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How to Write the Perfect Business Plan: A Comprehensive Guide

Thinking of starting a business? Here's the best step by step template for writing the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Maybe you think you don't need a step by step guide to writing a great business plan. Maybe you think you don't need a template for writing a business plan. After all, some …

Small Business

How to Succeed as a Business-to-Government (B2G) Startup

Takeaways from the experts.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Governments across the world award contracts worth billions of dollars each year. Despite the obvious opportunities that exist here, launching and growing a B2G startup is not for the faint-hearted. For one, the …

Entrepreneurship

12 books you should read before starting a business

1/<p>1. 'The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything,' by Guy Kawasaki<p>Courtesy of Amazon<p>Entrepreneur …

Entrepreneurship

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

7 Tools to Streamline Your Business Operations

Using the right tools, it's easier than ever to run your business.<p>When you're running your own business, every minute is valuable. You can't afford to waste any time. But with so much on your plate and limited hours in the day, how do you make sure everything gets done - and done right?<p>The success …

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Parent Engagement

Two days ago, I published A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners, which brought together many of the materials on …

19 Summer Educational Activities Kids Will Love

When it comes time for summer break there is no reason for kids to stop learning. Even if they are not in school there are many great educational …

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100 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent’s Job Easier

Enough hacks to get you from birth through high school graduation.<p>View this post on Facebook

This Flowchart Helps You Find Your Leadership Style

If you ever have to step up and manage people, it can be pretty difficult to figure out the best way to do it in a way that both works with your …

We Learned A Lot In 2016 About How Preschool Can Help Kids

One of the most controversial questions in education has been whether preschool — and specifically Head Start — helps kids succeed as they move through elementary school.<p>Critics have long noted, and research has supported, that the benefits of Head Start fade in a few years. It's an important …

Education

Seven Ways to Teach Kids How to Manage Money

As adults, we’ve had a lifetime to learn how to manage our money and spend smart—but are we teaching our kids how to do the same? Finance may seem …

Personal Finance

A Navy SEAL's 10 Principles for Navigating Organizational Change

Use these ten principles and lead organizational change successfully.<p>There are plenty of resources on change management and oodles of "expert" consultants companies can hire. So why do so many organizations get it wrong? In a 2013 Strategy& and Katzenbach Center survey of global senior leaders on …

Why the Black Lives Matter Movement Has to Take on Charter Schools

Black school systems are treated like black men and women in America. Urban schools are broken up, experimented on and policed in efforts to improve …

The 1 Behavior That Makes Good Leaders Into Great Ones

Here's what every company should know about this pillar of exceptional human behavior, and how it can lower turnover and produce high performers.<p>Leaders, founders, and heads of HR trying have been wrestling for years with the question, "How can I create a great workplace?"<p>To answer that question, …

Encourage critical thinking by turning your class into a Socratic Seminar

With so much talk about the Common Core standards and truly increasing our student’s argumentative powers and critical thinking skills, some teachers …

Teaching

What Leaders Actually Do to Inspire and Motivate

Lets leave intellectual theory behind. These are the nuts and bolts of great leadership, and you can apply them starting today.<p>Back when I was doing the corporate grind, Bruce was the first boss (and my favorite to this day) that exposed me to the very practice of "Servant Leadership." That's how …

9 TED Talks That Will Make You Hungry for Success

Here’s how a TED Talk is born:<p><i>“Once a year, a thousand remarkable people gather in Monterey, California, to share something of incalculable value.</i> …

TED Talks

How Do You Motivate Kids To Stop Skipping School?

It seems like a no-brainer: Offer kids a reward for showing up at school, and their attendance will shoot up. But a recent study of third-graders in a slum in India suggests that incentive schemes can do more harm than good.<p>The study, a working paper released by the Hong Kong University of Science …

For Many Schools The Recession Never Ended

Let's begin with a choice.<p>Say there's a check in the mail. It's meant to help you run your household. You can use it to keep the lights on, the water running and food on the table. Would you rather that check be for $9,794 or $28,639?<p>It's not a trick question. It's the story of America's schools in …

Education

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

An alarming new study says charter schools are America's new subprime mortgages

The study, "Are charter schools the new subprime loans?" warns of several factors that appear to be edging the charter industry toward a bubble premeditated by the same factors that encouraged banks to start offering risky mortgage loans.<p>With charters, school authorizers play the role of the banks, …

Last-minute chemistry gifts for the scientist in your life

Still not bought a present for your chemistry-mad partner/sibling/child? You’ve left it late, but you’ve still got a couple of days left: here are some suggestions<p>When I was 12 I got a chemistry set for Christmas. Back then in the pre-health and safety 1980s you still got some bang for your buck. …

Prosecutor Manipulates Grand Jury Process to Shield Officer

You know the fix is in when a suspect who shot an unarmed man voluntarily provides four hours of un-cross examined testimony to a grand jury without taking the Fifth.<p>On August 9, Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson gunned down 18-year-old African American Michael Brown. Since that …