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50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur
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Peruse this list to find out if your temperament and traits indicate you're the type to mastermind a startup.
March 28, 2014 in Starting a Business
4 Fighting Instincts to Succeed in Business and Life

4 Fighting Instincts to Succeed in Business and Life

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As I child, entrepreneur Eric Schiffer was surrounded by great fighters like George Foreman. Here he explains what lessons he learned from these legends and how to apply them to business.
March 18, 2014 in The 'Treps
Keep Innovation Flowing as Your Startup Grows

Keep Innovation Flowing as Your Startup Grows

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Big companies can keep a lookout for new ideas. But managers need to listen to front-line employees.
March 17, 2014 in Grow Your Business
6 Problem Solvers Who Are Disrupting Entire Industries

6 Problem Solvers Who Are Disrupting Entire Industries

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These six innovators are applying their technological chops to revolutionize areas such as fashion design and pharmaceuticals.
March 7, 2014 in The 'Treps
Why Entrepreneurs Need More 'Me' Time

Why Entrepreneurs Need More 'Me' Time

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A new study suggests it is better to step away from a problem, focus on something unrelated and personal, and then return to the task at hand.
January 7, 2014 in Business Management
A Tech-Driven Apparel Company Pockets Big Sales

A Tech-Driven Apparel Company Pockets Big Sales

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Scottevest has recorded steady revenue growth, expecting to finish 2013 with sales of $10 million.
December 29, 2013 in Starting a Business
How to Fight Denial and Start Tackling Your Biggest Problems

How to Fight Denial and Start Tackling Your Biggest Problems

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When you have the strength and courage to face reality head-on, it becomes that much easier to deal with.
December 27, 2013 in Business Management
App Syncs Phone and Tablet Screens to Create One Big Picture

App Syncs Phone and Tablet Screens to Create One Big Picture

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The Mosaic app allows users to sync multiple iPhones or iPads to create one giant screen on which to share files or view photos and video.
December 17, 2013 in Apps & Software
Richard Branson on Turning an Idea Into a Business

Richard Branson on Turning an Idea Into a Business

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Regardless of how new you are to the process of starting a business, it can be a daunting prospect. The Virgin CEO shares how to do it, step by step.
December 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
When Planning for the Future, Keep Your Past in Perspective

When Planning for the Future, Keep Your Past in Perspective

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In order to grow and improve your startup, it helps to take a close look at hidden and existing assets.
December 5, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Jon Lech Johansen (a.k.a. 'DVD-Jon') on Starting Up as a Self-Taught Engineer

Jon Lech Johansen (a.k.a. 'DVD-Jon') on Starting Up as a Self-Taught Engineer

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A self-taught engineer turned entrepreneur who helped unlock protected DVDs in the '90s shares his thoughts on programming, startup VISAs and whom he admires in tech.
December 5, 2013 in Starting a Business
Meditation Site Promises to Help You De-stress in 10 Minutes

Meditation Site Promises to Help You De-stress in 10 Minutes

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Headspace,a guided-meditation platform, allows the busy entrepreneur to destress, reduce anxiety and refocus -- all in ten minutes.
November 25, 2013 in Lifestyle
Leadership: Nature or Nurture?

Leadership: Nature or Nurture?

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While inherited characteristics may give some an edge, leaders require skill development and training. Here are four essential leadership traits that are a combination of nature and nurture.
October 14, 2013 in Leadership
What a Hot-Dog Eating Contest Can Teach You About Problem Solving

What a Hot-Dog Eating Contest Can Teach You About Problem Solving

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The authors of the bestselling Freakonomics books shared their unconventional insights at the World Business Forum.
October 2, 2013 in Growth Strategies

Don't Be a Cheapskate and Other Must-Read Business Tips

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A look at how to treat your employees well, use language to address problems, make valuable hires and more advice for business owners.
September 6, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
3 Reasons Why You Are Failing at Problem Solving

3 Reasons Why You Are Failing at Problem Solving

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We often believe that we understand the way the world works far better than we actually do. Here are three causes of our knowledge gaps and how to fix them.
September 4, 2013 in Leadership

How to Find Value in Other People's Problems

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Student entrepreneur Ryan Kuhel on the importance of researching pain points to find business ideas.
March 19, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
How Positive Thinking Can Make You a Better Problem Solver

How Positive Thinking Can Make You a Better Problem Solver

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The science behind how negative feelings can actually prevent you from thinking clearly and making creative decisions. We speak with Prof. Barbara Fredrickson, who studies how to reframe adversity and be more effective.
December 18, 2012 in Innovation
How Young Treps Can Participate in the Clinton Global Initiative

How Young Treps Can Participate in the Clinton Global Initiative

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If you want to change the world through social entrepreneurship, consider this your ticket. Here's a preview of what to expect from the Clinton Global Initiative and ideas for getting involved.
September 21, 2012 in Radicals & Visionaries
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Team Training From NASA's Mission to Mars

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Team Training From NASA's Mission to Mars

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Four astronaut training techniques that can help you get the most out of your employees.
August 21, 2012 in Managing Employees
A Secret to Creative Problem Solving

A Secret to Creative Problem Solving

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This mind trick is a powerful tool for entrepreneurs trying to find a solution to a perplexing problem.
May 23, 2012 in Productivity
Video: Seth Godin on Testing Out New IdeasPlay Video

Seth Godin on Testing Out New Ideas (Video)

The celebrated author talks about experimenting and problem solving with Bryan Elliott for 'Behind the Brand.'
May 26, 2011 in Innovation
How Business Planning Leads to Better Management

How Business Planning Leads to Better Management

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Here are three steps to help get you planning better, and putting those plans in motion.
April 5, 2011 in Your Business Plan

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