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'Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal': Are You Ready to Pursue Your Entrepreneurial Dreams?

Nellie Akalp | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

Certainly, starting a business is hard work. It typically involves long days. But there's one major difference: you will be putting all your time, creativity, and effort toward fulfilling your own dream, not someone else's.

Network Like a Genius: Insights From a World-Class Marketing Guru

John Bowen | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Marketing guru Joe Polish has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs reach enormous levels of success. I know -- I'm one of them. Joe's wisdom has been instrumental in helping me elevate my results in each of my companies.

Top 20 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Books of 2014

Erica Nicole | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

What do successful entrepreneurs read? Here's an inside look at this year's most talked-about books and hidden gems -- YFS Magazine's roundup of the best books for startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs.

How New York City's Women Entrepreneurs Raised $3 Billion in 10 Years

Michael Goodwin | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Michael Goodwin

Worldwide, tech entrepreneurship suffers from an undeniable gender gap. At tech companies from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv, the vast majority of both founders and their employees are men.

Outsider Wine Merchant Transforming Intimidation into Excitement Shoppers

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.24.2015 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Through friends in Princeton and the guys at Tigerlabs, I got to know Mark Censitis--an entrepreneur who turned his outsider status in the wine industry into a successful business that grew from Princeton to the greater New York Metro area.

Our American Quandary: Inequality, Inadequacy and Instability

Frank Islam | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Frank Islam

The lack of civic engagement and participation cedes the power to the few. The few can legislate and elect legislators whose positions are not necessarily consonant with the will or desires of the majority. In essence, it devolves the political system to one of minority rule.

Not All Entrepreneurs Own a Business

Nelson Davis | Posted 01.21.2015 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

If most people were asked to define the word entrepreneur, many would envision a person alone perhaps in their garage or spare bedroom working on something they think will revolutionize the world.

Give a Holiday Gift of Hope

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Are you looking for holiday gifts that have meaning and purpose? These days, we are blessed to have many socially and ecologically conscious companies to choose from when doing our shopping.

Here's How to Tell If Your Management Team Is Filled With Winners or Losers

Mike Harden | Posted 01.20.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Do you know who the winners and losers are on your management team? Sometimes it's hard to tell. But there is one obvious way to identify your winners and losers. All you have to know is who wants the ball?

Clara Chen: Stay Ahead of the Culture by Creating It

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Fresh from the success of her previous startup, there's no stopping the millennial entrepreneur Clara Chen to conquer the next challenge - being the CEO of the influencer marketing and content management platform in Asia Pacific, Influr.

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.