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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
5 Management Mistakes Almost Every New Entrepreneur Makes
Managing Employees

5 Management Mistakes Almost Every New Entrepreneur Makes

In practice, managing people is far more challenging than most aspiring business owners realize.
Jayson DeMers
6 Things Startup Founders Should Do to Avoid the Devastation of an Incompetent Hire
Hiring

6 Things Startup Founders Should Do to Avoid the Devastation of an Incompetent Hire

Don't be fooled into thinking that that former corporate bigwig will be able to function at your company effortlessly.
Martin Zwilling
The 5 Beliefs That Are Killing Your Success
Success Strategies

The 5 Beliefs That Are Killing Your Success

In the entrepreneurial world, certain beliefs exist that are downright toxic and may hold you back from achieving your dreams.
Scott Hansen
When Does Internet Outrage Become Outrageous?
Mistakes

When Does Internet Outrage Become Outrageous?

Welcome to the age of outrage, where backlash is swift and intent has little meaning.
Laura Entis
Filling an Order From Walmart Felt Fantastic, But I Made 3 Mistakes
Mistakes

Filling an Order From Walmart Felt Fantastic, But I Made 3 Mistakes

When you launch a business, it's best to prepare for the best-case scenarios as well.
Stephen Key
The 9 Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make at Work
Mistakes

The 9 Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make at Work

You don't have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career.
Travis Bradberry
3 Ways to Wring Great Ideas From Mistakes
Mistakes

3 Ways to Wring Great Ideas From Mistakes

Mistakes are inevitable. What comes after is up to you.
Matthew Turner
The Power of an Apt Apology
Apology

The Power of an Apt Apology

Five tips to ensure that the one you give hits just the right note.
Gideon Kimbrell
5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Hiring a Virtual Assistant
Virtual Assistant

5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Hiring a Virtual Assistant

The reality is, hiring a VA isn't easy -- and it isn't a quick fix for your business's problems.
Eric Siu
3 Reasons Customers Don't Care About Your Content
Content Marketing

3 Reasons Customers Don't Care About Your Content

You'll have a much easier time engaging your customers if you recognize the following mistakes that many brands make.
Aaron Agius