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Two Responsibilities a CEO Should Not Delegate

Mike Harden | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

You are responsible for growth and value, and for creating worth within your organization. If it's a task other than the aforementioned, get out and don't let it pull you back in.

What The US-Cuba Deal Means for Your Small Business

Erica Nicole | Posted 02.16.2015 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

If you are considering doing business in Cuba, when (and if) the embargo is lifted, keep these five expansion tips in mind.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Getting Family and Friends to Journey With You

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

While I don't remember our entire exchange, I distinctly remember firmly telling him "It's happening." I said this with so much resolve that he could only respond with "okay."

How Successful Entrepreneurs Start the New Year

Nellie Akalp | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

With any luck, you will be able to take a few days off to relax with family and good friends, but it's never easy to get back into the swing of work after all the celebrations.

The Awesome Power of Immersion

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Slowing down and going deep trumps speeding up and going crazy. Immersion trumps diversion. It's possible. Yes, it is. I have proof. And so do you, if only you would pause long enough to remember those extraordinary times when you unplugged and tuned in.

Everybody Is a Star: How to Create and Leverage Celebrity in Your Business

John Bowen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Did you know that the average successful individual is exposed to roughly 4,000 marketing messages every day? In that crowded environment, it's all too easy to do an amazing job and still have no one know who you are.

Oops, I'm an Entrepreneur! 12 Signs You May Be an Accidental Entrepreneur

Melissa Escaro | Posted 02.15.2015 | Small Business
Melissa Escaro

I didn't think I wanted to be an entrepreneur; that was for other people. But it turns out that a lot of the values that were important to me were a huge part of that entrepreneurial spirit that had always been inside of me, just waiting to burst out.

These Habits Of The World's Boldest People Will Inspire You To Take A Risk

Posted 12.16.2014 | Business

Look up any article about “boldness” or “courage” on the Internet and you’ll inevitably find some quote from a famous person propping up the...

Entrepreneur Series: Growing Up and Doing Business With... Bill Armour of Burke Williams Spa

Marina Chetner | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Marina Chetner

Today, Bill Armour and his wife, Theresa, are owners of 10 Burke Williams spa facilities across California -- a total of over 1,500 employees -- and founders of the exclusive skin care line, H2V.

The One Habit of Successful People Those Lists Forget to Mention

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

This month, may you let go of doing what's always been done if it has ceased to serve. May you widen your eyes with curiosity instead of fear at the approaching new year. And may you look at each blank page, empty stage, clean canvas and new day as the beginning of a grand experiment.

12 Pivotal Lessons Steve Jobs Taught Guy Kawasaki

| Justin Bariso | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

Guy Kawasaki is well known for his support of innovation and entrepreneurship, having been an early employee of Apple, then going on to start, advise,...

Melanie Duncan on the Key to Business Growth in 2015: Gaining Momentum in 90 Days

Rosella LaFevre | Posted 02.10.2015 | Small Business
Rosella LaFevre

Melanie Duncan is no stranger to these issues, but seems to have beautifully outgrown them, now running several online businesses worth millions in annual revenue while traveling the world.

12 Tips for the Budding Social Entrepreneur (or How to Avoid the Classic Pitfalls) - Part II

Alex Amouyel | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

You have a great idea to save the world and you want to launch or have just launched your own organization to get this idea out into the world. You are a budding social entrepreneur (whether you know it or not).

12 Tips for the Budding Social Entrepreneur (or How to Avoid the Classic Pitfalls) - Part I

Alex Amouyel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

You have a great idea to save the world and you want to launch or have just launched your own organization to get this idea out into the world? You are a budding social entrepreneur. My two cents on how to avoid the biggest pitfalls and launching your organization in the right direction...

Gallup Reveals 10 Talents of Successful Entrepreneurs (Here's How to Maximize Yours)

Erica Nicole | Posted 02.09.2015 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

Recently, Gallup (a research-based, global performance management consulting company) identified behaviors consistently observed in highly successful entrepreneurs.

6 Tips to Keep You Motivated While Building Your Business on the Side

Kara Stevens | Posted 02.08.2015 | Small Business
Kara Stevens

While I fantasize about quitting my 9-5 nearly every day to work for myself, I know that my business is not ready; I still need the income from my full-time job to invest in building a strong and sustainable foundation for my future of self-employment.

How to Raise $1.8 Million in 17 Days

John Bowen | Posted 02.08.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

In the life of a driven entrepreneur, a trial-by-fire moment can set the stage for big success.

Scared To Start Your Own Business? Follow These 5 Steps

John Tarnoff | Posted 02.08.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

For those of us over 50, that new dance is Entrepreneurship; and it's a dicey new dance for us if we've spent most of our careers in the predictable, stable and familiar corporate environment. Even if we have attained senior management ranks, the prospect of taking a chance on our own venture, depending entirely on ourselves, and forging into unknown territory is uncomfortable at best.

Put That Handshake Deal in Writing

Nina B. Ries | Posted 02.07.2015 | Small Business
Nina B. Ries

Business attorneys negotiate and analyze contracts on a daily basis. Though we know from years of experience dealing with parties who are both agreeable and adverse, it can often be difficult for entrepreneurs and small business owners to know what to focus on.

Before You Quit Your Job To Become An Entrepreneur, Read This

| Rahul Varshneya | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

You could be sitting on the fence with an idea or a desire to start your own business. Inspiration comes through many different sources and not all re...

It Takes a Village

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 02.06.2015 | Small Business
Wilamina Falkenhagen

Whether it a children's clothing line, a handcrafted rocking chair business or an indie author, a village is vital in getting startups off the ground. Just like small children, new ventures need nurture, love and support.

Why More African Entrepreneurs Need to Embrace Failure

Mary Olushoga | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Mary Olushoga

If more African entrepreneurs are not failing or sharing their failure stories, then they may not be able to create the innovations needed and necessary to move the continent forward at the speed we would like.

Why Stopping to Smell the Roses Is Crucial for Your Business

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 02.01.2015 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

When one task gets crossed off of the list, three more show up. It is all part of growing your business, dreaming bigger and getting things done. We need to understand that there will never be a final line that we will cross before we are done and can take a break.

Businesses: EPA Clean Power Plan Is Good for Economy, Environment

Bob Keefe | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Bob Keefe

If you want to know what American businesses think about the Environmental Protection Agency's new carbon pollution standards and what they'll do to our economy, ask somebody who has built a business.

Passion, Rituals and Entrepreneurial Success

John Bowen | Posted 01.31.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we often face the seemingly conflicting goals of building a great business and having a great personal life outside of the office. I think we all realize that true success is about more than just huge financial rewards -- it's also about living a rich and fulfilling life, by design. But how do we get there?