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Viral Marketing

5 Secrets to Making Your Startup Go Viral

Here's how you can create a viral effect that will help your product spread via your customers' networks.
Shark Tank

3 Takeaways From Lori Greiner's Invent It, Sell It, Bank It.

The Shark Tank investor warns entrepreneurs their journey is uphill but giving up is the cardinal sin.
Online Marketing

Make a New Year's Resolution to Humanize Your Marketing for 2015

Think people first, numbers second, and your content will resonate with your audience.
Leadership Qualities

3 Tips for Creative Leaders to Successfully Tackle Daily Business

While it's wonderful to dream up big-picture ideas, strike a balance between the long-term and day-to-day aspects of your startup.
Personal Branding

5 Reputation Missteps to Avoid During the Holidays

Between the rauckus company party and who you forgot to send a card, the holidays are a surprisingly treacherous time for your personal brand.
Running a Business

4 Things Every Small-Business Owner Can Do to Finish 2014 Strong

You may be in your busiest time of the year now, but it's wise to start preparing for the new year.
Visualization

5 Times You Should Show, Not Tell at Work

Just as email, texting, and the cloud have changed the way teams communicate, visualization is the next wave to transform business communication.
Intuition

Improve Your Business Intuition By Doing One Simple Thing

Whether you believe in hunches and luck or not, you can greatly increase your effectiveness to intuit by consistently performing this one task.
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.
Public Relations

7 Must-Do Tips for Startups to Generate Good PR

Find your dream news outlet and craft a pitch that is free of BS.
Networking

A Startup's Guide to Professional Networking

The bigger your network, the more access you'll have to funding, customers, partners, and perhaps most importantly -- advice.
Resources

20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

If you want to take your new business or idea to the next level, start by going through some or all of these resources.
Employee Retention

5 Ways to Hold Together Your Startup Team When the Company Is Growing

You risk losing the zeal that launched the company if the merry band who rolled the dice with you feels they don't have a role any more.
Business Growth

The 5 Best Conferences for Entrepreneurs to Attend in 2015

Conferences are a big investment of time and money, but the ROI at some is much greater than the rest.
Marketing Strategies

Why Adopting a 'Campaign' Mentality Can Poison Your Marketing Efforts

Many entrepreneurs make the mistake of pushing out short campaigns rather than sticking to a consistent strategy year-round.