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Sales: Never Dirty, Always Soulful

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 06.04.2015 | Small Business
Asha Ramakrishna

I had just left the comforts of my corporate world biotech career, and it was time to help my husband with this photography business. I spent four years helping him grow his business, and it served as a launching pad to flying solo in my business consulting venture.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Time Is on Your Side

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

I was recently having a conversation with a colleague who quit his job to become an entrepreneur a few years ago. We were sharing the similarities of our journeys and remembered the euphoria we felt those first few months after leaving our desk jobs.

Dear Professor Investor, I Need Some Advice on How to Build a Team, and Determining What Kind of Talent I Need? Alan From Boston.

Dr. Sean Wise | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Dr. Sean Wise

I have found that the majority of successful start-ups have people with: business acumen, domain knowledge and operational experience. e.g. (reverse order) someone who understands how to build it, someone who understands what customers want and someone who can help execute.

Latinovators: The Triumphs and Hurdles of Latino Entrepreneurs

Aspen Institute | Posted 06.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Aspen Institute

Amid the national conversation about the US Latino community, the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program recently hosted a Latinos and Society Inaugural Summit featuring conversations with Latino leaders on innovation.

I'm an Immigrant and I'm a Human

Tamara Holder | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Tamara Holder

Let's talk about immigration. And I mean let's talk about ALL of it -- the good, the bad and the ugly. With the recent push of the Obama administration to establish new immigration policy, there has been much chatter.

The High Cost of Entrepreneurship

Mike Brcic | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Mike Brcic

My depression worsened and my isolation grew. I managed to, somehow, keep my company afloat, but my constant companion during those days was a terrible inner voice saying, on repeat, "life is terrible, and it will never get better."

The Power of Disruption

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Jane D. Wurwand

The feeling of consistency may appeal to many because it feels safe. But in business at least, staying in the same place and doing the same thing is not safe. In fact it's quite the contrary, it's dangerous.

More People Are Going It Alone in Business These Days

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 06.02.2015 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

The smallest U.S. firms -- the so-called non-employer firms that have at least $1,000 in annual receipts but no employees -- are on the increase, and so are their revenues, albeit minimally, according to the most recent Census Bureau data on these types of businesses.

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Obviously, entrepreneurship is becoming a viable path for business school graduates, especially in the west coast where Silicon Valley enjoys steady growth. So it should come as no surprise that schools are shifting their curriculum to focus on entrepreneurial skills.

The Tao Of Being A Social Impact Company

Jennifer K. Anderson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Jennifer K. Anderson

According to a recent report by SFI, the total assets under management with a sustainable or responsible investment mandate is approximately 18 percent worldwide. This reflects a 929 percent increase since 1995. Investors are not only looking to eliminate negative impacts from their portfolio, they now want to make a positive impact with their dollars.

Secrets of a Career Climb: Make Shit Happen, Deal When It Does

Jim Treacy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jim Treacy

Embrace your scars. When you have something to offer you'll be sought. The person who wants something least holds the stronger position. Living the dream is never giving in to adversity -- hold ground, then bounce back.

Indie Filmmakers Build Business to Finally Disrupt the Industry

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Sandy Abrams

The job of most indie filmmakers is truly a labor of love, devoted to creating and producing films that very few people ever see. But the industry is finally seeing some push back from indie filmmakers Emily Best and Erica Anderson.

Why Every Startup Should Ignore the Competition

Tania Yuki | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Tania Yuki

I get asked a lot from budding entrepreneurs about how to handle "the competition" in a crowded or fast-growing market place, and I always respond with an answer that may seem counter-intuitive at first:

Is Small Business for Me?

Marc Joseph | Posted 06.01.2015 | Small Business
Marc Joseph

Some small business owners promise the world, but going after all the business at one time drains your cash and profitability -- and you may lose sight of quality, delivery time and follow through.

An Interview With Qwilr Co-Founder Dylan Baskind

Ramon Nuez | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

What does it take to be a co-founder of a startup? Is it some complicated formula of skills, self-awareness and pedigree? Or is it something a bit more fundamental like creating solutions for pain points?

Indepreneur Rising

Jim Selman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Jim Selman

Here are some tips I've shared with hundreds of indepreneurs that have proven useful when they "step out on their own," and face the world with nothing behind them, other than what they're offering and their network of family, friends and associates.

5 Exceptional Qualities of the World's Wealthiest Entrepreneurs

Jared Shimoff | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Jared Shimoff

Successful entrepreneurs share common traits. The wealthiest entrepreneurs, however, have mastered and refined five exceptional qualities through many years of hard work.

Funding Your Business Goals, Debt-Free

Kim Harris | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Kim Harris

There is only one thing between you and attracting other people's money: a strong value proposition. The value proposition has strong elements that make it valuable to your funding prospect.

How To Move From Entrepreneur To Manager

Gabriel Bristol | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Gabriel Bristol

As all great managers know, these three steps alone will not make you an effective leader, but what they will do is help you build a solid foundation on which to build a robust and profitable company.

The Taste of Success - An Interview with Davio's Steve DiFillippo

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Entrepreneur, restaurateur, family man - I recently had lunch with Steve DiFillippo, the man behind the award-winning empire known as Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, with restaurants throughout Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Atlanta, and now expanding into California

Secrets to Becoming a Highly Successful Woman -- 5 Easy Steps

Sue Davey | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Sue Davey

We all have unique gifts and talents, whether we've manifested them or not. It's vital to make a commitment to discover these talents and follow our dreams and passions -- not someone else's. Therefore, our first step should be to define what success means to us as individuals.

The Anatomy of a Hit: What It Really Takes to Go Viral

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Michael D. Simmons

Making anything go viral is more science than art. That's what Jonah Berger, UPENN researcher and author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On, has found. "Many people assume that for something to go viral you must be lucky. There is a science.

7 Bad Decisions That Can Ruin Your Business

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Over the course of your time as an entrepreneur, you're going to make some bad decisions. It's inevitable. Fortunately, most of those bad decisions are fleeting, with short-term consequences but no real lasting damage to the integrity of your business.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Following Your Dreams

Sarah Julien | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Julien

I've learnt more since I quit my nine-to-five job to start my own business than in 10 years working in public relations. Like most entrepreneurs, I am an autodidact. I also surrounded myself with smart, successful people and learn as much as I can from them. Following my dreams has been a lesson in growth. Here are my top 10 life altering realizations

Breaking Procrastination: The New Way To Succeed

Emma Isaacs | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

Procrastination is an efficiency thief and can be crippling. I've been stuck there many times before and often catch myself falling back into it. Whenever it hits me, I turn to these four remedies to get back on track.