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You have a good idea, but how do you make it a reality? When you’re watching other people play Scrabble, it’s easy to see ample opportunities to place tiles and score more points. But, when you’re actually in the game yourself, it can be harder. This is exactly what happens to new entrepreneurs. Often, they have many business ideas but lack the capacity to understand the risks,…

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Ever compared yourself, as an entrepreneur, to the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortés? Maybe you should start. In my work as an executive coach, and in the sales training I do, I encourage clients to play Texas Hold ‘Em poker. I do this for one simple reason: The game is more about reading people than reading cards. You read people and bet on yourself. Sounds a lot like entrepreneurship, doesn’t it? The most…

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Join us for tips from Ketan Makwana, Dr. Karen Osburn and Ryan Mickler to help on your journey to self-discovery. It’s time to decide what it is you really want and go after it. Entrepreneurs have many roadblocks that will surface on the road to success, and their overall victory depends on their tenacity to carry on. In the top of the hour, Ketan Makwana…

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Reddit? Outbrain? Taboola? Have you considered these yet? It seems like these days everyone is running  Google AdWords and Facebook Ads campaigns. Those networks are great at producing results, but they aren’t the only good digital ad networks available. Below are three other types of ads also highly effective for many companies. If you aren’t already using these platforms to increase brand awareness and sales,…

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  As the San Francisco reporter for The Next Web, I attend a lot of events. Sometimes multiple events in a single day. From keynotes, to fireside chats, to demo days, to roundtables about apps and market penetration, they all want the press to be there covering the onstage antics. But, not all events are created equal. While some make coverage a relatively painless process,…

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Converting window shoppers into buyers is just a matter of psychology. The lifeblood of any business, at the heart of success in any endeavor, is the existence of a compelling and irresistible offer. Whatever it is that you decide to peddle, whether it’s a product, service or information, the better you are at crafting the offer around it, the more likely you’ll be to succeed….

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A new study looks at exactly what employees think about their supervisors and what they would want to change about their jobs. We’ve all had bad bosses — uncommunicative, unpredictable, fear-inspiring people who can make employee morale in even the most productive workplaces dip to new, impressive lows. If you find yourself complaining about your supervisor’s leadership style, you’re far from alone, according to a…

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Creating a network of smart, ambitious people to share knowledge with is one of the best things you can do for your business. This is why Mastercard, for example, recently brought dozens of industry leaders together in Sri Lanka to explore better ways of mitigating the risk that digital security issues have posed. By sharing lessons learned with its private sector and governmental partners, Mastercard aimed…

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The TV personality may want to rethink his leadership style. If you think your boss is tough, be happy you don’t work for television personality Steve Harvey. Harvey — who stars in the upbeat daytime talk show full of jokes and relationship advice The Steve Harvey Show — is known for his silly, out-there personality. However, what’s on the screen is definitely not what you…

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In the last few years, there has been a consistent growing of the app market. Usage and downloads of the apps have increased tremendously. The smart phone industry is still witnessing a growth and developers are looking at more app monetization strategies. What complements it is the fact that most people use mobile apps – most of these apps are free of cost and easy…

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