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4 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Entrepreneurial Game

John Bowen | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
John Bowen

When you consider all of the feats you need to accomplish on any given day, you realize you're not simply an entrepreneur -- you're an entrepreneur athlete. As with any great athlete, the key to success is the right training regimen.

Three Ways to Build Creativity Into Your Business

Becs Miller | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Becs Miller

Creativity is such a loaded word, and one we see bandied around a lot as a way to get in touch with the soul, boost our businesses, express ourselves. But what, gasp, if we just don't feel creative? How do we build this into our business?

The Importance of Finding the Right Mentor

Nellie Akalp | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

If there's one thing I've learned over my career as an entrepreneur it's that good things are rarely accomplished alone. Success often hinges on getting the right advice or support from the right people.

The 4 Keys to Conscious Entrepreneur Health

J V Crum III | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
J V Crum III

THE 4 KEYS TO CONSCIOUS ENTREPRENEUR HEALTH If you want to make an important contribution to our world and achieve financial success, then you...

The Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In my new book An Entrepreneur's Manifesto, I have proposed an Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights, modeled on the great amendments to our Constitutio...

Connecting With Influencers to Grow Your Small Business

Yura Bryant | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Business is all about taking the risk to pursue an opportunity that can potentially reward you handsomely with a sizable financial return. While other small businesses are playing it small with their marketing efforts, are you willing to play it big in order to produce big results?

The 4 Factors that Small Business Lenders Care About Most

Jared Hecht | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Jared Hecht

Launching or growing a small business involves a lot of moving parts that all require tracking. Along with keeping your customers happy, you're busy managing expenses, dealing with logistical requirements, coordinating employees, and much more.

5 Stages of the Human Resources Life Cycle in Need of Improvement

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Like many other areas of life and business, human resources has a unique life cycle. However, instead of focusing on the biological aspects of development, the HR life cycle involves the stages employees go through and the role HR takes on during those stages.

The #1 Number to Know For Small Businesses Seeking Financing

Jim Salters | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Jim Salters

Many small business owners begin their search for capital by seeking out financing options. However, they might be skipping an important step: knowing their business' credit score.

Connect Your Way to Business Growth Through Social Media

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Charles Dickens must have been thinking of social media when he so eloquently said, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

When It's Time to Ignore Your Boss

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

When your boss is not looking out for your best interests or the company's, it is time to go "transparent rogue" -- and do the right thing.

A Simple 6-Item Scorecard to Rate Your Company's Operations Pillar

David Finkel | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
David Finkel

I want to let you in on a business coaching secret - simple scorecards not only give you meaningful feedback, but more importantly, they automatically...

Yogi-isms for Business Owners

Steve Sipress | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Steve Sipress

Yogi Berra was one of the most successful, honest, humble and likable athletes of all time -- but what he's also known for his many "Yogi-isms," his seemingly nonsensical statements that actually make a whole lot of sense, and have him widely-viewed as "the most-often quoted American."

5 Employment Laws All Small Businesses Should Know

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

When you run a small business, managing employees is a time-consuming part of your job. From schedules to vacation time, there's a lot to think about when it comes to dealing with human resources within your business. Among the many concerns you face daily is employee satisfaction.

Market Your Startup Online For Less Than $20 a Week

R. Kay Green | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
R. Kay Green

Just started your business on a very limited budget? Like many small businesses, marketing your business can be a very expensive task. Launching a startup is an exciting endeavor but the reality is you need marketing to get the ball rolling.

Understanding the Value of Being on Page 1

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Josh Gershonowicz

Location. Location. Location. Anyone who's ever bought a home or spent more than a minute watching HGTV knows this is the first, second and third rule of real estate.

Ready To Wash Your Hands Of Your Facebook Page? Wait!! Try This First!

Nicky Rees | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Nicky Rees

The wonderful world of Facebook is changing ALL the time and it can be pretty hard to keep up! Unfortunately organic reach is continuing to decline and it's becoming harder to get posts seen by our fans.

13 CEO Lessons of a Unicorn Company

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.23.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Todd McKinnon is the CEO and co-founder of Okta. Okta is an integrated identity management and mobility management service that securely and simply co...

A Simple 10-Item Scorecard to Rate Your Company's Finance Pillar

David Finkel | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
David Finkel

I want to let you in on a business coaching secret - simple scorecards not only give you meaningful feedback, but more importantly, they automatically...

The One Thing Successful People Don't Make... Excuses

Adrienne Dorison | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Adrienne Dorison

If you're someone who defaults to making excuses, it's time to shift your mindset. No successful leader or entrepreneur makes excuses for their inaction or action gone wrong, they make things happen regardless of the situation or circumstance.

50 Similarities Between the First Few Years of Parenting & Entrepreneurship (And Lessons From Each)

Jenev Caddell | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Jenev Caddell

Even though I opened my first business in 2009 as a psychotherapist, it wasn't until after I had my first child 3.5 years later that I had the courage to go full-time with it.

Women Leaders Speak: Q&A with Sharon Napier, CEO, Partners + Napier

Tania Yuki | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Tania Yuki

Named one of Ad Age's most influential women in industry history, Sharon Napier is a lifelong entrepreneur, business expert, and marketing visionary with more than 30 years of experience leading creative agencies.

Is Fear Sabotaging Your Profit?

Paula Kloots | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Paula Kloots

Many entrepreneurs insist that they are not in business to make money. They are in business to share their experience, knowledge and talent. To help others, in their lives. Not to make money let alone profit.

Jeff Woods, Community Evangelist at The Grid, Talks About Not Being Good Enough

Ramon Nuez | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

There is no clear route to becoming a creative. That very same journey becomes even more labor intensive when you strive to become a creative entrepreneur. Woods' struggle with his journey was not based on the lack of talent but on believing his disempowering story... "you're not good enough."

5 Startup Tools to Kickstart Your Growth

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

We are living in an age where there is no shortage of startup and business tools available. It seems that every day someone is launching something tha...