Female entrepreneurship is on the rise, with women making up 38 percent of business owners in the U.S. In fact, 1,072 women-owned firms are started each day and nearly 85 percent of women reported starting their business because they saw an opportunity. Those encouraging statistics will only continue to grow as more...
Neuroscientists and psychologists are beginning to learn what happens at moments of choice inside the human mind (the locus of mental activity) and the brain (the physical organ associated with that activity). If you understand these dynamics and how they affect you and those around you, you can set...
Whether it is pitching a startup to investors or selling cars at a dealership, successful salespeople are vital to all business ventures. But as many who have tried their hand at sales can attest, not everyone is cut out for this line of work. Identifying the core characteristics required for...
More people are working remotely than ever before, and the number will continue to increase as more companies try to improve work-life balance. The International Data Corporation (IDC) expects deskless employees to account for about 72 percent of the total American workforce by 2020. "Telecommuting is rapidly becoming one of most attractive benefits...
One of the challenging aspects to the interview process is talking about compensation and how to address the topic without losing the employer’s interest. Often the difference between a good offer and a dream offer is your skills in discussing compensation. The more confidence you gain in talking about money,...
FEW VENTURE-CAPITAL INVESTORS have forgotten the story of Pebble: In 2012, after every VC firm on Sand Hill Road had passed on investing, the smartwatch startup raised more than $10 million on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. It was an unheard-of amount for a crowdfunding campaign, and the resulting hype made Pebble...
Another year has come to a close and businesses are preparing to enter 2018 with a bang. What do entrepreneurs expect heading into the new year? Business News Daily got in touch to find out some of the major things on their radar. Here are 20 key ideas, trends, and...
Whether you are looking for a new job, need new employees or just want to meet other professionals, networking is the way to go. "Networking is an extremely important tool to advance your career," said Nancy Mellard, national leader of CBIZ Women's Advantage. "I speak about networking every time I'm...
Have a killer business idea? A killer business plan can help you turn it into a successful business. Creating a well-crafted business plan is no easy task, however. You'll need to not only flesh out your idea, make some educated guesses and have a deep understanding of the different...
With every new year, there is an opportunity to take stock, reevaluate, and course-correct when necessary. This is especially true for entrepreneurs, who can use this time to establish smarter practices and keep their business moving in the right direction. These five big-picture best practices are wise implementations for...