Mistakes

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The 5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Stop Doing
Starting a Business

The 5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Stop Doing

As a new entrepreneur, you can and should learn from the mistakes of others.
Sujan Patel
The Joy of Raising a Teen Entrepreneur
Young Entrepreneurs

The Joy of Raising a Teen Entrepreneur

A 13-year-old gets a great education, watching his dad run a business and starting his very own.
Jason Weisenthal
Confidence

9 Ways to Show More Confidence in Business

You're much more likely to reach out to others about your latest idea or effectively pitch a new client if you feel self-assured.
Jacqueline Whitmore
4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Think About That May Not Be in the Business Plan
Startup Basics

4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Think About That May Not Be in the Business Plan

Two young women recount the lessons they learned from starting their social media-marketing agency.
Courtney Spritzer and Stephanie Abrams
New Online Businesses Should Steer Clear of These 5 Mistakes
Starting a Business

New Online Businesses Should Steer Clear of These 5 Mistakes

A lot of money can be made if you effectively set up your website, but these errors will hurt your chances.
Jonathan Long
Why Admitting Your Mistakes Will Make You a Better Leader
Leadership

Why Admitting Your Mistakes Will Make You a Better Leader

I was always aggressive and relentless -- until a series of Zen-like moments helped me move to a different level that changed how I operated.
Steve Blank
3 Simple Ways to Avoid a Business Faux Pas
Business Etiquette

3 Simple Ways to Avoid a Business Faux Pas

Sticky social situations can unglue the surest business deal. Here's how to make sure they don't.
Debra Kaye
The Steps Businesses Can Take to Avoid a Serious Social-Media Blunder (Infographic)
Mistakes

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.
Nina Zipkin
Not Closing Sales? Look to These 5 Mistakes.
Sales Strategies

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.
Adam Callinan
Malaysia Airlines Scraps Ill-Conceived 'Bucket List' Promotion
Mistakes

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.
Geoff Weiss
How to Stop Making the Same Mistakes Over and Over Again
Productivity

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.
Katelyn Oster
Richard Branson on the Importance of Independence
Richard Branson

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.
Richard Branson
6 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make -- And How to Avoid Them
Starting a Business

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.
Jacqueline Whitmore
The 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching an Ecommerce Startup
Ecommerce

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.