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No Apologies: On Hack, Snapchat Founder Says 'We Thought We Had Done Enough'

On the 'Today' show, the 23-year-old discussed the inevitabilities of hacking while reassuring users.

McDonald's Kills Employee Resource Site After Another Gaffe

Another piece of misguided advice on McDonald's employee McResource Line has landed the fast-food chain in hot water.

The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

What is the one sure thing to turn away modern customers?

Real Entrepreneurs, Real Shipping Lessons

These entrepreneurs are using hard-won experience – as well as some old-fashioned ingenuity -- to improve their shipping processes.

Why Leaders Don't Behave the Way They Should

We are creatures of evolution. That's why taking a calm, measured approach to management is always easier said than done.

How to Save Any Presentation From a Technology Meltdown

Don't let a technology glitch or mistake ruin your next presentation. Here are four ways to save any presentation from disaster.

Manufacturer Thinks 'Lean' to Cut Waste, Boost Efficiency

This printing company used methods from Toyota to reduce errors and inefficiencies.

HealthCare.gov: Your Reminder Not To Skimp on Quality Assurance

You might be tempted to cut time for QA, but it could doom your next project. We explore the site’s sober takeaways for any digital entrepreneur.

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and other words of wisdom for entrepreneurs.

The 16 Biggest Tech Intern Fails

From being rude to Mark Zuckerberg's wife, to burning down an office building, to inadvertently disabling the internet across large stretches of the Ukraine, these interns messed up in style.

The Worst Business Plan Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

If you think you can just hire someone else to do the dirty work of writing your business plan, think again.

8 Ways to Screw Up Your Marketing

You work hard to build a reputation and generate positive word-of-mouth. But are you undermining your own efforts? Consider these common blunders.

Why Serial Entrepreneurs Aren't Actually More Successful The Next Time Around

If your only claim to fame is starting a handful of companies, yet you've had success with none of them, it's probably time to take a closer look at what you're learning.

Why Your Employees Need to Make More Mistakes

Encouraging perfection will slow things down for your startup. Here's how and why to make employees feel comfortable with messing up in the name of efficiency and progress.

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

Don't be your own worst enemy when it comes to succeeding at starting and running your own business. Here are five mistakes to avoid.

10 Inspirational Quotes for the New School Year

Whether or not you are headed back to school, September is a time of renewal. Draw inspiration for a new chapter with these words of wisdom.

What You Can Learn from the Golf Channel's MLK Speech Twitter Slip-up

Are there Twitter mulligans? The Golf Channel wants to know after it tried and failed with a Tweet commemorating the March on Washington.

5 Reasons Your Employees Probably Hate You

You want to be a better boss, don't you? Be sure to avoid these five common mistakes.

4 Kinds of Fraud That Could Destroy Your Business

Nearly half of entrepreneurs experience fraud at some point in their business's life. Here are four common types of fraud to watch out for and how to avoid them.

The 10 Riskiest Industries in America

Based on a new report, these industries are expected to decline the most between now and 2018.

How to Admit When You're Wrong

It's an important leadership skill that you are likely overlooking. Here are five essential facets of a successful apology.

Investment Playbook: 4 Factors to Consider Before Investing

Investing in a startup means putting your faith and money in another person's vision. Here are some key factors to keep in mind before taking the plunge.

Lessons from Paula Deen: How What You Say Can Damage Your Brand

The celebrity chef's recent behavior is a prime example of how an entrepreneur can destroy their brand. Here are lessons every entrepreneur should remember.

How Young Entrepreneurs Can Rein in Their 'Toxic' Emotions

When startup life gets tough, celebrity agent and psychology-book author Ken Lindner offers a few decisive tips for quelling your own killer emotions.

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