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The Single Most Important Rule of Business

The Single Most Important Rule of Business

Entrepreneurs are great at meeting challenges with optimism–but sometimes that’s not what the business needs. There’s a funny thing about entr... »

3 Types of Employees Who Always Resist Change

3 Types of Employees Who Always Resist Change

Got innovation-phobic team members? Use this handy guide to classify and overcome their objections. In business, just about everybody claims to be for creativit... »

Small Business Sales Rise, But Hiring Lags

Small Business Sales Rise, But Hiring Lags

As private companies continue to bounce back from the financial crisis, they’re doing more with fewer people. Keeping pace with and driving the economic r... »

7 Super Entrepreneurship Lessons from “Man of Steel”

7 Super Entrepreneurship Lessons from “Man of Steel”

Superman as an entrepreneur? Not exactly, but you just may walk away from “Man of Steel” with inspiration for your business. Over the weekend my wif... »

Avoid the Entrepreneur’s Curse: 5 Tips

Avoid the Entrepreneur’s Curse: 5 Tips

This vicious curse can take you down if you let it. Here’s how to beat it. Anyone who has started and ran a business knows the entrepreneur’s curse.... »

Tesla’s Recall: Now This Is How You Do PR

Tesla’s Recall: Now This Is How You Do PR

A recall is never good news for a car company. But founder Elon Musk has handled the situation with smooth moves. On Tuesday night, electric car manufacturer Te... »

Feeling Stuck? 3 Simple Steps to Shake It Off

Feeling Stuck? 3 Simple Steps to Shake It Off

Even the most successful leaders get stuck in their careers. Here’s a surprisingly simple way to break through and achieve your goals. It happens all the ... »

Are You a “Small Business Person” or an Entrepreneur?

Are You a “Small Business Person” or an Entrepreneur?

There’s a big difference between somebody who runs a business and a true entrepreneur. Three factors to help you tell the difference. A few years ago, I w... »

10 Tips for Managing Creative People

10 Tips for Managing Creative People

When the Harvard Business Review published a post called Seven Rules For Managing Creative People a few months back, the reaction was an almost universal, Oh, p... »

Twitter Acquires Discovery Start-Up Spindle

Twitter Acquires Discovery Start-Up Spindle

The start-up acquisition madness continues, this time with Twitter buying Spindle, a location-focused social discovery engine. Yahoo isn’t the only tech g... »

Small Business Owners Say the Future Looks Bright

Small Business Owners Say the Future Looks Bright

Small business owners are putting less on the line, but feel more optimistic about the future. Are they seeing through rose colored glasses? Small business owne... »

10 Great Tips From 1 Terrible Boss

10 Great Tips From 1 Terrible Boss

You can learn a lot from this employee’s awful experience with her manager. “We’re pressed to do more with less, compete globally, and meet ev... »

Apple Signs $30 Million iPad Deal with LA Unified School District

Apple Signs $30 Million iPad Deal with LA Unified School District

Apple today announced signing a significant deal with the Los Angeles School Board of Education that will bring $30 million worth of iPads to the school distric... »

4 Reasons You Need to Set Business Goals

4 Reasons You Need to Set Business Goals

Here are four reasons why you should be setting goals for your organization. My only goal when I first launched Formula was to ensure that I made enough money t... »

Done deal: Google Buys Social Mapping Software Company Waze

Done deal: Google Buys Social Mapping Software Company Waze

After a multitude of rumors and media reports about a potential acquisition of Israeli crowd-sourced mapping software company Waze in recent months, involving t... »

Making Tough Decisions: What I’ve Learned

Making Tough Decisions: What I’ve Learned

An entrepreneur talks about tough choices, saying no, and embracing change. When I look back at who I was just seven years ago, I am amazed at how much I’... »

5 Worst Things Companies Do on Facebook Today

5 Worst Things Companies Do on Facebook Today

When you’re using a Facebook page to build your brand, be sure not to make any of these egregious mistakes. Have you ever seen the Condescending Corporate... »

Do You Make It Too Hard to Get a Job At Your Company?

Do You Make It Too Hard to Get a Job At Your Company?

Your job application process may be scaring excellent candidates away. When it comes to running a successful business, you need to always be on the lookout for ... »

Patent Race: Move Fast or You’re Screwed

Patent Race: Move Fast or You’re Screwed

U.S. patent law recently switched from a first-to-invent to a first-to-file system. Check out the new rules of the game. Andrew Eye began to panic in March. He ... »

Need a Factory? Here’s How to Find One

Need a Factory? Here’s How to Find One

An online directory may be your new best friend. Finding a factory to make products in the U.S. often involves attending trade shows, combing through print broc... »

Independent Business or Franchise? How to Decide

Independent Business or Franchise? How to Decide

It’s a question every business buyer faces. Here are five major differences between buying an independent business versus a franchise. Buying a small busi... »

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