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The New Age of Freelancing: Why It Is Now a Legitimate Option and How It Can Give Your Company the Edge

Evin Joseph | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Evin Joseph

Credit: Creative Commons Internet Association by Fremont, CA Small Business Crawl (Irvington District). Protected under the CC BY license. Freelanc...

6 Things That Will Absolutely, Positively Happen To Your Business In 2016

Gene Marks | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Gene Marks

Small business owners like me don't want guesses. We want certainty. So I'm not going to make predictions for next year. I'm going to list 6 things that are definitely, absolutely, guaranteed going to happen next year.

#GivingBack and Thriving in a Big Way

Angela Schonberg | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Angela Schonberg

Karissa Bodnar, is the Founder and President of Thrive Causemetics and fellow University of Washington alumnus. While in college she set a goal to start her own company that served a greater purpose than just generating a profit and in 2014 she did just that.

2016 - The Year of Connected Customer

Vala Afshar | Posted 12.18.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

We are at the beginning of the connected customer revolution. The rise of the connected customer is driven by revolutions in technology - cloud, mobil...

Trigger Business Growth by Coming Out of the Closet

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Do you remember the old MasterCard commercials? They compared the cost of different aspects of an activity to something that is priceless. It went s...

For 2016, 5 Small Businesses Women Can Start Fast

NerdWallet | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business

A bonus of becoming an entrepreneur is the potential for a welcome lifestyle change. "Attorneys who want to work more flexible schedules can offer their legal consulting services to business owners."

Think Big: Developing a Culture of MACROmanagement

Matt Rissell | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Matt Rissell

Take a moment, if you will, to think about your favorite managers. What did you love about them? What was it about their leadership style that inspired and motivated you to do your best work? Could it be that these managers understood the difference between managing a project and managing people?

How Joey Groh, Director of Creative Design at Phase2, Is re-Framing The Problem. Read His Answer To #6

Ramon Nuez | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

You don't know where this amazingly unpredictable journey called life will take you. But one thing is certain that if you don't take control of your environment, it will control you.

How to Harness Employee Knowledge at Your Company

Kenny Kline | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Kenny Kline

As a business owner or manager, you want to encourage your staff to share their knowledge with their colleagues. When they come up with innovative and creative ways to perform old tasks, you would rather they shared it with their peers than keep it to themselves.

Here's Why You Should Collect Email Addresses

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Josh Gershonowicz

As a marketer, you should never tune out new ways to generate business leads. The moment you become complacent about your advertising is the moment your business starts dying.

Employee Recruitment Strategies: How to Attract (and Retain) Top Talent

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

If you've ever tried to recruit a new employee for your small business, you know how challenging the process can be.

Save Your Ecommerce Business With One Upgrade

Allen Burt | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Allen Burt

A common struggle for ecommerce owners is pinpointing the areas where their current ecommerce website is wasting their money. In the majority of our clients this boils down to their use of a legacy platform.

From Miami to Mumbai: What Makes Cities Competitive?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Marcelo Giugale

What do cities that succeeded have in common? What have they done right? And what do they still need to do to stay on top?

Holiday Office Parties -- Naughty or Nice?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

The holidays are upon us--'tis the season for cheer. Holiday office parties are a great way to get your employees together, have a little fun, and celebrate the season. But they can also be detrimental to your small business HR efforts.

The 8 Biggest Mistakes New Business Owners Make

Jared Hecht | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Jared Hecht

While you'll no doubt take your own missteps and learn your own tough lessons in the journey of entrepreneurship, maybe a few words of warning will help you to avoid these eight biggest mistakes.

Small Business Owners: Don't Get Lost in the Paperwork

Jim Salters | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Jim Salters

As the peak of the holiday season approaches, many small businesses will be seeking an injection of capital. This is a busy time for many business owners who need to account for an increase in sales.

Gabrielle Denman: The Businesswoman Driven by the Question, 'What Would I Want My Kids to Do?'

Sarah Cannata | Posted 12.15.2015 | Women
Sarah Cannata

'What would I want my kids to do?' It's a question that has driven the founder of Brilliant Business Minds, Gabrielle Denman, through some of the lo...

How Can Your Small Business Integrate Customer Reviews on Your Marketing?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Posting a response with the company's steps to fix the mistake or satisfy the customer's wishes can show people that you are willing to make good and offer the best quality product or service you can.

3 Tips for Getting a Business Loan When Your Credit Score Stinks

NerdWallet | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business

If you need to borrow money to buy a house or a car, a FICO score of 500 probably spells bad news. But if you need a small-business loan, a suboptimal personal credit score isn't necessarily a deal-breaker.

Free isn't Always Better: When to Spend Money on Marketing

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Marketing plays a pivotal role in forwarding your product or service once you bring it to the market, but it can turn out to be an expensive strategy to follow.

Own a Business? Then These Are 5 Reasons Why You Hate the Holidays

Gene Marks | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Gene Marks

Seasons greetings. Peace on earth. Goodwill to all men. Yeah, yeah. The holiday season certainly has its good parts. Elf. Eggnog. Days off. Charlie ...

5 Things You Should Know Before Hiring Your First Employee

Daniel Scalco | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Daniel Scalco

First time business owners tend to have difficulty transitioning from a solopreneur to an entrepreneur. Whether it's fear of having enough funds to ...

Wealthy Woman Tip: How to Create a Financial Legacy

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

Let me tell you a story. My Mimi (grandmother) lived to be 95 years old. She's my favorite lady who ever lived - the type to travel all over the c...

In 2016 Save Your Bottom Line Hiring Teleworkers

Leigh Searl | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Leigh Searl

We are living in an era of downsizing. We constantly look to find ways to downsize, save money and save time. From the number of employees on staff...

Gratitude's 10 Proven Results on Business Growth

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

I love science. It's one thing to say that "something" creates results, but when scientific studies verify its existence, I get downright giddy! Th...