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10 Movie Mantras That Could Change Your Life

Faisal Hoque | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Inspiration can come from anywhere and anyone. Mine often comes from books and movies -- books and movies that combine life stories with a spiritual journey.

An Interview With CEO Ken Dunn (Part One)

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Kimanzi Constable

Ken Dunn is an entrepreneur. Before starting Next Century Publishing, he made millions of dollars through his entrepreneurial efforts. He started Next Century to help authors avoid bad publishing experiences. In this interview, you'll get a glimpse into the life of a busy CEO.

5 Basic Local SEO Tips for SMBs With No Budget

Jonathan Long | Posted 04.17.2015 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

As a small business owner you know that you must have a website -- but what good does it do if your potential customers can't find you online?

My Worst Career Move

Jon Raj | Posted 04.17.2015 | Small Business
Jon Raj

As a student of both marketing and digital advertising, that November I felt a sea change about to happen. Digital was being infused into all types of advertising and data was becoming more and more important.

8 Cities With Businesses That Are Bursting With Hometown Pride

Posted 04.20.2015 | Business

While the old adage goes “home is where the heart is,” lately it seems to be where the business is, as well. As the world becomes increasingly int...

It's Not What You Do, But How You Do It

Mike Harden | Posted 04.16.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

CEOs make a lot of decisions, announce them, and then expect everyone to be on board and execute flawlessly. If only it were that simple. We often find our decisions are not implemented properly, flawlessly, or on time, and we can't figure out why.

Why I Want to Have Coffee With You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 04.16.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

It's funny, but the best part of my day seems to be when I have a drink, meal or any physical interaction with other people. Including those I barely know.

8 Simple Ways to Avoid Burnout

Daniel Scalco | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel Scalco

very entrepreneur has been there -- burnout. It's your body's reaction to being overworked and deprived of mental stimulation. Lucky for you, I've compiled the top eight ways to avoid burnout and keep your productivity levels high.

The 6 Major Time Addictions

David Finkel | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Have you ever sat there at the end of the week wondering where the time went? Here are what I consider to be the six most damaging Time Addictions that hurt entrepreneurs as they struggle to execute on their dreams and plans.

How to Influence and Maintain a Culture of Innovation

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Innovation and the federal government are not words that we often hear together, but Bryan Sivak, who is the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services in the United States Federal Government, is changing that.

Are You Missing Something Vital from Your Growth Hacking Strategy?

Brett Relander | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Brett Relander

While growth hacking is attracting a tremendous amount of attention today, it is frequently misunderstood. Often associated with the acquisition of users through viral means, "going viral" is really only one aspect of a comprehensive growth hacking strategy.

The Most Important Email You'll Ever Send

Erik Harbison | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Erik Harbison

Let's face it: We live in a hyperconnected world that shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. A hyperconnected world leads to hyperconnected consumers which ultimately leads to hyper-confused business owners trying to market a product or service.

Get Your Small Business Website on the Mobile-Friendly Bandwagon

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 04.14.2015 | Small Business
Ashley Wren Collins

Google will shake up search rankings once again for small businesses whose websites are not up to par with the latest best practices in SEO. On April 21st, Google will release its mobile algorithm update that promises to have a significant impact on searches originating from mobile devices.

3 Reasons Open Offices Don't Work

Frank Chalupa | Posted 04.14.2015 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

Is the door finally closing on open offices? That's the question on the minds of employers across the country as many weigh whether to adopt - or abandon - open floor plans whose perceived social and professional benefits are often overshadowed by the reality of having little, if any, personal privacy.

Why We Need Breaks: What I Learned in 100 Days Away From My Business

Brit Stueven | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Brit Stueven

It's only been five months since my husband and I planted our American feet into Germany for a two-year adventure, and already, my work-life perspectives have radically changed. Physically uprooting from Denver has undoubtedly inspired me to live differently.

How to Crowdsource the Top 5 Needs of Your Business

Miranda Marquit | Posted 04.14.2015 | Small Business
Miranda Marquit

If you want to keep your business afloat, you need to understand how to meet the needs it has. Unfortunately, for a startup, it can be difficult to figure out how to come up with capital needed to meet all of your needs.

PSD to HTML: Why Your Small Business Should Care

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 04.13.2015 | Small Business
Ashley Wren Collins

If you're a small business owner shopping around for a website designer and taking price and aesthetics into consideration, it's important to drill down on how those website designers will handle PSD to HTML, or what is referred to as the design to code process.

How You Can Master Social Selling to Get in Front of Any Customer

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

If you run a small-business or a small marketing team you can't market like McDonalds or probably even your largest competitor. So why bother trying?

Life After Death: A Widow In The World

Melissa Gould | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Melissa Gould

I am definitely a blank screen for everyone's projections. Lots of people need me to be OK. Some need me to be sad -- aren't all widows supposed to be sad? Others seem happy for my happiness, although slightly bewildered -- are widows supposed to be happy?!

6 Practices That Will Shape Retail Digital Transformation

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Digital transformation is one of the most important topics facing retail today. As one of the largest retail brands in the U.S., second only to Walmart, Kroger Co., a Fortune 25 company with over $100 billion in revenue, is two years into its digital journey.

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 04.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In order to increase economic freedom for its citizens and enable them to achieve higher standards of living, Romania needs to continue its efforts to eradicate corruption and establish an independent and efficient judicial system.

10 Rules for a Great Startup Idea

Kevin Siskar | Posted 04.11.2015 | Small Business
Kevin Siskar

What we have found is that if an early-stage founder can check off the ten items below, they have a solid foundation by which to start a company. You are absolutely not assured success if you can check off these items (nor are you assured failure if you can't), but your chances of success are much, much higher if you can.

5 Ways To Deal With Adversity In Business

Alex Pirouz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Small Business
Alex Pirouz

Sometimes, it takes a trip to hell and back to really open your eyes. And sometimes, really opening your eyes can change your whole life. If you're an entrepreneur, that means it also changes the way you see your job -- running the company you started.

Marketing Success With Local Pride

Diana Mackie | Posted 04.10.2015 | Small Business
Diana Mackie

Small businesses, particularly those in small towns, can really win big by playing up the theme of local pride in their marketing and messaging -- and there has never been a better time to try this tactic.

SBA Modernization Is Unlocking Commercial Capital

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 04.10.2015 | Small Business
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

As an immigrant who came to this country at age 5 with no economic advantages, I believe that entrepreneurism is the greatest force the world has ever known for lifting people out of poverty. SBA plays a special role in empowering those born without any head start.