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6 Things Mentally Strong Entrepreneurs Don't Do

Erica Nicole | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

Mentally strong entrepreneurs make a decision to avoid pitfalls that can keep them from reaching their full entrepreneurial potential.

Innovation at Its Finest

Ivo Lukas | Posted 03.25.2015 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

I'm so glad that mobile is on the forefront. Again, mobile isn't something brand new - it has been around for a while, from the StarTAC to pagers, to the first iPhone. Technology is everywhere today.

How I Try to Balance Social Media As a Mom and Entrepreneur

Nellie Akalp | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Nellie Akalp

Here are a few guidelines that I'm trying to use to balance social media as a parent and entrepreneur, and I'd be interested to hear your thoughts as well.

E-Commerce Sales Sweep the Globe: Here's How to Get in the Swing

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

The days of shopping at the mall or dropping by your favorite downtown store may be fading as eCommerce continues to entice consumers to shop online. ...

Entrepreneurs: Tessa Kahoun, AZ's Foremost Wedding Planner

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 03.25.2015 | Weddings
Johnathan Cardillo

Well, one day, I was telling a co-worker how I was helping a friend plan her wedding and she said, "Tessa, why don't you just do that full-time? Didn't you work in events before?"

Denied! Five Ways to Make Rejection Work for Your Business

John Bowen | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Nobody likes being told no when it comes to their business. But instead of hiding from rejection, what if you could actually use its benefits to become even better at what you do?

6 Tactics to Quickly Boost Your Cash Flow

David Finkel | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
David Finkel

I'm sitting down with Dawn (name changed to be respectful), owner of a software company who was struggling with cash flow.

6 Ways to Grow Your Small Business in the Digital Age

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Ashley Wren Collins

You're confident you're offering a top-notch product or services for a great value, but how do you build a following, a clientele, in order to get both attention and revenue without breaking the bank to make bank? How do you grow your small business in the digital age? Here's how.

Small Businesses Need to Catch the Bullet Train to the Cloud

Jamie Sutherland | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Jamie Sutherland

Today, small business owners and their accounting advisors are throwing out desktop accounting software in favor of apps they can access wherever they are, at any time. Why? Part of it comes down to sociology. Many new entrepreneurs are millennials.

Considering Self-Employment? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

Doug A. Sandler | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Doug A. Sandler

I encourage you to examine the list of seven questions below prior to making the jump. I am not claiming self employment is better or worse, I am only stating what my observations are regarding self employment as I pose these seven questions.

Who Are You to Call Yourself an Entrepreneur?

Dixie Gillaspie | Posted 03.24.2015 | Small Business
Dixie Gillaspie

For myself and my clients I accept no guru-speak as criteria for their right to wear the badge of Entrepreneur. When I examine the definition as it was originally used, and as it is accepted in our modern dictionary, I see three requirements.

The Independent Gallery That Succeeds in the Era of Internet Shopping

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

There are several challenges to starting up a small business. Finances are tight. Customers do not know you, or your product that well. You compete against the big guys.

Graceful Exit: Selling Your Franchise or Business

Vasilis Georgiou | Posted 03.24.2015 | Small Business
Vasilis Georgiou

All prospective sellers should begin the exit planning process for their business way in advance, in order to maximize their business valuation. Anything short of that and you are in for a not-so-graceful transition.

8 Tips to Brand Yourself Online to Attract More Customers

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Branding yourself is loaded with gems and takes you on a journey of self-discovery, providing enough insights, tools and valuable information to market your unique brand with what exactly you need to attract more customers to your business.

Are Free Business Training Programs Really Worth It?

Shaniece Bennett | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Shaniece Bennett

Over the years I have learned that training programs are not intended to be a one stop shop for everything I need to know about a particular topic.

Small Businesses Must Export East to Maintain US Leadership

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

The Trans Pacific Partnership offers a unique opportunity to change the analysis for small businesses who believe the costs of exporting outweigh its benefits, and in doing so, create greater opportunity for millions of Americans they employ. We must seize it.

7 Data-Driven Ways to Improve the User Experience

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.22.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

With four math and computer science degrees from MIT, including a PhD, under his belt, Chief Technology Officer of KAYAK, Giorgos Zacharia is a leading expert at applying the hot topics of data, analytics and machine learning to the real world of travel.

Your Business Will Fail if You Don't Accept This

Kate Toholka | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Kate Toholka

We cannot rely on others to achieve our standards of success. It requires a consistent effort in output, regardless of those times when we feel we can't go on any further. It's our own drive and actions that get us out of ruts.

How to Change Service Providers Without Burning Bridges

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

We tend to form special bonds with those who provide personal services to us, whether they're physicians, hair stylists, personal trainers or financial advisers.

Annoying Clients -- How Do You Get Rid of Them?

Franziska Iseli-Hall | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Franziska Iseli-Hall

If someone sneaks into your tribe who is not a fit, have an open and honest conversation with them (trust your gut on this!).

Coworking 2.0: Collaboration Meets Privacy in the Workplace

Frank Chalupa | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Frank Chalupa

Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the cubicle, and while few people dispute the impact this workplace wonder has had on office design and culture, most agree that cubicles have come to symbolize the old way of doing business.

10 Productivity Hacks Every Small Business Owner Can Benefit From

Jonathan Long | Posted 03.18.2015 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Running a business is not an easy task -- it can be extremely stressful. You need to be as efficient and productive as possible. Here are 10 productivity hacks to help you kick into gear and come out swinging as we enter Q2 of 2015.

Richard Branson: Invite Your Enemies to Lunch

Joe De Sena | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Life is too short. We are entitled to be human. Sometimes we make mistakes and rub people the wrong way. What defines us is not those who are able to avoid confrontation, but those who are able to deal with it.

44 Taxes I Pay Because I Live in Philadelphia

Gene Marks | Posted 03.20.2015 | Small Business
Gene Marks

In fact, depending on whether you live and/or work and/or run a business in my city, you might be paying as many as 44 different taxes, fees and tariffs every single year -- maybe more!

5 Ways to Save the Soul of the Internet

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.18.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Marketers have gotten "too good" at using the Web to promote their products. Philosopher David Weinberger, a co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, warns that we need to be vigilant in order to preserve what the Internet and the Web started out as: a place primarily about connection and not solely about content. He offers these ideas.