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The Leadership Game Plan: How Tim Koschella Approaches Leadership

Ramon Nuez | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Do you think that leaders are born or made? There is no wrong or right answer. What is most important is that a leader understands that he must grow. Why? Because leadership is a multidimensional discipline.

Social Media in a recession, does it make financial sense?

Katyan Roach | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Katyan Roach

In December of 2015 the then governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago made a not so startling announcement. Trinidad and Tobago had suf...

Positioning Yourself as 'The Expert'

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
20 Beautiful Women

We live in a society where everybody is doing something. Everyone is a coach, a strategist, a speaker and an expert. People everywhere are scratching their heads trying to figure out when and how so many people became successful and no one knew about it (we have the rise of social media to thank for this).

The Very Big Thing That's Missing from the President's New 401(K) Proposals

Gene Marks | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

Carl's company (a real client of mine with names changed) designs custom furniture. He has about 25 employees. It's a family business that he took ove...

The Number One Secret to Online Success

Kate Wan | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Kate Wan

Building a personal brand depends on developing a relationship and trust with your followers. Defining what it is that makes you unique and being brave enough to show the real you.

Realizing The Need of Hiring An Accountant for Your Small Business

Allan Smith | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Allan Smith

Despite being aware of the benefits of hiring an accountant, most small businesses fail to afford one. Although there are many owners with solid knowledge on bookkeeping and accounting, yet they rely more on the expertise of a professional accountant in order to steer clear of problems during the tax season.

3 Ways To Practice The Art of Customer Retention in Your Ecommerce Business

Allen Burt | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Allen Burt

Everyone knows that it's cheaper to retain a customer than acquire one, but most companies still focus their efforts on acquisition. It's important to not overlook the art of customer retention if you want your ecommerce business to be a sustainable one.

Why you should try Facebook's Hackamonth program in your small business

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Sometimes young, innovative companies start an initiative and it gets a lot of publicity at the beginning then sort of fades away. The idea - however ...

What's The Price Tag on Your Office Meetings?

Natalie Brooke | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Natalie Brooke

If you are familiar with the show, "The Office," you may recall Pam and Angela's Party Planning Committee, and their many lengthy, pointless meetings ...

6 Ways Good Documentation Can Save Your Small Business Money

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

If you're like most small business owners, you spend a lot of your time researching ways to save money. After all, running a business can quickly break the bank. There are office supplies to buy, employees to pay, and software to purchase and install, among many other things.

Someone May Offer Similar Services But They're Not You!

Rosella LaFevre | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Rosella LaFevre

Don't trust that little voice inside you that, when you see someone whose elevator pitch sounds similar or someone who at first glance provides the sa...

15 Secrets Successful People Know About Productivity

Kevin Kruse | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Kevin Kruse

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including 7 billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, "What is your number one secret to productivity?" After analyzing all of their responses, I coded their answers into 15 unique ideas.

How the Super Bowl Resembles the Technology Landscape

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

From 360-degree perspective high resolution playbacks on the field, to vast amounts of mobile and social networking coverage of the game, this year's Super Bowl is surrounded by technology innovation.

Top 5 Ways to Develop a Relationship with Potential Buyers and Clients

Dorit Sasson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Dorit Sasson

All too often, business owners create a website, promote their site with a few marketing actions, and then expect a slew of online customers who will ...

Hair-Raising Polls and Poll-Raising Hair: How Republican and Democratic 'Do's May Determine our Next Commander-In-Chief

Nick Arrojo | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment
Nick Arrojo

"If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle" -- Hilary Clinton. In an era of political bluster and spin, politicians ...

How to Stop Your Business From Stressing You to Death So You Can Boost Your Success

Lynn Hauka | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Lynn Hauka

"That which does not kill us makes us stronger." - Friedrich Nietzsche Don't you hate that quote? There's so much truth in it. But some days you're ...

Newsflash: Forest Fires & Igniting Growth in Your Business

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

In business, just like in nature, getting burnt can make room for new growth but only if you allow it. Scientists used to think that forest fires were purely bad for our national parks, but they learned and changed their mindset to better manage fires in order to create new growth.

Good News on Main Street: Local Business Growth Continues to Outpace U.S. GDP

James Mendelsohn | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
James Mendelsohn

It's easy to feel like chain stores have taken over America, but a recent study indicates that local businesses, many of which suffered through the Great Recession, are once again growing.

2016 Research: 6 Benchmarks for Small Businesses Growth

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Vala Afshar

Certain patterns emerged to best characterize high-performance small business teams, defined as those that most consistently keep up with customers' changing expectations for sales and service.

Bringing Big Company Culture Wins to Smaller Teams

Amanda Mock | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Amanda Mock

Company Culture and its impact on companies bottom line is not a new area of discussion. It's a core focus for larger companies like Google and Facebook, of which they attribute a large part of their success.

50 Press Release Ideas You Probably Missed Last Month

Brian Horn | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Brian Horn

Getting exposure for your business seems like an overwhelming task at times. Just getting started is the part that stops just about everyone. One problem entrepreneurs face...not knowing what they should cover in press releases.

The Leadership Game Plan: Why Victor Wong, PaperG CEO, Focuses On Adding Value

Ramon Nuez | Posted 01.30.2016 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Why do you think leaders lead? Let me give you some answers that I have run into: To be the boss. To chase the next promotion. To make more money....

How to Be a Futurist and Boost Your Small Business Success

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

If you want to be a very successful small business owner, let me suggest that you need to be something of a science fiction writer, or at least a futurist yourself.

Thinking About Selling Your Company? Here Are 5 Things You Need and 1 Thing You Don't (Surprisingly)

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

This is not a story about a new client win. This is a story about doing the right thing - and that means trying to help and add value; not sell a service that may be had for free down the road.

Undercover Influence: How to Succeed When You Don't Like the Limelight

Rye Taylor | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Rye Taylor

You fight to make a living everyday or die trying. So how do you make an impact on this world without having your name in lights?