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Business Award

Do You Really Need to Apply for Another Business Award?

My childhood room was filled with trophies, plaques, and photos of my achievements. While I…

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community service

3 Reasons You’ll Always Have Time for Community Service

Take your skills and put them to work in the service of nonprofit missions

Take your skills and put them to work in the service of nonprofit missions.

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new parent

The Key to Running a Business as a New Parent

If you’re running your own business and you just welcomed a new baby, it’s important to strive for work/life balance

Whenever a person transitions to running their own business, they have to adjust their concept…

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video content

3 Media Trends That Are Changing the Way We Consume Video Content

Here is how the evolution of digital media is changing the way viewers engage with content

As the CEO of a corporate video production company, it’s essential for me to keep…

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Startup Founders

5 Ways Startup Founders Can Rejuvenate — and Avoid Burnout

Sometimes, the key to improving overall productivity is cutting yourself a little slack

After many late nights staring at glowing fluorescent screens, drinking bottomless cups of coffee, and…

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Female Entrepreneurs

Female Entrepreneurs and Their Rising Roles in Business

While there are still, and always will be, horror stories about being a woman in a powerful position, some female CEOs and entrepreneurs have noted progress for the better

While there are still, and always will be, horror stories about being a woman in…

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mentoring

Mentoring Just Got Easier for Small Business Owners

SCORE and Kauffman Foundation team up to offer video mentoring to small businesses

Research shows that businesses receiving three or more hours of mentoring have witnessed a boost…

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next company

Why Your Next Company Doesn’t Have to (or Shouldn’t) Be a Unicorn

Why The Unicorn Formula isn't the only path to success for startups

“Buyers like us, we have a lot of options. It’s a buyer’s market,” said my…

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Company culture

How to Foster a Company Culture That Values Creativity and Innovation

Advice for enhancing the quality of company culture at your job

As a startup founder and investor, it’s not enough for me to merely value innovation and…

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Work environment

The Trick to ‘Nailing’ a Flexible Work Environment

In many cases, it’s simply more efficient for everyone for employees to work from home or on the road, checking in whenever necessary

In many cases, it’s simply more efficient for everyone for employees to work from home…

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cloud

Why Small Businesses See Cloud as More Secure for Backing Up Data

Despite popular skepticism, more owners are opting for online backup

At a time when small businesses are increasingly the primary targets of cyber security attacks,…

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Mobile Devices

Top 5 Reasons We Can’t Live Without Our Smart Mobile Devices

As more people become dependent on their mobile devices, more reasons they can’t fathom living without one arise

On an average day, millennials (39 percent) interact with their smartphone more than anything or…

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Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling and Why Black Entrepreneurship Matters

Nurturing an independent black economy and a strong institutional resource base for black survival in the 21st century

These informal kinds of work carry added importance for black Americans, a demographic that is…

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Business World

How to Ask for What You Really Want in the Business World

How to ask for what you want in business—and do so with tact, poise, and grace

In business, your greatest assets are often found in the relationships that you’ve developed with…

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Negotiating

3 Tips for Negotiating the Sale of a Company

Advice on how to effectively execute the negotiation of a high-stakes company sale

If you analyze your life, you will realize that your entire day consists of negotiations.…

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Lessons

Priceless Lessons From One Successful Entrepreneur’s Mother

Take care of those around you

Take care of those around you.

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Startups

How Major Corporations Can (and Should) Think Like Startups

Perks are great, but it’s how startups attack problems and mobilize talent that makes them unique

“Wow! Look at your mural—you guys really are like a startup.”
I hear this at least…

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Email List

Here are Some Results-Driven Ways to Grow Your Company’s Email List

Here are five strategies that my company has implemented recently on our own website that has helped us grow our email list

Here are five strategies that my company has implemented recently on our own website that…

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technology

Eighty Percent of Business Owners Use This Type Of Technology To Stay Ahead, Do You?

Popular business technology such as mobile tools and the cloud can help grow customers and sales

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Venture Capitalists

Learning From Your Investors: Tips From 5 Top Venture Capitalists

Steve Ufford, founder and CEO of Trulioo, shares tips on how entrepreneurs can win over investors

There were more than 12,000 financial technology startups worldwide at the end of 2014, according…

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How To

Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
First…

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Startups

How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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