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The Business of the Brain on the Internet: The Luxury Effect

Erika Dickstein | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Erika Dickstein

Picture yourself in a store. The store has racks and racks of clothes. Not only are the racks close together, but also the clothes are tightly packed ...

Small Businesses and Credit Unions: For the Good of America

Jim Nussle | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Jim Nussle

Since 1963, U.S. presidents have marked the important role of the country's small businesses by proclaiming a week in May as a time to honor their con...

Stop Feeling Scattered With 5 Steps to Feel more Focused and Excited About Your Business Choices

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Sky Mandala Marcano

Sometimes feeling scattered and confused about business is the very thing that stops us from creating awesome things. Having too many ideas and getting excited all the time is fun and everything but too many ideas can lead to procrastination and overwhelm.

Small Businesses Are A Big Deal -- Here's Why

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business

National Small Business Week is here! From May 1st to 7th, we salute the nation’s outstanding entrepreneurs and small-business owners, and for good ...

Why Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals Matter

Lisa Larter | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Lisa Larter

We reach a certain stage where we may think we're too old, or we're not smart enough, or we're not fast enough, or that we can't or shouldn't do certain things for whatever limiting reason we want to tell ourselves.

8 Free and Cheap Tools Every Web Startup Should Use

Nadya Khoja | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Nadya Khoja

It's not easy to launch a brand new company, especially when you have little to no funding. For so many startups it's important to have access to top ...

The 13 Best Apps to Maximize Your Business Productivity

Larry Kim | Posted 04.28.2016 | Technology
Larry Kim

Lots of apps promise to make you super productive. But what are the best business productivity apps? Here are 13 of my favorites.

3 Ways to Separate Yourself From the Competition With Professional Design

Paula Speights | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Paula Speights

Whether it's your website, brochures, or product packaging -- design will help separate you from the crowd and elevate your brand in the minds of consumers. It's the easiest way to gain an instant, noticeable boost in how people see you.

Best Business Advice From... Mom

Saudia Davis | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Saudia Davis

While we can all appreciate the standard, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all", some nuggets of mom wisdom seem to transcend parenthood and apply just as easily to our entrepreneurial worlds.

Music is The Medicine

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Wilamina Falkenhagen

Women in Work 2016 Introducing Ms April, Allison Davies Imagine you are five years old and it's birthday season. Yours is in three weeks and each wee...

World's Worst Question: What Do You Do?

Dr. Courtney L. Teague | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Dr. Courtney L. Teague

Another day. Another stuffy networking event filled with inquisitive strangers passing out freshly printed business cards. The busy souls want to talk...

The Soulful Economy

Joey Adler | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Joey Adler

Today the millennial generation, which comprises close to 90M people in NA, as well as many baby boomers, is demanding a change in the manner in which they interact with the world around them.

How to Build a Good Startup Team Without Really Trying

Jose Vasquez | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Here's how to attract awesome team members without bending over backward to do it.

Why You Need to Embrace Risk to See Your Business Grow

Lyndon Wood | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Lyndon Wood

From the moment you decided to launch your own business, you will have been met by challenges.

4 Ways to Discourage New Employees

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Poor orientation or on-boarding results in employee burnout and, as a result, a lack of productivity in your small business. What can you do to prevent this problem? Avoid making the following employee on-boarding mistakes.

How to Work the Heck Out of Networking Events like PeriCON

Apryl Beverly | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Apryl Beverly

A conference or any other marketing/networking strategy is only as good as how you leverage the opportunity.

Business Skills You Can Learn From Playing Hay Day

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

My sisters play Hay Day. It's a popular mobile game where you build and manage your own farm. They frequently chat about what they're growing, whose horses are running freely on the roads, and who generously shares their supplies.

Five Major Hurdles You Face in Business Ownership

Melinda Emerson | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Being your own boss can produce a lot of intrinsic rewards, but only after you effectively jump some challenging hurdles. If you are thinking about g...

Your Love For Your Work Should Feel Like a 90s Slow Jam

Amber Hurdle | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Amber Hurdle

So here is the tip of the year to eliminate that big hairy stress ball: When you get super clear on what you do best and how you do it uniquely, there is no competition. There's just a best fit for your businesses and the niche you attract.

Four Tips for Enhancing Your Small Business Brand

Daniel DeMeo | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Daniel DeMeo

Wherever your business is along its growth trajectory, continuing to build your foundation in anticipation of rapid growth or decelerating as it reaches maturity, it's important to consider not only how you expand your workforce, office space or distribution network, but also your brand.

9 Business Travel Hacks Every Guy Already Knows

Gene Marks | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

Are you a guy? Traveling on business? Yeah, join the crowd. There's a lot of us. And while no one's helping us with our bags or offering us seats on t...

Seek Respect, Not Attention. It Lasts Longer

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Margarita Hakobyan

Author Ziad Abdelnour, in his book Economic Warfare, is frequently quoted as saying "Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer." Written in 2011, b...

Top 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2016

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

There is no better time than now to be a chief information officer (CIO). 2016 is the year of the connected customer and an opportunity for CIOs to he...

The Majority of Small Businesses are Going Greener

Yalmaz Siddiqui | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green
Yalmaz Siddiqui

For the first time since Office Depot has had environmental questions in its Small Business Index, over half of Small Businesses (SMBs) in America are...

Creating Content with Organic Growth in Mind

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 04.23.2016 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

Content marketing is a an accumulation of popular marketing trends that have led to a strategic approach for using content as the primary force of bra...