This past year, we’ve published hundreds of articles on startup and small business topics ranging from branding and daily operations to fresh productivity hacks and insanely addictive startup inspiration.
We’ve interviewed stand-out entrepreneurs, launched a Summer podcast series and continued to be the voice of hardworking entrepreneurs and experts across the globe. We’ve answered some of the toughest small business questions and made transformational lifestyle recommendations. We’ve shared our take on pop culture-driven business and lessons from the pros. But, out of everything we’ve published in 2015, there were some that truly connected with readers across the world.
Here’s a look at the 20 most read stories we published in 2015.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, former bodybuilder turned actor and politician, once said that he learned everything he knows from bodybuilding. If you’re a business man or woman then this is something worth taking note of. After all, Schwarzenegger has proven himself a savvy businessman over the years …
What is the trade-off between task and goal management? How can you create the right sort of balance? As a leader you’re likely under constant pressure to get your team to perform and achieve planned goals. Although the completion of tasks often lead to goal achievement, this may not always happen. The result is a frustrating situation for the entire team.
If you can sell your idea to companies or potential investors, your product could become the bestseller every inventor dreams of creating. A well-designed formal presentation can sell investors on your idea, but before you get to that stage, you’ll likely have occasion to provide an “elevator pitch” — a brief, informal statement that conveys your idea concisely and compellingly.
YFS Magazine talks behind-the-scenes business with entrepreneur Arvin Lal, the founder and CEO of SHREDZ® Supplements, a fast-growth brand in the health and fitness industry. In this episode learn how Arvin built a social media and marketing empire, the real truth about success, hard first steps in business and the tools, tips and advice that entrepreneurs need to succeed.
Women-owned businesses are on the fast-track. And just in case you missed the memo, it’s never been a better time to be a female entrepreneur. According to the 2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report published by Womenable and American Express OPEN, “the number of women-owned firms in the U.S. continues to climb, and is now estimated to have surpassed 9.4 million enterprises – 30% of all businesses in the country.”
YFS Magazine talks behind-the-scenes business with entrepreneur Laurie Davis the Founder of eFlirt and Author of Love @ First Click . In this episode we reveal how to build a business using social media, landing a book deal, personal branding, working with a business coach, scaling a service-based business and mindset shifts.
Everyone is an expert at something, you just need to let the world know the subject matter of your expertise. Blogging has made the concept of being an expert, or authority in any industry, much easier.
Regardless of your stance on the governments’ role within entrepreneurship ecosystems, they do in fact provide a host of resources and opportunities for startups and burgeoning entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.
There has never been a better time to start a business, and this certainly rings true if you’re a woman. More than ever before women are not only starting companies, but leading them to greatness and profitability.
So, you want to start a clothing line and break into the fashion business? These days it seems everyone wants a piece of the apparel industry. Many entrepreneurs want to start a clothing line and market it, but unfortunately not many make it past the year mark.
Even super-charged entrepreneurs need a chill-break every now and again, and what better way to kick back and relax, than some “Tube Time”?! Here are eight fantastic shows that will get your entrepreneurial motor running.
Before we begin, let’s clear the air. I love coaching. I’m a certified professional coach. So, this article isn’t intended to belittle or take the spark out of life coaching. The purpose is to show you a little more grey and a lot more transparency.
Life coach Tony Robbins was recently interviewed by SUCCESS magazine to share insights on how to achieve the extraordinary. Robbins suggests that, “The No. 1 thing people need is a ‘compelling future, something to look forward to that excites you,’ he says. ‘Something that will get you up early and keep you up late… It doesn’t take 10 years to have a breakthrough—it’s a moment…’”
Twitter is a great resource for entrepreneurs – instantly connecting you to the people, news, events and inspiration you care about. But the microblogging platform, while known for its growth, is also muddled with a lot of noise. So, we’re cutting through the twitosphere clutter to reveal a few of our favorite curators, thought leaders, and conversation starters.
American Express OPEN and Womenable, a research, program and policy development consultancy whose mission is to improve the environment for women-owned enterprises worldwide, recently released its fourth annual report—an investigation into the state of women-owned businesses in the United States.
It’s no secret. Access to high quality, budget-friendly online business tools that simplify standard business operations and make life easier are in high demand. So, we asked entrepreneurs which business tools they can’t live without.
Whether you’ve been doing your own books or you’ve hired a part-time bookkeeper to work with your company, you know just how problematic accounting can be. Technology is the answer. In fact, it’s playing a larger and larger role in how small businesses keep their books and its impact has been nothing less than liberating.
Being your own boss, running your own business, earning a lot of money sounds like heaven on earth, right? It is! But there is a lot of hard work that goes on behind-the-scenes. Starting a business is not child’s play; you need to physically, psychologically and economically prepare before you jump.
Successful entrepreneurs possess key characteristics — one of them is mental strength. Mental mastery takes time and commitment – it’s more than reciting affirmations and wishing that one day you’ll have what it takes.
Which online tools and apps help entrepreneurs work smarter and support high growth goals? Here’s a look at twenty five online tools and apps we simply can’t get enough of…
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