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A Question That Can Change Your Life

For years I’ve exercised every day — doing weights, cardio, yoga — but despite my continuous effort, I haven’t seen much change.<p>Until a few months ago.<p>Recently, my body has changed. My muscles are stronger, more defined, and I’ve lost five pounds along with a visible layer of fat. So what did I do …

What Really Sets Leaders Apart

A five-year-old's astute observation gets right to the point of what separates true leaders from mere managers.<p>Coach and consultant Bill Treasurer has been teaching leadership development and studying leadership models for 20 years. But he says he learned a valuable lesson when his five-year-old …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

7 Best Business Books for Summer Reading - Small Business Trends

The weather is finally warm enough to where I’ve created my outdoor patio space. And that means that it’s summer reading time! A cool drink, my feet …

7 Weekly Must-Do's For Entrepreneurs

Most entrepreneurs have a lot on their minds, from the daily task list, to the quarterly marketing plan, to annual financials, and everything in between. Of course, all of these items are important, but I’ve found it’s also important to take running my business one week at a time. Being mindful of …

12 Unconventional Interview Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask

Getting ready to help another business answer these critical questions. Do you know the answers for your business?

Zappos Rolls Out iOS App Update As It Ponders The Future Of The Mobile Shopping Experience

Las Vegas-based apparel retailer Zappos rolled out an update to its iOS app today that saw the company fold some neat new features into the mix. There are a few new graphical flourishes here and there (users can now change the animal that appears when adding an item to their cart), and user order …

Looking for a tough Lightning cable? Moshi has just the thing for you

Moshi makes some great accessories for the iPhone and the iPad, and their latest is no exception. Lightning cables are always a handy commodity to …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Essential Form Drills For Speed And Efficiency

Photo: Mark Doolittle Photography<p><i>Do these consistently to help improve your running form.</i><p>If you want to improve as a runner, you’ve got to do more …

5K Moves

Use this two part video series to gain speed and lose weight for your next 5K.

Wealthy People Are Starting To Buy Up More Small Businesses This Year

• More wealthy people are starting to buy up small businesses, according to a Pepperdine study.<br>• Economists expected retail sales to fall in April, but they unexpectedly rose by 0.1%, despite being held back by falling gas prices.<br>• The Small Business Administration is shifting some funds to focus on …

7 Tips From Entrepreneurs On How To Have A Fearless Career

But fears at work can be particularly debilitating. <i>What if I fail? What if I'm not good enough? What if the ground opens up and swallows my cubicle whole?</i><p>Letting fear get the best of you at your job can keep you from getting the recognition that you deserve—whether it hinders you from nabbing a …

How to Hire Great Employees

Investors say they invest in people as much as they invest in ideas, and when it comes to your company, it is not just top management that can make or break your business. Unpleasant or dissatisfied employees, poorly trained workers, rapid turnover, or a toxic work environment can all predestine …

Billionaires' Tips For New Grads: Advice From Jobs, Oprah, Zuckerberg And More

College students across the country will accept diplomas and step out into the “real world” for the first time this month. Some have jobs, many don’t, but all are hopeful about what lies ahead.<p>As to their first steps beyond the comfort of campus, whose advice should they follow? What lessons should …

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands. Both companies share many common traits which have contributed to their success, but there is one very big difference between the two – Google plays offense while Apple has recently settled for playing defense. Apple is struggling to maintain its …

Obama Student Loan Policy Under Scrutiny As Congress Tackles Student Borrowing Costs

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats have pounced on a nonpartisan government report showing the Department of Education this year is forecast to earn a record $51 billion profit off student borrowers, denouncing the Obama administration and urging for structural reforms.<p>Members of the House of …