Is Your Business Prepared for Hurricane Season? 4 Resources You Need to Know
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The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, so it’s essential that small-business owners are aware of the potential risks associated with very bad weather. And hurricanes can be very, very bad. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused over half of all businesses in its path to close up shop for some amount of time and lose a significant amount of sales and revenue. Some…
3 Inspirational TED Talks for Small-Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
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Ideas worth spreading. That’s what TED Talks are all about. There have been hundreds of TED Talks on a wide array of topics by an astonishing range of speakers—from Bill Clinton to Bono—and many of them are surprisingly applicable to the entrepreneurial life. Here are three terrific TED Talks that every entrepreneur or small-business owner should watch.
Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action…
What Are the Keys to Small-Business Success? (Infographic)
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Most small businesses started in the U.S. never live to see their five-year anniversary. Despite this distressing fact, 68% of small-business owners believe their businesses are operating at a successful level. Optimism in the face of tremendous odds is a powerful entrepreneurial trait—and one that can help keep failure at bay and success on the horizon.
Intuit created this enlightening infographic that looks…
Why All Entrepreneurs Should Read Bill Gates’s Favorite Business Book
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With so many business books on the market, it’s often tough to know which ones to look to for timeless wisdom and advice that won’t go out of style or be deemed irrelevant as time marches on. Most books dealing with the specifics of the Internet and ecommerce, for instance, risk becoming obsolete almost as soon as they hit the street. One book that…
Weekly Roundup: 5 Must-See YouTube Videos for Entrepreneurs (May 15, 2015)
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What does it take to revive a fallen brand? What are the biggest mistakes young entrepreneurs make? Should you follow your passion? These are some of the questions discussed in this week’s roundup of must-see videos for entrepreneurs. Plus, Maria Forleo offers up three branding ideas for small businesses and Forbes delivers a succinct primer on writing better emails. Enjoy!
Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke…
3 Great Podcasts for Small-Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
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Podcasts are an often-overlooked resource for the small-business owner. Most small-business owners can name loads of books and websites that have served as valuable inspiration and education, but podcasts have only recently become such a vast, deep resource. And if you don’t think you have time for regular podcast listening, think again—you can easily listen to podcasts while you’re on the go or doing…
Pop Quiz: Are You a Micromanager?
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Quick, answer without thinking too much about it. Are you a micromanager? You probably said no. But if you take the quiz below, the results may surprise you. According to My Way or the Highway: The Micromanagement Survival Guide by Harry Chambers, micromanagers are usually motivated by good intentions (avoiding potential employee confusion and helping to ensure success), but the negative consequences of micromanagement…
Weekly Roundup: 5 Must-See YouTube Videos for Entrepreneurs (May 8, 2015)
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It’s Friday! I hope everyone had a great National Small Business Week. Celebrate by kicking back and watching this week’s batch of essential videos for entrepreneurs, which includes digital marketing expert Kevin Ryan’s advice about taking on the big guys, Brendon Burchard on the power of habit, and Jack Ma’s 10 Rules for Success. Plus, Barbara Corcoran gives advice to an entrepreneurial newbie and…
IRS Celebrates National Small Business Week with 10 Free Webinars for Entrepreneurs
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With National Small Business Week in full swing, it’s a good time to remember to take advantage of the deals and opportunities available to small-business owners during this celebration of our country’s entrepreneurial backbone. While many companies are offering small-business owners discounts on products and services in honor of Small Business Week, the fun-loving bunch at the IRS is offering the gift of information…