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    1. Why Affirmations Have Failed You and 4 Steps to Change That

      Why Affirmations Have Failed You and 4 Steps to Change That

      “I AM THE GREATEST!” Muhammad Ali affirmed these words, over and over again, until he became them. Science has proven that affirmations, when done correctly, are an effective tool for quickly becoming the person you need to be to achieve everything you want in your life. Nonetheless, affirmations also have a bad rap. Many have tried them only to be disappointed, with little or no results. The reason for the disappointment is that the old way of doing affirmations doesn’t work.

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    2. The 6 Biggest Sources of Corporate Waste

      The 6 Biggest Sources of Corporate Waste

      When an investor puts money into a company, he generally assumes his investment will be used wisely. He hopes each dollar will be put into building on the great idea that has been pitched, with the result being that over time, the investment brings big returns. Unfortunately, this all too often isn't the case. I live in Silicon Valley and I see all kinds of corporations spending money all over the place. In large corporations, waste is part of everyday life.

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    3. Why the Latest Candidates Won't be Deaf to Small Business Needs

      Why the Latest Candidates Won't be Deaf to Small Business Needs

      It’s another busy week in the run up to the first presidential caucus for the 2016 election, as two more candidates joined the race. Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican Senator turned Independent, and then Democratic Governor of Rhode Island from 2011 to 2015, has thrown his hat in the ring. Rick Perry, former governor of Texas who also ran in the 2012 presidential race and who suggested last week he would make his own bid, also made it official today.

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      Mentions: CNN Tennessee Texas
    4. 15 Important Things Entrepreneurs Should Know

      15 Important Things Entrepreneurs Should Know

      As an entrepreneur, no matter what stage we are at in our careers, we are in a constant state of learning. Much of our wisdom is gained through mistakes and failures along the way. And that’s alright. All of the key principles I learned in Navy SEAL training and combat, I try to apply every day as an entrepreneur running a business. Entrepreneurs must have a warrior spirit. Nobody said it was going to be easy right?

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    5. The 6 C's for Entrepreneurial Success

      The 6 C's for Entrepreneurial Success

      Entrepreneurship is a demanding profession. Once you get involved in a business you own a stake in, most of what you do will ultimately have a reflection on your self-image and long-term reputation. Successful entrepreneurs learn how to figure out ways to make a positive impact on the world around them. Having started over 10 companies and innovating within each, I have identified the six critical factors, or the six C's, that when considered can significantly increase the odds of success.

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    6. Make Sure Your Intern Possesses These 5 Traits

      Make Sure Your Intern Possesses These 5 Traits

      Bringing on interns not only gives your current employees an opportunity to share some of their wisdom but also allows people to get a real glimpse into an occupation they are interested in. Even though there are many benefits in hiring interns, you also want to make sure you are hiring the right ones that will fit well in your company culture. Possibly, if the opportunity presents itself, you may want to hire your intern full time.

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    7. The 5 Most Common Frustrations Of An Entrepreneur

      The 5 Most Common Frustrations Of An Entrepreneur

      In my role as advisor to many startups, I try to prepare them for the inevitable bumps in the road ahead, as well as to provide practical guidance on how to build and maintain the traction needed to survive and prosper. Of course, experiences and failures are the best teachers, but I find that learning from other people’s experiences is a much faster and less painful approach.

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    8. 5 Ways for Boomer Managers to Motivate Millennial Workers

      5 Ways for Boomer Managers to Motivate Millennial Workers

      With each generation that enters the workplace, entrepreneurs must adapt to the ever-growing multi-generational office culture. According to a recent Deloitte Millennial Survey, millennials, or Gen Y will make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. Millennials (born 1980 to the mid-1990s) bring to the workplace a combination of tech savviness, social attitude, optimism and a desirable ability to multi-task.

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      Mentions: Google
    9. 7 Tips on How to Do Accounting For a Kickstarter Campaign

      7 Tips on How to Do Accounting For a Kickstarter Campaign

      If business loans make you wary, venture capitalists haven’t come knocking and you don’t happen to have a trust fund flush with cash, consider an alternative: launching a crowdfunding campaign on a platform like Kickstarter. Crowdfunding can be a great alternative source of funding for your startup or small business.

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    10. Lead Your Company Like a Punk Rock Star

      Lead Your Company Like a Punk Rock Star

      It's hard to imagine that Tim Eades, the CEO of security company vArmour, used to be a part of the punk rock scene in London. He hung out with the bands, drove to concerts, and adopted the lifestyle of questioning the norm. Guess what? That view of life worked out perfectly for his role as an entrepreneur. It can work for you as well. Here's how.

