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Successful CTOs

8 Qualities All Successful CTOs Share

The most successful businesses I’ve worked with have one thing in common: excellent leadership. As…

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Entrepreneurs

How Reactive Entrepreneurs Can Prepare for the Future of Business

What if social entrepreneurs were also futurists? As a catalyst of enterprise, this explains the significance of preemptive social entrepreneurship

In this anthology, I challenge the next generation of social enterprise leaders to embrace preemption as…

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Business plan

From the Expert: How to Write a Business Plan That Works

Tips on organizing and composing a quality business plan

An idea without a strong business plan has little chance of getting an investment. As…

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Instagram

4 Tips for Maximizing Instagram for Your Business

Here’s how to best use Instagram to help boost brand awareness and sales revenue

If you have a product, service, or company that you’re trying to market and you…

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relentless

An Invaluable Offering for Closing the Digital Divide

Free data programs are helping to make meaningful progress toward that goal

Recently, a federal appeals court upheld a series of unprecedented new rules that govern almost…

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Business Award

Do You Really Need to Apply for Another Business Award?

The pros and cons of applying for business awards

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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How To

hire talent

How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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grief

How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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