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5 Things You Need to Do Before Selling Your Company

Taking care of a few key matters will help you get the most out of your business.

Entrepreneurs Should Expect to Scrape by on Crumbs Before the Feast

You will never do big things until you do small things in a big way.

Use Your Brand Positioning as a Compass for All Aspects of Your Business

The statement can help you make strategic decisions, train your team and develop creative messaging.

Don't Drive Your Business Without Data

When you have good information about your customers, innovation can result.

7 Terrible Naming Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Your company name will get used more and last longer than any other investment you make in your business. It’s important that you get it right the first time.

Why Fear Is Your Ally in Business

Use this burst of emotion as a guide to focus your awareness, prepare strategically and execute tasks expertly.

Richard Branson on Envisioning Your Business's Future

It's easy to get lost in the here and now, but planning for what comes next is crucial to your business's success.

5 Surefire Ways to Double Your Workday Productivity

The person at work who gets the most done isn't superhuman, just super well planned.

4 Steps to Successful Execution of a Strategy

An entrepreneur's best-laid plans can go awry if there's not careful followup. Here's a framework for giving your startup a greater chance at prevailing.

How Fortune 500 Leaders Spend Every Minute of the Day (Infographic)

The heads of some of America's biggest companies divulge their personal and work habits.

Feel Dumb Asking for Advice? You'll Actually Appear More Competent.

New research reveals that while we're all scared asking for advice will make us look like incompetent fools, it actually has the opposite effect.

What Bouncing Back From 3 Lost Super Bowls Taught Me About Celebrating Failure

An entrepreneur who avoids risk for fear of failure is far worse off than an entrepreneur who fails, learns and tries again.

6 Ways to Avoid Getting Screwed

Getting screwed is part of the game, but it doesn't have to happen as often as it does.

Scrabble Updates Its Dictionary for the First Time in a Decade, Adding 5,000 Words

New admissions include words like 'texter,' 'funplex,' 'bromance' and 'selfie,' but Scrabble fanatics are most excited about the inclusion of four two-letter words.

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

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

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

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

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

Making the right decisions today will ensure your company's survival tomorrow.

10 Things Real Leaders Do

Leaders lead. Followers follow. It’s not complicated. You're either one or the other. Which are you?

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

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.

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