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3 Strategies to Follow Through on Your Brand Promise

Suna Senman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Suna Senman

Branding has become a "must do" for both large corporations and small businesses in order to exist in the economic world. While most businesses fully accept that they need to brand, they may not understand how to keep their brand flourishing.

3 Biggest Excuses That Keep Business Owners Stuck

David Finkel | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
David Finkel

After two decades of coaching business owners to succeed, I've come to observe a clear pattern of what creates those business owners who stay stuck in an owner-reliant business and never succeed in scaling their business.

The High Cost of Entrepreneurship

Mike Brcic | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Mike Brcic

My depression worsened and my isolation grew. I managed to, somehow, keep my company afloat, but my constant companion during those days was a terrible inner voice saying, on repeat, "life is terrible, and it will never get better."

Grim Forecast? How Your Small Business Can Weather Sudden Storms

Jamie Sutherland | Posted 06.02.2015 | Small Business
Jamie Sutherland

There isn't a one-size-fits-all extreme weather preparedness plan for all small businesses. Location, industry and operational logistics all play a role in that preparation. Fortunately, several resources are available to aid small businesses in this effort.

{Insert Listening Skills Here.}

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology
Kali Kasprzyk

As owner of www.HostMamas.com, a web hosting and design firm, I have a lot of conversations surrounding the term "Consultants." But what exactly does ...

5 Money-Saving Strategies for Your Business

Miranda Marquit | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Miranda Marquit

I'm fortunate: My business is low-cost to operate. I just need a computer and a broadband Internet connection, and I'm set. Other small business owners I know, however, have a more difficult time-saving money when it comes to their businesses. They have more moving parts to manage.

Why Cruel Leaders Get All the Love

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Cruel leaders inspire hatred, not love, precisely because they are completely focused on themselves and use others to get what they want. They take what could be a great opportunity to inspire others to be great, and they squander it by being ruthless.

The Power of Disruption

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Jane D. Wurwand

The feeling of consistency may appeal to many because it feels safe. But in business at least, staying in the same place and doing the same thing is not safe. In fact it's quite the contrary, it's dangerous.

7 Tools for Understanding the UX of Your Business

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

The main difference of having a good user experience and an amazing user experience will often crawl back down to the ability to understand our users, and their behaviors using our apps, websites, and products in general.

Why Your Mental Game Is Infinitely More Important for Your Business Success Than You Think

Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse

There's no denying it, business success is 80-90 percent about your mental game. This is something I see every day because I've worked with people and...

4 Steps to Managing Your Small Business' Online Reputation

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Since 90 percent of customers say their buying is influenced by online reviews, you'd better make sure your online reputation, in reviews and other places, is as positive as possible.

Indie Filmmakers Build Business to Finally Disrupt the Industry

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Sandy Abrams

The job of most indie filmmakers is truly a labor of love, devoted to creating and producing films that very few people ever see. But the industry is finally seeing some push back from indie filmmakers Emily Best and Erica Anderson.

Is Small Business for Me?

Marc Joseph | Posted 06.01.2015 | Small Business
Marc Joseph

Some small business owners promise the world, but going after all the business at one time drains your cash and profitability -- and you may lose sight of quality, delivery time and follow through.

Tim O'Reilly: Changing the World by Spreading the Knowledge of Innovators

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The combination of innovative technology and new business models underlie the most exciting developments coming out of start-ups and large organizations, and the innovators creating these disruptions have influence that extends into the global economy.

The Most Meaningful Careers Aren't Always Blissful

Stephanie Seibel | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Seibel

The only thing I am entitled to is the opportunity to become the person I came here to be. And while that might sound like a pretty lame birthday present from life, I've come to see it as the most beautiful gift of all.

America's Rate of Homeownership Matters to You--Whether You Own a Home or Not

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Garrick T. Davis

Even the most casually informed reader has likely heard at least some of the troubling news and numbers tied to homeownership in America today.

What Small Businesses Must Know About Next-Generation Marketing

Court Cunningham | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Court Cunningham

Big companies typically aren't more nimble than small ones. But there's one area in particular where the behemoths are speedier. It is in reaching the large and growing number of consumers who use digital resources

4 Ways Bloggers Can Make Their Brand Stand the Test of Time

Dorit Sasson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

When someone visits your site, they will often wonder what they think you do VERSUS what you actually do. Over time, this messaging needs to be consistent.

10 Reasons Entrepreneurs Achieve Greater Coaching Success Than Others

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Taking the courageous step to engage a strategic business coach is a big deal for many entrepreneurs. For some, it means admitting they can't grow their business alone--no matter how smart they are. It also means coming face-to-face with beliefs and behaviors that are getting in the way of success.

The True Secret to Getting More Done in Less Time

David Finkel | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
David Finkel

If 20 years of coaching business owners to grow their companies has taught me anything, it's this: The average business owner is overworked, stressed out and feels pulled in 20 directions all at once.

The Essentials of Email Marketing for Small Business

Bianca Rothschild | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Bianca Rothschild

Email marketing is the process of emailing to a database of customers or potential customers for the purpose of soliciting business, brand awareness or building loyalty and trust.

When Hiring the Best: Follow Your Gut or At least the Trail of Police Reports

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

Any decent HR consultant would tell you there are many candidates who interview and present well, but end up being poor employees, and Ray McDonald is no exception.

5 Signs It's Finally Time to Start Your Own Business

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Maybe you have a good idea. Maybe you have a handful of potential partners. Maybe you keep finding yourself daydreaming about the potential of owning your own business. Whatever the case, entrepreneurship is calling you, and you aren't sure whether you should keep plugging away in your safer, more stable lifestyle, or risk it all for a chance at something great.

What to Expect From Non-Coding Careers at Tech Startups

Cyndi Chen | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology
Cyndi Chen

Congratulations, class of 2015! You're young and you have the world ahead of you. The job market is looking up. You're attracted to the world of startups, and you've taken all the necessary reality checks to ensure that you'd thrive in this environment. Now all you need to do is find the startup of your dreams.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Following Your Dreams

Sarah Julien | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Julien

I've learnt more since I quit my nine-to-five job to start my own business than in 10 years working in public relations. Like most entrepreneurs, I am an autodidact. I also surrounded myself with smart, successful people and learn as much as I can from them. Following my dreams has been a lesson in growth. Here are my top 10 life altering realizations