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How Strategic Initiatives Will Help Your Business Succeed

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

When you establish initiatives, you are simply specifying the work that must be accomplished by your development team in order to achieve the goals and deliver against the larger strategy that has been set.

Does Every Small Business Owner Need A Personal Brand To Manage Their Company?

AJ Agrawal | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

The concept of the personal brand has become almost a buzzword on the business landscape of today. A personal brand, when used correctly, can do a lot...

Doing Your Best And Sometimes Not

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Can we always be at our best? Is it possible? The reality is that while we strive to do our best and put our best foot forward, sometimes we will still feel that we have fallen short. As imperfect people, we need to remember that it's not perfection that we should be seeking.

Want To Grow? Here's Five Things You Need To Change

Andrew Krause | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Andrew Krause

If you're like me, you've forecasted growth for your small business. You've created spreadsheets that show revenue increasing year after year. Maybe you based your forecast on a gut feeling or last year's sales. I did that too.

Brexit? Oh, Just Keep Calm Already

Gene Marks | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

And what about the effect of a potential UK "recession" on your business? Oh please. Sure, if your business relies significantly on the UK market you could be in for slower times if this recession actually happens (and there's no certainty that it will, just the forecasts of economists that are routinely wrong as often as they are right).

Who Needs to Invest in Content Marketing?

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Josh Gershonowicz

Consumers fast-forward through TV commercials, turn the page on print ads, and skip over pre-roll videos on YouTube. They change the channel on radio ads, are too distracted to notice billboards, and have become so proficient at surfing the web that they can tune out banner ads like it's second nature.

When Homeowners' Association Living Goes Haywire: How To Prevent The Common Problems Of Living Under An HOA or COA

Jack Hanson | Posted 06.30.2016 | HuffPost Home
Jack Hanson

Since 1964, Associations have become increasingly common in part because they give residents a degree of control over their investment that homeowners in non-Association communities do not have.

Managing Inventory is Key to Business Success

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Your inventory is one of your small business's most important assets - if it's managed properly. A well-run inventory system helps with planning, cash...

7 Characteristics of an Employable College Graduate

Anne Deeter Gallaher | Posted 06.25.2016 | Business
Anne Deeter Gallaher

As a college graduate, you now have a clearer and shorter path to increased earning potential, compounded retirement potential, and a longer and healt...

[Infographic] These 32 Steps Will Help Rank Your Local Business on Google Maps

Piyush Mangukiya | Posted 06.25.2016 | Business
Piyush Mangukiya

Local SEO is one of the most effective of modern marketing techniques and should be implemented thoroughly and carefully. A successful local SEO strat...

3 Women-led Startups That Are Changing Their Industries

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.24.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Note: I want to make sure that people realize that my women in tech initiative is the creative product of Allyson Kapin and Justyn Hintze from Women W...

Improve Your E-Commerce Conversion Rates With These Simple Tips

Jonathan Long | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

For e-commerce websites, the fast road to increased revenue is reached by improving conversion rates. More visitors converting into sales is naturally...

Gary Vaynerchuk: "Entrepreneurs, You're Doing It Wrong"

Kelsey Humphreys | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Kelsey Humphreys

If you love entrepreneurship, wine, or social media, you also love Gary Vaynerchuk. The "wine guy" helped grow his father's wine business from 3 milli...

Small Businesses Are Snapping Their Way to Success

Cathy Hackl | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Cathy Hackl

Snapchat this, Snapchat that. We hear about Snapchat's rise to social media dominance surpassing Instagram and Twitter on users and going head to head with Facebook on daily video views. Snapchat has also claimed the throne as the #1 app in the Appstore.

5 Tips to Help with Late-Paying Customers

Sabrina Parsons | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Sabrina Parsons

When it comes to customers and late payments, it can be like walking on a tightrope; it may be a delicate situation to conquer, and one wrong step might make the issue worse. After all, they are still your customers. However, lacking that source of valuable cash can create a major cash flow problem, which can have spiral effects to every part of your business.

5 Ways to Market a New Product Effectively

Nadya Khoja | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Nadya Khoja

Whether you've recently launched a new company altogether, or whether you are offering an add-on product or plan to an existing business, it can be extremely tricky to market it effectively. Something new might mean an exciting adventure to come, but it also means starting all promotional campaigns right from the bottom.

Business Coach Vs. Consultant: Which One Is Right For You?

Chanel Cumberbatch | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Chanel Cumberbatch

"I spent 15K on a Business Coach, but I feel like she didn't really teach me anything... I really just wanted someone to TELL me what to do for my bus...

The Small Business Benefits of a Disciplined "No"

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Most entrepreneurs readily admit to being disciplined. In fact, for many it's a badge of honor. After all, what else propelled you to your destination...

Business Freedom: What Does It Mean?

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

It's Monday... again. How does that make you feel? I remember years where Monday would roll around and I'd feel like "well, I should get out of bed...

Dos and Don'ts when Hiring a Facebook Ads Manager

The Stacey Harris | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
The Stacey Harris

During one of my podcasts, Hit the Mic with The Stacey Harris, I was talking to my audience about hiring social media managers. Following that episode I received a lot of questions about specifically hiring someone to help with Facebook Ads

How To Handle Price Objections

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Do you find yourself justifying your prices? Are you offended when someone asks you why you've set your price so high?

Net Neutrality - We Won The Battle, But The War Is Still Raging

Erika Dickstein | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Erika Dickstein

How do we ensure net neutrality for the long term? The best way to do this is to make it law.

Anne Deeter Gallaher and Ben Gallaher Discuss Your Digital Tattoo in #TalkToMe

Anne Deeter Gallaher | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Anne Deeter Gallaher

What advice does a mother have for her son when the conversation turns to owning a business and protecting your digital tattoo? Ben Gallaher, a Sony ...

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

James Clear | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

One explanation for why akrasia rules our lives and procrastination pulls us in has to do with a behavioral economics term called "time inconsistency." Time inconsistency refers to the tendency of the human brain to value immediate rewards more highly than future rewards.

Consider These Points Before Getting A Fast Loan

Jared Hecht | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
Jared Hecht

There will always come a time when you, as a business owner, need an infusion of capital to solve a problem or seize an opportunity -- and sometimes you need that funding quickly.