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Why Finding The Perfect Business Mentor is Like Hitting the Jackpot

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 10.29.2014 | Small Business
Jamilah Corbitt

If you're an entrepreneur with dreams of making it big, the smartest move you can make is finding a mentor. Obtaining the right mentor is like choosing the perfect pair of rollerblades -- once you find the best fit, they offer you quality support and comfort when skating on unpredictable terrain.

3 Ways to Unlock Opportunity in What Scares You

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

The truth is: We're all afraid. We've all had moments like mine on the floor. And it's those moments where terror can become the sandbox for astronomical transformation.

Top 3 Mistakes Newbie Entrepreneurs Make and Their Solutions

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

In the current entrepreneurship boom we are experiencing nowadays, it is quite common that novice business owners -- as well as those with more experience -- make very frequent mistakes due to a lack of legal counseling and experience.

Use Your Lack of Focus to Your Advantage

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Not only does having a diversified business model play to the creative strengths of today's innovative entrepreneurs, it may be the only way to survive in the future.

Heed These 7 Warning Signs to Avoid a Potentially Toxic Partnership

Mike Harden | Posted 10.27.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

If you can avoid teaming up with a bad partner, you'll reduce the chances of having a failed business, and the amount of stress and frustration that these poor partners cause you during all of the years of your partnership.

A Taste of Honey: Women Entrepreneurs Succeed Differently Than Men, Especially When It Comes to Scaling Their Businesses Up

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Jane D. Wurwand

As your business grows, pass on your experience and entrepreneurial advice to the next generation of women entrepreneurs. If we want to see more women's businesses scaling up, supporting other women and their entrepreneurial dreams is a great place to start.

Feeding the Beast: How to Be a More Creative Entrepreneur

Penina Rybak | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

"This is the perfect moment in history to live with imperfection, to embrace variety and leave conformity on the assembly lines." -- Anna Quindlen, B...

Why LinkedIn Is the Most Powerful Marketing Tool of the 21st Century

Anfernee Chansamooth | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Anfernee Chansamooth

LinkedIn is the most powerful marketing tool of the 21st century and there are three main reasons why -- media, partnerships and clients. Before we get into the specifics let me share some background with you.

4 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Avoid Burnout

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

Spurned on by passion and impatience, entrepreneurs push ourselves and our teams as we strive to change the world. This all-consuming drive often inspires others to action, yet simultaneously creates the very real danger of burnout.

6 Things That Change When You Become An Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 10.25.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Be prepared for major changes to your lifestyle and psyche when you transition from an employee to an entrepreneur.

A Storytelling Evening At Farmigo

Anne Maxfield | Posted 10.25.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

The topic was "in the weeds," a restaurant term for being slammed with orders to the point that all hell breaks loose.

9 Things You've Done That Are Harder Than Starting a Business

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 10.24.2014 | Small Business
Jeff Steinmann

As the world has become more complex, the logistics of exchanging value have become more complicated. But ordinary people do things every day that are way harder. If you've made it through any of these things, you've got what it takes.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Should You Be Traveling This Road

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

The thing about growth is that it's not always easy, and making the transition from employment to entrepreneurship provides a unique set of experiences that can stretch and pull you in a variety of ways.

Why a Good Business Partner Can Be Bad

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Business
Alicia T. Glenn

Too often we hear reasons as to why business partners can be bad. If you have an argument, then who gets the business? What if one partner doesn't pull their weight? However, I'm coming from a different perspective.

Top Keys to Mitigating Risk in Your Startup

Jose Vasquez | Posted 10.18.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

No matter what, you're going to face risks as an entrepreneur of a startup company, but there are always ways to minimize those potential risks.

Is Creative Thinking The Next Big Productivity Hack?

Brian Horn | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Brian Horn

Very few of us are working on assembly lines, yet we're still using assembly-line thinking in the way most of us do productivity. It's like oil and water, they don't work together.

The Essential Guide to Preparing to Franchise Your Business

Bob Steinberger | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Bob Steinberger

While franchising isn't an easy task, the truth remains that when you combine a strong business model, a well thought out and strategically planned foundation and the patience to set up your franchise properly, the end product will be life-changing.

#ThanksForTheSpark: Who Inspired You to Follow Your Passion?

Sara Horowitz | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Sara Horowitz

We all have these people who made a difference for us -- even if they don't know it yet. Maybe it was your high school English teacher. Or an old boss or mentor. Or a neighbor who was the first person to tell you how much they loved your sketches.

The American Dream

Diane Gilman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Diane Gilman

It didn't come early in my career (understatement, as 59 years old is a dinosaur in the youth-obsessed fashion industry), but maybe the best should be saved for last... My prophecy at the age of 4 took a bit longer to come true than imagined, but it's all about the journey.

Maximizing Your Accelerator Experience

Jamie N. Jones | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Jamie N. Jones

Are you considering joining an accelerator in hopes of propelling your startup into the ranks of Airbnb and Dropbox? As accelerators proliferate, you...

Shared Economy, Unshared Wealth

Dean Soukeras | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

In my opinion, the stock market is a variation of the shared economy. It's an opportunity for everyone to own a piece of a company, and benefit from its growth.

5 Benefits of Raising Capital Online Through Equity Crowdfunding

Sang Lee | Posted 10.12.2014 | Small Business
Sang Lee

Equity crowdfunding has become something of a legend in the startup industry. It is being hailed (and criticized) for being a brand new conduit for st...

5 Potential Pitfalls for Rapidly-Growing Companies

Brian Hamilton | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Brian Hamilton

The issue comes when your growth gets in the way of running your business correctly. It's hard to run any company, but there are specific challenges that are especially hard about running a fast-growth company. If you're not careful, these challenges can turn into hazards.

Success Mindset: With the Right Attitude the Facts Don't Matter!

Kim Harris | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Kim Harris

The spotlight is on... Periodically you will see the "spotlight" in this column on those who are committed to serving others from the Stiletto Women...

3 Reasons Women Entrepreneurs Fail Online

Kim Harris | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Kim Harris

Let's uncover some reasons that most entrepreneurs fail online and what can be done to turn it all around.