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If you own a small business and are looking to upgrade your workspace from the kitchen table to an actual office, it’s time to asses your budget and start looking at space. Keep these five hidden costs in mind as you research spaces and read through potential contracts.
The best subscription companies don't just thrive; they excel at solving an ongoing problem for subscribers and help them achieve their goals. Membership Economy expert Robbie Kellman Baxter weighs in on some of the most interesting subscription brands today and shares insights on why they are successful.
CEO of Talk Session Melissa Thompson says an important lesson she learned and continue to develop is the need to establish process and foundation for social impact early on in companies - no matter the stage of the venture.
An invention without a market is worth the price of rocks. Why spend time and money developing something and getting all the kinks out of it if nobody wants to buy it, argues Nigel Parker, founder and CEO of RashEndZ Inc.
America is becoming all too weary of the lack of safety and reliability of both credit cards and POS systems — and for good reason. Some experts, however, think Apple’s new “Apple Pay” feature may put an end to such system intrusions.
By shifting people’s mindsets from what is wrong with them to what is right, they are able to identify and create income streams they were never able to see before and increase their earnings. Susanna Mittermaier, author of "Pragmatic Psychology", explains.
Maloy Burman, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Premier Genie identifies the four ways mastering another language will help you run your business more efficiently and for you to be a better entrepreneur overall.
We are not today living in a period of rapid change, but we may be in the near future. Are our businesses ready, or will they end up like the buggy whip manufacturer’s after the car replaced the horse-drawn wagon, asks Jim Dewald, author of "Achieving Longevity: How Great Firms Prosper Through Entrepreneurial Thinking" .
Great campaigns have one thing in common — it's the way their stories are told. Marketers can be great storytellers. If people can relate well to your core message, the material becomes significant, unforgettable, and becomes a source of inspiration, says Pierre de Braux of Spiralytics, Inc.
As consumers continue to shift their holiday shopping from the Friday to the Monday after Thanksgiving, it is obviously extremely important for small businesses to strategize how they are going to capitalize on this potential influx of buy-happy consumers. Gabriel Shaoolian, CEO and founder of Blue Fountain Media offers 5 strategies small businesses can take to take advantage of the holiday shopping opportunity.
Norm Laviolette, author of "The Art of Making Sh!t Up" shares some ways to apply the techniques of improv to successfully come up with good ideas that can lead to innovation.
Entrepreneurs who are serious about their commitment to capitalistic self-drive need to recognize the correlation between the economy of today and tomorrow, and the natural world, says Kevin Kaiser of Startup Biz Blog
Taking VC money is a dangerous game and can be addictive. Sure, VC cash can boost your business to new heights, but it also reduces your equity in the company, forces you to focus on company valuation, and provides a false sense of financial security, warns Keith Smith, co-founder and CEO of Payability.
Everyone learns in different ways. There’s an important role for elearning to play in helping employees participate in additional learning opportunities and essentially, get better at their jobs. Ryan O’Connell, Director of GLAD Solutions shares more.
Building up a reputation and presence as a new brand is difficult. However, there is a right way to do this and a wrong way, says Manish Dudharejia, President and Founder of E2M Solutions Inc.
Local businesses are stronger together than alone.As you forge relationships with other local businesses, you all grow stronger by gaining access to the collective knowledge and power of each other, says Eric Groves, CEO and co-founder of Alignable.
Jesse Wood, CEO of eFileCabinet explores how a document management system can help automate workflow in the office, and a few of the key benefits this remarkable office asset offers.
The health insurance industry has a long way to go in terms of gaining Millennials' business and trust. Sally Poblete, CEO of Wellthie shares three factors they should consider to appeal to convince Millennial decision-makers that health insurance is an important purchase.
According to a Straits Times story, 131 small businesses in Singapore closed down last year - an increase of almost 25 percent over 2007, with...
The single biggest advantage of bitcoin is its ease of use, but there are downsides and foundational problems to consider if you are interested in making bitcoin payment part of your compensation structure. Rich Meneghello, Adam Bridgers, and Benjamin Ebbink of Fisher Phillips looks at the issues.
When it comes to generating new ideas, here are six principles supported by what we know from research, as provided by from Stephanie Gioia, Director of Consulting at XPLANE.