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Run a Better Business

As Bobby Flay Cooks Up an IPO, Can He Still Remain the Hands-On Guy?

Used to calling his own shots, Flay will soon find out what happens when he lets everyone else into the kitchen.
Run a Better Business

Why Superchef David Chang Is Risking His Perfect Restaurant Record for a Delivery Startup

'Things are changing so fast in food that if you're still using what worked for you in the past, you're screwed.'
Franchises

Why Fitness Franchises Are Booming

With aggressive expansion strategies and low membership costs, fitness clubs are looking to rapidly expand -- and franchisees are lining up to get in on the action.
Take It From The Pros

The Bodega Effect: Lessons In Branding From the Rise and Fall of a Startup.

When you set out to disrupt the status quo, don't pick a status quo people love.
Managing Employees

Even If It's Not a Glamorous Job, It's Important to Show Appreciation to Workers

Chuck Burbridge, executive director of the Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago, tries to let members know they matter.
Leadership

7 Steps to Quickly Becoming an Influential Expert in Any Field

Developing the relationships you need to succeed can't be done if you are self-absorbed and transactional.
Team Work

Podcast: This Founder Shares Why the Philosophy 'Don't Hire 'Til It Hurts' Went Horribly Wrong for His Company

In the latest episode of 'Problem Solvers,' the co-founder of software company Zapier talks about not only knowing how to hire a stellar team but when to onboard people.
Side Hustle

Watch Today: Are You Ready for a Side Hustle? Here's How to Know.

We talk to side hustle pro Susie Moore about who should jump into entrepreneurship and when is a good time to take the leap.
Innovation

What Elon Musk's Ultra-Cool James Bond Car Says About Achieving Entrepreneurial Greatness

Any rich business owners could have bought the Bond car, but only an entrepreneur would buy it just to see if they can make it do in reality what it did in film.
Meetings

8 Steps to Take After Booking a Meeting to Make Certain the Meeting Is Productive

Getting a meeting feels like a win. To make the feeling reality, put some work in beforehand.
Project Grow

4-Step Formula to Pursuing Your Dreams

Learn the value of keeping a Dream List, and use these tactics to push yourself towards your dream life.
sales funnel

How to Create a Marketing Funnel That Will Increase Sales and Profits

Learn what types of content will move consumers through the funnel and help you earn conversions.
Positivity

Start Every Day With This Mantra to Become a Happier Person

How positive affirmations can improve your day and help you achieve.
Disaster Planning

5 Steps to Getting Your Company Ready for a Natural Disaster

Entrepreneurs launch businesses to control their destiny. That's great, until there is no electricity.
Starting a Business

5 Mindset Changes You Must Make When Going From Employee to Entrepreneur

As one prominent author wrote, "Entrepreneurs don't finish when we are tired. We finish when we are done."
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