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How to Create Your One-of-a-Kind Business Vision

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Stephenie Zamora

My clients constantly ask me for a blueprint of how I run my business, structure my programs and packages, and plan my marketing. I always tell them the same thing: What works for me won't necessarily work for you, so it's better to start off with a model and offerings that really light you up!

3 Tips for Getting PR for your Startup

Molly Borchers | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Molly Borchers

When you get media exposure, not only does it draw people to your site and earn you business, it makes you appear to be more credible, more successful. And who doesn't want that?

Techweek Meet Kansas City... Kansas City Meet Techweek

Jason Grill | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Jason Grill

Good collaborations and true "fits" are really a thing to behold in life and in business. One of those has been built in Kansas City, Missouri.

5 Ways to Prevent a Zombie Apocalypse at Your Company

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

Find and nurture the spark. If you're a true leader, you know those times when the spark seems to have sputtered. You know what it's like to find yourself in the dark.

Infographic: How Does a Miracle Morning Help You Conquer Your Day

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Ramon Nuez

Small changes in your morning routine could help you have a more productive morning. Something as simple as waking up before 5AM to meditate or exercise or work on that eBook allows you to make an active choice to be more productive.

Why So Many Small Businesses Don't Spend Enough On Marketing

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.11.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

It's a problem I see almost every day; small businesses don't have as much revenue or capital as they'd like to have, so they're forced to make cuts and avoid investing in things they feel they don't need. And all too often, marketing and advertising dollars are the first to go.

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

James Clear | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Eisenhower had an incredible ability to sustain his productivity not just for weeks or months, but for decades. And for that reason, it is no surprise that his methods for time management, task management, and productivity have been studied by many people.

Did AT&T, Verizon, Et al., Garner Over $17 Billion in 'Very Small Business' Spectrum Licenses?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

How did the largest phone companies end up saving billions from discounts on wireless spectrum licenses that were supposed to be reserved for 'very small companies'?

Missouri Siblings Named 2015 Small Business Persons of the Year

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 05.11.2015 | Small Business
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

Like many towns in rural America, employment is scarce in Hamilton, Missouri. Following the market crash in 2008, when their father lost his retirement savings, Alan and Sarah started Missouri Star Quilt Company to help recover their parent's retirement savings.

Here's Why KPIs Are Linked To Your Success

Mike Harden | Posted 05.08.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

The concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) has been around for a long time. Investopedia defines KPIs as a set of quantifiable measures that a company or industry uses to gauge or compare performance in terms of meeting their strategic and operational goals.

Why Every Startup Needs a Long-Term Real Estate Plan

Frank Chalupa | Posted 05.08.2015 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

Starting a business at home, whether it's in the garage, basement or home office, is often a short-term solution to a long-term need. As a company brings on clients and employees, it's important for them to have a long-term real estate plan.

Why Smart Bosses Give Bad Employees a Raise

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Successful managers have the maturity to recognize that good employees may do things that look bad to others, but they may do them for important reasons. Here is why a manager might decide to give a raise to a "bad" employee.

Small Businesses: Here's How To Act on Climate and Improve Your Bottom Line

Gina McCarthy | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Gina McCarthy

Across the country, small business owners are gaining a competitive edge and improving their bottom line through energy efficiency. Many owners are even able to redirect cost savings to new investments or new positions. It's a win-win; a win for the economy as well as the environment.

From Athens To The U.S., This Greek Startup Wants to Make Hiring Easier

The Huffington Post Greece | Despina Trivoli | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

Nikos Moraitakis and Spyros Magiatis established Workable in October 2012. Their aim was to create a software that would relieve the burden small...

Infographic: You're a Horrific Employee, But These 3 Questions Can Make You Amazing

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.08.2015 | Small Business
Ramon Nuez

Yes, you are a bad employee. Worse you are a disengaged employee. Ultimately you hate your job, but you're terrified of leaving because...

The State of U.S. Small Business: Progress Made, Work to Be Done

Frank Islam | Posted 05.18.2015 | Small Business
Frank Islam

This is National Small Business Week. It has been so designated by the SBA. Our question is whether this week should be a time to celebrate accomplishments or to reflect on the work that remains to be done to continue to level the playing field for small businesses.

5 Ways to Ensure You Are Writing Intelligent Content

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 05.07.2015 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

It's one thing to write content for your content marketing efforts, and it's another to write intelligent content.

Is a Startup Right for You?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

There seems to be a lot of buzz right now that talks about why today's college graduates should start their own business or work for a startup when they graduate.

For Cash-Strapped Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs, These Digital Solutions Provide Funds

Shindy Chen | Posted 05.15.2015 | Small Business
Shindy Chen

To round off National Small Business Week, we're looking at ways small business owners and entrepreneurs can get a leg up on short-term funding and beginning capital. All online, and fast.

Our Conversation on the Challenges and Possibilities of the Next 10 Years

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Arianna Huffington

On Monday night we celebrated HuffPost's 10-year anniversary with a party at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City. And since HuffPost and Goldman Sachs have partnered for nearly three years to spotlight solutions around the world, we had a conversation about what we've learned and what's in store for the next 10 years. Here is a lightly edited transcription of our conversation.

8 Steps to Mastermind More Effectively Inside Your Company to Solve Your Toughest Challenges

David Finkel | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Imagine you have a key challenge to solve in your business, one that affects your company in a big way. You gather your key players in a room to brainstorm ideas and figure out the best path forward.

4 Cloud Computing Security Myths Debunked

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.07.2015 | Small Business
Jonha Revesencio

Just because it's hard to understand how cloud computing works, many managers feel paranoid about cloud safety. Ease their minds by debunking three of the most pervasive cloud security myths.

In Celebration of Mother's Day: We Celebrate the Entrepreneur in Every Mom

Nellie Akalp | Posted 05.07.2015 | Small Business
Nellie Akalp

Sleepless nights, early mornings, weekdays that blur into weekends and back into weekdays. If this sounds familiar, you're either a small business owner, or maybe a mom.

3 Ways to Future-Proof Your Email Marketing

Erik Harbison | Posted 05.06.2015 | Technology
Erik Harbison

Remember the days when you needed to drive a quick increase in signups, sales or downloads and you could simply send an email to your 'list'? While you still may be able to do this in some respects, all future trends lead to more and more control being snatched from marketers and placed in the hands (literally) of the customer.

When Intellectual Capacity Exceeds Emotional Intelligence

TJ Trent | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
TJ Trent

Entrepreneurs are some of the smartest and most talented individuals I have ever met. They're members of an elite group that have incubated ideas into billion dollar corporations, created the modern micro-computer, and made quitting the day job all the rage.