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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.
How Can I Motivate Contract Workers?

How Can I Motivate Contract Workers?

Marcus Erb, senior consultant at the Great Place to Work Institute, on inspiring contract workers to go beyond the terms of their contract.
What's the Best Way to Stay Motivated?

What's the Best Way to Stay Motivated?

Scott Gerber, founder and chief executive of Sizzle It! and the Young Entrepreneur Council, on creating a boredom back-up plan to avoid burnout.
Richard Branson on the Power of Delegation

Richard Branson on the Power of Delegation

The celebrated entrepreneur shares his experience on delegation, motivation and intuition.
Motivating Gen X, Gen Y Workers

Motivating Gen X, Gen Y Workers

A primer on how to get the most out of younger employees

Keep Employees Motivated After Downsizing

What to do when you have fewer employees and the same amount of work

5 Employee Motivation Myths Debunked

Recognition--not money--is the real motivator in a down economy.

Cheap Ways to Motivate Your Team

In a recession, keeping morale high is essential.

Constructive Criticism

Don't get bummed by negative feedback. Instead, get fired up and motivated to do better.

9 Ways to Develop Team Motivation

Take a cue from the ancient Greeks to help steer your employees to success.

Ownership: The Ultimate Motivator

Encouraging employees to take ownership of their work will result in better customer service and a stronger company.

The Biggest Motivation-Killer

Is the single biggest destroyer of employee motivation plaguing your workplace? Find out.

Becoming a Master of Persuasion

Learn how to get what you want through the power of persuasion.

Motivating Affluent Customers

Targeting the rich can mean big bucks for you. Here's how to approach your marketing program for this unique market.

Motivating Without Money

Cold hard cash isn't the only way to get your employees performing their best. Take a look at this motivational philosophy.

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