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Lonely Planet wants to make your travels...

Lonely Planet wants to make your travels first class

03/10/17 09:57AM

Lonely Planet is a name that travelers trust. The iconic brand was in danger of being left in the dust when websites and apps started taking the place of guidebooks. The company’s CEO tells us how the travel company avoided going extinct by changing to keep up with the times. watch

5 ways to stay connected when you’re...

5 ways to stay connected when you’re always traveling

03/10/17 09:57AM

If you’re an entrepreneur living out of a suitcase, it’s easier than ever to work from any location around the globe. Here are five ways to be productive whether you’re traveling for work or being a digital nomad courtesy of Fast Company. watch

Top tip: Have fun in the workplace

Top tip: Have fun in the workplace

03/10/17 09:57AM

Steve Strauss, senior small business columnist at USA Today, explains why a boring workplace will get you nowhere. Employers need to make sure their employees are having some fun. watch

How small vendors deal with cash flow...

How small vendors deal with cash flow problems

03/03/17 11:46AM

Many small and medium-sized vendors have complained that since the recession of 2008 they’ve been forced to accept extended terms of payment from what was once the industry standard of 30 days to 60, 90, 120 days or more. At the same time, these companies are not able to extend their own terms of payment for labor, rent, supplies, shipping,... watch

Top tip: Hire a versatile staff

Top tip: Hire a versatile staff

03/03/17 11:43AM

Lauren Maillian, the founder and CEO of the LMB Group, says you must hire a well-rounded staff that challenges and complements the abilities of all of the players on your team. watch

The right time for a new idea

The right time for a new idea

03/03/17 11:43AM

If you have a new concept for expanding your business, how do you decide what to launch and what to keep on the back burner? Let’s ask the expert. Thomas Koulopoulos is the founder and CEO of Delphi Group. watch

From nobody to somebody: Build brand...

From nobody to somebody: Build brand authority

03/03/17 11:43AM

You can grow your customer base and increase your brand awareness by becoming an expert in your field. So, how do you go from being a nobody to a somebody? Here are five ways to build your brand authority when you’re getting started from Foundr magazine. watch

Elevator pitch: Pedestal Footwear

Elevator pitch: Pedestal Footwear

03/03/17 11:43AM

A key component to any workout is good training apparel. What you wear on your feet is crucial to avoiding any injuries. Our elevator pitchers think they have a solution. Let’s find out if our panelists think Pedestal Footwear is pitch perfect. watch

4 ways to successfully franchise your...

4 ways to successfully franchise your business

03/03/17 11:43AM

If you’re thinking about franchising, you need to think about what it really involves. Not only are going to have to get new customers, you need to recruit franchisees as well. Tariq Farid, the founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements, tells us what it’s like to make the transition to the franchise model. watch

How do small businesses survive being paid...

How do small businesses survive being paid later?

03/03/17 11:43AM

Many of the largest corporations are changing the rules about how fast they pay their bills. If you’re a small business with big clients, you’ll have no choice but to wait to get paid. We meet two business owners who have had it with these strong-arm tactics and they tell us how they’ve dealt with this problem. watch

5 Ways To Attract Millennial Customers

5 Ways To Attract Millennial Customers

02/24/17 09:44AM

Millennials grew up in an electronics-filled and increased online social-network world. So how can you take advantage of that? Millennial Marketing Strategist, Chelsea Krost explains the key factors needed to sell to this coveted generation of customers. watch

Kickstarter is disrupting the way funders...

Kickstarter is disrupting the way funders connect with...

02/24/17 09:44AM

Kickstarter is a company that’s taken off since its start in 2009. It’s raised nearly $3 billion in pledges for products and creative projects. Kickstarter Co-founder & CEO Yancey Strickler tell us how they became the pre-eminent crowdfunding platform. watch

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