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    For Entrepreneurs, The Gift-Giving Season is Year Round

    Fortunately, standing out is not only good for an ego boost — it’s also the trademark of successful businesses. According to John Ruhlin, the entrepreneur behind corporate gift-giving consulting firm Ruhlin Promotion Group, the thing s that make a business stand out mirror the rules for giving — providing unique, memorable gifts. According to Ruhlin, […]

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    15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs to Know

    Professional social situations can be awkward. The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics. In her new book “The Essentials Of Business Etiquette,” Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a business setting. From how to introduce yourself to what […]

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    10 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Be Following

    Looking for the latest in tech? Or perhaps some inspiration to get your day jump-started? With the start of a new year comes a great opportunity to do some spring cleaning and clean up the clutter.  What better way to simplify life than getting your words of wisdom in 140 characters? If you’re new to […]

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    Funding Your Business on Your Own? Learn From These 7 Entrepreneurs

      Business owners don’t know what they don’t know. The beauty of mistakes, however, is that they make you infinitely wiser. Smart business leaders won’t flinch when they lose a client, customer or potential revenue source — they’ll reinvest that mistake into their own learning. What new business owners can’t afford to lose, however, is money. […]

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    Oprah Calls This Person the ‘Perfect Entrepreneur’

    “You are the perfect entrepreneur.” It’s not every day that business owners get to hear a statement like this. No less from TV talk-show legend Oprah Winfrey. But that’s exactly how Winfrey describes Whole Foods Market founder and CEO John Mackey during an upcoming TV interview. In it, Mackey talks about the passion that inspired […]

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    5 Books That Reveal the Secrets of Your Entrepreneurial Heroes

    at can we learn by reading about the world’s greatest entrepreneurs? Often, it’s the small but telling details, such as the fact Warren Buffett and Bill Gates solidified their “bromance” during a dinner party after they both cited focus as the attribute that led to their success. Or the fact that Zappos leader Tony Hsieh […]

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    5 Entrepreneurs Who Embrace, and Dominate, Risk

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained is often the philosophy of very successful entrepreneurs. Calculated risk takes courage and intelligence, but it also requires an ability to welcome the uncertainty that comes along with it. Risks often don’t pay off and almost always don’t work out the way you might have originally imagined, so being able to […]

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    10 Quotes to Get You Through the Marathon of Entrepreneurship

    Being a successful entrepreneur is about approaching your success journey as a marathon, not a sprint. However, if you’ve actually run a marathon, you know the high of the excitement at the starting line and the low of mile 18 when you think you just can’t take one more step. The path of entrepreneurship has […]