Entrepreneurial Negotiation

by Mike Hunter

The great majority of startups fail, and most entrepreneurs who have succeeded have had to bounce back from serious mistakes. Entrepreneurs fumble key interactions because they don’t know how to handle the negotiation challenges that almost always arise. They mistakenly believe that deals are about money when they are much more complicated than that. This… [More]

Risky Business?

by RaeAnne Marsh

Risk. It’s inherent in business; an element faced in every decision. Owners of small and medium-sized businesses may feel this even more keenly, as challenges seem to come from every direction and there are few — if any — among us who are expert in everything. Minimizing that risk requires researching and gathering the best… [More]

Businesses’ ‘Magnificent Seven’ Investments

by Baldwin H. Tom

Every day, businesses lose money by not understanding or leveraging their investments. When one considers the financials of organizations, it is clear that a significant portion of those investments are not captured in financial statements. Why? Because these are the people-side or soft-side intangible investments the accounting industry has yet to document. This may be… [More]

Taking the Step to Franchise

by Susan Wells

One option entrepreneurs may consider for expanding their business is franchising. This may have been part of the development plan initially, or the idea may have taken shape and grown from outside as others expressed interest in trying to copy a successful concept — either a proven, mature business or a new and trendy one. … [More]

Successful Entrepreneurs May Be Their Own Worst Enemy

by Darren T. Case and Michael Marsh

Do I risk what I have for more? This is the ultimate question that nearly every successful entrepreneur faces following the building of wealth through their business. The mantra of “If you’re not growing, you’re dying” has been preached to entrepreneurs at every business seminar or within every best-selling business success book, so one would… [More]

Cracking the Code of Service

by Mike Hunter

Mark Colgate, drawing from more than 20 years of experience teaching customer service courses, enlightens us that the age-old adage, “customer is king,” is actually incorrect. Colgate stresses that, instead, companies should pursue consistency to deliver the best service experience — for both customers and employees. Cracking the Code of Service is a book about… [More]

Rise and Grind

by Mike Hunter

Daymond John knows what it means to push yourself hard — and he also knows how spectacularly a killer work ethic can pay off. As a young man, he founded a modest line of clothing on a $40 budget by hand-sewing hats between his shifts at Red Lobster. Today, his brand FUBU has more than… [More]

Crushing It!

by Mike Hunter

Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands. In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Vaynerchuk insisted that a vibrant… [More]

Inspired

by Mike Hunter

How do today’s most successful tech companies — Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla — design, develop and deploy the products that have earned the love of literally billions of people around the world? Perhaps surprisingly, they do it very differently from the vast majority of tech companies. In INSPIRED, technology product management thought leader Marty… [More]

Disrupt!

by Mike Hunter

Compiled by Springwise, the global innovation discovery engine, Disrupt! explains and highlights the best, most disruptive and most useful innovation ideas of the 21st century. The book shares which themes underpin their success and which ideas can best be used to drive creativity in the workplace, office or industry. Springwise has a huge online readership… [More]