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How to Start a Business After Multiple Failed Attempts as an Entrepreneur

Stacia Pierce | Posted 07.18.2014 | Business
Stacia Pierce

As an entrepreneur, it's important to recognize and understand that failure is a part of business. Many successful business owners have failed in a business venture at some point in their entrepreneurial career.

How Positivity Drives Productivity

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Caroline L. Arnold

Whether you are an occasional or chronic complainer, you can boost the productivity of your team by making fewer petty complaints in the workplace.

10 Things Entrepreneurs Do Differently Than Mere Mortals

Michael Price | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Michael Price

Entrepreneurship is a path that very few people have the ability to pursue and stick with. The challenge of entrepreneurship goes beyond the simple day-to-day tasks or even the skills required to achieve success.

Best Practice in Business

Stacey Cole | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Stacey Cole

The term 'best practices' can be a confusing one, but it can also be a limiting one if you don't pause to reconsider it on a regular basis.

The Don Draper Problem: Root Out Your False Narratives

Michael Port | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Michael Port

We can remember times when even if we meant to say things straight, our words felt awkward or forced because we were hiding a particular fact or issue. Just as false notes can ruin an actor's performance, the same is true for business persona.

5 Things Yoga Taught Me About Succeeding in Business

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Someone wise once said, "what you resist most, is likely what you also need the most." Here's what I learned what I needed and to do more of at work in order to succeed.

Your Key to Success Lies in Your Strengths

Alex Charfen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

One of the keys to high-performing individuals in any arena is their ability to shut out the noise -- the things they don't think worthy of their focus -- and concentrate on what they love.

What the 2014 World Cup Teaches About Winning Business

Ian Altman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

The group stage match between USA and Portugal was a roller coaster. Naturally, I started seeing parallels between World Cup soccer and the challenges that companies face in growing their businesses.

Women in Sales: Common Challenges and Common Sense Solutions

Debra Walton | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Debra Walton

What many successful companies are discovering and exploiting is that getting more women into sales leadership roles is not only good for business, but is critical for paving the way for them to ascend to the highest executive ranks.

How Meditation Helped Me in Success and in Failure

Dean Soukeras | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Soukeras

Business and technology will always be a part of my life, as will Zen and meditation. Business has its highs and lows and having a practice helps keeps things in perspective, helps keep our egos in check and tends to bring a balance to life.

How 7 Successful Entrepreneurs Find Focus

Fast Company | Vivian Giang | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

It happens every day. Wherever you go, anything you look at, every noise you hear is another piece of information fighting for your attention. How do ...

How to View Your Competitors as Inspiration

Michelle Shemilt | Posted 06.17.2014 | Small Business
Michelle Shemilt

Leaders, innovators and creators change the world by inspiring and looking to the world around them for inspiration, not by putting down, wishing ill and trying to prevent improvement.

Do You Think Profits First?

Josh Patrick | Posted 06.13.2014 | Small Business
Josh Patrick

If you own a business you know that you need to put profits first. If you've been around for any period of time, you've had lean times in your business.

5 Things Customers May Not Tell You Before They Leave for Good

Dianna Booher | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

If you've never hired secret shoppers for yourself, here are some common messages they have to communicate to their clients. Are these same issues persuading your own customers to walk away without leaving clues?

4 Reasons Why You Might Be Tolerating Incompetence

Mike Harden | Posted 06.05.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

We all hope we can take our incompetent employees and somehow make them competent. We put them on 90-day plans, give them additional training, and coach them. But in the end, we usually find ourselves terminating them.

Five Tips to Transform Talent in the Workplace

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

If you look at all these questions, the underlying issue is talent. How to attract, recruit, hire, onboard, mentor, develop, coach and lead a team of people who fit the organizational culture and produce results for your organization.

Tough Mudder CEO: Our Challenges Are 20 Times Safer Than Triathlons

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business

The notoriously grueling Tough Mudder challenges have been criticized for putting participants at risk of injury and even death. But the company's CEO...

5 Rules for Success I Wish I Learned 10 Years Ago

Michael Price | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Michael Price

What are your natural gifts and talents? I know that this is easier said than done, but a career change may be in order for those who have found themselves in a career or business opportunity that doesn't align with their aptitude.

Missed the Tax Deadline? Take These 5 Steps Now

Carrie Smith | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Carrie Smith

A balance owed to the IRS could result in large fines and put a ding on your credit report. So if you missed the tax deadline, be sure to follow these steps to hopefully avoid most of these consequences.

Thinking of Leaving the 'Safety' of the Corporate World?

Derek Handley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Derek Handley

All of us want to believe we are contributing more meaningfully to the real challenges in society, and often in the corporate world it's hard to see that connection -- which is why many people (including you, perhaps?) often think of leaving it.

4 Ways to Architect an Iconic Brand

Allie Gray Freeland | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Allie Gray Freeland

Coming up with a strong brand combines both creative design and quantitative research. Nailing your brand as a company can mean great success or great failure for your business.

Raise Your Hand If You Hate Twitter

Julie Niehoff | Posted 07.12.2014 | Small Business
Julie Niehoff

From that moment, Twitter was part of the problem. I had an account because I had a teenager. Isn't that how we all ended up on Facebook (eventually chasing them off)? But I had no intention of tweeting or retweeting. Ever.

How Important Is Responsive Design?

John Rampton | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
John Rampton

Chances are that you competitors aren't making use of responsive designs, which means that they are losing out on potential customers. And, that is where you can stay ahead and take those customers away.

Networking as an Introvert in the Startup World

Brian Kil | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Brian Kil

The most common piece of advice someone will give you when asking how to break into any industry is to network. But just the idea of networking makes an introvert's palms cold and sweaty, erupting images of funny looks from strangers.

5 Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur

Diane Smith | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Diane Smith

Acknowledging the national importance of entrepreneurship to America's economic growth, one of the attendees there asked an important question: How do we encourage more people to become entrepreneurs?