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3 Simple Ways to Think Like a Billionaire

Max Ogles | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Max Ogles

There are thousands of tiny shortcuts that our brains take, but with the right practice we can train ourselves to think slowly and avoid these mental misjudgments. In particular, successful people often develop their own simple strategies.

Big Isn't Always Better

Hans Hickler | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Expansion is an important element for a startup. The question is, when? All too often, in my experience, the desire to expand begins to rear its head well in advance of traction and readiness.

Transactional and Marketing Emails Are the Perfect Pair for Winning the Game of Customer Love

Seamas Egan | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Seamas Egan

The opportunity for true love is present, but you need to pursue it the right way. Whether you're courting a mate or a customer, you can't assume love is blind. Do your research to know the object of your affection's likes and dislikes.

Three Ways to Help Your Startup Grow and Flourish

Julia Neumer | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Julia Neumer

Congratulations! You've discovered a valuable solution, developed a mission with purpose, implemented a business plan, and now you are running a successful startup.

Should Small Businesses Use Automatic Employee Scheduling?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

As a small business owner, it's up to you to decide what's best for your business. But if you are considering an automatic scheduling program, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

The Balancing Act: Your 9-5 vs. Your Passion-Based Business

Roshell Rosemond | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Roshell Rosemond

Pace yourself. I challenge you to master one of these items every 6 months. On this journey you will learn that "No" is in fact a complete sentence. In order to make room for the things that are really important in your life you will have to become comfortable with saying no.

Green With Envy and the Change of Success

Debbe Daley | Posted 08.18.2014 | Small Business
Debbe Daley

One day you'll look back and realize that your hobby has turned into a thriving business. Others will frown upon your business creation and judge without knowing or understanding how years of hard work and determination prevails.

Four Leadership Lessons From the Kitchen

Anne Loehr | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Those hot kitchen lessons will forever be forged in my mind. While the lessons I learned from both schools were invaluable, it was the kitchen that taught me my early leadership and management lessons. Here are four of my favorites.

Own Your Purpose

Joanne Heyman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Joanne Heyman

To engage successfully in a single project or your role overall at an organization is to know your purpose and to own it. Identifying and embodying your unique set of values is necessary for sustainable happiness and success -- both on an individual and organizational level.

The Art of Offer Negotiations: 5 Steps to Salary Success

Skiddy von Stade | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Skiddy von Stade

You may believe applying for jobs, landing interviews and producing outstanding references are the toughest of job search challenges. However, it's what happens after you land a job that presents the real test.

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

Stacia Pierce | Posted 09.15.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 09.05.2014 | 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 and Cadey Charfen | Posted 08.31.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.24.2014 | 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 08.24.2014 | 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 08.16.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 08.09.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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.