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8 Words Product Leaders Should Never Use When Giving Feedback

Do you ever dread sending off an important roadmap update to your boss? I once reported to a VP who replied to emails with vague and unhelpful feedback about three days after I asked for it. Work typically "looked ok." There was precious little direct feedback or concrete direction for the new …

Ten Key Factors To Be Successful Entrepreneurs - OLBlog

Many people think entrepreneurship is all about innovation andbreakthrough ideas. Not so, “true entrepreneurial success comes from superior execution …

Business Strategy vs Business Tactics - OLBlog

When it comes to running your own business, everyone seems to have a plan to make you successful. You can read andstudy and even mimic the greats but …

How To Brand Yourself -- Without Bragging

We all remember the kid in third or fourth grade who broadcast his or her insecurity by saying things like “I’m a better basketball player than you are — you stink!” or “My family is richer than yours is!”<p>Now that we are adults, we can look back and see that these kids didn’t feel good about …

Employment

The 1 Skill You Need to Master If You're Self-Employed

How to use time management to add more money to your pockets and more minutes to each day.<p>The old adage that "time is money" is categorically true, but for self-employed workers, it is a fact of life.<p>"Time is money"--or, more to the point, "time is income"--is something they must constantly think …

Project Management

6 Killer Tips for Building Strong Customer Relationships - Small Business Trends

As a small business owner, solopreneur or freelancer, competitors abound as many businesses and individuals offer the same services or products you …

The Top 10 Ways To Attract And Retain Great Talent

Having been an entrepreneur for ten years after leaving the Navy SEAL teams, I’ve made many attempts to “sell” my companies to hot new talent. Some of those attempts have succeeded and some have failed. You have to get creative, but also be genuine.<p>Let’s face it, most likely there are other …

Employee Engagement

5 Inspirational Books That Will Boost Your Growth

Regardless of who you are and what you do, there will be periods both in your personal and professional life where you will feel less than motivated …

Motivation

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

Morning Routines You Should Adopt Before You Turn 30

To get rid of a bad snooze-button habit, our very own CEO, Katherine Power, swears by scheduling an early morning sweat session. Hitting snooze even …

The Best and Worst Anime of Summer 2016

Summer is wrapping up, which means it's time to poll our Daily Streaming Reviews team and find out which shows they loved the most, and which shows …

10 Everyday routines that could turn you into a better entrepreneur

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share15<p>+14<p>Shares 42<p>Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

Is Your Company Name All That Important? Why These Entrepreneurs Changed The Name Of Theirs

<b>Why I changed my company’s name</b><p>A year ago, I made the choice to change the name of my company. We had been known for several years by another name (note: I do not mention the name as I only want you to remember our new name) and changed our name to Efferent Labs, Inc. last year.<p>The idea and desire …

7 Smart Ways to Grow Your Startup Without Angel Investors

No rich relatives? No angel connections? No problem.<p>When I started my company, Metal Mafia, I didn't come from a wealthy family, Kickstarter didn't exist, and raising venture capital worth millions of dollars wasn't an option. Instead, I focused on creating a business plan that was thorough and a …

Angel Investors

All about creating a startup pitch deck to raise funding

A good pitch can significantly increase your chance to raise money from investors.<p>Notably, Airbnb was turned down multiple times by investors until …