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How Content Creators Earn. Is the System Broken?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:35:00 -0500

Are popular creator platforms hurting creators, advertisers and consumers? Take these tips to create quality content that captures your audience and provides that win-win-win everyone wants.


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6 Habits For Success From Top Female Entrepreneurs

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:12:00 -0500

Find out what successful millennials do every day to get to to the top of their careers and business. No more to-do lists.


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Ancillary Provisions In Charging Orders Illuminated In Law

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:53:00 -0500

The Oregon Supreme Court has addressed what is necessary for a creditor to obtain ancillary provisions compelling the entity to do certain things in addition to remitting distributions to the judgment creditor.


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How These Sisters Became Champions For Legalizing Weed

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:41:00 -0500

Meet two sisters who traded Wall Street for the marijuana business and find out why success in the legal pot industry demands both business smarts and political savvy.


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White-Collar Crimes -- Motivations and Triggers

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:06:00 -0500

Making of a white-collar criminal. Why they do it? What makes these individuals trip?


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(Growth) Hack Your Way to a Great 2018

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:38:00 -0500

Merging disciplines doesn't always work. In our case EOS and Growth Hacking shared too many similarities to ignore. You don't have to use both because the reality is that either would can have a profound impact on driving healthy and happy revenue.


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This Entrepreneur Wants To Make Periods Comfortable For All Women

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:13:00 -0500

Crystal Etienne created feminine hygiene startup PantyProp not only to disrupt the monolithic menstruation market but also to provide options for all women. As the brand tackles its wide audience, it is doubling down on customer service, affordable options and marketing without gimmicks.


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Three Trends Business Leaders Cannot Overlook in 2018

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:10:00 -0500

We're only 2 months into this year, but clear trends are emerging: business leaders can watch for developments around sharing ownership, virtual teams, and hiring. Read more ...


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Our Facebook Failure

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:57:00 -0500

Know the customer. This idea is gospel for business in general and supply chain in particular....


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These Robots Could Help Grocery Chains FightAmazon

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:40:00 -0500

An Israeli startup is arming grocery chainswith robot infrastructure to fight Amazon.


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Social Entrepreneurs Get A Leg Up In Chicagoland

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:39:00 -0500

Cook County, where Chicago is situated, recently enacted an ordinance giving impact ventures a preference in government procurement of goods and services.


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Want To Learn About Bitcoin And Blockchain? There's A Tutor For That

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:31:00 -0500

Want to get a solid foundation in all things cryptocurrency and blockchain? See how Varsity Tutors has your back.


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Small Is Beautiful: Using Gentle Nudges To Change Organizations

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:40:00 -0500

Can we possibly influence employees' behaviors with interventions that are voluntary, cheap, and don't rely on carrots or sticks? We can and we should, argue legal scholar Cass Sunstein and behavioral economist Richard Thaler.


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Why Are U.S. Activists Targeting U.K. Issuers?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:35:00 -0500

We have seen many situations where companies have had multiple activists holding their stock at the same time, not necessarily as part of a coordinated “wolfpack” effort, but simply because they all saw a similar opportunity. In Europe, where activism is still relatively rare, competition is...


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How Entrepreneurs Make Sleep Work For Them (And Not The Other Way Around)

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:27:00 -0500

Sleep is good for your health, but entrepreneurs learn to live with not knowing when they'll get time to do it.


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How To Make The Most Of Your Retirement: 5 Tips From Lustre's Boomer Cofounders

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:22:00 -0500

When Karen Wagner and Erica Baird retired from their careers as corporate lawyers, they were angered to discover stereotypes that female retirees are old, unglamorous and irrelevant. The two cofounded Lustre, a culture blog, to present a modern image of retired women as cool, sexy and engaged.


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Pro Tips To Help You Conduct A Better Interview

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

The best interviewers know their facts, stay nimble and keep it conversational.


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Set Your Momentum To Ten And Burn The Lights Off Your Scoreboard

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:15:00 -0500

People were writing fives and sevens on the scoreboard. I looked around and thought “why lie?” and started putting up tens. “You’re kidding,” someone said. “Not about this,” I said. “Never about this.” I had Heisenberg and Heraclitus in the room with me, and trajectory was everything.


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Do 'Never Trumpers' Have A Better Chance At Raising Investment Capital?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

The answer to this question could change the way you engage in banter and bonding with potential investors.


