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woman on top of mountain Conquer Your Fears: Don’t Be a ‘Prisoner of Hope’
Fear can make us act illogically, and turn even the most stout entrepreneurs into "prisoners of hope," looking to others to solve problems. As leaders, we must gather the courage to solve our own problems in spite of our obvious fears.
Way to success How to Stay Focused on Your Career Goals
As the years pass, and life-changing events occur, it can be easy to lose sight of your career goals that once were so clear. Don’t ever be satisfied with where you are in your career; always strive for that next great step!
Cutting costs 5 Ways Scrappy Startups Can Skirt Extra Costs
When business owners are just getting their startups off the ground, it makes sense to cut costs whenever and wherever possible. Here are five ways startups can skirt extra costs.
be different This Small Business Tripled Its Revenue by Daring to Be Different
In: Sales
Has your business stalled out? Becoming the Yin to your clients’ Yang could unlock revenue growth. It worked for this small Chicago-based TV ad agency.
Pen on the contract papers Surety Bond Basics: What to Know Before You Buy
Whether you’re a veteran business owner or looking to start your first business, you’re going to need a surety bond. Here are factors to determine the cost of a bond and the benefits it can offer your business.
Downsizing, Scissors, Paper. How to Prepare Financially if Your Company Is Downsizing
If you think your company will be downsizing in the near future, you need to be prepared. Take some control into your hands now and make sure your finances are in order in case you are downsized later.
begging Tips on Lending to Family Members and Friends
Helping loved ones, can make you feel great, but it can also lead to anger and disappointment if the borrower mishandles the loan. Here's what to consider in order to avoid problems when lending to family members and friends.
happy mother and kid put coins into daughter's piggybank Top 10 Ways to Teach Children About Money Management
It is never too late (or early) to teach your children about responsible money management. Here are 10 ways to get started.
Financial crisis. 4 Lessons to Survive Difficult Times
If the economy takes a downturn or if you're facing personal hard times, it can be painful, but it can also be a time of opportunity.
Bad Good Credit Shows Debt Or Loan Do Bounced Checks Impact Your Credit Score?
Here's how bounced checks impact your credit score.
clicking investment button Top 10 Reasons to Invest Your Money
In order to build your wealth, you will want to invest your money. Investing allows you to put your money in vehicles that have the potential to earn strong rates of return.
Heating bill How to Save on Your Heating Bill
There are many simple and inexpensive ways to save on your heating bill without exerting much energy. Here's how.
Business people shaking hands at a meeting Negotiating an Acquisition Letter of Intent
In a business acquisition, the purpose of the letter of intent is to ensure there is a “meeting of the minds” on price and key terms before both parties expend significant resources and legal fees.
businessman using laptop computer Windows 10: Should Your Small Business Upgrade to Microsoft’s Brand New OS?
Microsoft Windows 10 launches today, and is packed with new features, including major security updates, business upgrades, and a digital assistant called Cortana.
winner Fail Faster to Win More Sales
In: Sales
If you learn how to lose deals faster, you’ll be able to focus on the deals that matter most and stop wasting time and energy on the ones that don’t—and close more sales.
Money from laptop 6 Smart Ways to Increase Your E-Commerce Profits Dramatically
E-commerce marketing may seem overwhelming, but really it’s just about being a smart and consistent marketer who knows where to put resources—and where not to.
Annoyed Female Pulling Hair When Sales Prospects Don’t Like You: What Are You Going to Do About It?
In: Sales
Your prospects have expectations about buying from you. And if they've had negative experiences with you, they’re looking for ways to not buy from you to avoid duplicating that experience. What can you do?
banking loan, or cash concept 5 Ways to Save Big on Consumer Loans
Demand for consumer loans is up, but not everybody is getting a check. These five best practices will help ensure that you find the loan you need, and at the best terms.
Time for business Why You Should Let Your Employees Set Their Own Hours
Employees are happier, more productive, and incredibly loyal when they're able to achieve a reasonable work-life balance, and in turn, a positive workplace culture will help your business stand out among its competitors.
Business Team Meeting in Boardroom 6 Advantages of Having a Small Business Advisory Board
Business may be good, but of course, it can always be better. An advisory board can be an accelerant for a small business and provide strengths to counteract any weaknesses an owner might have. Consider these six advantages.