Leadership Profiles Articles
on January 10, 2014
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 Entrepreneursh…Read » Views: 1,022
on January 10, 2014
You can talk yourself out of just about anything. Sometimes being cautious works in your favor, but it can also limit your small business’s growth. The most successful entrepreneurs are not averse to taking risks.
So says Tom Panaggio (pictured), author of …Read » Views: 1,326
on January 9, 2014
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…Read » Views: 1,059
on December 27, 2013
A personal touch can boost client loyalty, referrals, and overall business success. John Kralik’s story proves this: With everything going wrong in his life and his work, he decided to spend a year writing a thank-you note a day.
Kralik wrote to everyone fr…Read » Views: 2,059
on December 5, 2013
A recent survey by Constant Contact shows that by far the two most popular small-business uses of mobile phones are social media and email marketing. Perhaps that’s because using digital tools for marketing purposes is an effective way to reach more prospec…Read » Views: 1,195
on November 19, 2013
If you’re hoping to cater to corporate giants as prime customers, be careful what you wish for: Although large contracts generally help you move more inventory and enable you to hire new employees, the increased business may not necessarily lead to higher pr…Read » Views: 1,171
on November 15, 2013
Surely you’ve heard of Mark Zuckerberg, the über-successful entrepreneur who co-founded Facebook in early 2004 at the tender age of 19. Since then, increasing numbers of teenagers have started their own enterprises, perhaps as a result of the sluggish econo…Read » Views: 1,771
on October 29, 2013
The best work comes from teamwork, right? It’s a concept that’s been drilled into our heads since grammar school. But, as it turns out, it’s not always true.
In her book Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration, Kellogg School of…Read » Views: 1,012