• ENTREPRENEURS
    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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    9 Sources Of Inspiration For Highly Successful People

    Jon Steinberg’s old Disney badge continues to inspire him. LinkedIn recently published a series featuring a wide range of things that can provide inspiration. In the series titled “What Inspires Me,” LinkedIn Influencers shared what keeps them working, from a harsh rejection they received at the beginning of their career to the hard-working people they […]

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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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    Because Life Isn’t Easy: 4 Secrets of Success Amid Adversity

    Adversity is a constant companion for entrepreneurs, but learning to push through tough times is a lesson sometimes harshly taught. I was 9 years old when my dad broke the unbearable news that mom had died in a crash after a man high on marijuana ran a stop sign. It was a nightmare beyond words. […]

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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 […]