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Confidence Helps Women Business Owners Take Flight

Nell Merlino | Posted 07.06.2013 | Women
Nell Merlino

A friend of mine who teaches people how to fly told me there is a big difference between her male and female students. Male students almost always need to get their skill level up to their confidence level, while female students inevitably need to get their confidence level up to their skill level.

Empowering Ourselves Through Others

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Faisal Hoque

We need to make sure our people are ready for any changes, including the most unexpected, even unprecedented challenges, which have become the norm in a rapidly changing global marketplace and society.

The Business of Teaching Yoga

Ira Israel | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Yoga Teachers will sink or swim together. The sooner we figure out a sustainable win-win business model regarding how to freely share the benefits of this rich tradition, the sooner we will all prosper. Ommmmmmmmmmm.

3 Ways Thoughtful Content Will Benefit Your Small Business

Blake Landau | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Blake Landau

If you're a small business, social media should be part of your marketing strategy, but not the only part. Social media is not going to save a bad business model.

Citizenship: A Pathway to Economic Recovery

Noel A. Poyo | Posted 07.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Noel A. Poyo

Too much emphasis has been put on immigration reform as a social policy that will benefit immigrants, and not enough has been done to highlight the positive economic impact that immigration reform will have on entire cities and regions.

Mother's Day Lessons for Small Businesses

Marta Segal Block | Posted 07.03.2013 | Small Business
Marta Segal Block

An important person whom you want to please, but who won't tell you how to do so, and they won't tell you if you've messed up -- sounds like a nightmare or a typical day for most small business owners.

Fäviken: The Meal as a Ceremony

Dark Rye | Posted 07.03.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

Chef Magnus Nilsson, of Fäviken - arguably the most isolated, serious restaurant on the planet -takes hyper-localism to an almost absurd level. What he doesn't forage, he grows in a lantern-lit root cellar and his own vegetable garden.

Why the Sequester Is Working

Gene Marks | Posted 07.03.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The sequester, which went into effect on March 1, is reality. And believe it or not, it's working too. It is forcing our government to make hard choices and, like generations before, we are being asked to make sacrifices. And this is a good thing. Why?

Not Becoming an Oldies Act

Don McNay | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Don McNay

It's more than not being afraid. It's the confidence to follow your gut instincts and vision, no matter what is the prevailing or conventional wisdom.

18 Business Lessons in 18 Years

Fauzia Burke | Posted 07.02.2013 | Small Business
Fauzia Burke

Take time off and unplug. Took me a long time to realize that I was more productive, more creative and more enthusiastic about my work when I took regular unplugged breaks.

Community Is the New Currency

Thom Ruhe | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Thom Ruhe

For entrepreneurs considering where to start a company or how to engage the assistance of others, there is some value to "the Village," but in an emerging way that may be redefining what we expect from the communities in which we engage.

Money Alone Doesn't Guarantee Success: Why Most Venture-Backed Companies Fail

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Money doesn't guarantee success; only effective execution can deliver that goal. I believe improving the odds for venture-backed companies requires better execution.

Solving Poverty: What South Africa Needs Now Are Jobs

John Hope Bryant | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

What (South) Africa needs now is a new generation of bottom-up entrepreneurs, small business owners and self-employment projects for those ages 25 and below.

Angie's List Founder Discusses Company's Success

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

With millions of subscribers and ubiquitous TV commercials and radio ads, business is booming for Angie's List, the online and phone company that help...

8 Tips to Improve Your Work Day

Neal Jenson | Posted 07.01.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

If you are like most of us, you are going to spend most of your lifetime at work; so you should enjoy it. The best way to ensure you have a good work day is to take preemptive measures.

Five Hidden Company Killers

Jack Garson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Jack Garson

Some company killers are obvious. Competition. Obsolescence. Too much debt. They're sexy problems. They make the headlines and you're already aware of them. But there are hidden threats that you don't even know exist.

Forming a Company: Entrepreneurs, Get a Real Board, Already

Robert Jordan | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Robert Jordan

An active board filled with diverse skillsets can save an entrepreneur from himself.

Top Preventable Causes For Small Business Failure

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Yes, the economy was rough on commerce for a while, but still many businesses fail unnecessarily. If I've gained any wisdom about business, it's that there is a learning curve and you must always improve your skills for your business to thrive.

WordPress Hackers Serve Up Cautionary Tale to Small Businesses

Mike Foreman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Technology
Mike Foreman

Once again we come back to the very real threat this kind of malware presents to the small- to medium-sized business who will very commonly use these kinds of free and open source tools to build up and maintain their online presence.

I Want to Be a Failure, Like Walt Disney

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 06.29.2013 | Small Business
Stacey Alcorn

How is it that one man created something so amazing allowing his name to live on forever? Perhaps the secret is in his failures. We all fear falling down. However, rarely will falling down kill us. Death is in not getting back up. Just ask Mickey Mouse.

NFTE's South Bronx Roots: Founding Students Tell Their Stories

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

With the 25th anniversary of NFTE fast approaching, my friends Marisol, Serena and Vincent recently met with me to share their life stories. These three students were all in the same remedial business class at Jane Addams High School in the Bronx, 28 years ago.

Am I the Only One Feeling Sympathetic for Kim Jong-un?

Gene Marks | Posted 06.26.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Kim Jong-un? I know how he feels. Really, I do. If you run a small business, you have to feel a little sympathy for the guy.

The Small Business Take on Minimum Wage

John Arensmeyer | Posted 06.26.2013 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Small businesses don't make decisions based on politics. They make decisions based on what's right for their business, what's right for their communities and what's right for our economy.

3 Draft Picks in the Fantasy Entrepreneurs League

John Hrabe | Posted 06.25.2013 | Small Business
John Hrabe

To inspire others, who want to start their business, but can't overcome the internal obstacle. To share tips of what works and what didn't. To support our friends and family that are putting in 12 hour days, every day.

Share the Wealth - Why Businesses Thrive When Their Employees Trade Knowledge

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Gil Laroya

Don't let your company become a slowly sinking ship. It is ultimately more productive for everyone to be rowing the boat, than to be bailing water.