Relationships

The Benefits of Having Friends in the Office (Infographic)
Work-Life Balance

The Benefits of Having Friends in the Office (Infographic)

Having buddies at the office is shown to boost morale and makes everyone's work better.
Nina Zipkin
15 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You in the New Year
Inspiration

15 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You in the New Year

Whatever your goals are, it helps to hear what wise people through the ages have had to say about it.
Murray Newlands
What the Airplane 'Knee Defender' Teaches Us About Human Empathy
Company Culture

What the Airplane 'Knee Defender' Teaches Us About Human Empathy

You might think empathy is just a touchie-feelie hippie notion, but it's also smart business.
Leyla Seka
5 Questions the Right Investor Will Ask You
Raising Capital

5 Questions the Right Investor Will Ask You

Look for someone who will help in ways beyond providing money and become a long-term partner.
Miles Jennings
Put Building Strategic Relationships at the Heart of Your Business Plan for 2015
Relationship building

Put Building Strategic Relationships at the Heart of Your Business Plan for 2015

The best way to make friends with the people who can help you is to think about how you can help them.
Eddy Ricci
5 Pieces of Your Business to Review Before the New Year
Growth Strategies

5 Pieces of Your Business to Review Before the New Year

With only a few weeks left, now is the time to take a look back to set yourself up for a prosperous 2015.
Doug and Polly White
The 3 Secrets to Building Successful Third-Party Partnerships
Partnerships

The 3 Secrets to Building Successful Third-Party Partnerships

Sometimes the shortest path to success is not by focusing merely on internal efforts but by partnering with another business to pursue an opportunity together.
Paul Mandell
What the Uber Snafu Teaches About Avoiding Inappropriate Public Statements
Business Etiquette

What the Uber Snafu Teaches About Avoiding Inappropriate Public Statements

Steer clear of unsuitable business remarks and blunders that will ricochet well beyond a private gathering.
Carm Lyman
The Art of Crafting Successful Vendor Relationships
Vendors

The Art of Crafting Successful Vendor Relationships

Partnering with established service providers allows a young company to scale more quickly and focus on developing and refining the core business.
Zeke Adkins
Don't Let Time Be a Deal Killer. Network Effectively.
Relationships

Don't Let Time Be a Deal Killer. Network Effectively.

Figure out how to collaborate to score referrals, make the right connections and close sales.
Chris Macomber
Right Business, Wrong Social Media Culture
Social Media Marketing

Right Business, Wrong Social Media Culture

When creating an online marketing strategy for your company, be sure to select the right platform.
Jay Izso
Empathy in Business Is Vital to an Entrepreneur's Success
Growth Strategies

Empathy in Business Is Vital to an Entrepreneur's Success

It is important that customers, employees, investors and stakeholders know that their interests are a priority.
Joey Pomerenke
Great Entrepreneur, Lousy Lover?
Work-Life Balance

Great Entrepreneur, Lousy Lover?

Best-selling author and therapist Esther Perel says too many entrepreneurs sacrifice their personal relationships at the altar of their business.
Catherine Clifford
Don't Let These 5 Excuses Stop You From Networking
Networking

Don't Let These 5 Excuses Stop You From Networking

Often, when it comes to building relationships, the same excuses surface repeatedly with entrepreneurs. Here is how to get past them.
Paul Axtell