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Small Business Networking

An Open Response to Jeff Haden's "8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do"

David Nour | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
David Nour

Haden specifically references relationships. But who are Haden's successes selling to? Selling is fundamentally a relationship business.

Tips for Networking Effectively

Anjali Varma | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Making connections and leveraging relationships is critical whether you are a mompreneur, working mom, or stay at home considering re-entering the work force.

Why You Didn't Get That One-on-One Meeting -- and How to Ask Better Next Time

Ciara Pressler | Posted 04.16.2013 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

The truth is that I donate my services quite regularly. But if I'm going to help you move forward in your career and keep my own, we need to get on the same page when it comes to valuing one another's time and expertise.

Riding Your Business Cycle

Juliet Asante | Posted 10.20.2012 | Small Business
Juliet Asante

The recurring and fluctuating levels of economic activity that our businesses experience over a period of time can be referred to as our business cycles.

The Old-Fashioned Secret To Networking

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business

In a world where business partners, thousands of miles apart, can chat via Skype, exchange data through email and virtually sign important documents, ...

Offbeat Insider Knowledge on Imports: Some Basics and Why the "Loaf Question" is Important.

Atim Oton | Posted 12.10.2011 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

My New York City based company has leveraged its location, contacts and city in more ways than some importers I know. How? Let me show you some ways.

Making It in the World of Self-Employment

Don McNay | Posted 09.23.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Being self-employed is good for people who need, or want, to work outside the nine-to-five world, even if it's temporary. Self-employment is not often about financing a start-up company and making the INC 500. It is often about making a living at something you enjoy.

The Secret Weapon of Successful Entrepreneurs

Adelaide Lancaster | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business
Adelaide Lancaster

Invest the time and energy in building a strong network of peers. They will improve your business, save you effort and expense, and enrich the journey. A strong network really is the secret weapon of successful entrepreneurs.

Talking With Iraqi Women: Overcoming Social Issues to Spur Economic Growth

Elinor Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elinor Steele

Iraq has always been a Middle East pioneer for promoting women's rights. However, some men have become less open-minded to women-owned businesses. And that could set Iraq's economy back by decades.

Talking With Iraq's Women: Big Dreams and Enormous Challenges

Elinor Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Elinor Steele

In my six years managing worldwide communications for Tupperware, I've met with businesswomen from around the globe. I've always been moved and motivated by these wonderful women.

Spreading Inspiration: A Pledge for the Next Generation

Elinor Steele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elinor Steele

Women everywhere are looking for connections, conversation and community. They want to be part of a cause greater than themselves, and inspire.