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8 Things to Consider When Starting a Business

Panos Panay | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

I get asked all the time about tips for starting a business. Truth is, there are no shortcuts.

5 Business Lessons from a Little Boy with Down Syndrome

Brian Horn | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Brian Horn

Kids can be some of the best teachers, even when it comes to business. My son has been no exception to that rule, despite the fact that he has a learning disability.

25 Realities to Consider BEFORE You Sign a Contract to Make a Reality Television Show

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
Sandy Malone

There are a few things that would seem obvious about jumping into this business but absolutely are not, and I'm going to take a minute to share them now. Before anybody else gets hurt (literally or figuratively speaking). As a reality television "survivor," I have an obligation to the other rookies out there.

5 Lessons Startup Founders Can Learn from Salsa Dancing

Jim Pugh | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Jim Pugh

Whether you're launching a startup or taking up salsa dancing, you're going to have your work cut out for you. These lessons will come in handy while you're still fumbling around in the dark -- and even help you find your groove.

5 Business Lessons Learned While Biking With a Kindergartener

Trish Morrison | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Trish Morrison

However, when Delilah is with me, the ride is more fun. I get out of my own head. I listen to her sing as she points out things I might not see otherwise. The conversation between the two of us is easy and meaningful.

3 Ways Failure Can Help Build a Business and Mistakes to Avoid

Jason Grill | Posted 06.16.2014 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Life is a journey and not a destination. Failure and mistakes are going to happen along the way.

Got a Store? You Need an App for That

Grace Chan | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Grace Chan

In this competitive marketplace, an app needs to jump off the screen and capture the user's attention. Retailers that are not incorporated into broader shopping apps are like sailors without a ship.

5 Reasons Why Your Start-Up Needs an Accountant

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

A lot of the newer entrepreneurs I help out often see accountants as superfluous. They'll say that maybe when their company grows and proves successful they'll contract a firm, but when they are first starting out they feel too small to make it worth paying an accountant.

'Give, Give, Give' Says Adam Grant

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Adam Grant is a Wharton Business School Professor who sounds just like my mother: They both tell me it is better to give than to receive. The only difference is that Adam wrote a New York Times bestseller, Give and Take, to make his point.

You Can't Start Flowing Until You Stop Resisting

Rajesh Setty | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

I had at least 25 scenarios and if I continued I could have got more. There were real problems with the current copy/paste and we had indeed 'reimagined' the whole problem without even thinking about it.

4 Ways to Tell If Your Business Idea Is a Winner Or a Waste of Time

Stacia Pierce | Posted 06.05.2014 | Small Business
Stacia Pierce

Although there's no business crystal ball that you can look in to determine if it will work out, you can use a very reliable system to determine if you should invest any more time, talent or resources to develop the idea further.

Add Light, Not Heat, to be Happy at Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Denice Kronau

During a trip to South Africa, I had the pleasure to meet a woman who is a senior executive in a large German company. We shared experiences, both pr...

3 Psychological Theories to Help You Communicate Better with Anyone

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Belle Beth Cooper

Psychological theories often feel a bit too complicated for me (I'm sure there's a theory that explains why that is) but I've come across a few that are simple enough to understand and that I think of often, particularly when dealing with other people.

Want to Save Your Company's Online Reputation? Make It Very Easy to Complain

John Rampton | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
John Rampton

This study also confirms what we already know; people who are dissatisfied are more likely to tell someone else.

9 Mantras to Make Your Entrepreneurial Journey Stress-Free

Rahul Varshneya | Posted 05.13.2014 | Small Business
Rahul Varshneya

Whatever be your circumstances or challenges, these rules will keep you warm when the chill sets in. These rules will keep you going in the toughest of times.

What It Means to Be a Leader, 11 Tips

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Maria Rodale

Today I'm going to share 11 leadership tips I've come upon the hard way -- because there's only one way to leadership, and that's the hard way.

Informative, Interesting, Relevant: Three Rules for Creating Quality Content in Digital Marketing

Roger Bryan | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business
Roger Bryan

How do you go about creating content that's not only good, but also catches people's attention and makes them want to learn more?

6 Ways To Diversify Your Intern Hires

Ashley Mosley | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Ashley Mosley

A more diverse class of interns means you'll gain access to unique perspectives, build a better reputation, and most importantly, develop an inclusive company culture.

Let's Talk Business: 5 Steps For Definite Success

Uloop | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Uloop

Having a successful business provides a test to the motivated, financially sound and mentally adept.  On the other hand, starting a business is relatively easy.

UnMarketing: Behind the Brand With Scott Stratten

Bryan Elliott | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Bryan Elliott

Author Scott Stratten is probably best known by his twitter name @UnMarketing and his focus on helping brands create real relationships with their c...

Lessons From Startup Founders

Lauren Rotman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Small Business
Lauren Rotman

Founders are just like us. It took hard work and heartache to get them where they are today and the journey for the rest of us will not be much different. Here are my top five favorite tips from founders.

The PR Problem With Public Relations Firms

Carol Roth | Posted 04.28.2014 | Small Business
Carol Roth

Unless you are a big deal, press releases are often useless: If you are Apple or Tesla, the world will cover your press release. If you are Joe Blow or Joe Inc., nobody cares about your new product or service launch.

The New Retirement Age Is Thirty

Paul Cantor | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Paul Cantor

Being unsettled and wanting more out of life is not a millennial problem or a hipster problem or a "whatever new word marketers are using to describe young people" problem. It's really a problem of being "plugged in" all the time, and never being given the freedom to shut off.

Every Independent Musician Is a Startup, So Start Acting Like One

Maggie Hollander | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Maggie Hollander

A musician must believe in themselves and their work completely. If the work isn't worth fighting for to the person who created it, then who else will?

5 Essential Email Etiquette Habits: Write Smart Emails

Bruce Mayhew | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Bruce Mayhew

Re-read your email for poor grammar, spelling mistakes and the use of the wrong word. Spell check doesn't correct the wrong work -- I mean word. See what I mean?