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3 Ways to Conquer Most of Your Fears as an Entrepreneur

Neal Samudre | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Neal Samudre

The first week that I went full time with my business was a scary week. Actually, it was a terrifying week. My expectation was that as soon as the we...

17 Keep in Touch Strategies That Make Everyone Feel Special

Kristie Notto | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Kristie Notto

If I had to name the single most important trait shared by all the truly successful people I've met, I'd say it is the ability to create and nurture a...

Getting Started Selling on Facebook

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Facebook has over 1.5 billion users and growing. It is becoming a good platform to sell your products because finding customers is easy with the right...

Should Your Business Be Active on Social Media?

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

There's no doubt that social media has been a huge game changer for businesses, especially in the last few years. With growing capabilities and knowledge, these companies can help you reach your ideal client, and help you increase your conversions.

15 Things to Do in Your First 100 Days as an Entrepreneur

Toni Williams | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Toni Williams

I can honestly tell you that nine months in I still don't have it all right, but I did learn some things in my first 100 days that helped me ease the transition.

Battlefields of War and Financial Markets

Renny McPherson | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Renny McPherson

Before launching his asset management firm Alpha Architect, Dr. Wesley Gray served as a Marine Corps officer in Iraq. Already a student of economics a...

The Value of Brand Storytelling

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Sandy Abrams

Storytelling is the new...well, it's everything today for small businesses and big brands too. It's how brands can differentiate themselves in this ve...

5 Good Reasons to have an Employee Handbook

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

As a small business owner, you're loaded down with paperwork on a daily basis. Keeping up with it all can quickly become overwhelming, and it's often ...

If You Believe This About Your Business, Prepare to Be Disappointed

Neal Samudre | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Neal Samudre

What makes entrepreneurs stand out and be successful online is not how well they conformed to mainstream advice; it is how well they innovate, how well they forge their own path and create their own success story.

3 Reasons to Give Virtual Volunteering a Try

Pacific Community Ventures | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Pacific Community Ventures

Volunteering--so many people want to do it, but in our busy lives it's safe to say that many of us don't feel like we're doing it enough. Whether you ...

Why I Stopped Waiting: 3 Ways to Be Happy Now

Hanna Fitz | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Hanna Fitz

While living in Milan, Italy, I discovered that I was not seeking happiness, happiness was seeking me. It has always been in and with me. I made an important shift that I shouldn't be trying to find happiness, I should be living happily now.

Pioneering Sustainable Fashion Trends

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 06.06.2016 | Style
Umar Zulqarnain

This is the first article in my startup series. I will be publishing articles on notable startups, I will be conducting interviews with notable founde...

Dear Entrepreneur - A Love Letter

Chanel Cumberbatch | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Chanel Cumberbatch

Dear Entrepreneur, I see you. I see the sleepless nights, the doubts you work so hard to overcome. I see the hustling, the grit and determinatio...

How Successful Product Managers Set Winning Goals

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Product goals bring your strategy to life. They also work in tandem to achieve that strategy and guide the work of your product team. That's because goals work with strategy to help everyone understand the big picture.

How to Build Your Online Audience When You Can't Market Like Every Other Entrepreneur

Neal Samudre | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Neal Samudre

The other day I had this sick, disgusting feeling in my stomach. It wasn't the tacos I had eaten earlier. It was this feeling that I was being disinge...

How Safe Is Your Small Business From These 3 Icebergs?

Harry Red | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Harry Red

Smooth sailing. Once your business thrives with real customers and solid revenue, what's next? A straight line to success? Not quite. Just like ...

May Jobs Numbers no Surprise to Small Businesses: Maybe You'll Listen Now

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Shocked? Surprised? Not me. Only 38,000 jobs were created in May according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A far cry from the anticipated 164,0...

Reality Check: Small Businesses Must Be Using Social Media

Brian Hughes | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Brian Hughes

Many small businesses are surprisingly lacking in digital marketing. The Marketing Trends Report found that almost 1 out of 5 small businesses had no plans to invest in digital marketing of any kind in 2016.


Nadia Khalil | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Nadia Khalil

I'm a multi-passionate entrepreneur. What that means is I have many passions, struggle with doing just one thing and I enjoy building businesses. I've...

Small Business Gets a Voice on Over Regulation. Finally.

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

The cost of government regulations is staggering and it's a cost that only goes one way: Up. I just clicked over to the Federal Register website, whe...

How To Launch Your Authority Boosting Website

Ariel Rule | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Ariel Rule

The web is a noisy place. Everyone seems to be starting a blog, launching a product or start a business of some kind.

The New Rule of Thumb: Adjust Your Marketing for a Mobile World

Julie Niehoff | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Julie Niehoff

Our thumbs separate us from the rest of the animal kingdom. And never has that been more evident than today, with mobile technology in almost every ha...

The Nuances of Negotiating

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

When I negotiate, whether it's a new business deal or an employee's salary, I am all about reaching a mutually beneficial agreement. As much as I always want to "win," my goal is not to take everything I can get and milk the other side dry.

5 Ways to Get Attention To Your Business For Free

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

Amazing traffic is more than SEO and visualizing success. It's about being anywhere your customers are and making it so easy to find you that they wouldn't think of going anywhere else.

How to Find Your 'One Little Thing' to Get Ahead

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

Let me start this with: I don't have the answer to what the one little thing is. Sorry. It's going to be inside your business somewhere. It's been there the whole time.