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Jeremy Vandehey

Putting the 'W' Back in WFH

Jeremy Vandehey | August 21, 2014 | Business
For the last year, my commute was a grueling 20 feet. I showed up to work early to fight for the best parking spot (location: the couch...opponent: my dog) and put in a solid 8 hours of work (also consisting of naps, laundry, and video games). I work from home (WFH), and I'm a lot better at it now than I used to be.
Mark Cuban


The 6 Things You Need to Know to Be Great in Business

Mark Cuban | August 21, 2014 | Business
There are no shortcuts in business. In order to be successful there are some things that you must know. These are not all of them by a long shot, but IMHO they are 6 of the most important.
Colleen DeBaise

Why Male Investors Should 'Get' Women-Led Companies

Colleen DeBaise | August 20, 2014 | Small Business
The world of angels and VCs is still a boy's club, and men apparently tend to invest in other men -- something investor Adam Quinton of Lucas Point Ventures (who actually does invest in women-led companies) calls "unconscious bias."
Michael D. Simmons

How to Bulletproof Your Reputation in the Digital Age

Michael D. Simmons | August 20, 2014 | Small Business
Entrepreneurs who have the courage to authentically share their unique story and the generosity to share their best insights have an amazing opportunity to quickly build a world-class, antifragile reputation.
Rebecca Shambaugh


Why Aren't More Women Landing Board Seats?

Rebecca Shambaugh | August 20, 2014 | Business
Whatever the primary reason behind the disturbing gap, there are concrete ways that women can better prepare themselves for board membership to overcome both of these perceived obstacles.
Terri Wallin

6 Steps for Executive Leaders to Develop and Achieve Their Vision

Terri Wallin | August 20, 2014 | Small Business
Do you have a compelling vision that sets you apart in your industry? If not, take a few minutes to write down your dream for your organization. If you have a vision, what evidence shows that your employees are behind it?
Steven Clough

9 Entrepreneurship Lessons From the Mountains

Steven Clough | August 20, 2014 | Small Business
You really have to love what you're doing and love who you're doing it with to make it worthwhile. In the end, one thing has become clear from these adventures: Not everyone is cut out for them. Some have no interest, others lack the discipline.
Christopher Lester


What The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Can Teach Us About Email Marketing

Christopher Lester | August 20, 2014 | Small Business
I don't care who you are, we all have a favorite Turtle, and that got me thinking: What if the whole ninja thing didn't work out and they became email marketers instead?
Brian Horn

The Perez Hilton Method for Taking Over a Niche

Brian Horn | August 20, 2014 | Small Business
While anyone can (and does) share celebrity gossip, Perez Hilton not only has his finger on the pulse of what is happening, but also has a unique connection with his audience -- plus he got his start as a blogger.
Erica Noelle Duncan


The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Should You Be Traveling This Road

Erica Noelle Duncan | August 20, 2014 | Business
The thing about growth is that it's not always easy, and making the transition from employment to entrepreneurship provides a unique set of experiences that can stretch and pull you in a variety of ways.
Erin Daruszka

Keep CALM and Manage On

Erin Daruszka | August 20, 2014 | Business
Recently after a difficult customer interaction a co-worker asked me, "How do you remain so calm?" I was hard pressed to answer that question. But when I thought about it, my response was twofold.
Jonathan Long


Your Small Business Needs SEO: Here Are 6 Reasons Why

Jonathan Long | August 20, 2014 | Small Business
SEO plays such a major role in the online success of a business, contributing to high rankings in the search results as well as helping with the branding of a company as well. Here are six reasons why your business needs SEO.
Arianna Huffington


40 Percent of American Workers Will Leave Paid Vacation Days Unused

Arianna Huffington | August 20, 2014 | Travel
An important new study released this morning by Travel Effect found that 40 percent of American workers will leave paid vacation days unused. The four reasons cited the most are the dread of returning from a vacation to piles of work (40 percent), the belief that no one will be able to step in and do their job for them while they're gone (35 percent), not being able to afford it (33 percent) and the fear of being seen as replaceable (22 percent). "Americans suffer from a work martyr complex," said Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "In part, it's because 'busyness' is something we wear as a badge of honor." Clearly, we need to work harder about working smarter -- by not working all the time. The "work martyr" complex needs to go the way of the Dictaphone, typewriter and green eyeshades as relics of the workplace of the past (okay, I like typewriters, but you get the idea).

Credit Check: What's Your Credit Score? | August 19, 2014 | Money
Your credit score impacts a lot in your life, from buying a car to buying a house and even, sometimes, to getting a job. (Believe it or not, some employers check your credit report.) You owe it to yourself to know exactly what your credit score is, and how you can go about making it better.
Robert Whitcomb

All in the Family

Robert Whitcomb | August 19, 2014 | Small Business
Workers who entrust their lives to corporate entities make a big mistake. Out of self-respect and to make a living, employees should do their jobs as best they can while realizing that companies are self-interest machines.
Melinda Emerson


The 5 Biggest Small Business Marketing Mistakes

Melinda Emerson | August 19, 2014 | Small Business
Like many small businesses, it's tough to know how to effectively get your message out to your ideal customer. Regardless of your level of marketing expertise, you can follow this advice to avoid these five biggest small business marketing mistakes.
Hans Hickler

An Awareness That Amazes Me

Hans Hickler | August 19, 2014 | Small Business
I work with several young people who are starting out in entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. I learn so much from them.
Yun-Fang Juan

Fun Read: How to Work With an Accountant

Yun-Fang Juan | August 19, 2014 | Small Business
To learn how to make the most out of this relationship, Fundastic interviewed Celina Lam, a CPA with three decades of experience working with small businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here is the Q&A.
Susan P. Joyce


7 Tips for Sending Smarter E-Mail

Susan P. Joyce | August 19, 2014 | Business
I've been using e-mail since 1981 (yikes!), so I've probably made or received every e-mail mistake possible. It has definitely given me some insight into e-mail etiquette.
Andrea Pennington, M.D.


Tips to Tell Your Brand's Success Story: Stand Out and Get Noticed in Interviews

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | August 19, 2014 | Small Business
Your brand identity is not about what you do, it is about how you do what you do, what makes you unique and what it means to you and others.
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