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4 Tips for Attracting Top Talent

Mike Harden | Posted 03.27.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Successful companies populate their teams with A-players. To do otherwise is a disservice to the company and its stakeholders. Unfortunately, most A-players aren't actively seeking new employment.

How Kimanzi Constable Left a Job He Hated and Is Now Living His Dream

Ramon Nuez | Posted 03.27.2015 | Small Business
Ramon Nuez

Entrepreneurship is less about building a business and more about creating the freedom you want for your life. Kimanzi Constable was trapped in a job that he hated, working 60+ hours a week and 170 pounds overweight. Until one day, Constable decided to stop living a life that sucked.

8 Wonderfully Unique Stores and Businesses In Dallas That You Should Know About

Posted 03.27.2015 | 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...

The Pursuit of Patience

Gillian Small | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
Gillian Small

This week I celebrate the six-month anniversary of my small PR business and I can't help but reflect on the main goal that I set for myself just 26 short weeks ago.

Four Ways to Turn Every Customer into a Brand Advocate

Breena Fain | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
Breena Fain

Brands that create a holistic, memorable and exceptional experience for customers know how valuable brand loyalty is. It encourages buyers to evangelize your product, allowing you to keep marketing dollars in your pocket.

5 Biggest Obstacles to Build a Professional Practice

David Finkel | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Whether you are building a medical practice, accounting or law firm, engineering or consulting practice, or financial services firm -- here are concrete insights to sidestep the five biggest obstacles that trip up most business owners who run professional service firms.

Blend is the New Balance for Small Business Owners

John Swanciger | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
John Swanciger

Technology makes getting quality work done on the go easier than ever. You can take an active role in meetings from anywhere, collaborate in real-time from different locations, and track everything from inventory to security from your couch. If approached thoughtfully, the resulting flexibility can help create a near perfect blend of business and personal time.

Roadmap to Leaving your Corporate Job and Starting a Creative Business: 1 year after launch (Part 6 of 6)

Sumeera Rasul | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
Sumeera Rasul

Your business is either growing or dying. The truth is that you need to proactively grow your business. Increase in sales today does not equate to growth in future. You must have a clear strategy and plan for both short and long-term. There is no such thing as ticking along.

How to Build a Better Business Content Creation Team

Miranda Marquit | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
Miranda Marquit

If you want your business to be successful in today's world, you need to be online. Even if you target local customers for your brick and mortar store, an online presence is vital.

6 Tips to Increase Social Media Shares

Jonathan Long | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

You would love if your blog content received more social shares, right? When your content is shared on social media it introduces a new audience to your brand. Social shares are essentially free exposure and advertising for your business -- use these six tips to help increase the number of social shares your blog content receives.

Legislation Increasing Support to SBA Investment Program a Step Forward for Entrepreneurs Looking for Capital

John Arensmeyer | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

House legislation seeks to provide greater access to capital for entrepreneurs by expanding the amount available to small business investments through the SBA's Small Business Investment Company program

Content Creation Vs. Content Sharing

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Josh Gershonowicz

There is no single-path, fix-all, solution on how to improve a business' or brands' online presence, but there are tricks to improve it.

6 Things Mentally Strong Entrepreneurs Don't Do

Erica Nicole | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

Mentally strong entrepreneurs make a decision to avoid pitfalls that can keep them from reaching their full entrepreneurial potential.

Innovation at Its Finest

Ivo Lukas | Posted 03.25.2015 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

I'm so glad that mobile is on the forefront. Again, mobile isn't something brand new - it has been around for a while, from the StarTAC to pagers, to the first iPhone. Technology is everywhere today.

How I Try to Balance Social Media As a Mom and Entrepreneur

Nellie Akalp | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Nellie Akalp

Here are a few guidelines that I'm trying to use to balance social media as a parent and entrepreneur, and I'd be interested to hear your thoughts as well.

E-Commerce Sales Sweep the Globe: Here's How to Get in the Swing

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

The days of shopping at the mall or dropping by your favorite downtown store may be fading as eCommerce continues to entice consumers to shop online. ...

Entrepreneurs: Tessa Kahoun, AZ's Foremost Wedding Planner

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 03.25.2015 | Weddings
Johnathan Cardillo

Well, one day, I was telling a co-worker how I was helping a friend plan her wedding and she said, "Tessa, why don't you just do that full-time? Didn't you work in events before?"

Denied! Five Ways to Make Rejection Work for Your Business

John Bowen | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Nobody likes being told no when it comes to their business. But instead of hiding from rejection, what if you could actually use its benefits to become even better at what you do?

6 Tactics to Quickly Boost Your Cash Flow

David Finkel | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
David Finkel

I'm sitting down with Dawn (name changed to be respectful), owner of a software company who was struggling with cash flow.

6 Ways to Grow Your Small Business in the Digital Age

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Ashley Wren Collins

You're confident you're offering a top-notch product or services for a great value, but how do you build a following, a clientele, in order to get both attention and revenue without breaking the bank to make bank? How do you grow your small business in the digital age? Here's how.

Small Businesses Need to Catch the Bullet Train to the Cloud

Jamie Sutherland | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Jamie Sutherland

Today, small business owners and their accounting advisors are throwing out desktop accounting software in favor of apps they can access wherever they are, at any time. Why? Part of it comes down to sociology. Many new entrepreneurs are millennials.

Considering Self-Employment? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

Doug A. Sandler | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Doug A. Sandler

I encourage you to examine the list of seven questions below prior to making the jump. I am not claiming self employment is better or worse, I am only stating what my observations are regarding self employment as I pose these seven questions.

Who Are You to Call Yourself an Entrepreneur?

Dixie Gillaspie | Posted 03.24.2015 | Small Business
Dixie Gillaspie

For myself and my clients I accept no guru-speak as criteria for their right to wear the badge of Entrepreneur. When I examine the definition as it was originally used, and as it is accepted in our modern dictionary, I see three requirements.

The Independent Gallery That Succeeds in the Era of Internet Shopping

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

There are several challenges to starting up a small business. Finances are tight. Customers do not know you, or your product that well. You compete against the big guys.

Graceful Exit: Selling Your Franchise or Business

Vasilis Georgiou | Posted 03.24.2015 | Small Business
Vasilis Georgiou

All prospective sellers should begin the exit planning process for their business way in advance, in order to maximize their business valuation. Anything short of that and you are in for a not-so-graceful transition.