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Josh Patrick

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What I've Learned About Putting Profits First

Josh Patrick | July 28, 2014 | Small Business
I've written many times about why profits are more important than growth. It's funny how the people who respond negatively to these posts are advisors or people who used to be in business.
Philip K. Howard

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The Dawn of a New Political Narrative?

Philip K. Howard | July 28, 2014 | Politics
Perhaps this is the dawn of a new political narrative. The current fault lines don't get us anywhere, with Tea Party conservatives attacking the very idea of government, and liberals defending the virtuous aims of government without coming to grips with their pervasive semi-failures.
Sandy Smith

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Life Balance: Include Time for Play

Sandy Smith | July 28, 2014 | Business
Stress is like a violin. If the strings are too loose we get no music. If they are too tight the strings will break. We must all find the right balance between work and our personal life.
Jeff DeGraff

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Innovation Starts in Dark Places

Jeff DeGraff | July 28, 2014 | Business
Why does innovation often start in dark places? When you're working in the fringes, the normal risks and rewards associated with radical change suddenly become different: you have a lot less to lose, but you can also gain a lot more.
Startup Weekend

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7 Tips for Getting into a Silicon Valley Accelerator

Startup Weekend | July 28, 2014 | Small Business
By Lloyed Lobo Over the past year I've been running the Startup Next Pre-accelerator in SF, which is a 5-week program by UP Global and Google for Entrepreneurs that helps early startups prepare for an accelerator (or simply crash) by validating their...
Sramana Mitra

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Entrepreneur Dysfunctions in Cartoons: Pipe Dreams

Sramana Mitra | July 28, 2014 | Small Business
Honestly, this comic strip is based verbatim on my personal experience! As you know, I anchor the 1M/1M Free Mentoring Roundtables weekly. After close to 225 sessions, I am astounded at the level of unrealistic expectations and pipe dreams that...
John Gagnon

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7 Things Godzilla Can Teach us About Search Advertising

John Gagnon | July 28, 2014 | Small Business
Digital marketing can be overwhelming if you've never stepped onto that stage before. The same is true of Godzilla -- so huge! So unpredictable! So impossible to understand!
Jose Vasquez

6 Scary Questions You'll Have to Face When You Start Your Own Business

Jose Vasquez | July 28, 2014 | Small Business
Before you start building your dream company, you'll need to face these six difficult questions.
John Phillips

10 Things Every Young Entrepreneur Should Do to Stay Healthy, Fit And Productive

John Phillips | July 28, 2014 | Small Business
Don't find yourself 10 years down the road burnt out, unhealthy and unhappy.
Alex Charfen

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Beat Procrastination Before It Beats You

Alex Charfen | July 28, 2014 | Small Business
So why is it that not even the entrepreneur is immune to procrastination?
David Ingham

Home-based Business Success and Not Quitting

David Ingham | July 25, 2014 | Small Business
The flip side of desperation can come through the way you write, the way you do your videos and this can come through as desperate. So just be aware of that and push through the desperation phase.
Yun-Fang Juan

How to Find a Business Mentor

Yun-Fang Juan | July 25, 2014 | Small Business
Quite a few entrepreneurs have asked Fundastic how they can find a business mentor to help them through the journey of creating a successful company. The answer is surprisingly simple!
Young Entrepreneur Council

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11 Things Today's Entrepreneurs Need More Support With

Young Entrepreneur Council | July 28, 2014 | Small Business
The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) , an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective , a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. A. Mentoring
Shawn Askinosie

Thinking About Following Your Dream? Just Double Up on Your Lexapro (Part 2)

Shawn Askinosie | July 25, 2014 | Impact
When I told my wife, Caron, that I wanted to start a chocolate factory and quit my law practice she looked at me calmly, lovingly and asked, "Can't you just double up on your Lexapro?" "No," I said "it's not that simple.
Christopher Lester

7 Stats That Prove Email Is Here to Stay (And Power Your Business)

Christopher Lester | July 25, 2014 | Small Business
These 7 stats can help any business embrace the power of modern email marketing and make more meaningful connections in the inbox.
Karen Miller

5 Tips to Make Overworked Employees Feel Valued

Karen Miller | July 25, 2014 | Business
When long hours can't be avoided, here are five impactful tips that can make your employees feel valued and comfortable when putting in extra hours.
Tom Doctoroff

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Brave New Marketing World: From Chaos to Order

Tom Doctoroff | July 25, 2014 | Business
The digital revolution has intensified the clash between the top-down and bottom-up brand-building models: the former is fueled by clarity of message, which is articulated by the manufacturer; the latter is unpredictable, on the street, of and for the people.
Dr. Peggy Drexler

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Are Workplace Bullies Rewarded for Their Behavior?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | July 25, 2014 | Business
Bullying behavior (especially if such behavior seems to be rewarded) can encourage non-bullies, or victims, to take up abusive behavior themselves. In this way, the act of bullying by one individual can impact an entire company by fostering behavior that trickles down the entire organizational ladder.
Seamas Egan

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year... To Plan and Test Holiday Marketing Strategies

Seamas Egan | July 25, 2014 | Business
Ho ho hope I'm not getting your tinsel in a tangle by talking about holiday marketing strategies in the summer, but savvy marketers need to know that by planning today, you could earn a serious seasonal revenue payday.
Terri Wallin

Who Owns the Culture? The Chief Executive

Terri Wallin | July 24, 2014 | Small Business
For the organization at large, it is the chief executive who owns the culture. The larger the organization, the more cultures multiply. From department to department, cultures can be quite different, depending on the department leader. In any case, the leader of the organization ultimately owns the organizational culture.
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