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Business Skills You Can Learn From Playing Hay Day

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

My sisters play Hay Day. It's a popular mobile game where you build and manage your own farm. They frequently chat about what they're growing, whose horses are running freely on the roads, and who generously shares their supplies.

7 Tips On How Nonprofits Can Attract Corporate Funding: Part One

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Aside from having solid financials and noteworthy impact, these are some effective ways in which nonprofits can position themselves more competitively to receive funding.

The Secrets of Today's Reigning Lifestyle Entrepreneurs

Anna David | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Anna David

When I first heard the words "lifestyle" and "entrepreneur" together, I assumed a) that the person who said it was kidding and b) that this was a job description for someone who helped entrepreneurs decide whether they should buy the Porsche 911 or the new BMW electric. It turns out the lifestyle entrepreneurs are actually the ones buying the luxury cars.

9 Strategies Entrepreneurs Can Use for Creative Problem Solving

Syed Balkhi | Posted 04.23.2017 | Business
Syed Balkhi

On the surface, entrepreneurship seems like a left-brained activity. You have to be familiar with business concepts, raw logic, objectivity, and analysis if you want to survive in the hyper-competitive entrepreneurial world. But at the same time, there's a lot of creativity demanded of entrepreneurs.

Done By 1: How I Created My Own Thriving Online Business Without Working Myself to Death

Allison Horner | Posted 04.22.2017 | Business
Allison Horner

Just a little over a year ago, I found myself lying in the ER, alone, making a promise to myself that I would change, that I would get my silly back, and start living my life.

Federal Support for Local Innovation

Forward Cities | Posted 04.21.2017 | Impact
Forward Cities

As cities look to build their local entrepreneurial ecosystems and entrepreneurs strive to build their businesses, it is often difficult to identify relevant federal funding opportunities to advance the work. But there are ample opportunities out there if you just know where to look.

Closing of Treasured Bookstore Signals New Life for Local Author Community

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.22.2017 | Arts
Steve Mariotti

Businesses generally come and go--for better or worse--to service the needs of consumers. While watching a beloved shop or home-away-from-home cafe cl...

Do You Know Your Social Media GOALS?

Lisa Larter | Posted 04.22.2017 | Business
Lisa Larter

It's easy to fall down the rabbit hole when using social media for your business. It can be a truly counter-productive use of time if you don't have clear goals in mind.

Addicts and Entrepreneurs -- One Percent Coincidence?

Katey Olivia Smyth | Posted 04.21.2017 | Healthy Living
Katey Olivia Smyth

Growing up I struggled with confidence. Not the kind that makes you quiet. The kind that makes you stare at yourself in the mirror and wonder why you're here, and why you matter.

How to Win Customer's Heart Through Phone Call

Yatin Khulbe | Posted 04.20.2017 | Business
Yatin Khulbe

In this automation era, one must not forget the importance of nurturing relationships with customers. By understanding the right ways of speaking over...

I Want a Horse, Not a Unicorn

Mark Newberg | Posted 04.21.2017 | Business
Mark Newberg

This is going to make me sound grumpy and old. Like something out of an Arthur Hailey novel, muttering about the way commerce used to be. But, really, this is about (re)applying logic to how we structure, launch, fund, and run early-stage enterprises. Besides, I'm not old.

5 Tips to Break the Grip of Procrastination

Mike Dooley | Posted 04.21.2017 | Business
Mike Dooley

Do you have the goal of taking the family on holiday using the bonus money you are expecting, and the only way to make sure you get that bonus is by making a certain number of calls a day? Well put a picture of that holiday destination next to your screen and you will find making those calls is just that little bit easier.

Why Giving Away Free Content Is a Money-Making Strategy

Salma Jafri | Posted 04.20.2017 | Business
Salma Jafri

In this atmosphere, the best way to build trust has become to give away not just free content, but to give away your best content, for free.

5 Reasons I Left a Six Figure Salary to Start My Business

Malcolm 'MJ' Harris | Posted 04.21.2017 | Black Voices
Malcolm 'MJ' Harris

On Monday the countdown began - four days until Friday, three days, and so on. At the age of 27, being this unfulfilled was no way to live and so I did what they tell you never to do. I quit. And here's why.

5 Entrepreneurial Traits That Guarantee Success Working Online

Angie Nelson | Posted 04.20.2017 | Business
Angie Nelson

So many people are turning to home business ownership as a means to satisfy many desires. For some, it allows them to be there when their children get...

Making Your Career from Passion: Carlo Alberto Orecchia Shares His Insights on Creative Business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.20.2017 | Business
Steve Mariotti

I feel incredibly lucky that my passions became my career. With Zoe Kravitz Professionals working in the arts are almost always working independen...

5 Ways to Beat Entrepreneurial Burnout Before It's Too Late

Jose Vasquez | Posted 04.19.2017 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Burnout is real. And it's more than just feeling tired, or having fatigue after a long week of work. Burnout drains you of your energy and motivation, making it hard to maintain your productivity and even harder to keep a positive attitude.

4 Amazing and Profitable Lessons From a Marketing Legend

John Bowen | Posted 04.19.2017 | Business
John Bowen

Getting our message out to the right people and getting them to take action is the lifeblood of our success as entrepreneurs. So one of the smartest s...

3 Marketing Strategies That Will Surely Sink Your Startup

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 04.19.2017 | Business
Daniel DiPiazza

Do you like when other people prove you wrong? I think it's probably safe to say that most people don't like to be wrong. It's kind of like the natur...

Entrepreneurship at Fordham University

Lisa Chau | Posted 04.20.2017 | College
Lisa Chau

I've attended several entrepreneurship events at Fordham University, the most recent in February. Featured speakers included former Huffington Post CTO and current Rebel Mouse Founder and CEO, Paul Berry, as well as Chopt Founder and CEO, Tony Shure.

Dyspraxia and Me

Rachida Brocklehurst | Posted 04.20.2017 | Education
Rachida Brocklehurst

I was diagnosed with dyspraxia at the age of 17. I, like many, had never heard of the condition, and was quite surprised once I began to research it in greater detail. Growing up I had always been terribly clumsy, but this was usually blamed on the fact I was left-handed.

Bridging Science and Spirituality in the Real World

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 04.20.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

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How to Find and Keep Your Peace of Mind

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 04.20.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

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Four Steps to a Culture of Gratitude

Anne Zink | Posted 04.19.2017 | Business
Anne Zink

The phone rang. Caller ID, that wonderful invention, revealed a number I didn't recognize. Thinking the worst (aka Telemarketer), I ignored the call. I didn't notice the voicemail until later that day.

Top Cities for Women Entrepreneurs

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 04.17.2017 | Business
Margarita Hakobyan

If you're a woman who is driven to own her own business, you know that we live in exciting times. For the first time, women entrepreneurs are beginnin...