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4 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Biz Growth Without Realizing It

Kimberly J. Taylor | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Kimberly J. Taylor

As an entrepreneur, you don't have to worry about the competition sabotaging your business; you may be doing it yourself before they even get a chance to. Here are four ways you're sabotaging your biz growth without realizing it and what you can do to change them.

The Solution To Aging Out Of The Job Market

Jackie Harder | Posted 08.12.2015 | Fifty
Jackie Harder

Aging out of the job market is no fun. Every age has its challenges. The key is to make those challenges work in your favor. How do you do that? Here are a few solutions to aging out of the job market.

The Risk-Free Business Launch

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Tyler Tervooren

A business can be started on the side, and it doesn't have to consume you. You can get what you want without sacrificing your job or your family. Not everything in life has to be a big risk.

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.

How Gratitude Can Super-Charge Your Success

Denise Gosnell | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Denise Gosnell

Your attitude about your life and how much gratitude you show on a daily basis can greatly impact your success. In fact, the more grateful you are for what you already have (however minimal it may be), the faster you can achieve the success that you are looking for.

Overcoming Overwhelm In Your Life and Business As A Leader

Ellevate | Posted 07.22.2015 | Women
Ellevate

I mean, we all know that, if you are not well taken care of... there is no way that you can take care of anyone else -- clients, students, family, friends and customers. Right? Are you wondering what you have to do to get through the storm? I have listed five steps to "overcome the overwhelm."

Successfully Unsuccessfully Funded: How A Failed Kickstarter Helped My Business

Omar Mamoon | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Omar Mamoon

I started DOUGH & CO, my cookie dough business, two-and-a-half years ago. I always had a strong interest and passion for food, and I had saved up some money after working a corporate nine-to-five for several years. The time was ripe, and I was ready to start my own business.

Outsourcing Can Help Your Business Thrive

Adam Aronson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Adam Aronson

Often, those who start a business are looking for a sense of control - mastering their own destiny. They are the ones piling the work onto their plate, taking on added burden where possible. It is sometimes, then, counterintuitive to think about ways to reduce workload and increase efficiencies.

Episode 1 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Alexander Osterwalder and Oren Jacob

Steve Blank | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

The focus of our first segment was on Alexander Osterwalder's Business Model Canvas -- how and why he created it and how startups and large companies are using it to search for repeatable, scalable business models.

Get Exposure for Your Online Startup Using These 5 Resources

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

Startups fail all of the time and a horrible service or product isn't always the reason why. Lack of exposure can kill even the best idea -- simply because nobody knows it exists.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Nellie Akalp | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

There's a lot of discussion these days about the entrepreneurial mindset. But what exactly is it? Is an entrepreneur someone who starts a business? Not exactly. Entrepreneurship is less about a job description and more about a state of mind. It's an attitude that shapes how you live and work.

Hear How the Lean Startup Began -- and Helped One Company Find Success: Episode 2 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Eric Ries and Jon Sebastiani

Steve Blank | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

My guests on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Eric Ries, entrepreneur and author of the New York Times be...

Advice for New Entrepreneurs Starting a Business

Laura Adams | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Laura Adams

"I'm opening up a small business and want to know what financial services, like banking and taxes, you recommend that most people don't consider when starting out. Also, are taxes for companies filed separately from individuals?"

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

4 Key Principles To Become A Mental "Warrior" Of Life And Business With Mark Divine

Jairek Robbins | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Jairek Robbins

Mark Divine epitomizes what human beings are capable of if we can just harness the amazing power of our minds. This "Unbeatable Mind," as he calls it, is the key to mastery in life and business, and ultimately the key to long-term success.

Summer Must-Reads for Successful Business Owners

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

This is my favorite time to get into a good book. When you're in business for yourself, you have the freedom to carve out time in your day to bone up on how to run your business while basking in the shade of your backyard, with the background sounds of your family soaking up summer.

The #1 Secret to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur: FOCUS!

Debbie Frank | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Debbie Frank

Location, location, location . . . yep, that's the success motto in real estate! Most people have heard that location is the #1 factor in real estate investing. Being an entrepreneur is similar where the most important element to success is focus, focus, focus!

Why Sam the "Yes Man" Never Got Paid

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I used to know a guy -- we'll call him Sam -- who always agreed with everything the CEO said or did. He loved the CEO even when she was nasty or very, very wrong. He was a Yes Man. Every organization seems to have at least one.

10 Steps to Start Your Startup

George Vou | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
George Vou

"I'm ready to get started, so now what do I do?" Whether people are coming out of university, work or various competitions, everyone seems to have that same question. Here's my answer in ten little pieces.

So You Think You Can Go Public? (Re)Meet the OTC

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I believe, if you run a modern company, your stock options should be worth money and you should be able to turn around and sell or exercise them. In other words, your company stocks should be able to become your own currency.

How Far in Debt Should Your Business Go?

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Broke. Kaput. Dead. Finished. That is what it feels like when your small business runs out of cash. I would tell you to avoid that from happening, but that's just stupidly obvious. The problem is that if you start a company, it likely will.

Organizational Debt Is Like Technical Debt - But Worse

Steve Blank | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

While technical debt is an understood problem, it turns out startups also accrue another kind of debt -- one that can kill the company even quicker -- organizational debt. Organizational debt is all the people/culture compromises made to "just get it done" in the early stages of a startup.

Is a Startup Right for You?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

There seems to be a lot of buzz right now that talks about why today's college graduates should start their own business or work for a startup when they graduate.

How I Turned A Love Of Fashion Into A $25 Million A Year Business

Linda Lightman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Linda Lightman

I always loved fashion but never really thought about a career in it. Building a business takes dedication and lots of time management. I ran my business entirely from my home for the first five years. As we've grown to over 110 employees, I can honestly say I've done every single job in our organization at some point.

What Are the Biggest Challenges Facing Start-Ups?

Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann

I can say from experience that starting a new business can be as terrifying as it is exciting. This is because, at any given time, a young company can find itself facing a number of obstacles.