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Is Coaching All It's Cracked up to Be? What to Know Before Investing.

Colette Belisle | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Colette Belisle

These days the internet is full of lofty promises and many of them are coming from Coaches, Consultants and Experts. As consumers, how can we distinguish where attraction marketing crosses into that gray zone of misrepresentation - or worse - flat out lying?

10 Important Drivers of Successful Entrepreneurs

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Success in small business can take many paths. However, it's clear there are certain entrepreneurial drivers that are present in most successful businesses.

5 Easy Ways to Get More Done

Colleen Arneil, PhD | Posted 03.31.2015 | Small Business
Colleen Arneil, PhD

With so many tasks to juggle you can easily wind up stressed and scattered. And that's a big problem because those feelings impact your ability to thrive in your business.

Want More Revenue, Profits, & Freedom? Start With a Year End Assessment

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 01.31.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Are you ready to slow your roll, gain a bird's eye view, and harness the power for a stellar year ahead? If so, start with an end-of-year business assessment.

The Dos and Don'ts of Goal Achievement in Your Small Business

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 01.20.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Goal achievement is powerful for the small business entrepreneur. It fuels and sustains the growth of your business. It moves your small business forward. More importantly, goal achievement energizes the central component in your entrepreneurial success, you.

Why Your Small Business Needs a Growth Advisor

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 01.03.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

There is growing evidence of the vast benefits that a growth advisor or mentor provides for small businesses. Research shows that small business own...

The Journey of a Chocolatier

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Oscar Baile immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines in the 1970s with just $500 in his pocket. He is now president of Landru Chocolates, which he runs with the help of his wife and son.

3 Steps to Becoming a Digital Marketing Expert

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.21.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The key to becoming an expert in digital marketing is to cash in on your opportunities through practice and persistence.

5 Signs Your Business Needs an In-House Copywriter

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

Copywriting, in a nutshell, is the sales and marketing of your company. It incorporates all the content that is needed on to keep your business running -- consistently and smoothly -- day in and day out.

Resources vs. Resourcefulness -- A Key to Greatness

Bill McBean | Posted 04.30.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

When the shit hits the fan, or you find yourself with a promising opportunity, the first thing you have to do is determine what the real issues are.

How The Internet Can Transform Your Business

Posted 06.16.2015 | Small Business

An online presence has become vital to reaching and connecting with customers. If you are not utilizing web tools to ensure the correct information ab...

4 Types of Financial Projections To Guide Your Small Business in 2014

Posted 06.16.2015 | Small Business

You started your small business to follow your entrepreneurial dreams, but great ideas alone don't ensure a successful enterprise. A key underpinning ...

5 People Everyone Needs in Their Entrepreneurial Network

Posted 06.16.2015 | Small Business

When you’re running a small business, who you know can be just as important as what you do. Your connections in the business community can provide v...

A Different Perspective on Creating Loyal Customers

Bill McBean | Posted 11.07.2013 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Even if they've never thought about the role their employees play in retaining customers, these two suggestions are more common sense than anything else.

7 Negotiation Techniques Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Posted 06.16.2015 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses Negotiation may often be desc...

Why Entrepreneurs Should Fire Themselves

Harvard Business Review | Kerrie MacPherson | Posted 10.09.2013 | Small Business

When entrepreneurs first start their businesses, they are usually involved in everything: running operations, keeping the books, and making sales call...

A Small Business Pitch Investors Can't Refuse

Posted 06.16.2015 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses What would you say about your...

Growing A Small Business? Here Are 5 Equations You Need To Know

Posted 05.13.2015 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses Cash flow may be the lifebloo...

5 Tasks Small Business Owners Should Be Delegating Right Now

Posted 06.16.2015 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses Leading a small business requ...

Solving Poverty: A Business Plan Called 'Hard Work'

John Hope Bryant | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

This week I met Mr. Eric McLean, a mobile notary public here in Atlanta, Ga. who came by my office to have me sign some documents. As we signed documents I asked a fairly simply question -- "Eric, how did you become a notary?"

Oops. The Benefits of Running a Flawsome Small Business

Kelly Gregorio | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Kelly Gregorio

If someone approached you and they claimed to be flawless, could you trust them? Chances are, slim to none that you could; the same disbelief applies to consumers and self-defined "perfect" brands.

New and Social Media Trends for Small Business in 2013

Britt Michaelian | Posted 03.19.2013 | Small Business
Britt Michaelian

As small businesses begin the year with a clean slate and new opportunities to increase brand visibility via social media, what is the most important strategy all businesses should employ in their marketing campaigns?

Money Can't Buy Success

David Geller | Posted 12.05.2012 | Small Business
David Geller

Success for a private business should be based on building the kind of life you desire. Once you are able to support your family, a private company serves only one purpose -- to enhance your happiness.

How to Go from Success to Leadership: Embody Your Values

Anne Hill | Posted 08.04.2012 | Small Business
Anne Hill

Strange as it may seem, success catches many people off-guard. If you have been striving for years to build your brand and attain influence, it can feel very odd to realize that things really are taking off.

Why It Doesn't Take Hours to Travel the Extra Mile to Success

Peggy McColl | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business
Peggy McColl

Recently I was speaking at an event in Toronto about living your passion and, more specifically, monetizing your passion. Before I traveled to the eve...