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Plum Alley: Connecting Women With Money

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 06.24.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

Deborah Jackson spent 20 years on Wall Street, raising money for clients. Now, she's helping female entrepreneurs raise startup capital via Plum All...

10 Sizzling Summer Reading Picks to Grow Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

As much as we'd like to take the entire summer off, planning and building our business empires is an engine that needs to be fed to stay on track. Thanks to modern technology, we can conveniently bring all of our summer reading to the beach or pool.

Things a Business Owner Never Says

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.24.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Spend enough time at a playground and you'll notice that kids are envious of each other. Small kids want size, skinny ones want bulk and they all want to play with the kid who has the Mr. T 3-wheeler. This envy continues in the workplace.

Don't Be 'a Victim of Disorganized Thinking' -- Keep More of Your Hard-earned Cash

Mark Steber | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

As soon as you start thinking about starting a business, you should begin tracking your expenses -- whether you use an app, a notebook or go the old-school route and use shoeboxes, be sure to keep receipts and cancelled checks.

Are You Failing Your Business

Marta Segal Block | Posted 06.24.2014 | Small Business
Marta Segal Block

What J fails to recognize are her two fatal errors and these errors are common to so many small businesses in so many fields.

Selling Your Business Is a Risky Affair

Josh Patrick | Posted 06.24.2014 | Small Business
Josh Patrick

You need to know how your business size fits into the world of business transfers. If your business does less than five million dollars buyers are likely to want you to hold paper either through a sellers note or an earnout.

Food Curated: A Dressing That Makes You Wanna Eat Your Vegetables

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.24.2014 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Meet Masaki & Yukimi Momose, the husband and wife team behind MOMO Dressing, a small-batch, Japanese dressing company based in New York City. MOMO Dressing isn't big, but it should be.

The One Thing I Want My Fellow Job-Seekers To Know

Connor Finkbeiner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Teen
Connor Finkbeiner

We are in need of new jobs, and of job creators, to take some of the pressure off of our injured economy, yet our government seems to be ignoring a great power in job creation, immigrants.

Town of Chatham and Its Shopping Gem

Shoptiques | Posted 06.23.2014 | Small Business
Shoptiques

While strolling down Chatham's charming cobblestone-clad Main Street, stumbling upon Sundance Clothing Co is completely inevitable.

Envision, Engage and Execute: What it Means to Become a Conscious Leader

J V Crum III | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

This week I would like to introduce a new model to becoming a more effective leader; one forged from the Triple Win approach: you, others and society winning together.

5 Questions To Measure The Feasibility Of Your Startup Idea

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.23.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Before you start planning the execution of your startup idea in great detail, use these six tests to determine how feasible your premise really is.

How SoulCycle And Shutterfly Became Successful Businesses

Posted 07.14.2014 | Small Business

We’ve all heard the old adage, “Success is a journey, not a destination,” and yet all too often we forgo the process in favor of a traditional p...

Are You Holding Your Business Back? Here's the Easy Cure

Alex Charfen | Posted 06.23.2014 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

Many entrepreneurs feel that natural state of things is that we should be the ones pushing or pulling our business along. In fact, most business owners actually identify with one of the two, pushing or pulling.

3 Keys to Hiring Rockstar Interns for Your Startup

Scarlett Sieber | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Scarlett Sieber

At my startup, interns are invaluable. We are running on a skeleton crew and interns play an integral role in daily activities. Over the last year-and-a-half, I have hired interns from a variety of fields from marketing to analytics to web development. Below are my key takeaways for hiring interns.

3 Ways Berlin Changed My Life and My Business

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 06.23.2014 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

If you are a business owner, I know you must be able to relate: It's easy to be consumed by the business... only to "wake-up" and realize that the business has taken over the rest of your life.

2 Tricks to Get Any Customer or Job You Want

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.20.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

If you are employed then chances are you applied for a job and were the fortunate applicant to get it. If you own a business then you've probably responded to an open call for proposals. Congrats if you've won a few (you should also buy a lottery ticket).

5 Important Reasons to Redesign Your Website

Ian Mills | Posted 06.20.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Technology and design styles change quickly and so too can the focus of your business. It is important that your website remains current with these changes and that your business is getting the most out of the new online opportunities that are available. Here are five excellent reasons to consider a website redesign,

5 Lessons Brazil Learned the Hard Way (So You Don't Have to)

Ted Devine | Posted 06.19.2014 | Small Business
Ted Devine

Yes, you may be able to finish the project by the client's proposed deadline, but will that mean dropping all your other clients? Will it mean working yourself and your team to the bone

5 Steps to Get $18 Billion for Your Business

Gene Marks | Posted 06.19.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Is Uber worth $18 billion? Hey, why not? But that doesn't matter. What matters is that a lot of smart people believe it's worth $18 billion and there are a lot of smart pundits and analysts will back up this belief too.

3 Things They Don't Teach you in School (But Perhaps Should)

Tania Yuki | Posted 06.19.2014 | Women
Tania Yuki

You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find the one you love, and the same thing is true in business. You know it when you find it, and if you're not sure, keep looking.

The Characters in the Story of Your Inbox

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.22.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Everyone does the same thing in today's digital world; read and write emails. The difference is the content, but what if that is similar? A friend requested I oversee his emails while he attended to something urgent.

What Branding Is NOT

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 06.19.2014 | Small Business
N. Kimron Corion

came across a number of people over the years who have positioned themselves as branding experts and persons who can help build your brand. And while some of them have been quite good at what they do, some are just confused; these are the ones that believe that they can help you design a logo and a website and a tagline and call it your brand.

Why You Need a Customer Advisory Board

Josh Patrick | Posted 06.18.2014 | Small Business
Josh Patrick

I've been an advocate of using a customer advisory board for over 30 years. I've used them in every business I've ever owned and every time I wonder why I didn't use one before.

4 Things Businesses Can Learn From Sports

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

For us, sports is a recreational activity to alleviate work stress. However, if you apply the lessons learned from playing sports, you'll learn the board room and the basketball court have lots in common.

Born With A Deformity That Caused Her To Hide Her Face, This Woman Now Captivates Audiences -- From 35 Feet Off The Ground

Posted 06.18.2014 | 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...