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Are You Getting Married? Talk To You Tax Accountant!!

You may think that saying I Do is the best thing ever. However, you need to think about your tax issues before marriage. Put it on your "To Do List" …

Dealing With Failure And Moving Onto Success

Success

Want a Counterintuitive Way to Grow Your Business? Embrace the Gig Economy

Instead of worrying about the effect of the gig economy on your full-time workforce, why not use skilled entrepreneurs to grow your business?<p>Think the growth of the gig economy is hurting your business? That may be true if you're a taxi company... but if you're a growing startup, the gig economy …

Gig Economy

10 Ways to Preserve Cash as a Bootstrapped Startup

A guide to staying alive for early stage companies short of money.<p>As a startup founder, the term “runway” has an entirely different meaning than what most people think of when they hear the term. For those unfamiliar, runway refers to the amount of capital on hand before a startup goes bankrupt. …

Jeff Bezos

Notre Dame Football Legend Rudy Ruettiger Conquers Odds and Hearts

Ruettiger shares how having a dream, what he calls 'the edge,' sheer determination and asking 'why not?' in the face of his critics got him where he is today.<p>Football legend and motivational speaker Rudy Ruettiger is an all-American hero whose story captured the hearts of millions in the 1993 …

College & University

5 Strategies To Growth-Hack Social Engagement

Anyone can post on social media. Fewer people can leverage platforms to create meaningful engagement.<p>There is more to a powerful social media strategy than posting content and hoping for the best. Take this approach, and you'll be disappointed with the results more times than not. Instead, making …

Social Media Marketing

5 Ways to Get Your ROI With Your Company's Social Media

Take these key factors into account as you build your social media presence to optimize your brand and ensure maximum visibility.<p>You’ve heard it already: <i>Social media is an essential part of your marketing strategy</i>; you’ve read about it already: <i>Post engaging content, get more followers, get more</i> …

Social Media Marketing

Are You Making This Simple Mistake That Can Prevent Your Business From Ever Growing?

What is your main focus during work hours?<p>Are you working a self-employed job or building a business? It's a simple question, but many people don't really consider the implications of asking.<p>If you're working a self-employed job, your focus is on making transactions -- creating sales, adding …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Retirement Plans If You're Leaving a Company to Start Your Own

Are you leaving the corporate world to freelance, become a consultant, or open a bed and breakfast? When taking the self-employment plunge, saving …

Retirement

44 Favorite Books of High Achievers

Want to accomplish more? Try reaching for a good book.<p>The people who accomplish the most in life are serious about self-improvement, which often comes in the form of a good book. Here are several dozen excellent reads, recommended by high-achieving founders and executives.<p>1. <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> by …

Success

You Can Motivate Yourself to Start Again After a Business Failure

The difficult process of healing and finding the courage to get back into the fray is profoundly beneficial.<p>The fear of failure is a leading killer of motivation. Starting a business isn’t for the faint of heart but you can overcome fear and take that critical leap of faith.<p>But, if you think it's …

Self-improvement

5 Business Leadership Clichés That Are Actually Worth Listening To

You may have heard them time and time again, but for these phrases, the substance is worth more than the wording.<p><i>By Tim Chaves, founder & CEO at ZipBooks.</i><p>What does it take to be a good leader? This topic has been approached so often that much of the advice has been reduced to clichs. But where do …

Leadership

Where you put your savings in your 20s could make a difference of as much as $3 million by retirement

If you want to finish rich, there's a crucial piece of advice you'd be foolish to ignore: invest in the stock market.<p>Sure, it's impossible to guarantee big returns or time the market — not even Warren Buffett can do that.<p>But if you're part of the 46% of millennials staying out of the stock market …

Retirement

10 Ways to Move Forward After Suffering a Big Setback

Setbacks and obstacles are inevitable. How you respond can derail you or lead to growth.<p>We all experience setbacks or obstacles in our career and life journeys. You can’t find a parking spot at work on a day when you’re running behind, you get a new boss who micromanages everything you do, you …

