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Will my business idea work?

With entrepreneurship growing as an acceptable – even desirable – career path, it is important for first-time entrepreneurs to heed others’ …

Entrepreneurship

What to Do Every Day to Succeed in Business | QuickBooks

Your parents probably told you to brush your teeth, make your bed, and eat your vegetables every day, so that you’d develop into a healthy adult. …

Why Jos. A. Bank Is Beating Men's Wearhouse In The Competition For Male Shoppers

Jos. A Bank's shares have gained more than 8% in the past six months, while Men's Wearhouse only gained 1.6%.<p>And while Men's Wearhouse reported a disappointing outlook for future months, Jos. A. Bank executives recently said that sales are increasing.<p>Both retailers market to men who want to look …

Why Lululemon's Billionaire Founder Is Making One-Minute Meditation His Next Big Project

Billionaire Chip Wilson, founder and chairman of yoga-inspired athletic apparel company Lululemon, and his wife Shannon (formerly Lululemon's lead designer) recently launched the whil initiative and website to convince professionals to meditate a few times a day in increments of just 60 seconds.<p>In …

Pepsi's Chief Design Officer On How To Invest In Innovation

"Design is not just about packaging. It's about people and fulfilling needs," says Porcini. While shiny objects may unlock engagement, customer loyalty comes from how a product or company makes a person feel and the story it tells them about themselves.<p>People don't just buy a pair of designer shoes …

Why Don't Big Companies Innovate More?

I’m not sure I agree with the premise of the question. I will give you my perspective as Vice President of the Samsung Open Innovation Center. Yes, we are a large corporation but we, and many companies like ours, are pushing very hard on making new ideas come to life in the world of technology. …

6 Common Mistakes That New Managers Make

Managers, especially new ones, are often unprepared for the job they are so used to being an individual contributor and not responsible for other people. The hardest skills in business (and life) are working with other people because everyone has different motivators and a different view of how …

Lean Principles That Make You More Efficient

Most of our processes don't start out this way, but over time, small changes occur and workarounds are developed rather than going through a complete overhaul. Sometimes work is pieced together out of necessity and nobody really gives it any strategic thought or considers how it will affect the big …

5 Ways Sales Can Stay Human While The Rest Of A Company Automates

To the extent companies need to focus on continuously improving productivity, the salesperson's role - especially in a Business-to-Business environment - will need to evolve to foster greater trust with the client.<p>This sense of trust must be earned by providing value-added service and services, …

Alex Atala, The World's Most Influential Chef, Shares 8 Simple Rules For Success

How much would you pay to hear tips on how to become successful from one of the 100 most influential people worldwide? Would you pay an extra premium if the guidelines came from the only chef in the list?<p>Brazilian superstar chef Alex Atala shared tips on how to achieve success in a conference …