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The Most Important Entrepreneurship Advice From a Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.01.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Christopher Michel (Twitter: @chrismichel) is a writer, explorer, investor and a serial entrepreneur who has has started and also invested in a number of companies. Michel's three distinct careers have taught him many lessons on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

Fired Up! Entrepreneurial Passion Fuel

J V Crum III | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
J V Crum III

Focus on the rewards of being an entrepreneur. Feel the gratitude for the success you have. By keeping the fires of passion for what you do in your conscious awareness, you can prime the pump for success every day

Can Shopping Local Save Detroit?

Amanda Gregory | Posted 02.20.2015 | Detroit
Amanda Gregory

If there is one thing in abundance in Detroit, it's saviors. From financiers to philanthropists to entrepreneurs, we have as many saviors as we do vacant lots. As a recovering participant in the "save Detroit" movement, let me tell you there is no one person, no one plan, no one answer for Detroit. And, more importantly Detroit doesn't need to be saved.

Entrepreneurs: Cristen Geller, the Intimate Photographer

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business
Johnathan Cardillo

"If you're ready and you know what you're doing, you charge! Not friends, not family... put a price on it. Know your worth." - Cristen Geller; age: 26

Love 'Em or Hate 'Em, the Oscars Offer a Lesson in Talent Management

Ted Devine | Posted 02.20.2015 | Small Business
Ted Devine

Recognition for good work can go a long way toward improving morale and boosting performance in any business, and the hours-long red-carpet event is nothing if not a pat on the back for work well done.

4 Reasons Your Business Should Consider AdWords Paid Search Marketing

Jonathan Long | Posted 02.20.2015 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

If you haven't given paid search a try yet or if you are on the fence still then take a minute to read through the follow four reasons that your business should start an AdWords campaign.

Get Your Game Plan On

Janine Garner | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

It's up to you to be willing to connect with others that are aligned and supportive of your dream; those that are willing to ideate collectively to make the magic happen and enable your dream to come alive.

Are Your Problems Repeating Themselves?

Mike Harden | Posted 02.19.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

We have problems that repeat themselves over and over again, and we do nothing to fix them. We simply react each time they happen. These problems are called systemic problems. They reoccur and we deal with them each and every time they happen, but we never really fix them.

11 Simple Strategies to Blow Through Procrastination and Get Things Done!

David Finkel | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business
David Finkel

"I know I need to do X, but I just can't seem to get myself to do it." This was a comment that a business coaching client shared with me a short ...

9 Most Successful Shark Tank Businesses

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.19.2015 | Money

Entrepreneurs who land a spot on ABC's hit show "Shark Tank" get the chance of a lifetime: to showcase their products to more than 7 million viewers and pitch their businesses to a panel of potential investors.

The New Change Agents: From Apps to Opps

Adele Scheele | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Adele Scheele

The Centre of Social Innovation was spawned in Toronto by Eli Malinsky one decade ago to offer space and assistance for those who wanted to help create a new society by launching their enterprise.

Net Neutrality: It's Essential to Our Economy and to Local Businesses' Success

Sharon Rowlands | Posted 02.18.2015 | Small Business
Sharon Rowlands

Net Neutrality levels the playing field by giving SMBs the Internet access they deserve, and that gives them the opportunity to dream, compete and succeed.

Managing the Big Data System Incident and Event Management Logs to Identify the Infrastructure's Security Risk Profile

Patrick Duroseau | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Patrick Duroseau

Companies like Google have the ability to send data on its health and welfare to a centralized collection point. Traditionally, most system operators chose not to configure that functionality due to the enormous amount of data that could be sent.

How to Email Celebrities and CEOs

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 02.18.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Cold Emails are a part of email culture. We send them. We receive them. They aren't going anywhere.

How to Tap Into the Talents of Baby Boomers in Your Small Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Since your Baby Boomer employees likely handle most of your higher-level operations--or oversee a majority of your staff--it's imperative that you manage them effectively. Keeping them happy needs to be a priority, as high turnover of your senior positions will have a detrimental impact on your business.

Social CRM: The Game Changer for Companies That Want to Engage With Their Customers

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Your company may use social media but if the usage is neither strategic nor integrated, you may not really be hearing what your customers want. Therefore, you run the risk of failing to fulfill their value expectations.

5 Ways to Have a Successful B2B Partnership

Saudia Davis | Posted 02.20.2015 | Small Business
Saudia Davis

Before you embark on a partnership with another brand or organization, keep these 5 things in mind.

How to Convince Your Boss of the Value (R.O.I.) of Social Media

Michael Price | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Michael Price

Pull up a list of your competitors' social media accounts and show your boss how large their social followings are compared to yours, and show them examples of how they are engaging with their fans and followers.

10 Questions to Ask When You Design or Redesign a Process

David Finkel | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Here are 10 questions you can use to help you redesign and upgrade your internal company systems.

5 Ways to Encourage Friendly Competition

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Diane Gottsman

If you're an entrepreneur working to make a name for your business, chances are good you're aware of your competition. The challenge is to channel that awareness into positive momentum as you grow your brand. Here are five tips to get started...

How to Make Every Meeting Wildly Productive

Honoree Corder | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Honoree Corder

I've gotten much more effective regarding meetings over the years, and I've identified three ways to help you make every meeting wildly productive and worth having:

Today's Currency, Your List

Doug A. Sandler | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Doug A. Sandler

I can almost guarantee, before reading this post, several times today, you checked out what your friends, followers and connections were doing on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

An Interview With Seth Berkowitz | How the Founder of Insomnia has Revolutionized The College Experience Armed Only With Cookies

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Rajat Bhageria

In his book Zero To One, Peter Thiel says that you should never open a restaurant since you'll just be one fish in a large pond. And that makes sense. You're probably not going to really "change the world" with a restaurant.

Want Results? What Every Small Business Gains From Business Coaching

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 02.19.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Someone who is not as emotionally invested in your business venture can often see your business with greater objectivity. It's good to have a head in the game who can tell you - from an unbiased point of view - how your target audience will respond to your marketing strategies.

How Large Companies Can Leverage Startups to Innovate

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.19.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

While the word "innovation" means different things to different people, our expert panel agreed that startups can help large corporations develop and offer new products, new processes and ultimately cultivate a more innovative mindset.