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You Only Need Permission From You to Be an Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

You Only Need Permission From You to Be an Entrepreneur

Stop waiting for inspiration, approval or enough of whatever to begin the life and business you dream of.
Kimanzi Constable
You Lost the Big Fight, Now What Do You Do?
Motivation

You Lost the Big Fight, Now What Do You Do?

Leaders are lauded for their triumphs but defined by how they emerge from setbacks and learn from failure.
Marty Fukuda
Good Enough You're Really Working On Beats Perfect You're Only Dreaming About
Motivation

Good Enough You're Really Working On Beats Perfect You're Only Dreaming About

Many entrepreneurs give up when they realize their great idea is flawed. Accept it and get to work improving it.
Daniel DiPiazza
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Franchise Players

First-Time Franchisees Bring Industry Expertise to Their New Venture

Rosana Riveros and Arnaldo Paulino chose Maid Right to do something together and grow a family business.
The 11 Must-Use Social Media Strategies to Expand Your Brand
Social Media Marketing

The 11 Must-Use Social Media Strategies to Expand Your Brand

Elevate your company to new heights by going off the beaten track.
Nina Zipkin
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Marketing

6 Recent Marketing Campaigns That Were Pretty Awesome

Learn why these campaigns worked and where their success was noticeable.
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Burnout

Here Is How to Fix Employee Burnout (Infographic)

The solutions for it are simple.
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Goldberg and Sandberg married in 2004 and had two children.
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Creative Entrepreneur

How Nature's Beauty Led This L.A. Art House to Blossom

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How You Interact With the Customer Will Make You or Break You
Franchise Players

How You Interact With the Customer Will Make You or Break You

This restaurant franchisee learned his customer skills from working weekends at flea markets.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal: Successful Companies Raise Expectations Literally Every Day (VIDEO)
Growth Strategies

Gen. Stanley McChrystal: Successful Companies Raise Expectations Literally Every Day (VIDEO)

'Organizations, even if they're profitable or highly respected or iconic names, are only a short time away from becoming challenged or irrelevant.'
Geoff Weiss
What Is Your Company's Kentucky Derby?
Company Culture

What Is Your Company's Kentucky Derby?

Establish company traditions to help you jockey for the best talent out there.
Beth Miller
Beat Your Seat: Tips to Avoid a Sedentary Workplace
Personal Health

Beat Your Seat: Tips to Avoid a Sedentary Workplace

Research shows sitting may be the most dangerous thing you do all day.
Carrie Schmitz
The Most Memorable Ad Campaigns Share These 3 Elements
Advertising

The Most Memorable Ad Campaigns Share These 3 Elements

Marketing that resonates and sticks in our memories despite the media cacophony tends to share certain characteristics.
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Starting a Business

21 Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

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