Challenges The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Challenges en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMT 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. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMT Doug and Polly White 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. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:30:00 GMT John Rampton 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. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:30:00 GMT Karin Hurt 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. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMT Ryan Holiday 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. Thu, 29 May 2014 20:30:00 GMT Adina Grigore 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. Thu, 22 May 2014 16:30:00 GMT John Rampton 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. Wed, 21 May 2014 19:15:00 GMT Laura Entis Richard Branson on Challenging Goliath Before you take on a giant corporation, make sure you know exactly what you're up against. Thu, 08 May 2014 17:15:00 GMT Richard Branson 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. Tue, 06 May 2014 19:30:00 GMT Ryan Holiday 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. Mon, 05 May 2014 19:15:00 GMT Jesse Sostrin 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. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:30:00 GMT Ryan Holiday 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! Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:30:00 GMT Adam Toren 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. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT Chip R. Bell 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. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT Bob Herbold 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. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:00:00 GMT Rebekah Epstein 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. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:00:00 GMT Andrew Winston Gamification Tapped by Some Employers to Recruit Candidates The approach nets more engaged applications when integrated into a challenge-based hiring process. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:30:00 GMT Rocco Sannelli 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. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:00:00 GMT Derek Lidow 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 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:00:00 GMT Les Kollegian 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. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:00:00 GMT Eric Schiffer