Top 5 Ways to Outsmart Yourself in Business


You’re smart. In fact, you’re smarter than average. Friends (and sometimes strangers) turn to you for advice. Everybody says you’re as good or better than others in your field who are have more clients, charge more for their work, and get more attention…

6 Reality Checks for Building the Possible Dream

It takes a dream to build a business. But turning your dream into reality? That takes reality testing. Here are six reality checks to keep you on track.

From Corporate To Sweet Spot: A Rising Star's Lessons Learned

Andrea Kennedy

After 8 years in marketing, and working as a marketing manager with a $2 million budget, Andrea Kennedy realized that there was very little true understanding of the customer going on, or care for the user experience…

The Dirty Little Secret of Entrepreneurship

The dirty little secret that keeps many from entering the world of entrepreneurship or what sends them back running looking for a “job” is this. “There’s no one else to blame for their failures or success but themselves.”

Be Yourself: Anything Else is a Waste Of Time


If you’re looking at working for yourself, the decision to be yourself is just as important as financial backing or a mission statement.

Startups: Be the Polymath, But Keep It to Yourself


You are not your ideas — the brilliance of the execution then dictates and multiplies the value of the initial idea. All in all, this is where the magic happens — it’s a lot of work.

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2012

In early January, it’s always fun to see what the “experts” are predicting for the year ahead. See if you agree with this list of upcoming trends.