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      Mentions: Britain IBM London
    11. Why Entrepreneurs Who Complain Are Setting Themselves Up to Fail

      Why Entrepreneurs Who Complain Are Setting Themselves Up to Fail

      Your problems are proportional to the amount of time you spend complaining about your problems: The less you complain, the fewer problems you will have. This is because complaining about your problems keeps your attention on your problems. And attention generates force. Complaining also negatively affects your brain functioning and overall health.

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    12. Small Business Lending Increases for Six Straight Months

      Small Business Lending Increases for Six Straight Months

      Small business lending’s upward trajectory is undiminished, with Biz2Credit’s latest data revealing that small business loan approval rates at big banks reached another post-recession high last month. According to the April 2015 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a record 21.7 percent of small business loan requests to big banks (meaning those with assets of $10 billion and more) were approved.

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    13. 5 Signs of a Toxic Boss

      5 Signs of a Toxic Boss

      Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick are the founders of The Culture Works, a global training and consulting company focused on creating great places to work. They are also the New York Times best-selling authors of All In, The Carrot Principle, and What Motivates Me. Early in the development of our business books we experienced a surge of interest in our leadership training offerings. Our speaking and workshop business tripled in just one year. With the growth came challenges.

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      Mentions: new york times
    14. Social Entrepreneur: 'I Learned To Manage Stress Instead Of Stress Managing Me'

      Social Entrepreneur: 'I Learned To Manage Stress Instead Of Stress Managing Me'

      In order to address the needs of the billions of stressed out people like me who don’t meditate, Libshtein has created a solution. He explains, “I want to help the world be transformed, reduce stress, increase life’s energy, vitality and inspiration. I believe we have found a solution. It combines a digital bracelet that measures stress levels and helps us recognise when it begins and what affects it, plus an app that provides a customised solution to reduce the stress. The app gives us a playlist of music, breathing and guided imagery that work in sync with the feedback from our body. Together they produce a winning solution.”

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    15. 4 Reasons Why Going Green Has Gone Mainstream in Business

      4 Reasons Why Going Green Has Gone Mainstream in Business

      A journalist and digital consultant, John Boitnott has worked at TV, newspaper, radio, and internet companies in California for 20 years. Definitely not. Look closer and you'll see that big companies are still placing an emphasis on going green. This evolution is perhaps now so common that highlighting it with special promotions doesn't set you apart.

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    16. How Millennials Are Powering the On-Demand Economy

      How Millennials Are Powering the On-Demand Economy

      Internet analyst Mary Meeker says demographic differences help explain the rise of Uber, Airbnb and other peer-to-peer services. Jeff Bercovici is the San Francisco bureau chief of Inc. Previously, he held senior editorial positions at Forbes, AOL, and Radar. There are lots of reasons on-demand services have taken off in the last few years -- smartphone adoption, mobile payment platforms, social authentication. But one that gets overlooked is a demographic shift in the workforce.

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      Mentions: AOL Forbes
    17. 6 Ways to Ace 'Influencer' Engagement Basics

      6 Ways to Ace 'Influencer' Engagement Basics

      One of the biggest challenges companies face in their infancy is how to effectively market and advertise their products and services. More often than not, start-ups simply don't have the budget to execute traditional advertising initiatives. Related: 5 Social Media Marketing Metrics You Should Be Tracking Luckily, however, there are influencers you can consider turning to -- big names maybe, yes, but also ordinary people hanging out online, whose "like" or outright endorsement of your brand can move it to the next level. Working with influencers is a safe, straightforward and effective strategy for generating conversions. Here are some best ...

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      Mentions: Los Angeles
    18. Important! You're Drinking Coffee Wrong (VIDEO)

      Important! You're Drinking Coffee Wrong (VIDEO)

      Coffee addicts, you may want to sit down for this: If you pound coffee immediately after waking up -- newsflash -- you’re doing it all wrong. Turns out the best caffeine buzzes come to those who wait. So say Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, the brains behind AsapSCIENCE, a popular science education channel on YouTube. The cheeky Canadian scientists have freshly brewed a video that crushes the long-cherished ritual of scoring your caffeine fix first thing in the morning. How could they?

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    19. Small businesses to Republicans: Don't cut corporate taxes

      Small businesses to Republicans: Don't cut corporate taxes

      Small businesses owners have long joined with big corporations to back certain Republican candidates. But now they're breaking rank and telling congressional Republicans not to make the deal at the very top of big businesses’ wish list – a cut in corporate tax rates.

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