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Don't Give Up -- the Fourth Quarter Can Turn the Whole Year Around

Much like a rallying football team, one conversation, one phone call, one client or one sale can swing things in your favor.

The Single Greatest Gift From Creating a Brand-Positioning Statement

Small-business owners and entrepreneurs should not be fooled into thinking positioning is only for the big brands.

5 Simple Low-Tech Hacks for Boosting Your Productivity

Follow these techniques for maximizing your efficiency at work and you'll find more things get crossed off the to-do list.

Entrepreneurs Should Expect to Scrape by on Crumbs Before the Feast

You will never do big things until you do small things in a big way.

With a Little Focus You Can Turn Workplace Distractions to Your Advantage

People and technology will always tug at your attention. Dealing with it constructively is far more productive than wishing nothing competed for your focus.

10 Wise Observations From Derek Jeter to Inspire Entrepreneurs

Greatness is being good as a person, not just being good just at what you do.

The Work Habits That Will Make You Successful

It doesn't matter whether you are just starting out or if you have years of experience. Making sure you have the right attitude and approach is vital.

5 Productivity Tricks From the Pros

Since many entrepreneurs are unwilling (or just can't) cut back on their workload, they need to figure out how to work smarter, not harder. Here are a few tips on getting more done during the day.

The Esquire Guy on the Right Way to Miss a Deadline

Start by disclosing your failure as soon as you know you've failed.

Need to Focus? Ask Yourself This Question.

This tip will de-clutter your brain and help you get down to business.

5 Questions Great Managers Need to Ask Themselves Daily

No company can succeed in executing its bold strategies if the basics aren't being taken care of. Here's how to make sure you stay on track.

The 5 Traits All Entrepreneurs Share

Any successful entrepreneur will tell you that these five things are keys to going far in the business world.

Since You Can't Manipulate Time, Try These 13 Time-Saving Tips

As an entrepreneur, you'll try to do it all. Don't. Instead, up your productivity with a clear schedule and working smarter.

My 7-Day Work Week Experiment

The lessons I learned, plus the wisdom of the 'day of rest.'

Stress, Anxiety, Loneliness: How This Entrepreneur Lost Himself and Bounced Back Stronger

Brian Bordainick built a $16 million company in less than two years. At one point in his journey, Bordainick 'snapped' and he had to work to get his feet back on the ground.

4 Things Remarkable Startups Have In Common

Great ideas are a dime a dozen. The startups that succeed focus on these four things.

Finding Time in Your 25-Hour Workday to Support Your Team

Buckle down to tackle those tasks needing a deep focus. Then you can multitask and respond to staff at other moments.

3 Steps to Recovering Stolen Time: Confront Your 'Time Bandits'

If you're like most people, you lose three to five hours every day to interruptions. Find out how to laser focus on work.

9 Ways to Become a Better Leader

From encouraging dissenting voices to showing compassion, here are tips for leading with purpose and poise.

4 Common Traits of the Best Chief Operating Officers

The attributes of the greats of these oft-misunderstood leaders can provide examples for anyone.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Stop Celebrating the 60-Hour Workweek

While launching a company can take up a lot of time, it doesn't necessarily have to be your whole life. Instead, entrepreneurs should be working smarter not harder.

Crafting a Mission Statement That You'll Remember

The key is for you to set goals like it's really your business; then use them as a yardstick for to measure everything your startup does.

Master Your Zen to Improve a Startup's Cash Flow

Entrepreneurs could take six lessons from yoga to enrich their business and worklife.

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