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The Beauty of Being Small

Tamara Holder | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Tamara Holder

I blinked in disbelief. What do you mean 95% of business fail within the first 2 years? It can't be! This shocking statistic was shared with me during a recent job interview. Besides the fact that I was floored, a deep gloom came over me.

Your HR Scorecard: Grading Your HR Pillar on the 9 Most Important Variables

David Finkel | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
David Finkel

I want to let you in on a business coaching secret - simple scorecards not only give you meaningful feedback, but more importantly, they automatically...

How a Solar Company Climbed off the Cliff's Edge and Found New Ways to Scale

Verne Harnish | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Verne Harnish

EthoSolar, a fast-growing commercial and residential solar developer, had a sticky situation to resolve. The company had retained an outside group to perform some sales functions. That group had asked them to change the way it marketed its offers to customers.

How Your Health Affects Your Business

Yura Bryant | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Your health is your wealth. Your business's success is dependent on you operating at a consistent high level. Properly take care of yourself so that you can build a successful business that takes great care of you.

A Simple 9-Variable Scorecard to Rate Your Company's Sales/Marketing Pillar

David Finkel | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
David Finkel

I want to let you in on a business coaching secret - simple scorecards not only give you meaningful feedback, but more importantly, they automatically...

5 Reasons Why Coaching Is Essential to Business Success

Lauren O. Victoria | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Lauren O. Victoria

It crossed my mind that I've not just hired one coach this year, but four. Four business coaches. I have a coach for DIY PR, brand building, marketin...

3 Basic Mistakes Small Business Owners Make That Impact Revenue

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Shanita Hubbard

If you're a small business owner chances are you spend several hours per week developing strategies that will increase revenue. You're pouring in tons of hard work. I GET it.

Why I Let Go of My Thriving Business and Chose My Priority

Smita Singh | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Smita Singh

In every successful small business owners life there comes a point when they need to decide if they want to expand and turn their small business into a mid size business or if they want to stay a small business. When I had to make that decision, I decided to let go instead.

7 Things We All Hate About Performance Reviews

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

The performance review--it's a good way to help people understand where they're at, but at the same time, many employers do them so badly that everyone ends up hating them. Here are seven common blunders that we all hate.

How Mentoring Will Help You Perform

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Increasingly now in the Information Age, when we want answers we can find them everywhere. Online we find expert videos, blogs, articles and white papers, and offline there are books, newsletters and magazines.

The 5-Step Process for Implementing a Companywide Mentoring Program

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

When done properly, mentoring is an effective leadership development tool that can increase employee retention and engagement. The mark of a true leader is measured by his or her ability to create more leaders. If you invest in your employees, they will invest in your company.

The Benefits of Accessing Your Desktop From the Cloud

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Ashley Wren Collins

Modern business is about ease, efficiency, and convenience. Your clients want to know they are being taken care of immediately, while your emp...

Are Machines Taking Over?

Alex Pirouz | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Alex Pirouz

As the industrial revolution makes way for the digital revolution, with machines performing ever more complex tasks and online platforms replacing bricks and mortar businesses, more and more jobs in today's economy will begin to disappear.

4 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Entrepreneurial Game

John Bowen | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
John Bowen

When you consider all of the feats you need to accomplish on any given day, you realize you're not simply an entrepreneur -- you're an entrepreneur athlete. As with any great athlete, the key to success is the right training regimen.

Three Ways to Build Creativity Into Your Business

Becs Miller | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Becs Miller

Creativity is such a loaded word, and one we see bandied around a lot as a way to get in touch with the soul, boost our businesses, express ourselves. But what, gasp, if we just don't feel creative? How do we build this into our business?

The Importance of Finding the Right Mentor

Nellie Akalp | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

If there's one thing I've learned over my career as an entrepreneur it's that good things are rarely accomplished alone. Success often hinges on getting the right advice or support from the right people.

The 4 Keys to Conscious Entrepreneur Health

J V Crum III | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
J V Crum III

THE 4 KEYS TO CONSCIOUS ENTREPRENEUR HEALTH If you want to make an important contribution to our world and achieve financial success, then you...

The Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In my new book An Entrepreneur's Manifesto, I have proposed an Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights, modeled on the great amendments to our Constitutio...

Connecting With Influencers to Grow Your Small Business

Yura Bryant | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Business is all about taking the risk to pursue an opportunity that can potentially reward you handsomely with a sizable financial return. While other small businesses are playing it small with their marketing efforts, are you willing to play it big in order to produce big results?

The 4 Factors that Small Business Lenders Care About Most

Jared Hecht | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Jared Hecht

Launching or growing a small business involves a lot of moving parts that all require tracking. Along with keeping your customers happy, you're busy managing expenses, dealing with logistical requirements, coordinating employees, and much more.

5 Stages of the Human Resources Life Cycle in Need of Improvement

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Like many other areas of life and business, human resources has a unique life cycle. However, instead of focusing on the biological aspects of development, the HR life cycle involves the stages employees go through and the role HR takes on during those stages.

The #1 Number to Know For Small Businesses Seeking Financing

Jim Salters | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Jim Salters

Many small business owners begin their search for capital by seeking out financing options. However, they might be skipping an important step: knowing their business' credit score.

Connect Your Way to Business Growth Through Social Media

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Charles Dickens must have been thinking of social media when he so eloquently said, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

When It's Time to Ignore Your Boss

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

When your boss is not looking out for your best interests or the company's, it is time to go "transparent rogue" -- and do the right thing.

A Simple 6-Item Scorecard to Rate Your Company's Operations Pillar

David Finkel | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
David Finkel

I want to let you in on a business coaching secret - simple scorecards not only give you meaningful feedback, but more importantly, they automatically...