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Before You Break Up With That Problem Customer, Go Down This List

Before You Break Up With That Problem Customer, Go Down This List

Firing a client is a very serious decision that should not be taken lightly. So do these four things before it gets to that point.
50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

An entrepreneurial type reads the signals and suddenly realizes it's time to make the leap and ready a launch.
Why Midyear Is a Marvelous Time for a Meaningful Review

Why Midyear Is a Marvelous Time for a Meaningful Review

No great coach would forgo the opportunity for a motivating half-time huddle. Review employees' progress and challenge and inspire them as well as celebrate some.
A Leadership Lesson From Eisenhower's Stoic Reversal at D-Day

A Leadership Lesson From Eisenhower's Stoic Reversal at D-Day

Remember the obstacle or the rival is only as strong as your perception lets it be.
How to Get Your Startup Past the Debbie Downers

How to Get Your Startup Past the Debbie Downers

After skincare line S.W. Basics met with Target, the founder got a mixed receptions: some people cheered and others were scared for her business. Here is how she dealt with it.
10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup

Beyond the glitz and hype, a new businesses may present a certain gritty reality. Steer clear if you're not prepared.
If Given the Choice, Most Small-Business Owners Say They'd Start Up Again

If Given the Choice, Most Small-Business Owners Say They'd Start Up Again

A recent survey found that for more than 80 percent of small-business owners, the rewards outweigh the challenges.
Richard Branson on Challenging Goliath

Richard Branson on Challenging Goliath

Before you take on a giant corporation, make sure you know exactly what you're up against.
The Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon: Persistence. (See General Grant.)

The Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon: Persistence. (See General Grant.)

With slow, steady striving to solve a problem from many different angles, an innovator can arrive at a breakthrough.
3 Essential Questions to Consider Before Taking the Leap

3 Essential Questions to Consider Before Taking the Leap

If you are at a crossroads -- wondering whether to exit a company post -- don't make this big decision unless it's on your terms and for the right reasons.
Turning Crisis Into Opportunity: 5 Ways to Deal With Hardship

Turning Crisis Into Opportunity: 5 Ways to Deal With Hardship

Some of history's greatest leaders and inventors not only kept their cool under fire but used calamity to inspire success.
Before You Strike Out on Your Own, Know These 3 Realities

Before You Strike Out on Your Own, Know These 3 Realities

Entrepreneurship is a sexy word with lots of promise, but like anything, there are some challenges to this dream. Be prepared!
When to Fire That, Er, Abusive or Disruptive Customer

When to Fire That, Er, Abusive or Disruptive Customer

If the emotional or economic toll from serving abrasive or low-profit customers outweighs the return, think about an exit strategy.
Challenge Assumptions. Don't Be Afraid of Taking a Different Tack.

Challenge Assumptions. Don't Be Afraid of Taking a Different Tack.

A former Microsoft COO says company leaders need to re-examine their core thinking and test out new approaches to not be left behind.
Petrified of Public Speaking? Keep These Tips and Your Audience's Fears in Mind

Petrified of Public Speaking? Keep These Tips and Your Audience's Fears in Mind

Learn to vanquish the anxiety that arises before a presentation. Provide valuable real-life examples and don't forget the takeaway points.
The Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity Open to Entrepreneurs

The Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity Open to Entrepreneurs

Think on a big scale. Developing solutions to environmental challenges and teaming up with big players can secure a profit for startups.
Gamification Tapped by Some Employers to Recruit Candidates

Gamification Tapped by Some Employers to Recruit Candidates

The approach nets more engaged applications when integrated into a challenge-based hiring process.
 Taking the Bite Out of a Workplace Crisis

Taking the Bite Out of a Workplace Crisis

With their limited resources, startups are especially challenged when things go awry. Put in place an effective response plan for when they do.
Why a Little Fear in a CEO's Day Can Be a Good Thing

Why a Little Fear in a CEO's Day Can Be a Good Thing

Learning new skills and taking on new challenges can strengthen the leader and the organization
4 Fighting Instincts to Succeed in Business and Life

4 Fighting Instincts to Succeed in Business and Life

As I child, entrepreneur Eric Schiffer was surrounded by great fighters like George Foreman. Here he explains what lessons he learned from these legends and how to apply them to business.
5 Challenges of Being the First to Market

5 Challenges of Being the First to Market

When you have a product in a new field, you have to convince customers to try something new while staying financially afloat.

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