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Are You Holding Yourself Back? How to Use it to Your Advantage.

Are You Holding Yourself Back? How to Use it to Your Advantage.

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Bad habits can prevent you from achieving success. It's time to change.
February 5, 2014 in Growing Your Business
How To Win When You Fail

How To Win When You Fail

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The way you react to screw ups is a critical factor in determining how successful you will be in business.
February 5, 2014 in Business Management
Thinking of Quitting? Remember, the Sun Will Rise.

Thinking of Quitting? Remember, the Sun Will Rise.

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How we manage ourselves during downtimes are critical to our success.
February 3, 2014 in Motivation and Retention
9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail

9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail

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There are all sorts of pitfalls for entrepreneurs. These are the ones that trip up the majority of startup founders.
January 31, 2014 in Starting a Business
7 Ways to Become a Better Leader

7 Ways to Become a Better Leader

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Leadership is a skill that can be continually strengthened. Here's how.
January 21, 2014 in Leadership
How OfficeMax Failed on the PR Front...Twice

How OfficeMax Failed on the PR Front...Twice

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OfficeMax's insensitive letter to 'Daughter Killed in Car Crash' is being blamed on Big Data. But all the blame rests with the company.
January 20, 2014 in Public Relations
Closing Shop: Why I Decided to Throw in the Towel

Closing Shop: Why I Decided to Throw in the Towel

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For our series The Grind, the founder of a healthy salad restaurant explains why she decided to call it a day and shut her restaurant doors.
January 9, 2014 in Young Entrepreneurs
How Ordinary Skills Led to an Extraordinary Life for 'Dilbert' Creator

How Ordinary Skills Led to an Extraordinary Life for 'Dilbert' Creator

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Scott Adams describes himself as a man with average skills who failed at almost everything. Yet, he has a bestselling book and created one of the most popular comics of all time. Here's how he did it.
January 8, 2014 in The 'Treps
Is it Time to Give Up? How to Know for Sure.

Is it Time to Give Up? How to Know for Sure.

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You’ve worked hard, but it might be time to take what you’ve learned and use those lessons to fuel a new project. Our experts explain how to take stock of the situation.
January 8, 2014 in Go Forward
Entrepreneur's Top 10 Infographics of 2013

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Infographics of 2013

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The habits of the world's smartest people, the career arches of self-made billionaires, what really motivates employees and more topics explained through infographics.
December 20, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea

Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea

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Starting and growing a business can be an emotional roller coaster. But when profits aren't generating, how do you know when it's time to throw in the towel?
November 25, 2013 in Startup Basics
Richard Branson on Embracing Failure

Richard Branson on Embracing Failure

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It can be hard to start a new when you already have one startup failure under your belt. But overcoming the fear of failure is your first step to success. Here's how.
November 11, 2013 in Startup Basics
Photos: The 16 Biggest Tech Intern Fails

The 16 Biggest Tech Intern Fails

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From being rude to Mark Zuckerberg's wife, to burning down an office building, to inadvertently disabling the internet across large stretches of the Ukraine, these interns messed up in style.
October 29, 2013 in Managing Employees
4 Famous Crowdfunding Fails

4 Famous Crowdfunding Fails

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As we celebrate the top 100 crowdfunded companies, we take a look at some of this year's biggest crowdfunding flops.
October 24, 2013 in Financing
What I Learned in Business From Failing in College Football

What I Learned in Business From Failing in College Football

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I was a practice-field hero, and football failure. What I was missing in the game and in business was the cerebral side.
October 23, 2013 in Success Stories

BlackBerry Says, 'Remain Calm. All is Well.'

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In a letter to investors and customers, the fallen smartphone maker channels its inner Chip Diller.
October 15, 2013 in Mobile
How to Launch a Worthwhile Venture From Your Dorm Room

How to Launch a Worthwhile Venture From Your Dorm Room

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If you're looking to launch a business while still in school, here are a few lessons learned from StudyMode founder Blaine Vess.
October 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
Why Serial Entrepreneurs Aren't Actually More Successful The Next Time Around

Why Serial Entrepreneurs Aren't Actually More Successful The Next Time Around

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If your only claim to fame is starting a handful of companies, yet you've had success with none of them, it's probably time to take a closer look at what you're learning.
October 4, 2013 in Startup Basics
Why Your Customers' Cravings Are Your Key to Success

Why Your Customers' Cravings Are Your Key to Success

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Knowing what customers want and delivering will help you gain market share fast. Here's how.
October 2, 2013 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
Why Your Employees Need to Make More Mistakes

Why Your Employees Need to Make More Mistakes

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Encouraging perfection will slow things down for your startup. Here's how and why to make employees feel comfortable with messing up in the name of efficiency and progress.
September 16, 2013 in Leadership
5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

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Don't be your own worst enemy when it comes to succeeding at starting and running your own business. Here are five mistakes to avoid.
September 12, 2013 in Leadership

Startups Creating Fewer Jobs -- Not a Problem

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The decline in new jobs created by small businesses could be a good thing. Here's why.
August 2, 2013 in Human Resources
The Top 3 Reasons Startups Fail, According to a Man Paid to Save Them

The Top 3 Reasons Startups Fail, According to a Man Paid to Save Them

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Surprisingly, running out of money is not the No. 1 reason.
July 27, 2013 in Startup Basics
The Most Important Test Your New Business Idea Needs to Pass

The Most Important Test Your New Business Idea Needs to Pass

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Even when the numbers tell you to press on, if your instincts are sending you warning signals, it might be time to step back and reevaluate your business idea. Here's one entrepreneur's story.
July 25, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Admit When You're Wrong

How to Admit When You're Wrong

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It's an important leadership skill that you are likely overlooking. Here are five essential facets of a successful apology.
July 18, 2013 in Leadership

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