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7 Social Media Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

Syed Balkhi | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Syed Balkhi

Social media is an amazing avenue for promoting your business, for building your network, and for learning... but it's also easy to make mistakes that cost you time, money, and customers.

Do You Know How to Create the Perfect Content Strategy? Kimanzi Constable Is Killing It.

Ramon Nuez | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Why does this strategy work, because you are writing for an audience of business owners, entrepreneurs and influencers. These individuals are thirsty for mind-blowing articles, and if you are the author of the article, that business owner may ask you to share your article with his company.

What Obama's Overtime Reform Means for Small Businesses

Marc Prosser | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Marc Prosser

The whole point of the overtime reform is to help employees, especially those that are overworked. The idea is that they will either get paid for the overtime they work or have their overtime hours cut so they have a better quality of life.

How to Create a Website That Sells

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

When it comes to creating a successful website, small businesses tend to overlook the importance of having one. They believe a well performing website is too expensive to support and design, so they choose to go the cheap route.

E-Commerce Horror Stories: Halloween Edition Part 1

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

The leaves are turning and sweaters are coming out -- fall has finally arrived! We have reached the season of bonfires, apple cider, trick or treating and spooky stories. Not to mention the kick off of the holiday season.

Need More Women in Technology? Enough Talk, Do Something About IT!

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.09.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

I have participated in CIO thought leadership panels with all four extraordinary CIOs named above, including recent collaboration with Diane Doersch. Diane is a brilliant technologist and digital change agent. She is also a passionate advocate for women in technology.

The Importance of Learning to Fail Gracefully

Saudia Davis | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Saudia Davis

One of my favorite quotes comes from the great female entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey: "Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failing is another stepping stone to greatness."

5 Email Marketing Tips for Beginners | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business

Nowadays, we all know that establishing an online presence is vital when it comes to maintaining a successful business. Whether you opt to develop your brand on your website or social media, one aspect of marketing that you may not be using is email marketing.

5 Ways To Overcome Self-Sabotaging Tendencies

Shauna Mackenzie | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Shauna Mackenzie

Eventually, you're going to have to make the leap. It's better to do it quick, like ripping a band aid. It is my personal belief that people are rewarded when they take the risk to put themselves out there. Blind faith comes with the territory of being an entrepreneur.

Congress Passed A Bill To Change Obamacare. What Happened Next Will Amaze You

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed a bill into law Wednesday, which is pretty boring in and of itself. The legislation is kind of boring, to...

Balancing Your Creative Passion With Business Pursuits

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

I know many of you may be balancing a professional career and a part-time business at the same time and it can probably be frustrating at times. Or you may be a creative talent who doesn't really excel in business so you are still operating as a "starving artist."

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Prevent Burnout

Smita Singh | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Smita Singh

You don't have to burn out to use these simple secrets in your life today. As they they prevention is better than cure, use these in your life and business and you will see a huge difference. And of course don't forget to get some "me" time.

How to Prep Your Business for Its Big Opening

Melinda Emerson | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

You've put in the blood, sweat, and tears to prep your business, and now the big Opening Day is around the corner. Make sure you tackle each of these ...

Business and Progressives Allied: Politics and Pocketbooks

Mike Lux | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

Progressives must strongly support policies that help small business and new companies, both politically and with our pocketbooks. We can't lessen income inequality, and we can't change the top 1 percent orientation of our politics, without having a vital and growing high road business sector.

Why Every Start-Up Needs A Pair of Pom Poms

Charlotte Moore | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Charlotte Moore

What was it that finally made you start your own business? Perhaps you couldn't stand another thankless day in your old job, or you were inspired by the success of other entrepreneurs, or just felt brave enough to finally take the leap. No matter the reason, once you've done it, there's no need to go it alone.

4 Reasons Your Small Business Needs to Be Online

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Small business owners typically make the mistake of keeping their business small. What I mean by this is that they think small and operate small and t...

5 Steps to Create an Online Business That Generates $1 Million Annually

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

The Internet is an extremely powerful platform that allows entrepreneurs to reach a worldwide audience. The right concept paired with the right marketing can lead to explosive growth and revenue. When asked about revenue goals, a large majority of startup founders will say, "We want to hit $1 million in revenue."

7 Lessons Your Small Business Can Learn From the Republican Primary Websites

Erika Dickstein | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Erika Dickstein

Bet you didn't think you could learn anything (aside from which candidates want which of their family members on the $10 bill) from the Republican Party's presidential primary race. I thought this too until I started perusing the candidates' websites and realized that small business owners can learn a lot from how political candidates lay out their campaign websites.

10 Things I Learned Starting My First Side Business As a Work at Home Mom

Janet Miller | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Janet Miller

Before my son was born I was in awe of the idea of work at home moms (WAHMS). They had the best of both worlds, being with their families and still having a career. It sounded really simple to me. Then I tried it for myself and soon discovered that the dream lifestyle could easily become a nightmare!

Are Tech Startups Losing Their Charm?

Liz Kaydanovsky | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Liz Kaydanovsky

"Tech" and "startup" are popular buzzwords. Use them together, and you've got literary "synergy," the crowned king of buzzwords. These words are like fuel to a flaming conversation, blazing with interest and hype.

How Dan Tocchini, CEO The Grid, Is Rethinking Website Development. I Love His First Answer.

Ramon Nuez | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Dan Tocchini is the founder and CEO of The Grid where he gets a lot of mentorship from D3 AKA, Daniel the 3rd, his dad. You might find that having y...

3 Reasons Wantrepreneurs Fail at Entrepreneurship

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.03.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Being an entrepreneur is a fascination many wantrepreneurs want to be included within. They see all the attention and glamour and lustfully want to be included in all the celebration. What they don't see is the long process of work that goes into building your entrepreneurial foundation.

Trump's Tax Plan Is Justice for Small Businesses

Jamil Bouchareb | Posted 10.02.2015 | Small Business
Jamil Bouchareb

There's no doubt that Trump understands business, and he also knows that small businesses are creating a hefty amount of jobs. These high taxes are killing small businesses and making it hard for them to flourish.

From Healthcare to Taxes: The 2016 Elections and its Impact on Small Business

Jamie Sutherland | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Jamie Sutherland

Small businesses need the right mix of leadership, policy and support to thrive. There are about 28 million small businesses spread across America, each with its own set of agendas and priorities, so it is almost impossible to lump them all into the same bucket.

Moving On Up

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Oh boy, we are moving the company. This will be a major deal. After 14 years we have completely outgrown our facility.