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mentoring

Mentoring Just Got Easier for Small Business Owners

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

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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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Online solutions

The Top 5 Online Solutions for Small Business Owners

Integrating online solutions are the most efficient way to manage your business

Integrating online solutions are the most efficient way to manage your business. Not only,…

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Smashd Labs

Atom Factory CEO, Troy Carter, Seeks New Startups for Smashd Labs Accelerator

Smashd Labs is focusing on startups that can influence culture

Atom Factory CEO, Troy Carter, announced plans to host a second season of Smashd Labs…

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mental health

Safeguard Your Startup Sanity and Success

Here’s a dose of advice for stress and whatever ails you as an entrepreneur

There are a number of issues that affect the mental state of entrepreneurs from depression…

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Minority Business Development Agency Awards $31.5 Million in Grants

Federal funding will support business centers helping minority entrepreneurs create jobs and grow their businesses

New resources and funding is underway to help minority-owned firms create jobs, compete in the…

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Camille A. Brown: A Choreographer Hitting Her Stride

The dancer candidly discusses her evolution as an artist and business woman

The announcement came this week; the 2016 John Simon Guggenheim foundation fellows were chosen and…

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How to Propel Your Business from the Shark Tank to the Bank

New book reveals untold stories of some of Shark Tank's memorable companies

Fans of the popular ABC show will want to hear the untold stories of some…

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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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