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Startup Tips

6 pieces of compelling advice that many entrepreneurs ignore

Learning what went wrong and how to improve on it is the path to success.

Entrepreneurs tend to get so busy that they may not heed impactful pieces of advice. And this oversight can negatively impact their success (or lack thereof) in their business ventures.Related: Advice From 14 Successful Entrepreneurs for Everyone Beginning the JourneyThe fact that entrepreneurs spend a lot ...

by AJ Agrawal  | July 18, 2016 09:00:00
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OFW Advice (Part 4): Get Your Family on Board

If you want long-term financial security for your family, they must practice your savings philosophy.

Microfinance is our core business in Alalay sa Kaunlaran Inc. (ASKI). However, over the years, we have seen that financing is not the only need of our fellow Filipino businessmen. This is why we considered developing the financial awareness of overseas Filipino ...

by Rolando Victoria, as told to Mari-An C. Santos  | July 18, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

How employers can help employees attain work-life balance

You’ll be surprised what 2 days without sitting in rush hour can do to someone's stress level.

The 40-hour work week is dead. Work-life balance is impossible, and our always-on mentality is exploiting our personal lives. We have heard this all before and will continue to hear it from executives across industries and the mediums in which we receive our ...

by Peter Hirst  | July 18, 2016 07:00:00

5 things to consider before you open more locations

Opening more units can equal big bucks, but only if it is done right.

There is no thrill quite like running a successful business—and no failure quite as painful as thinking you can replicate it, only to fall short and risk losing it all. Launching a single successful business is hard enough, but once you have ...

by Kyle Zagrodzky  | July 18, 2016 06:00:00
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4 ways to cure anger

In the battle between logic and anger, logic usually wins.

Thomas Jefferson once said “an angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.” After a heated phone call, my fury had felt 100% reasonable. After all, these people had personally wronged me.But a few hours later, once I ...

by Tasha Eurich  | July 17, 2016 09:00:00
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8 ways to get people to take you more seriously

Start looking in the mirror and do what you can to increase your influence.

Do you ever feel like nobody takes you seriously at work? If so, you are not alone. More than 50% of people do not feel respected at work, according to a global survey of more than 20,000 employees by the Harvard Business Review.Maybe colleagues ignore ...

by Travis Bradberry  | July 16, 2016 07:00:00
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2 mompreneurs share 4 tips on how to effectively work from home

For starters, set a specific space for you to work.

“The ultimate reward of working from home is that I get to spend time with my family,” said Catherine Quiambao. “I get to take care of my son, or look after him anytime I want,” adds the founder of, a platform ...

by Excel V. Dyquiangco  | July 16, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

How to excel when you have toxic co-workers

You have to decide where you allocate your energy and focus.

Toxic co-workers can be team and performance killers. Whether or not they succeed is up to you.We call these people toxic for a reason. Their negativity spreads across teams like cancer. Their presence often feels out of anyone’s control other than the employer’s. They can ...

by Heather Gray  | July 16, 2016 09:00:00
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3 things you must do to bag a 'yes'

Let them know that you make promises and then you deliver.

 Let us say that you have a great idea that you want to present to your partners, your business network, or the company that you work for. You have put a lot of thought into it, you have considered all of the ...

by Lewis Schiff  | July 15, 2016 08:00:00
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5 conversational indicators of a successful sales deal

Predict which prospects have the best probability of becoming customers.

Sales leaders have a limited amount of time, and that is why it is vitally important to help representatives recognize which deals they should be pursuing most aggressively.As the founder of a voice communications and analytics platform, I routinely analyze sales conversations ...

by Howard Brown  | July 15, 2016 03:00:00
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6 reasons why your online business is not making money

Simplicity is key.

When you think about the opportunity to make money from an online business, you should get excited. From the comfort of your home, you can sell digital information products and create passive income— you literally can make money while you sleep. At ...

by Kimanzi Constable  | July 14, 2016 05:00:00
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How Humanities degree holders succeed in business

What some call soft skills are actually key to professional success.

There is a common misconception that degrees in the humanities—like English, history and philosophy— are the first nails in the coffin of a young person’s career prospects.In my experience, humanities skills are undervalued assets applicable across a wide range of industries. In ...

by Bennat Berger  | July 14, 2016 01:00:00
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How to build a business when you can't quit your job

Be realistic about what you can and cannot do while maintaining your job.

Most of us get the urge to become an entrepreneur at one point or another. We may be called to create something from scratch, or lead a team of people or earn money without having to answer to a boss. Whatever the motivation, ...

by Larry Alton  | July 12, 2016 08:00:00