Posts Tagged ‘startups’

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

Arielle Kimbarovsky | 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 Kimbarovsky | 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 Kimbarovsky | 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 Kimbarovsky | 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 Kimbarovsky | 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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The Science of Bad Decisions and How You Can Avoid Making Them

Arielle Kimbarovsky | April 6th, 2016

If you’ve recently made a bad decision (or a baker’s dozen of them), you are not alone. Not a single person is immune from making bad decisions. Humans make mistakes. Let’s face it, even though we often deny it, we have inherently imperfect judgement. Anxiety, stress and fear can easily distort our choices. In fact, […]

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5 Strategies To Increase Productivity In Open Offices

Ross | March 21st, 2016

More and more companies, especially startups, are adopting open office floor plans. Today, nearly 70% of all offices have open floor plans. Companies of all sizes see open offices as an opportunity to reduce real estate footprint and costs – you can put more people into an open layout. In fact, as more companies embrace […]

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4 Toxic Behaviors All Successful Leaders Avoid

Arielle Kimbarovsky | March 15th, 2016

The most successful entrepreneurs and business owners are good leaders. Notice I didn’t say good managers or bosses – good leaders. This is because good leaders are often good bosses. Good leaders know what has to be done and who should do it. They work to put their team in the best position to succeed. […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #296 – Terrific Reads For Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers and Designers!

Ross | March 11th, 2016

What motivates us to do or not to do something? Here’s a terrific talk by Tony Robbins on the “invisible force” that motivate everyone’s actions. Now, we hope you enjoy another great set of links and articles that we shared with you over the past week on our crowdSPRING Twitter account (and on my Twitter […]

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Mastering the Art of Persuasion: How To Get What You Want

Arielle Kimbarovsky | March 9th, 2016

Persuasion is a delicate art form. It’s easy to be ineffective when trying to persuade, but also remarkably easy to be overbearing. As a business owner or entrepreneur, your job is mostly to persuade. You must persuade people to come work for you, stay in your company, follow your lead, become a customer, be a […]

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