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Is Social Media Worth the Risk for Small Businesses?

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Debra Carpenter

As a small business, you might have heard horror stories about social media. For every story about a waitress funding a wheelchair for her father after paying for a fire fighter's breakfast, there are many more stories about business owners behaving badly and their reputation being trashed online.

Give Your Prospects Some TLC -- Thought Leadership Content

John Bowen | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
John Bowen

All entrepreneurs want to get their branding message out and attract more customers. But traditional hard-sell techniques no longer cut it with ever-more cynical consumers.

Putting Your Positive Thoughts in High Impact Social Enterprise Action

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.25.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Social entrepreneurship gets thrown around. A lot. Countless are published tips for social entrepreneurs, talks are given about the social good, and I too have had the privilege to write about the incredible social entrepreneurs I have met in my journey to boost entrepreneurship for youth around the world.

Startup Insider: How aCommerce CEO Paul Srivorakul Plans to Automate eCommerce in Asia

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

The core team of aCommerce is battle-tested, having built three other startups from the ground and successfully exiting all three, their last one being Ensogo, the daily deals site that got acquired by LivingSocial. I got the opportunity to sit down and go behind the scenes with them.

How to Power Network Like a Relationship Coach

Laurie Davis | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Laurie Davis

As the founder of a digital dating consultancy, I know that relationship development really begins when you meet offline. To create meaningful connections, you need to put the phone down. Face-to-face is the new FaceTime. But even for me, saying hello at a networking event isn't always easy.

Entrepreneurs Are Losers

Jorge Newbery | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Small businesses fail every day. According to Bloomberg, about four out of five small businesses collapse within their first 18 months. From the cupcake store in the boutique district to software ventures, the carcasses of failed dreams pile up all around us.

Josh Speyer, CEO of Aerserv, Looks for Happy, Humble and Hardworking People

Ramon Nuez | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Josh Speyer is the CEO of Aerserv. And I love a CEO that is focused on the culture of the company he captains. Yes, revenue is an important indicator of the health of a company. But more importantly, the cultural health of an organization is a key indicator of its continued progress.

The Business Skill That Will Give You a 100x Advantage

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 08.21.2016 | Business
Michael D. Simmons

Sometimes I wonder, "How would my life as an entrepreneur be different if I had learned sales at 16 years old instead of at 26?"

The Army of Tiny But Ferocious Voices

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.20.2016 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Most people who are capable of doing more have no idea they can choose to do so. Creating a life that means something to you, that brings you fulfillment and joy, is possible. And you can choose this.

3 Keys for Building a Powerful Online Persona

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 08.21.2016 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

As an executive living in the digital age, communicating your value is an essential task if you want to establish yourself as a credible authority and build trust with potential customers.

5 Tips to Track Down the Best Coworking Spaces

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.20.2016 | Business
Debra Carpenter

After learning NYC's coworking spot The Yard would be opening a new location next month in Herald Square, I asked Andy Smith, Director of The Yard, what factors freelancers and solopreneurs should consider when choosing where to set up shop temporarily.

15 Films Every Entrepreneur Must See!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.20.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Mariotti

Movies are magical. The good ones hold you captive in a great story, to a different time and place, and then bring you back home. In two hours, they leave you changed, having learned new things and lived a different life.

Founder Perseverance

JD Gershbein | Posted 08.20.2016 | Business
JD Gershbein

Somewhere along the line I became fascinated with the term "founder perseverance." As a fan of human performance, I have the highest admiration for those entrepreneurs who absorb risk and stretch themselves to the limits in pursuit of a business goal.

The Entrepreneur's Guide to World-Class Customer Service

John Bowen | Posted 08.18.2016 | 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 08.18.2016 | 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 08.18.2016 | 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 08.18.2016 | 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 08.18.2016 | 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 08.17.2016 | 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 08.14.2016 | 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 08.13.2016 | 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 08.13.2016 | 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 08.12.2016 | 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 08.10.2016 | 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 08.10.2016 | 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.