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Will This Be the Year You Start a Business?

Nellie Akalp | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

Each January you reacquaint yourself with your gym's floor plan and have big dreams to launch a business. Yet come December you haven't seen your gym membership badge in months and you're no closer to being your own boss.

5 Ultimate Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

Maria Losseva-Malho | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Maria Losseva-Malho

Are you a young entrepreneur who has started your own business, or are toying with an idea of starting one? I knew since I was 16 that I wanted to work for myself.

Build Your Business With a Memoir

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 01.08.2015 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

It's a new year and that means everyone seems to be raring and ready to go with big goals and high aspirations! I love this type of energy that is flying around right now, and I've spoken to a lot of business owners who have "write a book" on their lists for 2015.

5 Tips for Becoming a DJ and Creative Entrepreneur from Jasmine Solano

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 01.08.2015 | New York
Sahra Vang Nguyen

For Philadelphia native and New York-based DJ, Jasmine Solano, music has always been a driving force in her life. With a growing awareness for political issues and society, Solano's passion for music and social impact fueled her into a successful career.

Manifesting Your Way to Success With UGG'S Founder Brian Smith

Aimee Hedman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Aimee Hedman

What I have learned from Brian Smith, Australian born entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author and creator of the UGG brand is the fact that outer impressions pale in comparison to those first impressions of inner strength of character.

Using Health Care to Fuel Your Company's Growth

John Bowen | Posted 01.06.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we have the power to fundamentally redesign health care within our companies -- and turn what's traditionally been an expensive burden into a tool to generate stronger growth and healthier, happier employees. But to get there, we have to rethink our approach.

TuesdayNights With Sarah Moshman

Lauren Rotman | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Lauren Rotman

Two years ago after becoming more aware of how women are portrayed in all forms of media, Sarah Moshman decided to take matters into her own hands and make a documentary about extraordinary women in America who's stories aren't being told.

5 Ways to Live Fearlessly in the New Year

Fauzia Burke | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Fauzia Burke

It's important to view setbacks as just that -- setbacks. It's not a sign from the universe that you should change direction or give up. Failing doesn't mean you are a failure. Whether it's a failure, a setback or a misstep, view it as an opportunity to learn and to be wiser in the future.

5 Key Essentials Needed for Business Success

Scott Steinberg | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Looking to start or grow a small business and find some small measure of success? Be sure to keep the following five elements in mind as you go about drafting a game plan -- each essential to achieve your goals for the business.

Why Work-Life Balance Is a Myth

Mike Harden | Posted 01.03.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

The idea of balance is that it is equal -- that we spend equal time, energy, and stamina on home life, on work, on our health. That's a losing battle. Work on what you need to work on, give what you can to the rest, and keep reevaluating and shifting your priorities.

Fail Forward, Until You Don't Have To!

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 12.31.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

In one form or another, every entrepreneur has heard the advice "fail forward, fail fast." While the advice is useful at times, especially for young businesses and new entrepreneurs, as a business matures, the size and frequency of failures should lessen.

How Successful CEO's Keep a Great Team

Amy Wright | Posted 12.31.2014 | Small Business
Amy Wright

One of the top complaints of successful business owners is that it's hard to keep good people. That revolving door of mediocre help is taking precious time and money and it's frustrating as Hell.

Scale Your Business to $1 Billion+, Part 1

Val Jon Farris | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Val Jon Farris

The challenging news is that there are literally hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs just like you who share your extraordinary conviction. So what will ensure that you seize the competitive advantage? Let's find out.

Intrapreneurship: The Launchpad for Entrepreneurship

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

If you're a corporate employee who believes that breaking down the old corporate structure isn't enough to facilitate change, but starting something anew is what will, I'd encourage you to embrace intrapreneurship as the launchpad for your entrepreneurial venture. Why?

Words Of Wisdom From Entrepreneurs

Scott MacFarland | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Here are 10 things I found to be some of the most important pieces of advice for an entrepreneur. When I walk the start-up path again, I will make sure to have these at the top of my to-do list.

Get Heard: Four Top Strategies for Connecting with Your Audience

John Bowen | Posted 02.22.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

How many meetings or presentations have you gone to where you're listening to the speaker and you turn to the person next to you and ask, "What is he talking about? Where is this going?"

How to Grow Your Business Without Compromising Your Values

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 02.20.2015 | Small Business
Kari Warberg Block

Getting in the door of a major retailer is a big enough goal in and of itself, but when I launched my company, I was working for a triple bottom line. At the end of the day, I didn't just want my ledger to be in the black and growing; I was focused on growing people, planet and profits.

State Steps on Entrepreneurs, Gives Others a Leg Up

Hilary Gowins | Posted 02.17.2015 | Chicago
Hilary Gowins

As Illinoisans struggle amidst one of the worst economic recoveries in the nation, the last thing state government should be doing is supporting some private businesses in the face of those it has stifled.

Two Responsibilities a CEO Should Not Delegate

Mike Harden | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

You are responsible for growth and value, and for creating worth within your organization. If it's a task other than the aforementioned, get out and don't let it pull you back in.

What The US-Cuba Deal Means for Your Small Business

Erica Nicole | Posted 02.16.2015 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

If you are considering doing business in Cuba, when (and if) the embargo is lifted, keep these five expansion tips in mind.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Getting Family and Friends to Journey With You

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

While I don't remember our entire exchange, I distinctly remember firmly telling him "It's happening." I said this with so much resolve that he could only respond with "okay."

How Successful Entrepreneurs Start the New Year

Nellie Akalp | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

With any luck, you will be able to take a few days off to relax with family and good friends, but it's never easy to get back into the swing of work after all the celebrations.

The Awesome Power of Immersion

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Slowing down and going deep trumps speeding up and going crazy. Immersion trumps diversion. It's possible. Yes, it is. I have proof. And so do you, if only you would pause long enough to remember those extraordinary times when you unplugged and tuned in.

Everybody Is a Star: How to Create and Leverage Celebrity in Your Business

John Bowen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Did you know that the average successful individual is exposed to roughly 4,000 marketing messages every day? In that crowded environment, it's all too easy to do an amazing job and still have no one know who you are.

Oops, I'm an Entrepreneur! 12 Signs You May Be an Accidental Entrepreneur

Melissa Escaro | Posted 02.15.2015 | Small Business
Melissa Escaro

I didn't think I wanted to be an entrepreneur; that was for other people. But it turns out that a lot of the values that were important to me were a huge part of that entrepreneurial spirit that had always been inside of me, just waiting to burst out.