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PODCAST: Andrew Zimbalist Explains How Analytics Are Driving Baseball's Free Agent Market

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:52:00 -0500

Even agents like Scott Boras must adjust to the new way baseball team owners are valuing players.


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New To TV? Here's How To Pull Off An Outstanding Campaign

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:30:00 -0500

TV advertising can be very effective, and these six tips will help you make the most of it.


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The Spray Can King: How A Turnaround Expert Is Piecing Together An Aerosol Empire

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Starco's Ross Sklar is building a mini-conglomerate in aerosols one acquisition (and one turnaround) at a time.


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Sharing Economy 2.0: How This Company Is Helping Advance Women In The Workplace

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

How this next-gen sharing-economy company is helping women get ahead in business.


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The Fintech Challenge - How Startups Can Gain Traction In The Financial Services Market

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:37:00 -0500

Fintech is booming in the UK, but what makes an entrepreneur feel that he or she has the ability to take on the big guns of the banking and financial service industries. Trevor Clawson talks to Ollie Purdue of Loot and Jared Jesner of WeSwap about their motivation, strategy and market positioning


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Fetch CEO James Connelly Is Building A Mobile-First Agency For The Future

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:54:00 -0500

I spoke with Fetch CEO James Connelly about the vision behind his company, the future of mobile marketing, and the keys to staying innovative within in a rapidly changing industry.


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Five Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before Implementing AI

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:53:00 -0500

Artificial intelligence (AI) is upending the workplace. When crafting and deploying an AI strategy, the most effective organizations will consider how it affects all aspects of their organizations. I recommend organizations ask and answer five fundamental questions...


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Corruption Is Still A Big Problem In The Philippines

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:10:00 -0500

President Rodrigo Duterte’s death squads have killed the democratic process in the Philippines, but they haven’t killed the system that reproduces and perpetuates corruption.


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Remembering The Rev. Billy Graham And How He Led An Older Generation's America From The Pulpit

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:23:00 -0500

A reporter's personal look back on the influence of The Rev. Billy Graham and how he in some ways led an older generation of Americans and their leaders from his pulpit.


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CISO/Security Vendor Relationship: How to Get a Prospect to Test Your Security Product

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:03:00 -0500

Here's what cybersecurity professionals say works to get them to be aware and ultimately test a security vendor's product.


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Is Giving Away Your Best Stuff Helping Or Hurting Your Business?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:28:00 -0500

You know you need to share valuable information when marketing your business. Yet, you’re scared if you “give it all away” nobody will actually pay for your work. This week, I’m taking a look at when sharing your best information helps or hurts your potential to attract and close paying clients.


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One Place Where Blockchain Could Really Help: Voting

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:23:00 -0500

The technology underlying Bitcoin has the potential to make voting safer and easier.


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Religious Liberty Suit Against Obamacare Will Move Forward

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:21:00 -0500

Suit against Obamacare penalty will proceed. IRS objection to form used for filing refund claim dismissed by Third Circuit.


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Coursera's Bet On The Upskilling Of American Workers

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:45:00 -0500

How does the online education giant Coursera see "the future of work"? Which training and certifications does it see as most promising for individuals, and what partnerships with employers is it betting on?


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The Fifth Question For BRAVE Leaders: What Impact?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:30:00 -0500

focus everything and everyone on those few behaviors with the greatest impact.


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Executive Onboarding Note: Steve Presley CEO Nestle USA

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:28:00 -0500

Expect Steve Presley to onboard well as CEO of Nestle USA. His biggest risk will be adjusting to changes down the road.


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How The Travel Industry Is Responding To The Rising Demand For Vegan Vacations

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:01:00 -0500

Purpose-driven entrepreneurs are collaborating with tour operators, hotels, and local communities to deliver cruelty-free adventures to a growing market of people embracing ethical tourism.


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Why You Should Encourage Your Team To Travel And Rest

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Business leaders would be wise to support travel and rest because it helps workers recharge, find inspiration & return with more fuel in the tank to propel your business forward.


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Are You Solving Your Customers' Real Problems? Here's How To Find Out

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Here's what happened when one company tried to solve the moving problem -- without figuring out the trust problem first.


