The 7 Lifecycle Stages Every Business Experiences

Join us at Entrepreneur magazine’s Growth Conference, Dec. 15 in Long Beach, Calif. for a day of fresh ideas, business mentoring and networking. Seats are limited–Register now to secure your spot and receive exclusive reader rate (expires 12/8). How do you turn a startup into a thriving enterprise? That is the question Les McKeown, serial entrepreneur, bestselling author and the… Continue reading

3 Emerging Markets Entrepreneurs Should Be Watching and How to Approach Them

Emerging markets can sometimes spook entrepreneurs. China’s economic slowdown, anemic performances in Brazil and South Africa and the deteriorating socio-political situation in Turkey have prompted would-be business leaders to reconsider whether the opportunities there are worth the risks. But as these noteworthy markets have faltered, lesser-known ones offer comparatively stable economies. Here are three promising countries that offer entrepreneurs inviting… Continue reading

10 Incredible Nonprofits and the Women Behind Them

Today, female leaders today are perceived to be more effective at taking initiative, demonstrating integrity and honesty and working for results than are their male counterparts, according to a survey from leadership consultancy Zenger Folkman. Given this avowed power female leaders have, it may be timely to celebrate some of the women making an impact in the nonprofit sector. Certainly,… Continue reading

3 Destructive Employee Syndromes No Boss Can Tolerate

Join us at Entrepreneur magazine’s Growth Conference, Dec. 15 in Long Beach, Calif. for a day of fresh ideas, business mentoring and networking. Seats are limited–Register now to secure your spot and receive exclusive reader rate (expires 12/8). For an entrepreneur having employees can either be the greatest blessing of your professional life or the bane of your daily existence.… Continue reading

7 Ways to Thank People in Your Network

Expressing gratitude to others takes a certain kind of noticing. And getting from an intellectual agreement about the merits of gratitude to daily practice is no easy feat. Andy Mills, former chairman on Thomson Financial, and a mentor of mine, keeps a “gift notebook” in which he writes down little observations or things he hears from the people closest to him.… Continue reading