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If It Don't Make Dollars.....It Don't Make Sense: Succeeding in Small Business

Calvalyn Day | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Calvalyn Day

Most women start businesses for one of three reasons. More money. More time and control. More creativity. Notice I did NOT say more sales. Nope, ...

How Positive Reflection Changed My Life and Business

Jo Muirhead | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jo Muirhead

And whenever you are feeling down and need a pick me up, every time something doesn't go to plan, every time you receive bad feedback or a negative response - open up your very own journal and reflect on all the positives. That is what will inspire you. Motivate you. And push you further than you have ever been.

8 Experts Share Their Past Marketing Mistakes With the World

Zak Mustapha | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Zak Mustapha

And you wouldn't be here if you didn't want to avoid those mistakes.

Entrepreneurial Hustle: Limitless Driver of Global Prosperity

Javier Saade | Posted 05.21.2016 | Technology
Javier Saade

This blog first appeared on Medium and its Global Entrepreneurship Summit section. Hola, me llamo Javier. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and no...

12 Ways to Repurpose Your Best Business Content

Dequiana Jackson | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Dequiana Jackson

Let's say you just conducted a one-hour teleseminar. It got great reviews from all who attended. You post up the replay for those who couldn't make it and move on to something else. No! Reuse that content instead. Here are 12 ways you can do it

Measure What Matters

Lisa Larter | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Lisa Larter

We don't always measure what matters, let me give you an example... A while back I was a size 10 creeping towards a size 12, but I became ill and had...

High Performing CMO's Outpace Direct Competitors by 96X

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Vala Afshar

New marketing research from Salesforce shows that high performing marketing organizations are 96X more likely to rate the performance of their busines...

The Small Business Administration - What's Not to Love?

Dean Sioukas | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Dean Sioukas

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent part of the United States Government and each and every small business owner in America shou...

Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do with a Client Who Makes Mistakes

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

I began thinking about dealing with impossible or difficult clients after my own nightmare in working with a client who kept making mistakes, resulting in the client and her family spending hours correcting these mistakes, and then correcting these corrections.

How to Best Market on Facebook for Free

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Josh Gershonowicz

A dozen years into its remarkable run, Facebook continues to amaze. Once restricted to college kids for the primary uses of picking up girls, sharing political views and "poking" their friends, the social media platform is now available to people of all ages, all over the world.

How to Avoid Becoming a Workaholic In Your Business

John Rampton | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
John Rampton

When you're starting a business it's very easy to fall into some bad habits pretty quickly. Some of these bad habits include taking whatever you can get, working 24/7 and forgetting that you have a life outside of your business. Another bad habit is becoming a complete workaholic.

Why Small Businesses Should Use Facebook Advertising

Matthew Tyson | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Matthew Tyson

When it comes to marketing, there are two things we know for sure.

Be a Job Creator, and Not a Job Seeker

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Jane D. Wurwand

Let's not trivialize that pathway to economic security, let's not frown upon it from an elitist view of the four year college gold standard. Let's fund skill set training, support the small business entrepreneurs on our Main Street and revive the memories of what built opportunity for so many.

Five Things No One Told You About Being a Small Business Owner

Daniel DeMeo | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Daniel DeMeo

Congratulations! You've taken the leap to follow your bliss and find happiness and wealth as an entrepreneur. That's how the story goes, anyway. The reality is often very different. Even if you achieve your goals, the entrepreneurial path is hard.

More VCs Need To Wake Up And Smell The Freelancers

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology
Rishon Blumberg

Coauthor Michael Solomon There is a new trend emerging in the VC community, that's been a long time coming. As the fulltime technology talent dearth ...

Purpose and Passion: The Pillars of Small Business Success

David L. Brown | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
David L. Brown

This month, I was honored to deliver the keynote speech at the 24th Annual Small Business Small Business Celebration for the Jacksonville area. I love...

Being a small business is an opportunity, not an excuse!

Swati Joshi | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Swati Joshi

Being the owner of a small business myself, I deeply empathize with my peers who are going through the many challenges this journey has to offer. Howe...

How To Improve Business Performance With Account-Based Marketing

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

According to Gartner's 2016 CMO spend survey, converting leads to sales ranked second to innovation as the top area where senior management's expectat...

How to Generate Direct Sales on Instagram

Melinda Emerson | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Your channels for selling products are growing beyond your website and amazon store. Social media sites -- particularly Instagram and even Facebook-- ...

4 Important Questions to Ask Before Opening a Franchise

NerdWallet | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business

By Jackie Zimmermann Opening a franchise is a tempting approach to entrepreneurship. You get a playbook and an established brand, and the franchising...

In The Absence of a Destination for Your Small Business...

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

I live in Los Angeles. No one, I mean no one gets into their car without a clearly defined purpose, destination, and directions - or at a minimum, Goo...

How to Grow a Thriving Facebook Group

Haley Lynn Gray | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Haley Lynn Gray

Building a Facebook Group is a relatively new way to grow your business. Build it from the ground up, attract groups of your ideal clients, bunch them together, get them talking, and then sell to them.

The VC Paradox: Too Good to Fund

David Glickman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
David Glickman

Ironically, because I run a prosperous, self-funded hundred-million dollar operation, VCs keep telling me that a new startup our team just launched shouldn't require outside funding.

Is It Really So Hard To Shop Local?

Laurie Levy | Posted 05.17.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I'm lazy. I hate shopping. And, I'm generally pretty busy. So when I need food, I usually go to the closest chain grocery store. When I need "stuff," it's so much easier to go to Target. It's only when I give gifts that I hit the small stores in my community looking for something unique.

The Best Startup Financing Options Outside of the VCs

Jared Hecht | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Jared Hecht

You're looking to finance a new business venture, but for one reason or another seeking venture capital just isn't right for you. Maybe you want to ma...