Conscious Entrepreneuring

By Susan Siegmund | For women entrepreneurs who want to grow flourishing businesses in a way that is soul satisfying

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Business

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people -- at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople successful and others not?<p>It has everything to do with habits, beliefs, passion, flexibility and attitude.<p>Often there's nothing really different between …

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: Real Winners Say 'Hit Me Again'

Barbara Corcoran has rejected plenty of contestants on ABC’s hit show <i>Shark Tank</i>, but the sassy, whip-smart investor was once rejected from the show herself.<p>When Corcoran was first offered a role on <i>Shark Tank</i>, she signed the contract immediately and told everyone in her life she’d be heading to …

10 Rules for Brilliant Women - Tara Sophia Mohr | Playing Big

I coach brilliant women, lots of them. Dedicated, talented, brilliant women.<p>Most of the time, they don’t know their brilliance. They are certain they …

Self-improvement

15 Startup Podcasters You Need To Follow

Some of the best entrepreneurial stories are found in these online podcasts.<p>As an entrepreneur you will never stop learning. While there are plenty of articles, webinars, infographics, eBooks, etc. out there to assist with helping your startup grow, too many people are overlooking one of the most …

Podcasting

6 Things Every Woman in Business Needs to Know to Succeed

Danae Ringelmann knows that it’s harder for women. “In venture capital,” she reminds us, “only 3% of businesses have a woman on their executive team. …

Startups

How to Write The Perfect Headline: The Top Words Used in Viral Headlines

There is no one way to create viral content.<p>So many different variables go into a viral post—timing, emotion, engagement, and so many others that you …

Digital Marketing

100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.<p>There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would …

MBA

12 Habits Of Productive People

Wish you wasted less time and got more done? Welcome to the club.<p>So why is it, then, when we mean well and are focused on the task at hand, we can still manage to get bogged down by things like emails and weekly reports?<p>The key to being productive is knowing your priorities, notes Robert Pozen, a …

Time Management

2 Secrets of Memorable Presentations

A Stanford lecturer and expert on public speaking explains how to manage anxiety and deliver things smoothly.<p>As a communication professor and coach, I hear a lot from presenters about anxiety. Their two greatest fears are that they will forget what to say and that the audience won’t remember what …

Business School

10 Ways to Boost Creativity by Doing Less

If you feel like you’ve been spinning your wheels without getting anywhere lately, it may be time to stop working so hard. By actually doing less, …

8 Simple Tips From A $50M Female Entrepreneur

What move can you make right now to advance your career as an entrepreneur?<p>Modeling.<p>But it’s not the kind of modeling you think. To borrow (model) best practices and advice of wildly successful entrepreneurs is wise.<p>Rubbing shoulders at Ernst & Young’s <i>Strategic Growth Forum</i> with a plethora of …

Entrepreneurship

15-Year-Old Entrepreneur Looks to Disrupt Sugary Drinks Market

If you watched ABC’s Shark Tank on March 14, you probably came away impressed by 15-year old inventor and entrepreneur, Carter Kostler. Carter saw some disturbing statistics about childhood obesity and witnessed first hand at his own school the rampant consumption of sugary sport and soda drinks by …

Marketing

9 Things Successful People Need When Working From Home

Want to be more productive when working from home? These tools will make it easier.<p>When I wrote recently about things successful people do when working from home, some readers' suggestions got me thinking: It's not just <i>what you do</i>, but <i>what tools you use</i>, that can make life easier and work more …

Productivity

Don't Just Post Photos, Post Stories

The Internet is slowly but surely becoming one big picture book.<p>Instagram and Pinterest have grown at astronomic rates precicely because they allow …

Storytelling

The big picture: using images in social media

In the world of social media, images are worth a thousand words. That idea kicked off a presentation by Stephanie Hatch on "The Best Uses of Images …

Social Media Marketing

The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014

With new social networking platforms appearing from behind every corner, it can be hard to know exactly where to commit your time and resources. And as we move into the latter-half of 2013, it’s important to look ahead to where social networking is going, and how we can get on board.<p>As I think …

Social Media Marketing

A Stellar Content Plan Can Lead to Business Success

Long gone are the days when a company could rely solely on traditional advertising. Now, every company, whether it’s a multi-billion dollar corporation or a local small business, needs to start investing in content as well.<p>If your company has a well thought-out content-marketing plan in place, you …

9 Advanced Twitter Tips and Tricks

<i>In his book Tweet Naked, online marketing expert and Social Media Firm CEO Scott Levy provides the critical information entrepreneurs need to craft a social media strategy that will boost their brand and their business. In this edited excerpt, the author takes your Twitter skills to the next level</i> …

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

We all know networking has the potential to dramatically enhance our careers; making new connections can introduce us to valuable new information, job opportunities, and more. But despite that fact, many of us are doing it wrong — and I don’t just mean the banal error of trading business cards at a …

Networking

5 Ways to Grow Your Business Without Adding More Resources

Everyone in business today is being asked to do more with less. There is constant pressure to improve performance, maintain growth and beat the numbers. From large multinationals to independent contractors, increasing efficiency is top priority. Here are five tips that you will help you grow your …

Why all women need a strong LinkedIn profile

Women are natural relationship builders. We excel at reaching out and building friendships. But reading research from the Boolean Black Belt Sourcing …

Women's News

Three Ways Social Networking Leads To Better Business

How social are you?<p>Are you networking? Have you tweeted something or updated your LinkedIn status this week? Liked or shared something on Facebook or Instagram this week?<p>More importantly, are you using social networking to learn, gain knowledge, engage with experts on what interests you? Are you …

Innovation

Authenticity: Be Honest - Are You Fake in Business?

Many small business owners suffer from the imposter syndrome. They feel that their customers or employees will find out “who they really are” and …

Small Business

Why Creativity Matters More Than Passion for Entrepreneurs

What is the most important quality of an entrepreneur? Many would argue it is passion — an overwhelming love of what one is doing, and the drive and determination to see one's dreams realized. Others might say leadership — the ability to bring a team of people together and guide them toward a …

Creativity

23 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Know

A buddy of mine is a big-deal business professor at an even bigger deal university. And for reasons I still don’t understand, he asked me to come in and explain to his graduate students what I have learned from spending 30 years talking to, researching and writing about entrepreneurs.<p>Here’s what I …

Entrepreneurship

Business Lessons That Can Help You Succeed at 2014 Resolutions

When it comes to ringing in the new year, it's out with the old, in with the new. And that means resolving to change for the better. But often sticking to new and ambitious goals - both for people and businesses - is easier said than done.<p>At my health company Minimum Viable Fitness we help busy …