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Six Ways Entrepreneurs Can Beat Inertia And Get Things Done

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Few people can fire on all cylinders all the time but, as an entrepreneur, you can't afford to let your low-productivity days come around too often.


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Tech Check: This CEO Spends Too Much Time Online Trying to Find Customers

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:59:00 -0500

This week, we’re doing a Tech Check with Alvaro Vaselli, Founder and CEO of Nuvanna.



Be The Most Powerful Person You Know--Tactics Are Secondary

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:15:00 -0500

I was the guy complaining. Sure, he was across the table, but I was that guy only five years earlier. He didn’t want advice. He had a narrative. Besides, his problems weren’t tactical. He believed he was at the world’s mercy. Life was just happening to him. So I tuned out and checked my messages.


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Jennifer Yador: How To Foster A Long-Lasting Career In Tech

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Learn how Jennifer Yador has built a successful career in technology working for companies like Amazon, Microsoft and T-Mobile, as well as how her entrepreneurial past influences her full-time roles.


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The Market Is Imperfect: Let's Deal With It

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Where markets fail, Social Impact Incentives can offer a very effective way to align positive impact and profitability of social enterprises. The first two such transactions are leading the way.


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#MeToo, Sexual Harassment, And The Dos And Don'ts In Startups

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Let’s create a world where everyone can succeed and where the only reason to say, “me too” is because you too have a job where you are respected and where your talent can flourish


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Intel Leads Moovit's $50 Million Round As Transit App Morphs Into Mobility Platform

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:30:00 -0500

The additional funding will help the Israeli startup expand into new urban markets and continue to improve its transportation database. Intel/Mobileye executive Amnon Shashua is also joining Moovit's board.


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3 Ways I've Seen Really Talented People Ruin An Interview

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

After a decade of helping companies find their team members, I’ve gotten a lot better at spotting talent early on in an interview. But what I’m learning more recently, especially as I hire for my own team, is to look past talent and find other predictors of success.


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You Can Be Successful In Business Even If You Don't 'Build An Empire'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

With all the hype around building massive companies these days, it becomes important to take a step back and realize that you don’t have to build an empire to be successful in business.


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Snapchat Officially Arrives In Africa Through Sales Partnership With Ad Dynamo

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:12:00 -0500

Snapchat has officially arrived in Africa - as its parent company Snap announced a new partnership to officially sell advertising through Ad Dynamo in South Africa.


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The War Between Millennials And Boomers Is A Myth

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:37:00 -0500

A Next Avenue Influencer Aging and AARP exec on what's really happening


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Customer Service Depends On Leadership, All The Way To The CEO And C-Suite

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:04:00 -0500

Customer Service is a leadership issue. It requires involvement from company leaders and managers, including the support of the C-Suite, both philosophically and in the allocation of resources. Unfortunately, customer service, including customer service training, isn’t always thought of this way.


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The Big Changes Ahead For Boomer Workers

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:21:00 -0500

Disruptions will be enormous, but so will opportunities


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Wool & Oak Launch Third Kickstarter To Bring Their Duffle Backpack To The Masses

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:26:00 -0500

After two successful Kickstarters, raising over $2M, Wool & Oak is back with their new Duffle Backpack.


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What You Need To Know Before You Start A Business

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:24:00 -0500

Have you ever wanted to be your own boss? You better read this before making the leap and packing up your cubicle.


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15 Women-Run Indie Magazines To Read When Your Newsfeed's In Flames

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:12:00 -0500

When my online world gets so loud that I can't think, I take refuge in slower media from thought leaders and writers I respect and trust. I've found this offers me the space and time I need to recharge my creative juices, process my own thoughts and develop my own opinions.


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Insta-Yogi Jessamyn Stanley On Finding Balance on Her Own Terms

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:45:00 -0500

...to win a health and fitness social media award in the era of the yoga Barbie doll? It was a game-changer for my hustle.


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How I Felt After Quitting My Corporate Job To Run My Own Business

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:48:00 -0500

My candid views on becoming self-employed after saying farewell to my cushy full-time corporate job. What I miss from my days in the corporate world and what I don't.


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How SAP Took One Concept and Turned It into 500 Pieces of Content

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:36:00 -0500

One marketing effort communicated to 26 industries across multiple media. Learn how SAP was able to serve all these verticals by simplifying its content production process.


