• ENTREPRENEURS
    Best Books for Entrepreneurs And Business Owners

    Authorial Outlier: Malcolm Gladwell has many lessons for entrepreneurs. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic) GETTY I’ve been running a business for more than 25 years and I’ve read a lot of great business books along the way. But these are the ten that I turn to most and still re-read because they’ve had such a significant […]

  • LIFE
    Mentorship in Business and in Life

    I am extremely fortunate to have encountered many people who provided me with guidance in my personal and business lives. These mentors loom large in my memory. In order to be a mentor, one must commit their time, empathy, encouragement, and trust. I was a teenager when I met my first mentor. I had no […]

  • SUCCESS
    From Farmers Markets to Big Business Success: How This Entrepreneur Built an Arts Empire

    When asked to imagine a company that’s achieved massive entrepreneurial success, most people envision Silicon Valley giants or tech-focused startups. But what about handmade tiles from Ann Arbor, Michigan? Entrepreneurial success isn’t just reserved for tech whizzes or business school standouts. Success also waits for passionate leaders dedicated to developing their craft. Nawal Motawi, the […]

  • MOTIVATION
    How To Spur Motivation And Fight Complacency As A Business Leader

    In my years of experience as a business leader, I’ve met my fair share of complacent employees. You know how to spot them. They do the absolute bare minimum to get by. They’re focused on not getting fired and couldn’t care less about delivering exceptional customer experiences. Their poor attitude and lackluster work ethic can […]

  • PODCASTS
    Ten business podcasts to fuel your next venture

    There are few places entrepreneurs are more eager to reveal all than in front of a podcast microphone. That means aspiring founders and business owners can get a ring-side seat to the highs and lows of multi-million dollar projects simply by popping on a pair of headphones. Here are ten top podcast ventures to help […]

  • NEWS
    Don’t Overlook These Important Pieces of Expert Small Business Advice

    Running a business requires you to juggle so many different tasks — it can be easy to overlook certain things. You might not realize that your insurance coverage isn’t sufficient or that your entire sales model could be improved with a simple tweak. Luckily, members of the online small business community have plenty of insights […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Weebly Mobile Upgrades for Small Business Ecommerce

    Weebly just unveiled a series of enhancements to its mobile app that could improve usability for ecommerce businesses. Sellers now have the ability to print and manage shipping labels, chat with customers, approve customer reviews, create coupon codes and edit listings right from their mobile device. Weebly Mobile App Updates These new features are intended to help […]