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How To Run a Successful Business With Your Spouse

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 03.28.2014 | 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 03.20.2014 | 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 03.13.2014 | 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

Small Business Guide to Surviving Employee Vacations

Greg Voakes | Posted 03.04.2014 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

Larger businesses have plenty of employees who can pick up the slack when another employee decides to go traveling for vacation, but a small business usually lacks those extra personnel resources.

Innovation Is Messy: Navigating the Twists and Turns

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Innovation is not produced by alignment. Go to a meeting at any of the most innovative companies and you'll see that it's not a polite tea-and-crumpets conversation. Everyone isn't following each other. Rather, people are pushing and shoving.

What Goes Into the Cost of a Mobile App?

Fueled | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology
Fueled

You have been struck by a stroke of genius, and the next billion-dollar app is now fully functioning within your mind. You have an idea of what it's going to look like, and you know that everyone is going to use it. What do you do next?

4 Types of Financial Projections To Guide Your Small Business in 2014

Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business

You started your small business to follow your entrepreneurial dreams, but great ideas alone don't ensure a successful enterprise. A key underpinning ...

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.

It Is Possible for a Married Couple to Work and Live Together in Harmony - Tips for Successfully Spending 24/7 With Your Spouse

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.08.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Our first few years of marriage, I frequently travelled for business, so we never got enough time together. Now we live in what equates to the world's tiniest town, where we work together all day and can't leave the island after dark. You wanna talk about marital challenges?

Starting A Business Overseas

Azeem Khan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Azeem Khan

Expanding your business overseas is likely easier than you think, provided you think about the most important things when starting out.

Gratitude 365: Beyond Thanksgiving

Daniel Newman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

Gratitude, without a doubt, is one of the key characteristics of a leader. Since we all know that leading in a vacuum isn't really possible, it is only with the positive contributions of others that we as leaders are able to accomplish our goals.

5 People Everyone Needs in Their Entrepreneurial Network

Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business

When you’re running a small business, who you know can be just as important as what you do. Your connections in the business community can provide v...

How to Be Superwoman/Superman (or a Reasonable Facsimile)

Allyson Downey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Allyson Downey

Amidst all the recent laments that we are too tethered to our technology, I have a confession to make: I would pretty much fall apart without it. I've stumbled on a half dozen tools and apps that have been absolute game-changers and have made it possible to juggle the ten thousand balls I have in the air.

Five Essential Questions to Ask Your Mobile App Developer

Barbara Morris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Barbara Morris

Mobile internet usage has increased dramatically over the past few years. In only half a decade, the total usage now equals the total amount of desktop Internet usage and statistics predict mobile usage will soon surpass Internet usage.

Startup Series: 5 Reasons Why an Entrepreneur's Network Is the Ultimate Asset

Melissa Thompson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Melissa Thompson

It is from networks that I personally and professionally grow most as an entrepreneur, gathering the knowledge, stamina and motivation necessary to build a business. Here are five reasons why networks are an entrepreneur's greatest asset.

7 Negotiation Techniques Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses Negotiation may often be desc...

Can You Profit From a Pop-up Shop?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

If you run a small, online business and want to give traditional retail a shot, rent out a space for a few months and see it goes.

The Secret To Keeping Each And Every One Of Your Social Media Followers

Lisa Wirthman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business

Successful social media marketing isn’t just measured by the size of a company’s fan base. Even more important than how many fans and followers yo...

Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Diana Nyad

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

The majority of the entrepreneurs aren't "young," they are in their 30s, 40s, 50s and years beyond. Diana Nyad ought to be an inspiration to them all that you are never too old to pursue your dreams.

Best Activities to Outsource in Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 11.06.2013 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Rather than wear every hat -- every single day -- small business owners need to think about activities that can be outsourced or subcontracted out. When you can get assistance with these tasks you will have more time for higher level activities.

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.