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Lead From a Place of Confidence, Not Fear

Lead From a Place of Confidence, Not Fear

Having continued success means not flinching every time things go wrong.
Uber, Lyft Expand Insurance to Cover Drivers Between Rides

Uber, Lyft Expand Insurance to Cover Drivers Between Rides

Ridesharing startups Uber and Lyft are working to bridge the 'insurance gap' with updated protection policies for their drivers.
Why Can Some Businesses Get Away With High Prices?

Why Can Some Businesses Get Away With High Prices?

Ivy League schools, top doctors and rock stars provide a lesson for your business.
Updated Facebook 'Pages' Allow You to Stack Up Your Competitors' Social Metrics

Updated Facebook 'Pages' Allow You to Stack Up Your Competitors' Social Metrics

Facebook is rolling out a streamlined version of its Pages feature that will allow administrators to keep an eye on the social performance of competing businesses.
Cerberus Purchases Safeway in $9B Deal

Cerberus Purchases Safeway in $9B Deal

Cerberus Capital Management, which already owns grocery chain Albertsons, will purchase the 1,600-store Safeway chain.
The SAT Gets Another Makeover, Returns to 1600-Point Scale

The SAT Gets Another Makeover, Returns to 1600-Point Scale

The College Board plans to overhaul the college admission test, hoping to change the face of the test prep industry.
Uber in Hot Water Again Over Surge Pricing Revelations

Uber in Hot Water Again Over Surge Pricing Revelations

Uber adds to its string of recent PR disasters with a report that the company created artificial surge pricing conditions by keeping some of its drivers off the road.
Spying 101: How to Figure Out Everything About Your Competition Online

Spying 101: How to Figure Out Everything About Your Competition Online

Want to get an edge on your competition? Follow this guide on keeping tabs on your competitors in the digital realm.
3 Surefire Ways to Drive Your Finest Employees to a Competitor

3 Surefire Ways to Drive Your Finest Employees to a Competitor

If you are guilty of any of the leadership blunders mentioned below, mend your ways or prepare for costly turnovers.
Up Your Odds of Snatching Freelancing Projects From Experienced Competitors

Up Your Odds of Snatching Freelancing Projects From Experienced Competitors

When you're first starting out, you need to build your reputation. Here's how to increase your chances in landing your first few gigs.
WhatsApp Co-Founder's Reaction to Snapchat: 'I Don't Give a Sh-t About This'

WhatsApp Co-Founder's Reaction to Snapchat: 'I Don't Give a Sh-t About This'

Competition gets us fired up -- sometimes with entertaining results.
Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

Quitting your job to launch your own business can be a hard pill for your company to swallow, particularly if your company is in the same industry. Here's some advice.
Why Customers Become More Loyal After Flirting With Other Brands

Why Customers Become More Loyal After Flirting With Other Brands

A Harvard behavioral scientist says a relationship with a brand is a lot like a romantic relationship. Straying is invigorating, but brings back feelings for a favored brand even stronger.
Knowing Your Competition Inside and Out

Knowing Your Competition Inside and Out

With the continuous stream of startups popping up in every industry, it is important to keep tabs on what rivals are doing. Here are a few ways to keep track of your competitors online.
PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers

PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers

Within the Bitcoin community, there are recent reports of a 'massive banning campaign' by PayPal against merchants selling anything related to the cryptocurrency.
Be Prepared: 4 Ways to Outthink Your Competitors

Be Prepared: 4 Ways to Outthink Your Competitors

You need a strategy to get ahead in business. Knowing yourself and your 'enemies' is important.
Extreme Makeover, Franchise Style

Extreme Makeover, Franchise Style

A Bruster's store gets a prizewinning makeover.
Why a Dog-Eat-Dog Mentality Doesn't Work

Why a Dog-Eat-Dog Mentality Doesn't Work

Thinking that you have to annihilate your competitors to dominate your industry may not be the best approach to scale your company. Here is why.
Uber Acknowledges Nasty Ploy to Sabotage a Competitor

Uber Acknowledges Nasty Ploy to Sabotage a Competitor

Employees at car service Uber ordered -- and then canceled -- over 100 cars from a New York competitor called Gett and then attempted to poach its drivers.
Top 5 Technology Secrets To Build Your Small Business in 2014

Top 5 Technology Secrets To Build Your Small Business in 2014

To ring in the New Year, small businesses need to start off on the right foot. Here are the most effective ways new technologies can help small businesses punch above their weight class and increase profits in 2014.
Why Hating the Competition Will Get You Nowhere

Why Hating the Competition Will Get You Nowhere

Entrepreneurs often view competitors as their arch enemy, but often rivals will make their own startup stronger. Here is five reasons why.
Step Away From the Foosball Table. Financials are Important, Too.

Step Away From the Foosball Table. Financials are Important, Too.

Entrepreneurs Andy Medley and Scott Hill built their Indianapolis marketing and promotions firm PERQ by nurturing office culture, sometimes to a fault. Employees still have fun, but their focus these days is on “winning” at business.
American Airlines CEO: Fares Won't Rise if Demand Holds Steady

American Airlines CEO: Fares Won't Rise if Demand Holds Steady

As US Airways and American Airlines merge to become the largest airline in the world, questions about further industry consolidation and changing standards remain.
5 Ways to Make Your Coupons Stand Out From the Pack

5 Ways to Make Your Coupons Stand Out From the Pack

People still love coupons, but these days it's increasingly hard to stand out with your offer. Here are fives ways to get customers to take notice of your brand and start buying.
9 Ways to Beat the Competition By Selling Less

9 Ways to Beat the Competition By Selling Less

Prospective customers can spot old-school sales tactics from a mile away. Here are nine ways to stand out from your competition by being less of a salesperson.

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