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Newsflash: Forest Fires & Igniting Growth in Your Business

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

In business, just like in nature, getting burnt can make room for new growth but only if you allow it. Scientists used to think that forest fires were purely bad for our national parks, but they learned and changed their mindset to better manage fires in order to create new growth.

Good News on Main Street: Local Business Growth Continues to Outpace U.S. GDP

James Mendelsohn | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
James Mendelsohn

It's easy to feel like chain stores have taken over America, but a recent study indicates that local businesses, many of which suffered through the Great Recession, are once again growing.

2016 Research: 6 Benchmarks for Small Businesses Growth

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Vala Afshar

Certain patterns emerged to best characterize high-performance small business teams, defined as those that most consistently keep up with customers' changing expectations for sales and service.

Bringing Big Company Culture Wins to Smaller Teams

Amanda Mock | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Amanda Mock

Company Culture and its impact on companies bottom line is not a new area of discussion. It's a core focus for larger companies like Google and Facebook, of which they attribute a large part of their success.

50 Press Release Ideas You Probably Missed Last Month

Brian Horn | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Brian Horn

Getting exposure for your business seems like an overwhelming task at times. Just getting started is the part that stops just about everyone. One problem entrepreneurs face...not knowing what they should cover in press releases.

The Leadership Game Plan: Why Victor Wong, PaperG CEO, Focuses On Adding Value

Ramon Nuez | Posted 01.30.2016 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Why do you think leaders lead? Let me give you some answers that I have run into: To be the boss. To chase the next promotion. To make more money....

How to Be a Futurist and Boost Your Small Business Success

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

If you want to be a very successful small business owner, let me suggest that you need to be something of a science fiction writer, or at least a futurist yourself.

Thinking About Selling Your Company? Here Are 5 Things You Need and 1 Thing You Don't (Surprisingly)

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

This is not a story about a new client win. This is a story about doing the right thing - and that means trying to help and add value; not sell a service that may be had for free down the road.

Undercover Influence: How to Succeed When You Don't Like the Limelight

Rye Taylor | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Rye Taylor

You fight to make a living everyday or die trying. So how do you make an impact on this world without having your name in lights?

Ignore Your Soul at Your Peril

Miriam Linderman | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Miriam Linderman

Have you done this? Someone links or writes an article that catches your attention and you find yourself on their website marvelling at how they have captured their essence in words to tell the world who they are and what they do.

3 Must-Read Books for Serious Business Bloggers

Helen McCarthy | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Helen McCarthy

Blogging can be tough, right? And incredibly disheartening at times. Especially when you spend hours crafting a great post (to you, anyway) that attracts little, to no, traffic. Or days writing a mega article that fails to hold readers' attention.

Mindfulness in the Workplace: Enhanced Performance and Happier Employees for Small Businesses

Paul Singerman | Posted 02.03.2016 | Small Business
Paul Singerman

The study and practice of mindfulness is not limited to larger corporations -- smaller businesses and their employees can reap the benefits as well.

The Cost-Benefit of Hiring a Bookkeeper

Jared Hecht | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Jared Hecht

Ever caught a mistake while balancing your checkbook or reconciling your bank account statements? If so, you know how easy it is to make an error. "Is...

5 Traits of a Disengaged Employee and How You Can Turn Them Around

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Improving employee engagement is often at the forefront of every manager's HR solutions list. Disengaged employees often harm a small business's growth, so taking care of the problem as soon as possible is vital to your company's bottom line.

5 Ways Solopreneurs Increase Prices Using Authority Marketing

Brian Horn | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Brian Horn

The benefits of branding yourself as an expert in your field deserve a second, double and even triple look, because there is much to be learned about how being an expert can help you grow your business.

How to Leverage Technology to Improve Your Sales Process

Melinda Emerson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Every business aims to increase its revenue by generating more sales. It starts with having an organized sales process.

3 Things Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between The World And Me

Ray Leach | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Ray Leach

Coates paints a stark picture of race in America. But if we are willing to listen, his book also has much to teach entrepreneurs, investors and others in the venture ecosystem grappling with our well-documented diversity problem.

5 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Business Line of Credit

NerdWallet | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

A business line of credit offers flexible access to cash to fund short-term business needs. You'll be granted a credit limit, but you'll pay interest only on the funds you actually use, and the money will be available whenever you need it.

Don't let the New Year's Resolutions for your Small Business fade away

Shampa Bagchi | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Shampa Bagchi

I walked into the gym yesterday and found it overcrowded... filled with men and women of all shapes and sizes sweating it out. Can't wait till February, I thought.

Three Ways Entrepreneurs Can Take On the Big Guys -- and Win!

John Bowen | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we often have to fight the 800-pound gorillas in our industries to get new business. To successfully take on our well-established competitors and find a way to win, we need the right strategies in place.

Sexy Ceramics Fueling Foodporn

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Wilamina Falkenhagen

Foodporn is here to stay and thanks to likes of Naomi Taplin, creator of Studio Enti, porcelain has never been this sexy.

What Cancer Taught Me About Business

David A. Pride | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
David A. Pride

About 16 years ago I was lying under a bench press in the basement gym of my parent's home when I felt a lump about the size of a golf ball.

From Intern To Award Winning CEO, Teneshia J. Warner Shares Her Tips For Dreamers Ready To Take It To The Next Level

Tiana Patrice | Posted 01.31.2016 | Business
Tiana Patrice

Recently I had the opportunity to chat with CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Egami Group, Teneshia J. Warner, about what it really takes to follow on...

How Small Businesses can Boost their Sales with Email Automation in 2016

Yatin Khulbe | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Yatin Khulbe

Do you prefer sending manual emails to every person when they sign up for your email list? OR Is it better to automate the whole process to connec...

Building a Business Through Rose Colored Glasses

Angelle Albright | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Angelle Albright

I'll never forget the tears that fell from my niece's eyes when I told her that I had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.  I...