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The Rhino Records Story Takes Shape Part 6: Business Advice From Rock Stars

Harold Bronson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Harold Bronson

In the mid-1970s, my business partner Richard Foos and I were two college graduates with little more than a passion for music and a record store on Westwood Boulevard in L.A. How did we get the knowhow to launch a record label, Rhino, and make it into a major entertainment company?

3 Digital Marketing Tips to Help You Stay Sane

Ilana Greene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ilana Greene

Digital marketing is such a complex beast that even the most seasoned pros have violent episodes of frustrations. These three tips can be applied to any campaign right away, hopefully adding a little serenity to your workflow.

5 Reasons Why Most Life and Business Coaches Fail

Jairek Robbins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jairek Robbins

Regardless of what "type" of coach they are, there are some very similar patterns that you see in the ones who are unbelievably successful and clearly defined patterns in the ones you see that are struggling immensely.

Five Essential Questions to Ask Your Mobile App Developer

Barbara Morris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Barbara Morris

Mobile internet usage has increased dramatically over the past few years. In only half a decade, the total usage now equals the total amount of desktop Internet usage and statistics predict mobile usage will soon surpass Internet usage.

'The Most Practical Time In The History Of Time To Be An Entrepreneur'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.25.2013 | Small Business

There has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur, says media CEO Gary Vaynerchuk. "The answer to me is, this is the most practical time in ...

Can You Profit From a Pop-up Shop?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

If you run a small, online business and want to give traditional retail a shot, rent out a space for a few months and see it goes.

CEOs: Phil Jackson Created a Dream Team -- You Can Too!

Debbie Robins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Debbie Robins

One of the people I have most mirrored my business-coaching career after is iconic basketball coach, Phil Jackson, aka The Zen Master. Phil Jackson is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA.

10 Networking Tips That Actually Work

Elaine Thompson | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Elaine Thompson

Basically what you want to do is accelerate your serendipity. Luck plays a role in nearly every successful start ups' formative years. These tips will help increase your chances of being in the right place at the right time

What Do Interns Mean to Your Company?

Ashley Mosley | Posted 12.21.2013 | Business
Ashley Mosley

What exactly is an intern? Well, they're not an administrative superstar or an expert coffee fetcher. If the first thing that comes to mind is cheap or free labor, then it's time to send your definition back to the drawing board.

Night of the Living Selfies

Michael Ramah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Michael Ramah

For all the shock, outrage and moralizing over the likes of Anthony Weiner, Geraldo and any number of reality show, former child stars and soon-to-be former pop stars, are their digital hijinks really that far removed from what has become commonplace behavior for millions online?

Three Business Lessons I Learned at CrossFit

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

In olden times, I was the woman on the treadmill who was reading a magazine while watching the morning news and thinking about my work for the day. It's not surprising that the effectiveness of both my workout and my workday planning suffered.

The 100 Rules for Being an Entrepreneur

James Altucher | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
James Altucher

I've advised probably another 50 private companies. Along the way I've compiled a list of rules that have helped me deal with every aspect of being an entrepreneur in business and some in life.

The Secret to a Billion-Dollar Business

Carlos Watson | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Carlos Watson

Just as in sports, the difference between running a mediocre franchise and being a perennial winner in the business world is retaining your best people.

Design for Multiple Motivations

Tom Hulme | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Tom Hulme

It's often claimed that everyone's incentives need to be the same in any successful system. However, no communities or individuals are identical. Instead, our experience has taught us that users have wildly differing incentives and motivations.

Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Diana Nyad

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

The majority of the entrepreneurs aren't "young," they are in their 30s, 40s, 50s and years beyond. Diana Nyad ought to be an inspiration to them all that you are never too old to pursue your dreams.

Kill the Breakfast Meeting

Rana Florida | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

It's time to kill the breakfast meeting. Kill it dead. I seriously think the first breakfast meeting was convened by a bitter boss who was unhappy with their family life, couldn't wait to get out of the house in the morning, and wanted to inflict pain on subordinates.

Lolly Daskal: I Will Take My Bathroom Breaks, Michael Bloomberg, and Still Be Successful

Lolly Daskal | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Lolly Daskal

If you allow yourself to think you are the only one who can make something happen, you are allowing fear to be present in your life.

Back to School Lessons for Growing Business

Ian Altman | Posted 10.25.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

As children go back to school, what they do is a reminder for business. Consider all of the things that we remind our children to do, that you might o...

3 Ways Listening Can Make You a Better Leader

Jose Costa | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Jose Costa

About 25 percent of corporate leaders aren't making the most of their listening abilities, and according to author and business advisor Ram Charan, this lack of listening could be crashing careers, ruining relationships and derailing companies.

Stop Judging and Start Learning

Lolly Daskal | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Lolly Daskal

We can't all have the scope and influence of Steve Jobs. But we do all face many of the same issues, and his openness gives us the chance to learn from him.

Stop Enabling--Five Ways Saying No Equals Success

Tom Lowery | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

The worst part of never saying no is that our projects never come to fruition in a way we want them to. And that stinks. Lately there's been lots of arguing and debating about goals, success and leadership, much of it revolving around setting boundaries for ourselves and others.

The '40-Year Club' Means It's Time for a Changing of the Guards!

David Nour | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
David Nour

I don't know of a business that doesn't need fresh thinking -- which typically comes from an infusion of fresh blood. How do you get an infusion of fresh thinking on a board when the directors have been serving for 10 years or longer?

The Number One Thing Holding You Back in Business and Love

Neely Steinberg | Posted 09.28.2013 | Women
Neely Steinberg

In both entrepreneurship and love, your limiting beliefs can defeat you -- that is, if you let them.

To Nurture Business Relationships, Master These 10 Impact Moments

David Nour | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
David Nour

Never lose sight of opportunities to apply these attributes to nurture your relationships. When you do, you bring that which is not just incrementally better, but exponentially better.

WATCH: How To Start A Business By Lying To Yourself

Posted 07.24.2013 | Small Business

America's small business climate is tough, but author AJ Jacobs says there's one simple way for entrepreneurs to give themselves a leg up -- self-delu...