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Shut Up and Listen to Your Mentors

David Simnick | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
David Simnick

Listening to sage advisors will pivot your company towards repeated success, while avoiding the burn of lessons learned the hard way. So how do you get the right advisors around you?

Who Are You Putting In Charge of Your Career?

Erin Daruszka | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

It's paramount for you to have a realistic sense for your strengths, your weaknesses and where you want your career to go. But sometimes, you may need to make a decision to take your experience where it will be more appreciated (which I did).

I Built a Mobile App -- Now What?

Ilina Dimitrova | Posted 02.20.2014 | Small Business
Ilina Dimitrova

Here are four actionable strategies entrepreneurs can leverage to create a strong drumbeat of downloads and accelerate adoption.

5 Reasons Why Your Business Proposal Fails

Ian Altman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

If you are losing too many proposals, take an honest look at what you are including in your proposals. Here are five common mistakes I see all too often in business proposals.

I Created A Business to Get Rid of the Bulge in My Pants

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 02.19.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Nicholas DeNuzzo, RooPouch Wallet I never expected to be an entrepreneur. Not in this lifetime anyway. My path to entrepreneurship on Sh...

Mompreneur Spotlight: Angie Hicks, Founder of Angie's List

Anjali Varma | Posted 02.19.2014 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

For the web series The Modern Mompreneur, Angie shares her thoughts on the skills that are important to grow an entrepreneurial venture and shares surprising advice on not always needing an original idea to launch a successful business.

It's Time for Congress to Stop the War on Inventors

Pat Choate | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Pat Choate

Whatever course it chooses to take, Congress should stop those that want to undercut American innovation, particularly in the midst of a fragile economic recovery.

From Employee to Owner in Five Years

Sandy Abrams | Posted 04.20.2014 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Elisabeth Swardstrom began working at PixelFish in 2008 with a background in production for both television and film before transitioning to advert...

Tim Ferriss Answers Your Questions

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.20.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Tim Ferriss is known for more successful projects, investments and books than we can count. He's the mastermind behind The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-...

Find Prospects on Social Media and Turn Them Into Customers

Kim Garst | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Kim Garst

How do you get real, live, paying customers from your social media efforts? Is this even possible?

Maria Contreras-Sweet: From ProAmérica, to America's Promise

Javier Palomarez | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Javier Palomarez

For Maria Contreras-Sweet, helping America's small businesses flourish is more than a job -- it's a calling. Her personal journey defies cynics. She...

The Automatic Life: Billionaire Ernie Boch Jr.

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 02.14.2014 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

What kind of people run billion-dollar enterprises? You are about to find out. Not only that, you are about to learn 4 lessons on entrepreneurs...

5 Key SEO Metrics Explained

Jonathan Long | Posted 04.15.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Ranking number one for keywords that don't result in conversions and sales is completely useless. It sounds good on paper, but ranking on top for a keyword that isn't generating revenue provides zero benefit for the business.

The Top 20 Tech Startups of All Time (Infographic)

Matt Hunckler | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology
Matt Hunckler

You'll see that Facebook only reached the number 5 position. So, there's some tough competition at the top. Take a look, and see if you can find any patterns behind these entrepreneurs' thinking.

Growth Management: Balancing Employees and Workload

Cassie Hughes | Posted 04.15.2014 | Small Business
Cassie Hughes

Hit it right and your team is busy, but not overwhelmed. Hit it wrong and you have a workforce spread too thin or worse, find yourself burning through reserves by paying costly overhead for people who don't have enough to do.

Small Businesses Can Show Customers Some Love This Valentine's Day

Ted Devine | Posted 04.15.2014 | Small Business
Ted Devine

A little love here and there helps build the kind of long-term relationships that keep revenue strong long after the last chocolate has been plucked from the Whitman's Sampler you swore you wouldn't finish by yourself this year.

The 3 Pieces of Advice I Would Give to Every Entrepreneur

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.14.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

We launched Do Your Park, a company committed to designing car magnets that offer a funny, non-violent way to express your disapproval over the most offensive parking jobs. Best of all, these magnets can be re-used by the recipient. Park Better. Pass it on.

Hiring People You Won't Have to Fire

Bill McBean | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Here are some lessons I learned that can help you and your company hire and retain those kinds of people and keep you out of the "firing line."

Everything You Need to Know About Email Marketing

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Long gone are the days when phone calls were customers' preferred method of contact. Because of this, email marketing has become more and more valu...

Multimillionaire Wall Street Broker Traded Dollars For Donuts And Never Looked Back

Posted 02.14.2014 | Small Business

What would you do with almost $1 billion dollars? Some would buy large houses, others tropical islands, but for Emanuel E. “Buzzy” Geduld, 70, ...

Marriage and Business: 3 Ways to Prevent Your Business From Destroying Your Marriage

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

To help you prevent your business from destroying your marriage, here are the three most common relationship mistakes I see business owners make, plus how you can resolve them before they damage your bond.

Her Own Rising Tide: Alfa's Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

In a small office with in Jersey City, Alfa and Alex radiate confidence and energy. I sat stunned at Alfa's remarkable journey to get to this place, and the beautiful love that exists between them.

Customer Service: 4 Creative Ways to Improve the Client Experience

Yaniv Masjedi | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Yaniv Masjedi

Studies prove customers who are treated fairly are likely to pay more for better service and stay loyal for years. Now look at your business. Could your customer service department benefit from a re-boot?

From Start With Why to Leaders Eat Last: An Interview With Simon Sinek

Matt Tenney | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

By simply making the effort to help the people on our team more often, and show them that we truly care about them, we can start the process of creating an entire team or organization of people who trust each other.

Daymond John Answers Your Questions

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.12.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Daymond John was a server at Red Lobster before working his way to the top of the fashion industry with his apparel company, FUBU. Now, he's one o...