The Insider: Management

7 Lessons From Bootstrapping a $15M Lifestyle Business

It took Vishen Lakhiani several years, mulitple failures and a good deal of anxiety to figure out that the only way to build the business of your dreams is to ignore 99% of the conventional advice.

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8 Ways to Spur Innovative Thinking From Your Startup Team

Startup team members must wear so many hats that "innovator" doesn't always fit into the busy schedule. Eight YEC women offer tips for keeping your employees thinking outside the box.

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5 Reasons to Document Your Startup Systems Now

By having systems in place, you can more efficiently train startup employees not only in what has succeeded in the past, but also in which failures to avoid.

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10 Top Lessons Learned in 2012 (And How to Crush It in 2013)

Lewis Howes shares his top 10 lessons from 2012 on how to be a better, smarter and more balanced entrepreneur, from workout tips to being a man of your word.

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9 Ways to Leverage Tools Like Yammer in Your Startup

Enterprise social networks like Yammer can be a great way to simulate the water-cooler chat many virtual or flex-time offices today are lacking -- here's how.

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Why Women Entrepreneurs Can Have It All

The can-we-or-can't-we debate is getting old. Women entrepreneurs (and their male counterparts) don't need to play the work-life game -- they can set their own rules.

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7 Essential Traits You'll Need to Become Your Own Boss

When Nicole Smartt decided to ditch her 9-to-5 to become an entrepreneur, it was a risky (but rewarding) proposition -- and these character traits saw her through the challenges.

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5 Steps to Turn Your Business Setback Into a Success

Entrepreneurship and failure go hand in hand. Main Street ROI co-founder Phil Frost shares his 5-step plan to turn your next mistake into a business breakthrough.

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How to Set Goals You'll Actually Achieve: Self-Talk

Researchers are finding that instructional self-talk can be very useful in work situations, when we need to regulate emotions and make important decisions.

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5 Ways to Take Social Entrepreneurship to Scale

In the 21st century, we have an opportunity to rise to the challenges facing us globally and, using the concepts behind social entrepreneurship, create our own Age of New Enlightenment. But we need help from our political leaders.

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3 Important Truths for First-Time Founders

Entrepreneurship is a step-by-step process, and you have to crawl before you can walk. Liam Martin shares 3 of his favorite pearls of wisdom, which have helped him grow Staff.com since its inception.

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12 Ideas to Improve Employee Engagement

Over and over again, the research confirms that engaged, happy employees are productive, idea-generating employees. What can you do in the new year to make your team members feel motivated?

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14 Resources to Hone Your Leadership Skills

As they say, it's lonely at the top. For first-time CEOs, there's nothing more important than actively finding ways to become a better leader as your startup grows.

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3 Pieces of Advice to Help Entrepreneurs to Stay Focused

Antonio Neves spent years working in live television, only to find out that the lessons he learned were even more useful as an entrepreneur.

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Accelerators vs. Incubators: What's the Difference?

What's in an incubator? Business incubators mentor companies through childhood while business accelerators guide them through adolescence into adulthood.

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3 Steps to Increase Transparency (And Keep More Customers)

Simple improvements, like adding initials to the back of a sandwich bag, can go a long way in making a customer feel more at ease with your business or brand -- which leads to better retention rates and higher sales. It's called kanban.

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Growing Fast? 8 Ways to Keep Your Startup Team Motivated

When your startup undergoes a growth spurt, the team can sometimes suffer a loss of creativity (and comfort). Here's how to keep your team fresh and focused.

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How to Position Your Startup to Attract Top Tech Talent

Finding a technical co-founder isn't about "finding a coder" to do your bidding -- it's about building a network, and a viable product, and recruiting a dedicated team to work with you as partners and mentors.

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How to Set Your New Hire Up for Success: The 4 P's

Many managers and CEOs are quick to hire and quick to fire, but sometimes the reason an employee fails is because you haven't set them up to succeed.

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A 3-Step Approach to Becoming a More Effective Leader

Struggling to lead your employees? Effective leaders know the difference between motivation and coercion, empowerment and instruction.

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