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At This Business Conference, Roasted Marshmallows Replace Cell Phones
The 'Treps

At This Business Conference, Roasted Marshmallows Replace Cell Phones

Sonja Rasula was tired of boring business conferences. So, she used her summer camp memories as a launch pad for CAMP, a new kind of networking event for adults.
Stranger Danger: 3 Good Reasons to Reject a LinkedIn Connection Request
Technology

Stranger Danger: 3 Good Reasons to Reject a LinkedIn Connection Request

No, you're not mean. Just smart. Sometimes it's okay to ignore connection requests on the world's most popular career social networking platform. Here's when you probably should.
Prestige Aside, Is a Board Seat Worth Your While?
Leadership

Prestige Aside, Is a Board Seat Worth Your While?

Busy entrepreneurs are often tempted to take on yet another corporate commitment. Here's how to handle this decision.
3 Ways for Women to Close the VC Gender Gap
The 'Treps

3 Ways for Women to Close the VC Gender Gap

Only 7 percent of U.S. venture capital deals go to women founders and CEOs. Let's change that statistic.
6 Ways to Grow Your Business Through LinkedIn
Social Media

6 Ways to Grow Your Business Through LinkedIn

While troves of people scour LinkedIn hoping to land their ideal job or find the perfect connection, businesses can use the mega-platform to grow their business.
Talk About an Open-Office Plan: Why These Two Companies Regularly Open Their Doors to the Public
Marketing

Talk About an Open-Office Plan: Why These Two Companies Regularly Open Their Doors to the Public

Interior design studio dPop and brand consulting firm Sisarina say that inviting people to work and hang out in their workspaces is a win for everyone.
9 Lessons You Won't Learn in Business School
Leadership

9 Lessons You Won't Learn in Business School

Yahoo's chairman of the board provides his insights on succeeding in the real world of business, especially in the gritty trenches of startups.
4 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch
Marketing

4 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch

The only way to really stand out when networking is to have an interesting and memorable conversation. Here are some suggestions.
Shoestring Budget? No Problem. Just Be Creative.
The 'Treps

Shoestring Budget? No Problem. Just Be Creative.

An arts entrepreneur shares four lessons in innovating -- in art form and business style. Marshal resources and build personal connections.
Google Hangout: Secrets to Becoming a Sales Powerhouse
Marketing

Google Hangout: Secrets to Becoming a Sales Powerhouse

Entrepreneur, sales expert and best-selling author Grant Cardone shares his insider tips for how you can stand out from the crowd and boost your revenues.
3 Ways to Keep College Entrepreneurs' Dreams Alive, Even After Graduation
The 'Treps

3 Ways to Keep College Entrepreneurs' Dreams Alive, Even After Graduation

With many students seeing their college careers end in a few short months, their safety net is also disappearing.
In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups
Starting a Business

In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups

With New Orleans Entrepreneur Week underway, the event's co-founder discusses the state of small business in the Big Easy.
Delta and LinkedIn Team Up For In-Flight Networking Project
Leadership

Delta and LinkedIn Team Up For In-Flight Networking Project

LinkedIn and Delta create partnership to match up mentors and mentees on planes en route to industry events.
How to Say 'I'm the Best' Without Actually Saying It
Marketing

How to Say 'I'm the Best' Without Actually Saying It

If you're not promoting yourself, you may be losing out on opportunities.
7 Tips to Help You Remember Names Better
Marketing

7 Tips to Help You Remember Names Better

Whether you’re trying to impress a prospective client, networking to find a job, or meeting new co-workers, you don’t want to be caught forgetting someone’s name.
Lessons I Learned From SXSW (Even Though I Didn't Go to SXSW This Year)
The 'Treps

Lessons I Learned From SXSW (Even Though I Didn't Go to SXSW This Year)

Thinking back on my experiences at the big interactive festival, I've become a better business person for having attended. Here are some takeaways.
How to Negotiate for What You Want
Grow Your Business

How to Negotiate for What You Want

Yes, you can get what you want while leaving the other party feeling like a winner, too.
Power Pedicures: The New 'Golf' for Businesswomen?
Grow Your Business

Power Pedicures: The New 'Golf' for Businesswomen?

One woman has found success hosting business meetings at nail salons.
6 Types of People Who Are Really Hard to Talk To
Grow Your Business

6 Types of People Who Are Really Hard to Talk To

Some people make conversation feel like a form of torture. Here’s how to handle even the most difficult personality types.
SXSW Keynote Speaker Offers Up Advice For Becoming 'Findable'
The 'Treps

SXSW Keynote Speaker Offers Up Advice For Becoming 'Findable'

From job hunters to entrepreneurs wanting to get discovered, people often turn to the same played out approaches that aren't exactly eye catchers. Here are a few new, fresh tactics for getting discovered in our digital world.
How to Survive South By Southwest
The 'Treps

How to Survive South By Southwest

A veteran attendee shares his tips on making the most of this tech and networking festival.
Slideshow: The Rise of Stiletto Networks - Top 5 Women's Power Circles
Leadership

Slideshow: The Rise of Stiletto Networks - Top 5 Women's Power Circles

As Women’s History Month kicks off, we profile a women's movement lurking beneath the scenes across several industries -- including the startup world.
To Get the Most Out of LinkedIn Groups, Follow These Guidelines
Grow Your Business

To Get the Most Out of LinkedIn Groups, Follow These Guidelines

If utilized correctly, LinkedIn Groups can be an amazing resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Otherwise, they can just be a waste not.
Want Clients to Know You Before a Pitch? Write a Book.
Marketing

Want Clients to Know You Before a Pitch? Write a Book.

Being an author can help you expand your network of customers by making you an authority on a topic.
5 Reasons Why a Retreat Is Good for Your Business
Grow Your Business

5 Reasons Why a Retreat Is Good for Your Business

Entrepreneurial retreats can be a great way to step back from your business for a new perspective, learn from experts and other entrepreneurs, and just refresh your brain.
The Inventor's Guide to Trade Shows: 10 Must-Know Secrets
Grow Your Business

The Inventor's Guide to Trade Shows: 10 Must-Know Secrets

Going to trade shows provides an opportunity to scope out the competition, get inspired and land deals. Here is how to best utilize your time at these events.
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