Very often, business owners, managers, entrepreneurs and C-level people will be so focused on business, they forget about the impact of the proper use of social skills. The results can get ugly and lead to lost business, an irritated customer and failed opportunity.
Spurred on by powerful multinational corporations and aided by their corporate lobbyists, the administration wants Congress to sign a blank check for yet another "free trade" deal, with the same inadequate safeguards as previous failed deals.
When your business goes the extra mile in taking care of customer needs effectively and efficiently, you instantly create a loyal customer willing to bring you return business.
In an effort to reverse engineer BuzzFeed's winning formula for viral content, here's what you can do with your content; based on the 'BuzzFeed Model.'
If you haven't yet heard about the "Wall of Maturities" in the commercial mortgage market, you will soon. Between now and 2017, more than $300 billion in commercial real estate loans will mature and need to be refinanced.
I recently wrote about how switching gears could save your small business and realized something while writing -- sometimes entrepreneurs need to educate a market, and not change a product.
When was the last time you've received a negative, hurtful comment on your blog, article or even your Facebook post?
When addressing the reasons that drive people to open a small business, it seems that we've always assumed women, specifically, leave corporate America to achieve a better work-life balance. A new survey of 300 women business owners (WBOs) suggests differently.
In 1963, President Kennedy proclaimed the first National Small Business Week to honor our nation's entrepreneurs whose innovative spirit and hard work helped make our country great. For more than 50 years, we've carried on the tradition of celebrating small businesses, and for good reason.
Complicated laws and changing regulations can be overwhelming and require a bit of work for business owners to make sure that they are legally compliant. While spring cleaning may only happen once a year, those who own a small business should keep up-to-date on legal regulations year-round.
We measure our success by the revenue and employment achieved by the startups we fund, and other funding milestones along the way. Since 2006, NC IDEA has provided over $3.7 million dollars to 93 startups in North Carolina.
When Kara Goldin started putting fruit in her water 10 years ago, she had no idea that she had stumbled upon a business idea that would eventually lead to the creation of a new category in the beverage industry, grow to a 40 million dollar company, and help her lose over 25 pounds in the process.
Here's what you need to know about your legal responsibilities and how you can keep your workplace safe, efficient, and accommodating.
To get the best information possible, we interviewed a variety of small business owners/business plan experts. Here are the 5 common business plan pitfalls they identified and what they had to say about avoiding them.
Even though language is a barrier, you have to believe in what you're good at and what you're capable of. Your clients will believe in you.
The influence of others, competitive or not, can help you, he stressed. The attention alone breeds credibility for your ideas, and can drive you to be your best.
As entrepreneurs, we understand the power of connection -- how building meaningful relationships can result in huge and sometimes unexpected wins for our businesses. We've all had that experience.