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To Rescue Greece, Invest in Skills and Small Business

Sabina Dewan | Posted 07.16.2015 | World
Sabina Dewan

If Greece's creditors seek to help the country eventually stand on its own two feet, it should provide the debt relief that could make Greek products more competitive internationally. Supporting businesses is one side of the equation. The other part is investing in human capital.

5 Types of People That Will Make Your Startup Successful

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Building a great team is never easy, but these five types of people can help make your startup a breakout success.

What You're Facing as a Business Owner: The "Stats"

David Finkel | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Rather than just throwing multiple people in as the solution, you're empowering them with the systems and controls (i.e. structure) that will help them succeed and help your business make sure that the right things get done at the right times.

The 9 Best Mobile Apps for Running Your Business

Jared Hecht | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Jared Hecht

If you're like many small business owners, you rely on your smartphone even more than your desktop or laptop. To ensure they don't miss a beat whether at home, in the car or at a client's office, what smartphone apps do successful entrepreneurs owners rely on?

Mompreneur Spotlight: How to Build a Following & Make a Living on YouTube

Anjali Varma | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Anjali Varma

Judy Travis began sharing videos of beauty tips that she recorded on her handheld camera when she was in college. 7 years later, she is a mom of 3 girls, has 5 YouTube channels, millions of subscribers, hundreds of millions of views, and both her and her husband have made a career leveraging her thriving YouTube presence.

5 Powerful Ways To Grow Your Business

Alex Pirouz | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Alex Pirouz

When you first started your business, you probably did a lot of research. You may have sought help from advisors; you may have digested information from books, magazines and other readily available sources.

Skydiving and Entrepreneurship: Why They Aren't As Different As One May Think

Lauren Goldstein | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Lauren Goldstein

Why do I share with you my story about skydiving? Simple, those 3 seconds before I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane were when the fear in my head and in my soul was deafening.

6 Strategies for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Melinda Emerson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

When you start a small business, it's not easy to get credit from traditional sources, so you've got to think creatively when it comes to raising capital. Crowdfunding has become a popular fundraising route for new or growing businesses.

The One Thing You Need Before Embarking on a Crowdfunding Campaign

Dorit Sasson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

On the first day of campaigning, I didn't think much of them, but by the second week, I felt like a bowling pin constantly being knocked over. How much more knocking over could I possibly take?

The Customer Is Not Always Right, and 5 Other Lessons Learned After a Decade in the Wine Business

Sharon Sevrens | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Sharon Sevrens

This October, my wine, beer and spirits retail business turns 10, which has me thinking about the entrepreneurial lessons I've learned over the years. Some are what you might call "happy mistakes;" others definitely presented themselves the hard way.

Outsourcing Can Help Your Business Thrive

Adam Aronson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Adam Aronson

Often, those who start a business are looking for a sense of control - mastering their own destiny. They are the ones piling the work onto their plate, taking on added burden where possible. It is sometimes, then, counterintuitive to think about ways to reduce workload and increase efficiencies.

Three Lessons From a Hero-Building Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we don't want to just grow our businesses -- we want to grow them exponentially. That's why I love seeking out advice from the top serial entrepreneurs: business owners who have built one successful company after another after another.

5 International Business Tips for Entrepreneurs and Other Brave Souls

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
R.F. Hemphill

As the world continues to move to be more and better connected, being a part of that "globalization" is probably inevitable. Those who do best will be those who get ahead of the curve.

The Future of Work and Importance of Digital Proficiency

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.14.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The future of work is going to be the ability to make decisions on what to do, and what not to do, based on near real-time ubiquitous access to relevant and actionable information. The future of work will require a lot more intelligence built into our software tools.

Confronting Subtle Sexism When Fundraising While Female

Lauren Kay | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Lauren Kay

Fundraising decisions are often made off of little more than "gut instinct," and research shows that these gut instincts favor men and disfavor women. Subtle sexism is something that needs to be addressed and fixed, so that male and female founders can get the funding they need.

Map Out Your Email Marketing Game Plan - Part One

Erik Harbison | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Erik Harbison

So you're interested in getting started with email marketing for your business. You've skimmed a few "email marketing for beginners" articles, but you still haven't fully grasped the concept or figured out exactly what to do.

5 Rookie Business Mistakes Often Made by Veterans

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

Having sat across the table from, and working alongside CEOs of every stripe, I have catalogued literally hundreds of "I-wish-I-had-it-to-do-over-again" moments. Here are five of the most common, and the most critical.

Three Struggles of Growing a Small Business

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Starting a small business is hard to do. It requires careful planning, sacrifice, taking risks and a significant financial investment. Growing your small business is even harder and requires even more time, money, and efforts.

Is Coaching All It's Cracked up to Be? What to Know Before Investing.

Colette Belisle | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Colette Belisle

These days the internet is full of lofty promises and many of them are coming from Coaches, Consultants and Experts. As consumers, how can we distinguish where attraction marketing crosses into that gray zone of misrepresentation - or worse - flat out lying?

5 Online Invoicing Solutions for Business Owners

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

A robust invoicing system is important for every business to have in place. After all, the faster you can invoice your clients the faster your business gets paid and brings in revenue.

How Pink Hair Changed My Business

The Stacey Harris | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
The Stacey Harris

It was also something I didn't think I'd ever be allowed to do. I mean in the last few years fantasy colors have been made a bit more mainstream but most office jobs still frown on anything that's not natural.

Get Exposure for Your Online Startup Using These 5 Resources

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

Startups fail all of the time and a horrible service or product isn't always the reason why. Lack of exposure can kill even the best idea -- simply because nobody knows it exists.

Social Media Strategy 101: Know Your Brand, Know Your Audience

Ariel Kramer | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Ariel Kramer

If your company has yet to be active on social media it's about time to get out from under your rock and make some changes. The number of platforms offered today to help increase your company's visibility and sales has dramatically increased.

Done Working For The Man? Why You Should Consider Buying A Business Over Starting Your Own

Buck Wargo | Posted 07.09.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Buying an existing business that's close to what you want might be more eventually transformed into what you want than if you started from scratch -- and you'd already have cash flow coming from it.

A Simple Formula to Engage Your Team to Reach a Goal

David Finkel | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Getting your team to buy into your company goals and culture is no simple feat. Here is an interesting example of how one California service business got its team to step up in a big way.