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Lindsay LaVine

Lindsay LaVine is a Chicago-based freelance writer who has worked for NBC and CNN.

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5 Must-Know Public Speaking Tips for Introverts

5 Must-Know Public Speaking Tips for Introverts

Your fear of public speaking can hold you back. Try these tips to make it less intimidating.
November 19, 2013 in Marketing
5 Simple Ways to Get Your Customers to Listen to You

5 Simple Ways to Get Your Customers to Listen to You

Cut though the noise with these techniques to create communications that educate and attract customers.
November 14, 2013 in Marketing Basics
The 17 Small Businesses That Made Oprah's Favorite Things for 2013

The 17 Small Businesses That Made Oprah's Favorite Things for 2013

In year's past, landing on Oprah's "Favorite Things" list could turn an unknown business into an overnight success. Will this year's entrepreneurs be as lucky?
November 9, 2013 in Lifestyle
3 Common Facebook Myths -- Debunked

3 Common Facebook Myths -- Debunked

We get to the bottom of some recent business myths that are circulating the web.
November 7, 2013 in Security
4 Lessons in Success From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

4 Lessons in Success From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Three entrepreneurs share their stories of success (and failure) in building multi-million dollar companies.
October 23, 2013 in Startup Basics
3 Ways to Make Your Business More Efficient

3 Ways to Make Your Business More Efficient

Most inefficiencies at work come down to a lack of clarity. Here's how to address the three main culprits.
October 23, 2013 in Business Management
The 4 Elements of an Irresistible Offer

The 4 Elements of an Irresistible Offer

Expert advice and inspiration from successful marketing campaigns.
October 18, 2013 in Marketing Basics
How to Take Control of Your Business' Online Reputation

How to Take Control of Your Business' Online Reputation

Four tips you can implement today to improve your ratings on review sites.
October 17, 2013 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
How Online Retailers Can Make More Money by Next Week

How Online Retailers Can Make More Money by Next Week

Incorporate these tips to your existing site to improve your cash flow quickly.
October 8, 2013 in Sales
Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

If you plan on running a contest, make sure your promotion is DMCA-compliant first.
October 2, 2013 in Legal Center
How to Use Humor at Work Without Acting Like a Jerk

How to Use Humor at Work Without Acting Like a Jerk

You may be the funniest person in the room, but keep these three tips in mind when using humor in the workplace.
September 13, 2013 in Human Resources
6 Dating Tips for the Single Entrepreneur

6 Dating Tips for the Single Entrepreneur

Think you don't have time to meet Mr. or Ms. Right while building your business? Think again.
September 6, 2013 in Lifestyle
How to Get Your Business on Reality TV

How to Get Your Business on Reality TV

Think your business has what it takes to make great television? Apply to one of these eight shows for your chance at 15 minutes of fame.
August 30, 2013 in Business Management
7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material

7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material

When it comes to copyright, how savvy are you? Here are the biggest misconceptions business-owners have about using copyrighted material.
August 20, 2013 in Legal Center
How to Save Money When You Can't Unplug on an Overseas Vacation

How to Save Money When You Can't Unplug on an Overseas Vacation

If the idea of disconnecting from your business is unthinkable, follow this advice from travel experts on how to keep working no matter where you are.
August 2, 2013 in Business Travel
'Shark Tank' Wannabes: 10 Business-Based Reality TV Shows

'Shark Tank' Wannabes: 10 Business-Based Reality TV Shows

From CNBC's new show 'The Profit' to mainstays like 'Project Runway,' here's a look at Reality TV for the Entrepreneur.
July 31, 2013 in Lifestyle
Sheryl Sandberg Encourages Women Bloggers to 'Lean In'

Sheryl Sandberg Encourages Women Bloggers to 'Lean In'

The Facebook COO and best-selling author challenges women at Chicago's BlogHer conference to answer the question: 'What would you do if you weren't afraid?'
July 30, 2013 in Leadership
How Not to Get Sued When You Start Mobile Marketing

How Not to Get Sued When You Start Mobile Marketing

Keep these four concepts in mind to avoid legal issues with your mobile marketing campaign.
July 11, 2013 in Legal Center
The Basics of Domain Names for Your Business

The Basics of Domain Names for Your Business

From choosing a registrar to maintaining your site, expert advice on how to keep your online business presence running, trouble-free.
June 29, 2013 in Your Website

The Power of Giving Back: How Community Involvement Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Companies who value corporate social responsibility are well regarded by their customers, have improved employee morale, and may even experience a boost in sales.
June 26, 2013 in Management & Operations
How to Create a Sustainability Program for Your Restaurant

How to Create a Sustainability Program for Your Restaurant

Three tips on how to source ingredients responsibly from the experts at the National Restaurant Association Show.
May 24, 2013 in Business Management

7 Things to Consider Before Buying Disability Insurance

Consider these essential details when deciding between disability insurance policies.
May 20, 2013 in Insurance
Travel Lounges That Help You Make Over Your Layover

Travel Lounges That Help You Make Over Your Layover

In a busy airport, independent lounges can give you the space you need to relax and get some work done. Some will even hand you a stiff drink.
May 17, 2013 in Business Travel

What Every Online Business Needs to Know About the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

New changes to the law are scheduled to go into effect July 1st. Is your business ready?
May 9, 2013 in Your Website
Customer Privacy Policy Essentials

Customer Privacy Policy Essentials

What every online business should know about protecting customer information.
May 2, 2013 in Legal Basics For Startups
How to Avoid a Product Recall: Quality Control Essentials

How to Avoid a Product Recall: Quality Control Essentials

What you can learn from Lululemon's recent yoga pant recall.
April 24, 2013 in Business Management
Should Your Business Have a Podcast?

Should Your Business Have a Podcast?

With a low barrier to entry, podcasting may be a way to establish expertise.
April 11, 2013 in Marketing Basics
When Business Names Confuse Consumers: The Basics of Trademark Law

When Business Names Confuse Consumers: The Basics of Trademark Law

A look at the recent Florida health club lawsuit between 'YOU FIT' and competitor 'FIT U,' and what your business can learn from it about trademark infringement.
March 21, 2013 in Legal Basics For Startups
What You Need to Know About Music Licensing for Your Business

What You Need to Know About Music Licensing for Your Business

Four need-to-know tips for businesses that play music.
March 12, 2013 in Legal Basics For Startups
How Brain Training Games Can Help You Build Your Business

How Brain Training Games Can Help You Build Your Business

Three sites to help you improve your memory, focus, attention, and problem-solving skills.
March 8, 2013 in Productivity

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