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Forgexit: Your Business Growth Is About You not the Rest of the World. Own It; Create Your Own universe

Lyndon Wood | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Lyndon Wood

A negative mind set won't see your business moving in the right direction. Depressing yourself with potential ifs and buts will make your business suffer. No-one knows the long-term, or even mid-term, impact of Brexit. If you're a business owner and leader, you should focus on what matters and what is within your control - your actual business.

Do You Have Staying Power?

Kira Callahan | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Kira Callahan

Sales is a long business. It's a marathon, not a sprint. There are 'sprint moments' on the journey (deadlines, targets), but what you've signed up for is not a short-term gig. As long as you're in business, you'll be in sales.

5 PR Crimes Startups Are Guilty Of Committing

Catriona Pollard | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

The startup scene is buzzing with amazing ideas and talent, but the stories of real success are few and far between because you just don't hear about them or they've fallen short of commercialisation as they can't get noticed.

3 Basic Business Behaviors You Learned Growing Up for Successful Businesses

Lisa Colantuono | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Lisa Colantuono

Think back to that very first job you so desperately wanted to get in order to start your career. You most likely tapped into your network of friends and family to see if they had any connections. You certainly answered help wanted ads.

Should You Hire A Virtual Assistant?

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

There comes a time in every successful startup company where you have to outsource work. As a business owner, you know that your time is valuable, and it should be spent doing the important things you excel at.

4 Ways You Didn't Know Your Small Business Can Benefit From Online Auctions

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Charmaine Belonio

It will be wise for small business owners to take advantage of this opportunity and to utilize online auction sites to the benefit of their small business.

Should Your Business Be Active on Social Media?

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

There's no doubt that social media has been a huge game changer for businesses, especially in the last few years. With growing capabilities and knowledge, these companies can help you reach your ideal client, and help you increase your conversions.

3 Businesses That Are Perfect for Moms

John Rampton | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Many moms want to spend more time with their children but don't want to give up their careers. One way to have the best of both worlds is to start a s...

Small Businesses: The Top Seven Resources to Help You Conquer Problems and Grow

Helen Callier | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Helen Callier

Small businesses play an important role in the United States by creating over 50% of the private jobs and by infusing hundreds of millions of dollars ...

The Cure for a Sluggish Economy: More Entrepreneurial and Small Business Support

Frank Islam | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Frank Islam

Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the United States increased by 2.4% in 2015. The Bureau of Economic Analysis' advanced estimate of GDP for the f...

Why Small Businesses and Startups Are Pioneering the Remote Working Revolution

AJ Agrawal | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

The remote working revolution is in full swing and it's showing no signs of stopping. The latest numbers reveal that 67% of companies now allow employ...

Leaked Poll for Chambers of Commerce Shows Business Execs Overwhelmingly Support Raising the Minimum Wage

Mitchell Hirsch | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Mitchell Hirsch

By a margin of 80 to 8, a poll conducted late last year of one thousand business executives who are members of a local, state or national Chamber of Commerce shows overwhelming support for raising the minimum wage.

The Power of Conscious Choice

J V Crum III | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
J V Crum III

Co-authored by Joe Sanok Over the course of a typical day, you make numerous choices in your business and in your everyday life. At the conscious lev...

A Big Way Congress Can Get the IRS Off the Backs of Small Businesses

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Katie Vlietstra

Another year, another tax season, more unjust taxes on the small business community. Despite stepping out of the unemployment line and into a new, job creating small business on Main Street, small business owners could be hit with another unfair tax this year when they file their returns.

Coaches Never Admit 'THIS'

Kaitlyn Stephens | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Kaitlyn Stephens

If you follow other coaches, chances are you've heard a lot of the same messages. They're probably telling you to 'take the leap and quit your 9-to-5'...

There's a New-Old Sheriff in Town: Royalty Financing for Young Ventures

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.23.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Do you remember that story from the early '90s when Arthur Fox pioneered royalty financing as a new form of venture capital? No, me neither. But the fact is that's when we got the first revenue based financing model operating here in the U.S.

How To Make Your Opt-Ins Bring In Thousands Of Ready-To-Buy Clients

Sigrun Gudjonsdottir | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Sigrun Gudjonsdottir

Getting people to opt-in on your list of potential clients is not the easiest thing to do, but with determination and willingness to test and improve ...

How to Obtain Alternative Business Finance for Small Businesses

Allan Smith | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Allan Smith

The inability of small business owners to obtain business loans is well documented. Why banks won't lend and the plight of ailing small business owne...

Creating a Better Business Posture

Kaitlyn Stephens | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Kaitlyn Stephens

"Stop trying so hard to be interesting and get interested." Those are the words that Jim Collins' mentor at the Stanford Business School taught him...

Why Focusing on Your Products and Services Won't Grow Your Business

Amanda Mock | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Amanda Mock

If your business is struggling, then it's easy to look at your offerings and think that they are the reason you aren't making money. Or maybe it's any other wide range of reasons that up to half of the businesses fail in their first year.

Balancing Your Creative Passion With Business Pursuits

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

I know many of you may be balancing a professional career and a part-time business at the same time and it can probably be frustrating at times. Or you may be a creative talent who doesn't really excel in business so you are still operating as a "starving artist."

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.

Confessions of Venture Capitalists: How to Milk a Unicorn

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.

Things to Consider Before Starting Your Own Company

Avelist | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Avelist

Starting a company isn't exactly easy. Here's what you should consider before you jump in...

Why Entrepreneurs Should Use The Strategy Plan Instead of The Business Plan

Yura Bryant | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

What is one of the first things people say you need before going into business? A business plan. The basis of this statement is that the business plan is supposed to be instrumental in guiding your business's path towards continual growth.