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How Six Immigrant Entrepreneurs Transformed Dreams Into Businesses

How Six Immigrant Entrepreneurs Transformed Dreams Into Businesses

They came to the U.S. from China, Grenada, India, Haiti, Nigeria and the former Soviet Union. Now they own businesses in food service and product sales -- and helping other startups. See how they landed launch capital and met challenges.
4 'Magical' Keys to Business From My Stint at Disney World

4 'Magical' Keys to Business From My Stint at Disney World

A former Mouse House member shares how the resort shaped his development as an entrepreneur.
Breaking Into a Volatile (But Rewarding) Emerging Market

Breaking Into a Volatile (But Rewarding) Emerging Market

While emerging markets can be a little unstable, they can also offer a plethora of opportunities. Entrepreneurs just need a little bit of strategic thinking to identify these circumstances.
How To Remain Relevant in Your Shrinking Industry

How To Remain Relevant in Your Shrinking Industry

Businesses come and go, but adapting to clients' needs will always help you stay on top.
The Surprising Benefits of Hiring Your Kids

The Surprising Benefits of Hiring Your Kids

You may just end up saving money along with, you know, providing some good life experience.
What Leaders Can Learn From the NFL's Draft of the First Openly Gay Player

What Leaders Can Learn From the NFL's Draft of the First Openly Gay Player

This moment can provide lessons and insight for businesses about how they should address matters of workplace diversity.
What Will Get Americans Working Again?

What Will Get Americans Working Again?

The entrepreneurial spirit of the American worker continues to erode, and the policy response is just plain wrong.
Make Your Company's Name Unforgettable

Make Your Company's Name Unforgettable

Your business will stand out with these tips for naming a new venture.
How to Handle Going From a Basic Startup to a Scalable Tech Company

How to Handle Going From a Basic Startup to a Scalable Tech Company

What happens when your traditional business 'goes tech'? Suddenly you’re more scalable and efficient, but you risk confusing your customers and losing your company’s vision. Here is how to make the transition smoother.
Lewis Howes on the Importance of Having a Mentor

Lewis Howes on the Importance of Having a Mentor

In this video, the entrepreneur and former pro athlete discusses how having a coach can help elevate you personally and professionally.
Like Other Parts of Your Business, Creativity Needs to Be Cultivated

Like Other Parts of Your Business, Creativity Needs to Be Cultivated

Here are 4 ways entrepreneurs can foster a culture where new ideas more easily bloom.
Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?

Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?

Here are six reasons why you may need to give up the work-from-home lifestyle and find rented space.
Build Great Customer Service Into Your Business With These 5 Tips

Build Great Customer Service Into Your Business With These 5 Tips

Happy customers can become brand advocates, which leads to more customers.
The 4 Things Every Customer Wants

The 4 Things Every Customer Wants

Shoppers these days get terrific service in certain pockets of their life and use those experiences to judge every sales interaction. With today's smart buyers, how do marketers keep up?
5 Tips for Handling Rapid Expansion

5 Tips for Handling Rapid Expansion

While rapid expansion may be a great problem to have, it can be a challenging time. Here are a few pieces of advice on dealing with quick growth.
The 7 Musts of Customer Service on Social Media

The 7 Musts of Customer Service on Social Media

In this new paradigm between brands and consumers, use social tools to form deeper connections.
Is There a Gender Gap in Confidence?

Is There a Gender Gap in Confidence?

A new book by two journalists suggests women and men differ in their confidence levels.
The 3 Deadly Sins of Networking

The 3 Deadly Sins of Networking

Avoid these three lethal blunders when meeting and interacting with potential new clients.
5 Essential Traits of a Great Internship Program

5 Essential Traits of a Great Internship Program

From strategy to compliance, internship programs are more complicated than just having a student make copies and get your lunch for you. Here's what you need to know to get it right.
Why Should You Embrace Discomfort? Opportunity, Of Course.

Why Should You Embrace Discomfort? Opportunity, Of Course.

Uncomfortable situations are common in the sales world. Get a leg up by being prepared.
How One New Social-Proof Technology Is Increasing Website Conversions

How One New Social-Proof Technology Is Increasing Website Conversions

With the ecommerce space getting more and more crowded, companies need to look for innovative ways to get customers (and have them stay). Here is one.
8 Reasons Why 'More Money' Must Become Your Mantra

8 Reasons Why 'More Money' Must Become Your Mantra

Get over the taboo. It's not being greedy to have a goal to earn more cash.
My Biggest Mistake: Relying on a Resume

My Biggest Mistake: Relying on a Resume

You have heard the saying, 'don't judge a book by its cover.' Here is why you shouldn't judge a person by her resume.
The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares

The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares

Use the 'Perfect Product Pyramid' to turn your ideas into success.
5 Ways to Shrink the Threat of an Employee's Exit to Proprietary Info

5 Ways to Shrink the Threat of an Employee's Exit to Proprietary Info

Proactively addressing staff departures lets a company minimize the risk from unwanted disclosures.
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