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So You Want to Be a Blogger? Think Twice.

So You Want to Be a Blogger? Think Twice.

Blogging has become the world's most crowded and competitive non-profession. The vast majority make peanuts and have close to zero market share.
Lights, Camera, Sell? What Your Sales Team Can Learn from Actors.

Lights, Camera, Sell? What Your Sales Team Can Learn from Actors.

There are five interesting parallels between these two worlds that can help your staff close deals.
Create an Unforgettable Customer Experience With These 5 Tips

Create an Unforgettable Customer Experience With These 5 Tips

Small businesses may think they have a disadvantage when it comes to competing against the big guns but one place they can shine is in delivering exceptional customer service.
Work Experience, Be Damned: Here's How to Hire the Best Problem Solvers (Infographic)

Work Experience, Be Damned: Here's How to Hire the Best Problem Solvers (Infographic)

Throwing curveballs during job interviews can help weed out candidates who possess valuable critical thinking skills.
How to Get the Most Out of an Accelerator Program

How to Get the Most Out of an Accelerator Program

Not all accelerator programs are created equal. Follow this list of do's and dont's to make sure you find the right one for your company.
3 Lessons Businesses Can Learn from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

3 Lessons Businesses Can Learn from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s secret wedding ceremony offers surprising insight into business success.
How Important Your Workplace Friendships Are Depends on Your Age

How Important Your Workplace Friendships Are Depends on Your Age

There is a generational divide in how we view the value and depth of our co-workers.
How to Build Skills That Are Valuable: Lessons Learned From Selling Matches

How to Build Skills That Are Valuable: Lessons Learned From Selling Matches

Our society values skills, but everyone is obsessed with results. The problem with this is that it can become easy to get trapped focusing on results when you should really be building your skills.
Turn to Tesla's Example in Steering a Startup to Success

Turn to Tesla's Example in Steering a Startup to Success

Context, the sharing economy and big data are worth considering when strategizing about how to scale a small company.
Turn the Distraction of Fantasy Sports Into an Engagement Opportunity

Turn the Distraction of Fantasy Sports Into an Engagement Opportunity

Research has shown that employees are spending time managing their teams instead of working, which cost companies big.
Inside 'Operation SLOG,' Uber's Plan for Crushing Competitors

Inside 'Operation SLOG,' Uber's Plan for Crushing Competitors

While the company's penchant for cancelling rides has been well-documented, the practice -- until now -- has remained largely misunderstood.
8 Inappropriate Things You Might Be Doing at Work

8 Inappropriate Things You Might Be Doing at Work

The workplace can be a difficult space to operate from a social perspective. Here are some things you'll definitely want to avoid.
8 Slow, Difficult Steps to Become a Millionaire

8 Slow, Difficult Steps to Become a Millionaire

The things you should do to increase your chances of joining the millionaire's club. None are either fast or easy.
Worried About the Next Big Thing? Worry About This Instead.

Worried About the Next Big Thing? Worry About This Instead.

Work on relationships and new initiatives will fall into place.
UFC Heavyweight on Fighting, Mindset and Chasing Your Dream

UFC Heavyweight on Fighting, Mindset and Chasing Your Dream

In this podcast, Lewis Howes talks with UFC's Brendan Schaub about the mindset of champions.
Why 'No' is the Kindest Word in the Professional Lexicon

Why 'No' is the Kindest Word in the Professional Lexicon

It's not about denying, but empowering you to communicate effectively.
So You Have a Successful Restaurant. Now What?

So You Have a Successful Restaurant. Now What?

Your food business might be able to support new ventures. Here's how to figure out the best direction to go in for expansion.
4 Fast Ideas to Rapidly Grow Your Revenue

4 Fast Ideas to Rapidly Grow Your Revenue

Without revenue, your business will die. These options won't require a huge effort, but the payoffs could be immense.
How Improv Comedy Can Seriously Grow Your Business

How Improv Comedy Can Seriously Grow Your Business

Winning an audience and scoring new business have much in common. Here are seven lessons to take from the stage to the boardroom to add value to any team.
When Fixating on Mistakes Makes You Slip Up

When Fixating on Mistakes Makes You Slip Up

Coaching someone right before a presentation? Avoid emphasizing the very behaviors to be avoided.
These 4 Keyword Research Tools Will Make Your Job Easier

These 4 Keyword Research Tools Will Make Your Job Easier

One of the most important steps in planning your pay-per-click campaigns is choosing the keywords that will attract interested shoppers. These third-party tools can help.
Want to Be a Better Leader? Show Employees You Care.

Want to Be a Better Leader? Show Employees You Care.

Express empathy, relate to staffers as people and bring out the best from them by taking these seven steps.
How the 10-Foot Rule Can Help You Win Customers

How the 10-Foot Rule Can Help You Win Customers

Managers and employees: Take note of this simple but powerful practice.
The Key to Setting and Changing Your Prices

The Key to Setting and Changing Your Prices

No matter what price you pick you need to keep this one thing in mind.
Climbing a Mountain, Whether Real or Figurative, Requires Calculated Risks

Climbing a Mountain, Whether Real or Figurative, Requires Calculated Risks

You have to navigate potentially dangerous terrain to reach your goals and build success.
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