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5 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Wow Potential Investors

Fast Company - April 18, 2014

Women are making progress in the small-business world, but it could be better-and honing financing skills helps. Here are five tips on how they can increase their odds of getting funding: Read »

How To Respond To Negative Feedback

Inc - April 18, 2014

When an employee has the courage to give you negative feedback, you need to accept it as a gift.It's tough to receive negative feedback, but as a leader you must treat it as if it were a fine wine. Once the cork is out of... Read »

6 Mistakes To Avoid When You’re Starting A Business

Entrepreneur - April 18, 2014

Like every startup entrepreneur, Rodney Nelson needed a great website. Woolly Pocket, the company he was building with his brother, Miguel, aimed to sell its cleverly designed, eco-friendly wall planters online. But there... Read »

Does Your Company Undervalue Privacy?

HBR - April 18, 2014

Technology innovation and the power of data analytics present tremendous value, but also new challenges. While a digital economy requires businesses to rethink priorities and practices, this doesn’t have to be a burden.... Read »

What Corporate Boards Can Learn From Delaware

Fortune - April 18, 2014

The role of the board is to manage and supervise the activities of the corporation for the benefit of the common stockholders. That is, the board is a "steward" of the common stockholder, which means (according to Delaware... Read »

Does Business Innovation Depend On A CEO’s Age?

npr - April 18, 2014

Analysis of innovation at private companies in the U.S. and across the world finds an inverse relationship correlation between disruptive innovation and the age of managers at those companies. Read »

7 Statistics That Can Raise Your Facebook Engagement

Entrepreneur - April 18, 2014

With organic reach and engagement numbers plunging on Facebook, marketers are doing everything they can to stay ahead of the game before the social platform goes to an exclusively pay-to-play model. This infographic shares a... Read »

Listen For The Soft Knock Of Opportunity

Inc - April 18, 2014

Opportunity has a way of making a soft tap-tap on your door. Smart entrepreneurs listen for these signals--they have ears specifically attuned to the sound. Read »

The Secret To Having An Honest Data-Driven Debate

HBR - April 18, 2014

Malcolm Gladwell of bestselling Tipping Point and Outliers. He says, the rise of Big Data and analytics concomitantly demand its operational resurrection and revival. The need is urgent and global. If there’s a single... Read »

3 Little Words That Kill Productivity

Fortune - April 18, 2014

Almost 70% of senior managers say "the overwhelmed employee" -- bombarded with information and interruptions all day long -- is an "urgent" or "very important" drag on productivity, according to the 2014 Human Capital Trends... Read »

Innovation Is An Attitude

Inc - April 18, 2014

Successful innovation is a matter of attitude and practice, not of size. There is nothing sacred about being an entrepreneur--many will fumble around without hitting a spark of genius. Large companies? Some manage to keep... Read »

6 Keys To Developing Millennials Into Managers

Entrepreneur - April 18, 2014

Millennials are also known as Generation Y, Generation We, the Boomerang Generation, the Peter Pan Generation, Generation Waking Up. Refer to them as you wish, but know this: Talented individuals from this generation will be... Read »

2014 Is Looking Bright For Small Businesses

Fox Business - April 17, 2014

After years of scraping along during the recession and in the sluggish growth years that followed it, small businesses will enjoy improved sales and profits this year and the best pace of growth since 2007. Read »

Follow These 4 Simple Steps To Avoid A Hiring Crisis

Entrepreneur - April 17, 2014

Entrepreneurs often make poor decisions about hiring and staffing because they are stuck in crisis mode: They need help immediately. Stephen R. Covey popularized this notion with the "Urgent/Important Matrix" in his 1994... Read »

GM’s Barra: ‘We Know The World Is Watching’

Fortune - April 17, 2014

GM CEO Mary Barra announced that the automaker has created a new global product integrity unit to ensure that a "situation like the ignition-switch recall doesn't happen again." Read »