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Three Reasons Companies Are Using Digital Influencers To Grow Their Businesses

Shanicia Boswell | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Shanicia Boswell

Companies are not just using Digital Influencers to grow their businesses, they are paying them....and paying them well.

9 Quick Tips to Win Customer Loyalty and Strengthen Hold in Online Marketing

William Morrow | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
William Morrow

Image Source To win customer loyalty and strengthen hold in online marketing, it is necessary to follow latest marketing strategies that can instantl...

Healthy Inspiration: Being Pumped And Practical

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Inspiration. Motivation. Optimism. While all three can be essential to moving forward, especially for those that are entrepreneurial-minded, it's equally or more important to be aware that inspiration overload without a solid foundation, i.e., an actual plan for success, can be dangerous.

The Entrepreneur's First Step In Launching A Business Is To Stalk Others

Tamara Kleinberg | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business
Tamara Kleinberg

Being an entrepreneurial mind means constantly coming up to gaps. Places where we don't know what to do or how to do it - especially in the beginning.

What Laws Apply to My Small Business? 5 Important Points

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

While there are many laws that apply to businesses of all sizes, others are based on the number of employees you have.

Am I A Phony?

Franziska Iseli-Hall | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business
Franziska Iseli-Hall

"I feel like a total phony" one of my girlfriends uttered as we were catching up over chai tea at a local café. Jo has been running her own accounting business for a few years now and has finally come to realize that she doesn't have to pretend to be someone else.

Five Marketing Tips Every Thrifty Small Business Owner Can Follow to Garner Attention and Engagement

William Morrow | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
William Morrow

Image Source Whether you are a small business owner, a startup or a large conglomerate, marketing has become an essential and integral part of everyda...

Brazil: Gold Medal in Entrepreneurship

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

In July, I've received an invitation to be the speaker as part of State-sponsored U.S. Speaker Program on Entrepreneurship -TechHubs which quickly put me in the "Ambassador of Entrepreneurship" mindset

Meet The Small-Business Owners Growing Employment In America

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business

As a child growing up in the Bahamas, Rhys Powell would climb trees in his neighborhood with his cousins and eat the fruit plucked from the leafy bran...

Distinct Personal Styles of 10 Highly Successful Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

Jonathan Long | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

Think of how many athletes, celebrities and public figures you can name that have a very distinct style. Their style of dress plays a major role in making them who they are. Successful entrepreneurs are no different.

5 Steps To Analyze Risk In Your Business

Jason Olsen | Posted 08.14.2016 | Business
Jason Olsen

Take some time to thoughtfully evaluate the risk you face, and understand, again, that risk is an inherent part of business.

Only 15% of Companies Have Advanced Marketing Capabilities

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.15.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Digital transformation in marketing is simply the application of information and technology to bolster marketer's performance. The marketing technolog...

You Don't Need a Website Before You Start Your Business -- How This Web Designer Made it Happen

Vicky Law | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
Vicky Law

A website will give your business value, a chance to communicate with your target audience and showcase your products and services. That's probably the reason why the desire to have a website is almost like second nature for entrepreneurs, especially online entrepreneurs.

Fintech Lending is Bringing Back Small Biz Financing

Mike McDerment | Posted 08.11.2016 | Technology
Mike McDerment

A new period of small business financing is here and it's by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. After years of traditional lenders overlooking emerging...

Why I Don't Want to Grow My Business

Anna Sabino | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Anna Sabino

Yes, that's right, you read it correctly. I stopped caring how arrogant or controversial I sound. This is what I want, or rather what I don't want. I'm a woman entrepreneur and since the start of my jewelry brand Lucid New York in 2004, I've been constantly offered unasked for advice on how I can grow my business.

18 Questions With KArima 'KAramel' Mckenzie-Thomas

Katyan Roach | Posted 08.11.2016 | Black Voices
Katyan Roach

As up and coming entrepreneurs, we all have moments of self doubt and although we know that the road to success can be rocky, we sometimes need that o...

Life Coach Certification: Here's How to Find the Best Programs

Victoria Yore | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Victoria Yore

Once considered obscure and esoteric, life coaching has finally made it to the mainstream. More and more people are seeking out life coaches to help guide them through their life's toughest decisions. Whether you are going through a career change, having trouble balancing your work and personal life, or just want to feel more confident, any major improvement you want to make could be made easier and more authentically if tackled alongside a trusted life coach.

For a More Creative Brain, Follow These 5 Steps

James Clear | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Nearly all great ideas follow a similar creative process and this articles explains how this process works. Understanding this is important because cr...

The Most Important Meeting No One's Having

Alex Charfen | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Alex Charfen

I'm referring to what's called the Daily Huddle, and it's one of the most effective tools for building and reinforcing culture that a manager can have. This group meeting creates connection and alignment through consistent sharing of key metrics, accomplishments, goals and organizational direction.

When Our Dreams Become Reality

Kelly Benamati | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kelly Benamati

We all have dreams and aspirations of being someone we are currently not! We hardly ever really learn to live in the quality of the moment and enjoy ...

How To Grow Your Small Business As A Professional Voice Talent

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 08.08.2016 | Entertainment
Kate McClanaghan

Voiceover is a start-up business, just like any business. It requires attention to detail on a variety of fronts: in your performance, in the production and marketing of your demo, in your pursuit of representation, and so on.

There Is No Freedom Living In a State Of Fear

Charmaine Carraway | Posted 08.05.2016 | Women
Charmaine Carraway

We often see freedom as one's ability to move freely. However, we should consider the true essence of FREEDOM! Living in a free society, I once thought that I was able to do as I pleased, live as I pleased and say what I pleased, as long as I did not infringe on others. I have come to the realization that true freedom, is the ability to live without fear.

'One more thing' I Learned From 10 Years of PR at Apple

Cameron Craig | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Cameron Craig

I've also received many requests for more learnings from my time on Apple's PR team. Rather than respond one-on-one, I thought I'd pay tribute to Steve Jobs and his famous keynote line "one more thing..." and offer up one or two more.

5 Signs You're Standing In The Way of Your Own Business's Success

Nellie Akalp | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Nellie Akalp

As entrepreneurs, we face many challenges as we start and grow our businesses. Funding uncertainties, competitive pressures, economic downturns, and more put a multitude of obstacles in our paths. But sometimes, the most difficult roadblock hindering our success is ourselves. Could you be standing in the way of your business achieving its full potential? If you exhibit any of the below characteristics, you are likely thwarting your ability to improve and grow your business.

Should Your Company Pokémon Go Or Go Home?

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
Josh Gershonowicz

While your brand might not have the financial resources to partner with the game, that doesn't mean you can't incorporate it into your marketing strategy. In fact, you would be foolish to not at least consider the possibility.