Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

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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Twitter Link Roundup #295 – Terrific Reads For Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers and Designers!

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 19th, 2016

It’s  difficult to beat the sincerity and purity of a cute three year old singing “Part of Your World” from the Little Mermaid. The video above will  put a smile on your face. Now, we hope you enjoy another great set of links and articles that we shared with you over the past week on […]

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Busted or Confirmed? 3 Common Myths About Starting A Business

Arielle Kimbarovsky | February 17th, 2016

There are many myths about what it takes to start a business. Time and time again, experts in entrepreneurship and business (often with little to no operating experience of their own) offer formulaic advice on what startups must do to succeed. The truth is that there is no one way to “correctly” start a company. […]

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The Surprising Ways a Distributed Team Can Help Your Company Succeed

Arielle Kimbarovsky | February 10th, 2016

I love working with people from around the world and truly believe that distributed teams provide huge benefits for small businesses and startups. I’m not alone to think so – according to a study updated in September 2015, the number of people working remotely risen 103% in the past year. Still, even as the number […]

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How to Avoid Failure: Two Common Small Business Mistakes

Arielle Kimbarovsky | February 3rd, 2016

We all experience failure at some point in our lives. As business owners, failure is common to us- not every idea can be a winner. As entrepreneurs, the looming fear of failure is all too real. According to Forbes, nine out of ten startups will fail within their first few years of operation. This means […]

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