Crystal Mitchell

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TNW New York Can Help You Make Sense of Tech Trends - Small Business Trends

Digital tech is making a huge mark on a number of industries. But with so many products and trends out there, finding the best options for your …

Livestreaming Expert Shares Tips and Tech with the Small Business Community - Small Business Trends

If you’ve made attempts at live video, chances are you have a story about weak WiFi, no WiFi, limited cellular bandwidth, or other transmission …

Secrets of Marketing to Gen Z Revealed - Small Business Trends

<i>“Millennials are the most talked about generation in history … Now people want to know what’s next.”</i><br>– Connor Blakley, Gen Z Consulting …

SBA Hosts Twitter Chat for Veteran Owned Small Businesses - Small Business Trends

As part of National Veterans Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration hosted a Twitter chat to share tips and insights …

20 Important LinkedIn Groups for Business

If you want to connect with small business professionals like yourself, then one way to do it is by visiting LinkedIn Groups. They provide both …

So You Want to Be a Public Speaker

A practical, behind-the-scenes look at nearly everything I’ve learned — so far.<p>You have ideas. Amazing, beautiful, useful ideas. When you talk about …

Public Speaking

Boost your leadership communication skills

Communication is the key to good leadership – this is a topic we visit frequently in our blog posts at Leaders Lab. It’s vital as a leader to …

How To Speak With Confidence

As a rising executive or man of business, you will be asked on occasion to speak publicaly. Most of the books dedicated to teaching the supposed art …

Public Speaking

10 Great Social Media Tools to Boost Online Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past, business was all about “location, location, location.” And it still is, to some extent, but those locations are now online.<p>If you aren’t able to get your message and your content in front of the right online audiences, your …

Transforming Your Business With Digital Creativity

Over the last 10 years, we’ve heard a deafening drumbeat of how everything is becoming increasingly quantifiable, accountable, even automated. The job growth is in analytics. Big data tells all. Attribution is truth. The quants will rule.<p>As a former digital agency creative, to me this is all true …

Drum Beat

A heady new leaf for these budding pot entrepreneurs

The shimmery organza gift bags contained samples of face cream, salves and scrubs, a green marijuana-leaf label on each dainty jar.<p>Pot was the theme of the recent West Hollywood ladies' meet-and-greet, advertised as a monthly "cannabis networking event." It was held under the auspices of Women …

10 Things You Need To Stop Doing If You Want To Be Successful

Success means something different to every person: like beauty, it exists in the eye of the beholder. It is your responsibility to determine what …

This CEO Blind Spot Is Costing Shareholders Billions

If you’ve ever wondered why some CEOs slowly drive giant companies into the ground, a new survey in Harvard Business Review unwittingly provides the answer. The article identifies the three factors that worry big-company chief executives the most. It’s a list with a horrifying blind spot that is …

3 Ways To Write LinkedIn Posts That Turn Into Career Opportunities

Last year, LinkedIn announced that anyone (not just people deemed as “influencers”) could publish on its blog platform, allowing every professional the opportunity to get his or her voice and work out there on the web.<p>Publishing on LinkedIn has many benefits (career counselor Lily Zhang wrote a …

Writing

Your Marketing Is Chasing Customers Away! Here's Why.

Imagine I sent you this message on LinkedIn:<p><i>Hi, my name is Jurgen Appelo. I give keynote talks at conferences and business events and I'm specialized in management and leadership. When you organize an event, I am the person you need. Would tomorrow be a good day to call you about this? How about</i> …

Designing Collaboration Inside A New Business

As we described in The Guide to Usability Testing, we always recommend collaborating with users for research. For starters, user interviews can produce more honest and unguarded feedback since there can be too many social-psychological factors at play in focus groups that add bias and skew the …

How to Manifest Something From Nothing

Ah manifesting... the process that allows for ideas to morph into physical, tangible, things. Simple right? Well... it could be if you know how to go about it.<p>However, like anything there is a learning curve, or should I say an understanding curve. I suspect if you actually understand how …

Getting Out Of Your Own Way, In Order To Be Successful | Inc.com

You know Occam's Razor, of course, even if you don't know it by that name. It's the theory that argues that the simplest explanation is usually the best one.<p>Occam's Razor explains why most businesses--and people--fail.<p>When we conduct post-mortems on why a business went Chapter 11, or someone was …

9 Business Competitions for Young Entrepreneurs

Teenpreneur award Winner Jordan Culpepper, pictured with Black Enterprise publisher, Earl G. Graves Sr. (Image: File)<p><b>Black Enterprise</b> knows the value …

Entrepreneurship

10 Awesome Business Ideas For Teen Entrepreneurs

So here are 10 ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Most can be started by anyone, and a few will require some specialized knowledge, but might get you on the right path or spark another idea, even if you don't have that knowledge right now. And if you're at all worried about being taken …

Meet The Teen Entrepreneur With Fashion Lines At Nordstrom And Saks

Today, Robinson is quickly expanding her shoe empire. She recently launched a shoe line of wedge sandals for women.<p>She's also venturing into clothing.<p>Her tween fashion line, Madison Nicole, is now available at 120 boutiques and Saks Fifth Avenue, reports Adrienne Burke at Profit Minded.<p>Despite …

The $3,000 Six-Day Summer Camp That Turns Teens Into Entrepreneurs

When you’re sixteen, people want to help you, teach you and mentor you. But by the time you’re eighteen the world expects too much and offers too little, thinks David Fagan, the founder of a summer camp for teenage entrepreneurs that promises to be a mash up of <i>Shark Tank</i> and <i>American Idol.</i> He thinks …

Teen Entrepreneur Megan Grassell Used Her Frustration To Fuel A Business

Last month I had the pleasure of meeting teen entrepreneur Megan Grassell, now 19, at an energy summit in Jackson Hole, WY. Grassell is the founder of Yellowberry, a company that sells age-appropriate pre-teen bras and messages of empowerment to girls.<p>A year ago, while shopping for bras with her …

The teen entrepreneurs making millions on their lunch break

The business world has always been notoriously perilous -- but a group of young entrepreneurs are proving that cubs can thrive in the lion's den. From California to the Caribbean, Generation Y-ers around the world are considering abandoning formal education and generating successful empires before …

An Open Letter to Nonprofits from Your Donor - Communicate!

Dear nonprofit,<p>Thanks for the amazing work you do. I mean it. And you know I mean it–because I sent you a donation. <i>But maybe I made a mistake.</i><p>I’ve …

The 25 Best Givers

Formidable as it may be, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has taken time changing the world.<p>Last year, in fact, it ranked only No. 7 on Barron's …

Why It's Crucial for Your Company to Give Back | Inc.com

If you polled every entrepreneur in the U.S., nearly 100 percent would say that giving back is important. But if you asked how many of them have philanthropy programs in place, you'd encounter a much lower number. Most would hold that their focus is building the core business and that they don't …

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6 Tools for Creating Titles That Make Readers Click

The article title: for many, it’s the hardest part of writing an article. At some point in every writer’s life, there’s the struggle to create a …