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8 Reasons to Initiate a Startup While Job Searching

Marty Zwilling | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

If you are one of the many professionals still trapped between jobs by circumstances outside your control, or are about to dump the loser job you have now, you should be actively defining and starting your own business, in parallel with looking for that ideal job. Let me explain why this is a win-win deal, no matter what the outcome.

Why Working Mothers Need Resilience

Sue Davey | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Sue Davey

When the unexpected strikes, breathe to control your emotions, which in turn will allow you to develop a plan to tackle the immediate issues. And if you have time, recognize the fact that adapting to the unexpected and the difficult will make you -- and your brain -- stronger.

Bed Rest Made Me a Better Entrepreneur: 5 Key Things

Brigid Ward | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Brigid Ward

In retrospect, bed rest turned out to be not all bad. In fact, it helped me become the successful entrepreneur I am today.

Meet Renaissance Woman Paula 'Pixie' Dezzutti Hewlette

Nova Lorraine | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women
Nova Lorraine

I was a woman, I was pregnant, I wasn't even old enough to legally rent a car, and I had scored higher on their aptitude entrance test than any other candidate.

Are You Trying to Be All Things to All Customers?

Marty Zwilling | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Your business can't be all things to all people, and excel at anything. Every entrepreneur and every business needs a strategy to keep them focused. In fact, in this new world of pervasive interactivity, it's time to rethink even how to develop a strategy.

Entrepreneur Series: Growing Up and Doing Business With... Yumi Mathews, Reebok CrossFit LAB, Los Angeles

Marina Chetner | Posted 04.14.2015 | Small Business
Marina Chetner

Believe me when I declare the following: There are people in this world who make you want to exercise. Yes, you read right. Case in point? Yumi Mathews.

5 Principles for Deriving Winning Business Insights

Marty Zwilling | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

. The business world is a symphony of players and elements that only works when everything interconnects harmoniously. Continuous innovation and continuous learning are required for any sustained connection and success.

How to Use the Power of Purpose to Create Your Ideal World

Ramon Nuez | Posted 04.08.2015 | Small Business
Ramon Nuez

You do not have to live your life the way other people tell you to. Yes, it's a shocking statement and it breaks every convention you have been taught, but it's also true. But living an unconventional life is not easy. There is a great deal of hard work and failure on this journey.

Looking Back at Women's History Month, It's All about 'B'

Gemma Puglisi | Posted 04.02.2015 | Women
Gemma Puglisi

Just last year, Smith went missing for nearly 18 hours -- and was later found in Manhattan. Her struggle with the disease continues, yet she and Gasby have not only been devoted to each other, but to the cause.

Burnout or Balance: What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

Peg Samuel | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Peg Samuel

These days, I like to say I am a Graceful CEO. Keeping the balance in my life is very important. I look at being an Entrepreneur as a marathon, not a race and I will place at the perfect pace for me.

How to Manifest the Business You Want

Gabrey Means | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Gabrey Means

Manifesting, to many, is just another new age buzzword. But as soft as it sounds, it's actually quite a powerful business tool.

How to Manifest the Business You Want

Gabrey Means | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Gabrey Means

Many companies think about the clients they want to work with in basic terms. We like to go a level deeper and envision the kinds of people we want to work with, the types of assignments we'd find most interesting and areas of particular passion for our teams.

There's a Hidden Dark Side to Being an Entrepreneur -- It Can Wreak Havoc on Your Mental Health

Amy Morin | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

It's important to reconsider the romanticized notion that being your own boss is the key to happiness in life. Although there are many benefits to being an entrepreneur, for some, the psychological toll isn't worth it.

How Your Company Can Stay Connected to Customers in the Digital Age

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 04.13.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Connecting with customers is getting more and more challenging. Your consumers are getting smarter, refusing to listen to one more hard sell or pitch. And even though it seems like they're "connected" around the clock, all that technology they're hiding behind doubles as some excellent personal security.

How Kimanzi Constable Left a Job He Hated and Is Now Living His Dream

Ramon Nuez | Posted 03.27.2015 | Small Business
Ramon Nuez

Entrepreneurship is less about building a business and more about creating the freedom you want for your life. Kimanzi Constable was trapped in a job that he hated, working 60+ hours a week and 170 pounds overweight. Until one day, Constable decided to stop living a life that sucked.

9 Tips for Softening Bad News to a Client

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Everything doesn't always go according to plan. Which means that unfortunately, you sometimes have to give a customer or client badnews. To help you out, we polled 9 entrepreneurs on their best tips for softening this blow.

When Opportunity Knocks, Will You Open the Door?

Melanie Young | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Just as great mind or idea should not be wasted, neither should an opportunity. As the saying goes "opportunity only knocks once." Sometimes it may knock twice if you are lucky. You can choose to jump on it or thump your head later wishing you had.

How I Try to Balance Social Media As a Mom and Entrepreneur

Nellie Akalp | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Nellie Akalp

Here are a few guidelines that I'm trying to use to balance social media as a parent and entrepreneur, and I'd be interested to hear your thoughts as well.

Who Are You to Call Yourself an Entrepreneur?

Dixie Gillaspie | Posted 03.24.2015 | Small Business
Dixie Gillaspie

For myself and my clients I accept no guru-speak as criteria for their right to wear the badge of Entrepreneur. When I examine the definition as it was originally used, and as it is accepted in our modern dictionary, I see three requirements.

SaaS Companies Must Adapt to Capitalize on the Cloud

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 03.20.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

CES 2015 saw the debut of smart objects that we've never seen connected before, including "rings, pendants, jackets, handbags and so on." All of these devices that are part of the so-called Internet of Things, as well as devices like smartphones and tablets, will run cloud-based applications.

3 Tips for Launching a New Venture in a Crowded Market

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 03.19.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Every great venture starts with a great idea. But unfortunately, many of those ideas never get any further when the thought of navigating a crowded market seems too daunting. Don't let that stop you. There's no market too crowded for the next great idea if you do it right.

5 Ways Resilient People Use Failure to Their Advantage

Amy Morin | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Amy Morin

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength and develop increased resilience. It's all about the choices we make and the desire to become better. With hard work, we can learn to use setbacks as opportunities to grow stronger.

Beyonce to Bill Gates: 24 Millionaires Reveal the Hardest Thing About Being an Entrepreneur

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.17.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Being your own boss might sound like a dream come true, but starting your own business isn't an easy path. The reality is it takes a lot of sweat, tears, hard work and discipline to be a successful entrepreneur.

The Reason Why Your Business Is Still In The Technician Stage

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 03.16.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

What prevents small business owners from operating as visionary entrepreneurs who hire the right people and implement processes so their company can run like a well-oiled machine?

Why It Makes Good Business Sense to Give Away Your Product for Free

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 03.12.2015 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

In a world in which software-as-a-service tools and cloud-based apps are as plentiful as grains of sand at the beach, consumers have nearly limitless buying options. Why should they choose yours? How can you rise above the noise and break through to new prospects?