Archive for the ‘ENTREPRENEURSHIP’ Category

Published on October 27th, 2014

The sad reality is that toxic people are common. Equally troubling is the effect those individuals–who like to push others’ buttons, stymie projects, and inject pessimism into every situation–can have on their better-adjusted co-workers. Here are 7 tips on how to handle these troublesome types. »

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Published on October 21st, 2014

Anxiety is baked into our survival instinct. It’s when that worry over the future gets out of hand or impedes our performance that we have a problem. Use your anxiety the right way and it will help you be more productive and proactive. Here are »

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Published on October 14th, 2014

In a recent article in The New Zealand Herald, “Why Does Social Enterprise Matter?”, The Akina Foundation explores why now is a better time than ever for nonprofit social organizations to shift to self-sustaining (or even profitable) business models. We couldn’t agree more. Here are »

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Published on October 6th, 2014

If you pour your heart and soul into anything, you probably want it to succeed. Unfortunately 9 out of 10 whole-hearted attempts at starting a company fail. To make sure YOUR business has a better chance, check out these 20 reasons why most businesses fail. »

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Published on September 28th, 2014

Whether you’re a startup or Fortune 500 executive, you can’t be an effective leader if people are hesitant to approach you. Sure, hard-ass personality exudes authority, but this shield will only push people away. Here are five simple steps that can make you a more »

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Published on September 21st, 2014

“I realized that there was a need for a truly affordable luxury fashion brand and this would be my opportunity to follow my passion,” Liz Rymar. In this interview, Liz discusses how her entrepreneurial journey into the world of fashion began, the dynamics of a »

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Published on September 17th, 2014

Thanks (in-part) to the Food Network, the idea of becoming a professional Chef has gained mass appeal. What once was a white-male dominated industry is now seen as an opportunity for all to take part in. One of these individuals is Chef Joy »

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Published on September 14th, 2014

[Infographic] All the website traffic in the world doesn’t mean a thing if your visitors aren’t making purchases. Here’s a simple way to change that for the better and the research to back it up. Enjoy. »

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