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How To Make The World a Better Place: 4 Lessons on Founding a Non-Profit

Christopher Molaro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Christopher Molaro

To be sure, there are many ways one can try to change and help their community, big or small. Admittedly, there are more effective and less effectiv...

10 Secrets For Getting Exactly What You Want In Life

Madonna Matta | Posted 09.05.2014 | Teen
Madonna Matta

From anarchist to CEO, Sophia Amoruso can teach you a few things about business. She recently released her new book, #GIRLBOSS, in early May and I finally had the chance to read it.

Learning From Mistakes: Three Lessons to Clear the Path to Success

Zach Overking | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Zach Overking

No one starts out successful. Success is an experiment that comes with plenty of trial and error; it is built as you learn from mistakes along your path to personal and professional development.

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.

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.

10 Lessons Learned as a Startup Entrepreneur

Nicole Dash | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Nicole Dash

For me, this experience would not be possible without a strong community or network. With each success I am filled with gratitude and a desire to share what I have learned.

10 Lessons For Lifetime Success From An Accidental Businessman

The Huffington Post | Nicole Edine | Posted 02.26.2014 | Small Business

Georgia firefighter Jeff Lord always wanted to be a musician. When he was 12 years old, he attempted to learn to play the guitar without success -- bu...

Lessons From an Entrepreneur

Juliet Asante | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Juliet Asante

Alas, as the boss, there are lines you do not cross.

All-Star Entrepreneur: 1 on 1 with Sagi Schliesser, Founder of TabTale -- Creator of No. 1 Christmas App for Kids

Nicole Valentine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Small Business
Nicole Valentine

Entrepreneurship is a rite of passage into a league where its players re-imagine the world and innovate. Entrepreneurship is a life style and a life choice. I've had my share of success and my share of moments on the edge.

From Startup to Grownup: 5 Challenges Agencies Face as They Mature

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Small Business
Gregg S. Lipman

I've often equated growing a business to raising a kid (much to my staff's chagrin). At first, she needs your utmost attention -- feed her, nurture her, coddle her. Pookie can't survive without you. Your influence will help shape what she will become.

You Had Me At...

John Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
John Friedman

It is important to realize and recognize that just as a sentence (or two) can permanently damage the relationship a subordinate has with their supervisor, the same can be said for the right words at the right time.

Another Lesson From Warren Buffett

Terry Savage | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Terry Savage

Warren Buffett made another $10 billion from the investments he made during the financial crisis of five years ago. How does Buffett do it? And can you learn a lesson for next time?

Risky Business: Management Wisdom Gleaned From 80s Movies

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

In the ten years since I co-founded a brand agency, I've often been asked, "Who or what is your greatest professional influence?" And while I'd love to say something intellectual, the truth is, much of the wisdom I refer to on a daily basis comes from the comedic films of the 1980s.

What Does My Childhood Have to Do With My Leadership?

Shayne Hughes | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Shayne Hughes

Becoming familiar with your childhood unlocks your leadership in a way that no book or how-to tip can. Our greatest potential doesn't hinge on a new skill -- it's in growing our ability to bring our fullest, highest self to every moment, challenge and relationship.

5 Business Lessons from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Quora | Posted 08.31.2013 | Business
Quora

This post originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Ross Simmonds, entrepreneur & digital strategist A successful entrepreneur strives to constantly...

The Manager Who Lost the North

Quora | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Sean Rose, Product Manager at Box Few TV characters have had a more prodigious fall from g...

How Planning A Wedding Is Like Running A Company

www.forbes.com | Posted 05.29.2013 | Weddings

Planning a wedding is like being on a roller coaster. It’s the most wonderful and memorable times in our lives, but it can be demanding too…...

If I Could Start Over: 6 Facts I Wish I Knew When Starting My First Business

Bill McBean | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Planning in most businesses doesn't work because the business lacks the leadership, the controls and processes, or the proper protection of assets in order to make the plan a reality.

18 Business Lessons in 18 Years

Fauzia Burke | Posted 07.02.2013 | Small Business
Fauzia Burke

Take time off and unplug. Took me a long time to realize that I was more productive, more creative and more enthusiastic about my work when I took regular unplugged breaks.

A Teen Finds Her Place in the Business World

Caroline Henry | Posted 04.25.2013 | Teen
Caroline Henry

I was surrounded by people I typically don't come across in my day-to-day high school world such as business school students from Wharton and successful entrepreneurs. And since I was amongst the youngest there, I found myself looking up to these people.

What Marketers Can Learn From Lance Armstrong

Jack R. Miles | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Jack R. Miles

Just because your brand has equity which has been built up over a long period of time, this does not mean its reputation is safe. Reputation can be tarnished in the blink of an eye, often to the point of no return.

(Almost) Everything I Need to Know About Business, I Learned From My Dad

Julia Hu | Posted 08.15.2012 | Small Business
Julia Hu

On Father's Day, and every day, I thank my dad for all he taught me, and all of the opportunities that he provided me. But as I run my business -- something that would probably surprise my childhood self -- I also often find myself asking, "What would dad do?"

10 Life Lessons From Spanx Founder Sara Blakely

Forbes Woman | Posted 05.24.2012 | Women

At last week's inspiring National Association of Professional Women's 2nd annual networking conference, I had the opportunity to attend the keynote pr...

Seven Lessons for Tech Startups Making Their Public Debut

Emmanuel Schalit | Posted 07.07.2012 | Small Business
Emmanuel Schalit

Since going public is an experience most tech startups go through, I thought it'd be worth sharing what we have learned from crossing this important milestone. Here are seven important lessons we learned about launching our startup publicly.

3 Critical Career Advancement Strategies for Introverts in Business

Lisa Petrilli | Posted 01.31.2012 | Books
Lisa Petrilli

Early on in my corporate career, there was a retirement party for one of the executives at my company. As an introvert, I was afraid to go.