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4 Critical Skills for a Changing World

4 Critical Skills for a Changing World

Times change, and you need to adapt. Here are four critical capabilities you're going to need to become the leaders, the innovators, the success stories of a new age.
Holiday Gifts: What to Get Your Clients and Colleagues

Holiday Gifts: What to Get Your Clients and Colleagues

Choosing a gift for the people you work with can be daunting. Here are some ideas and advice.
The 10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014

The 10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014

A positive work environment, intelligent co-workers and great benefits (free yoga!) make these 10 companies the most exciting places to work for in 2014, as rated by the employees themselves.
Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

The yoga apparel maker announced today that Chip Wilson is leaving his position as non-executive chairman.
The Golden Rule of Starting Up: Product-Market Fit

The Golden Rule of Starting Up: Product-Market Fit

Ideas are a dime a dozen. But to be successful, your product needs to be something customers want. Here are a few tips on how to ensure you satisfy product-market fit.
McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall

McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall

McDonald's same-store restaurant sales fell 0.8 percent in November, dragging worldwide sales short of monthly predictions.
10 Strategies for Overcoming Creativity Block

10 Strategies for Overcoming Creativity Block

We all find a rut and lose inspiration. But getting your creative juices flowing again isn't as hard as you may think.
6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

Few startup ideas are perfect; that's why it's important to recognize when you need a course correction in your idea, pitch, product or execution.
12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

Mark Cuban, Tim Ferris, Jon Taffer and more share their best words of encouragement and guidance.
10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

Insider tips on how to best find and apply to the right accelerator for your company.
Why Reputation Management Is Critical to Your Personal Brand

Why Reputation Management Is Critical to Your Personal Brand

As your personal and professional networks expand online, be consistent with your brand positioning and with the followers you have gathered.
How to Set Your Brand Up For Success

How to Set Your Brand Up For Success

With entrepreneurship in vogue, new companies are popping up every day. But getting your brand to stand out from the crowd, takes work. Wisconsin restaurants L'Etoile and Graze figured out how to do just that.
8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead

8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead

In order to grow your business, consider these questions and determine where you can make important improvements.
Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.

Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.

For our series College Treps, Matthew Fishman discusses why his startup traveled thousands of miles to participate in an accelerator, rather than join a local one.
How You Can Form Good Habits and Stick to Them

How You Can Form Good Habits and Stick to Them

The trick is to dream big but start small. Here, we explain how.
How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is

How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is

Picking a co-founder is a lot like picking a spouse, except you'll likely spend more time with the former.
When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources

When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources

With state budgets being cut, former SBA chief Karen Mills discusses how local economic growth does not necessarily need radical innovation to prosper. Rather governors can harness resources of existing institutions and people to attract capital and create jobs.
5 Ways to Decrease Interruptions and Increase Productivity

5 Ways to Decrease Interruptions and Increase Productivity

Interruptions destroy many entrepreneurs' productivity. Follow these five strategies to end the unnecessary interruptions and increase the amount of work you get done on a regular basis.
The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

When launching a new company, a good idea goes a long way. But a healthy dose of moxie may be what pushes a startup over the edge into success.
What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows

What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows

Whether you're selling a new app, a service or a waterbed for cows -- there are fundamental steps you can take to make your brand its best. Here are three.
3 Factors That Can Make or Break Your Productivity

3 Factors That Can Make or Break Your Productivity

Take a close look at these three factors to determine whether you're making the most of how you work and spend your time each day.
How to Give Thanks to Your Team, Customers and Vendors This Thanksgiving

How to Give Thanks to Your Team, Customers and Vendors This Thanksgiving

One day off for holiday shopping isn't enough. Here's how to show key members of your team and other stakeholders that you care.
The Behind-the-Scenes Values Successful Social Brands Share

The Behind-the-Scenes Values Successful Social Brands Share

The most important aspects of your social media strategy are never seen in a Twitter feed. Our interview explains why hiring and morale are essential to building a socially powerful brand.
The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

From environmental degradation to societal upheaval, our world is continually challenging businesses to innovate. Knowing how to overcome these obstacles will determine if you succeed or fail as an entrepreneur.
3 Clever Ways to Say Thanks This Turkey Day

3 Clever Ways to Say Thanks This Turkey Day

While brownies are always a good idea, here are three potentially longer lasting ways to say thanks to key people in your business life.
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