Strategy

Strategy

5 Fundamentals Successful Entrepreneurs Build Into Their Strategy

Business is a minefield of what we can't anticipate or control. The key is building that into your plan and, more importantly, your backup plan.
Entrepreneur Mindset

Entrepreneurs Should Expect to Scrape by on Crumbs Before the Feast

You will never do big things until you do small things in a big way.
brand positioning

Use Your Brand Positioning as a Compass for All Aspects of Your Business

The statement can help you make strategic decisions, train your team and develop creative messaging.
Big Data

Don't Drive Your Business Without Data

When you have good information about your customers, innovation can result.
Business Name

7 Terrible Naming Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Your company name will get used more and last longer than any other investment you make in your business. It's important that you get it right the first time.
Fear

Why Fear Is Your Ally in Business

Use this burst of emotion as a guide to focus your awareness, prepare strategically and execute tasks expertly.
Personal Development

5 Surefire Ways to Double Your Workday Productivity

The person at work who gets the most done isn't superhuman, just super well planned.
Strategy

4 Steps to Successful Execution of a Strategy

An entrepreneur's best-laid plans can go awry if there's not careful followup. Here's a framework for giving your startup a greater chance at prevailing.
Productivity

How Fortune 500 Leaders Spend Every Minute of the Day (Infographic)

The heads of some of America's biggest companies divulge their personal and work habits.
Advice

Feel Dumb Asking for Advice? You'll Actually Appear More Competent.

New research reveals that while we're all scared asking for advice will make us look like incompetent fools, it actually has the opposite effect.
Failure

What Bouncing Back From 3 Lost Super Bowls Taught Me About Celebrating Failure

An entrepreneur who avoids risk for fear of failure is far worse off than an entrepreneur who fails, learns and tries again.
AlleyNYC

6 Ways to Avoid Getting Screwed

Getting screwed is part of the game, but it doesn't have to happen as often as it does.
Scrabble

Scrabble Updates Its Dictionary for the First Time in a Decade, Adding 5,000 Words

New admissions include words like 'texter,' 'funplex,' 'bromance' and 'selfie,' but Scrabble fanatics are most excited about the inclusion of four two-letter words.
Winning Strategies

10 Steps to Quality CEO Decision-Making

The buck shouldn't always stop with the CEO but, when it does, there are practical ways to come to the best decision.
Business Plans

3 Questions Every Business Owner Needs to Ask Themselves In July

With summer in full swing and the start of the third quarter, it's time to take an honest look at your progress.