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Cyber Threats to Your Business: 4 Ways to Safeguard Your Assets

John Bowen | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
John Bowen

Marc Goodman recently shared his top strategies for how entrepreneurs can thwart cyber criminals -- and prevent our most sensitive and important assets from getting hacked.

7 Lessons Your Small Business Can Learn From the Republican Primary Websites

Erika Dickstein | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Erika Dickstein

Bet you didn't think you could learn anything (aside from which candidates want which of their family members on the $10 bill) from the Republican Party's presidential primary race. I thought this too until I started perusing the candidates' websites and realized that small business owners can learn a lot from how political candidates lay out their campaign websites.

How to Make Millions on eBay

Linda Lightman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Linda Lightman

On the heels of eBay's 20th anniversary, I realized I would never be where I am today without the support of eBay. What started as a way to test this ...

How Dan Tocchini, CEO The Grid, Is Rethinking Website Development. I Love His First Answer.

Ramon Nuez | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Dan Tocchini is the founder and CEO of The Grid where he gets a lot of mentorship from D3 AKA, Daniel the 3rd, his dad. You might find that having y...

3 Reasons Wantrepreneurs Fail at Entrepreneurship

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.03.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Being an entrepreneur is a fascination many wantrepreneurs want to be included within. They see all the attention and glamour and lustfully want to be included in all the celebration. What they don't see is the long process of work that goes into building your entrepreneurial foundation.

Trump's Tax Plan Is Justice for Small Businesses

Jamil Bouchareb | Posted 10.02.2015 | Small Business
Jamil Bouchareb

There's no doubt that Trump understands business, and he also knows that small businesses are creating a hefty amount of jobs. These high taxes are killing small businesses and making it hard for them to flourish.

Today, Everyone Better Think of Themself as an Entrepreneur -- Including You!

Steve Strauss | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Steve Strauss

You are an entrepreneur whether you own your own business or not, or whether you work for someone else, or not. You are an entrepreneur even if you don't work at all right now. You are an entrepreneur whether you want to be or not, whether you like it or not.

Get Help Now! When to Hire Your First Team Member

Megan Tull | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Megan Tull

In reality, you cannot create a highly successful business by yourself. Get help now! Focus on what drives the revenue and what you're passionate about.

Getting Out of the Doing

Emma Isaacs | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

I have spent the past week staring at blank pieces of paper and having "I don't know what to do" conversations with people I know and trust. It all started after a recent strategic planning session. There were some really good minds around that table, but that didn't make it a whole heap easier.

3 Major Benefits to Setting Boundaries with Clients

Shannon Davis | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Shannon Davis

Nightmare clients. Endless revisions. Drowning under soul-cracking expectations. Does this sound familiar? If so, stop the madness and set your boundaries!

7 Essential Steps to Successfully Market to Women

Helen Roe | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Helen Roe

As a marketer or entrepreneur, if you're not tailoring your marketing to women, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. Here are seven strategies to help you connect with and convert more of the lucrative female market.

Mobile Entrepreneurs Share Insight Into Building a Successful Business

Diane Smith | Posted 09.30.2015 | Technology
Diane Smith

I recently had the chance to catch up with two remarkable entrepreneurs and Mobileys winners, Carlos Fernandez, Jr., Co-Founder of Page-Out/Clutch Studio and Siobhan Bulfin, Founder and CEO of Melon Health.

Here's Why Most Businesses Fail: 6 Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make

Sarah Peterson | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Sarah Peterson

The landscape of entrepreneurship is changing, and what is taught in business textbooks doesn't always remain relevant. This is especially true of online businesses.

5 Things Every New Entrepreneur Learns Their First Year

Jose Vasquez | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Nothing goes the way you think it will. You start out with great, bold plans, but by the end of your first year, you realize that all of your predictions were at least partially wrong.

Are You Stuck in Comparisonitis?

Brigid Ward | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Brigid Ward

We are all at different stages in our life and business. Yet we continue to catch ourselves comparing where we currently are with where someone else is or where we think we should be.

First Hive Women's Retreat Connects Purpose-Driven Female Leaders

Jessica Biber | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Jessica Biber

I attended the pilot retreat, along with eight other women in Boonville, Calif. One could describe the retreat with words like connection, reflection, sun-brushed hillsides and fireside conversations... But I would just use the word magic.

Humility in Entrepreneurs

Jeff Bussgang | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Jeff Bussgang

This past week was the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement where you fast and pray in synagogue all day and atone for all your sins over the past year. Our rabbi delivered a powerful sermon that took a page from David Brooks' "The Road to Character."

4 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Entrepreneurial Game

John Bowen | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
John Bowen

When you consider all of the feats you need to accomplish on any given day, you realize you're not simply an entrepreneur -- you're an entrepreneur athlete. As with any great athlete, the key to success is the right training regimen.

6 Lessons I Learned From Dan Lee, Director NextDesk: I Love Lesson #1

Ramon Nuez | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

As the interview progressed, my mind began to drift slightly, I was not disinterested. On the contrary, I was thinking why did Dan not accept the failure?

5 Reasons Why Enlightened Entrepreneurs Are the Most Successful

Crystal Marsh | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Crystal Marsh

Becoming enlightened, or at least raising your self-awareness is key for most people who leave a position as an employee to become his or her own boss. Here are five reasons why becoming enlightened is essential to being a successful entrepreneur.

The Importance of Finding the Right Mentor

Nellie Akalp | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

If there's one thing I've learned over my career as an entrepreneur it's that good things are rarely accomplished alone. Success often hinges on getting the right advice or support from the right people.

The 4 Keys to Conscious Entrepreneur Health

J V Crum III | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
J V Crum III

THE 4 KEYS TO CONSCIOUS ENTREPRENEUR HEALTH If you want to make an important contribution to our world and achieve financial success, then you...

Feel Like Giving Up? Here's Why You Can't Quit

Kali Hawlk | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Insecurity cripples us from doing our best creative work. We've all experienced the sudden jolt of uncertainty that leaves us feeling wary about what we're making or doing.

The Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In my new book An Entrepreneur's Manifesto, I have proposed an Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights, modeled on the great amendments to our Constitutio...

Five Ways to Beat Others in the Stock Market

Timothy Sykes | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

The stock market is a difficult and often competitive game, and one that can come with its fair share of letdowns. Approximately 90% of traders will lose money; 70% or more of mutual fund managers fail to beat the S&P 500 each year.