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How to Focus on Work Again When You're Just Not Into it

John Rampton | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Taking breaks, using a standing desk and working in short spurts can help you to focus better at work but sometimes it's not enough. If you find yourself off track lately, here are some tips to reboot your attention.

5 Reasons to Consider a New Domain Extensions for Your New Business

Jonathan Long | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

The .com domain extension has been the clear leader, and honestly, always will be. For new businesses, finding an exact-match .com domain that matches their business name often becomes a very difficult task. Many new startups will secure a domain prior to finalizing their name for this very reason.

2 Simple Secrets You Need to Know Before Scaling Your Company

Molly Reynolds | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Molly Reynolds

Everyone can recite the checklist for fast growth: Infrastructure, business model, capital, strategic plan. Check. Yet, there are two lesser-known, insidious barriers that entrepreneurs keep smashing into.

10 Small Business Tools You Can't Live Without

Doug Hopeman | Posted 08.26.2016 | Technology
Doug Hopeman

As a small business owner, we understand the constant juggling act it takes to manage each aspect of your business. But you don't have to do it all by yourself and waste valuable production time and money.

Could Bookstores Be The Next Start-Up Boom?

Gene Marks | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

According to recent data released by research firm Statista, the bookselling business is on a rebound. After a number of years in decline, sales picked up in 2015 (a 1.9 percent increase from the previous year), and the trend continued into the first half of 2016 with revenues up another 6.1 percent. Is this a fluke?

How Innovative Ideas Arise

James Clear | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

In 2010, Thomas Thwaites decided he wanted to build a toaster from scratch. He walked into a shop, purchased the cheapest toaster he could find, and p...

5 Reasons Content Marketing Isn't Working For You

William Morrow | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
William Morrow

Image Source Having worked with several clients on developing and executing content marketing strategies for their business, one of the questions most...

7 Ways to Approach Rejection Creatively

Anna Sabino | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Anna Sabino

Those who get published, who are on stage and who sell their art did get rejected too. The difference is they persevered and made the most out of their rejections.

Using Customer Satisfaction Survey Results to Grow

Melinda Emerson | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Measuring, analyzing, and tracking customer satisfaction is essential to sustained business growth. Small business growth demands that you keep a fin...

5 Tools Every Entrepreneur and Business Owner Needs to Level Up

The Good Men Project | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
The Good Men Project

The top 5 things every business owner and entrepreneur need to make their lives and businesses more streamlined. By John Quick As an entrepreneur or...

CEOs Must Create The Business Model Innovation Sandbox

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.23.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The worst place to develop a new business model is from within your existing business model. - Clay Christensen The top 10 industries that are being...

3 Keys to Building a Business While Getting Out of Debt

John Rampton | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Debt can certainly get in the way of your financial goals like investing in the market or starting your own business, there's no doubt about that. However, plenty of people have built businesses while simultaneously getting out of debt.

7 Critical Success Factors for Launching Your Lifestyle Business

Kent Julian | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Kent Julian

Along the way, I've discovered seven critical factors that are keys to entrepreneurial success. They are predictors of future achievement and accomplishment. In fact, these seven factors are so critical, they are equivalent to the DNA of success for your lifestyle business.

Top Branding and Marketing Strategies for New Businesses

William Morrow | Posted 08.27.2016 | Business
William Morrow

Image Source Marketing and branding are not always cheap for small businesses. While it is very essential given the very early stage of a business, br...

Ways to Leverage Cross-Marketing to Drive Business Growth

William Morrow | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
William Morrow

Image Source Every start-up or established business always yearn for growth. As we move deeper into the 21st century, there are arguments about which ...

Top 600 People Who Want To Help Fund Your Business

Jennifer Love | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

Today more than ever, your own network is the key to successfully funding your business. You may be reading that statement and think, "Well, what do...

How To Get Started When You Don't Think You're Ready

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

What keeps you from getting started? What's holding you back from going to the next level? Or moving on to the next big adventure? Do you have a feeling of not being good enough? A fear of being criticized by others?

The Undisputed Key Secret to Becoming a Great Writer

Ayodeji Awosika | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Ayodeji Awosika

The key to most anything you want in life, especially writing, is momentum. These past few weeks I lost momentum.

3 Sales Prospecting Strategies That Increases Sales For Your Business

Ebong Eka | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Ebong Eka

Prospecting isn't only in business but it's one of the most important things in life. Every opportunity I've received whether a job or customer has come from prospecting and building relationships.

Effective Ways Businesses Can Reach Larger Markets

Rahis Saifi | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Rahis Saifi

Successful companies have the ability to grow and attract new customers which helps to sustain its growth. The opposite is true for those companies that do not have the ability to reach larger markets. Their growth is limited and before long, many of them fail. The question then is how does one prevent a company from hitting that proverbial wall?

3 Insights on The Future from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger

Taylor Pearson | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Taylor Pearson

Berkshire has grown so large and become so integral to the U.S. economy that the only threat to the company is an existential threat to the entire country. What can insights can we glean from someone with such a broad perspective on the American economy?

3 Reasons Why Nearshore Sourcing Might Be A Better Fit Than Outsourcing

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

Outsourcing closer to home than India or the Philippines in order to have more business being handled on (or around) the same timezone is a good way to take a leap into delegating work that you shouldn't be doing anyhow.

New Report Shows Craft Beer Industry Still Growing

Kayla Matthews | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Kayla Matthews

Production is increasing, new jobs are being created and the industry is having a positive effect on the U.S. economy. It seems as if there is still plenty of room for eager entrepreneurs and craft enthusiasts to take their own place in the industry.

Use These 6 Tips to Grow Your Instagram Following for Free

Jonathan Long | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

Are you currently marketing your business on Instagram and want to attract more followers? Do you want to increase your following without spending any money?

Authenica... Here I Come!

Jennifer Chernisky | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Jennifer Chernisky

As I landed in San Diego, I was completely exhausted from my Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business graduation weekend. I didn't know what to expect from Authenica, but what unfolded at this event rocked my world.