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6 New Rules Of Business For The Next Industrial Revolution

Alan Murray | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Alan Murray

The world is in the midst of a new industrial revolution. Fortune's Geoff Colvin has a fascinating piece that lays out what this means for modern companies. But for the time-pressed, here are my six big takeaways.

New Business? Don't Stress About Which News Outlets Give You Press

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

If you have recently launched a new company, chances are you're going to want to start getting some media attention right away. Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal -- you want coverage in all the most prestigious media outlets.

8 Cities With Businesses That Are Bursting With Hometown Pride

Posted 04.20.2015 | Business

While the old adage goes “home is where the heart is,” lately it seems to be where the business is, as well. As the world becomes increasingly int...

"New Business" Re Mad Men's Megan: Confirmed Evidence of Don's Guilt and Self Loathing

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 06.13.2015 | Entertainment
SaraKay Smullens

If anyone needs concrete evidence that self loathing and self hatred lead to self-destruction, Sunday's Mad Men cynical episode, "New Business," offers it.

5 Web Resources for New Business Websites

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 05.30.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

Thousands of new business websites are launched every single day. A majority of them never make it past the initial stages. It's almost like people think that the results of a business website should be instantaneous, but the web is a lot bigger than that.

Guess Which City Is Home To A Booming Local Business Scene

Posted 04.01.2015 | Business

When people think of Dallas, Texas, usually a few key things come to mind -- like country music, brisket and an impressive roster of Fortune 500 compa...

Words of Wisdom From Entrepreneurs

Scott MacFarland | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Over the years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet and become friends with some incredibly successful entrepreneurs. I discovered many of them like to face a challenge head-on and will not stop at anything until their goals are accomplished.

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.

What I Learned As a Start-Up Business Owner

Scott MacFarland | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

It wasn't that long ago when I started my business and was so looking forward to the challenges ahead of me. Little did I know that every day would be a challenge and new ones popped-up all the time that I didn't expect.

5 Signs You're Ready to Start Your Own Business

Gillian Small | Posted 12.02.2014 | Small Business
Gillian Small

Starting a new business, be it big or small, is far from easy. In the early stages you will inevitably drift between periods of certainty and uncertainty about your decision. You will feel like you are constantly swaying with the wind of opinions from your peers.

Test Any Business Idea for Less Than $400

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 11.05.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

You've got a great idea for a new store, app or restaurant. Should you quit your job and invest before doing basic marketing research? It's amazing how many businesses are started on a hunch or feeling. Instead, budget $400 in some general digital marketing tactics to test the waters out by doing the following.

Is Your Business Challenging Conventional Thinking?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Stop gambling with your business and start challenging conventional thinking. Look for and develop new ideas of doing business. Ask "why not," instead of "why." This will help to pave the way for new ideas to emerge.

How Your Company -- And Your Job -- Will Soon Be Disrupted

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

What industries will change and who the winners will be in this era of exponential technologies are uncertain. The only things that are certain are that we are in for dramatic changes, and that the old rules don't apply any more.

Stop Chasing Every New Opportunity It's Bad for Business

Ian Altman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

The darn shame with chasing bad opportunities is that occasionally, circumstances change and you end up winning a deal in spite of yourself. Don't let that example lure you into bad behavior.

The Allocation of Talent is a Zero-Sum Game

Andrew_Yang | Posted 03.11.2014 | Small Business

Everyone reading this knows a host of former lawyers, bankers, consultants, academics, or doctors for whom the work or environment was not right, many of whom eventually left the profession or stuck around halfheartedly.

3 Great Reasons to Walk Away From New Business

Ian Altman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

As an outside observer, it sounds like their business is not setup to effectively handle projects they would consider small in comparison to their ideally-sized projects. Sadly, few businesses exhibit the discipline to define when they should walk away from business.

Can CEOs Afford to Be Angry?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Trust me -- these issues are minuscule compared to the ones just over the horizon. You have to learn not to get tripped up by every roadblock; otherwise you'll be a hot mess 24/7.

Three Questions to Evaluate New Business Opportunities

Ian Altman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

Elements of this image licensed from   Over the holiday weekend, my wife and I were planning an outing with our children. As is often th...

WATCH: How To Start A Business By Lying To Yourself

Posted 07.24.2013 | Small Business

America's small business climate is tough, but author AJ Jacobs says there's one simple way for entrepreneurs to give themselves a leg up -- self-delu...

Not LinkedIn? -- Think Again, Even If You Hate It

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Fiona Hotston Moore

LinkedIn does not have global take-up, but it is getting into all sorts of places where you might want to be.

Entrepreneurs: Ditch Your Marketing Plan and Focus on Your Game Plan

Ciara Pressler | Posted 06.04.2013 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

In my work launching new businesses (or fixing businesses that have plateaued), one place I see entrepreneurs in every industry get stuck, frustrated, or misguided, is in attempting to apply old models to new business.

Unfinished Business... Or Why I Left My Office Jobs

Amanda Brewington | Posted 06.03.2013 | Detroit
Amanda Brewington

When something needs to be accomplished I would rather stay up late and get something done in one day rather than spend two days doing something. This is why I didn't fare well in an office setting. And now I know why.

Failure and Redemption

Steve Blank | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

We give abundant advice to founders about how to make startups succeed yet we offer few models about dealing with failure. So here's mine.

Mompreneurs: New Baby? New Business!

Women & Co | Posted 03.10.2013 | Small Business
Women & Co

The following three women not only started businesses that benefit the masses, they also used their pregnancy and maternity leave to hone their big ideas and transform them into reality.

Huge Share Of New Businesses Started By Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.08.2012 | Small Business

There are still plenty of entrepreneurs in America. But more and more of them are actually coming from somewhere else. Immigrants were twice as li...