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Re-Thinking the To-Do List: A Better Way to Accomplish Your Goals

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

Today, we're more reactive as people than we have ever been in our history. Technology has made it possible to access information instantaneously, and to reach anyone across the globe instantaneously, whenever we choose.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

Strategic Planning: Hire a Referee So You Can Be a Player

Ray Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Ray Gagnon

There's an ambient contradiction in your desire to make your deliberations candid, open and egalitarian while at the same time insisting on serving as the head 'traffic cop' who just happens to have the biggest title in the room.

Three Questions to Evaluate New Business Opportunities

Ian Altman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

Elements of this image licensed from veer.com   Over the holiday weekend, my wife and I were planning an outing with our children. As is often th...

Are You Being Duped by These 3 Pervasive Business Lies?

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

The reality is that you must expend effort to succeed. And why wouldn't you want to? This is, after all, your dream. Your name. Your reputation. If those things aren't worth working for... what is?

Business Plan Yes, But Comprensive and Detailed, Not So Much

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2013 | Small Business
Tim Berry

Of course you should know your business, your team, your strengths and weaknesses, and your market. That's absolutely essential. But do you take the business time to describe it in comprehensive detail, with edited text, statistics and formal research? No.

Strategic Planning: Establishing the Right Mindset

Ray Gagnon | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Ray Gagnon

Consider this: Which mindset do you think is more conducive to developing the best blueprint for your company's future?

How Bad? Top 10 Lies About Business Planning (PHOTOS)

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

As the world moves faster and faster and tools get better, businesses need good planning more than ever. Unfortunately, as the need has grown, so too has the size of the whoppers that experts who should know better tell.