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Time To Start Planning For 2015 In Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 09.01.2014 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Don't be like many small business owners and get caught by surprise -- thinking ahead and coming up with a clear direction for your small business in the new year will help you focus on execution when the calendar flips to January 1st.

Is the Recession Really Over?

Marc Joseph | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Where is the good news to get us out of this funk of no growth and the pain of the recession still lingering for businesses and individuals?

I Got You Covered: Ensuring Your Business Has Insurance When You Need It

Jack Garson | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

When you buy insurance, you shouldn't be simply checking a box. You are investing in a life raft. When you hit an iceberg, you don't want to find out the boat leaks or isn't big enough for all the passengers.

5 Business Lessons I Learned in a Foxhole (Literally)

Jacob Wood | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business
Jacob Wood

Unbeknownst to me at the time, I learned five powerful lessons over those three days that continue to serve me as an entrepreneur all these years later.

Economic Forces Are Mightier Than the Sword

Jack Nadel | Posted 08.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

We should do more to help potential entrepreneurs in places where domestic economies are too weak to assist. If we give this effort a higher priority in our country's foreign policy, we can create a healthier balance of world commerce.

Why Finding The Perfect Business Mentor is Like Hitting the Jackpot

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 08.29.2014 | Small Business
Jamilah Corbitt

If you're an entrepreneur with dreams of making it big, the smartest move you can make is finding a mentor. Obtaining the right mentor is like choosing the perfect pair of rollerblades -- once you find the best fit, they offer you quality support and comfort when skating on unpredictable terrain.

An Inside Peek at The Huffington Post

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 08.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

The winners flew in from all over the world -- from Canon City, Colorado to Adelaide, Australia. They won the competition by selling the most in their category over an eight-month period. The competition resulted in 21,000 entrepreneurs who created new businesses that sold more than $120 million in products.

New Clean Energy Jobs Report Something To Celebrate This Labor Day

Bob Keefe | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Bob Keefe

Environmental Entrepreneurs' (E2's) just-released quarterly jobs report shows that the number of new clean energy and clean transportation jobs announced in the second quarter of this year doubled from the previous quarter.

5 Reasons Why I Blogged Myself Out of a Job

Janelle McLeod | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Janelle McLeod

People often hear the word "blog" and start thinking, oh no! I don't want to blog. Or, what is a blog? Why do I need to do this? and so forth. Sometim...

5 Life Lessons For The Young Entrepreneur

Elana Joelle Hendler | Posted 08.28.2014 | Small Business
Elana Joelle Hendler

You can't be everything to everyone and haters come with the territory. Don't be discouraged by people who don't understand you, like you, like your product. It's going to happen but it doesn't mean you're wrong, not talented, a failure in the making.

5 Reasons You Should Keep Pushing Past Your Doubts

Tiana Patrice | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Tiana Patrice

Entrepreneurship isn't easy. If it were, everyone would be doing it. But it's totally worth it. Here are 5 reasons you should keep pushing through even when times get hard.

Heed These 7 Warning Signs to Avoid a Potentially Toxic Partnership

Mike Harden | Posted 08.27.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

If you can avoid teaming up with a bad partner, you'll reduce the chances of having a failed business, and the amount of stress and frustration that these poor partners cause you during all of the years of your partnership.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - The 5 Keys to Its Huge Viral Results

Steve Sipress | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Steve Sipress

While it may seem as if "everyone" has already done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (or has been challenge to do it, and declined to join the fun), the viral sensation is still charging full-steam ahead, and may even be just getting started.

Sabina Hitchen on the Business of Building Buzz

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 08.27.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

Entrepreneurs get to steer their own ship, make their own decisions and lead. I love the speed at which decisions can be made, changes can happen and ideas can be implemented.

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.

A Restaurant Success Story -- 18 Years and Counting

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 08.27.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Dorothee Mitrani-Bell came to the United States from France in her twenties because she felt a new life awaited her in California. She studied archi...

These Three Sisters Have Nailed Down A Business That Brings In Millions

Posted 08.27.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Offer Incredible Value and Your Customers Won't Turn It Down

Jonathan Long | Posted 08.27.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

The Tiger Fitness offices and warehouse is undoubtedly a madhouse during the order boom. Does it create extra pressure and work? I would assume so, yes. Is it worth it? They continue to do it, so I would assume it is working out very well for them.

A Taste of Honey: Women Entrepreneurs Succeed Differently Than Men, Especially When It Comes to Scaling Their Businesses Up

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Jane D. Wurwand

As your business grows, pass on your experience and entrepreneurial advice to the next generation of women entrepreneurs. If we want to see more women's businesses scaling up, supporting other women and their entrepreneurial dreams is a great place to start.

What Your Business Degree Won't Teach You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The ability to sell proves your attitude, critical thinking and soft-skills. Every other business discipline is just semantics. You have no marketers, accountants, lawyers, managers or HR people on staff if you have no sales. Businesses put a premium on people that can generate revenue.

Lay Down Your Crown: How to Find Humility in Leadership

Sari Gabbay | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Sari Gabbay

Why do we become entrepreneurs? Is it because we know that when we work for ourselves we have the ability to make as much money as we want?

3 Top Tips For Portion Sizes And Weight Control

John Tarnoff | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Most of the health focus of the boomer Generation is on how we're living longer. The assumption is that we are healthier, take better care of ourselves, and make healthier choices, including diet and exercise. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The health facts are actually not good for boomers.

My Three Favorite Rare Book Stores in Europe

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

I traveled to Europe a few weeks ago and, for the first time, I didn't attend a conference on youth education, or meet with leading business people on how we can innovate startups worldwide. Instead I explored the opportunities provided by a few select bookstores.

Why Creating Content Trumps Face-to-Face Meetings

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Michael D. Simmons

What makes this story scary is that it could happen to any us. Our society is quickly moving from the broadcast era to the social media era and viral shaming is just one of the results.

Why LinkedIn Is the Most Powerful Marketing Tool of the 21st Century

Anfernee Chansamooth | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Anfernee Chansamooth

LinkedIn is the most powerful marketing tool of the 21st century and there are three main reasons why -- media, partnerships and clients. Before we get into the specifics let me share some background with you.