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3 Tips to Minimize Disruptions and Work More Effectively in Different Work Settings

John Rampton | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Since I am fortunate enough to work in different settings as a freelancer, there are certain places where I am more productive than others. At times, ...

9 Tips to Leverage Online Global Payments for More Business

John Rampton | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
John Rampton

The global payments landscape is rapidly evolving and growing thanks to the world becoming more and more composed of "global citizens." For example, a...

America, the Capital of Entrepreneurship

David Glickman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
David Glickman

America loves an entrepreneur! If you've got a good idea and a solid business model, I would say that the United States is the easiest place in the wo...

The Subtle Art of Beating The "Overwhelm" Syndrome

John Phillips | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
John Phillips

Let me guess... You can describe your day-to-days as an online business owner in one word - overwhelming. I have been in that boat too - lost, dazed...

Forget the Candidates, How Healthy Is Your Business?

Marta Segal Block | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Marta Segal Block

If you're waiting until you've fired a client for not paying you to think about collecting money from that client, you may have waited too long to seek treatment. Here are steps you can take to make sure the health of your business doesn't suffer from unpaid invoices.

Find Out Why Lenders Want Your Bank Statements

Jared Hecht | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Jared Hecht

If you've ever gone through the business loan application process, you know that preparing all that paperwork is one of the biggest pains of applying.

The Next Big Thing for Business Growth: Snapchat's On-Demand Geofilters

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Rachel Wolfson

Snapchat's on-demand geofilter is fairly new (it was released in February of this year) and not many people are aware of the amazing benefits that it offers to businesses.

Connections: An Interview Series with Entrepreneurs

Andi Wickman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Andi Wickman

Nick Macco is an entrepreneur, investor, and founder of Southtree, Legacybox, and other less mentionable organizations. Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin Nick's love for entrepreneurship began in 4th grade pitching shoe designs to Nike's Phil Knight and hawking his own comic books (The Adventures of Crouton Man.) Later, he founded his first company before his 18th birthday.

11 Cannabis Entrepreneurs of Color You Should Know (Pt2)

Sirita Wright | Posted 09.29.2016 | Black Voices
Sirita Wright

If you missed part 1 click here to catch up. It's amazing how rapidly the cannabis industry is moving, despite opposition from the federal government....

How Positive Customer Reviews Can Help Your Business

Jonathan Long | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

A very large percentage of consumers turn to online reviews when it comes time to make a purchase decision. Whether it's an electronics product or a medical procedure, online reviews influence purchases in every industry imaginable.

Just Because You Build It, Doesn't Mean They Will Come.

Erika Dickstein | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Erika Dickstein

Picture this: you own a successful local retail business in, say, beautiful Washington, DC. All of your hard work and sacrifice is paying off. You aren't banging it out of the park, but you are doing nicely. Your customer base is growing, your inventory is under control, and you are starting to turn a steady profit.

Why You Should Just Start Your Business Now (with Tips from Mikita Mikado)

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

After nearly 10 years in the skincare industry, I've had my share of failures (which I all too readily admit to) but for all of the setbacks, I've never regretted the decision to start my business.

How Relocating Your Business Refreshes Your Mindset

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Two weeks ago, my team and I packed up our headquarters and made the big move to a new building. The whole process took about three days to complete and was entirely "Go, go, go!" momentum based. By the time we arrived, we were tired and still working on getting ourselves 100% up to speed, but we were excited to be there and explore our new surroundings.

Think People Care About Your Success? Think Again.

Andrea V. Schroll | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Andrea V. Schroll

We get it. You created a life you love. And while that's great, it's time to focus on what really matters to your clients and customers: Them!

Elevator pitches that kill it

Javier Saade | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Javier Saade

Elevator pitches are ice breakers that, if successful, lead to deeper discussions about your company. Conventional wisdom says they last 60 seconds. I...

4 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Sales Process

Melinda Emerson | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

A clear selling framework helps your team members focus on articulating value to buyers. In a small business, you need to leverage every advantage yo...

Why No One Cares About Your Product Strategy

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.27.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

The group returns exhausted from the 48-hour huddle with the "master plan" in hand. (And for some, with an even more inflated sense of self-importance.) And then everyone promptly forgets about it.

Business Struggling? Here's the Harsh Truth About Why

Alexis Pierce | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
Alexis Pierce

We're both busy people, so I'm going to be straight with you. It may rub you the wrong way, but I'm tired of sugar-coating: When you spend your time looking for reasons why your business isn't working - and how to fix it - you're just strengthening the problem.

Ensuring that all People are Included in the Benefits of Trade

Anabel González | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Anabel González

This week, I will be attending the World Trade Organization's Public Forum in Geneva, which brings together policymakers, business leaders, civil soci...

5 Signs Your Startup Is Going Somewhere

John Rampton | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Instead of focusing on the signs that your startup is doomed to fail, I thought it would be an uplifting change of pace to look at the signs that you're startup is going somewhere.

Steps Towards Being More Courageous and Less Afraid of Success

Kelly Benamati | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Kelly Benamati

Do you know that it is really harder for others to handle our success than it is for ourselves? Those of us that are really meant to be successful are not afraid of success and usually handle it with grace and embrace failures, challenges and those that don't support our journey.

Connections: An Interview Series with Entrepreneurs

Andi Wickman | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Andi Wickman

Rahma Siddiqui is a doctor turned intuitive wellness and habit coach for women. She helps women get intuitively aligned with their bodies through self...

Contrary to Popular Belief, You Don't Need to Know Everything to Be an Entrepreneur

Molly Reynolds | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Molly Reynolds

In my career as a marketer, I've worked alongside dozens and dozens of business owners; as an entrepreneurial writer, I've interviewed at least a coup...

Connections: An Interview Series with Entrepreneurs

Andi Wickman | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Andi Wickman

As a retired trial lawyer from Georgia, Ken Lander has extensive experience in advocating client's interests on long-term projects as well as in compl...

Three Timeless Tips that Entrepreneurs (and Everyone) Need to Know

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Jack Nadel

1) Time is your most productive asset, and it cannot be recovered. If there is one word that sums up today's business world, it's probably busy. Ever...