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November, A Time To Be Thankful For Military Families

Leigh Searl | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Leigh Searl

In 1996, the Armed Services YMCA launched a month long celebration to promote the support of military families. The concept was a hit and now every November, we focus on the dedicated commitment military families give to support their service member and our country.

How My 10 Year-Old Nephew Became My Business Coach

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Before launching my coaching practice, I spent quite a stint in sales. Back then, it was a common practice to write one's goals on your bathroom mirror with lipstick. It was an easy and fun reminder of commitments and goals.

When The Unremarkably Average Life No Longer Suits You

Ramon Nuez | Posted 11.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ramon Nuez

One of the principal attributes of being unremarkably average is that you never have to worry about where you are going; because someone else has al...

How Sugar-Coating Performance Reviews Can Backfire on Small Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

As an employer, you prefer to have honest employees. It's through honesty that your business is able to thrive because it helps develop a positive company culture. Just as your business needs honest employees, your employees need you to be honest with them.

3 Ways Suburban Businesses Can 'Move' Downtown Without Breaking the Bank

Ron Bockstahler | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Ron Bockstahler

Expedia in Seattle. Zappos in Las Vegas. Archer Daniels Midland, Gogo and Motorola in Chicago.

The 10 Commandments of Credit Card Processing

Tanya Williams | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Tanya Williams

One major industry change that every business owner should be aware of is called EMV. There are two Billion EMV Cards currently issued, according to EMVCO LLC, the corporation that manages these standards. This global standard for accepting credit cards, also known as Europay, Mastercard and Visa, will require all business owners to maintain compliant equipment.

3 Myths About Online Small-Business Loans: Busted

NerdWallet | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business

Predatory. Scam. Subprime. You may hear these things and more about online small-business loans. And although there may be some truth to these claims, not all online small-business loans are the same -- and they're not all inherently bad.

Young Entrepreneur Wins Nationals with a Locket to Protect from Assault

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Since I founded NFTE in 1987, I have been privileged to meet young people from all over the country who share one key attribute: they aspire to own their own businesses. Every year NFTE brings together several of those young entrepreneurs into a series of competitions.

How to Be Great at Media for Your Business by Being Donald Trump!

Ebong Eka | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Ebong Eka

That level of publicity is priceless... seriously... You can't buy that type of publicity. Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, the smart people are paying attention to the public relations, branding and media mastery that Trump is showing.

Why I Closed My Flight School After 9/11

Beth Niebuhr | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Beth Niebuhr

Trust was gone. It just wasn't fun anymore. Our student enrollment decreased and we reduced our fleet of airplanes.

The 3 Basic Steps to Social Media Success

Andre Kay | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Andre Kay

To truly communicate with your audience using social media, you need to listen, think (evaluate), then respond. If it's a question about your business, products, or service from a customer on your social media channel, make sure you're listening to what they are really asking and respond accordingly.

Word Evolution: 11 Words that Mean Something Different to Entrepreneurs

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Have you ever really thought about how terms take on new meaning over time? When I was a kid, the word "sick" actually meant sick. Today "sick" can also mean "amazing." Words and phrases evolve over time -- especially in the business world.

4 Super-Simple Steps to Start Selling on Etsy (Without Spending All Your Money)

Sarah Peterson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Sarah Peterson

It was May 2014. I was gearing up for my DIY wedding that July, and was knee-deep in ideas for ways to personalize our big day. After designing and ...

What Business Can Learn From Baseball

Cheryl Scott | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Cheryl Scott

I love fall! It brings cool weather, colorful leaves, and best of all: the World Series. Even if my Dodgers, don't quite make it into October, I relish the energy and camaraderie that comes from knowing baseball lovers across the country are focusing on the best of the season's best.

Want to Get From Here to There? Then Find Yourself a Mentor

Ramon Nuez | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

You will never surpass your potential until you surround yourself with people who are more successful than you. Unfortunately, you have surrounded ...

4 Important Questions to Ask When Conducting Keyword Research

Dorit Sasson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

If you're looking to increase traffic to your site, like every other company or small business, you're probably going to have to conduct keyword resea...

Brand New CrossFit Man

Don McNay | Posted 11.01.2015 | Sports
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At age 56, I get to be a rock star. In an athletic setting. Surrounded by some of the fittest and most motivated people I have ever met. All I have to do is keep showing up and let them watch me go at CrossFit with complete abandon. I have a new set of friends and admirers.

5 Things Businesses May Not Know About Military Spouse Employees

Leigh Searl | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Leigh Searl

On behalf of military spouses, I'd like to thank the American companies currently employing military spouses. We thank you for your unwavering commitment in helping us achieve our career goals and your understanding of our mobile lifestyle.

Can Technology Improve HR Results and Impact The Bottom Line?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Many small businesses still manage human resources information manually--that is, paper records are kept either in file folders or in some cases, sc...

Empowering Veterans Through Entrepreneurship

Jack Nadel | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Jack Nadel

Every day, Americans wake up to frightening headlines from all across the globe. Warring factions of terrorist groups, especially in the Middle East and Africa, show no signs of desiring peace, and the threat of nuclear attack is ever present.

Selling to the Unpredictable Customer

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Customers are an oxymoron today. They are more knowable than ever before but harder to actually understand. Constantly on-the-go and hard to pin down, it's more difficult than ever to engage them in a conversation. So, why do we keep using techniques from a decade ago to grab their attention?

The Tools Needed to Succeed as a Freelancer

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Becoming a freelancer is something that many individuals who are interested in being an entrepreneur venture into because it allows for them to experience being their own boss.

Why Are Some People So Good at Persisting?

Nathan Kontny | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Nathan Kontny

We're told to fake it till we make it. Nonsense. I can't believe how many people tell me how well their company is doing, and three months later it's out of business. If only they had shared their challenges, maybe I or someone in their network could have helped.

Guess What Time It Is? Time to Develop Your 2016 Business Budget

Melinda Emerson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

If you’re already thinking about what you need to do to prepare for the new year, kudos to you. Doing so now will keep you from feeling the time...

The 7 Personal Branding Mistakes That Can Ruin Entrepreneurs

Jose Vasquez | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Entrepreneurs are supposed to be the face of their respective companies, but these seven costly mistakes can interfere with that role.