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3 Olympian Strategies to Get Gold-Medal Tough in Business
Growing Your Business

3 Olympian Strategies to Get Gold-Medal Tough in Business

The performance strategies that help elite athletes power through tough times can also help 'treps persevere in business. Here are three you should adopt now.
Why Man vs. Food Is Worth Watching
Leadership

Why Man vs. Food Is Worth Watching

How the Travel Channel show soared to success thanks to the host's winning personality.
12 Tips for Time Management
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12 Tips for Time Management

Feel like you're trying to keep too many plates spinning in the air? You're not alone. Business coach Ann Mehl provides advice.
How to Properly Close Your Business
Business Management How-To Guides

How to Properly Close Your Business

Remember to take care of these five things when if you have to go out of business.
Olympic Great Greg Louganis on Refocusing Fast After Failure
Leadership

Olympic Great Greg Louganis on Refocusing Fast After Failure

The American diving champion offers tips to help entrepreneurs become more resilient.
Encouraging Employees to Put Their Personal Stamp on the Workplace
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Encouraging Employees to Put Their Personal Stamp on the Workplace

By letting employees do the decorating, small businesses can boost morale and save some money to boot.
How to Become a Better Leader
Leadership

How to Become a Better Leader

Four tips to help you better understand yourself and others in your business.
Olympic Training Tips for Coaching Employees to Greatness
Managing Employees

Olympic Training Tips for Coaching Employees to Greatness

Just as Olympians need great coaches to reach their highest potential, your high-performing employees need coaching to do the same. Here's how to get started.
Cutthroat vs. Cooperative: How Do You View Competition?
Leadership

Cutthroat vs. Cooperative: How Do You View Competition?

It's tempting to try to steamroll the competition. But sometimes a spirit of cooperation is in order.
Angel Investor Esther Dyson on the Traits of Rock Star Tech Leaders
Leadership

Angel Investor Esther Dyson on the Traits of Rock Star Tech Leaders

An investor in companies such as Flickr and del.icio.us, Dyson shares insights on building a thriving company.
How to Think Like a Gold Medalist
Leadership

How to Think Like a Gold Medalist

The same strategies Olympians use to outwit mental obstacles can work in business as well. Here are tips to overcome three of the toughest psychological challenges.
How Lytro Offers a New View of Optical Photography
Innovation

How Lytro Offers a New View of Optical Photography

The startup's technology is reinventing the digital camera and carving its own competitive niche.
Are You Surrounded by
Leadership

Are You Surrounded by "Yes" People? 3 Steps to Straight Talk

Tips for making your team feel comfortable to tell you what you need to hear, instead of only what they think you want to hear.
How to Break Through Fear and Self-Doubt
Leadership

How to Break Through Fear and Self-Doubt

Sales pro Grant Cardone with five tips to stay confident when insecurity strikes.
3 Personality Types That Can Harm Your Business
Hiring Center

3 Personality Types That Can Harm Your Business

How to spot warning signs before hiring people who will be a bad fit for your company.
Small-Business Owners Still Waiting for a Rebound (Opinion)
Go Forward

Small-Business Owners Still Waiting for a Rebound (Opinion)

Business owners have been hit harder than others in the Great Recession, largely due to their greater share of home-equity debt. Here's what's needed for a small-business recovery.
How Green Power Can Benefit Both Small Retailers and the Environment
Going Green

How Green Power Can Benefit Both Small Retailers and the Environment

Tips on making the move to green energy, from wind and solar power to renewable energy credits.
How to Train Your Creative Mind
Leadership

How to Train Your Creative Mind

Four techniques to help you become a more creative business leader.
Must-Read Books to Fuel Your Summer -- And Your Startup
New Ideas

Must-Read Books to Fuel Your Summer -- And Your Startup

Even if you can't get away this summer, consider these top tomes to help make the most of your downtime.
3 Tips for Leading Your Business During a Personal Crisis
Leadership

3 Tips for Leading Your Business During a Personal Crisis

Business lessons from a resilient entrepreneur who fought his way back from a brutal attack.
The Twisted Logic Behind the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act (Opinion)
Growing Your Business

The Twisted Logic Behind the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act (Opinion)

To spur job creation, Congress is voting soon on a moratorium on regulation. Columnist Scott Shane says it's not the answer to our business problems.
How to Start Conversations That Make Instant Connections
Leadership

How to Start Conversations That Make Instant Connections

Follow these 12 steps to become a better communicator and build productive business relationships.
Should the U.S. President Have Business Experience? (Opinion)
Leadership

Should the U.S. President Have Business Experience? (Opinion)

Why success in the private sector doesn't necessarily translate into an effective leadership.
From $200 Million to $500K: Lessons from Digg's Slow Demise
Leadership

From $200 Million to $500K: Lessons from Digg's Slow Demise

Here's what you can learn from the former social media darling's decline.
How Should Entrepreneurs Plan to Scale Their Businesses?
Young Entrepreneurs

How Should Entrepreneurs Plan to Scale Their Businesses?

Tumblr's David Karp on two critical questions to answer when managing hypergrowth.
Trying to Win a Government Contract? Avoid These 3 Mistakes
Growth Strategies

Trying to Win a Government Contract? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

Doing work for the federal government can help a small business grow, but figuring out how to secure a lucrative contract can be tricky.
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