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11 Tips & Hacks for Using LinkedIn

<i>LinkedIn is a powerful social network--not just for making connections, but for sharing content, recruiting talent, and keeping customers in the loop. We asked 11 successful founders from the Young Entrepreneur Council to divulge their favorite hacks to get more out of LinkedIn.</i><p><b>1. Join Key LinkedIn</b> …

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5 Ways to Find a Lead Developer for Your Startup

Hiring a lead developer for your startup is a "make-it-or-break-it-moment." This is the person whose creative vision and technical know-how will …

The Mad Men Guide to Changing the World with Words - Copyblogger

Mad Men made writers sexy again.<p>Donald Draper is dark and moody and mysterious in all the right ways. He’s powerful, able to send staff scurrying …

How to Tie a Bow Tie | The Art of Manliness

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Max Greenfield On Being An Axe Auteur

Max Greenfield is best known for playing Schmidt, the womanizing—and often shirtless—roommate on Zooey Deschanel’s FOX sitcom <i>New Girl</i>, and Axe, the …

7 Signs You're Not as Self-Aware as You Think

Self-awareness is a really big deal for everyone, especially executives and business leaders. Failure to face reality can destroy your career and your company.<p>Being in the advice giving game isn't all it's cracked up to be. It's not like you get to sit on a mountaintop and just rain down pearls of …

How to Landing Your Perfect Investor: Start in the Bullpen

We’ve got a few companies going through very important financing processes right now. Fortunately, these are really strong busiensses with great prospects. There should be no question as to whether or not they are successful in raising the money they need to finance their businesses.<p>But as we all …

How to Remove Common Clothing Stains | The Art of Manliness

<i>Plop.</i><p>That’s the sound of BBQ sauce landing on your brand new blazer coat as you’re chowing down on some mouthwatering ribs.<p>Dadgummit. You need to …

In Praise Of Great Bosses–And What Makes Them Great

Even in an era where all the cool kids are founders, having a superior can be superlative. A look at the best things you can learn from a boss.<p>We all want to strike out on our own. We can’t stand performance reviews. We hate being told what to do. We get the feeling that if we have a boss, we’re …

Create a vacuum, don’t fill it | Seth's Blog

On the path from awareness to a sale, the marketer has to create a vacuum.<p>The goal of that short film or that sales letter or that invitation to a …

You Lead By Virtue Of Who You Are

Millions of dollars are spent annually on developing leaders in organizations. Look up ‘Leadership’ on Google and you will get nearly 200 million results. Yet despite the abundance of material on leadership, and the money invested in cultivating leaders, a quick informal survey of those around you …

Does Being Passionate About the Work You Do Increase Your Chance of Success?

Often times I am asked to speak on topics such as entrepreneurship, leadership, corporate culture, and so on. Whenever I speak at universities, one of my favorite questions to ask students is, “What career do you want to pursue,” or, “What business do you plan to begin?” After I hear their initial …

12 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Give Back and Do Good

Question by: Ashley<p>VALUABLE VIRTUAL REAL ESTATE<p><i>“As a small bootstrapped startup, we don’t have enough money to make meaningful monetary donations to</i> …

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Hire Slow, Fire Fast

Hiring employees is one of the most important decisions that business owners and entrepreneurs make, but it also can prove to be among the most challenging tasks you face as a business owner.<p>When it comes down to it, employees can be a huge cost for your business and can become an even bigger cost …

Six Questions To Ask Before Dropping Out Of College To Become An Entrepreneur

Many successful entrepreneurs, business owners and world leaders have something in common. When asked how they achieved their success, they point to a role model they knew personally or were familiar with during their formative and most inspired years. The role model lived a life that seemed …

The Basics of Building a Budget for Your Business

For many small business owners, the process of budgeting is limited to figuring out where to get the cash to meet next week's payroll.<p>There are so many financial fires to put out in a given week that it's hard to find the time to do any short-or long-range financial planning. But failing to plan …