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Is Fear of Rejection Impeding Your Success?

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

There's a two-letter word that can really hurt your success as an entrepreneur: No. Fear of rejection extends past worrying about being turned down for a date. In business, if you can't hear the word "no" without walking away crushed, you may not be in business long. Learning to be persistent, to keep knocking until [...]
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Mari Smith on Building Facebook Engagement for Small Businesses

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Mari Smith, a Canadian-born Scot who currently lives in San Diego, is widely respected as a social media leader, particularly when it comes to Facebook. She’s the author of The New Relationship Marketing and co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day. She’s also one of the top 10 “social media power influencers,” according to [...]
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Dan Antonelli on Building a Big Brand for Your Small Business

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

You deliver an excellent product or service, employ top-notch people, and have a good location. But business isn’t going as well as you’d hoped. Maybe it’s time to rethink your branding strategy. Don’t have one? You’re not alone. Few small businesses do, says Dan Antonelli, CEO of the ad agency Graphic D-Signs and author of [...]
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Career Coach: 4 Lesser-Known Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

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Toni Littlestone, owner of Work Vision, has met a lot of entrepreneurs in the past 25 years. As a career coach and counselor, she has worked with hundreds of professionals making job transitions. Littlestone can rattle off a long list of traits conducive to small-business ownership, from being a self-starter to taking calculated risks. Sound [...]
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Rebekah Radice’s Secret to Social Media Success

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Rebekah Radice loves to share her passion for all things social wherever and whenever she can. As founder and CEO of a digital marketing agency in Los Angeles, Radice (pictured) helps business owners develop online marketing plans and realize the full potential of their social media campaigns. She recently launched a training system called Stand [...]
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Robert Goetz on Small-Business Trends to Watch in 2014

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

As the new year begins, small-business owners need to look at the big picture. While many business owners are concerned with making the monthly payroll, other issues -- such as managing employees, competing with bigger players, and determining which customers are profitable (and which aren't) -- should be addressed now and throughout the fiscal year. [...]
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How Entrepreneurs Can Serve the Planet

Posted In GOING GREEN

Steve Strauss is a proponent of starting up businesses and uplifting people who live in poverty. The Portland, Ore.-based consultant merges his two passions in Planet Entrepreneur, a book he edited and co-wrote with 13 other members of the World Entrepreneurship Forum. Through case studies and real-life examples, the authors strive to inspire entrepreneurs to [...]
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Jason Miles Paints Instagram’s Big Picture for Small Businesses

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As a huge social media fan, Jason Miles eagerly hopped onto Pinterest shortly after its launch in 2010. Nuggets of how he used the site to catapult Liberty Jane Clothing, the “doll couture” company he co-founded with his wife, to success appear in the 2012 book Pinterest Power: Market Your Business, Sell Your Product, and [...]
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