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Do You Know Your Rights If You Are Arrested?

PicBeing arrested is not the kind of thing that anyone wants to experience. Yet, it can happen to anyone at any time. Even if you are innocent, you might one day find yourself being arrested for something you didn’t do, or because of a misunderstanding. Such an incident is ...

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My friend, designer Ayse Birsel, recently taught me an incredibly powerful way to be more successful. Of course, as you know success is defined by the person who wants to achieve it. Success could be a new job, a better relationship with your spouse, a great school for your kids, ...

7 Tips For A Highly Effective Elevator Pitch

If you’re a business owner, you should be ready to deliver your company’s elevator pitch at a moment’s notice but can it ever be counter-productive? The problem is that too often, an elevator pitch feels more like a windup into a long monologue with detailed descriptions of ...

Business Ideas and Careers for Social Butterflies

If you’re a social butterfly, you’re a person who loves socializing and being around as many other people as possible. And there are plenty of business opportunities out there for people with that type of personality. Here are 50 of them. Business Ideas and Careers for Social Butterflies Event ...

Riot’s Open Source Collaboration Software Vision

Riot, a secure messaging environment that brings online collaboration into one workspace, recently announced its official launch following a successful beta test. Built around group chatrooms, Riot lets users share messages, images, videos and files, and interact with various tools and platforms under one roof. It provides a single identity ...

Green Business Ideas

If you’re an environmentalist and an entrepreneur, there are plenty of ways you can combine those two passions into a successful environmentally conscious business. There are even some green business opportunities out there that can allow you to offer eco-friendly products and services to your customers. Here are 50 green ...

Why Hiring Non-Academics To Teach Entrepreneurship Is A Bad Idea

These days, hiring non-academic instructors to teach entrepreneurship in graduate and undergraduate programs is a common strategy of university deans. When research faculty fail to get tenure or retire, they are often replaced with people who don’t, and can’t, do research. This is a big strategic mistake. It ...

50 Small Business Ideas For The Faith Based Economy

Religion is big business. In fact, a recent report suggests that the faith based economy brings in about $1.2 trillion a year. An industry this large, of course, has plenty of room for growth. Here are some business ideas for entrepreneurs seeking to get into the faith based economy. Faith Based ...

The Single Biggest Mistake I've Seen Women Make At Work

Over my years in business, I’ve worked with a lot of women, I’ve managed a lot of women, I’ve promoted a lot of women, I am a woman. And the biggest mistake that I’ve seen women – and particularly younger women – make at work is…….. They kinda ...

Small Business Ideas for Creative Entrepreneurs

If you consider yourself to be creative, then you’ve already got one of the essential traits of a successful entrepreneur. But you can use your creativity for more than just building a business plan and solving unique problems. You can actually build a business that’s fully centered around ...

Entrepreneur Education Based on How-To Can Quickly Become Obsolete

A couple of weeks ago, I started teaching my fall semester entrepreneurship classes. Even though this is my 26th year teaching the topic, I was confronted once again with the question of what to teach. For me, this isn’t the oft mentioned debate of whether entrepreneurship can be taught ...

The Cost Of Mental Clutter

Emotional dead weight, wasteful thinking, mental clutter. We’re all guilty of it. The investment gone bad. The boss that criticized you. The relative who didn’t invite you to the party. The big business that ripped off your idea. You know what it’s like: something happens, it hurts, ...