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 […]

    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 […]

    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. […]

    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. […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    Need Inspiration? Surprising Movies, Books and More to Motivate Success

    Film: The Bad News Bears An aging, deadbeat former baseball player takes his lovable band of underdog losers to Little League heights. It’s a classic David vs. Goliath story and a reminder that even with limited resources, you (and your business) can find success through heart and passion alone. Book: What Is the What by […]

    5 of Tom Clancy’s Most Inspiring Quotes

    Bestselling author Tom Clancy died Wednesday at age 66. Known for his espionage thrillers, Clancy was a noted workaholic, always writing, always thinking, and always creating – things easily related to by entrepreneurs in America. He also gave great advice to businesspeople of all stripes. Below is a sample of Clancy inspiration, from interviews and […]