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7 Things Only Entrepreneurs Can Do

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 04.03.2015 | Small Business
Jeff Steinmann

After serving the military and dipping his toe into a few different professions, John Lee Dumas couldn't figure out what career was "right" for him. Until he discovered that no career was right for him -- he's an entrepreneur.

Shake Shack Disrupts the Big Mac

David Sable | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
David Sable

Everyone and anyone can be an entrepreneur and a disruptor, and the measure of both need not be how much money was raised, what some digibabble pundit wrote or how many apps were downloaded on day one. Some days it might just be how many hamburgers were eaten.

5 Tips for Working & Traveling for Entrepreneurs

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 03.29.2015 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

What you need to remember most is that business travel is generally chaotic. Even the most seasoned entrepreneurs and CEOs have trouble keeping up while attending conferences and hopping from city to city.

16 Ways Women Succeed in Sisterhood and Society

Geneva Fonda | Posted 03.29.2015 | Women
Geneva Fonda

So whether we are entrepreneurs, employees, stay-at-home mothers, students, relatives, friends, or business associates, as women, our genuine affinity to one another need not be the exception. It should serve as the inspiration everyone else uses to reset their beautiful circles.

3 Savvy Business Strategies From a Broadway Star

John Bowen | Posted 03.29.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we may not technically be actors. But we are always on stage -- communicating, presenting ourselves and our ideas, and trying to connect with our customers, partners and teams.

Fostering Entrepreneurism At A Young Age Through Education

Sam Kirk | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Sam Kirk

We can -- and must 0- give future entrepreneurs and business leaders the skills and knowledge necessary to grow our economy by teaching them from a young age.

9 Qualities Of Remarkable Entrepreneurs

| Murray Newlands | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

The majority of writers have written posts on the values, behaviors, characteristics, and attitudes which spell success for an entrepreneurial leader....

10 Lessons I've Learned About Entrepreneurship

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices
Brandice N. Daniel

I started saying that it's taken 7 years for us to see success, but then I found a flaw in that statement. I've actually been successful even during the tough times. It's all about how you define success. For me, I've decided to define success based on daily wins. I've had many of them and I've learned many lesson.

3 Surefire Branding Secrets

Timothi Jane Graham | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Timothi Jane Graham

There's a lot to consider when building a Personal Brand. What you're selling, your audience, web design, photos, copy are all part of the big picture. But really before you can get to any of that you have to start with you. Here are three major things I consider when building my client's Personal Brand...

Our Women Mean Business: Encore Careers After 40

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Bobbie Brinegar

At age 52, recently divorced, depressed, and deeply in debt, Carol Gardner received advice from her attorney to "get a therapist or get a dog."

Company Owners Don't Know It All. Seek Out Renegades.

Robert Jordan | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Robert Jordan

This weekend I was talking to my mother-in-law and looked up from where she was sitting to see our attic door dangling from its hinges ready to fall and clock her in the head (not a way to get bonus points with the in-laws).

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: How Do I Come Up With a Business Idea?

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 03.24.2015 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

When starting a business, the risks come as part of the deal. It can be nerve-wracking, but it's also part of the beauty that makes up the world of entrepreneurship.

The Power of One

Jack Nadel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

No matter your situation in life, you can change your circumstances. You have all the capability within yourself to make good things happen. And while pursuing your goals, you can enjoy every minute of it.

Business Plans: Mapping Your Road to Success

Nina B. Ries | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Nina B. Ries

When I work with startups, I am invariably asked whether they "really need to bother with a business plan." Small businesses owners pose the same question.

Today's Business Power Couple: Social Good and Social Media

Sandy Abrams | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

The best way for a business to stand out in a crowded space is to be seen as a valuable part of the community. In Newport Beach, California where there are many health and fitness options, one business doing it right with both social good and social media is GRIT Cycle.

Selling You: Creating a Winning Professional Bio or Blurb

O'Brien Browne | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Keeping these points in mind will make writing your blurb fun and enjoyable because it is about giving to others; and giving is always grander and more joyful than taking - which is exactly the key ingredient that makes up a great blurb.

Three Lessons from Perry Marshall -- Marketing Pro Extraordinaire

John Bowen | Posted 03.22.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

A reluctant marketer, Marshall went into sales after being laid off from his engineering job. His innate talent at using direct marketing to reach potential clients helped the tech company he worked for boost its sales from just $200,000 to more than $4 million in just four years.

Young Entrepreneur Market Means Business for Teenage Entrepreneurs in Cleveland, Ohio

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.22.2015 | Education
Steve Mariotti

The movement away from big retailers towards local entrepreneurs is a good one. It benefits the consumer because as the market grows, the consumer has more choices--to buy locally grown food, handmade products, or artisanal work once very difficult to find.

Congress and Lack of Immigration Reform: A Study on How to Undermine the U.S. Economy and America's Place in the World

Edward Goldberg | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

What is most surprising about the U.S. Congress today is how harmful its parochial views have become to America's long-term global economic interests.

5 Keys to Gaining the Edge in the Startup Game

Kira Makagon | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Kira Makagon

What makes an aspiring entrepreneur thrive in Silicon Valley? It's a question that those of us who have succeeded here are asked with great frequency.

Scaling the Chasm

Jeff Bussgang | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Jeff Bussgang

One of the things I've learned from my two decades in startup land is that it doesn't get any easier as you scale - the problems just evolve, but there are still problems. And opportunities. But I guess that is what makes the startup game so fun.

How a Business Is Like an Airplane

Quora | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Quora

I am often asked the question, "What does it feel like to start your own company?" I often answer: "It feels like you're jumping off a cliff and building an airplane on the way down."

How Publishing a Memoir Has Helped Grow My Business

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 03.17.2015 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

Publishing a book that helps you build a larger platform and become more visible in your brand is a great idea if you are looking for growth and bigger opportunities. I am forming friendships with authors around the world. That, is priceless!

Saving American Industry by Disrupting It

Pat Choate | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Pat Choate

The U.S. economy has lost more than a third of its industrial base over the past 20 years and with it more than six million good-paying jobs. This loss is the real cause of the rising economic inequality that now plagues our nation.

Last Business Standing: 5 Truths About Startup Failure That Will Shock You

Erica Nicole | Posted 03.14.2015 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

Studies have shown time and time again that there are a variety of reasons why small businesses fail. But some reasons are less obvious than others. Here's a look at four of five common reasons startups fail; reasons that are rarely discussed: