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The 10 Secrets To Being The Best Boss You Can Be

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

CEOs who think that they should weigh in on every single aspect of their company get too bogged down in the details, much to the detriment of the overall health of the company. If a ship's captain is overseeing the catering, he's going to hit an iceberg.

Wicked Good Cupcakes - Entrepreneurism One Bite at a Time

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

In 2010, daughter Dani moved out of the family home. Her mom, Tracey, wanted to make sure they kept on seeing one another regularly so she signed them up for a cake decorating class.

'Shark Tank's' 'Mr. Wonderful' Says He Makes More Money With Female CEOs

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business

"I'm making money with women, so I'm going to put more money into more women,"

Be Like a Magpie

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

As you do your job, and do it well, gather everything shiny and useful and bring it back to your nest -- like a magpie. I'm not talking about stealing office supplies. I'm talking about gathering skills, learning how an industry works, and figuring out what kind of team you'll need around you when the time comes to go out on your own.

Going Against the Flow: Jessica Tenuta, Cofounder of Packback

Charu Sharma | Posted 06.16.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Jessica is the cofounder and head of design of Packback. Packback is the first company to offer on-demand one-day eTextbook rentals for $5 or less per day, allowing college students to rent and pay for their books only when they actually need to read.

Former Drug Dealers & Gang Leaders Get Shark Tank-Style Business Education

Lindsay Freeman | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Freeman

Despite society's use of expressions like "they've served their time," people with criminal records don't just move on from prison. Formerly incarcerated men and women often end up serving a life sentence. Many initially avoid illegal activities after being released from prison, but as their applications for legitimate jobs are repeatedly rejected due to felony records, enticing offers from old criminal connections often appear irresistible. Recidivism rates are high for people with criminal records, but of those who are rearrested, 89% are unemployed at the time.

Managing Risk: Reducing Uncertainty in Energy Investments - Advice From Solar City

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Joan Michelson

Everybody wants to get in on the next Google or Facebook without losing their shorts on the duds. Even the big investors get it wrong sometimes.

Have You Taken Control of Your Online Reputation?

Sandy Abrams | Posted 05.31.2015 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Online reputation management isn't just for big companies any longer. For many years, the cost was prohibitive unless you had the deep pockets of a corporation. Today, in our social media driven world, we all need to know what an online search of our name brings up.

Swimming With the 'Sharks': Barbara Corcoran Shares the Three Traits of Successful Business Leaders

Jeffrey Hayzlett | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Hayzlett

As one of the stars of ABC's high-stakes reality show "Shark Tank," Corcoran goes head-to-head with four other self-made multi-millionaire tycoons, bidding on the business ideas of budding entrepreneurs hoping to make their dreams a reality.

The Case of the Missing Latina/o Shark

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 05.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

My disappointment with Shark Tank? Latina entrepreneurs are seriously underrepresented. In fact, I have yet to watch an episode where a Latina entrepreneur is pitching. This is a problem.

How a Shark Turned Lobster into Big Money

Sandy Abrams | Posted 05.08.2015 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis turned their fond childhood memories into a business called Cousins Maine Lobster. It started with a simple conversation, reminiscing about idyllic afternoons spent in their backyards boiling lobster and enjoying the local delicacy surrounded by family.

Dollars and No Sense

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

What I really have trouble getting my head around is how little our society and our country seems to value artists. Is it because we assume that anyone who would do anything for the love of it should believe that is compensation enough?

'Shark Tank' Star And Wife Are Splitting Up

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.04.2015 | Divorce

It's over for "Shark Tank" star Robert Herjavec and his wife of 25 years. Herjavec, who's set to star on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the ...

Chicago Rallies Around Cleantech Women in the Shark Tank

Amy Francetic | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Amy Francetic

I recently had the great honor of celebrating the success of LuminAID, a Chicago-based cleantech company that produces solar-powered inflatable lights...

After the Shark Attack

Liz Forkin Bohannon | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Liz Forkin Bohannon

So at Sseko, we don't do charity. We're not philanthropists. We're convinced we can use business to make a dent in the universe for women and girls. But, contrary to the feedback we received from the Sharks, we're not going to wait until we get really, really rich to start making a difference

Shark Tank? More Like Piranhas.

Ted Barber | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Ted Barber

"I think it's so ludicrous, and so frivolous, and so mindless... that it has merit." That was shrewd venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary talking about the Gold Rush Nugget Bucket, a fun way to pan for treasure. Though he could have been talking about any number of products on the market.

9 Most Successful Shark Tank Businesses

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Entrepreneurs who land a spot on ABC's hit show "Shark Tank" get the chance of a lifetime: to showcase their products to more than 7 million viewers and pitch their businesses to a panel of potential investors.

The Rise of the Wisdom Worker

Mark HT Ridinger, MD | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Mark HT Ridinger, MD

Conventional wisdom has it that the knowledge worker will reign supreme well into the 21st century. The thing is, many aspects of "knowledge work" are being replaced by technology, most notably artificial intelligence.

How One Young Entrepreneur Is Revolutionizing the Bow Tie

Carol J. Carter | Posted 04.04.2015 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

As a high school student, Brandon Etheridge liked wearing bow ties but couldn't afford to buy new ones and keep his look "fresh." He had an idea: Invent an interchangeable bow tie that you can mix and match and get more use out of. Now, at 18 years old, Brandon is a full-time student with a bow tie company, Deck Head. Here's Brandon's story.

Woman-Owned Vest Company Gets Soaked by Shark Tank and Walmart

Al Norman | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Al Norman

On January 13, 2015, entrepreneur Michael Wooley appeared on Episode 607 of ABC's Shark Tank, seeking a $50,000 investment in exchange for 10 percent of his company, Vestpakz. Although several Sharks said they "loved the product," it took them less than 10 minutes to shred the entrepreneur.

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."

The Wine Diagram for Millennials (Infographic)

Dennis Williams II | Posted 03.10.2015 | Comedy
Dennis Williams II

In perfect holiday fashion, we're gift giving a little early for all of you millennials. Generation Y is not only our now but our future so we're shedding some light on what you should be drinking.

8 Simple Steps to Starting Your Business in 2015

La Tanya Williams | Posted 03.08.2015 | Small Business
La Tanya Williams

The next time that you have that million-dollar aha moment, don't brush it off. Consider the name of your business. Envision your logo, and the colors you'd like to use. Who will your audience include? Think about your potential customer.

Every Day You Wake Up Is an Opportunity

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

The way you start your day defines what happens to your life. Every day you wake up is an opportunity. The better prepared you are, the better the opportunity.

The Significance of Options and Perspective

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

It's hard to keep perspective. Often we are able to look at the situations of others and make smart, well-thought analytical decisions for them, but when it comes to ourselves we don't apply the same filter or lens.