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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.

The Five Most Important Career Lessons I've Learned Since Leaving Corporate America

Holly Rust | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Holly Rust

Leaving the corporate world to go out on my own was a life changing experience. I remain grateful to all the mentors I had the pleasure of working with during my time in a traditional role, as their guidance has proven to be invaluable.

Are You Playing Below Your Potential?

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 05.18.2015 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

Something to think about on this Monday morning as we start a new week. How far below our potential are we currently playing? Take for example your agenda from last week and what was accomplished.

Entrepreneurs: John Mark Seltzer, Invaluable Advice from The Sunset Strip Music Producer

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
Johnathan Cardillo

"Ok, soo I grew up in San Diego, CA and attended a private school. I got into music in my early teens. I started recording myself singing and playing instruments with my tape recorder. "

The One Trait That Ruins an Entrepreneur

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Lisa Abeyta

While there are just as many reasons for a startup's failure as for its success, I do believe that there is one trait that, if given room to grow, will ruin an entrepreneur.

4 Life Hacks of Uber Successful People

Daniel Scalco | Posted 05.19.2015 | Small Business
Daniel Scalco

It isn't dramatic life changes that will make you a successful person but rather various small habits and systems put in place to get the highest return on your time.

Infographic: 6 Eye-Opening Ways to Start Your Day

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.15.2015 | Small Business
Ramon Nuez

You can't figure out an effective morning ritual. Everyone you know has a morning ritual, and they are benefiting massively. So obviously you feel like a total loser like something is tragically wrong with you.

Go East, Young Man -- Why Hong Kong is the Silicon Valley of the East

April Rudin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
April Rudin

Foreign cultures can often seem impenetrable, particularly in Asia. As an American who has frequently traveled to the East, I find that not to be be true. Particularly, in Hong Kong.