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What Really Fosters Innovation for Business? | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business

Although the majority of business leaders are making innovation a primary focus, most fail to implement or execute effective innovation strategies.

Five Reasons Crowdfunding Is Still Cool, Despite Zach Braff

Posted 09.24.2013 | Comedy

Did Zach Braff ruin crowdfunding for you? Well, it's time to get over it, because there are plenty of truly independent artists and entrepreneurs out...

Innovating for TV and the Internet: Is This What Consumers Want?

Russell J. Sapienza, Jr. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Russell J. Sapienza, Jr.

When it comes to digital TV and Internet services, today's consumers have a dizzying array of features and options. But what do consumers and small business owners really want from their Internet and digital TV providers?

Does Small Business Understand Social Media?

Daniel Newman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

So while the small business owner is asking to have an account set up with every social network on the planet (and there are many), the very presence of having an account means exactly as much as the effort it took to get signed up with it in the first place. Nothing!

11 Lessons on How to Get and Maintain Trust

August Turak | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
August Turak

Trust is the most powerful form of capital there is, and nothing makes a business run more smoothly than trust. In addition, trust is not a scarce resource.

Fearless in Fashion

Lubna Najjar | Posted 11.23.2013 | Small Business
Lubna Najjar

Fashion is not my career. Fashion is a way of life and clothing is one way to express and present YOU every day. It's the business of fashion that has kept the industry alive and influential for centuries.

This Is How to Get Along Better With Your Multigenerational Coworkers

Haydn Shaw | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Haydn Shaw

Here are four steps that will help you get along better with your multigenerational coworkers, protect you from stereotyping, keep you from staying stuck in generational sticking points, and most important, maintain your sanity.

5 Things Nobody Tells a Start Up

Elaine Thompson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Elaine Thompson

I have been in the start up scene for around five years and listened to over 500 pitches in this time. These are my observations.

The Middle Class Problem Is Now an Emergency: Entrepreneurs, We Need You!

Jack Nadel | Posted 11.23.2013 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

If our nation's workforce is just barely scraping by, then who will buy our goods and services? Our GDP is bound to shrink unless we act swiftly to restore our middle class.

A Real War on Poverty

Nelson Davis | Posted 11.23.2013 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

Areal escape from the box labeled poverty requires several fundamentals and they all involve entrepreneurial thinking.

Bluesmiths: Maui's Waterwear Craftsmen

Jason Rushin | Posted 11.20.2013 | Hawaii
Jason Rushin

Most of Hawaii's startup scene is focused on web, smartphone and other digital technologies. But Hawaii is also a great crucible for analog startups, and in the case of Bluesmiths, it's technology for people who spend more time surfing the waves than the Internet.

Can Your Business Afford Celebrity Endorsements?

Forbes | Susan Gunelius | Posted 09.20.2013 | Small Business

Forbes Celebrities have been endorsing brands, products and services for a very long time. However, as useful as a celebrity endorsement is for gen...

Immigrants: Assets, Not Liabilities

Gene Marks | Posted 11.20.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

I hated being an auditor. But I loved working with Ashraf. More than twenty years ago I was a senior accountant working for an international accounti...

This Generation Means Business

Mike Pugh | Posted 11.19.2013 | Small Business
Mike Pugh

We've heard the stereotype so often that many of us take it as fact: This new generation, the "millennials" (roughly 30 years old or under), is unfocused and entitled. Oh really?

3 Money Mistakes You're Making Right Now

Ramit Sethi | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Ramit Sethi

Remember, most of us don't need to delegate our finances to a financial advisor. With just a few hours of work, we can save hundreds of thousands of dollars over our lifetimes.

The Last Question You Must Ask Before Hiring Someone

Ian Mills | Posted 11.19.2013 | Small Business
Ian Mills

After the candidate has ticked all the boxes of what you need for the role and for the business, you need to step back, neutrally put your own interests aside, and ask yourself: "Is this job the next best step for this person in their life?"

Engaged Communities Drive Business Growth - Six Success Factors

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Vala Afshar

Consumers who are passionate about a product, service or brand are online and looking for information to support their needs and interests. With so m...

Why Choosing the Best Web Hosting Is Crucial for Your Business

Syed Balkhi | Posted 11.18.2013 | Small Business
Syed Balkhi

While most business owners see the value of creating awesome content, the importance of selecting a good web host often takes a back seat.

Her Two Beloved Rescue Dogs Inspired A Loopy Business That Has Her Cleaning Up!

Posted 09.19.2013 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Paul Blumenthal

Small-Business Lobby Linked To Billionaire Koch Brothers | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Federation of Independent Business received a $500,000 contribution from a group funded by the daisy chain of conservative ...

Customers: Not Always Right, But That Doesn't Matter!

Daniel Newman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

Whether the dissonance is small or large, organizations exist to meet their customers needs and ones that do it better tend to have greater retention rates because satisfied customers are unequivocally the best marketing on the planet.

Women Entrepreneurs Will Change The World

Vicki Donlan | Posted 11.17.2013 | Women
Vicki Donlan

All over the world, right at this moment, women entrepreneurs in every country are launching businesses with and without money. Women know that life is constantly changing and that they don't need permission to change right along with it.

LLC or Corporation? How to Pick the Right Business Structure for Your Startup

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 11.13.2013 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

There are certain types of businesses and industries that are better suited for corporations. But is your business one of them? Or, like many other companies, should you form an LLC? The answer depends a lot on your industry, and on your aspirations for the future.

5 Questions You Should Ask in Every Selling Situation

Marc Wayshak | Posted 11.13.2013 | Small Business
Marc Wayshak

Salespeople often have no clue as to why their prospects would even want to buy from them. This question is the ultimate paintbrush in the hand of your prospect. This is where you fully understand what the prospect wants to accomplish from a high level.

38 Reasons Why The Cost Of College Is Worth Every. Single. Penny.

Gene Marks | Posted 11.13.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The high cost of education has been very much in the news of late, particularly after the President's recent speech on his plan to bring these costs u...