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3 Tips for Learning From Your Business Failures

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College entrepreneur Cam Jacox on how he turned his setbacks into opportunities.
October 25, 2012 in Grow Your Business

Fearless and Fulfilled: 7 Steps to Finding Business Success and Happiness

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Success and fulfillment shouldn't be mutually exclusive. Here's how to set yourself up for both from the start.
October 25, 2012 in Managing Employees
Jack Welch on How to Manage Employees

Jack Welch on How to Manage Employees

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The controversial retired GE CEO Jack Welch discussed his strategies for generous leadership and effective management at the 2012 World Business Forum.
October 5, 2012 in Managing Employees
How Pre-Teen Entrepreneurs Cut Their Teeth in Book Publishing

How Pre-Teen Entrepreneurs Cut Their Teeth in Book Publishing

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From illustrated fantasy to business reality, see how these young treps learned stiff business lessons, care of their children's-book author dad.
September 27, 2012 in Profiles

How To Stay Motivated in the Trenches

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Small business expert Kevin Hiser of QStart Labs answers readersÂ’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
September 19, 2012 in Leadership
What Sports Can Teach You About Running a Business

What Sports Can Teach You About Running a Business

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Consistent performance, whether in sports, sales or growing your business, pays off in more ways than simply sealing a big deal.
September 7, 2012 in Growth Strategies
10 Inspirational Quotes From Top Entrepreneurial Leaders

10 Inspirational Quotes From Top Entrepreneurial Leaders

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For those plugging away on their startups on days when everyone else has off, here are a few choice words of wisdom to keep you going strong.
September 3, 2012 in Profiles
Photos: 10 Success Secrets of Olympic Greats

10 Success Secrets of Olympic Greats

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Successful entrepreneurs and Olympians have more in common than you might think. As London welcomes the newest group of world-class athletes, we rounded up the best success tips from several of the most memorable gold medalists.
July 27, 2012 in The 'Treps
How to Make Good Habits Stick

How to Make Good Habits Stick

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The late Stephen Covey taught us the '7 Habits,' but new habits are hard to master. Here are 3 tips to make the process much easier.
July 27, 2012 in Productivity
How to Think Like a Gold Medalist

How to Think Like a Gold Medalist

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The same strategies Olympians use to outwit mental obstacles can work in business as well. Here are tips to overcome three of the toughest psychological challenges.
July 26, 2012 in Leadership
Steve Blank on Being Tenacious

Steve Blank on Being Tenacious

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A frustrating early-morning airport experience reminds serial entrepreneur Steve Blank that there's almost always a path to a goal.
July 20, 2012 in Starting a Business
5 Ways to Win the Hearts of Employees

5 Ways to Win the Hearts of Employees

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Small business experts Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
July 19, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Taking the Plunge into Entrepreneurship

Taking the Plunge into Entrepreneurship

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Harnessing your energy after a layoff can be the bridge to starting your own business, even in a challenging economy.
June 20, 2012 in Starting a Business

Are Young Treps Nurtured or Born?

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Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry talks about his family of entrepreneurs and asks the question: Can young entrepreneurs be cultivated?
June 17, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

Daddy, I want to be an Entrepreneur!

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As starting a business is no easy task, it might be difficult to embrace a child's decision to follow in your footsteps. But you should try. Here are 8 ways to encourage your little ones.
June 15, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How to Sell Your Startup's Long-Term Vision

How to Sell Your Startup's Long-Term Vision

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Three tips for motivating your employees and investors to buy into the big picture.
June 13, 2012 in Leadership
Video: Motivating Employees to Work As Hard As YouPlay Video

Motivating Employees to Work As Hard As You (Video)

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As a startup entrepreneur, Amy Yazdian felt she had little leverage to demand perfection from her staff. Hear how she learned to get employees fired up, plus expert tips.
June 12, 2012 in Starting a Business
Michael Bloomberg's 7 Steps to the Top

Michael Bloomberg's 7 Steps to the Top

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As the 2012 graduation season winds down, we check in on the commencement addresses given by some of nation's top entrepreneurs. Here are Mike Bloomberg's seven ways to the top.
June 6, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Oprah Winfrey's 3 Steps for Success

Oprah Winfrey's 3 Steps for Success

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As the 2012 graduation season winds down, we check in on the commencement addresses given by some of nation's top entrepreneurs. See if you can spot an inspiring tip or two.
June 5, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

How High is Your Entrepreneurial Pain Tolerance?

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Getting through the often arduous startup period can be difficult for any entrepreneur — let alone someone who's starting up for the first time. Here's how to get equipped for the long haul.
June 1, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

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There are some advantages to starting a new business in a downturn. On the reality-TV show Jump Shipp, host Josh Shipp helps would-be entrepreneurs take the plunge.
January 5, 2012 in Startup Basics
10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers

10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers

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Not sure what to buy for your hard working employees this holiday season? Check out these suggestions.
December 13, 2011 in Managing Employees
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO

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Jim Sinegal, the CEO of the third-largest U.S. retailer is retiring next year. Here are five key lessons entrepreneurs can take away from his legacy.
December 2, 2011 in Leadership
Video: Spanx's Sara Blakely on How She Created an Inspiring Work EnvironmentPlay Video

Spanx's Sara Blakely on How She Created an Inspiring Work Environment (Video)

The inventor and founder of the body-shaping undergarment company talks about how the headquarters design motivates and inspires employees. Part of our Insights series.
September 6, 2011 in Leadership

Learning to Embrace Failure

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A young entrepreneur's ability to embrace failure is paramount to his or her long-term success in business.
August 15, 2011 in Young Entrepreneurs

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