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Sales

Why We Turned Down a Chance to Double Sales

It's easy to get romanced by a huge sale. But if it could end up crippling your business, don't do it.

This Is Why You Should (Almost) Always Go for It on Fourth Down But Seldom Do

Loss aversion makes football coaches and business leaders timid when the data says they should be bold.

There Is No Success Without Risk

There's no doubt about it: taking risks can be scary.

50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

An entrepreneurial type reads the signals and suddenly realizes it's time to make the leap and ready a launch.

How to Get Your First Big Win in Business

Six entrepreneurs look back on how they earned that pivotal first "Yes!"

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