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That One Overlooked Thing That's Killing Potential Startups

Victoria Olubi | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business
Victoria Olubi

As Steve Jobs said, 'don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.' Therefore, be selective about whose advice you take and don't be afraid to follow your own intuition. It's there for a reason.

The Power of Reinvention: Entrepreneurial Lessons from Madonna

Tova Payne | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
Tova Payne

Whether it's a new program, a new look, or even your business -- the courage to take action and change things up and act from your heart, soul, and highest self is what differentiates a lackluster business from a vibrant strong and powerful business.

4 Scary Legal Myths for Small Businesses

Lisa Honey | Posted 10.31.2014 | Small Business
Lisa Honey

It can be dreadfully difficult to be a small business owner these days. Often you're a one-person shop, and it can seem like a handful of full-time jobs just to keep up with your legal responsibilities on top of everything else.

The Best Advice for Small Business Success: Part 2

John Swanciger | Posted 10.29.2014 | Small Business
John Swanciger

When I'm confronted with a challenge, I keep this advice in mind and I take the time to think through solutions when there isn't one immediately available. I do the hard work of figuring out how something can be done to get better results and save time in the long run.

Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: How to Get Your Best Clients to Stay

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 10.29.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

As a small business owner, one of your top priorities should be client retention. Why? Because getting good clients to stay will increase your profits and ensure your business has long-term sustainability.

Finding Your Truth in Your Business

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 10.28.2014 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

You are the only one who knows your truth. You know at what pace you like to work. You know how goal setting works best for you.

The Best Advice for Small Business Success: Part 1

John Swanciger | Posted 10.29.2014 | Small Business
John Swanciger

Whether solicited or not, you've probably received some sort of advice from any number of people, including friends, family, colleagues and teachers. ...

3 Ways to Make Better Business Decisions

Tova Payne | Posted 12.07.2014 | Small Business
Tova Payne

If you run your own small business there's one thing you can't get away from: you need to make decisions. An inability to make a decision can lead to business deadlock. It's all too common to get wrapped up in the details.

Should Small Businesses Use Automatic Employee Scheduling?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

As a small business owner, it's up to you to decide what's best for your business. But if you are considering an automatic scheduling program, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

3 Things I Unlearned To Be A Better Entrepreneur

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Yun-Fang Juan

I was an early Facebook employee. I joined Facebook in 2006 when the company only had 150 employees. I helped create Facebook Ads, which generated $7 billion of revenue in 2013. It was an incredible experience and, when I left Facebook in late 2011, I was cocky.

How Positivity Drives Productivity

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Caroline L. Arnold

Whether you are an occasional or chronic complainer, you can boost the productivity of your team by making fewer petty complaints in the workplace.

10 Things Entrepreneurs Do Differently Than Mere Mortals

Michael Price | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Michael Price

Entrepreneurship is a path that very few people have the ability to pursue and stick with. The challenge of entrepreneurship goes beyond the simple day-to-day tasks or even the skills required to achieve success.

How Meditation Helped Me in Success and in Failure

Dean Soukeras | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Soukeras

Business and technology will always be a part of my life, as will Zen and meditation. Business has its highs and lows and having a practice helps keeps things in perspective, helps keep our egos in check and tends to bring a balance to life.

5 Powerful Questions That Differentiate Your Small Business From the Competition

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 08.10.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

If this is true for your business, you may wonder how you can possibly get ahead when hundreds of other businesses are offering the same exact services as you do, at similar (or lower) price points.

5 Tips to Improve Your Local Search Presence

Jonathan Long | Posted 08.02.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

With so many consumers armed with mobile and tablet devices, it is making local search engine optimization such an important piece of every local marketing strategy.

The Top Pitfalls for Small Business Owners

Melinda Emerson | Posted 08.02.2014 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Business owners need to learn to delegate tasks, carefully plan, create a measurable marketing strategy, develop a sales flow process, and build an online reputation that pulls people in; and all while making sure they have their finances in order. Here are the top pitfalls for small business owners.

Duct Tape Selling for Small Business

Carol Roth | Posted 07.12.2014 | Small Business
Carol Roth

Sales can be the bane of a small business owner's existence. Limited budgets and limited time sometimes put a constraint on profits. So how can you sell more effectively?

It Takes a Village: The Role of Family and Friends in Running a Small Business

Paul Proctor | Posted 06.22.2014 | Small Business
Paul Proctor

Whether your mentor is a parent, grandparent, or a friend from college, each can help you achieve greatness and push beyond your limits.

How To Run a Successful Business With Your Spouse

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

If you're thinking about going into business with your significant other, know that it is 100 percent possible to do so successfully. You're just going to have to work together and be extremely open to compromise.

The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice For Small Business Owners

Paul Proctor | Posted 05.20.2014 | Small Business
Paul Proctor

The most important piece of counsel for an entrepreneur or small business owner is how to recognize when to ignore the advice you are being given.

4 Effective Ways to Run Your Small Business Like a Big Business CEO

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 05.11.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

Why does one business achieve unprecedented success while its equally matched competitor fails? The truth is, success is largely determined not by your products or prices, but rather by the way you run your business.

How The Internet Can Transform Your Business

Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business

An online presence has become vital to reaching and connecting with customers. If you are not utilizing web tools to ensure the correct information ab...

Time for Your 2014 Small Business Risk Audit

Ted Devine | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business
Ted Devine

Have you've been devouring articles by any analyst, guru or pundit with insight into what you can expect in the next 12 months? Now it's time to evaluate which of the year's events your business needs to prepare better for.

Why You Should Embrace the Small Pleasures

Dorie Clark | Posted 03.15.2014 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

Unlike the legions of naysayers who counseled people to abandon their Starbucks habit during the recession to save a few bucks a day, Vanderkam contends in her book that it's the small pleasures that matter the most, and giving them up is a mistake.

New Year's Resolutions for Small Business Owners

Mark Hawks | Posted 03.05.2014 | Small Business
Mark Hawks

Between talking with other small business owners, learning from my mistakes and my own desire to constantly improve, I've found several life hacks that have really helped me both personally and professionally