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Dos and Don'ts when Hiring a Facebook Ads Manager

The Stacey Harris | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
The Stacey Harris

During one of my podcasts, Hit the Mic with The Stacey Harris, I was talking to my audience about hiring social media managers. Following that episode I received a lot of questions about specifically hiring someone to help with Facebook Ads

How To Handle Price Objections

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Do you find yourself justifying your prices? Are you offended when someone asks you why you've set your price so high?

Net Neutrality - We Won The Battle, But The War Is Still Raging

Erika Dickstein | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Erika Dickstein

How do we ensure net neutrality for the long term? The best way to do this is to make it law.

Anne Deeter Gallaher and Ben Gallaher Discuss Your Digital Tattoo in #TalkToMe

Anne Deeter Gallaher | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Anne Deeter Gallaher

What advice does a mother have for her son when the conversation turns to owning a business and protecting your digital tattoo? Ben Gallaher, a Sony ...

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

James Clear | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

One explanation for why akrasia rules our lives and procrastination pulls us in has to do with a behavioral economics term called "time inconsistency." Time inconsistency refers to the tendency of the human brain to value immediate rewards more highly than future rewards.

Consider These Points Before Getting A Fast Loan

Jared Hecht | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
Jared Hecht

There will always come a time when you, as a business owner, need an infusion of capital to solve a problem or seize an opportunity -- and sometimes you need that funding quickly.

7 Keys To Avoid SameCity, The Place Inventions Go To Die

Tamara Kleinberg | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Tamara Kleinberg

The hard truth is that there are dozens of inventions that do exactly what yours do, in the way yours does it. They are even targeted at the same people to buy it. That creates a lot of SameCity.

How To Show Up In Order To Sell Yourself To A New Client

Nancy Laws | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Nancy Laws

The opportunity to finally land that client, and to finally take your business to the next level. When the future of your business is on the line, it can create anxiety and sleepless nights! With so much on the line, you may even find yourself questioning the very abilities that have allowed you to get to this point, wondering if you can really carry yourself over the long-awaited threshold.

5 More Tips To Help You Build A Stronger Personal Brand

Jonathan Long | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

Consumers now, more than ever, are interested in connecting with a personal brand first, and then engaging with a company. Your personal brand acts as a gateway to your business, and when you create a unique personal brand it draws people to your service or product.

Entrepreneurs, Stop Promoting Your Business When The Nation Is Mourning

Neal Samudre | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Neal Samudre

I've been pretty quiet on social media this week. I haven't even emailed my audience at my normal scheduled time, or put up a blog post like I usually do on Mondays. Instead, I paused and sat in the shock of what happened Sunday when 49 people died in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Is Your Business Summer Ready? 5 Things You Can Automate Today

Nikola Ahaiwe | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Nikola Ahaiwe

If you're anything like me, the summer months can sometimes get a little crazy chaotic: the kids are home every day (and of course they're bored every moment of the day!), I'm playing taxi mom for all of the sports and extracurricular activities, there are vacations to plan, social gatherings to attend...needless to say, there is a never-ending demand on my time more than usual.

You're About To Be Hit With An FLSA Overtime Lawsuit

Matt Rissell | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Matt Rissell

It's a lot of work upfront to create and enforce policies and procedures that protect your business, not to mention staying informed of changes that affect your business when it comes wage and hours matters in the FLSA.

SBA Regional Administrator on Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Forward Cities | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Forward Cities

When we look at Forward Cities' focus on inclusive innovation, and its place in Cleveland's emergence, we recognize the key part small businesses play...

Doing Business At The Speed Of Love

Jennifer Love | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt You know the saying, "Success in business is all about mak...

"Insource" Instead of Outsource and Hire Just One Military Spouse

Leigh Searl | Posted 06.16.2016 | HuffPost Home
Leigh Searl

The Military Spouse Employment report of 2014, found that compared to the general public, military spouses have a higher level of education with 35% of military spouses having an undergraduate degree, post-graduate degree or advanced degree.

The 2 Lessons That I Learned From the Orlando Tragedy

Famira M. Green | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Famira M. Green

What if one of the people I was designed to touch, help or inspire were among those 50 killed and because I took so long to step into my destiny because of my fears, I missed my opportunity to do so?

Keeping the Cash Register Ringing: Tips for New Small Business Owners

Ernie Diaz | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Ernie Diaz

Today more than one million small businesses owners in the United States face both a wide range of opportunities and a unique set of challenges. A r...

Business Trends in eInvoicing

John Rampton | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Paper invoices are a relic of the past. Thanks to the ease and convenience that online electronic invoicing has offered both individuals and organizat...

5 Options For Responding To The New Salary Levels For Exempt Employees

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Since May 18, 2016, there have been numerous articles addressing the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overtime rules. The Department of Labor (DOL) had been working on these revisions since 2014. As part of the process, the DOL took public comments and received over 270,000 responses before issuing the proposed regulations on May 17th.

Videos: A Good Strategy to Promote Your Business

Carol Morgan | Posted 06.14.2016 | Women
Carol Morgan

I am always on the lookout for new business ideas. And fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), I am a "yes" person. What I me...

Behavioral Boomerangs: The Power to Get Back What You Want

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

If you've ever thrown a boomerang or are familiar with its concept, you know that the goal is to get it to return to you. With conscious effort and p...

Tips For Helping You Get Your Name Out There As A New Business

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

The hardest part in starting your own business is not coming up with an idea and carrying it out. For an entrepreneur, these are most of the rewarding...

User Experience Design Mistakes You Need to Fix

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

We're in the year 2016, modern web design has been around for at least 12 years already, ever since Tim O'Reilly and Dale Dougherty coined the term We...

The First Sixteen Regulation A+ Companies

Jorge Newbery | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Crowdfunding for Non-Accredited Investors panel at RealCap Chicago (Photo: M.Cruz) Ever since President Obama signed the JOBS Act in 2012, the market...

Are You Stuck in Your Business? - Here Are 3 Things You Can Do Today!

Megan Tull | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Megan Tull

Nothing can feel more frustrating than being stuck in your business. You know that are sure you need to grow your company but you are no...