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How to Be an Effective Communicator in 5 Easy Steps

Lauren Goldstein | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Lauren Goldstein

People can sense the disingenuous person miles away. We have that "gut" feeling which, while we cannot explain it, can sway us one way or another. It does not matter what business you are in, the number one way to be an effective communicator and build lasting relationships is to be genuine.

Don't Make My Mistake. Here's What I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 02.27.2015 | Small Business
Jamilah Corbitt

I arrived at the stark realization that I wasn't running my business -- my business was running me. My company was in the red and I was drowning.

Give Yourself a Raise: The Big Income Potential of Teaching Your Own Online Courses

Jeremy Sandow | Posted 02.27.2015 | Small Business
Jeremy Sandow

As a business owner (or future business owner), you should always be looking for ways in which you can diversify your income streams.

10 Vital Things Branding Can Do For You And Your Business

Tamara Romeo | Posted 02.27.2015 | Small Business
Tamara Romeo

The truth is, branding is serious strategic business. A good brand doesn't just happen, it's developed with careful focus, deep insightful thinking and lots of creative gusto.

38 Percent of Small Businesses Are Ignoring a Huge Liability Coming in October

Gene Marks | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business
Gene Marks

On October 1st, if a merchant doesn't accept a credit card with an EMV chip, and the transaction is fraudulent, then the merchant will be liable for the costs. So merchants need to act... now.

How Your Business Risk Profile Can Impact Your Bottom Line

Patrick Duroseau | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Patrick Duroseau

A business risk profile is a rating system that allows management to view -- at a non-technical level -- how the business is currently rated. The data used to develop the rating involves any information available from the critical systems in the business eco-system.

Gartner: Solving The Seller's Dilemma

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.26.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Technology has changed, the buyer and the buyer's journey has changed, the marketing funnel is no longer deterministic and all of this disruption is challenging chief technologists, sales leaders and marketing executives like never before.

How to Stay Focused While Working in a Remote Job

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

Discipline and focus are the two main things when it comes to being your own boss of a work schedule, because distraction and temptation is all around you, even if you think that you're being loyal and honest with yourself.

What Should I Write About? 25 Quick Content Ideas for Social Media & Email Marketing

Julie Niehoff | Posted 02.25.2015 | Small Business
Julie Niehoff

You're not alone. Most people stop and stare at the screen when faced with a blank page or a social post to fill in. Even if you do nothing on this list, I hope it will spark your own ideas.

What Qualities Set You Apart in Business?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Why would someone choose to do business with you? Because you have taken the time, and put in the effort to give them your best self.

It's Time To Grow Your Business

Richard B. Hollis | Posted 02.25.2015 | Small Business
Richard B. Hollis

When you understand your customers and satisfy their needs and you realize you can grow quicker by raising additional capital to expand, you must make the decision of how fast you want to grow and what the competitive threats are if you don't grow fast.

Believe in Yourself: Brush It Off and Keep Moving

Chelsea Berler | Posted 02.25.2015 | Small Business
Chelsea Berler

For most people, seeing is believing. The best advice that I can give on this is to just brush it off and keep on moving. Rejection is part of the process and you will hear a lot of it. The key is to take it and accept it for what it is (which is sheer opinion). After all, convincing is done in the doing.

How to Conquer Your Only Chance of a Good First Impression

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

Have you ever met someone and not have had the need to judge him or her at least minimally to get a better feel of what this person stands for? Many of us do this without ourselves knowing it, though it's such an exposed practice that we do it all the time.

Busy or Productive: Why Words Matter to Entrepreneurs

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 02.25.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

So, if you're "busy" with endless actions that have little or no correlation to your goals, call it as such. However, if you're planning your week, analyzing your goals, tweaking your strategies, and moving closer to your objective, call it what it truly is - productive.

Women in Business Q&A: Lesley Reynolds, Harley Street Skin Clinic

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Lesley Reynolds is a successful entrepreneur who along with her husband has helped mastermind the growth of the Harley Street Skin Clinic and Harley S...

Marketing Must Evolve or Die

Jure Klepic | Posted 02.23.2015 | Small Business
Jure Klepic

With the advent of digital marketing, content marketing, social media, and big data, every notion of what works to catch a consumer's attention and motivate a purchase has been turned on its head.

Failure to Work With Minority Owned Businesses a Challenge in the Private and Public Sector

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Dedrick Muhammad

What has not been adequately addressed is the inequality in business development and how procurement policies with a diversity emphasis can be an important means of strengthening wealth and entrepreneurship development for minority communities.

Words of Wisdom From Entrepreneurs

Scott MacFarland | Posted 02.23.2015 | 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.

Women in Business Q&A: Sherri French, Founder, spbang

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Working in the automotive industry for the past 17 years, Sherri French with her family has had the opportunity for 11 years to live between Asia and ...

The Most Important Entrepreneurship Advice From a Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.01.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Christopher Michel (Twitter: @chrismichel) is a writer, explorer, investor and a serial entrepreneur who has has started and also invested in a number of companies. Michel's three distinct careers have taught him many lessons on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

Fired Up! Entrepreneurial Passion Fuel

J V Crum III | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
J V Crum III

Focus on the rewards of being an entrepreneur. Feel the gratitude for the success you have. By keeping the fires of passion for what you do in your conscious awareness, you can prime the pump for success every day

Can Shopping Local Save Detroit?

Amanda Gregory | Posted 02.20.2015 | Detroit
Amanda Gregory

If there is one thing in abundance in Detroit, it's saviors. From financiers to philanthropists to entrepreneurs, we have as many saviors as we do vacant lots. As a recovering participant in the "save Detroit" movement, let me tell you there is no one person, no one plan, no one answer for Detroit. And, more importantly Detroit doesn't need to be saved.

Entrepreneurs: Cristen Geller, the Intimate Photographer

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business
Johnathan Cardillo

"If you're ready and you know what you're doing, you charge! Not friends, not family... put a price on it. Know your worth." - Cristen Geller; age: 26

Love 'Em or Hate 'Em, the Oscars Offer a Lesson in Talent Management

Ted Devine | Posted 02.20.2015 | Small Business
Ted Devine

Recognition for good work can go a long way toward improving morale and boosting performance in any business, and the hours-long red-carpet event is nothing if not a pat on the back for work well done.

4 Reasons Your Business Should Consider AdWords Paid Search Marketing

Jonathan Long | Posted 02.20.2015 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

If you haven't given paid search a try yet or if you are on the fence still then take a minute to read through the follow four reasons that your business should start an AdWords campaign.