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Using A Podcast To Build Your Business

The podcast is a communication medium that’s grown exponentially in recent years, and more and more businesses are using podcasts to reach their audiences. Felicia Broccolo outlines some ways you can effectively use a podcast to build your business.

Promoting Back-to-School:  Get An “A” For Your Efforts

Do you know what’s different about the “back-to-school” shopping season from most holidays throughout the year? Eric Groves, CEO and co-founder of Alignable shares.

Digital Marketing Made Human

The more you can make your digital marketing lifelike, the more you’ll be able to reasonably build trust that can lead to more sales in the future. Nick Maglosky, CEO of ecomdash, shares three ways you can pull it off.

The KAIZEN Way – Five Steps To Awaken Your Passion For Work And Life

Kay Hirai, author of "Sheer Determination: Swimming Upstream in a Downstream World" shares you can apply the Japanese principle of kaizen in your business and personal life

Why Native Apps May Not Be Our Mobile Future

Mobile-optimized sites, when constructed properly, now offer all the convenience of native apps, without any of the unnecessary complications. So why then is it that apps still hold so much weight in the minds of businesses and their consumers, asks Alex Kutsishin, President of FiddleFly, Inc.

Nine Tips On Avoiding Investment Scams

by John Snyder, principal attorney at John H. Snyder PLLC The world is full of ambitious people with big ideas. Unfortunately, often the big idea...

It’s Not About The Money: How Good Value And Customer Experience Trump Price

There’s nothing unusual or unreasonable about a customer who considers each purchase of a product or service from a self-centered point of view. After all, they’re paying a price, says Trevor Gnesin, president of Logomark.

How The Workplace Divides, Not Unites, Women 

Hostility between working women is trending. But we can transform our workplaces by asking questions, standing in solidarity with one another, and helping other women thrive in collaborative ways, argue Joy L. Wiggins, PhD and Kami J. Anderson, PhD, co-authors of "From Sabotage to Support".

“Belligerently Benign” Is Not An Oxymoron

While the history of belligerence is loaded with negativity the world would be a worse place if it were not for those few individuals and businesses who belligerently fought against the tide to achieve because they believed in better, argues Dr Geoff Crook, co-author of "The Dream Cafe: Lessons in the Art of Radical Innovation".

Intel’s Skylake Processors Aim To Reinvigorate PC OEMs: TBR

Intel's new Skylake processor microarchitecture launched in August 2015 as the successor to Broadwell is aimed at reinvigorating the PC OEM market, but weak PC demand and longer life cycles will limit opportunities for revenue growth, says Jack Narcotta, Devices Analyst at Technology Business Research.

Learning From Rockefeller

Few people have taken a serious look at one of the most successful businesspeople in world history: John Rockefeller. Brandon Peters looks at what this pioneer of the oil industry has to teach us.

How Can You Tap Into Your Superpower? 5 Tips For Becoming A Visionary Leader

A visionary leader guides companies to positive change and significant growth with great ideas and long-term decision-making. They inspire and empower their team.

Can You Outsource Your Company’s Marketing Function?

  I recently applied for a senior marketing position in a small consumer electronics company.  After attending a series of three interviews, I hadn't heard back...

‘Tis The Season . . . To Decide

January is the perfect month to begin thinking about your business because your successes, failures, and frustrations of the past year (or years) are still fresh in your mind, and you're more likely to be guided by reality, says Bill McBean, author of "The Facts of Business Life: What Every Successful Business Owner Knows that You Don’t".

Why Tech Will Transform Tomorrow’s Construction Site

Industries all over the world have been transformed by tech, but the construction site continues to use legacy processes and outdated practices. Ramzi Jreidini,  CEO of Handiss takes a deeper look at what today’s construction site will look like tomorrow.

5 Core Values For The Workplace

The trouble with workplace values is that the list grows easily and can cause many employees to lose their focus. Robert L. Dilenschneider, author of "A Briefing for Leaders: Communication As the Ultimate Exercise of Power" suggests how to prioritize.

Investing In The Infrastructure Of The Future: How Decentralized Finance Changes Everything

In looking for the infrastructure of the future, you have to ask yourself what’s succeeding now, insists Justin Caswell, founder and CEO of RevoFi.

Mentoring: Successful People Ask For It

A mentor is someone who shortens your professional learning curve by sharing advice based on their experience facing situations you are facing or will face down the road.

Don’t Doom Your New Business With These Naming Mistakes

From Fashism to ipipi.com, the list of startups doomed by a naming disaster is far longer than the successes. Grant Polachek shares some naming mistakes to avoid.

10 Life Lessons From Leading Women

To become part of the "women-helping-women" movement that's sweeping the nation, and indeed the world, we first must access our personal power, says Nancy D. O'Reilly, PsyD, an author of "Leading Women". Here, excerpted from her book, are 10 actions you can take right now.

The Fallacy Of Move Fast And Break Things

Ever since Mark Zuckerberg uttered the phrase “move fast and break things,” it has become the motto of many development teams. Dawn Parzych of LaunchDarkly says that may not always work.
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Establishing Yourself In A Competitive Industry: Tips From An NBA And NFL Pro Cheerleader

GeNienne Samuels, CEO of Sideline Prep, shares some best practices from cheerleading for outstanding performance in any competitive industry.

Career-Wise, Nothing Beats Authenticity

Authenticity is vital to effective leadership and maintaining a good reputation, insists  Ines Temple, author of "YOU, Incorporated: Your Career is Your Business".

Learning More Languages Could Benefit Your Business

Being bilingual — even in a language that’s not widely spoken — serves many benefits as an entrepreneur, says Mike Szczesny.

7 Habits Of A Happy Brain

You can replace unwanted habits with new habits by building new pathways in your brain, says Loretta Breuning, PhD, author of "Habits of a Happy Brain".

Worried About Your Flaws? Turn Your Imperfections Into Unique Strengths

Success requires humility, which is born from vulnerability. Rob Jolles, author of "Why People Don't Believe You" suggests that you walk tall and make your "limp" part of the unique strengths you proudly offer the world.

6 Reasons Why Technology Won’t Kill B2B Salespeople

CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting Eliot Burdett explains why senior executives that use technology will enhance sales teams, not replace them.

3 U.S. Thriving Cities For Entrepreneurs To Move To

What's the best place in the US for an entrepreneur to move to and launch a startup or business? Arnold Katz offers three of the cities he thinks are most suitable.

The Parenting Of Corporate America (Or Tips On When And How To Say “No”...

Veteran project manager and PMO director Russell Harley says that project managers - who actually deal with the "real world" on a regular basis - unfortunately have to be the parents to those executives who no longer understand how reality functions. By saying no.

How Franchisees Can Recruit Successfully And Retain Top Employees

Chris Buitron shares some tips that can help franchisees looking for good employees they can rely on, along with ways to keep them once they’re hired.