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Forget the Oscars. Why Aren't We Angry About the Lack of Diversity in the Entrepreneurial World?

Cathy Belk | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Cathy Belk

Any industry or economy that leaves more than half the team on the bench will never be as strong as it could and should be.

New Year HR Planning - 7 Areas Needing Your Focus

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

A new year brings with it an opportunity to look back and evaluate successes and challenges and make new plans for the year ahead. As you anticipate...

5 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Restaurant Loan

NerdWallet | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business

By Steve Nicastro When it comes to funding restaurants, banks tend to shy away. "For the first-time restaurateur, or someone who's opening a second...

Authenticity Looks Good on You

Allison O'Brien | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Allison O'Brien

Let's talk about how authenticity increases visibility by opening up and being yourself and giving yourself the ability to really get people to understand who you are because you know what, love -- it will change the fact that you're viewable in a more personal way online and that is HUGE.

4 Ways to SkyRocket Your Remote Productivity

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Devishobha Ramanan

The world is seeing a workforce moving closer to remote work and freelancing. With the advent of the Internet and the impact of technology that allows virtual conferencing and remote logging, the impact of the freelancers/remote workers on the economy is rising and rising.

Disrupt Yourself - 7 Steps To Achieve Mastery And Success

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Vala Afshar

The best way to predict the future is to create it. ― Peter Drucker Companies do not disrupt, people do. You drive corporate innovation and disrupt...

5 Expert SEO Predictions for 2016

Ian Mills | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Ian Mills

Search engines are constantly working at refining and updating their algorithms in order to make the search results more applicable to the search. But they are also very committed to making sure the search results can not be manipulated - well, easily anyway.

Avoid The Deadly Sameness Trap

Michelle L Evans | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Michelle L Evans

Have you ever been to Seattle? I've lived here nearly all my life. It's the land where Starbucks was born and coffee shops are a dime a dozen. (N...

The Best Way to Find Your Business Strengths & Boost Your Confidence

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

When was the last time that you flipped the lens? My boyfriend took this photo of me the other day out on our hike in Loveland, CO. And, I kinda lo...

Follow Your Heart at Your Company's Peril

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Josh Gershonowicz

Would you rather be happy? Or would you rather be happy and rich? This is a question all business owners should ask themselves when it comes to th...

Chicago Launches Its First Ever Black Restaurant Week

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices

Logo #done! Thank you so very much, @pscott87_designs! Stay tuned for additional updates! Chicago Black Restaurant Week coming #SOON! #ChicagoBRW...

What Makes Your Business Stand Out?

Michelle L Evans | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Michelle L Evans

Your business won't grow when you blend in because no one can buy a secret. So how do you stand out? It all starts with creating your core business...

How To Make Your Opt-Ins Bring In Thousands Of Ready-To-Buy Clients

Sigrun Gudjonsdottir | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Sigrun Gudjonsdottir

Getting people to opt-in on your list of potential clients is not the easiest thing to do, but with determination and willingness to test and improve ...

5 Ways to Make Desk Jobs Less Detrimental to Your Health

Jonathan Long | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Long

Everything boils down to daily patterns, habits and consistent changes over time.

An Open Letter to Secretary Madeline Albright

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

I'm a firm believer of women supporting women, but not when it means compromising our values and beliefs. That would mean we are nothing more than sheep following the pack instead of independent, strong and smart leaders.

33 Free Social Media Marketing Tools for Small Businesses

Genia Stevens, MBA | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Genia Stevens, MBA

Small business owners may find it challenging navigating through the fast-paced world of social media. Their resources are valuable and they don't want to waste any of it. Here's a list of free social media tools that will save them both time and money.

Don't Forget Why You Started Showing Up

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

No matter how big or small our platform or following or reach. No matter how many likes or comments or shares we're getting. No matter the recognition or awards.

Marketing for Renaissance Types

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Conventional marketing wisdom has it that if you wear multiple hats, you have to choose one of them and focus on it exclusively, so as to run an effective marketing campaign. I disagree.

An Exclusive Interview With La La Anthony, Fat Joe and Market America

Lucinda Cross | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Lucinda Cross

In an article entitled, "Small Business Is Big Business," published by the American business magazine giant, Forbes, it stated, "Micro businesses in t...

Show Me the Money: Tips for Landing Business Expansion Financing

NerdWallet | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business

By Steve Nicastro What's one of the secrets to growing a business?  You gotta want it. When it comes to expansion, business owners must have "a n...

The Problem With Agreeing To Let Someone "Pick Your Brain"

Nellie Akalp | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Nellie Akalp

"Could we meet and have a cup of coffee, so I can pick your brain?" Sound familiar? I'll bet it does. When you're a business owner who has had suc...

Why consumers think the airline industry is a joke (and what you can learn from it)

Amanda Mock | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Amanda Mock

Little room and overpriced in-flight "perks" have been the punchline of jokes for years when it comes to travel. Even more recently a few airlines ha...

5 Ways you can listen in to your customers in the digital age

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business
Devishobha Ramanan

Success in business is hugely dependant on catering to what your customers want. Whether a company's been established for over a century or just sta...

The Leadership Game Plan: How Tim Koschella Approaches Leadership

Ramon Nuez | Posted 02.06.2016 | 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...