• MOTIVATION
    How To Motivate And Inspire Your Team To Achieve Better Results

    Motivation and inspiration are two leadership responsibilities that, all too often, don’t get the attention they deserve. The hiring process, and finding the right talent, is a big part of the puzzle. But motivating a team or a workforce is an ongoing challenge and a vital priority for anybody who wants to be a world-class […]

  • SUCCESS
    Here’s A Better Definition Of Failure (And Success)

    Can We Please Redefine Failure (And Success).GETTY Failure is defined as an absence or lack of success. This is a pretty general purpose definition. It allows us to personally define success so we can know whether or not we have failed. The main problem here is that most of us aren’t great at defining success. This […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Does Venture Capital Help You Become A Better Entrepreneur?

    Recently it seems like many entrepreneurs are simultaneously running funds and companies: Andy Dunn of Bonobos runs Red Swan Ventures, Bryan Johnson of BrainTree and Kernel runs OS Fund, Andrew Ng of Coursera and Landing.ai  is building AiFund, Naval Ravikant runs AngelList and invests in startups through the platform, even Jeff Bezos of Amazon has Bezos Expeditions. A lot of entrepreneurs swear that […]

  • PODCASTS
    Why Apple’s Podcasts App Is About to Get a Lot Better

    Apple’s Podcasts app hasn’t been a favorite of many iPhone users over the years. But a recent acquisition suggests it might get some important updates. The tech giant has acquired a small audio file organization company named Pop Up Archive, Nicholas Quah at Nieman Lab is reporting, citing sources. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, […]

  • STARTUPS
    Is it Better to Invest in Startups Early or Late?

    In a recent blog post, venture capitalist Jason Lemkin made an interesting point about the valuation of seed stage companies. He said that the right valuation for a seed round is “one-third or less of what the next round investors will pay … If not, it’s a bad deal. It’s way too much risk versus the next round. […]

  • LIFE
    Lucy Hone Life is better with bounce

    Given I’m frequently asked about resilience, I thought I’d cover some fundamentals about what has become an often used but little understood term of the zeitgeist. Starting with a robust academic definition, the term resilience refers to our ability to persevere and adapt when things go awry, to overcome or steer through challenging circumstances. In […]

  • STARTUPS
    10 Rules for Better Managing Client Expectations

    Rome wasn’t built in a day. To establish credibility and create trust, it’s important to communicate timelines effectively. That’s why we asked 10 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: “What’s one rule for better managing client expectations early in a relationship?” Managing Client Expectations Here’s what YEC members had to say: 1. […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Better Business Bureau Reviews, LinkedIn Apps and More

    It’s the end of another week. What are you missing that can make your business better? One thing may be that all-important news and information to help you grow your business in the future…and maybe make important decisions just around the corner. No worries. The Small Business Trends editorial team is here to help. And […]

  • LIFE
    Is Bigger Better? Office Politics and Working Real Estate Space

    “What are you doing in Frank’s office,” I ask Bob who is staring at the overhead light fixture. Startled, he quickly looks down. I continue to tease him, “What is this? A meditation room? What are you doing?” Bob mumbles, “Counting.” “Counting what?” I ask. Bob takes a second, takes a breath and confesses, “ceiling […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Is Bigger Better? Office Politics and Working Real Estate Space

    “What are you doing in Frank’s office,” I ask Bob who is staring at the overhead light fixture. Startled, he quickly looks down. I continue to tease him, “What is this? A meditation room? What are you doing?” Bob mumbles, “Counting.” “Counting what?” I ask. Bob takes a second, takes a breath and confesses, “ceiling […]