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How To Stay Motivated in the Trenches

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

What Sports Can Teach You About Running a Business

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

10 Inspirational Quotes From Top Entrepreneurial Leaders

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.
10 Success Secrets of Olympic Greats

10 Success Secrets of Olympic Greats

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.
How to Make Good Habits Stick

How to Make Good Habits Stick

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.
How to Think Like a Gold Medalist

How to Think Like a Gold Medalist

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.
Steve Blank on Being Tenacious

Steve Blank on Being Tenacious

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

5 Ways to Win the Hearts of Employees

Small business experts Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
Taking the Plunge into Entrepreneurship

Taking the Plunge into Entrepreneurship

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

Are Young Treps Nurtured or Born?

Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry talks about his family of entrepreneurs and asks the question: Can young entrepreneurs be cultivated?

Daddy, I want to be an Entrepreneur!

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.
How to Sell Your Startup's Long-Term Vision

How to Sell Your Startup's Long-Term Vision

Three tips for motivating your employees and investors to buy into the big picture.
Motivating Employees to Work As Hard As You

Motivating Employees to Work As Hard As You

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.
Michael Bloomberg's 7 Steps to the Top

Michael Bloomberg's 7 Steps to the Top

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.
Oprah Winfrey's 3 Steps for Success

Oprah Winfrey's 3 Steps for Success

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.

How High is Your Entrepreneurial Pain Tolerance?

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.
Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

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.
10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers

10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers

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

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO

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.
Spanx's Sara Blakely on How She Created an Inspiring Work Environment

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

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.

Learning to Embrace Failure

A young entrepreneur's ability to embrace failure is paramount to his or her long-term success in business.
Seven Ways to Boost Employee Morale

Seven Ways to Boost Employee Morale

The mood in your workplace can have an impact on productivity. Here's how to keep it positive.
Insights: How to Find Motivation As an Entrepreneur

Insights: How to Find Motivation As an Entrepreneur

Business guru Guy Kawasaki talks about the hard work required to succeed in business.
Richard Branson on Self-Motivation

Richard Branson on Self-Motivation

The celebrated entrepreneur shares advice on staying inspired while executing on new ideas.
Empowering Employees

Empowering Employees

Richard Branson shares his best tips to keep your team inspired and effective.

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