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I Didn't Know How She Was Going to Fit into the World So I Made the World Fit Her

Janelle McLeod | Posted 08.12.2014 | Small Business
Janelle McLeod

I struggled day in and day out to find fashion for little people. I would see clothes for the big and tall but nothing for the little or small. Then I said to myself "God, if I am struggling this way and I am sure all the little people struggling like this too?!"

Here's How You Might Be Allowing Employees to Sabotage Your Company

Mike Harden | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Companies must also be careful about how they measure their business units and whether those measurements are exclusive of other business units' performance.

What to Do During a Slow Period: Shift From Worry to Opportunity and Strengthen Your Business Strategy

Ciara Pressler | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

Want to emerge from a slow period with a stronger business? Here are my top 10 recommendations for what to attack and where to focus your attention.

The Unique Burdens of Small Business

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Small businesses are often the incubator where new concepts and products are first introduced to the public. If there were ever a time when small business needed a friend in the White House, it is now.

5 Ways to Create a Healthier, Happier Office

Frank Chalupa | Posted 08.08.2014 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

Whether you're designing a new office or simply looking for ways to improve your existing space, here are five things today's professionals are looking for.

As a Business Owner, My First Priority Is My Family

Grayson Bell | Posted 08.08.2014 | Small Business
Grayson Bell

I am currently on my second business. After four years of pushing the limits and working with very little sleep, I realized it was time to throw in the towel. My business was my life, and it was affecting my health and my marriage.

The African Youth Movement for Social and Economic Prosperity

Barry Segal | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

We cannot afford to stand at the sidelines and watch people do things for us. Developing a resilient entrepreneurial base and private sector can sustain economic growth and produce real economic and social gains in Africa.

12 Midwest Startups That Are Changing the Status Quo

Matt Hunckler | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology
Matt Hunckler

These behemoths undoubtedly made a worldwide impact, but some of the biggest game changers aren't happening on a global scale. They aren't even happening in Silicon Valley. Midwestern entrepreneurs are proving a knack for finding niches and solving problems.

The CEO and the Waitress

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

"I just got a call from the day care center, and my two-year-old is sick. I have to go. Would...?" The raised eyebrow of one CEO said it all. They had worked hard to carve 60 minutes out of their schedules to begin discussions on a merger. Now this.

What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Fear, Life And Business

Tiana Patrice | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Tiana Patrice

At the end of the summer, after watching all the other kids and how much fun they had playing with the elephant, I told myself that this was the day that I would conquer my fear.

What Losing 70 Pounds Taught Me About Startups

Jessica Santana | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Jessica Santana

When you get rid of your fears, stay consistent and learn to adapt to changes, you set yourself up for entrepreneurial success. Pound for pound, mastering these three skills will grant you longevity in business and industry. What are some of your most valued lessons?

Smorgasburg: A Feast of Opportunity in Brooklyn

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 08.07.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

What's it like to sell your artisanal goodies at Smorgasburg, the open-air food market in Brooklyn's trendy Williamsburg neighborhood?

Good-Time Sunglasses (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 08.07.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

Does your workday feel like a walk on the beach? Rich Amundson's didn't, so he sailed his way into a new career. In 2009, Rich founded Dicks Cottons, a sunglasses company with fashionable, affordable, shades for party-ready Millennials.

The Journey of a Chocolatier

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 08.07.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Oscar Baile immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines in the 1970s with just $500 in his pocket. He is now president of Landru Chocolates, which he runs with the help of his wife and son.

America Inc. Needs Attitude Adjustment to Reach Full Potential Abroad

Ryan McMunn | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

With the US economy finally growing at a faster pace globalization has also accelerated. As international trade continues to grow, America Inc. must s...

Entrepreneurship: An Avenue for Economic Growth

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 08.06.2014 | Small Business
N. Kimron Corion

If many more countries were to invest in entrepreneurship and ensure that citizens are exposed to business creation from a very young age then this can help curb some of the economic problems being faced.

Why You Should Outsource Your Digital Marketing

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.05.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

You need someone in-house to keep the digital agency utilized and take the marketing campaign to the web, but not to do the work in house.

5 Tips to Propel Your Small Business Forward During the Summer Slowdown

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 08.06.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

Summer is a challenging time to be in business. Decision makers are on vacation, proposals are put on hold and prospects want to wait until the fall to get started on a program. It can feel like everything has stopped.

Where's the Love, Twittersphere?

Erin Dullea | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Erin Dullea

I must admit: I am feeling very alone in the Twittersphere right now. Sometimes it feels like a chess game and -- like chess -- I am ignorant as to s...

Is the End of the Middle Class the Beginning of the Revolution?

Ellen Rohr | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Ellen Rohr

Egads. We've learned that it's closer to 40% of the wealth that lies in the hands of the top 1%. This growing disparity between the uber rich and the expanding poor isn't just an inconvenience for those slipping economically backward every month. The end of the middle class may mark the beginning of the revolution.

5 Reasons Why You Should Admire Comcast

Gene Marks | Posted 08.06.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

I recognize Comcast's shortcomings. But as a guy running a small tech company I also have to admit something: I admire Comcast. And you should too. For a few good reasons.

Your Blog Will Survive in Your Leave of Absence

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

When I discovered that I would be leaving everything behind for a few months, I didn't know what to think, and whether my blog would survive my absence during these few months. It turns out, your blog can and will survive.

8 Paid Search Marketing Tips for Beginners

Jonathan Long | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

In order to be competitive you need to be found online at the top of the search results. If you are in a very competitive industry or don't have time to wait for SEO to propel your business to the top of the organic search results then you need to consider a pay per click campaign.

8 Ecommerce Mistakes that are Costing You Sales

Ian Mills | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Converting visitors to buyers is one of the most important components of a successful ecommerce business because increasing this conversion rate has a...

The 5 Pearls of Wisdom Not Taught in MBA Programs

Wendy Reese | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

I took a "weekend warrior" certification. I liked yoga, but I didn't want to teach it. About the time I did that, we hired a new teacher who was very committed and I never had to teach.