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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.

Advice From Travel Startup Entrepreneur

Hilal Isler | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Hilal Isler

Project Bly is an online travel and commerce portal with street-creed. Literally. Every six months, site founder Rena Thiagarajan introduces shoppers to a new city, allowing them to browse (virtually) the alleyways and ateliers of Hanoi, Mumbai, Kumasi.

What a Cabbie Can Teach Us About World-Class Customer Service

John Bowen | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
John Bowen

How do we differentiate ourselves from the other competitors on the playing field so we truly stand out to our clients and prospects? It's a hugely important question these days given all the noise in the marketplace -- and believe it or not, the best answers might just come from a taxi driver.

How Far in Debt Should Your Business Go?

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Broke. Kaput. Dead. Finished. That is what it feels like when your small business runs out of cash. I would tell you to avoid that from happening, but that's just stupidly obvious. The problem is that if you start a company, it likely will.

10 Ways Successful People Deal With Stress Differently

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Michael D. Simmons

What separates successful entrepreneurs from unsuccessful ones is not the challenges. We all have them. A critical trait that separates successful entrepreneurs is the ability to take setback and after setback without any loss of motivation.

The Secret to Eliminating Your Insecurities and Increasing Your Self-Confidence

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Insecurity is an emotional reaction that comes from our stored collection of fears and self-judgments. Self-confidence is a rational assessment that comes from our grounded assessment of competency in a given domain.

The Easiest Way for Entrepreneurs to Save Money on Their Student Loans

Credible | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Credible

Entrepreneurs are known for their ability to scrimp, save, and build successful businesses. Yet, as the outstanding student debt continues to grow, it has become increasingly difficult for entrepreneurs to set money aside to open up a new business venture without the risk of defaulting on a student loan.

The ONE Question Every Entrepreneur NEEDS an Answer To

Ebonie Allard | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Ebonie Allard

Who you are is made up of hundreds of tiny little decisions. Your business is made up of hundreds of tiny little decisions. All day long you make small yet important choices. Choices that impact who you are, what you stand for, and how you in turn impact the world around you.

How to Prep Your Business to Survive Your Summer Vacation

Nellie Akalp | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

Study after study stress the connection between vacation time and your health, mental wellbeing and productivity. While the average American now takes the least amount of vacation time in the past four decades, time off is even more elusive for the small business owner.

Why Military Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs

Carol Roth | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Carol Roth

While investing in veterans and active duty military personnel is a great way to give back to those who have served, there is also an important business case to be made related to investing in entrepreneurs who are veterans of the military.

Spiritual Business Lessons From DailyOm Founder Spiritpreneur Madisyn Taylor: Intuition and Abundance

Abiola Abrams | Posted 05.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Abiola Abrams

I'll be bringing you exciting advice and insight from incredible "road less traveled" entrepreneurs, creative professionals, and spiritual business gu...

How to Turn a Consulting Business into a $35M Tech Empire

Sean Kim | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Sean Kim

Our lovely and humble guest, Rand Fishkin, has built a $36,000,000 (yes, that's 6 zeros) annual business, that helps other companies with their SEO and other marketing strategies.

What Should You Look for in a Mentor?

Joseph Kopser | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Joseph Kopser

As a veteran and entrepreneur, I've learned a thing or two about mentorship over the years. In fact, I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for a group of incredible mentors guiding me along the way.

6 Steps to Crystal-Clear Client Communication

John Bowen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Ever been really excited about a business idea, only to have that idea fall flat when you try to explain it to investors, partners, team members or customers? It happens to many of us -- the audience doesn't grasp why we think our great idea is so darn cool.

5 Reasons You Need an Assistant This Year

Emma Isaacs | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

I'm always surprised when business owners tell me they don't have an assistant. In my mind, it's the first hire a founder should make - and one of the most important.