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The Boss Is Always Greener

Chef Rossi | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business
Chef Rossi

It's a solitary feeling, looking over that mountain of paperwork at the hipsters running to the bar, the kids running to the park and the moms running after their kids.

7 Key Ways to Increase Your Small Business Chances of Winning Government Contracts

Helen Callier | Posted 09.17.2014 | Small Business
Helen Callier

As your small business starts swimming in the Federal market while continuing to grow on the local and state levels, know that there are key strategies required for success in winning contracts.

5 Sites That Make Your Small Business Life Easier

Ebong Eka | Posted 09.17.2014 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

Starting a business is easy... If you're thinking I'm nuts, I will explain. Running your business is the difficult part.

6 Funding Options for Young Businesses

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 09.17.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

A lot of budding entrepreneurs have asked us how they can raise capital for their new businesses. The answer is it's extremely hard . Investors/lenders rarely fund companies at this stage -- however, there are other options.

SEO Questions Franchise Owners Need to Ask

Allie Gray Freeland | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Allie Gray Freeland

Asking these questions doesn't always come to mind right away, but these are crucial if you own a franchise. Franchises are constantly growing and by nature have a lot of people working higher positions, so the managers working with you are constantly changing.

Ex-Im Bank's Role in Supporting Clean Energy

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

At a time when clean energy markets around the world are growing swiftly and offer opportunities for U.S. exports, the Ex-Im bank plays a critical role in project financing for renewable energy projects.

The DeWolfe Effect

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Have you ever laid awake at night thinking about that entrepreneur who has already forged the path that you are on? I often think of an entrepreneur who has already accomplished much of what I am setting out to do. He is a legend when it comes to real estate brands in New England. His name is Richard DeWolfe.

Robert Scoble: Welcome to the Age of Context

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.16.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

According to Robert Scoble, if you want to read the future, look no further than the startup community. As the Chief Startup Liaison for Rackspace, th...

Leaving a Six-Figure Salary to Start a Company Instead

Aileen Gemma Smith | Posted 09.15.2014 | Small Business
Aileen Gemma Smith

"We don't have a usual mom." My teenage sons give this response with a degree of pride and humor. They were first ones I thought of when I decided formally to leave six-figure work and create my own path instead.

Want to Grow Your Startup With Paid Search Marketing? Use These 5 Tips.

Jonathan Long | Posted 09.15.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

With a well thought out campaign, PPC advertising can provide the convenience of being able to turn website traffic on and off like a faucet.

Socially Conscious Cashmere (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Alex Schattner

Ever been to the cashmere farms of the Gobi Desert and thought, "I can create a symbiotic business with the herders?"

High-Fashion Sandals That Combine Style With Doing Good

J V Crum III | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
J V Crum III

I started the month of July by recognizing, and celebrating the Entrepreneurial Freedom we enjoy in the United States. As the Founder of ConsciousMi...

5 Best Practices for Workforce Productivity

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 09.14.2014 | Small Business
Emad Rizkalla

Every employer hopes to maximize the labor of his or her workforce but, like all aspects of business, it's harder than it seems at first blush. Here are five keys I've discovered for increasing productivity no matter what the size or shape of an organization.

Women Victorious In U.S. Supreme Court's Harris V. Quinn

Julie Gunlock | Posted 09.14.2014 | Women
Julie Gunlock

Women just scored a significant victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. In Harris v. Quinn, decided just last month, the Supreme Court declared that childcare providers and personal care aids (PCAs attend to hygiene, housekeeping, and meal preparation for the elderly and infirm) are not required to unionize.

The One Way to Tell If You're a Successful Entrepreneur

Gene Marks | Posted 09.14.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The most successful entrepreneurs I know are the ones that are building value and creating assets. And do you know how they do that? They take vacations. Yes... vacations! And for a long time too. Whenever they want.

How Positivity Drives Productivity

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Caroline L. Arnold

Whether you are an occasional or chronic complainer, you can boost the productivity of your team by making fewer petty complaints in the workplace.

10 Things Entrepreneurs Do Differently Than Mere Mortals

Michael Price | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Michael Price

Entrepreneurship is a path that very few people have the ability to pursue and stick with. The challenge of entrepreneurship goes beyond the simple day-to-day tasks or even the skills required to achieve success.

8 Content Marketing Tips for When No One Reads Your Content

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.13.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Congrats on posting your infographic, blog, video or webinar. One problem: Uncle Jeb is your only reader. So what should you do?

7 Things To Do Every Morning As An Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 09.13.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Habits are what make us who we were, and these seven daily tasks can help you become a better entrepreneur.

5 Essential Tools for the Solopreneur

Miranda Marquit | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Miranda Marquit

A solopreneur still has to remain connected to his or her business, though. If you want to more effectively manage your business, giving you more time to do the things you want, consider using the following five essential tools for solopreneurs.

How to Win by Throwing out the Traditional Hiring Playbook

Sean McNamara | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Sean McNamara

How can the next generation of industry leaders apply this misfit math to a unique business model, structure, and culture?

America's Lands of Opportunity

Hilary Gowins | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Hilary Gowins

As Texas, Florida and Tennessee have all proven in recent years, if you build it, they will come.

Echo Chamber

Dean Soukeras | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

When you find yourself in a heated argument, a fear filled spiral, or an anxiety-induced panic attack, and you're the only one in the room, take a series of deep breaths. Your body will start to relax, and your mind will begin to slow down. When your body relaxes, your mind tends to follows.

My Career Veered Off Course On purpose: Melissa's #LaunchLikeABoss Story

Emilie Aries | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

What would our country look like if more of us had the courage to veer "off course" and pursue careers that made our souls sing? You can count me among the optimists who believe, as Arianna Huffington said, "What is good for us as individuals is also good for business."

Free Facebook Traffic Is Possible (And You Can Do It Too!)

Kim Garst | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Kim Garst

I keep hearing that it is almost impossible to get your content shown to your fans and their friends on Facebook anymore without paying the Company big advertising bucks first. Really? I must be missing something!