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Be Your Own Boss: 4 Must-Haves Before Starting A Business

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Suze Orman The notion of working for yourself has serious allure these days -- but every would-be entrepreneur should have these essentials in...

An Easy Way to Resolve Startup Disputes: Lessons From Company Connector

Joseph Bubman | Posted 06.25.2013 | Small Business
Joseph Bubman

Conflict presents an opportunity to leverage differences to generate creative solutions and improve relationships. This first in a series of posts on startup negotiations shares one approach for overcoming disagreements effectively.

Let's At Least Have a Sensible Tax Structure When It Comes to Infrastructure

Christopher H. Lee | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Christopher H. Lee

At a time of stagnant economic growth and dismal job prospects, especially for the youngest members of the workforce, real investment in infrastructure has the potential to create employment opportunities, spur economic growth and ensure that this country remains competitive.

Oops. The Benefits of Running a Flawsome Small Business

Kelly Gregorio | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Kelly Gregorio

If someone approached you and they claimed to be flawless, could you trust them? Chances are, slim to none that you could; the same disbelief applies to consumers and self-defined "perfect" brands.

Four Years Later: Life is Surreal

Indie Lee | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Indie Lee

I encourage you all to stop, really stop and take stock. Make sure you are living with passion and passionately living. Surround yourself with people that raise you up, that fill your life, heart and soul with passion.

Balcones Distillery: Craft Whiskey From Waco, TX

Dark Rye | Posted 06.23.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

We're definitely in the golden age of craft distilleries, but Balcones was carved from a unique set of ideals.

15 Do's and Don'ts to Consider Before Buying Into or Opening up a Franchise

Chris Hurn | Posted 06.22.2013 | Small Business
Chris Hurn

Here are 15 tips (in no particular order) I've learned firsthand through my experience with Kennedy's for those of you thinking about buying into a franchise or opening up your own.

Small Firms Are Ready for Immigration Reform

Kristie Arslan | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Kristie Arslan

As lawmakers move forward with immigration reform, they must consider both the financial and business impact it will have on America's smallest businesses.

Enlightened Technology for Practicing Mindfulness

Flynn Coleman | Posted 06.22.2013 | Technology
Flynn Coleman

As mindfulness becomes a hot topic in the innovation space, more and more software that combines cutting-edge technology with modern mindfulness is available, melding plugging in with unplugging. So for your yogic pleasure, here are four simple tools I enjoy

John Celock

Online Sales Tax Moves Forward | John Celock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate is expected to open debate Monday evening on a bill that would allow for the collection of sales taxes on items bought o...

How Manchester United FC May Have Lost This Small Business Thousands

Gene Marks | Posted 06.22.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

This is the story about a mini-cab company in London. And customers. And technology. And Manchester United Football Club.

Goldman Sachs CEO: Small Businesses Key To British Economy

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact

Last week, Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, penned an op-ed in the Telegraph on the importance of the small business community in Britain. In an...

Growing a Small Business with 5 Essential Principles

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.22.2013 | Small Business
Faisal Hoque

Behind every "overnight success" is a story of a person or a team toiling away for years, with very few people except themselves and perhaps a few friends and partners supporting them. Consider the following two stories.

The "B" Word

Nell Merlino | Posted 06.19.2013 | Women
Nell Merlino

In solidarity with Sheryl and all the women bosses I know, I decided to share my kindergarten report card in which I am scolded for being bossy and praised for being a leader.

Business Insider Picks 'Coolest' Small Businesses In Detroit

Business Insider | Posted 06.19.2013 | Detroit

Detroit was one of the hardest-hit cities in America during the recession. Its auto industry, which helped build America's middle class, needed mul...

You've Done the Work... Are You Ready to Talk About It?

Natasha Wozniak | Posted 06.18.2013 | Small Business
Natasha Wozniak

I have, in a succinct way, given them a glimpse of the deeper levels of what I offer. What was the method to discovering and learning to deliver this message?

From Idea to IPO: Where Do Ideas Come From?

Daniel Newman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

Whether figuring out how to fix a problem around the office and then realizing you could fix the same problem for many, or taking a product that is working and making it just the slightest bit better, it is the entrepreneur with an idea and the willingness to take a chance that helps bring ideas to life.

4 Reasons Your Employees Are Quitting

Heather Huhman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

According to a recent survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people quitting their jobs is at an all time high since 2008. If you're experiencing an increase in the number of employees leaving your company, here are four reasons to explain why they're moving on.

CeCe Shoe, Inc.: The Best Shoe Closet We've Ever Seen

Ada Polla | Posted 06.17.2013 | Style
Ada Polla

Overall, though, I have to admit that while I complain about a lot of things, I never complain about my feet hurting. If they are not hurting, it means my shoes are not beautiful!

A Little Pillow Talk Turned Her Hobby Into A Major Business

Posted 04.19.2013 | MarloThomas

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...

Margaret Thatcher -- Business Advocate

Nelson Davis | Posted 06.17.2013 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

As I read parts of her speeches and some of her most famous quotations, it became easily apparent that she understood the value of capitalism, enterprise, and the business community in a democratic society.

Freefalling Ethnographer: BeyondCurious Greeting Rituals

Carrie Yury | Posted 06.16.2013 | Small Business
Carrie Yury

Here are three things that work and two that don't about our morning meeting ritual.

Community Crowdfunding Models That Can Be Done Right Now

Kevin Lawton | Posted 04.16.2013 | Small Business
Kevin Lawton

To quote Indira Gandhi, "Have a bias toward action - let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away." As a first step, I propose that we don't wait for solutions.

Feathering Our Community With Nestivity

Jure Klepic | Posted 06.16.2013 | Technology
Jure Klepic

Nestivity turns a Twitter handle into a "Nest" for all of a user's followers to visit. Tweets then become a focal point for engaging in discussions.

Can the Republican Party Be Reinvented? Talking Openly About the Elephant in the Room

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The aftermath of what many consider the worst presidency in our history has damaged the GOP, and party leaders choosing an entire roster of out-of-touch candidates in 2012 shows the damage is ongoing.