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Steve Stoute

Ideas Make or Break Your Business

by Caroline Cummings

I don’t know about you, but I come up with a new idea every day. However, ideas without execution are merely thoughts in one’s own head. The writer Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best: “Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.” Ideas are key to... Read more »

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How to Inspire Employees

How to Inspire Your Employees

by Caroline Cummings

Have you ever heard the following statement?: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” It’s a quotation from the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Adam Bryant—The New York Times... Read more »

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Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

by Caroline Cummings

The New York Times' columnist Adam Bryant sums it up in his book by saying that “culture is the X factor that will determine who wins in the long run.” Read more »

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Easier to Teach an Innovator

It’s Easier to Teach an Innovator to be a CEO…

by Tim Berry

Who do you want running a startup: an innovator or a CEO? Read more »

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Top CEOs Reveal Their Secrets to Innovation and Growth [WEBINAR]

by Caroline Cummings

Join our free webinar with Adam Bryant, The New York Times bestselling author and “Corner Office” columnist, to learn the secrets of top CEOs and how your small business or startup can create a culture of innovation. Read more »

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Work-Life Balance

How to Create Work-Life Balance When You Work for Yourself

by Kelly Gurnett

It will take some adjusting to get used to being your own boss, but the good news is that it is possible to run a business and have a happy, fulfilling life at the same time. All it takes is a little thought and a lot of discipline. Read more »

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How to Understand Your Employees' Learning Styles

8 Ways to Account for Different Learning Styles Among Employees

by Scott Gerber

Not all people learn the same way. Neither do your employees. In order to run the best company possible, it's important to understand how your employees learn and work. Read more »

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Super Terrfic

7 Secrets to Being an Extraordinary Boss

by Wendy Maynard

Being a boss is hard. Being an extraordinary boss is even harder. But, it’s work with a high return on investment: more motivated and productive employees. Read more »

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5 Key Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

by Kelly Gurnett

Entrepreneurship is a popular goal these days, but not everyone knows what entrepreneurship really means—or whether they’re really cut out for it. Read more »

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Money Tree

3 Simple Ways to Grow Your Business in 2014

by Deborah Sweeney

There's no better time than the New Year to commit to small changes in your life or in your business, so here are my three tips for re-focusing your energy and growing your business in 2014. Read more »