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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.

Mompreneur Spotlight: How to Build a Following & Make a Living on YouTube

Anjali Varma | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Anjali Varma

Judy Travis began sharing videos of beauty tips that she recorded on her handheld camera when she was in college. 7 years later, she is a mom of 3 girls, has 5 YouTube channels, millions of subscribers, hundreds of millions of views, and both her and her husband have made a career leveraging her thriving YouTube presence.

The NYSE Outage: Lessons in Crisis Management

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Last week's NYSE outage was a test not only of their ability to get back on their feet, but also of their ability to clearly communicate what was going on to the general public.

Five Things You Didn't Know About Becoming a Millionaire

Paul Scolardi | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Paul Scolardi

Many hardworking professionals today in all different types of fields and industries operate with a simple, common goal in mind: to become a millionaire. For some it may seem like a stretch, for others it may seem as though they are always close to reaching this level of success but never quite get it.

Outsourcing Can Help Your Business Thrive

Adam Aronson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Adam Aronson

Often, those who start a business are looking for a sense of control - mastering their own destiny. They are the ones piling the work onto their plate, taking on added burden where possible. It is sometimes, then, counterintuitive to think about ways to reduce workload and increase efficiencies.

How This Man Made $27 Million From His $3,000 Business

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business

It begins in a village of fewer than 200 people in Israel. This is where Idan Shpizear -- co-owner, co-founder and CEO of 911 Restoration, a company that helps homeowners recover from water damage -- learned the finer points of farming from his father.

5 Financial Basics for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Be financially prepared for anything and plan ahead. You never know what's going to happen next, but if you understand your financials, you can make informed decisions when you need to.

Three Struggles of Growing a Small Business

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Starting a small business is hard to do. It requires careful planning, sacrifice, taking risks and a significant financial investment. Growing your small business is even harder and requires even more time, money, and efforts.

8 Ways Startups Spend Resources Without Adding Value

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur I know is short on resources, including time, money, and skills. The last thing they can afford is to waste any of these, but in my mentoring and coaching activities, I see it happening all too often.

How My Backflip Landed Me at ABC's Shark Tank Casting Call

Sonia Smith-Kang | Posted 07.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Sonia Smith-Kang

What does this image have to do with ABC's Shark Tank? Well, let me start from the beginning.