Posts Tagged ‘smallbiz’

How One Book, Science, and This Article Will Change Your Productivity and Happiness

Arielle | June 15th, 2016

The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss is one of my favorite business books. When I first read it several years ago, I had no experience working a self-directed, flexible schedule. With one short exception, I had always been exposed to specific timetables, exclusively hard deadlines, and the mentality that “more is more”. The sole […]

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Why Content Marketing Is Essential For Successful Startups and Small Businesses

Arielle | June 6th, 2016

A startup’s success is driven in large part by a startup’s ability to drive customer acquisition growth. After all, customers create revenue, and revenue, if the business model is smart, often leads to profits. Not every company has figured out the path to customer acquisition growth, however. Ultimately, word-of-mouth can be effective for some companies, […]

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Do You Have To Be Creative To Be A Successful Entrepreneur?

Arielle | June 1st, 2016

Startups are like roller-coasters. If you run or work at a startup, you experience many highs and lows and you can’t always anticipate what’s ahead. Education and experience helps us to overcome many difficult situations, but education and experience are rarely enough. To be successful, we also must be creative in the ways we face […]

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How Clutter Affects Your Productivity, And What You Can Do About It

Arielle | May 25th, 2016

  I read many blogs to get inspired, learn, and to see what other people are doing. I’ve noticed that over the past few years, more people have been writing about productivity. This makes sense because as entrepreneurs and business owners, we are always looking for ways in which we can improve our productivity – […]

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The Psychology of Hiring Great People

Arielle | May 18th, 2016

Building a great team is nearly always the key difference between the success or failure of a business. Each person we hire contributes to not only the development of the product, but also to the productivity of the team and overall company culture. When we make a bad hiring decision, we not only affect the […]

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How To Respond When People Ask To ‘Pick Your Brain” Or For A Favor

Arielle | May 11th, 2016

As entrepreneurs and business owners, we make many important decisions: we set our company’s culture and strategy, we create our own professional networks, we decide how we want to spend our time and how to prioritize the things we do. One of the most important decisions we make daily is whether to help someone else. […]

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Entrepreneurs Who Complain Are Setting Themselves Up For Failure

Arielle | May 4th, 2016

An entrepreneur’s day is busy, chaotic, and exhausting. On most days, you feel like all of the hours and effort you put into your business are worth it. But running a business – especially a startup – can often feel like riding a roller-coaster. There are days when you probably find yourself wondering whether you’re […]

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The Most Important Skill Every Successful Leader Must Have

Arielle | April 28th, 2016

Many young entrepreneurs and business owners think that innovation, marketing and financial know-how are the keys to the success of a business. Those are all important factors, but there is a single, more important factor. Entrepreneurs and business owners spend a majority of their time talking to people: explaining ideas, directing others, helping, listening, speaking, […]

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Fight of Flight: The Science Of Business Success and Failure

Arielle | April 20th, 2016

According to Walter Cannon, a renowned physiologist, humans have two pre-programmed responses to stress: fight or flight. Cannon’s extensive research of people in stressful situations revealed two distinct patterns in how people chose to deal with stress. Some of the people he studied “fled” from stress, doing their best to avoid it in hopes of […]

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Why Follow Your Passion is Bad Advice For Entrepreneurs

Arielle | April 13th, 2016

Aspiring entrepreneurs are often told to start a business by following their passion. Richard Branson of Virgin agrees that passion is the fundamental reason behind his company’s success: When you believe in something the force of your convictions will spark other people’s interest and motivate them to help you achieve your goals. This is essential […]

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