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5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the World Cup

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the World Cup

Much like the teams, the games and the fans, there are lessons learned that can be applied to the life of an entrepreneur.
Worried About Your Competition? Worry About This Instead.

Worried About Your Competition? Worry About This Instead.

Think just outside the box to ensure your company stays ahead of rivals and is not a slave to trends.
The 4 Types of Competitors That Brands Must Battle

The 4 Types of Competitors That Brands Must Battle

When executives say their brands don’t have any competitors to worry about, they’re likely only thinking of direct competitors. There are other kinds.
Richard Branson on Why Creativity Grows With Experience

Richard Branson on Why Creativity Grows With Experience

A lot of exciting ideas are nothing more than recycled old ones with a fresh twist.
The Secret to Career Success Is Knowing Your 'Fascination Advantage'

The Secret to Career Success Is Knowing Your 'Fascination Advantage'

Executive coach Sally Hogshead says the key to distinguishing yourself from the pack is in becoming 'more of who you already are.'
The Esquire Guy on Fraternizing With the Competition

The Esquire Guy on Fraternizing With the Competition

Relax, be generous and don't look like you're trying to take control.
4 Ways to Deal With Competitors

4 Ways to Deal With Competitors

In business, you can’t make the competition disappear completely, but that’s alright. Accept the challenge -- you will have a stronger business because of it.
Want to Stand Out From the Crowd? Know Your Unique Value Proposition.

Want to Stand Out From the Crowd? Know Your Unique Value Proposition.

Often people turn to a price-cutting strategy to compete but this can lead to a race to the bottom. Instead, entrepreneurs should focus on other ways to stand out and gain customers. Our marketing expert Joanna Lord talks shares six ways.
In Sales, This Is the Best Way to Stand Out Among the Competition

In Sales, This Is the Best Way to Stand Out Among the Competition

Sales expert Grant Cardone on the key to blowing past the competitors in your industry.
Richard Branson on Learning by Doing

Richard Branson on Learning by Doing

Curiosity, an open-mind and a can-do attitude are just as important as experience.
The Awkward Tween Stage: When a Company Isn't a Startup or a Big-Name Business

The Awkward Tween Stage: When a Company Isn't a Startup or a Big-Name Business

This in-between stage for a company can be challenging. The founder of S.W. Basics Adina Grigore discusses the issues and frustrations she is facing as a pre-teen company.
How Steve Jobs Blew Up the Rules of Branding

How Steve Jobs Blew Up the Rules of Branding

By throwing out the approved checklist, Jobs got customers to meaningfully connect with the Apple brand.
Switzerland Mulls Setting Minimum Wage at $24.73

Switzerland Mulls Setting Minimum Wage at $24.73

On May 18, Swiss voters will decide if they want to introduce the world's highest minimum wage to their country where the cost of living is extremely high and the unemployment and poverty rates very low.
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.
How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers

How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers

If you want to accelerate your social media game by getting followers from your competitors, here are several tips you should consider.
Seahawks Ban California Residents From Buying NFC Tickets

Seahawks Ban California Residents From Buying NFC Tickets

The Seattle Seahawks' policy limits ticket sales to six U.S. states; California, home of the San Francisco 49ers, didn't make the list.
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.
Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron

Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron

Proper Suit stitches together bespoke tailoring and e-commerce so the American male can dress better for less.
Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014

Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014

Get a head start on accomplishing everything you need to take your startup to the next level -- and beyond.
5 Simple Ways to Stand Out Among Your Business Competitors

5 Simple Ways to Stand Out Among Your Business Competitors

The founder of a social strategy consultancy offers real-world business advice from the dating world.
The Single Most Important Trait for Any Successful Entrepreneur

The Single Most Important Trait for Any Successful Entrepreneur

You may not be as technologically brilliant as Jack Dorsey or Aaron Levie, but you can adopt their intense competitiveness.
How to Dominate Your Competition With 'Reciprocal' Customer Loyalty

How to Dominate Your Competition With 'Reciprocal' Customer Loyalty

Loyalty is a two-way street. If you want to turn customers into raving fans, you'll have to go above and beyond when it comes to the service you provide.
U.S. Remains Dominant Force in Global Entrepreneurship... For Now

U.S. Remains Dominant Force in Global Entrepreneurship... For Now

A new report from Ernst & Young says that while the U.S. is home to one of the best entrepreneurial environments in the world, there is no 'margin for complacency.'
Obama Administration Makes a Rare Move Defending Apple in a Longstanding Patent War Between Apple and Samsung

Obama Administration Makes a Rare Move Defending Apple in a Longstanding Patent War Between Apple and Samsung

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative stepped into the Samsung-Apple battle and vetoed the ruling from the International Trade Commission earlier in the summer.

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