors we choose to surround ourselves with (and wear) can become a clear indication of how we experience happiness in our lives.

Magnifying microbusinesses

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Microbusinesses play a huge role in our everyday lives and at some point, you'll come into contact with one. Whilst bigger businesses usually get th...

How Websites and Online Marketing Have Evolved in the Restaurant Industry

Jared Shimoff | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Jared Shimoff

Today's Internet technology offers restaurants multiple opportunities to promote their business and increase sales. There is so much that can be done, with so few resources, that it's almost a crime to do nothing at all.

The Most Important Part of Networking!

Emma Isaacs | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

I'm always so surprised when I meet someone, we have a great connection, they tell me they'll be in touch, and then wham -- nothing. It surprises me because the hardest part of networking is actually starting. It's the getting to the event, or organizing the get together.

Why Creativity, Vulnerability and Sensitivity Are Your Superpowers

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 06.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

Here is my confession: I've got Superpowers. Even more I'm a Creative Superhero. No, I can't fly through walls, lift the Eifel Tower or read your mi...

10 Recommendations for Entrepreneurs Who Hate Norms

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

I suspect that there are really a lot of "grown-up closet freaks" out there who could be great entrepreneurs. We should really be enticing them to overcome their fears of thinking differently.

New Business? Avoid These 4 Rookie Mistakes

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Casey Cavanagh

There are many benefits of starting your own business. Who wouldn't want to make their own schedule? Be their own boss? Set their own rates? The flexibility and convenience that comes with starting your own business is great, and exactly why there have been such an influx of people choosing the entrepreneurial path in recent years.

Hey Product Managers -- Stop Pissing Off the Engineers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

So you are the product manager -- CEO of your domain -- and the go-to-guy for everything that matters. You help set the strategic framework for where your product and the business are headed and lead a cross-functional team to greatness.

Leaving Your Dream: TEDx Talk

Karen Korellis Reuther | Posted 06.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Karen Korellis Reuther

The iconic round red carpet sat before an immense fish tank setting the stage for "Changing Currents", TEDxBerkleeValencia held at the Oceanogràfic...

6 Simple Tests to Ensure Your Startup Idea Is Worth Pursuing -- Without Quitting Your Job

Dr. Sean Wise | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Dr. Sean Wise

Durability is knowing whether or not your product will be around for a long time or if it will fizzle out quickly. Is your product something that we need or is it something that is more of a fad and will disappear once it has run it's course?

Building Your Brand With Crowdfunding

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Author Amanda L. Barbara is the vice president and co-founder of Pubslush, a global crowdfunding and analytics platform for the literary world. Crowd...

12 Tips for Crafting Employee Vacation Guidelines

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Startups never sleep. But is it better to require all employees fully unplug during their vacation days or should they have one foot in and one out? We polled 12 entrepreneurs to find out.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Valissa Yoe, DJ and Stylist

Ian Spanier | Posted 06.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Yoe wears many (very fashionable) hats: She's a successful stylist for magazines, advertisers and television, a host on and one of New ...

Dr. Orujyan Encourages Young Entrepreneurs to Leverage Technology and Use the 'Internet of Things' to Innovate

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Ashley Jude Collie

Dr. Orujyan, who I count as a personal friend and a mutual source of inspiration, is an American immigrant success story that's still being told.

How to Market Your Startup

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Marketing a startup is very tricky. Chances are you have very little money and no marketing team. It's like you're Gordon Bombay and trying to lead a bunch of rag-tag kids to the District 5 PeeWee Hockey Championship.

19 Ways to Build Social Media Relationships From the Ground Up

Karen Yankovich | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Karen Yankovich

Social media is a great place to grow your network. Plain and simple. It doesn't get any easier to find, build and nurture a group of fans, followers, and future clients, but it does take some work.

Why You Shouldn't Disregard MBA Hires, No Matter What Peter Thiel or Elon Musk Say

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

In an interview last September, Peter Thiel said that MBAs tend to participate in herd-like thinking. The luminary PayPal co-founder and entrepreneur further explained he generally avoids hiring business school graduates because they often exhibit high extroversion but low conviction.

5 Essential Habits of Highly Productive Product Managers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.11.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Great product managers are like many other high achievers. They seem to get more done in a month than most do in a year. When you find one you do everything you can to keep them, and you would gladly trade 10 good PMs for one that was great.

5 Top Millennial Archetypes (And Why They Are Irrelevant to Your Marketing)

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

If you've read anything about marketing to Millennials lately, you've probably encountered musings on the various personas these young adults manifest.

How to Wow Potential Investors With Your Pitch Deck

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

You will want to make sure you remain professional in your approach and confident of the work you have presented to investors. Don't be afraid to respond to their questions with pride, and always make it a point to follow up no matter the outcome.

Angel Investors Are Still the Lifeblood of Startups

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

It remains to be seen whether all the recent crowd funding enhancements, including the right to general solicitation (Jobs Act, Title II), and the still pending ability to crowd fund equity investments in startup (Jobs Act, Title III), will bring more value to entrepreneurs than burden.

Intrepreneurs and Entrepreneurs

Emma Isaacs | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

I only hire intrepreneurs. They fit our high-growth, fast paced environment and they're the only people I like working with. If you're a "I just want a job and a salary and don't want to rock the boat or do anything remotely risky or brave'" person, then it ain't going to work.