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Entrepreneurs: Engines of Our Economic Growth

Rep. Scott Peters | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Rep. Scott Peters

On National Entrepreneurs' Day, we have a responsibility to ensure that our policies help give every would-be business owner a fair shot in this economy. That means supporting two key bipartisan priorities: comprehensive tax reform and common-sense regulatory reform.

20 Things Successful People Refuse To Do

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

When facing a problem, instead of focusing on the problem, you should focus on your action and what you do to make the situation better. By shifting your focus like this, you will feel better and find an even better way to solve the problem.

The Power of 10x: 4 Ways to Grow Your Business Exponentially

John Bowen | Posted 01.17.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we want to take our businesses to the next level and make a huge difference. But many of us are caught in a pattern of "incrementalism." Instead of big gains, we experience a frustrating and seemingly endless cycle of single-digit growth.

Lessons From a 21 Year Old Successful Entrepreneur

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 01.17.2015 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

For many, a big part of the American Dream is being able to start your own business. Being able to make a business successful and then go on to sell it is what has made fortunes for many entrepreneurs.

Be An Entrepreneur In Your Life: 4 Ways To 'Startup' Your Ambitions

Allie Armitage | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Allie Armitage

The problem with finding an inspiring career is that, from the outside, it seems like whim, luck and 'who you know.' But the good news is there is actually a process to navigate a seemingly impossible task -- and -- it can be fun.

Two Ways Entrepreneurs and CEOs Mistake Growth for Value

Ratanjit S. Sondhe | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Ratanjit S. Sondhe

Whether in a small or mid-size entrepreneurial business or a major corporation, the CEO sets the vision and direction for the company. But is there real value in the vision? Is the entire company focused on creating that value? Does the company culture support adding value?

Why Work Life Balance Is Making You a Whackjob

Amy Wright | Posted 01.14.2015 | Small Business
Amy Wright

Balance reminds me of that dude at the circus, trying to keep all of his plates spinning in the air at one time. It's terrifying to watch, because you're afraid that one or more will come crashing to the ground at any moment. It's more terrifying to try to live it.

How to Raise Your Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Mo Seetubtim

Being an entrepreneur takes guts, another level of courage, and a total different mindset. The earlier you learn, the better -- as cited in developmental psychology.

Be a Bulletproof Freelancer: Three Rules for the First Six Months

Greta Perel, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Greta Perel, Ph.D.

Leaving your daily grind to strike out on your own? Great! Freelance work can be one of the most rewarding, lucrative, and fantastic careers ever. But getting past the first six months is, hands down, the hardest part of freelance work.

Small Business Packs A Big Economic Punch

Saudia Davis | Posted 01.13.2015 | Small Business
Saudia Davis

The time has come to focus on strengthening the world's entrepreneurial ecosystem: That's the directive we - myself and other entrepreneurs - shouted from the rooftops during this summer's G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance Summit in Australia.

3 Ways a Cell Phone Can Torpedo Your Company's Reputation

Frank Chalupa | Posted 01.11.2015 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

The flexibility and affordability of cell phones make them a seemingly logical alternative to a traditional office line but they can also end up costing companies over the long term if they don't phase them out when scaling their businesses and bringing on new employees.

Shark Tank Contestants Share Their Top Lessons Learned

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Jeff Steinmann

I asked former Shark Tank contestants to share their biggest lessons, they generously agreed and candidly shared these 15 valuable business lessons learned from bravely putting their businesses in front of "the sharks."

A League of His Own: How Lewis Howes Went From Pro Athlete to Thriving Entrepreneur

John Corcoran | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
John Corcoran

Lewis Howes is a former professional football player who turned a career-ending injury into a springboard into entrepreneurship. Starting with nothing but an obsession to learn about business and marketing, he has since built a multi-million dollar media empire.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Destination Adaptive Environment

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 01.11.2015 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

As an entrepreneur, you create the rules and regulations as you go along. If the rules serve a higher purpose, then you can keep them. If they do nothing but waste time, you can toss them, no questions asked.

Your Future Is Calling

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 01.11.2015 | Small Business
Jane D. Wurwand

Big, successful companies are generally running on a proven template, which is flexible only in degrees. A small business, especially when you own it yourself, is another story. You're free to make your own mistakes. That's the risk. The huge plus is that the success belongs to you.

5 Keys to a Successful Entrepreneurial Mindset

Giovanna Garcia Malagon | Posted 01.10.2015 | Small Business
Giovanna Garcia Malagon

The fear of taking action almost always disappears shortly after you begin moving forward. You suddenly realize that you were worrying over nothing, and you actually begin to enjoy making progress.

Reinvent Yourself: Company Founder Secrets on How to Profitably Follow Your Passions

Robert Jordan | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Robert Jordan

Many of us feel like we are stuck on a path we can't change. Maybe it's the time already invested or fear that making a change could actually be a worse mistake. But the majority of successful entrepreneurs and professionals make a leap into uncharted territory.

The Risky Business of Being in Business With Your Husband

Ana Mayer | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Ana Mayer

You must always work on a marriage to keep it going, you must always support each other's growth with love and patience, and if you end up working with your husband or wife here are some guidelines that have helped us be better entrepren

Tap Into Consciousness to Discover Business Opportunities

J V Crum III | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
J V Crum III

What if you used social consciousness to understand the impact of your business operations on others, society, and the whole planet, so you use your operations to make the world a better place?

Staying Healthy With a Crazy Busy Lifestyle

Chelsea Berler | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Berler

If you want to run a successful business, you have to stay healthy and happy. You will find that your lifestyle will be a little less crazy.

5 Steps for Developing Winning Moves (for Athletes and Entrepreneurs)

Tim Morehouse | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Tim Morehouse

In my Tedx Talk, Embracing Your Awkward Moves, I shared how I went from a Division III athlete to an Olympic Silver medalist in fencing by developing unconventional moves.

How I Learned to Dance With Fear

Elena Lipson | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Elena Lipson

The difference now is that I know the doubt and fear, the gremlins will always arrive. Just as I am opening the door to something new, there they are in all of their glory. I've learned to recognize them as part of the process.

The Father of Freakonomics

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Natalie Pace

Dr. Becker won almost every award there was to win in his profession -- including a Nobel Prize in economics and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. Becker's book Human Capital (1964) is already as iconic as Adam Smith's writings on laissez faire.

Jane Wurwand – On Beauty As An Agent Of Change

Renata M. Black | Posted 01.03.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

There's no day that's completely perfect, but I think that we each learn our way of coping. I think you need to figure that out, because there will be days when things aren't going great. What are your tools, what's helpful to you? And be disciplined about going to that place to help yourself.

5 Risky Marketing Strategies Perfect For Emerging Businesses

Jose Vasquez | Posted 01.03.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

These risky marketing strategies are perfect for startups, who are young and can afford to take the gamble.