Read Any Good Books Lately? Start with This List

Featured image from Pixabay on Pexels Harry Truman was once quoted as saying, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Making uninterrupted book reading a part of each day can replenish a busy leader’s ideas, build fresh approaches to problem solving, and allow for much-needed down time. Grow Rich by Reading a […]

How The Ultra-Rich Never Die

Want to hear a tip for joining the ranks of the ultra-wealthy of the world? Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash Want to hear a tip for joining the ranks of the ultra-wealthy of the world? To joining those, though some have been gone now for many years now, whose wealth is still supporting and […]

5 Hacks for Selling with Google Shopping

Featured image from Pexels Google Shopping is a great way to increase your brand’s visibility and catch customers at different stages of their purchase journey. In this article, we take a look at five hacks for getting the most out of Google Shopping. Let’s dive in. 1. Think About Screen Size This is a simple […]

How to Be Effective When Studying Online

Featured image from Burst on Pexels Are you trying to earn an MBA so you can be a better entrepreneur? If so, you’re probably doing a lot of your studying online while you continue to run your business. Here are some guidelines to help you do that more effectively. Studying Online Is Like Going to […]

A Superyacht Marina Is The Location For Miami's Hottest New Restaurant

The popular event space The Deck at Island Gardens is back as a restaurant serving dinner on Thursdays and Fridays and offering all-day dining from noon to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. Conveniently located on Watson Island off the MacArthur Causeway between downtown and South Beach, most of the big boats in its deepwater marina […]

6 Contract Types Your Business Needs

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  While verbal agreements are adequate in some scenarios, most businesses need to get written contracts. These commitments protect them and their operations from exploitation. Therefore, if you are new to the world of entrepreneurship or are looking to take your small but growing business to the next level, here are the main […]

Elizabeth Warren Proposes Plan For Minority Entrepreneurs

To qualify, minority entrepreneurs need to have less than $100,000 in household wealth. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Getty Images Topline: Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has proposed a $7 billion grant program to fund minority entrepreneurs that would be paid for by her proposed Ultra-Millionaire Tax. Warren’s program, the Small Business Equity Fund, would give […]

Press Release: JD.com Partners with International Firms

Liu Qiandong, founder and CEO of the Chinese retail company JD.com, announced recently that the company had higher than expected first-quarter income. The windfall is a direct result of the Chinese retail company’s partnerships with multiple international brands, including Walmart, Tencent, and Google. The partnerships boosted the company’s sales, and they expect profits to further […]

Culture Change For Climate Change

Social entrepreneurs at the leading creative edge of climate and culture speak at Welcome Change in New York City (left to right): Bren Smith of GreenWave, Paula Daniels of Center for Good Food Purchasing, Konstanze Frischen of Ashoka, Molly Burhans of GoodLands, Katrina Spade of Recompose. Ashoka By Konstanze Frischen What do fishermen, school cafeterias and the […]

The Brag Basket is open for good news

The Brag Basket is open! This one is for June 14-16, 2019. Bring your good news, big or small, to share with everyone. What can you share in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week celebrate progress, even baby steps congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying […]

Thinking About Applying for a Business Loan?

Featured image from Pixabay on Pexels Are you thinking about applying for a business loan? There are plenty of considerations to take into account first. Here, we give you a checklist to help with your planning. At some point or other, the vast majority of businesses, whether large or small, will opt to secure themselves […]

Ten Industry Niches Entrepreneurs Can Strategically Target For Still More Growth.

Entrepreneur examining “Long Tail” industry. Getty The more industries grow, the more they produce a “long tail” effect and create more niches.  Search “flashlight” on Amazon and you will get over 50,000 products. What’s a long tail product or niche category? Perhaps a waterproof wearable headlamp for exploring in caves. In other words, as certain service […]

Want To Win $1,000? Use A Flip Phone For A Week

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Photo credit: Getty Getty How much money would it take for you give up your smartphone for a week? If $1,000 would do the trick, then here’s what you need to know. Flip Phone Challenge Frontier Communications, the Utah-based phone, internet and cable company, is bringing the […]

How To Align Your Strategy In 3 Simple Steps

Random directions. Getty At its core, strategy is about alignment. It aims at creating a coherent whole of all the different bits and pieces of which an organization consists. This doesn’t mean that everyone in the organization has to think the same or even agree with the strategy. No, it means that everything the organization […]

The Period-Proof Underwear That's Actually Sexy – And Body Positive

Models in the FLUX range FLUX The menstruation industry is not something to be sneered at: it’s worth at least $15 billion. However, since the invention of the tampon in 1931, and there has been little innovation since. That is, until period pants started entering the market. Following the launch of NY-based period underwear brand THINX in 2012, there have […]

