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Business and Progressives Allied: Politics and Pocketbooks

Mike Lux | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

Progressives must strongly support policies that help small business and new companies, both politically and with our pocketbooks. We can't lessen income inequality, and we can't change the top 1 percent orientation of our politics, without having a vital and growing high road business sector.

Why Every Start-Up Needs A Pair of Pom Poms

Charlotte Moore | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Charlotte Moore

What was it that finally made you start your own business? Perhaps you couldn't stand another thankless day in your old job, or you were inspired by the success of other entrepreneurs, or just felt brave enough to finally take the leap. No matter the reason, once you've done it, there's no need to go it alone.

4 Reasons Your Small Business Needs to Be Online

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Small business owners typically make the mistake of keeping their business small. What I mean by this is that they think small and operate small and t...

5 Steps to Create an Online Business That Generates $1 Million Annually

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

The Internet is an extremely powerful platform that allows entrepreneurs to reach a worldwide audience. The right concept paired with the right marketing can lead to explosive growth and revenue. When asked about revenue goals, a large majority of startup founders will say, "We want to hit $1 million in revenue."

7 Lessons Your Small Business Can Learn From the Republican Primary Websites

Erika Dickstein | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Erika Dickstein

Bet you didn't think you could learn anything (aside from which candidates want which of their family members on the $10 bill) from the Republican Party's presidential primary race. I thought this too until I started perusing the candidates' websites and realized that small business owners can learn a lot from how political candidates lay out their campaign websites.

10 Things I Learned Starting My First Side Business As a Work at Home Mom

Janet Miller | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Janet Miller

Before my son was born I was in awe of the idea of work at home moms (WAHMS). They had the best of both worlds, being with their families and still having a career. It sounded really simple to me. Then I tried it for myself and soon discovered that the dream lifestyle could easily become a nightmare!

Are Tech Startups Losing Their Charm?

Liz Kaydanovsky | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Liz Kaydanovsky

"Tech" and "startup" are popular buzzwords. Use them together, and you've got literary "synergy," the crowned king of buzzwords. These words are like fuel to a flaming conversation, blazing with interest and hype.

How Dan Tocchini, CEO The Grid, Is Rethinking Website Development. I Love His First Answer.

Ramon Nuez | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Dan Tocchini is the founder and CEO of The Grid where he gets a lot of mentorship from D3 AKA, Daniel the 3rd, his dad. You might find that having y...

3 Reasons Wantrepreneurs Fail at Entrepreneurship

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.03.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Being an entrepreneur is a fascination many wantrepreneurs want to be included within. They see all the attention and glamour and lustfully want to be included in all the celebration. What they don't see is the long process of work that goes into building your entrepreneurial foundation.

Trump's Tax Plan Is Justice for Small Businesses

Jamil Bouchareb | Posted 10.02.2015 | Small Business
Jamil Bouchareb

There's no doubt that Trump understands business, and he also knows that small businesses are creating a hefty amount of jobs. These high taxes are killing small businesses and making it hard for them to flourish.

From Healthcare to Taxes: The 2016 Elections and its Impact on Small Business

Jamie Sutherland | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Jamie Sutherland

Small businesses need the right mix of leadership, policy and support to thrive. There are about 28 million small businesses spread across America, each with its own set of agendas and priorities, so it is almost impossible to lump them all into the same bucket.

Moving On Up

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Oh boy, we are moving the company. This will be a major deal. After 14 years we have completely outgrown our facility.

Today, Everyone Better Think of Themself as an Entrepreneur -- Including You!

Steve Strauss | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Steve Strauss

You are an entrepreneur whether you own your own business or not, or whether you work for someone else, or not. You are an entrepreneur even if you don't work at all right now. You are an entrepreneur whether you want to be or not, whether you like it or not.

How Do You Create a Successful Business?

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Being a business owner will test you emotionally and mentally, so it takes a strong person to withstand the unpredictable nature of business ownership. Therefore, when you want to create a successful business, it would help you greatly to be equipped with certain qualities.

5 Benefits of Custom Cloud Solutions

Adam Greenwald | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Adam Greenwald

Organizations of all sizes are increasingly opting for cloud computing. Startups who move to the cloud can enjoy a myriad of benefits--including drastic cost savings, security and agility.

Why Persistence Pays Off When it Comes to Marketing

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Josh Gershonowicz

Anyone who's ever operated a garage sale or lemonade stand knows the most important aspect of any business is having a product or service that people want. Not everyone, however, recognizes that a close second is making sure that product or service is marketed effectively.

The Beauty of Being Small

Tamara Holder | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Tamara Holder

I blinked in disbelief. What do you mean 95% of business fail within the first 2 years? It can't be! This shocking statistic was shared with me during a recent job interview. Besides the fact that I was floored, a deep gloom came over me.

Your HR Scorecard: Grading Your HR Pillar on the 9 Most Important Variables

David Finkel | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
David Finkel

I want to let you in on a business coaching secret - simple scorecards not only give you meaningful feedback, but more importantly, they automatically...

How a Solar Company Climbed off the Cliff's Edge and Found New Ways to Scale

Verne Harnish | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Verne Harnish

EthoSolar, a fast-growing commercial and residential solar developer, had a sticky situation to resolve. The company had retained an outside group to perform some sales functions. That group had asked them to change the way it marketed its offers to customers.

How Your Health Affects Your Business

Yura Bryant | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Your health is your wealth. Your business's success is dependent on you operating at a consistent high level. Properly take care of yourself so that you can build a successful business that takes great care of you.

A Simple 9-Variable Scorecard to Rate Your Company's Sales/Marketing Pillar

David Finkel | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
David Finkel

I want to let you in on a business coaching secret - simple scorecards not only give you meaningful feedback, but more importantly, they automatically...

5 Reasons Why Coaching Is Essential to Business Success

Lauren O. Victoria | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Lauren O. Victoria

It crossed my mind that I've not just hired one coach this year, but four. Four business coaches. I have a coach for DIY PR, brand building, marketin...

3 Basic Mistakes Small Business Owners Make That Impact Revenue

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Shanita Hubbard

If you're a small business owner chances are you spend several hours per week developing strategies that will increase revenue. You're pouring in tons of hard work. I GET it.

Why I Let Go of My Thriving Business and Chose My Priority

Smita Singh | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Smita Singh

In every successful small business owners life there comes a point when they need to decide if they want to expand and turn their small business into a mid size business or if they want to stay a small business. When I had to make that decision, I decided to let go instead.

7 Things We All Hate About Performance Reviews

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

The performance review--it's a good way to help people understand where they're at, but at the same time, many employers do them so badly that everyone ends up hating them. Here are seven common blunders that we all hate.