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Find Prospects on Social Media and Turn Them Into Customers

Kim Garst | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Kim Garst

How do you get real, live, paying customers from your social media efforts? Is this even possible?

Maria Contreras-Sweet: From ProAmérica, to America's Promise

Javier Palomarez | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Javier Palomarez

For Maria Contreras-Sweet, helping America's small businesses flourish is more than a job -- it's a calling. Her personal journey defies cynics. She...

The Automatic Life: Billionaire Ernie Boch Jr.

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 02.14.2014 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

What kind of people run billion-dollar enterprises? You are about to find out. Not only that, you are about to learn 4 lessons on entrepreneurship, ...

5 Key SEO Metrics Explained

Jonathan Long | Posted 04.15.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Ranking number one for keywords that don't result in conversions and sales is completely useless. It sounds good on paper, but ranking on top for a keyword that isn't generating revenue provides zero benefit for the business.

The Top 20 Tech Startups of All Time (Infographic)

Matt Hunckler | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology
Matt Hunckler

You'll see that Facebook only reached the number 5 position. So, there's some tough competition at the top. Take a look, and see if you can find any patterns behind these entrepreneurs' thinking.

Growth Management: Balancing Employees and Workload

Cassie Hughes | Posted 04.15.2014 | Small Business
Cassie Hughes

Hit it right and your team is busy, but not overwhelmed. Hit it wrong and you have a workforce spread too thin or worse, find yourself burning through reserves by paying costly overhead for people who don't have enough to do.

Small Businesses Can Show Customers Some Love This Valentine's Day

Ted Devine | Posted 04.15.2014 | Small Business
Ted Devine

A little love here and there helps build the kind of long-term relationships that keep revenue strong long after the last chocolate has been plucked from the Whitman's Sampler you swore you wouldn't finish by yourself this year.

The 3 Pieces of Advice I Would Give to Every Entrepreneur

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.14.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

We launched Do Your Park, a company committed to designing car magnets that offer a funny, non-violent way to express your disapproval over the most offensive parking jobs. Best of all, these magnets can be re-used by the recipient. Park Better. Pass it on.

Hiring People You Won't Have to Fire

Bill McBean | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Here are some lessons I learned that can help you and your company hire and retain those kinds of people and keep you out of the "firing line."

Everything You Need to Know About Email Marketing

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Long gone are the days when phone calls were customers' preferred method of contact. Because of this, email marketing has become more and more valuabl...

Multimillionaire Wall Street Broker Traded Dollars For Donuts And Never Looked Back

Posted 02.14.2014 | Small Business

What would you do with almost $1 billion dollars? Some would buy large houses, others tropical islands, but for Emanuel E. “Buzzy” Geduld, 70, ...

Marriage and Business: 3 Ways to Prevent Your Business From Destroying Your Marriage

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

To help you prevent your business from destroying your marriage, here are the three most common relationship mistakes I see business owners make, plus how you can resolve them before they damage your bond.

Her Own Rising Tide: Alfa's Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

In a small office with in Jersey City, Alfa and Alex radiate confidence and energy. I sat stunned at Alfa's remarkable journey to get to this place, and the beautiful love that exists between them.

Customer Service: 4 Creative Ways to Improve the Client Experience

Yaniv Masjedi | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Yaniv Masjedi

Studies prove customers who are treated fairly are likely to pay more for better service and stay loyal for years. Now look at your business. Could your customer service department benefit from a re-boot?

From Start With Why to Leaders Eat Last: An Interview With Simon Sinek

Matt Tenney | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

By simply making the effort to help the people on our team more often, and show them that we truly care about them, we can start the process of creating an entire team or organization of people who trust each other.

Daymond John Answers Your Questions

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.12.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Daymond John was a server at Red Lobster before working his way to the top of the fashion industry with his apparel company, FUBU. Now, he's one of th...

Private, "Mom & Pop" Businesses Get Props For Trustworthiness

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Edelman's latest Trust Barometer revealed something interesting about Americans' views on privately held companies - a huge but often-overlooked part ...

Big City, Big Dreams

Suzanne Skees | Posted 04.11.2014 | Small Business
Suzanne Skees

Feeling like she's always running in circles, Anali runs a small weaving microbusiness, studies accounting at university, and cares for her partner and daughter at home. She left her rural village and is already banking on a brighter future for herself and her kids.

Top 7 Myths In Small Business Wireless Security

Tony Lee | Posted 04.09.2014 | Small Business
Tony Lee

Is your network safe? The answer might surprise you. Here are seven common myths in WiFi security and some tips on how to properly secure your network.

Experienced Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders: Millennials Need Our Help

Jack Nadel | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Jack Nadel

Based on my seven decades of business experience, I can see only one solution: millennials must create their own jobs.

Meet an Entrepreneur Using Time-Lapse Photography in a Whole New Way

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.09.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

The World View Clock is no ordinary clock. An invention of Carnegie Mellon University senior Todd Medema, the clock uses beautiful photography inste...

Attention Lawyers: Now Is the Time to Get Social

Monica Zent | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Monica Zent

There's no reason to be intimidated -- there's not one right way to do social media. There are, however, best practices. These six suggestions are most useful to achieving a successful and productive presence on social media.

4 Tips on Starving While Starting Up From Todd Marks

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.09.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Todd shared with me his successes, as well as his many moments broke, hungry, and on the cusp of failure.

Business Sales to Continue Booming Through 2014

Greg Voakes | Posted 04.08.2014 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

As the old adage goes, "The best time to sell a business is when it is doing well."

Mentoring Mom: Home Handicrafts Business Expands to Hire Youth

Suzanne Skees | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

A stressed, angry wife struggling to support a seriously ill husband and three children figures out a way to mechanize her output and produce four times as much merchandise in four hours a day.