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These Brothers Just Sold Their Market Research Startup To The World's Largest Student-Run Company

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:53:00 -0500

Two brothers having managed to evolve traditional consumer user experience and research marketing through their startup, Campus Insights. Campus Insights has been recently acquired by Harvard Student Agencies, the largest student-run company in the world.


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Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: What The Founder Of The North Face Did With His Money

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:45:00 -0500

News and insights from around the Web, including how to hire female engineers and how to get financing to black entrepreneurs.


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A Female Biotech CEO Says She Was Denied Investment Because She 'Wasn't Aggressive Enough'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:27:00 -0500

"Women leaders tend not to be ‘in your face,’ aggressive, and assertive in that manner. I think there’s a quiet strength that some women can bring to the table." - NuMedii CEO and founder Gini Deshpande


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Build A Brand People Will Love With This One Trick

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:25:00 -0500

Build the "know, like and trust" factor with these four steps and win over your audience.


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Entrepreneurs Of Color Fund Comes To The Bronx And San Francisco

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:17:00 -0500

Building on the track record of its Entrepreneurs of Color Fund in Detroit, JPMorgan Chase recently announced two new loan funds to do similar things in the Bronx and San Francisco.


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A Woman Business Owner Finds Global Success in Eco-Friendly Furniture

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:15:00 -0500

Nicole Wakley is deepening the sustainable-living roots of Tree, her Hong Kong eco-friendly furniture empire, even as she branches out into the United States.


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Learning Lab Ventures Is Disrupting Poverty By Bringing Startup Values To The Nonprofit World

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Learning Lab Ventures Founder Rochelle Gores Fredston shares how running her nonprofit like a business accelerates impact and longevity.


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Adaptive Content and the Importance of Implementing It

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:53:00 -0500

Adaptive content can transform the way corporations, small businesses and young professionals with a brand to market and talk to their intended audiences.



Tax Reform Sparks Interest In Life Insurance and Secondary Markets

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:43:00 -0500

The Tax Cuts and Job Act is now on the books, impacting almost all Americans in a significant way. But, it might come as a surprise to many that the tax cuts and recently passed laws might impact the valuation of your life insurance policy.


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Is Your Business Out Of Control?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:31:00 -0500

Which of our customers are profitable and which are not? Where should we focus our marketing efforts, and why? Where are the opportunities to increase gross profit or reduce overhead expenses? Out-of-control companies can't answer questions like these because they don't have accurate numbers.


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The Economy Can Grow Faster

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:29:00 -0500

Could the U.S. economy grow faster ? How much growth your company should plan for depends critically on how much the economy grows. I'm not forecasting a much stronger economy, but it's possible. Output per hour could grow faster, and more people could enter the labor force.


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Every CFO Should Know This: 'The Future Of Banking' Ties Verified ESG Performance To Cheaper Capital

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:29:00 -0500

Late last week, Danone announced it had partnered with 12 leading global banks to lower their loan rates if Danone increases its verified positive impact in the world. This may be the first time a company’s cost of capital has been explicitly tied to its third-party-verified ESG performance.


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11 Best Tips To Grow A Multimillion-Dollar Business

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

As tempting as the money may seem, saying no to toxic clients will help your business in the long run.


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The Right Time To Hire A Salesperson For Your Business

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Even though it might have a small headcount, a startup is a dynamic and complex endeavor with many moving pieces.


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The Elusive $35,000 Model 3: A Godot-Like Wait For The 'Mass-Market' Tesla

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

The wait for an affordable Tesla keeps getting longer and it's unclear whether the patience of a half million or so reservation holders, particularly those hoping to get the base Standard car, will withstand additional production delays.


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Radio Personality Nada Taha Launches ​Creative Services Firm In Nashville

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

“I’m aggressive, and I think that’s a good thing. I’m not going to take ‘no’ for an answer. I’m going to be loud and get shit done.”


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With Everipedia, Wikipedia's Cofounder Takes Aim At His Old Organization

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:55:00 -0500

Larry Sanger founded Wikipedia with Jimmy Wales in 2001. He took pride in his creation, and set a lot of the rules that are still in place today. Two years ago, he began informally advising Everipedia, a Wikipedia competitor based on its commitment to blockchain. He joined full-time in December.


