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The Steps Businesses Can Take to Avoid a Serious Social-Media Blunder (Infographic)

The Steps Businesses Can Take to Avoid a Serious Social-Media Blunder (Infographic)

Here's what companies can learn from DiGiorno Pizza's Twitter mistake and misappropriation of #WhyIStayed.
Not Closing Sales? Look to These 5 Mistakes.

Not Closing Sales? Look to These 5 Mistakes.

You should be reflecting on what has gone right and what has gone wrong in the past, but these errors may be contributing.
Malaysia Airlines Scraps Ill-Conceived 'Bucket List' Promotion

Malaysia Airlines Scraps Ill-Conceived 'Bucket List' Promotion

Following the tragedies of Flight 370 and Flight 17, Malaysia Airlines rolled out -- and then promptly scrapped -- a contest asking consumers to describe their bucket lists.
How to Stop Making the Same Mistakes Over and Over Again

How to Stop Making the Same Mistakes Over and Over Again

One way to combat falling into terrible habits is to focus on thinking outside of the box.
Richard Branson on the Importance of Independence

Richard Branson on the Importance of Independence

As a parent, letting go isn't about separation; it's about pushing your child towards a greater sense of freedom.
6 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make -- And How to Avoid Them

6 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make -- And How to Avoid Them

Starting a business is hard enough, and these common mistakes can make it even harder.
The 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching an Ecommerce Startup

The 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching an Ecommerce Startup

Ecommerce can be a gold mine for entrepreneurs – if done correctly. Make sure you avoid these major blunders when launching your online-retail shop.
8 Money Mistakes to Avoid on Your Way to Being Wealthy

8 Money Mistakes to Avoid on Your Way to Being Wealthy

Someone that doesn’t pay attention to their money or is disrespectful of it is someone lacking money.
Avoid These 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes

Avoid These 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes

Don't fall into these traps when organizing and launching your crowdfunding campaign.
8 Leadership Mistakes That Others Made So You Don't Have To

8 Leadership Mistakes That Others Made So You Don't Have To

Avoid these errors in your first 100 days in the top position to ensure the success of your venture.
5 Ways You Can Practice Imperfection

5 Ways You Can Practice Imperfection

Entrepreneurs may start out acknowledging their vulnerabilities but then quickly fall into image management. Here are ways for business leaders to be authentic and cultivate the best from staff.
Entrepreneurs, Have No Fear of Trusting Your Employees

Entrepreneurs, Have No Fear of Trusting Your Employees

You weren't afraid of risk when you launched your business, now take the risk of trusting your team to help you grow it.
Big-Name Startups Land on Most-Doomed Brands List

Big-Name Startups Land on Most-Doomed Brands List

Some of the companies that are expected to falter next year are headed by entrepreneurs you're very familiar with.
Love It or Hate It? Airbnb's New Logo Receives Mixed Reactions.

Love It or Hate It? Airbnb's New Logo Receives Mixed Reactions.

Amid some iffy publicity and legal issues, accommodation-rental start up startup Airbnb rolls out a rebrand and receives a less than stellar response.
Turning an Oops Into an Opportunity

Turning an Oops Into an Opportunity

When a company errs, a superior response from its customer-response team can win over the aggrieved party.
10 Lessons to Learn From Failing Startups (Including My Own)

10 Lessons to Learn From Failing Startups (Including My Own)

A serial entrepreneur provides valuable insights gleaned from the trenches.
Is it Time to Give In? How to Know for Sure.

Is it Time to Give In? How to Know for Sure.

No entrepreneur wants to pull the plug on a startup. Science sheds some light on why we can’t always tell when enough is enough.
ScotusBlog Trolls the Dumb, Angry People Who Yell at It by Mistake

ScotusBlog Trolls the Dumb, Angry People Who Yell at It by Mistake

We collect the 10 most sarcastic, funny and bewildered reactions the independent news agency had when it was trolled by mistake following the Supreme Court ruling yesterday.
Correcting Leadership Communication Mishaps

Correcting Leadership Communication Mishaps

Everyone makes mistakes but when you're the one in the corner office, many people will hear about that inadvertent remark or slipup. Here's how to fix it.
These 4 Pitfalls Could Crush Your Startup

These 4 Pitfalls Could Crush Your Startup

If you're launching a product, avoid these business-derailing mistakes.
Don't Make These Social-Media Blunders That Businesses Keep Repeating

Don't Make These Social-Media Blunders That Businesses Keep Repeating

These 5 mistakes pop up frequently. Your company shouldn't be the latest example.
Welcome to the Nimble Workplace of the Future, One Fostering Constant Change

Welcome to the Nimble Workplace of the Future, One Fostering Constant Change

Embrace a philosophy that encourages real-time collaboration and participation so your company will be a healthy player.
5 Surefire Ways to Wreck Your Social Media Network

5 Surefire Ways to Wreck Your Social Media Network

While you try to grow your contacts online, steer clear of these practices. Or you might see your contact list shrink.
Top 5 Reasons e-Businesses Fail

Top 5 Reasons e-Businesses Fail

Learn from the mistakes failed dotcom businesses made so you don't make the same errors when starting your e-business.
When Launching Your Startup, Consider These 5 Risks

When Launching Your Startup, Consider These 5 Risks

While entrepreneurs may think they have the next billion-dollar idea, they need to assess certain risk factors before bringing it to market. Otherwise, they will crash and burn.
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