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How Entrepreneurs Can Quickly Get Over Anxiety

Brian Ainsley Horn | Posted 10.14.2014 | Small Business
Brian Ainsley Horn

Understanding how to manage your stress is important, because it will always be part of your life as an entrepreneur.

The Major Difference Between Intuition and Fear

Mike Harden | Posted 10.14.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Fear is a powerful, reactive emotion that also compels people to make decisions quickly - which are less likely to be the best decisions. As a leader, it is essential that you know the difference between intuition and fear.

Women and the Small Business Workforce

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 10.13.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

Just as women face challenges at leading companies and within its ranks, the situation is strikingly similar among the small business community. Again, women are a growing and dominant group among the self-employed, but encounter challenges in opening and growing their own small business.

3 Things I Unlearned To Be A Better Entrepreneur

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Yun-Fang Juan

I was an early Facebook employee. I joined Facebook in 2006 when the company only had 150 employees. I helped create Facebook Ads, which generated $7 billion of revenue in 2013. It was an incredible experience and, when I left Facebook in late 2011, I was cocky.

Shared Economy, Unshared Wealth

Dean Soukeras | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

In my opinion, the stock market is a variation of the shared economy. It's an opportunity for everyone to own a piece of a company, and benefit from its growth.

Seeking New Link Building Opportunities? Try These 3.

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.11.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Today, effective link building requires a well thought out creative strategy in order to earn links from high quality websites that will provide both ...

I Didn't Know How She Was Going to Fit into the World So I Made the World Fit Her

Janelle McLeod | Posted 10.12.2014 | Small Business
Janelle McLeod

I struggled day in and day out to find fashion for little people. I would see clothes for the big and tall but nothing for the little or small. Then I said to myself "God, if I am struggling this way and I am sure all the little people struggling like this too?!"

Here's How You Might Be Allowing Employees to Sabotage Your Company

Mike Harden | Posted 10.11.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Companies must also be careful about how they measure their business units and whether those measurements are exclusive of other business units' performance.

What to Do During a Slow Period: Shift From Worry to Opportunity and Strengthen Your Business Strategy

Ciara Pressler | Posted 10.11.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

Want to emerge from a slow period with a stronger business? Here are my top 10 recommendations for what to attack and where to focus your attention.

The Unique Burdens of Small Business

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 10.11.2014 | Small Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Small businesses are often the incubator where new concepts and products are first introduced to the public. If there were ever a time when small business needed a friend in the White House, it is now.

5 Ways to Create a Healthier, Happier Office

Frank Chalupa | Posted 10.08.2014 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

Whether you're designing a new office or simply looking for ways to improve your existing space, here are five things today's professionals are looking for.

As a Business Owner, My First Priority Is My Family

Grayson Bell | Posted 10.08.2014 | Small Business
Grayson Bell

I am currently on my second business. After four years of pushing the limits and working with very little sleep, I realized it was time to throw in the towel. My business was my life, and it was affecting my health and my marriage.

The African Youth Movement for Social and Economic Prosperity

Barry Segal | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

We cannot afford to stand at the sidelines and watch people do things for us. Developing a resilient entrepreneurial base and private sector can sustain economic growth and produce real economic and social gains in Africa.

12 Midwest Startups That Are Changing the Status Quo

Matt Hunckler | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Matt Hunckler

These behemoths undoubtedly made a worldwide impact, but some of the biggest game changers aren't happening on a global scale. They aren't even happening in Silicon Valley. Midwestern entrepreneurs are proving a knack for finding niches and solving problems.

The CEO and the Waitress

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

"I just got a call from the day care center, and my two-year-old is sick. I have to go. Would...?" The raised eyebrow of one CEO said it all. They had worked hard to carve 60 minutes out of their schedules to begin discussions on a merger. Now this.

What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Fear, Life And Business

Tiana Patrice | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Tiana Patrice

At the end of the summer, after watching all the other kids and how much fun they had playing with the elephant, I told myself that this was the day that I would conquer my fear.

What Losing 70 Pounds Taught Me About Startups

Jessica Santana | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Jessica Santana

When you get rid of your fears, stay consistent and learn to adapt to changes, you set yourself up for entrepreneurial success. Pound for pound, mastering these three skills will grant you longevity in business and industry. What are some of your most valued lessons?

Smorgasburg: A Feast of Opportunity in Brooklyn

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 10.06.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

What's it like to sell your artisanal goodies at Smorgasburg, the open-air food market in Brooklyn's trendy Williamsburg neighborhood?

Good-Time Sunglasses (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 10.06.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

Does your workday feel like a walk on the beach? Rich Amundson's didn't, so he sailed his way into a new career. In 2009, Rich founded Dicks Cottons, a sunglasses company with fashionable, affordable, shades for party-ready Millennials.

The Journey of a Chocolatier

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Oscar Baile immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines in the 1970s with just $500 in his pocket. He is now president of Landru Chocolates, which he runs with the help of his wife and son.

America Inc. Needs Attitude Adjustment to Reach Full Potential Abroad

Ryan McMunn | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

With the US economy finally growing at a faster pace globalization has also accelerated. As international trade continues to grow, America Inc. must s...

Entrepreneurship: An Avenue for Economic Growth

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 10.05.2014 | Small Business
N. Kimron Corion

If many more countries were to invest in entrepreneurship and ensure that citizens are exposed to business creation from a very young age then this can help curb some of the economic problems being faced.

Why You Should Outsource Your Digital Marketing

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 10.05.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

You need someone in-house to keep the digital agency utilized and take the marketing campaign to the web, but not to do the work in house.

5 Tips to Propel Your Small Business Forward During the Summer Slowdown

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 10.05.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

Summer is a challenging time to be in business. Decision makers are on vacation, proposals are put on hold and prospects want to wait until the fall to get started on a program. It can feel like everything has stopped.

Where's the Love, Twittersphere?

Erin Dullea | Posted 10.05.2014 | Women
Erin Dullea

I must admit: I am feeling very alone in the Twittersphere right now. Sometimes it feels like a chess game and -- like chess -- I am ignorant as to s...