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The Entrepreneur's Guide to World-Class Customer Service

John Bowen | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we're constantly trying to encourage more people to buy what we're selling. But of course, we can't succeed until we learn how to deliver a truly world-class client experience that differentiates us from our competitors.

19 Detrimental Lies New Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves

Sujan Patel | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Sujan Patel

We all lie from time to time. Lying to others can be harmful, but lying to ourselves is even worse. Ultimately, as entrepreneurs, lies can toxify our businesses and keep us from reaching our goals.

Global Challenges and Blah Blah Blah

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

I've always been touched by socially relevant films and documentaries, realizing the importance of social issues and current events which is the goal and essence of Skoll's production company. However, on that very rainy day in Oxford, seated at the New Theatre, I realized that just like the film and its soundtrack, live music could turn into a very powerful tool to deliver a message about social and environmental issues.

12 Important Differences Between Employees and Entrepreneurs

Yatin Khulbe | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Yatin Khulbe

Some people surround themselves with the pre-planned deadlines. Some people prefer to work on their pre-planned future goals. It does not matter whether you are working for a company or not. What matters most is your mindset. On the basis of these two categories, let us look at 12 major differences between an Employee and an Entrepreneur.

Factual Founder, Gil Elbaz, Talks About Failure and Neutral Data

Ramon Nuez | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

As the commercial evolves the students are hard at work developing their product that gets the thumbs up from "investors" and just like that the startup is an "overnight success."

Summertime Blues and the Working Mom

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
40 Percent and Rising

Summertime is supposed to be about slip-and-slides, pool parties and popsicles melting on tiny tongues. We all want our kids to have great summer memories, just like we did. For working moms, however, summertime can be a nightmare.

Create Change That Matters

J V Crum III | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
J V Crum III

In the next 10 minutes, over 1,000 people will die worldwide. Many will pass away never having made a truly powerful difference, moreover a global difference. We all have a calling and the ability to create positive change. This is core to who we are as human beings.

Women Leaders Speak: Q&A With Linda Abraham, Co-Founder of ComScore

Tania Yuki | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Tania Yuki

Linda Abraham is a founding member of comScore's executive team who helped guide the company's growth since its inception in 1999 to its current position as a global leader in digital measurement and analytics.

From The Diary Of A Strong Woman

Tamara Holder | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Tamara Holder

Some are men who have seen their fathers unapologetically disrespect women. Some are friends who are always there for everyone in their times of need. Some are the local entrepreneur who keeps pursuing a dream when the bank account balance doesn't add up.

13 Ways Famous Entrepreneur Tony Robbins Spends His Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.12.2015 | Money

For all his advice on how to make lots of money, Robbins likes to spend money, too. Some of the things he buys are luxurious, some are not, and some are for other people. Here's a list of some of Robbins' favorite things to throw his money at.

The Top 10 Coworking Spaces Across the Globe

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

Coworking is on the rise, and for good reason--it's estimated that 40% of the workforce will be made up of freelancers, solopreneurs, and independent contractors by 2020.

The 10 Words That Could Mean Millions to Your Business

John Bowen | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
John Bowen

Here's some of Fred Catona's best advice for getting your message out to ideal prospective customers and getting their attention right away.

10 Ways to Go From Millennial to Millionaire

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business

Contrary to dreary doomsday forecasts, the opportunity to succeed is still very much available to members of Gen Y. Here are 10 tried and true strategies for making the transition from stereotypical broke millennial to millionaire.

Who Says I Have to Wait on My Life?

Seiji Yamaguchi | Posted 08.10.2015 | Teen
Seiji Yamaguchi

It all started with my innocuous declaration, "I want to start my own makeup line." Little did I know, at the age of 13 1/2, what starting my own company would entail. I honestly imagined it would be as simple as picking a design, deciding on colors and then I'd be off. Not quite.

4 Months, 4 Key Lessons For All Entrepreneurs

Sarah Cannata | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Sarah Cannata

Let's be honest, there aren't too many overnight success stories out there. It's been four months since I quit my full-time job to run my own show and to be honest, when I say that, it feels like a joke in many ways. People spend years building their businesses into what they eventually become and if there's one thing the last four months has taught me, it's that this is a tough gig.

Andrea Fascinetto -- Successful By Design

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 08.09.2015 | Style
Stacey Alcorn

I recently sat down with a relatively new fashion designer in NYC who is quickly making a name for herself. She is Mexican born and Paris educated, Andrea Fascinetto, and with the release of her first collection, Minuit Bleu, in February, she has already gained the attention of fashion score keepers like Saks Fifth Avenue and Vanity Fair Magazine.

"What Do You Do For Work, Anyway?"

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

There are networking events, social media tags, Facebook groups to introduce ourselves on, not to mention media bios and the never-ending question... "So what do you do for work, anyway?"

The Freelance Economy

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

With sites like Elance, Freelancer, and Guru, it's easy to see that many people have already turned to freelancing either to supplement their income or as a full time occupation.

Future of Education: Three Conversations

Sramana Mitra | Posted 08.07.2015 | Education
Sramana Mitra

There is a lot going on in the educational technology market. In our effort to bring you continued insights in that market, we would like to bring to your attention three recent roundtable discussions.

What Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Do At Night. Who Would Have Thought?

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 08.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

I just attended a night-long conversation with Salim Ismail, the former VP of Yahoo! and currently Global Ambassador for Singularity University. Salim...

What is The Modern Femme Movement?

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 08.06.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

The Modern Femme Movement is a widespread community of female entrepreneurs, small business owners and powerhouse women that are committed to redefining success while crafting balanced lives that exercise our professional muscles while also being our best selves for our children, family, friends and self.

3 Tips to Overcome the Fear of Failure and Shine in Any Industry

Gaynete' Edwards | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Gaynete' Edwards

One thing that is inevitable when chasing a huge goal is the arrival of occasional self-doubt. Fear can paralyze us, preventing us from succeeding in a big way. For entrepreneurs especially, succumbing to fear is not a viable option.

How to Start Before You're Ready

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Conventional wisdom tells us that to know where we want to go and how to get there, we must first understand where we are. We must love ourselves before we can properly love others. We need to take care of ourselves before we can provide for anyone else.

Several Benefits Working Moms Get From Being an Entrepreneur

Ellevate | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women

Have you rushed out the door ten minutes late, stomach grumbling because you didn't have time for breakfast, only to feel the warm slime of burped up milk from the little guy balanced against your shoulder? If you know what I'm talking about then you must, like me, be a working mom.

Musings From a Crazy Big Dreamer

Anna Shelley | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Anna Shelley

Dream big. That's what I do. Aim big. That's what I do. I also encourage others to dream and aim big. But always, I have felt an outsider. My way of thinking often seems so far removed from how everyone else thinks.