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Communications

Growth Strategies

Why Dumbing Down Your Message Isn't Dumb

Often executives think its impressive to spew out jargon, technical words and high-level chatter. But often, people miss the point and the message.
Growth Strategies

The One Tool You Need for Success? A Mirror.

The hardest thing to do is to take an honest look at yourself, warts and all. But it is vital for the success of your business.
Marketing

7 Idioms Almost Everyone Gets Wrong

The English language changes constantly, but sometimes it retains sayings that use words and meanings that have fallen out of favor. That leads to inadvertent mistakes.
Starting a Business

10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know (Infographic)

When delivering a presentation before an audience, our words aren't the only thing people pay attention to. Consider this advice for making better eye contact, staying calm and more.
Starting a Business

7 Ways to Survive and Thrive at a Startup

Before starting up, you might work at one to gain experience. Here's how to rise to the top.
Marketing

How to Sell Without Feeling Sleazy

You don't need an outsized personality to be successful in sales. Just follow this simple formula.
Marketing

A Must-Read Guide to Twitter Slang, Lingo, Abbreviations and Acronyms

If you've been feeling lost while navigating the sometimes strange world of Twitter, this information should help.
Growth Strategies

Sizing Up Your Online Communications Strategy (Infographic)

As the world gets smaller through technology, startups need to take note and freshen up their communications strategy.
Technology

You Can 'Steer' Your Dog With This Device

Researchers are working on a gadget that can help guide your dog in situations when usual commands can't be heard.
Technology

From 'Phablet' to 'Selfie,' 12 New Tech Buzzwords Entrepreneurs Should Know

In the fast-paced world of tech, the last thing you want to do is fall behind on the latest terminology. Here's a rundown of what to know now.
Entrepreneurs

Charm Offensive: The Power of Being Nice

While running a startup can be a pressure cooker, entrepreneur Rebekah Epstein explains the importance of keeping cool and playing nice.
Growth Strategies

10 Phrases You Should Never Say Out Loud

Avoid using jargon and dated sayings in your daily business communications.
Marketing

Lessons From Fair Trade on How to Make Your Brand Message More Powerful

More than a third of adults in the U.S. recognize the Fair Trade logo. Here's a look at their best practices to help you sharpen your brand.
Leadership

3 Ways to Increase Your Confidence -- And Build Your Business

While having a stellar business idea is a huge part of the startup puzzle, conveying your idea confidently will help you piece it all together. Business coach Antonio Neves tells you how to inject some swagger into your pitch.
Starting a Business

Stop Saying 'I'm Sorry:' 3 Reasons Why Apologizing Prevents Progress

It's just not helpful to say you're sorry. Instead, focus on the problem and how to prevent it from happening again, suggests business coach Antonio Neves.