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Video: What to Do When Your Company Is In Full-On Crisis ModePlay Video

What to Do When Your Company Is In Full-On Crisis Mode (Video)

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Professional coach and Entrepreneur.com contributor Lindsay Broder on what you need to keep in mind when managing a startup -- and a team -- through a rough patch.
April 18, 2014 in Grow Your Business
6 Common Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

6 Common Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

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Do yourself a favor and avoid these costly pitfalls.
April 17, 2014 in Starting a Business
Porn Accident: US Airways Issues Worst Brand Tweet of All Time

Porn Accident: US Airways Issues Worst Brand Tweet of All Time

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The airline's recent PR nightmare is a reminder to slow down, pay closer attention and think before you tweet.
April 15, 2014 in Business News
My Biggest Mistake: Not Closely Examining the Numbers

My Biggest Mistake: Not Closely Examining the Numbers

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An entrepreneur discusses how he fell into the trap of equating revenue with profit.
April 15, 2014 in The 'Treps
Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

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An insider's look at the kinds of problems you may encounter--and how to overcome them--on your quest to operate a successful bar
April 11, 2014 in Starting a Business
My Biggest Mistake: Trusting the Wrong People

My Biggest Mistake: Trusting the Wrong People

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Often entrepreneurs are anxious to get their startup up and running but not taking the time to make sure all the ducks are all lined up can cause a major headache down the road.
April 10, 2014 in The 'Treps
The Entrepreneur Behind Flickr Opens Up About Past Mistakes, Lessons Learned and Her Latest Venture

The Entrepreneur Behind Flickr Opens Up About Past Mistakes, Lessons Learned and Her Latest Venture

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Caterina Fake, the serial entrepreneur behind Flickr, Hunch and Findery talks about the pain of hiring the wrong people, being surrounded by others smarter than you and always needing to be on your toes.
April 10, 2014 in The 'Treps
9 Ways to Become a Better Leader

9 Ways to Become a Better Leader

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From encouraging dissenting voices to showing compassion, here are tips for leading with purpose and poise.
April 5, 2014 in Leadership
My Biggest Mistake: Falling Into the 24/7 Trap

My Biggest Mistake: Falling Into the 24/7 Trap

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For our series My Biggest Mistake, the co-founder of GroSocial opens up about being completely consumed by his entrepreneurial endeavor and how that lifestyle had major consequences.
April 1, 2014 in The 'Treps
3 Ways Owning Your Mistakes Will Make You Powerful

3 Ways Owning Your Mistakes Will Make You Powerful

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Nobody likes that person that always denies or casts blame.
March 24, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Ever Had a Boss Who Seemingly Thrived on Endless Chaos?

Ever Had a Boss Who Seemingly Thrived on Endless Chaos?

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Erratic leaders, who mandate frequent deadlines but constantly change course, net few results save for finger-pointing.
March 24, 2014 in Leadership
Celebrating Failure: How to Make a Hit Out of Misses

Celebrating Failure: How to Make a Hit Out of Misses

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While many large corporations loath failure, in the startup world it is often celebrated. When failure occurs, here is how to make the most of it.
March 19, 2014 in Grow Your Business
7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

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Following these sins could kill your business. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to fix these blunders.
March 8, 2014 in The 'Treps
What's Holding You Back? 7 Reasons Your Business Isn't Growing.

What's Holding You Back? 7 Reasons Your Business Isn't Growing.

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If your business is stalled, you may be making a few of these simple mistakes. Thankfully, these errors can be easily fixed.
March 7, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Dove Pulls NJ 'Armpit' Billboard in Wake of Criticism

Dove Pulls NJ 'Armpit' Billboard in Wake of Criticism

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Unilever made the call to drop a Dove ad that called New Jersey 'the Armpit of America.'
March 5, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Video: Cheezburger Founder Ben Huh and the Importance of Making Smaller BetsPlay Video

Cheezburger Founder Ben Huh and the Importance of Making Smaller Bets (Video)

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The founder and CEO of Cheezburger talks to Entrepreneur.com about rebounding and lessons learned.
March 3, 2014 in Social Media
How an Email Snafu Led to 61,000 People Storming an Employment Office

How an Email Snafu Led to 61,000 People Storming an Employment Office

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When an email for a recruitment meeting was accidentally sent to every registered job seeker in the city of Stockholm, chaos ensued.
February 27, 2014 in Lifestyle
Soar Above, Rather Than Survive, a Product Recall

Soar Above, Rather Than Survive, a Product Recall

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Fitbit is the latest company that instituted a recall. Did it do it right? Also, seven steps to implement a recall program in your business.
February 27, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Sochi Organizers Did a Terrible Job Stocking Olympic Souvenirs

Sochi Organizers Did a Terrible Job Stocking Olympic Souvenirs

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Olympic spectators are grumbling that Sochi merchandise is both hard to come by and severely overpriced at this yearÂ’s Games.
February 14, 2014 in News and Trends
Richard Branson on Pursuing What Makes You Happy

Richard Branson on Pursuing What Makes You Happy

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You have one life, so spend it doing something you love.
February 10, 2014 in Lifestyle
How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

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For our series The Grind, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect discusses how pivoting helped him not fall into the category of failures.
February 6, 2014 in Growth Strategies
How To Win When You Fail

How To Win When You Fail

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The way you react to screw ups is a critical factor in determining how successful you will be in business.
February 5, 2014 in Business Management
5 Rookie Networking Fails and How to Avoid Them

5 Rookie Networking Fails and How to Avoid Them

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When you're trying to meet people in person, here are things you shouldn't do.
January 28, 2014 in Networking
How OfficeMax Failed on the PR Front...Twice

How OfficeMax Failed on the PR Front...Twice

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OfficeMax's insensitive letter to 'Daughter Killed in Car Crash' is being blamed on Big Data. But all the blame rests with the company.
January 20, 2014 in Public Relations

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