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Six Business Lessons I Learned From Trying Out Hockey

Erika Dickstein | Posted 10.28.2014 | Small Business
Erika Dickstein

I invite you to try something totally new and different and think about what lessons you can learn and apply to your business. I would love to hear your results in comments below.

Three Quotes To Help Entrepreneurs When Things Get Tough

Patricia G. Greene | Posted 10.28.2014 | Small Business
Patricia G. Greene

Dell has one of the more intriguing entrepreneurial histories, going from the fabled dorm room start-up, through growing the company and taking it public, stepping down as CEO, coming back as CEO, then leading it back to its current private iteration. Living through all these changes would seem to provide him with a business perspective not available to many other people.

Questions for Within: What to Ask Yourself When Creating Your Dream Business

Heather Piedmont | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Heather Piedmont

I always make sure any prospect I work with truly wants the responsibility that comes with the freedom of being your own boss.

Want to Trigger a Business Growth Spurt? Here's What You Need to Know

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 10.28.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

There are points along the continuum of growing and developing your small business that signal the need for change. These are key points when your...

Small Business Support for Raising the Wage Picking up Steam State-side

John Arensmeyer | Posted 10.28.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

A vast majority of small businesses already pay their workers more than the minimum wage, and many small employers feel it's the right thing to do.

How Social Media Experts Are Killing You Softly

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 10.28.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Marketing agencies and social media 'experts' have you tricked into thinking social media is rocket science. It isn't. Here is why you need to stop paying for social media experts.

This Woman Turned a Layoff Into a Payoff

Debra Carpenter | Posted 10.28.2014 | Small Business
Debra Carpenter

If you're interested in starting your own business as a Virtual Assistant, Tammi says "Don't give up -- get your materials, do your research, and most importantly, be bold."

Data-Driven Marketing Drives Customer Advocacy

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Data are the foundation of marketing in a digital world. Digital transformation of business processes provides CMOs with the ability to measure result...

Get Out of My Office!

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 10.27.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

You need to be very specific about what your "availability" means. If you don't, you will foster a situation where familiarity breeds contempt or, at the very least, lack of respect.

Finding Your Truth in Your Business

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 10.28.2014 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

You are the only one who knows your truth. You know at what pace you like to work. You know how goal setting works best for you.

What Every Mumpreneur Should Know Before Starting a Business

Anfernee Chansamooth | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Anfernee Chansamooth

So you're wanting to start a home based business so you can be home for your kids. It may sound like the ideal solution but what are the common pitfal...

5 Ways to Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month

Debra Carpenter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Small Business
Debra Carpenter

November is designated as National Entrepreneurship Month (NEM), a time to celebrate the men and women who have the courage to take smart risks in business, enriching and innovating our lives with the results of their efforts.

How to Have a Great Relationship and Business

Amy Wright | Posted 10.29.2014 | Small Business
Amy Wright

Maybe it was being a business owner, who worked from home like a crazy person and didn't have that face-to-face interaction every day with people, with actual adult conversation that made me less confident.

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 10.24.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?

How Good Are Your Acting Skills?

Mike Harden | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Mike Harden

To be truly great at running your organization, you are always "on." You are always in the spotlight with your employees, customers, investors and anyone else with whom you come into contact.

7 Questions to Tame Your To-Do List

Maria Ross | Posted 10.24.2014 | Small Business
Maria Ross

I used to live by this mantra. But in today's world of 24/7 smart phone access, juggling business/kids/relationship/self-care/community and an avalanche of data coming at us, it's not really sound advice for entrepreneurs or small business owners to stay sane.

3 Signs of You Becoming a Thought Leader

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 10.23.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

The phrase thought leader instantly sparks up names like Timothy Ferriss, Guy Kawasaki, and all the successful bloggers throughout the World. I'm not ...

The 4 Types of Viral Content: A Study Based on 300 Social Media Accounts

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 10.23.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The 4 Types Of Viral Content - A Study Based on 300 Social Media Accounts Recently our team at Computan studied 300 social media accounts on Facebo...

5 Small Business SEO Tips You Can Implement In-House Right Now

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.23.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Every small business owner should implement search engine optimization into his or her online marketing strategy, but many shy away because they think they need a huge budget to get started. An effective and complete strategy will cost money, but that doesn't mean you have to sit idle until you can afford to hire an SEO agency.

5 Simple Stress Relievers For The Small Business Owner

Perry Paolini | Posted 10.23.2014 | Small Business
Perry Paolini

You don't have to live your life as a veritable ball of stress when you own a business. There are several steps you can take to ensure that you tackle each new day with a clear mind and calm attitude.

Business and Youth: Advice for Young Entrepreneurs

James Parsons | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
James Parsons

If you ask almost any business owner, the most difficult part of growing a company is in the startup years. Know that you're not alone, and get good at jumping over the many hurdles that are headed your way.

Is Bigger Always Better?

Kait Sawyer | Posted 12.21.2014 | Hawaii
Kait Sawyer

With the holidays just around the corner and gift giving at the forefront of my mind, I'm making a conscious effort this year to buy and create thoughtful gifts for the most important people in my life. Don't worry, I will still make time to browse the Target ad on Thanksgiving Day.

Why SBA Loans Are a Lot Harder to Obtain After the Great Recession

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 12.21.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

One of the reasons that (expensive) alternative loans like merchant cash advances became so popular was because banks dramatically reduced their small business lending after the great recession.

Why You Should Be Busy Instead

Kara-Anne Cheng | Posted 10.23.2014 | Small Business
Kara-Anne Cheng

Don't fight busy just because everyone else is fighting busy. Fight for the things that matter most to you.

When This Mom Couldn't Find What She Needed To Help Her Autistic Daughter, She Created A Site That Could

Posted 10.22.2014 | 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...