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How To Say No To The Wrong Clients

Melissa Heisler | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

Look around your life. Are there people or projects that no longer serve you? Are you ready to release them, remove what is not working, and allow better to come your way?

Trump and Pence Voted Best CEO-President and VP-COO Team by American Business Women Leaders, Bottom Line: Jobs and Security

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
Noel Irwin Hentschel

The winning strategy for American workers by scores of American Business Women Leaders is Trump-Pence leading the USA as CEO-President and VP-COO. The...

3 Ways to Boost Online Sales for Small Business Owners

John Rampton | Posted 10.10.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Managing an online store is no easy task. If you sell shoes online, what draws the customers to you instead of the thousands of other shoe stores out there? There is no single solution to boost your online sales, but there are definitely proven methods that can put you on the right track. Here are 3 great ways to boost your online sales.

The Best Way to Save Money? Hang a Photo of Chris Rock's 'Dad' on Your Wall.

Gene Marks | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

Actor Terry Crews is one of the funniest guys around. He's hilarious as the Old Spice man, stole the show as a boot camp instructor in Bridesmaids and makes audiences laugh every week on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. But huge fans of Terry (like me) remember him in one of his earliest roles -- the TV-father of the then-young Chris Rock on the show Everybody Hates Chris.

Management 101: Basic Principles for Business Development Leaders - Part 1

Phil Shawe | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
Phil Shawe

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is to coach the art of effective management. Often employees are promoted to be a manager because they've been good in their previous position.

How To Spot A Common Mental Error That Leads To Misguided Thinking

James Clear | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Human beings have been blaming strange behavior on the full moon for centuries. In the Middle Ages, for example, people claimed that a full moon could...

Long Live the Website: The Essential Source of Vital Information

Michael D. Shaw | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Michael D. Shaw

Far from being an artifact of the early years of the Internet, and despite several claims to the contrary, a website is still a necessity for a variety of organizations, from start-ups to health care companies to government agencies. And yet, based on this report from a business-to-business research firm, 46% of small businesses do not have a website for their respective brands.

Recurring Payments: Guaranteed Cash Flow for Your Business

John Rampton | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Recurring payments is one of the best ways to maintain a steady stream of revenue. However, the average person is quite reluctant to opt into recurring payment cycles. That being said, it's imperative that you create a billing cycle that not only attracts new customers but also retains your current ones.

Branding is More Than Just a Logo and a Website

Sophie Andrews | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

When your prospective customers and clients hear your name, and the name of your products and services, what image and thoughts come to their minds? Are you making a good impression, and is it the impression that you want?

7 Things to Know Before You Start a Business

Vicky Law | Posted 10.10.2016 | Business
Vicky Law

Businesses are the bedrock of any economy. They help that economy grow and stay strong. It's actually simple. They make sure money made in that particular economy (area/state/country) remains in the economy, while boosting its capacity to export.

Behind the Listing: the Struggles of an Amazon Based Startup

Sarah Dunn | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Sarah Dunn

"Such a great razor! My boyfriend bought one of these and I ended up using it so much that I had to buy one for myself. Definitely recommended - great...

Toss or Save? Human Resources Record-Keeping Quandaries

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

We are heading into the last quarter of 2016. I have begun clearing my file cabinets and desk drawers to start 2017 fresh. Many of you or your managers and supervisors may be doing the same--congratulations on getting a jump-start on the New Year. But wait!

Can Small Business Owners Consider an Applicant's Bankruptcy When Making Hiring Decisions?

William Morrow | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
William Morrow

Business owners are generally aware that their decision of whether or not to hire a job candidate cannot be based on discriminatory or other prohibited reasons. For the most part, those reasons are clear and easy to understand.

Is your business ready for the holidays?

Melinda Emerson | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

If you make the vast majority of your revenue over the holiday game time. Now is the time to be thinking about a few top tasks to make s...

Cyber Security is Quickly Becoming a Small Business Priority

Larry Alton | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Larry Alton

As cyber security threats increase all over the world, we’re seeing a rather significant shift in how small businesses and their owners view online ...

How Entrepreneurship Can Help Achieve World Peace

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The gig economy is alive and well, and disruptive innovation has empowered many to earn money driving for Uber or by monetizing their home as an AirBn...

Adobe Survey Suggests Millennial Work Email Habits Are Changing Business

Jared Buckley | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Jared Buckley

When my mom, a baby boomer, sent our family a group text using what she thought was a Hershey Kiss emoji, everyone erupted in laughter. At least the e...

5 Tips for Turning Your Creativity into a Business

Rachel Hollis | Posted 10.04.2016 | Women
Rachel Hollis

When I first started out as an Event Planner I wanted to have a place where I can share some tips and recipes that I would feature in some of my parti...

Minimize Employee Lawsuits: 7 Best Practices for Small Businesses

William Morrow | Posted 10.03.2016 | Business
William Morrow

A worst-case scenario for any small business is to be greeted by a process server who is delivering a notice of an employee lawsuit against the business. The employee might be complaining of discriminatory treatment or harassment, or some violation of federal or state laws and rules by the employer.

Study: Male Business Owners Are More At Risk of Cancer

Gene Marks | Posted 10.03.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

I have a good friend and client who runs a small business, and he frequently tells me that, even though his business is profitable, he's up many nights worrying about it. Now he's got something else to worry about: All this stress may cause him to get cancer.

9 Tips For Turning Side Projects Into Legit Businesses

John Rampton | Posted 10.03.2016 | Business
John Rampton

There are numerous reasons why people start a side project. Maybe you just want the extra cash or want to finally work on a job that you love. Regardl...

Are There Government Small Business Loans?

Jared Hecht | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Jared Hecht

Luckily, you have a few other sources of capital to tap into: online small business loans, equity financing, crowdfunding, or family and friends--to name a few. But what about the government? Are there government small business loans?

Increase Your Instagram Engagement Using These 5 Tips

Jonathan Long | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

Instagram can be a very powerful marketing channel when you are able to create an engaged following. Most brands simply post content and expect the likes, comments and followers to just magically appear, but it takes a little work and some creativity if you truly want to create worthwhile engagement.

Lessons From Sun Tzu: How To Use Military Strategy To Build Better Habits

James Clear | Posted 10.04.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Sun Tzu was a legendary military strategist in ancient China and he is the author of the famous book, The Art of War. He was a master of "soft power" ...

Election Prediction by Einstein: Trump Wins, Common Sense Prevails

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Noel Irwin Hentschel

According to the logic of Albert Einstein the "deplorables" Hillary Clinton despises supporting Mr. Trump are the sane common sense voters. The brainy...