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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

Unfortunately, you can't change them. But you can change the way you interact with them.

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

Take these annoying, cringeworthy and overused terms out of your office vocabulary.

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

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.

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

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

7 Lessons in Harmony for Family Startups

Running a family business can unite members of a family but it can also tear them apart. Here are some tips keeping the peace, both at home and at the office.

Key to a Successful Business? Simplify, Simplify AND Simplify.

Often entrepreneurs looking to scale a business end up making their ventures too complicated, resulting in a once successful company going down the drain. Here are a few insights on the importance of keeping it simple.

Operating in a Crowded Market? Here's How to Shine.

Focus on these six ways to ensure that your new company will distinguish itself.

Nailing Down the Perfect Price Point

For your startup to stay in the game, you need to offer a product or service at a price point that can provide enough revenue for your company to stay afloat.

How to Embrace 'The Lazy Entrepreneur' Philosophy (And Still Be Successful)

Many people believe you need to work like a dog to make your business a success, but that is not always necessarily true. Entrepreneurs that work smartly can have a successful business, while also working less hours.

Let Go of the Fallacy of Quantum Leap Success

Plugging away at small tasks can yield big results -- over time. Just be sure to plan.

Crafting a Mission Statement That You'll Remember

The key is for you to set goals like it's really your business; then use them as a yardstick for to measure everything your startup does.

The Role of Luck in Business, Investing and Sports

Michael J. Mauboussin, head of global financial strategies at Credit Suisse, explores what results in success.

Striking a Balance Between Yes Man and Doubting Thomas

An executive who serves a CEO's inner circle should not shy away from sharing well-reasoned opinions

Afraid of Failure? Think Like a Scientist and Get Over It.

Your failures are not you. Your successes are not you. They are simply data points that help guide the next experiment.

Oh Snap! Getty Images Makes Photos Free for Noncommerical Use

Unable to effectively stop people from using its images without paying licensing fees, the stock photo agency has decided to introduce a free embed feature.

Meetup Still Struggling 6 Days After Hack Attack

In a blog post, Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman speaks out about the attack, as well as why the company refuses to pay the hackers the $300 ransom they asked for.

6 Books Every Mobile-App Entrepreneur Must Read

With the mobile market continuing to gain momentum, more people are looking to get a piece of the pie. For those wanting to get a start in the world, here are a few books to get you started.

Trim the Fat From Your Startup

The lean movement is often associated with big business, but its principles can work for small companies, too.

5 Reasons Why a Retreat Is Good for Your Business

Entrepreneurial retreats can be a great way to step back from your business for a new perspective, learn from experts and other entrepreneurs, and just refresh your brain.

Keep That Startup Spark Alive by Following Your Constant

Once your company has seen some success, figuring out what to do next is all about three variables.

The 'Got Milk' Slogan Is No More

The iconic 'Got Milk?' slogan has been dropped in favor of 'Milk Life' as part of a brand new $50 million campaign that aims to tout milk's nutritional benefits.

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