Self-improvement

Do Something You Want To do

I started this podcast because I wanted to try something new. I got hooked on podcasts and said I wanted to try. So I did, because I wanted to do …

Podcasting

STARTING A NEW BUSINESS - 8

Why I Think Social Media Is For Branding and Engagement, Not Traffic or Revenue

<b>Social media is changing.</b><p>It used to be a one-to-many channel. Businesses would publish links, photos, and videos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, …

Social Media Marketing

How This Entrepreneur Turned His Side Hustle Into a Major Business

How do you know when it's time to sacrifice your security to bet big on yourself?<p>In this episode of <i>Leaders Create Leaders</i>, Entrepreneur Network partner Gerard Adams sits down with Randall Pich, an entrepreneur who started out as a personal trainer in college and who has since developed his business …

Entrepreneurship

To Become a Fearless Entrepreneurs Learn These 6 Truths

Fear of failure is a much taller barrier to success than actually failing.<p>Becoming an entrepreneur became more common than ever after the financial crash of 2008. Yet most of those entrepreneurs are no longer in business. I’ve seen so many ventures fail to get off the ground. It can make you think …

Entrepreneurship

This CEO Explains What it Means to Be an Entrepreneur

What it takes to start your own business.<p>In this episode, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars spotlights Vacasa CEO Eric Breon.<p>Breon answers questions on all sorts of topics related to entrepreneurship, starting a business and making the transition from a salaried position to starting …

Entrepreneurship

6 Reasons 'Community' Matters in Business -- Your Business

You've heard of BIDs, or business improvement districts. Now, get acquainted with CBDs, or community benefit districts.<p>During my first entrepreneurial venture with my partners -- opening an Italian-food manufacturing plant in San Diego in the late 1980s -- I experienced first-hand the importance of …

Urban Design

Why Even Ambitious People Rarely Become Successful

Success is not extrinsic.<p>Success is not extrinsic.<p>It's not measurable.<p>"Success" can only truly occur internally, because it is based on emotion. At the most basic level, success if your relationship with yourself. Most people are living a lie. They purposefully ignore and distract themselves from …

Creativity

How to avoid the federal estate tax when collecting life insurance proceeds

Having enough life and disability insurance should be a key element of your personal financial game plan. With some advance planning, you can collect life and disability insurance proceeds free of any federal taxes. Here’s how.<p><b>Life insurance</b><p>The main reason that most people have life insurance is to …

Retirement

Waking Up at 5 a.m. Doesn't Make Your Morning Routine Great. But These 5 Things Do

Mornings are where the tone for your day is set. Having a powerful routine goes a long way in setting you up for a successful day.<p>3:45 a.m.<p>That's when the alarm sounds for Apple CEO Tim Cook. And Cook isn't alone either, many other successful CEOs have boasted similar stories of waking up early. …

Productivity

Repeal Obamacare - Dems / GOP Do Not Know What They Are Doing

Dems created ACA and know it is broken and won't do anything to fix it. GOP say they can't do anything about Obamacare. It is now time to repeal it …

ObamaCare

6 Stats to Improve Your Social Media Strategy

To achieve business results with social media marketing, you need to understand what your intended audience likes and dislikes. By understanding …

Social Media Marketing

10 Easy Ways Time Crunched Executives Can Mentor Future Leaders

Reaping the powerful benefits of mentorship for your team is easier than you think.<p>Senior executives are often too busy to mentor their future leaders. This turns out to be a missed opportunity to retain and develop top performers. It can be done in less time and more cost effectively than most …

Leadership

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development in the Last 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Leadership

7 Phrases That Can Help You Be More Persuasive

Whether you need to convince potential buyers or betas, these phrases can tap into your target's psychology.<p>Research shows some words and phrases are inherently more persuasive -- regardless of personality type-- and marketers and salespeople can leverage them to sell more products and close more …

Marketing