Taking A Break May Be The Most Important Thing You Do Today

I have something important to tell you: It's time to take a break. If you feel your heart racing at even the idea of stepping away from the computer (I JUST HAVE ONE MORE PAGE OF CODE TO WRITE AND THE HOMEPAGE DESIGN ISN'T FINISHED AND WHO WILL SEND ALL OF THE TWEETS?!?), I need you to take a deep breath. In...

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6 Business Skills Every Entrepreneur Should Have

When starting out in business, you may be able to fumble your way to short-term success if you have a good product and a measure of business savvy. If you want to experience long-term success, however, there are some core disciplines you learn and execute. At some point (sooner is better than later), you...

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Oh, ItsOn. Disrupting Wireless Service Plans

“I’m so happy with my wireless service.” Believe it or not, you might actually overhear this remarkable phrase sometime soon and the speaker will genuinely mean it. Well, they won’t be talking about AT&T or Verizon (or any other of the usual suspects) you might shout back in anger. You should breathe...

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Why Marketing Agencies Need To Be Held Accountable For Results

In 1962, Time magazine referred to him as “the most sought-after wizard in today’s advertising industry.” He was frequently referred to as “the father of advertising.” Fortune Magazine once called a sales manual he authored “the finest sales instruction manual ever written.” And it all started when he was...

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Startup Funding Website Fundable Announces $100M In 18 Months

Fundable is rocking it these days! Last month, I told you all about the big news that our favorite crowdfunding site had acquired LaunchRock, creating a super-company than will help guide startups from conception straight through to acquisition. Now, less than a month later, I’m excited to share the fact that...

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11 Tips For Keeping Your Personal Finances Organized

It is essential that you keep your personal finances and business finances completely separate. Make sure you are paying yourself a salary (rather than paying your personal bills) out of the business finances as soon as possible. Use software like Mint.com to keep track of your personal funds and...

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4 Steps To A Memorable Press Release

As all entrepreneurs discover sooner or later, it takes more than sound business acumen to bring an idea, no matter how novel, to life. What no one probably told you is that for a fighting chance, you’re going to need an arsenal of marketing tools. Now before you storm off in search of the perfect PR...

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Founder In Focus: Talia Y. Leman

She might have stepped out onto the world stage when she was ten years old, gone on to found a non-profit organization and publish her first book before graduating high school, but Talia Y. Leman isn’t special. As she would be the first say, she is the same as any other person – and she has accomplished...

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5 Perfect Presentation Closers

So the hard part is over. It was smooth sailing throughout your entire presentation. The audience laughed at your jokes, they stayed attentive, and they even responded to your questions. Your speech is coming to an end, and you need the perfect way to leave your audience thinking. Below are our five...

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Do You Have These Four Kinds Of Business Mentors?

Finding a mentor or personal advisor can be intimidating to female founders. Women often have a Superman complex — we rarely seek advice because we believe we should be able to do everything, know everything, and be everything to everyone. But my co-founder Brittany and I have found that to truly harness...

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4 Delegation Strategies For Busy Entrepreneurs

When you first launch your company, you have to micromanage to some extent – there’s little or no team infrastructure and, since you’re building a company from the ground up, every decision builds and shapes the future of the company. As you scale your business, however, there comes a time when micromanaging...

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Create A Stunning TravelDiary Of Your Next Trip

Last year I visited six different countries. This year my goal is to hit just as many, if not more, so as you can expect I have a lot of those “What was X country like??” conversations. My usual response: “It was great! Would you like another glass of wine? How’s work going? What’s your family been up to...

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Buying Or Selling a Business? 5 Ways To Get The Best Value

The least accurate option is looking at similar businesses that are for sale on the Internet. The advantage of this option is you can look at similar listings from the convenience of your home whenever you would like.However, there can be a wide variety of factors that might make the fair market value of the...

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9 Things You Shouldn’t Do Right After Getting Fired

Take a deep breath and walk out of the office building (if you work in one) to compose yourself. Do not speak to anyone until you feel you can do so in a civil manner. Then, refrain from exhibiting any overt negativity until your last day. You never know when you might have to work with these people again...

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Best In Beta

What startup is going to be the next big hit? Everyone wants to know the answer to this question – investors, potential co-founders, bloggers, job seekers and more. Hundreds of startups enter private beta each month. This is far too many to keep up with for anyone. Each week I choose a startup that’s new...

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16 Values All Startup Employees Should Share

Everyone on our team brings unique experience and talents to the table, which has created a rich, diverse creative environment. Those diverse perspectives can also lead to opportunity for conflict or misunderstanding at times, but compassion is key to managing that and building a work environment where...

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Stop The Hating! Parents Support One Another On Friends With Kids

No sane couple would spend a hundred bucks to take in a movie, right? Well, if they’re parents and they want to see a James Cameron flick on the big screen and they need to pay a babysitter, they’ll drop at least a c-note, no question. Add dinner? Let them wait for the results of the loan application first...

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