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Interview With Amanda Barbara of Pubslush, Crowdfunding for Authors

Dorit Sasson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

Crowdfunding. It's become such a popular and trendy step for entrepreneurs and small business to do yet many authors have no idea there is such a thin...

4 Signs You're a Wannabe Business Owner

Apryl Beverly | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Apryl Beverly

Just when I thought I heard it all ... This whole Rachel Dolezal fiasco is a mess. The more she opens up her mouth, the nuttier the story gets. ...

Diego Saez-Gil, CEO at Bluesmart, Talks About Building A 100 Year Business

Ramon Nuez | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

But you don't want to live an average life. You have a dream of living an extraordinary life. So how do you overcome those fears so you can start living a remarkable life? You don't.

Overcoming the Fear of Failure: Boosting Small Business in China

Deborah Lehr | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Deborah Lehr

Is fear of failure hindering Chinese entrepreneurship? A new initiative by the Chinese government suggests that cultural sensitivity to failure may be preventing some Chinese businessmen from launching their own companies.

Begin Your Next Entrepreneurial Project with a Getaway

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
M. Shannon Hernandez

Working and living in Bali may seem like the perfect situation--one that is too good to be true. If you've never dreamed about it, dream bigger. If you think it's not possible, think again.

10 Tools For The Female Entrepreneur on a Budget

Nancy Laws | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Nancy Laws

Being resourceful in business will allow the female entrepreneur on a budget to thrive despite the financial limitations. With an abundance of tools on the market that allow businesses to be able to run on a budget, money does not have to be the reason that you refuse to chase your dreams.

How to Avoid Trouble When Moonlighting as an Entrepreneur

Nellie Akalp | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

While you're laying the groundwork and making sure your new business idea will work, a steady paycheck comes in handy to deal with all the financial realities like mortgage, rent, student loans, and other bills.

Hey Product Managers -- Stop Pissing Off the Engineers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

So you are the product manager -- CEO of your domain -- and the go-to-guy for everything that matters. You help set the strategic framework for where your product and the business are headed and lead a cross-functional team to greatness.

5 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Became an Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Hindsight is 20/20, but I still wish I could have entered the entrepreneurial world knowing these five truths. Entrepreneurship was always appeali...

Private Social Business Networks: Why 'Customized' Is the New Cool

Tania Price | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Tania Price

We all know the Internet has revolutionized the way we do business. But is the online universe only now coming of age and offering small businesses and startups what they really need?

Empowering Women Requires Collaborative Solutions

Catherine Russell | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Catherine Russell

Women are powerful participants in the economy, whether they are consumers, workers or entrepreneurs. The more we empower them, the more we boost communities, economies and countries. Yet the current landscape for women who want to participate in the economy is not exactly empowering.

3 Scary Realities of Entrepreneurship to Understand Before You Jump In

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Entrepreneurship is seeing a renaissance, in part motivated by the rockstar tech founders that seem to have become overnight billionaires, and in part due to the increased availability of resources that can turn anyone into a full-fledged business owner.

What It Takes To Land A Book Deal

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

My answer to, "How do you land a book deal?" is really multi-faceted and involves a long-haul approach. I'm sure I don't have to tell you that this kind of stuff rarely happens overnight. But if you're willing to put in the hours, the rewards are absolutely incredible.

4 Key Principles To Become A Mental "Warrior" Of Life And Business With Mark Divine

Jairek Robbins | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Jairek Robbins

Mark Divine epitomizes what human beings are capable of if we can just harness the amazing power of our minds. This "Unbeatable Mind," as he calls it, is the key to mastery in life and business, and ultimately the key to long-term success.

Life After Top Chef Win: An Interview With Yigit Pura

Hilal Isler | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Hilal Isler

It might be eight in the morning, but pastry chef Yiğit Pura is already on his third espresso. "I've been up since five," he says, cheerfully.

Remember Your Why

Emma Isaacs | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

One of my favorite books in the world is Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek. Have you read it? If not, run out and buy it now. Hang on, no one does that any more - just google it and some online bookstore will have it to you in days.

Paul Gerard Farina -- The Hot and Cold Truth

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

I recently sat down with Boston based empire owner, Paul Gerard Farina. He is the owner of Farina Corporation, the leading HVAC firm in city since 1958.

Channel It: Facing The Entrepreneur Fear Factor Head On

Matt Rissell | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Matt Rissell

Never fear? Right, like that's actually possible. To believe that anyone--especially entrepreneurs facing any number of great unknowns on a daily basis--will be impervious to the gut-wrenching wringer of failure or struggle is to start off on a false premise. Fear is a part of doing business, and it's a part of being human.

Relationship Capital: The Fuel for Your Marketing Machine

John Bowen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
John Bowen

By building and harnessing the power of your relationships, you'll have a sustainable edge over the competition that can take your business to the next level.

How to Attract Your Ideal Clients by Being Yourself

Mui Tsun | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Mui Tsun

When setting up your business, you may have thought about your brand. You may have pondered about the 'voice' of your company, the tone, the style, and how you want to convey your business to the rest of the world.

Your Toughest Career Questions Answered

Danielle Prager | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Danielle Prager

When it comes to the latest marketing trends or figuring out which designer decided flared pants should make a come back, Google always delivers. When it comes to solving my most frustrating career challenges, not so much. This is why I decided to take a more "old school" approach -- I asked a real life person, whose career and personal choices I admire and value for their advice.

The Power of Doing Something Meaningful with Vivek Sharma, CEO of Movable Ink

Ramon Nuez | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

The world is peppered with insanely large problems. And while many try to address those problems with conventional remedies, the entrepreneur will reframe the problem.

Rosemary Farina - Creating a Signature for Success

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Isn't it true that often times the best things come in small packages? So it is true with empires too. I recently had the opportunity to meet with a powerhouse entrepreneur who has built a massive employment staffing empire by keeping it small.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Lessons Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai Learned From A Successful Exit

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

We caught up with Akshay on what he learned from his Tip'd Off journey, from the day he started it to the day it got acquired. While admittedly, it was a very hard decision for Akshay and his cofounders to sell Tip'd Off. They just couldn't let go of this opportunity of a successful exit, with their investors and employees in mind as well.

Win by Telling Stories

Daphne Mallory | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Daphne Mallory

I've studied entrepreneurs who engage in the art of war to see how they win. One simple strategy they use is to tell simple and strategic stories. If you listen to them in interviews, or watch their marketing and sales approach, you'll soon catch on to three or four core stories that they share with everyone, everywhere.