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You Are Not Your Job! How to Avoid the Identity Trap

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Thomas Gelmi

In times when the borders between work and private lives become blurry and continuously dissolve, managing them actively becomes an ever increasing challenge. Without the clear distinction between roles, a time-wise separation of the two areas of life is bound to fail.

The Single Most Important Metric to Measure to Improve Your Cash Flow

David Finkel | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
David Finkel

Most businesses carelessly fall into cash crunches because they let their receivables slip longer and longer before being paid. But the longer you let your receivables slip, the more damaging this can be to your company's cash flow.

Neuroscience of Christmas Overwhelm!

Amy Brann | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Amy Brann

Not a blog post title I've ever read before...although the reality will likely be familiar to many. As I sit now overlooking the beautiful Clee Hill countryside my internal environment is slowly simmering down to match the tranquillity of my external environment.

Finishing an Internship Strong Opens Doors - Stay Focused for Success

Sandy Malone | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Sandy Malone

Every single day of a good internship makes a difference in your future. Your performance should improve as you learn the job and by the end, you should be a rock star if this is a job field you're meant to enter.

6 Tips to Keep You Motivated While Building Your Business on the Side

Kara Stevens | Posted 12.09.2014 | Small Business
Kara Stevens

While I fantasize about quitting my 9-5 nearly every day to work for myself, I know that my business is not ready; I still need the income from my full-time job to invest in building a strong and sustainable foundation for my future of self-employment.

Reinventing Win-Win-Win Business Relationships

Nancy Michaels | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Nancy Michaels

People -- including your prospects and customers -- want to know that you care. Show them you have an interest greater than the money they are exchanging for the service you're delivering. It's about how you can positively impact their business, their customers and their lives.

That One Overlooked Thing That's Killing Potential Startups

Victoria Olubi | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business
Victoria Olubi

As Steve Jobs said, 'don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.' Therefore, be selective about whose advice you take and don't be afraid to follow your own intuition. It's there for a reason.

New Year's Resolutions: 10 Secrets of an Executive Recruiter

Mark Wayman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Mark Wayman

One phone call can change your life! Don't get discouraged thinking you'll never find a new job. You only need one job, so you only need to get one phone call. That call may come today or next week or next month.

The Most Powerful (Yet Simple) Advice I've Ever Received

Megan Schopieray | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business
Megan Schopieray

I was petrified. I saw business owners working crazy hours and pushing themselves to the limit. I heard so many stories about successful people getting completely burnt out, often ending up in the hospital for one reason or another. 

4 Startups You Need to Know to Increase Customers Spending

John Rampton | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
John Rampton

One effective way to boost online sales includes encouraging shoppers to buy additional items which might be of interest to them based upon what they are viewing on your website.

Neuroscience of Learning

Amy Brann | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Amy Brann

When we think about organic learning I can't help but watch my 2-year-old daughter. I have been amazed to see first hand how she dives into learning and how much she has become accomplished in, in such a short space of time.

Why You Shouldn't Wait to 'Feel Ready' to Make Your Business Leap

Kate McCready | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Kate McCready

Are you waiting until you 'feel ready'? Ready to break out of your current career? Ready to go out on your own? Ready to start that business you've always wanted to start? Ready to shift the direction of your business to that thing that feels right in your gut? Ready to take a leap?

Reinventing: Your Follow-Up and Follow Through

Nancy Michaels | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Nancy Michaels

My clients spend a lot of time on the pre-planning and on-site work for prospect presentations, trade shows, conferences, networking events and on and on. Here's where they fall short: It's all about the follow-up people!

How to Create a Virtual Summit in 4 Simple Steps

Nick Unsworth | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Nick Unsworth

Virtual summits combine the convenience and connectivity of the Internet with the valuable educational opportunities of conferences. But instead of packing a dense block of interviews and discussions into a few days, you can spread them out over several weeks.

6 Leadership Myths and Realities

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

There are many false impressions of what makes a great leader. Many people think that it's baked into your DNA whether or not you are destined to become an effective leader. Well guess what, they are wrong. I've shattered the top leadership myths and am giving you the reality.

Starting a Small Business Is Anything But Routine

Gillian Small | Posted 11.10.2014 | Small Business
Gillian Small

Starting a new business requires total dedication and focus. However, the long days and stress can often be taxing on your body, mind and social life. Here are a few simple things you can do to maintain a sense of normalcy while building your small business, and re-gain control of your day.

4 Scary Legal Myths for Small Businesses

Lisa Honey | Posted 10.31.2014 | Small Business
Lisa Honey

It can be dreadfully difficult to be a small business owner these days. Often you're a one-person shop, and it can seem like a handful of full-time jobs just to keep up with your legal responsibilities on top of everything else.

Finding Your Truth in Your Business

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 12.27.2014 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

You are the only one who knows your truth. You know at what pace you like to work. You know how goal setting works best for you.

Kickstart Your Week with a Happiness Regimen

Beth Kuhel | Posted 12.25.2014 | Business
Beth Kuhel

Good habits are known to increase overall wellbeing and happiness; whether it's engaging in exercise, meditation, or eating well, there are still days you may not feel jovial or serene.

The #1 Dumb Thing Businesses Do to Hurt Themselves

Laura Stack | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Laura Stack

If you really want to hurt your business, ignore what your customers want. Let me give you a few examples of this stupid business trick in action.

The Lost Art of Underthinking

Rich Siegel | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Rich Siegel

It may take a village to raise a child but it takes a battalion to put together a banner ad. A small army to to spit out an FSI. And a full-blown coalition to concept a simple TV spot. Not since the last congressional caucus have I seen so many people accomplishing so little.

Book Review: Branding Your X Factor by Runa Magnus

Suna Senman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Suna Senman

My prediction is that Branding Your X Factor will be a staple for business owners along with books such as, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

'Networking' In Your 20s

Liz Kaydanovsky | Posted 12.14.2014 | Small Business
Liz Kaydanovsky

In your 20s, you're a step above the naivety of your teen years but a step below the complexity of the rest of your life. It's at this stage in our lives we have a realistic future ideal, but we may not have the final blueprint down.

'Fun'-damentals That Football and Business Have in Common

Steve Caldwell | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Steve Caldwell

Every employee comes to work with a certain pre-conceived notion of what the business and work require of them. Without continual and clear communication from management and those at the top, one can never be sure everyone is on the same page.

Into the Details

Bill Marriott | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

Years ago, business professors would often state that if you have executive skills, you can run any business. I never agreed with this and remain an advocate that the more you know about your particular business, the more successful you'll become.