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5 Hidden Dangers of a Stereotypical Startup Culture
Company Culture

5 Hidden Dangers of a Stereotypical Startup Culture

There's a certain type of office culture that has pervaded the public perception of startups, and it's starting to have a major impact.
Jayson DeMers
8 Common Elevator Pitch Blunders, and How to Fix Them
Pitching investors

8 Common Elevator Pitch Blunders, and How to Fix Them

The better you understand what makes an effective elevator pitch, the more likely you will attract investors and customers.
Martin Zwilling
The Biggest, and Most Avoidable, Mistake of New Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

The Biggest, and Most Avoidable, Mistake of New Entrepreneurs

Want to make sure your startup succeeds and grows? You had better commit to this one thing.
Sujan Patel
3 Ways to Wring at Least Some ROI From Failure
Failure

3 Ways to Wring at Least Some ROI From Failure

Failure is tuition, so learn the lesson.
Mark Coopersmith & John Danner
6 Grammatical Errors That Need to Stop Now
Writing

6 Grammatical Errors That Need to Stop Now

Want people to take you seriously as a professional? Then don't write a message that looks like a text from a high school student.
Jonathan Long
5 Tips to Avoid Employee Embezzlement
Theft

5 Tips to Avoid Employee Embezzlement

Don't let your business be sunk by this all-too-common issue that usually stems from trusting too much.
Doug and Polly White
Failure Is Not the End. It's an Opportunity to Learn.
Failure

Failure Is Not the End. It's an Opportunity to Learn.

Failure is an external event that happens. It is not a personality characteristic.
Ron Burr
5 Preventable Disasters That Have Ruined Countless Startups
Startup Basics

5 Preventable Disasters That Have Ruined Countless Startups

Allowing your business to succumb to one of these entirely preventable fates will lead to regret.
Jayson DeMers
7 Mistakes That Will Doom Your Marketing Automation Implementation
Online Marketing

7 Mistakes That Will Doom Your Marketing Automation Implementation

If you're not careful, you can make fatal mistakes that do more harm than good to your marketing. Even small mistakes can cause your company a bit of embarrassment that's best avoided.
Aaron Agius
5 Pivotal Things I've Learned From Failure
Failure

5 Pivotal Things I've Learned From Failure

While the thought of failing can ignite fear and anxiety in everyone, these mishaps can be some of the greatest lessons in life.
Mark Ghermezian
4 Reasons You Should Never Hire a Family Member
Family

4 Reasons You Should Never Hire a Family Member

When you start a business and are in need of help, it's easy to run to the nearest emotionally charged people in your life to help out. Well, don't.
Adam Callinan
What 9 Successful Entrepreneurs Wish They Had Done Differently
Leadership Strategy

What 9 Successful Entrepreneurs Wish They Had Done Differently

From not connecting to a mentor to not selling sooner: Even uber-successful people have regrets.
Alex Turnbull
A Startup Founder's Biggest Blunder?
Board of Directors

A Startup Founder's Biggest Blunder?

Many business people -- from founders to established executives to onlookers -- misunderstand the role of boards and corporate governance, particularly for young companies.
Lucy Marcus
The Simple Customer-Service Mistake That Cost $800
Customer Service

The Simple Customer-Service Mistake That Cost $800

Why being proactive, rather than reactive, in customer service creates loyalty and makes 'cents'.
Carol Roth