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The Value That Outside Expertise Can Bring To Business Growth - And Being Brexit Ready

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:35:00 -0500

For growing businesses looking for strategic advice, a non-executive director can be a fast-track to greater innovation and competitiveness and a blueprint for Brexit readiness


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Singularity University Raises Venture Capital From Boeing And WestRiver Group

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:23:00 -0500

Singularity University, a company that educates individuals and organizations on navigating accelerating technological change, announced late last week that it closed a $32 million Series B round of funding led by Boeing and by WestRiver Group.


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Say Yes To That Invite: Here's Why

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:18:00 -0500

Want to go places? Network and then network some more. As a rule, nobody comes to you and knocks on your door, offering the things you dream about. You have to go to them.


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Professor Alex Pentland Banks On Blockchain To Bring Predictive Analytics To The Masses

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:08:00 -0500

Using blockchain technology, Professor Alex Pentland hopes social physics will enable us to better understand peer-to-peer learned interactions in order to serve the financial community, as well as bring commercial decision-making into the 21st century.


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How The Confetti Project Went From 3-Month Photography Challenge To Global Celebration

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Feel like you are on the verge of burnout? This entrepreneur will remind you how to celebrate the wins.


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7 Ways You Can Succeed as an Entrepreneur Today

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Helping your organization succeed requires the right approach. Here are a few you should try.


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Here's What Jeff Bezos' Healthcare Initiative Means For The Rest Of Us

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

Can Jeff Bezos revolutionize the U.S. healthcare? It’s too big a challenge, even for such a powerful entrepreneur. But, he will advance the frontier in important areas, and others can benefit from these reforms and the products and services they create.


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USA Gymnastics Shows What Not to Do to Produce a High Performance Culture

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:27:00 -0500

The USA Gymnastics scandal involving sexual abuse by the team doctor Larry Nasser reveals mistakes that can and should be avoided by other organizations that must have a high performance culture. The Navy SEALs, NASA, and Amazon show how to have healthy a high performance organizational culture.


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Convincing Executives To Buy Into Content Marketing Is All About Demonstrating Value

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:42:00 -0500

Getting content marketing off the ground requires executives to buy into your content marketing. Here are ideas to help you get the job done.


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How Viral Content Is Evolving (And What Entrepreneurs Need To Know)

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:11:00 -0500

What differentiated the most viral content in 2017? And how will you use this information in 2018 and beyond?


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6 Steps To Becoming A High-Paid International Speaker

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:40:00 -0500

Jeff Gomez, worldwide professional public speaker, shows you how to break into the professional speaking world and become an international speaker in 5 steps.


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Sales And Marketing Alignment Often Fails For B2B Companies -- Here's How To Fix That

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:03:00 -0500

Why is it that alignment between your sales and marketing departments doesn’t always yield the results you were hoping for? We look at some common problems as well as address solutions for them.


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One Minute Meditation For Forgiveness And Anger

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:13:00 -0500

I believe in forgiving everything. And everyone. Because there is no reason not to forgive.


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In A Post-'Black Panther' World, You're Nobody Without An Origin Story

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:01:00 -0500

Are we becoming too obsessed with superhero movies? They're starting to impact how we interact with each other. Cartoon by Andy Singer.


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Power to People - A Data Startup Aims To Help Fix Britain's 'Broken' Energy Market

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:52:00 -0500

Competition in Britain's energy market has been declared 'broken' by an influential committee of MPs, partly with consumers who are deterred by complexity of the tariff system. Labrador sees a away to drive competition by using data analysis to make switching easier


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How Artificial Intelligence Will Soon Change Your Life

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:23:00 -0500

You: "Hey Google, can you tell me what article I should read today?" Google Assistant: "How about this one?"


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How This Entrepreneur Uses Her Lowest Moment As Fuel

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:46:00 -0500

Determined to create a better life, not only for herself but for other women in her community, Stephens founded Pink Productions, and online platform and network that helps support women in achieving their goals.


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Can I Surf Your Brain?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:27:00 -0500

A truly unreasonable request: Heather LeFevre convinces 9 marketing powerhouses to allow her to surf their brains and stay on their couch.


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10 Common Link Building Questions Answered

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:10:00 -0500

I’ve collected 10 important questions about link building that I commonly hear from clients—and am answering them to the best of my ability.


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Top Entrepreneur Tips For Selecting Your Business' Board Members

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Consider the following things when searching for board members to represent the business you worked so hard to build.


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