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Don't Be a Copycat... Find Your Own Way

Chelsea Berler | Posted 05.15.2015 | Small Business
Chelsea Berler

We can all be guilty of this, we see someone who is successful and think that maybe if I do everything that they've done, I can be just like them. It never works that way though.

3 Mistakes Preventing You From Selling Your Business

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.15.2015 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If you're one of the millions of Baby Boomers and others thinking of selling your business in the next several years, consider this: The top mistake sellers make is having unrealistic expectations, according to a recent survey of business brokers and advisors.

Infographic: 6 Eye-Opening Ways to Start Your Day

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.15.2015 | Small Business
Ramon Nuez

You can't figure out an effective morning ritual. Everyone you know has a morning ritual, and they are benefiting massively. So obviously you feel like a total loser like something is tragically wrong with you.

Having the Courage to Live a Truly Audacious Life

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 05.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
M. Shannon Hernandez

I often pinch myself to make sure my audacious life is really true. I make decisions rooted in love and compassion, and I live every single day with purpose and zeal. Above all, I remain grateful and count my blessings each night.

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Stanley Ely | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Stanley Ely

Holding forth a cold glass of nonalcoholic drink, the student returns smiling to the work table. That drink, I am bound to believe, improves his learning curve and pleasure in the language, and maybe carves a little place around the heart for lemonade and story-telling in future times.

Write Better Blog Headlines & Titles Using Data-Driven Strategies [Infographic]

Jonathan Long | Posted 05.14.2015 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Think about the last blog post you published on your blog -- did you put a lot of thought into writing the title? Don't worry if you didn't, as it's one of the most over looked elements of a blog post.

The 5 Most Costly Hiring Mistakes (Which of Them Are You Guilty of Making?)

David Finkel | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Considering that the true costs of a bad hirer can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the value of a strong hire can be the same or more -- each year -- your company needs you to avoid making these all too common hiring mistakes.

Brothers Go Both Feet in With Bokos Sandals: A Global Entrepreneurial Case Study

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.14.2015 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

In 2013, while attending the University of Wisconsin, brothers James and Matt McManus decided to jump into the world of footwear.

'Failure Is Only a Resting Place' (Part One)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.13.2015 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

My life's mission has been to bring entrepreneurship to students of all ages by inspiring them and giving them the tools they need to succeed. When I ...

Selling Your Business

David Finkel | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Every story needs a great ending and every business needs a great finish too. We call this "finish" your exit strategy.

Who Are the Top Lenders to Small Business?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Financial institutions across the U.S. this week celebrated small businesses in a big way -- offering grants from $10,000 to $100,000, holding seminars, and touting their service and commitment to those firms considered to be the backbone of the U.S. economy.

Nerd Is the New Sexy

Doug A. Sandler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Small Business
Doug A. Sandler

It used to be if someone called me a nerd, I would take it as an insult. When you are a kid, name calling was never an easy pill to swallow, and nerd was at the top of the insult list. No longer.

The Promise and Perils of Online Lending

John Arensmeyer | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

By all accounts, our economy is continuing on a path of recovery in the aftermath of the recession.

Soul + Business. Perfectly Together

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Asha Ramakrishna

Andrea wakes up to do yoga every day, quickly showers and takes the metro to the investment firm. By the time she sits at her desk, her heart sinks; she knows she is meant to do something else; something that has meaning, something that makes the world a better place.

Capitalize on the "We" Space to Grow Your Business

Janine Garner | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

SMEs are often seen as sitting in a slightly isolationist position within the general business environment.

The 5 Steps I took to Save My Online Business

Kate Toholka | Posted 05.13.2015 | Small Business
Kate Toholka

A few months ago, I wrote about taking ownership of our results. My business wasn't going as well as I hoped and I had to do something about it. Fast. My business is now thriving financially after implementing a few subtle, but profound changes.

The Essentials of Social Media for Small Business

Bianca Rothschild | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Bianca Rothschild

This article is the forth in a series of five posts on the basics of online marketing for small business. The series is designed to inform and empower small businesses about their online marketing options and give them the confidence to explore the potential growth opportunities that are available through online marketing.

Contractors: Fairness, Size and Influence

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Lisa Gilbert

The federal contracting process needs to be fair. This isn't a statement that most would dispute. Nor would anyone likely take issue with the ideas that small businesses should have a fair shot when they go seek government dollars to do work.

7 Lessons From the World's Greatest Explorer

Joe De Sena | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Recently, I had the pleasure to interview Sir Ranulph Fiennes - the world's greatest living explorer - for Spartan Up! The Podcast. Fiennes has an arsenal of backbreaking, boundary-pushing, life-risking, hard to believe stories; the type that transport you right to the very places he triumphed over.

Facebook Marketing: Six Steps to Success

John Bowen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

I'd guess that nearly all of us use Facebook to share pictures, interesting articles and other personal items of interest. But are you also using it to generate a steady stream of ideal clients to your business? If so, are you making the right moves to maximize the enormous benefits that Facebook can bring to your company?

How to Create Your One-of-a-Kind Business Vision

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Stephenie Zamora

My clients constantly ask me for a blueprint of how I run my business, structure my programs and packages, and plan my marketing. I always tell them the same thing: What works for me won't necessarily work for you, so it's better to start off with a model and offerings that really light you up!

3 Tips for Getting PR for your Startup

Molly Borchers | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Molly Borchers

When you get media exposure, not only does it draw people to your site and earn you business, it makes you appear to be more credible, more successful. And who doesn't want that?

Techweek Meet Kansas City... Kansas City Meet Techweek

Jason Grill | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Jason Grill

Good collaborations and true "fits" are really a thing to behold in life and in business. One of those has been built in Kansas City, Missouri.

5 Ways to Prevent a Zombie Apocalypse at Your Company

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

Find and nurture the spark. If you're a true leader, you know those times when the spark seems to have sputtered. You know what it's like to find yourself in the dark.

Infographic: How Does a Miracle Morning Help You Conquer Your Day

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Ramon Nuez

Small changes in your morning routine could help you have a more productive morning. Something as simple as waking up before 5AM to meditate or exercise or work on that eBook allows you to make an active choice to be more productive.