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Alex Pirouz

The Difference Between Business Failure and Success

Alex Pirouz | May 3, 2016 | Business
When I look back at my career, there are a number of things that have contributed to both my success and failure, one of those is setting up my businesses to be legally sound and protected.
Linda Coles

Leaving a Legacy

Linda Coles | May 2, 2016 | Impact
Every year some 150,000 to 300,000 businesses owned at least in part by Boomers have owners that hit retirement age. Together they employ millions of Americans. Like many other retiring Boomers, we worried A Child's Place might be downsized by a new owner or have to close.
Neal Samudre

5 Ways Minimalism Helped Me Build a Profitable Online Business

Neal Samudre | May 1, 2016 | Business
I chased every lead to market my business online. I didn't know where to put a majority of my efforts. And I spread myself thin because I was driven to make this work. After months of trying and failing, I finally hit a turning point that made my business profitable.
Marie-Sophie Vaucher Rais

Good Night, Children: Sleep a Nonnegotiable Issue

Marie-Sophie Vaucher Rais | April 29, 2016 | Healthy Living
For my pajamas I choose the softest, lightweight cottons, and if possible made with organic fabrics. Pajamas for children have to be comfortable, and keep the body temperature uniform throughout the night.
Pauline Paquin

Can You Make Money as an Airbnb Host?

Pauline Paquin | April 29, 2016 | Business
You hear a lot about people making money by renting out rooms on AirBnB, but what really goes into being a great host? Here is how I run a small AirBnB guest house in Guatemala.
Apryl Beverly

How to Work the Heck Out of Networking Events like PeriCON

Apryl Beverly | April 26, 2016 | Business
A conference or any other marketing/networking strategy is only as good as how you leverage the opportunity.
Sandra Guynes

5 Secrets to a Successful Business with a Baby at Home

Sandra Guynes | April 22, 2016 | Business
Maybe I was experiencing some crazy postpartum psychosis, because when my daughter turned three months I decided to take my coaching business online. I literally worked with my baby in one arm and my laptop in the other. A decision and journey I'm so thankful I started on.
Camilla Webster

Million Dollar Startup Dreams Coming True at Brooklyn CoLab-Factory

Camilla Webster | April 21, 2016 | Small Business
What will be the next startup to arrive, the next lesson to be learned in the neighborhood as important to New York's own business history as the city itself? I don't know yet. I can't wait to find out.
Erin Zimmerman

Content Repurposing Tips for the Small Biz Owner

Erin Zimmerman | April 19, 2016 | Business
Many businesses that have traditionally served in-person (health coaching, personal training, tax services, etc.) are rapidly moving towards a primarily online presence. Doing so cuts down on many costs, such as rent, gas, and other commodities that in-person services necessitate.
Alexis Shaak

What I Learned in My First Year as a Young Entrepreneur

Alexis Shaak | April 15, 2016 | Business
At age 22, I quit my (not-so-awesome) design job, moved to a new town, with 3k to my name and created TwinFin Media. Which let me add, at the time was just a name, a blank website, three people, no business plan, no clients, and a huge risk! 
Ariel Rule

How to Create a Logo for Your Startup When You're Bootstrapped

Ariel Rule | April 13, 2016 | Business
Most savvy business owners are aware of a simple truth: It takes money to make money. When you're bootstrapping your startup, every penny counts.
Madelaine D'Angelo

Arthena Spotlight: The Clarion List

Madelaine D'Angelo | April 12, 2016 | Arts
We interviewed Co-Founders Jessica Paindiris and Gaia Banovich on their art service directory, The Clarion List. Read about what makes their platform unique and their advice for other female entrepreneurs. Tell us about The Clarion List and...
Charmaine Belonio

Top 4 Reasons Hiring a Professional Photographer for Your Wedding Is the Best Decision You Can Make

Charmaine Belonio | April 11, 2016 | Weddings
Professionals photograph weddings for a living, so you can be assured that they'll strive to give you the best results to make you satisfied and recommend them to your friends and family members. It's a motivation that your friend with a good camera won't have.
Neil Patel

How to Eliminate Friction and Boost Sales on Your Ecommerce Site

Neil Patel | March 24, 2016 | Business
Why do many e-commerce sellers experience unseasonal plateaus or a dramatic decline in sales? There is a wide variety of reasons, but in my experience, there is a broad and prevailing concept that accounts for this situation: friction.
Lillian D. Singh

Where Is the Diversity? Florida Government Spending Bypasses Minority Businesses

Lillian D. Singh | March 24, 2016 | Black Voices
Gender and racial bias -- intentional or not -- in the process of awarding contracts in construction, architecture, engineering and professional services is a major hindrance to small business growth for minority- and women-owned companies.
AJ Agrawal

How Fitness Goals Mirror Business Goals

AJ Agrawal | March 21, 2016 | Small Business
In many ways, fitness goals mirror your goals when starting a small business. Apply the same mindset to the gym as you would your office and you will have a plan of action that yields real results. Never walk into this blind or you will never get what you want.
Peter Greene

What Do You Pay Me to Do?

Peter Greene | March 14, 2016 | Education
The biggest problem with linking teacher evaluation to student test results is not that it's inaccurate and invalid. The biggest problem is that these test-driven systems redefine the job. They say to teachers, "Get in there and get test scores up. That's what we pay you to do."
Chandran Nair

The Other Entrepreneurs: Perfecting Coffee and Chocolate in São Tomé and Príncipe

Chandran Nair | March 10, 2016 | World
Claudio Corallo has 40 years of experience producing coffee and chocolate in Africa, working first in Zaire (today the Democratic Republic of Congo) and since the 1990s in São Tomé and Príncipe, a tiny archipelago off the coast of Guinea in West Africa. When he started out, his greatest challenge was removing the characteristic bitterness of the variety of beans grown on his plantation. Today, he sells his dark chocolate to gourmet buyers in Europe, the United States and Japan.
Young Entrepreneur Council

5 Steps to a Killer Small Business Marketing Strategy

Young Entrepreneur Council | March 10, 2016 | Business
As the saying goes, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." When it comes to creating and implementing a marketing strategy for small business owners like myself, this couldn't be any more true.
Bobbie Wasserman

It's Time to Take Second Look at the Direct Selling Industry

Bobbie Wasserman | March 9, 2016 | Business
While experts scramble to find the actual job impact of the 'gig' economy, there is a growing consensus that project work is steadily increasing, given the dramatic rise of 1099s filed by freelancers and W2 numbers filed by employers over the past 20 years.
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