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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

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.

Women: A Transformative Force for Socio-Economic Global Good

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

By empowering women and by granting micro-finance loans to open up their business, they can become and play an active role in society, both in their households decision-making and at societal and community level.

5 Major Roadblocks to Successful Project Management (and How to Solve for Them)

Claire Topalian | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Claire Topalian

The list of qualities the perfect project manager absolutely must have is getting more intense every day. But you can't be expected to demonstrate consistent leadership, empathy, pragmatism, and organization if you're working with terrible tools.

Growing Wealth Inequality Could Slow the Promising Growth of Older Entrepreneurship

Christian Weller | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Christian Weller

Entrepreneurship has been thriving among older households, even while it has been declining among younger ones.

4 Reasons Small Businesses Fail

Yura Bryant | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

It can be hard to get an accurate temperature of the small business climate. Some experts will tell you that small businesses are doing quite well; while others will say small business owners are struggling.

Five Things I Love About Having a Strategic Growth Plan for My Small Business

Helen Callier | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Helen Callier

A Leader that works on the business guiding a team to achieve an established vision versus working in the business i.e. hands on in producing a widget or doing the actual hammering. By working on your small business you are in a better position to lead your organization through its mission, goals and strategies.

10 Ways to Keep Your Visitors on Your Website Longer

Mui Tsun | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Mui Tsun

The real challenge is making your visitors stay on your website long enough to find out more about what you have to offer and, even better, come back for more. So, what makes people click the back button? What can you do to make your visitors stay beyond the first few seconds?

The Truth Nobody's Telling You About Entrepreneurship

Tova Payne | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Tova Payne

People want what they want and they want it now--instant gratification sells, even though it doesn't work. The simple truth is: Perseverance is Painful.

Small Businesses: Potential Antidote To Income Inequality -- And You Can Help

Beth Sirull | Posted 06.04.2015 | Small Business
Beth Sirull

Small businesses can carry the weight of rebuilding our economy and fighting income inequality, but whenever possible, let's help lighten their load.

Write Better Blog Headlines & Titles Using Data-Driven Strategies [Infographic]

Jonathan Long | Posted 05.14.2015 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Think about the last blog post you published on your blog -- did you put a lot of thought into writing the title? Don't worry if you didn't, as it's one of the most over looked elements of a blog post.

From Athens To The U.S., This Greek Startup Wants to Make Hiring Easier

The Huffington Post Greece | Despina Trivoli | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

Nikos Moraitakis and Spyros Magiatis established Workable in October 2012. Their aim was to create a software that would relieve the burden small...

Our Conversation on the Challenges and Possibilities of the Next 10 Years

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Arianna Huffington

On Monday night we celebrated HuffPost's 10-year anniversary with a party at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City. And since HuffPost and Goldman Sachs have partnered for nearly three years to spotlight solutions around the world, we had a conversation about what we've learned and what's in store for the next 10 years. Here is a lightly edited transcription of our conversation.

Bringing Customers Inside: What Many Businesses Can Take From Non-Profits

Andrew_Yang | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact

Not too long ago a café, Good and Plenty, abruptly closed in my neighborhood. There wasn't any warning - I just showed up and there was a sign on the door saying "Thank you for supporting us these past years. We have closed."

Business Owners: Be Paranoid, There's Always Someone Ready to Outshine You

Sharon Rowlands | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Sharon Rowlands

How do successful CEOs, presidents and business owners drive systemic change, keep their business model relevant and stay competitive?

5 Tips to Drastically Improve Your Email Marketing

Jonathan Long | Posted 06.23.2015 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Email marketing provides a huge opportunity for business growth when done correctly, so I wanted to put together a list of tips that you can easily adapt to your strategy.

Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be an Entrepreneur

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Small Business
Vivek Wadhwa

The advice I give to today's graduates is to decline the job offers from big companies and instead join promising start-ups. Better still, if they have the ideas and ability, I encourage graduates to start their own companies and be masters of their own destiny.

5 Basic Local SEO Tips for SMBs With No Budget

Jonathan Long | Posted 06.15.2015 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

As a small business owner you know that you must have a website -- but what good does it do if your potential customers can't find you online?

6 Tips to Increase Social Media Shares

Jonathan Long | Posted 05.25.2015 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

You would love if your blog content received more social shares, right? When your content is shared on social media it introduces a new audience to your brand. Social shares are essentially free exposure and advertising for your business -- use these six tips to help increase the number of social shares your blog content receives.

Annoying Clients -- How Do You Get Rid of Them?

Franziska Iseli-Hall | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Franziska Iseli-Hall

If someone sneaks into your tribe who is not a fit, have an open and honest conversation with them (trust your gut on this!).

10 Productivity Hacks Every Small Business Owner Can Benefit From

Jonathan Long | Posted 05.18.2015 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Running a business is not an easy task -- it can be extremely stressful. You need to be as efficient and productive as possible. Here are 10 productivity hacks to help you kick into gear and come out swinging as we enter Q2 of 2015.