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6 Habits to Work From Home Successfully

Jose Vasquez | Posted 10.06.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

The digital era allows many of us to work from home, but it's important to implement these six habits if you want to stay productive.

Consciously Designing Your Ideal Business

J V Crum III | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

Once you've consciously envisioned the life you desire, it's time to consciously design your ideal business. From my perspective, this begins by defining the powerful difference you are passionate to make through your life and business.

3 Design Tips for Building a Website for a Small Business

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 10.06.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

Many small businesses will turn to local developers when it comes to building their first business website, while others will rely on agencies, or even step up and take on the challenge themselves. Today, we want to help those who're brave enough to be building their own website.

Business Backlash Looms In Occupied Hong Kong

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan, Wayne Chang | Posted 10.05.2014 | World

HONG KONG –- On a tense Sunday afternoon, the occupation of Hong Kong’s streets by democracy protesters crossed the one-week mark, as mounting los...

6 Customer Experience Lessons From a Digital Business Pioneer

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

Functioning as the Publisher and Vice President of Content at Kraft Sports Productions, including the New England Patriots, Fred Kirsch is truly a technology innovator and someone who is focused on digital business transformation.

Making a Kidswear Brand #ArtofY

Alex Schattner | Posted 10.03.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

As a photographer, Roland Bello made frequent trips to Europe. His friend Tania Vargas, a new mom working in marketing, always had the same request: bring back children's underwear.

On National Manufacturing Day, Congress Must Recommit Itself to Investing in a Strong Manufacturing Future

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Americans ought to be filled with pride in our role as the world's manufacturing leader. But we cannot take that leadership for granted, as our competitors across the globe seek to lure manufacturing jobs away from our shores.

The Race to Become Boutique: The Health Club Dilemma

Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nate C. Hindman

Sensing that a growing number of people are forgoing their gym membership in favor of specialized experiences like boot camps or cycling studios, some gyms have begun partnering with smaller boutique studios, offering them temporary or permanent space and giving their customers access to the gym's amenities.

5 Signs You're Ready to Start Your Own Business

Gillian Small | Posted 10.02.2014 | Small Business
Gillian Small

Starting a new business, be it big or small, is far from easy. In the early stages you will inevitably drift between periods of certainty and uncertainty about your decision. You will feel like you are constantly swaying with the wind of opinions from your peers.

5 Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.02.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

With new websites being created daily it becomes increasingly important to identify ways to attract more traffic. You could have the most user friendly website packed full of high quality content, but without traffic all of your efforts are for nothing.

How Running a Long Distance Race Is Like Building a Business

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 10.02.2014 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

Building a business requires a positive mindset, and so does distance running. Do you know how many times in my business, I have had to give myself a pep talk? Running a long distance race also requires serious pep talks, especially when one hasn't trained properly.

What Are Consumer Insights and How Do They Impact Marketing Effectiveness?

Jure Klepic | Posted 10.02.2014 | Small Business
Jure Klepic

While companies today might agree that consumer insights are a good thing, there are varying levels of opinions about just what these insights should be and how to use them.

What's a Stand-Up Meeting and Why Is It Beneficial?

Aron Susman | Posted 10.02.2014 | Small Business
Aron Susman

Stand-ups are meant to loosely give everyone else an idea of what we've all accomplished recently, while also outlining our plans and goals until the next stand-up.

A Simple Drawing Lands This Crafty Mom An Off-Broadway Show

Posted 10.01.2014 | 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...

100 Inspirational Business and Leadership Quotes

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

Some of the very best business executives, startup founders, venture capitalists, management thought leaders, and bestselling authors regularly share words of wisdom on Twitter.

The Cure for Cash Flow Woes

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 09.30.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

Even though money is what keeps an organization alive and you and your family fed, clothed and sheltered, most people have a tough time talking about it. The term itself carries all kinds of preconceived notions and prejudices with it.

5 Reasons Why Buying Facebook Likes Is a Waste of Time and Money for Your Business

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
N. Kimron Corion

I recently had a client who I was consulting and one of the things he was working on was setting up his Facebook page and generating traffic. He decid...

The 5 Tax Mistakes You're Making Right Now

Gene Marks | Posted 09.30.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

I know, it's a busy time of year. You're back from the summer holidays. Orders need to get out the door. Projects need to be done. Budgets need to be ...

5 Things Every Business Owner Should Know About Business Credit

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 09.30.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Business credit is an area first-time business owners tend to overlook. If your business sells to other businesses or wants to get credit, it's important to ensure that your business credit information is in good standing.

Small Businesses Are Still Struggling

Marc Joseph | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business
Marc Joseph

The lopsided failure rate of small businesses is a concern to every community. For our cities to recently jump in and realize this is a local issue that must be solved with "boots on the ground," reinforces that these entrepreneurs are not in this battle alone.

Kabbage Or Traditional Banks: Which Is Best For Your Small Business Loan?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 09.26.2014 | Small Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

With the advent of online business lending services like Kabbage, it's easier for small businesses to get the funding they need to get off the ground. But is it always the best option to go with an online lender?

6 Ways to Make Visitors Fall in Love With Your Website

Ian Mills | Posted 09.26.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

If you are familiar with your website analytics you would have heard of a metric called "bounce rate." The bounce rate is the percentage of website visitors that leave your website after visiting one page.

Holiday Cards Hacked! Quick + Cheap + Easy

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

Want to send out a little holiday "thinking of you" but don't want to break the bank doing it? Then today's video is for you!  Check out how I hack m...

Can Small Businesses Afford to Ditch Holiday Policies Like Virgin?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 09.26.2014 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

Small businesses tend to have smaller, and, depending on the age of the business, newer staffs. Implementing a no-limits-vacation policy could disrupt the slightly more fragile small business structure.

How to Boost Your Business Credit Scores

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 09.25.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Unlike personal credit scores (FICO scores) that take years to build up, it typically only takes 3-6 months to build up your business credit score. It helps if you know who will be looking up your business scores because some parties (such as banks and credit unions) have access to more data than others.