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Master the Art of Small Talk to Build a Network of Business Allies

Master the Art of Small Talk to Build a Network of Business Allies

When building relationships for your startup, don’t overlook this strategy.
5 Things the World Cup Can Teach Us About Entrepreneurship

5 Things the World Cup Can Teach Us About Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs, local or global, can learn from how organizers of the World Cup have deftly leveraged trends in globalization and technology.
The Quality of Your Life Depends on Who's In Your 'Room'

The Quality of Your Life Depends on Who's In Your 'Room'

Ask yourself, if you had to spend eternity with everyone you accepted, whom would you choose?
For Better Conversations, Replace 'How Are You?' With This One Phrase

For Better Conversations, Replace 'How Are You?' With This One Phrase

If you want to connect with people, you have to let them know you're listening. Here's how.
How to Ask a VIP for a Favor

How to Ask a VIP for a Favor

It's always a bit awkward to ask for favors, especially from people who are considered industry leaders. Here's how to do it the right way.
Small Talk Could Have Big Benefits for Your Career

Small Talk Could Have Big Benefits for Your Career

The simple act of conversation could lead to opportunity and deeper relationships.
10 Tips for Mastering LinkedIn

10 Tips for Mastering LinkedIn

Don’t be intimidated. These suggestions can help you use LinkedIn to its fullest potential for your business.
Treat Your Corporate Job as an Entrepreneurial Training Program

Treat Your Corporate Job as an Entrepreneurial Training Program

Aspiring entrepreneurs could learn valuable lessons that would help develop the know-how to run their own companies.
Playing With Fire? Oklahoma City Shooting Range Granted Liquor License

Playing With Fire? Oklahoma City Shooting Range Granted Liquor License

Though it may sound like a precarious pairing, guns and alcohol will be kept strictly separate, the facility's owners vow.
5 Keys to Making a Great First Impression

5 Keys to Making a Great First Impression

These are the qualities of appearance make people instantly look like leaders.
10 Questions to Consider When Working With a Business Mentor

10 Questions to Consider When Working With a Business Mentor

Consulting a wise, experienced mentor can take your business to the next level. Here's what you should consider to get the most out of the relationship.
5 Surefire Ways to Wreck Your Social Media Network

5 Surefire Ways to Wreck Your Social Media Network

While you try to grow your contacts online, steer clear of these practices. Or you might see your contact list shrink.
LinkedIn Now Lets Users Rank Themselves Against Other Users

LinkedIn Now Lets Users Rank Themselves Against Other Users

The professional networking site introduced several new features to premium members.
Looking for an Edge for Your Startup? Call in the Sharks.

Looking for an Edge for Your Startup? Call in the Sharks.

It helps to have some experts in your corner. Learn how to assemble your own review team of mentors who will provide unbiased, experienced advice.
Overwhelmed by Email and Social Mentions? This Tool Tames Both.

Overwhelmed by Email and Social Mentions? This Tool Tames Both.

Here's what marketing expert Brian Honigman uses to funnel all of his email and social media communications into a single central inbox that makes sense of it all.
To Meet Somebody Too Busy to See You, First Study Them Online

To Meet Somebody Too Busy to See You, First Study Them Online

Want to talk with somebody who doesn't have time for you? Find out where they like to go and when, then offer to meet them.
How to Cut the 'Ums,' Uhs,' and 'Literallys' When Speaking

How to Cut the 'Ums,' Uhs,' and 'Literallys' When Speaking

Using these filler words when you speak will annoy your listeners and torpedo your credibility.
How to Make New Connections Anywhere You Go

How to Make New Connections Anywhere You Go

Instead of waiting for an occasion to network, use these tips to start a conversation with a stranger.
What to Do When You've Forgotten Someone's Name

What to Do When You've Forgotten Someone's Name

Whether it's a senior moment or entrepreneur brain, it happens to us all. Here's what to do.
Save Big on Trade Shows, Then Work Your Magic

Save Big on Trade Shows, Then Work Your Magic

These events present big opportunities to make connections and develop new partnerships.
5 Ways People Hurt Their Credibility Without Even Realizing It

5 Ways People Hurt Their Credibility Without Even Realizing It

What messages are your body signals sending to others? Read this and find out.
Crawl Out of Your Hotel Room 'Rock' and Embrace Networking

Crawl Out of Your Hotel Room 'Rock' and Embrace Networking

For those who don't naturally spark conversations with every person they encounter, here are four steps to take.
If You Want a Job at Zappos, You'll Have to Network for It

If You Want a Job at Zappos, You'll Have to Network for It

The online shoe and apparel retailer, which prides itself on valuing company culture above all else, is dramatically changing its hiring process.
5 Ways to Tame Your Busy Schedule and Network Like a Pro

5 Ways to Tame Your Busy Schedule and Network Like a Pro

Think you’re too busy to network? Hogwash. Here are tips for making the time to build those critical professional relationships.

4 Best Practices for Making a Business Offer

Our expert says when making an offer to buy a business, it’s essential to understand the seller and the business.
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