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4 Keys to a Productive and Profitable New Year

Mike Harden | Posted 12.06.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

here are four components to getting the year off to a good start. Unlike resolutions, if we neglect these, we might not get the opportunity to make up for them again next year. Here are four keys to a productive and profitable new year.

Why Settle for Something Good?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Becoming a great success in any arena is a cumulative process that occurs over a period of years, choice-by-choice, step-by-step, leading to transformation. The process is characterized by steady plodding, which builds greater momentum.

The 5 Biggest Profit Secrets for Creative Entrepreneurs

Sophie Andrews | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Sophie Andrews

Creatives are those who, by and large, would much rather be dreaming up inspired and imaginative strategies and designs than sitting down looking at P&Ls or dealing with staff issues.

Profiting From the Speed of Change

Daniel Burrus | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

In the past, business success was all about size: The large eat the small. Today, business success is all about speed: The fast eat the slow. But wh...

How to Find the ROI in Social

Ted Rubin | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

In the world of coordinated creation of social media stories, there's typically two kinds of success, or ROI, on social campaigns -- Cost Mitigation and Sales Increase.

Why Workplace Leadership Is About To Get Its First Major Makeover In Over A Century

Mark C. Crowley | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Mark C. Crowley

As workers have become increasingly more critical to the overall success of their companies, what they need and expect in exchange for their work has also profoundly changed.

Are You Holding Your Business Back? Here's the Easy Cure

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

Many entrepreneurs feel that natural state of things is that we should be the ones pushing or pulling our business along. In fact, most business owners actually identify with one of the two, pushing or pulling.

To Win in Business, Keep Score

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

I believe every business should have a number everyone knows and is pushing towards, pursuing and focused on. And the good news is that you really only need one.

How to Make Disability Mainstream, Today

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

This is my theory, and why I advocate for those with disabilities. I completely believe we have the ability to wipe out disability -- today. How you...

The Factory Farming of Patients

Riva Greenberg | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

In providers' hurriedness, the small kindnesses are falling away: a smile, a handshake, a few warm words, making connection. As care drops out of health care we are paying for it; we are sowing greater dis-ease.

5 Things You Need to Know to Profit in Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As an investor, misunderstandings and overreaction can offer some of the best opportunities to profit. Here, five widely held beliefs are challenged and attractive investment strategies revealed.

Why in the World Do We Need an International Day of Happiness, Anyway?

Valerie Alexander | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

Why should rabid capitalists like us care about anyone's happiness but our own? Think of it as enlightened self interest. Dozens of studies in the past few years all reach the same basic conclusion on this point -- happiness is achievable, and a happy society is more profitable.

Watch: David Simon on America as a Horror Show

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

After President Barack Obama's annual State of the Union address, it's a reality check from someone who artfully uses television drama to report on the state of America from an entirely different perspective -- the bottom up.

End the Prison-Industrial Complex

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

There are plenty of legitimate reasons to send someone to prison, but profit is not among them. Unfortunately, it is an obscenely large reason that American prisons today house more inmates than any other country on this planet. Freedom lost is money gained.

From Prophet to Profit: A Woman's Business Weapon

Caryn Chow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Small Business
Caryn Chow

My grandmother raised four kids, and became a single parent when my grandfather passed on and my younger uncle was a tender 14. Learning to become profitable was not something she even thought about. She was "savvy" before savvy was a "business" household name.

The 20 Golden Rules of Business Blogging

Norm Schriever | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Norm Schriever

Writing great blogs for your business is one of the most valuable marketing techniques you will find, yet it is often forgotten.

Social Finance vs. Traditional Finance: What's the Difference and Why it Matters

Don Shaffer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Don Shaffer

Most growth businesses face challenges raising capital at some stage in their development. But for social enterprises, which use the power of business to directly improve society and our environment, the obstacles tend to be tougher and more persistent.

4 Lessons From Economic Selection

Richard Koch | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Richard Koch

Competitive selection drives faster evolution, and evolution proceeds not just through new variants, but also through new and better versions of the old product. Encourage failure -- it's intrinsic to the process.

Why the Bees Are Dying: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem

Kalliope Lee | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Kalliope Lee

Whether it was actually practiced or not, my intention is to explore the bugonia as a timeless mythic trope instructive to us now in the midst of our own bee crisis.

Are You a Leader or Just a Manager?

Matt Tenney | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

It seems that on almost a daily basis, I see or hear the words "leader" and "manager" used interchangeably. (In fact, I sometimes catch myself using t...

Turning Passion into Profit

Christian HELP | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Christian HELP

To help you define what you are passionate about, I suggest you read about issues plaguing our society and our world. Reflect on causes that strike a ...

Running Schools Like a Business Is a Crazy Idea

Glen Lineberry | Posted 11.14.2012 | Education
Glen Lineberry

We teach the kids of people we know, and those kids then work in the local businesses and, if you stay in the game long enough, you teach their kids down the road.

Be the Change!

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 09.01.2012 | Impact
Valerie Berset-Price

I had an incredible weekend last week. I wish I would have been able to write about it sooner, but it took me a full week to digest my experience. It ...

Three Marks of a Rich Company

Ted Harro | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business
Ted Harro

Earn money. It's necessary and can have huge power for good. But don't allow your organization to only earn money.

GE Profits Plunge

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

April 20 (Reuters) - General Electric Co posted an 11.6 percent decline in quarterly profit, weighed down by a charge for the company's exit of its ...