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When Taking the Company Public Is Personal... Think Twice

Marcy Syms | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Marcy Syms

Many private business owners when looking at an improving economy and buying into the hype of initial public offerings get seduced into taking their companies public without being fully aware of what they're getting themselves into.

Can You Succeed As Your Own Boss? Many People Are

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If being your own boss sounds good to you, you're not alone. A recent Wells Fargo/Gallup poll found that being the decision maker and the independence...

Want an Ethical Management Team? Hire a Convict

Mike Harden | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Giving employees the tools to guide them through making an ethical decision, and teaching them how to use ethical principles to defend their actions in such a way as to show that this action was the "right" action, is a much better use of resources.

My Body, My Business and My Journey to Thriving!

Andrea Callanan | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Callanan

I'm taking time off, delegating more, and allowing myself to be more authentic as a woman in my approach to leadership, ambition and company growth. Thank you, Arianna, for being an inspiring role model. For being wise and brave and for personally answering your email -- I salute you!

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

5 Lessons I Learned From Swimming With the Sharks (Shark Tank, That Is)

CJ Isakow | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
CJ Isakow

The lessons I learned along the way make me confident that one day I'll be sharing a drink by the pool with the Sharks as colleagues, not bait.

In Business You Must Delegate to Succeed

Honoree Corder | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

Most small business owners and service professionals are doing way too many things that they could, and should, be delegating to someone else. Are you in this category?

4 Tips to Turn Your Company's Blog Into a Social Sharing Machine

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Making sure that your blog content is easy to share helps to improve visitor interaction as well as the overall success of the blog. Here are four tips to help turn your blog into a social sharing machine.

4 Small Business Owner Stumbling Blocks

Debbe Daley | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Debbe Daley

Marketing your business is key when promoting and searching for new clientele. If you are a new or start-up company, hiring a marketing firm is usually not in the budget.

Meet 10 Young Women to Watch in 2014

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 07.28.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

The Story Exchange's first ever list of Young Women to Watch shows a crop of female entrepreneurs who are shaking up traditional industries, spearheading social change and driving advances in medicine, technology and even transportation.

Top 10 Travel Tips for Entrepreneurs

Rana Florida | Posted 07.28.2014 | Small Business
Rana Florida

Whether it's to meet suppliers or vendors, to analyze the customer base, assess the competition, or attend forums and events, entrepreneurs know that in order to succeed, they must travel.

The Trouble With Healthcare Startups

Dan Lambert | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Dan Lambert

US healthcare system costs have ballooned out of control. Bloomberg News predicts that by 2021, healthcare spending will reach 20% of the total US economy. If there was ever a time for healthcare disruption, it's now.

5 Lessons From My Local Lube Shop

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

Have you ever had an experience with a business that leaves you thrilled? The kind where you know you'll be back and you leave wanting to tell everyone how awesome it is? Surprisingly, this happened to me while at my local lube shop, and here are five business lessons I learned there.

Considering a Shared Office? Ask These 5 Questions First

Frank Chalupa | Posted 07.27.2014 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

Whether you're a freelancer, contractor or small business owner looking to leave the home office, it's important to find a workspace that's both affordable and free of distractions that can undermine productivity and hurt your professional image.

This Vet Is Helping Inmates Stay Connected With Their Families After Being Behind Bars Himself

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact

You could call Frederick Hutson an overachiever. After graduating from high school, Huston served honorably as a F-16 Avionics Electrician in the ...

8 Easy Ways Small Businesses Keep up With Technology

Jon Rognerud | Posted 07.23.2014 | Small Business
Jon Rognerud

Are you struggling to post to social media, even though you know that it's the right thing to do for your business? You're not alone; many people find that having a social media presence for their business can take hours away from actually running their company.

Will the JOBS Act Create More Jobs, or Just More Risk?

Jason Earle | Posted 07.23.2014 | Small Business
Jason Earle

The contrast between the unemployment numbers and the workforce participation stats seem to lead us in two different directions.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes In Small Business

Ian Mills | Posted 07.23.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

From my own experience and from the common stories I hear from being involved with over 4000 small business clients, I have compiled what I see as the 5 biggest mistakes people make when running a small businesses.

The Five Reasons People Blow Their Money

Don McNay | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Bad habits, bad advisers, lack of knowledge. People who spend more than they make will not suddenly be "cured" when they get a lump sum of money. In fact, whatever problems they had will now be magnified by having more money to get in more trouble with.

Rules for Surviving the Modern Office

Dina Mikhails | Posted 07.22.2014 | Small Business
Dina Mikhails

While it might be tempting to agree with your boss's remark on a co-worker's inability to multi-task or the new administrator's inappropriate attire, resist the urge to throw a punch.

7 Essential Steps to Leap into Entrepreneurship

Bobby Umar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Bobby Umar

Starting a business can be a scary thing. You give up the stability (albeit perceived) of a steady income with benefits. You put your career on hold. You sacrifice significant time and energy for the first several years just to get up to your former corporate salary. You enter a risky area where most people fail within five years.

Startup SEO: How to Get the Ball Rolling on a Limited Budget

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Long

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be a complete nightmare if you are a new startup. The majority of new startups know that SEO contributes to onlin...

5 Strategies to Being Your Own Boss

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.21.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Among the hundreds of thousands of twenty-somethings graduating from American colleges this month, an increasing number may consider forgoing the traditional first job search and opting instead for what has become something of the new American dream: Being your own boss.

Rebuilding Detroit, One Small Business at a Time

Paul Proctor | Posted 07.20.2014 | Small Business
Paul Proctor

Every business, including my own, has its own self-sustainment as its primary goal; yet, we Detroiters tend to include in our personal goals a desire - a need - to help Detroit.

Why Proper Prep Is Everything When It Comes to Operating a Food Truck

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

You can't just buy an old ice cream truck, toss a George Foreman grill inside, and start selling burgers by the beach.