How These 5 Traits Set Women Up For Entrepreneurial Success

    BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 08: Spanx founder Sara Blakely speaks onstage during the Massachusetts Conference for Women at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on December 8, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Massachusetts Conference for Women) Women entrepreneurs are disrupting industries everywhere, from fashion to technology to finance. No matter what […]

    Here’s how Trello sets its remote workers up for success

    Recently, major companies like IBM, Aetna and Bank of America have called their remote employees back in the office to improve collaboration and productivity. But one CEO who has vowed to keep his remote policy and prove its effectiveness is Trello’s Michael Pryor. He tells CNBC Make It that his New York City-based company implemented a remote policy in 2012 after […]

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    How Wicked Good Cupcakes Scaled Quickly But Naturally

    Scaling a business isn’t easy. But the founders of Wicked Good Cupcakes were able to do it fairly successfully, thanks to a little help from Shark Tank and some good old fashioned business savvy. Founders Tracey Noonan and Dani Vilagie recently spoke with Small Business Trends as part of our exclusive Smart Hustle Report. During the conversation, […]

  • How I let drinking take over my life

     I had my last drink five years ago, in the early hours of the morning on 1 January 2013. I think it might have been around 2am. I wouldn’t have described myself as drunk. I would have said I’d had a few drinks. But I was drunk. If I had tried to drive, or write, or give […]

    How Entrepreneurs Can Have a Spartan Mindset

    Humans instinctively know how to fight. If someone comes up to you and tries to punch you in the face, you’ll reflexively try to block or dodge the attack. People forget this. Society has dulled this instinct by coddling people and constantly lowering expectations. Related: Science Discovers Why Some People Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren’t The […]

    How Start-ups Can Change Traditional Work Routine

    A good work routine can set you up for success. While on the other hand, sticking to a traditional routine can make the office atmosphere dull. Few small changes in the workplace can improve motivation and morale of the employees. The workforce mindset is changing. More and more people are switching from their office to […]

    How Predictive Analytics Can Help Your Business See the Future (Infographic)

    Your customers are supplying you with data that can help you predict the future. Now more than ever, predictive analytics are becoming available to small businesses looking to get ahead of the competition by mining their data and generating meaningful intelligence. From mapping customer purchase trends to optimizing product campaigns, predictive analytics can be the digital […]

    How Your Business Can Stay Ahead of the Game With Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial intelligence holds great promise for everything from employee productivity to marketing campaign success. With early implementations of technologies such as predictive analytics, about half of the companies in three major business regions — western Europe, Asia/Pacific and the United States — plan to adopt some form of AI within the next five years. While […]

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    How to Get Lenders to Want to Finance Your Business

    Many small businesses fail in the first few years, and one reason why is running out of money. If you’ve ever watched the television shows Dragon’s Den, Shark Tank or The Apprentice, you will know that one of the most important ways to achieve business success is to get the finances right. That means thinking […]