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10 Steps to Quality CEO Decision-Making

10 Steps to Quality CEO Decision-Making

The buck shouldn't always stop with the CEO but, when it does, there are practical ways to come to the best decision.
3 Questions Every Business Owner Needs to Ask Themselves In July

3 Questions Every Business Owner Needs to Ask Themselves In July

With summer in full swing and the start of the third quarter, it's time to take an honest look at your progress.
Use Entrepreneurship to Reinvent Yourself

Use Entrepreneurship to Reinvent Yourself

A serial entrepreneur discusses how to use a startup as a vehicle for breaking into new fields.
Winning is Simpler When You Don't Complicate Things

Winning is Simpler When You Don't Complicate Things

If you're not getting the results you want and feel like your business is in a slump, you've probably just gotten away from your fundamentals.
6 Key Factors in Scoring a $1 Billion Valuation for Your Startup

6 Key Factors in Scoring a $1 Billion Valuation for Your Startup

The team and the market were ranked as most important keys, according to representatives of six companies that made it.
4 Things to Consider When Making Your First Hires

4 Things to Consider When Making Your First Hires

Making the right decisions today will ensure your company's survival tomorrow.
10 Things Real Leaders Do

10 Things Real Leaders Do

Leaders lead. Followers follow. ItÂ’s not complicated. You're either one or the other. Which are you?
A Leadership Lesson From Eisenhower's Stoic Reversal at D-Day

A Leadership Lesson From Eisenhower's Stoic Reversal at D-Day

Remember the obstacle or the rival is only as strong as your perception lets it be.
How to Know When to Change Direction

How to Know When to Change Direction

There's something to be said for stick-with-it-ness, but most entrepreneurs stick with flawed ideas and plans way longer than they should.
How Successful Entrepreneurs Confront Failure

How Successful Entrepreneurs Confront Failure

It's best to acknowledge and embrace failure. But how can we stay motivated during the process?
To Stay Afloat, Focus on the Next Wave

To Stay Afloat, Focus on the Next Wave

To make it in the world of startups, entrepreneurs just can't focus on the day-to-day tasks of running a business. They need to always be thinking about the future.
3 Apps That Stand Out in Crowded Categories

3 Apps That Stand Out in Crowded Categories

There are millions of apps available. This trio broke out of the fray and earned loyal followings.
Richard Branson on Developing a Vision for Your Company

Richard Branson on Developing a Vision for Your Company

While your goals may change, a key element should connect all your enterprises.
Why Entrepreneurs Should Plan for Failure, Not Success

Why Entrepreneurs Should Plan for Failure, Not Success

Being practical and thoughtful about all of the possibilities and worst-case scenarios prompts allows firm to progress.
The Tool Your Nonprofit Needs the Most

The Tool Your Nonprofit Needs the Most

After your nonprofit is up and running, a strategic plan will help you keep it in business and moving forward.
6 Things You Must Do 36 Months Before Your IPO

6 Things You Must Do 36 Months Before Your IPO

If you wait till the last minute, the public offering will disrupt your business. And if that happens, what's the point?
5 Negotiation Tactics You Can Learn From Kids

5 Negotiation Tactics You Can Learn From Kids

There's a reason why kids eat their vegetables, and you can apply it to business.
Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now

Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now

Procrastination may be hereditary, but that doesn't get you off the hook: It's still possible to develop better habits and change your behavior.
3 Strategies for Dealing With Toxic People

3 Strategies for Dealing With Toxic People

Unfortunately, you can't change them. But you can change the way you interact with them.
4 Tips for Preparing Your Business to Grow

4 Tips for Preparing Your Business to Grow

Who doesn't want her business to scale? But getting enough customers to make your company sustainable can be challenging. Here are a few ways to make the process a bit easier.
10 Phrases That Need to Be Banned From the Office

10 Phrases That Need to Be Banned From the Office

Take these annoying, cringeworthy and overused terms out of your office vocabulary.
How to Fix These 3 Bad Marketing Habits

How to Fix These 3 Bad Marketing Habits

With new, innovative marketing strategies continuing to pop up, marketers often lose focus on the impact these tactics will have on their bottom line.
How to Filter Conflicting Advice From Multiple Mentors

How to Filter Conflicting Advice From Multiple Mentors

Getting different entrepreneurs' takes can be invaluable, but also confusing. Figure out what's best for you with these tips.
Challenge Assumptions. Don't Be Afraid of Taking a Different Tack.

Challenge Assumptions. Don't Be Afraid of Taking a Different Tack.

A former Microsoft COO says company leaders need to re-examine their core thinking and test out new approaches to not be left behind.
Advice for Making the Luxury Sell

Advice for Making the Luxury Sell

When presenting and pricing luxury items, add to the product's perceived value while eliminating any suggestion of commoditization.

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