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Dean Soukeras | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

When you find yourself in a heated argument, a fear filled spiral, or an anxiety-induced panic attack, and you're the only one in the room, take a series of deep breaths. Your body will start to relax, and your mind will begin to slow down. When your body relaxes, your mind tends to follows.

My Career Veered Off Course On purpose: Melissa's #LaunchLikeABoss Story

Emilie Aries | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

What would our country look like if more of us had the courage to veer "off course" and pursue careers that made our souls sing? You can count me among the optimists who believe, as Arianna Huffington said, "What is good for us as individuals is also good for business."

Free Facebook Traffic Is Possible (And You Can Do It Too!)

Kim Garst | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Kim Garst

I keep hearing that it is almost impossible to get your content shown to your fans and their friends on Facebook anymore without paying the Company big advertising bucks first. Really? I must be missing something!

5 Quotes to Fuel Your Inner Entrepreneur

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.10.2014 | Small Business
Rupa Mehta

My journey has had its ups and downs, but no matter what is happening with my business, I always find a way to connect back to what fueled me at the beginning of my journey and what continue to inspire me now.

An Interview with Virtual CEO Chris Ducker

Phil Simon | Posted 07.10.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

I first came across expert and serial entrepreneur Chris Ducker when researching my third book, The New Small. Ducker is arguably the top authority on...

Establishing a Solid Legal Foundation for Your Business: Trademarks

Genavieve Shingle | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Genavieve Shingle

Before a trademark application is filed, a thorough and professional search should be conducted to rule out the likelihood of a competing mark already in commerce.

3 Ways to Embrace Your Business and Workplace Fear

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We all battle fear and nerves. Think of a time when you beat fear. You got the deal, aced the presentation or cracked the Rubix cube. You did the following in each of those cases:

3 Ways Your Website Design Is Directly Impacting Your Business

Ian Mills | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

When people visit your website their experience is assimilated, both consciously and sub consciously, as being highly indicative of your business as a whole, and they will make decisions on whether to engage with your business solely based on that experience alone.

Learn From Sears: Don't Make This Monumental Mistake

Mike Harden | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Take a look around in your own company. Are you encouraging the wrong behaviors?

7 Small Business SEO Tips From the Experts

Ian Mills | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

As a small business owner you need to consider one simple but very important fact. When people perform a search in a major search engine for your products or services only one of two outcomes is possible: they will find your website, or they will find your competitors.

Handcuffs or Rocket-Booster? Crafting Joint Venture Agreements that Launch Your Business Forward

Jack Garson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Businesses team up to pursue work all the time. These joint ventures take many forms and names, from teaming agreements, to partnership agreements, to...

Struggling With Blog Content? Use These 10 Ideas

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Creating a blog for your business provides several benefits. It can increase your organic search engine traffic, help build brand awareness, provide insight about your products and or services, and help convert your prospects into customers.

Overwhelmed, Overworked and Wearing Too Many Hats: Use This 5-Step Plan to Avert Total Burnout

Julie Niehoff | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Julie Niehoff

We've all been there. Running your own company or working as part of a team, it is the result of taking on too much. You were hesitant to say no and failed to delegate. Now you're on the verge of burnout even if you once loved your work.

And The Winners Of Shopify's Build- A-Business Competition Are...

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Eight months ago, we challenged people to launch a brand new business and start selling. When they entered the competition, each participant chose a category best describing their shop. The store that sold the most in each category during a two-month period would take home the prize.

5 Social Entrepreneurs Who Could Change the World

J V Crum III | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
J V Crum III

My life's purpose, and everything that ConsciousMillionaire.com is built upon, is the idea that growing a business should be about more than makin...

Riding the Waves of Digital Marketing: The Future Is NOW

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
N. Kimron Corion

Digital marketing, as with e-commerce and everything online, is the present and the future, and failure to adapt could have serious repercussions for companies. Every company should have a digital marketing strategy.

Four Steps to Read a Meeting

Dean Soukeras | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

These four states of perception allow someone to get a sense of a situation quickly and accurately. The more you practice them, the more accurate they become.

Foundersuite: A Place for Entrepreneurs & Business-Builders That's Software

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Bill_Robinson

In a rare joint-column between "TechScape" and "BizScape," join us as we take a look at a business that satisfies both sectors in that it is a business that helps other start-ups AND a software technology which does that work for users.

Understanding Legal Contracts for Entrepreneurs: What Do I Need and Why Do I Need It?

Genavieve Shingle | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Genavieve Shingle

Let's be real, legalese, contract language - total snoozefest - and sounds a bit scary too, right? And what does it even mean? Presenting: Unders...

What Digital Marketing Activities Should and Shouldn't Be Outsourced

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 07.02.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

SMBs staff their teams with digital marketing specialists. This reaffirms businesses understand digital marketing's significance. It reaffirms another thing too. Lots of businesses are clueless about digital marketing.

Customized Costume Jewelry (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 07.02.2014 | Style
Alex Schattner

When Katie launched Three Jane in 2012, she had a singular item, the Map Necklace, and a dream of merging new luxury with customization.

Less Hassle: You Can Borrow $5,000 to $350,000 Based Upon a New Credit-Scoring Model

Jerry Chautin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

That could be a big deal for entrepreneurs nationwide who need small amounts of funding to start, expand or buy a business. In some instances, it may even be used to refinance existing debt if it is burdensome to your business success.

Best SEO Practices: Avoid the Dreaded Google Penalty

Jonathan Long | Posted 07.02.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Nobody can completely predict what Google will do next, but you can take steps to keep your website as safe as possible.

Where Small Business Security Stands Today - A 2014 Survey

Joe Ross | Posted 07.02.2014 | Small Business
Joe Ross

Small business (SMB) cyber security is a hot topic for us. On a weekly basis, we at CSID see many SMBs dealing with the aftereffects of getting breached and losing sensitive information.

Protecting Your Online Business Presence

Genavieve Shingle | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Genavieve Shingle

What many online business owners do not realize is that there are legal requirements for having an online presence. The two most common documents needed are "Terms & Conditions" and a "Privacy Policy."