Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

(Ebook) What Are You Waiting For? A Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs on Starting, Growing, and Managing a Successful Business

Nick Bowersox | February 28th, 2017

Women start over 1,000 new businesses every day in the United States. During the last decade, the number of women-owned companies has grown five times faster than the national average, according to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report from American Express Open. According to American Express Open’s 2016 Report: 11.3 million U.S. businesses are […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Help Entrepreneurs Succeed In 2017

Arielle Kimbarovsky | January 2nd, 2017

With the New Year settling in, most of us can’t help but make that traditional list of resolutions. In a month when gym memberships are at an all time high, it’s easy to jump on the bandwagon and create a list of goals. This often happens right after we reflect on the past resolutions we […]

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3 Practical Business Lessons from the Presidential Debates

Arielle Kimbarovsky | October 20th, 2016

Hooray! The debates are over! If they didn’t help you make up your mind on voting, maybe they can give you some insight at work.

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Take your Professional Development to the Crowd

Nick Bowersox | October 7th, 2016

There’s no denying the power of the crowd when it comes to creative projects. At crowdSPRING, a community of over 190,000 creatives collaborates with businesses around the world to help them stand out with quality designs and copywriting on a daily basis. But can the crowd contribute to professional development? According to Jonathan Chan at Foundr […]

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How Not to Suck as a Leader

Ross Kimbarovsky | September 28th, 2016 boss vs. leader

Image Source: American Salon You are not alone, although it often feels that you are. According to the Small Business Administration, 78.5 percent of the nearly 28 million small businesses in the U.S. are individually owned and run by the owner, without any employees. Many of you are already leading teams or have employees working for you. […]

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How Businesses Can Brace Themselves for the Post-Brexit Fallout

Lauren Nelson | June 28th, 2016

A year or two ago, it would have been unthinkable. Even as the vote grew closer, most predicted it would fail. The exit polls suggested we were safe. But when the more than 33 million votes cast were finally counted, it became a dizzying reality: Britain had voted to leave the European Union. Global markets […]

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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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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 Kimbarovsky | 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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