How to Find the Best Car Insurance

Featured image from Kaique Rocha on Pexels If you own a fleet of vehicles for your business, you must have car insurance. As a matter of fact, before you can legally drive a vehicle at all, you need to have auto insurance. On the other hand, if you fail to obtain car insurance, you’ll have […]

The Franchise News Briefs: Jamba Juice Is Changing Its Name

Jamba Juice will do away with the “juice.” getty editorial Smoothie franchise Jamba Juice announced earlier this month that the company intends to change its name by jettisoning the word “juice.” According to a report from CNN, the move comes amid market trends that show consumers are buying less juice because they feel it contains […]

Let Automation Marketing Make Your Life Easier

Are you looking to get more done in a single day? Getting everything done yourself can be cumbersome and overwhelming. But a good automation marketing solution will help. Thanks to automation marketing tools, anyone working online can perform multiple functions at the same time and with minimal effort. However, to find a good match, you […]

Good Health Is Good Business: Wellness Industry Approaches $4.2 Trillion

It’s no secret the healthcare industry is in shambles, with the U.S. at the head of the frustration parade. The newest insights from the Deloitte 2019 Global health care outlook are shocking. The wellness industry is a tremendous and growing opportunity for entrepreneurs. 123rf.com Per-person health care spending in the U.S. is expected to reach $11,674 […]

'BH90210': Will The Upcoming Reboot On Fox Generate Interest?

BH90210: L-R: Gabrielle Carteris, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth and Ian Ziering. BH90210, the highly anticipated new six-episode event series, will premiere Wednesday, Aug. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM FOX via Getty Images I had to laugh when I read that Gabrielle Carteris, one of the returnees on the Fox reboot […]

Benefits of Trading with a Regulated Broker

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels When selecting a broker, be sure to choose a regulated broker. A regulated broker can help you mitigate risk while aiming for higher payoffs. Now more than ever, it is easy to set up your trading system or find a broker that can do it for you without paying top dollar. RELATED ARTICLE: […]

6 Expert Tips To Make Meetings More Effective And Engaging

Meetings can be an effective and engaging business tool. Getty Whether you’re an employee or entrepreneur, meetings are a way of life. What percentage of your time at work do you spend in meetings? If you’re a middle manager, it’s likely about 35% of your time, and if you’re in upper management, it can be […]

Can You Lose Your License for Refusing a Breathalyzer?

Getting pulled over after you have had a few drinks is extremely stressful. This is especially true when you know that if you take a breathalyzer test you are sure to be charged with OUI (Operating Under the Influence). The situation can be even more stressful if you’re a business owner. After all, so much […]

Mistakes Investors and Business Owners Make

When you’re new to investing or to the business world, mistakes are often inevitable. However, with good planning and careful execution, you can avoid the worst mistakes. It is a well-known fact that most businesses fail. It’s true that in many cases, a business can fail for reasons outside of the owner’s control. However, most […]

Why The Founder Of Girls' Night In Left Her Tech Career To Reimagine Self-Care

Alisha Ramos, founder of Girls’ Night In, Photo Credit: Meredith Jenks Meredith Jenks While there are industries built on the notion of going out, the nightclub circuit and parties, Girls’ Night In focuses on bringing the party, inside. The D.C.-based editorial platform and newsletter is described as a “Self-care community for women who’d rather stay […]

Thirty Years Of Living By My Wits

Being a small business owner is one of the hardest jobs in the world. 123rf.com It was a Monday morning – 8:30 to be exact – when the phone rang. I was the national sales manager for a publishing company, working out of my home office. As a high school senior, I was the only member of […]

Customer Service Is Key to Your Success

Image by M Brugman from Pixabay  Customers remember good customer service experiences, and they’re willing to reward companies that treat them well. When customer care is done right, it can boost a company’s bottom line tremendously. That’s why the MobiusPay mission statement is simple: Take care of your clients, and the rest will take care of itself. 1. […]

Get More From Your Letters With Custom Stationery for Print or Pixels

Sure, emails and texts are easy ways to send written messages. But there are many times when an old-fashioned letter works best — for legal matters, for instance, or for official notices or personal recommendations. To get the most out of those letters, it’s handy to have your own personalized stationery. It can add an […]

Walmart Expands College For $1 A Day

Photo credit: Getty Images (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) It’s hard to beat Walmart’s low prices That includes college for $1 a day. Here’s how it works and what you need to know Walmart College Plan: $1 A Day It’s been one year since Walmart, the largest private sector employer in the U.S., announced a […]

