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The Successful Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon -- Employee Engagement

The Successful Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon -- Employee Engagement

Often ignored in an owner's rush to develop a new product or invention, the passion workers feel for a company can be critical for results.
7 Taboos of Business Pitching

7 Taboos of Business Pitching

Avoid these no-nos to inspire investor passion. Provide compelling evidence of a boost to their bottom line.
My Business Partner, My Spouse -- The View From the Husband's Side

My Business Partner, My Spouse -- The View From the Husband's Side

The other half of a leadership and marketing consulting firm describes the keys to running a business with the person you married.
5 Steps to Make Your Marketing Pop in the Age of the Consumer

5 Steps to Make Your Marketing Pop in the Age of the Consumer

Customers are doing their own research. So traditional methods of promotion don't suffice.
Spend a Splendid Summer Vacation, Entrepreneur Style

Spend a Splendid Summer Vacation, Entrepreneur Style

These 20 proactive and budget-friendly tips will help you maximize your time off.
Managers Can Be True Leaders Not Just Taskmasters

Managers Can Be True Leaders Not Just Taskmasters

A company president reveals the secrets he wished he knew when he was a young manager starting out.
Want to Improve Your Content Marketing? Think Like a Journalist. (Infographic)

Want to Improve Your Content Marketing? Think Like a Journalist. (Infographic)

Take a page from the journalist playbook and learn how to research, conduct and write interviews -- skills that will help you get your business’s message across.
5 Steps to Writing a Best-Selling Book

5 Steps to Writing a Best-Selling Book

Author of book on inventing shares his secrets that landed his book near the top of an Amazon chart.
How to Stay Productive Working From Home

How to Stay Productive Working From Home

Distractions are plentiful when you are home, and often it’s only the most disciplined who can remain productive and efficient.
How to Answer Questions Better Than Anyone Else

How to Answer Questions Better Than Anyone Else

Tips for providing answers and advice with confidence and without sounding like a jerk.
Customer-Service Lessons to Glean From Comcast's Snafu

Customer-Service Lessons to Glean From Comcast's Snafu

Make your client-support process a win for all involved, not excluding those answering the phones.
What Successful Poker Players and Entrepreneurs Have In Common

What Successful Poker Players and Entrepreneurs Have In Common

Managing the risk properly is the challenge. Use the right intelligence to make your moves.
Navigate International Networking With These 4 Anchors

Navigate International Networking With These 4 Anchors

Foster new relationships abroad by building trust and minding important social cues.
Rediscovering That Ancient Yet Awesome Tool of Business -- In-Person Relationships

Rediscovering That Ancient Yet Awesome Tool of Business -- In-Person Relationships

Shared experiences and live interactions can build a bond that lasts, creating a customer for the long run.
Cornering a Missed Pocket of the Ed-Tech Market

Cornering a Missed Pocket of the Ed-Tech Market

Entrepreneurs seeking to market to educators would benefit from understanding how new apps and tools align with schools’ day-to-day needs.
7 Crucial Steps to Building a Champion Sales Team

7 Crucial Steps to Building a Champion Sales Team

Shun haphazard management, break the inertia of old habits and set up the dynamics for success.
Entrepreneurs Must Skillfully Perform on Two Stages, Not Forfeiting Home for Company

Entrepreneurs Must Skillfully Perform on Two Stages, Not Forfeiting Home for Company

A CEO who can't turn off that business persona for the nonwork parts of life may encounter a bountiful set of serious problems.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Stephen King

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Stephen King

Lessons from the master of horror can apply to startups, too.
Where the Real Deals Are Ignited at Conferences -- the Bar

Where the Real Deals Are Ignited at Conferences -- the Bar

Weary travelers should ward off the impulse to retreat to their hotel room. Instead descend on the lucrative business nexus.
7 Secrets to Designing a Business That Gives You Ultimate Flexibility

7 Secrets to Designing a Business That Gives You Ultimate Flexibility

Your venture doesn't have to take over your life. Follow this list and have the time to do the things you want.
11 Unusual Social Media Tips to Drive Branding, Clicks and Conversions

11 Unusual Social Media Tips to Drive Branding, Clicks and Conversions

Be your company's ambassador by sharing posts that will encourage your followers' engagement.
The Surprising Ways This 'Trep Uses SnapChat to Run His Recycling Business

The Surprising Ways This 'Trep Uses SnapChat to Run His Recycling Business

This founder of a cell phone recycling company the tools that help him and his team run his business while on the road.
Getting the Most From Your Interns -- and Giving Back in Return

Getting the Most From Your Interns -- and Giving Back in Return

The arrangement can result in a true learning experience on both sides.
5 Things You Never Should Say to a Client

5 Things You Never Should Say to a Client

Navigate the minefield of customer relationships carefully. Each buyer brings a different personality and expectations to manage.
Avoid Wasting Time and Money on Conferences With These 5 Tips

Avoid Wasting Time and Money on Conferences With These 5 Tips

You can still get some valuable networking and learning experiences without attending an event.
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