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The Amazon Effect: Worshippers Flocking to Larger Churches

David Briggs | Posted 01.21.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America's consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America's faithful.

Dear Businesses, Here's Why I'm Avoiding Your Blog

Neal Samudre | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Neal Samudre

Businesses need to understand where their content is in the purchase funnel, and how they can leverage their position to truly draw people in.

Follow Up: Dicks Cottons Sunglasses #ArtofY

Alex Schattner | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Alex Schattner

I first spoke to the founders of sunglass-company Dicks Cottons, Rich Amundson and T.J. Eaton, in August '14. Now, after the success of their recent K...

Get Lucky, Win, Then Maximize Your Gambling Earnings By Doing This

ZM Ishmurzina | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment
ZM Ishmurzina

Your eyes dilate. Your heart races. The hair on the back of your neck starts to tingle. You've practiced for years for this moment, but that anxiety...

Should You Sweeten Your Benefits With Snack Foods?

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

For quite some time we've been reading that small business owners want to expand their teams, but are having a hard time finding the qualified candidates. So here's a question to consider: If the path to your small business is paved with snack foods, will desirable recruits start pounding at your door, wanting to get in?

How to Hire the Right Salesperson for Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Selling is key if you want to stay in business. But as a busy business, you will soon get to the point where you need to get some help to sell more of your services or products. But what is the right way to add a salesperson to your small business.

The Navigation Game Plan: 9 Leadership Strategies I Learned From John C. Maxwell

Ramon Nuez | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Unfortunately, being a good navigator is not an inborn skill. It must be developed through past experiences of success and failure, not to mention a solid supporting cast:

Top 5 New Year's Resolutions to Make Your Customer Service Shine

Kate Edwards | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Kate Edwards

Just like a New Year's diet, any initiative in the New Year takes commitment and consistency. For business owners, it is essential that their customer service represents the business and brand properly and thoroughly.

3 Reasons "Scaleup" Businesses Are Just As Important As Startups

Cathy Belk | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Cathy Belk

The most impactful economic development efforts almost always employ a balanced approach. We know startups, and the entrepreneurs behind them, will always be a critical part of our growing economy.

The 3 Secrets to Building a Brand Purpose That Millennials Trust

Allen Burt | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Allen Burt

With Millennials overtaking baby boomers as the largest purchasing generation in the US, it's increasingly important to focus your marketing efforts on this younger demographic. However, marketing to Millennials presents a unique challenge, in that they only care about one aspect of your brand: it's purpose.

5 Reasons Your Small Business Should Have an Employment Application

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

You may think that accepting a resume should be sufficient, but using a comprehensive employee application saves organizations time and money in the long-run by making the hiring process more efficient.

Set Your Business Up For Success

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business
Margarita Hakobyan

There are no guarantees in the world of entrepreneurship, but there certainly are ways to be responsible and professional as you approach a sea of unknowns. As you grow in knowledge and experience, you'll find many different ways to protect yourself and your business ventures from the ups and downs of the world of business.

7 Business Lessons for Spiritual Solo-Entrepreneurs To Avoid Losing Your Savings Account

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 01.18.2016 | Women
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Have you been percolating with an inspiring vision to make the world a better place using your knowledge, skills, wisdom and passion? You finally made the decision to quit your soul-sucking job (aka steady paycheck) and join the freedom and flexibility of being an entrepreneur.

4 Simple Ways to Help Protect Your Business From Cybercrime

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

If you want to do what you can to help protect your business, it pays to stay up to date on the best ways to go about it.

Are You the Shark in the Pond? It's Time to Find a Bigger Pond

Jeffrey Hayzlett | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Hayzlett

Whether you've been in business for 10 days or 10 years, whether you've got $10,000 in revenue or $10 billion in revenue, there will be competition in whatever pond you're in. As the pond starts to fill up, even if you're at the top, someone or something is gaining on you to knock you from your perch.

5 Ways to Dodge Pitfalls When Growing Your Business

NerdWallet | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

Growth is a good problem to have, but it comes with its own set of struggles. Here are some ways to avoid common pitfalls as your business starts to boom.

The Mixed Blessings of Being a Thought Leader

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

From a marketing perspective, being ahead of the curve is a mixed blessing.

Networking... It Just Works

Allison Valderia | Posted 01.14.2016 | Women
Allison Valderia

I love networking -- because it gives us all an opportunity to meet interesting people, expand your circle and elevate professionally, but its all in how you build the relationship.

Use This Powerful Strategy to Keep Your Personal Credit and Your Business Credit in Good Shape

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Your personal credit is used to help you get a loan or mortgage, find and keep a job, and ensure that you have access to affordable credit when you need it. But did you know that your business also has a credit score?

Small Businesses Need Export Opportunities

Hector Barreto | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Hector Barreto

America is home to nearly 30 million small businesses, which make up the backbone of our diverse, multi-layered economy. Much attention has been focus...

How to Win in Business? Be Open to Change

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

Early in my career, when I was really entrenched working at Wine Library, my dad pulled me aside and said something that I thought was curious. He said, "You're always changing your mind."

Juggling Away Student Debt: Tips From a Successful Street Performer

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.18.2016 | Education
Steve Mariotti

With record numbers of young Americans entering colleges and universities every year, many people are raising concerns about the employment prospects for an entire generation, the Millennials.

Why Small Business Owners Are Optimistic About 2016

Larry Alton | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Larry Alton

Entrepreneurship is scary and small businesses tend to be volatile structures. With a high rate of failure, low levels of stability, vulnerability to market fluctuations and unpredictable performance, it's no wonder why most new business owners are somewhat nervous about their latest ventures.

How To Become Irresistible To Your Clients

Michelle L Evans | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Michelle L Evans

Success stories are really the key to attracting new clients easily. They don't have to be long, but they do need to engage and excite potential clients.

Here's to New Success in 2016!

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

While you are probably aware of the various State and Municipal Minimum Wage increases that went into effect January 1st, you may not have the new p...