A Father's Day Gift That Benefits Everyone

Father and child Guilherme Lemos on Unsplash A whopping 85% of fathers would do anything to be very involved in the early weeks and months after their child’s birth or adoption, according to State of the World’s Fathers: Unlocking the Power of Men’s Care 2019 by Dove Men+Care and Promundo. Yet, fewer than half of […]

Why working hard and working smart is a waste of your time

A reader asked me why he’s making so little progress with his business, even though he’s working hard and working smart. Here’s my answer. It’s not what you’re expecting! Hard work is not the answer The problem here is that from childhood we’re told to study hard. Then we start our career and we’re told […]

Essential Legal Documents for Your Business

Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash These useful tips are worth going over for any new business owner looking to find out which legal documents apply to them. Starting a business is an exciting time for any budding entrepreneur. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer range of challenges involved with getting a new venture off […]

Get a Killer Ecommerce Presence Using BigCommerce and WordPress

Starting a new ecommerce business is exciting. However, building your shop’s online presence involves navigating an overwhelming array of options. For instance, you need to choose a website platform, a commerce engine, and a hosting service before you can even begin to pick a website theme or template. RELATED ARTICLE: HOW TO START A SUCCESSFUL […]

Could a Merchant Cash Advance Help You?

Photo by Colin Watts on Unsplash If you’re looking for a short-term solution for your company’s money worries, a merchant cash advance could be just what you need. Managing your cash flow when you’re running a business isn’t always easy. Quieter months, late-paying clients, and unexpected expenses can wreak havoc on your bank balance. All businesses struggle financially […]

4 Ways To Quickly Acquire And Onboard New Users For Your App

Getting an app off the ground is hard, but following the numbers and investing in acquisition channels that reliably pay off will keep you ahead of the curve. Neil Soni on Unsplash It’s finally done—or is it? Your new mobile app is finished. It’s quality tested, capable and ready for rollout. But it’s missing one […]

Why HR Managers Need To Know About ACICS

A “Now Hiring” brochure for home health aides is displayed during a New York Career Fairs event in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Photographer: Sarah Blesener/Bloomberg © 2017 Bloomberg Finance LP ACICS is the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and it’s an accreditor of colleges – one of the organizations […]

This Entrepreneur Wants To Makes Periods Fun

Reusable cloth pads Precious Stars At the age of just 15 Bryony Farmer started her own business, while confined to her bed with lyme disease. “I realized having your period when you’re bed bound is miserable, and so I decided to search for a solution. “Not only that, but I wanted to try and make […]

How To Run A Happy, Profitable Business With Your Spouse

Would you run a business with your spouse? Credit: Getty Royalty Free Would you go into business with your spouse? Olivia Skuza and Heath Wells have started three businesses together over the past twenty years. They are currently co-CEOs of B2B e-commerce platform NuORDER. The company enables brands and manufacturers to create digital catalogs of their […]

Social Security Expansion Could Shrink Economy by $1.6 Trillion

Looking down on a pile of 100 dollar bills and Social security card Getty Congressional Democrats are poised to pass the first Social Security reform bill in 35 years, with House passage predicted by Congress’s summer recess. But unlike the 1983 reforms, which were evenly split between tax increases and benefit cuts, the Social Security […]

Selling Your Business Later: 5 Must-Do's Now

Most entrepreneurs dream of one day selling their business, cashing in big, and just maybe, drinking daiquiris on the beach. But most don’t get there. Getty Most entrepreneurs dream of one day selling their business and cashing in big. In reality, here’s how most business owners will end up: Dropping dead at their desks Mumbling to the […]

California's Cannabis Banking Moves Forward

State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, urges lawmakers to approve his measure to create a state-backed bank to handle the billions of dollars from the newly legal recreational marijuana market, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. By a bipartisan 29-6 vote the Senate approved the measure and sent it to the Assembly. (AP Photo/Rich […]

What Apple's New Confidence Means For The Creative Industry

Apple CEO Tim Cook.  photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS The company at the crossroads of Technology and The Liberal Arts is on a roll. A week after Apple’s most recent keynote, things are starting to settle in. Here are four key takeaways that might not have been top of mind at first: Apple announced a new operating system, a […]

The Single Question That Every Strategy Should Answer

In one sense, strategy is very complex. As discussed in my previous article, strategy consists of no less than ten elements that are all related, constantly changing and even complex in and of themselves. Gaining good insights into these elements and their relationships, managing them and changing them is a real challenge, especially in today’s VUCA market conditions. In another sense, […]

4 Killer Strategies for Boosting Your Brand

Photo by Fancycrave.com from Pexels Raising awareness for your brand is an essential component of getting a new business off the ground. However, it’s not always easy to become a nationally recognized business on your own. You may need some killer strategies, like the following, to keep things moving. 1. Get Help from a Company That Specializes in […]