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The 4 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Get Right

John Bowen | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
John Bowen

As business owners, we all want to be successful on purpose -- achieving tremendous results by design instead of stumbling toward them. With that in mind, here's a roadmap to help you bridge the gap between where you are today and where you want to be down the road.

How to Turn Your Failing Business Around

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

They say embrace it but many of us hate it... FAILURE. Failure is viewed as a lesson to learn from but who really likes to fail with a business idea that they worked so hard to establish?

Leasing the Future

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.26.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

For businesses that sold things that quickly ended up in the back of the cupboard, or the corner of the factory floor, or got lost in a sub-directory, well, you had a good run. I trust you invested the money wisely. But that game is up. That day is done.

How Successful Leaders Waste Time

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I worked with a CEO who traveled -- constantly. Whenever he had the chance to fly somewhere for a meeting, he would jump on the opportunity and say, "I'm there." He simply enjoyed the experience of going places. That was a problem.

What to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up? Encouragement for Small Business Owners on the Edge

Katyan Roach | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Katyan Roach

Have you ever sat back, looked at your business and thought, "I don't know how much longer can I keep doing this!" Have you ever been stunted by overwhelm, not sure what to do next or where to turn for help?

7 Ways to Reduce Your 2015 Taxes... Now

Gene Marks | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Gene Marks

You still have many options for reducing your 2015 tax bill and you have more than two full months to make some moves. What moves? Here are a few things to consider.

Why Passion Is Overrated And Not A Prerequisite For Entrepreneurial Success

Smita Singh | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Smita Singh

Following your passion mindlessly and trying to turn it into a business is the worst thing you can do for yourself. It is the wrong step in the right direction.

Social Media: How You Can Use it to Grow Your Business

Adam Davis | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Adam Davis

The fact you are reading this means you likely have some knowledge of social media. In fact, the business owners who should read this likely won't, because they will never know about it.

Why Women Make Better Business Owners Than Men (and the Most Costly Pitfall That Holds Female Entrepreneurs Back)

David Finkel | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Later this month I've been invited to speak at the National Association of Women Business Owner's annual conference in San Antonio, Texas on the subje...

5-Step Plan to Get Your Business Ready for the Online Holiday Season

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

The holiday season provides a massive opportunity to increase sales and revenue for your business online, but it takes planning and execution -- your revenue isn't going to just magically increase.

5 Tips to Successfully Lead a Rapid Growth Company

David Finkel | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Klayton owns a very successful rapid growth company called The Fireplace Place in Atlanta. For several years now he's been growing at over 50 perce...

5 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity, Courage, and Creativity in the Workplace

Todd Kashdan | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Todd Kashdan

Something is killing curiosity in the American workplace -- and if nothing is done to reverse the trend, the real casualty will be innovation.

5 Sensational Rules Leaders Impose on Themselves: #2 Is Essential.

Ramon Nuez | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

I know the boss well. I have been a subordinate to numerous bosses, worked with a few and was even one for many years. But my attitude in being the boss changed when I worked with my first leader. His operation was foreign to me.

Are You Drowning in Your Business?

Paula Kloots | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Paula Kloots

In this era of technology we are so accessible and information for us to use is unlimited. The options are endless and I don't believe it to be a good thing as an entrepreneur. I know I have enough craziness going on in my own head without adding everyone else's into the mix.

5 Ways to Convert the Unsold

Grant Cardone | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Grant Cardone

Just because you quit following up or the client bought from someone else doesn't exclude that person as being a prospect for you now. Maybe he or she couldn't afford your product at the time, wasn't quite ready, or delayed a decision with the intent to reconsider.

Small Business D.R.E.A.M.S.

Leigh Searl | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Leigh Searl

The strength of our nation lies with local economies and local economies thrive on the success of small businesses. When those businesses fail, the surrounding economy fails.

How to Make Business Innovation Simple

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Who says innovation has to be difficult? While game-changing breakthrough technologies and new scientific discoveries tend to hog media headlines, it bears remembering: Evolutionary changes (slight shifts in business strategy or thinking) can often be every bit as powerful as revolutionary advancements.

How to Cultivate a Culture of Ideas in Startups

Jose Vasquez | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

If you're an entrepreneur, you already know that ideas are one of the most critical factors for your eventual success. The core idea of your business establishes a foundation for your organization, and other ideas about your structure, approach, and new additions give you the potential to increase your momentum.

It's Not the Economy. It's You!

Jamil Bouchareb | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Jamil Bouchareb

Instead of complaining about our current market situation, be an entrepreneur. Innovation is the key to success, and this requires hard work and long hours. Everyone should work for their accomplishments and not expect for our economy to reward you for staying in your comfort zone.

How You Can End Employees' At-will Status with a Casual Remark

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

When it comes to running your business, employee relations is likely at the top of your list. But small business HR can be complicated, especially regarding legal and fair termination.

Women in Small Business: Cracking the Glass Ceiling

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Women in Congress are leading the legislative fight to crack that glass ceiling and level the playing field for women-owned businesses.

Smart Cities Start With Smart IT

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Gartner estimates that smart homes will have nearly 300 million connected things in use by 2015. That is a staggering number but what about connected ...

Perfect Your Email Marketing in 8 Steps

Ian Mills | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Ian Mills

Email marketing has somewhat fallen out of favor over the past few years, with it's younger, trendier cousin social media growing in popularity. Yet time and again studies prove that reaching your audience via their inbox is still one of the most powerful and cost-effective methods of driving conversions.

Secrets from Successful Home-Based Business Entrepreneurs

MoneyTips | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business

Want more secrets, as well as profiles and survey results of successful home-based entrepreneurs? Then, download The Modern Entrepreneur: Secrets to B...

How SEO Helps Improve Your Web Prominence

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Lately, I have been talking about why your business needs to be online and creating a website that effectively sells. Now I want to talk about using SEO techniques in order to get your website higher rankings on Google, so that more natural traffic can be generated for your website.