6 Questions You Must Ask as a Business Person

Small business owners generally experience many highs and lows. Do you have what it takes to succeed? Your answers to the six questions below can help determine your chances for business success.

“You’re Just Getting Started”

Use your own experiences to build upon and benefit others. People want to be around you, be part of your efforts and energy; whether in private business, public service, or charitable work. It will catapult you to even bigger and better things down the road.

Are You Suffocating from Ambition?

Uncertainty is important, but what it really boils down to is a reduction in the amount of control you feel you need to possess. In other words, if you concentrate on your expertise and the various other things that are crucially important to you (your core values), everything else will come together.

Favorite Parts of Doing Business: Tales from a Drop-Shipper

Anthony Buonocore is the owner of Westway Electric Supply, a distributor of over 250,000 electrical supplies in a Philadelphia suburb, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Tony has had to become a lean, mean, efficient machine and maintain a positive attitude. When this young entrepreneur was asked about his favorite parts of doing business, here is what he had to say.

A Common Sense LEAP to Success

We all have great visions at the beginning of a new year and then LIFE gets in the way. Perhaps mid-year is a great time to LEAP forward with a rekindled excitement about success strategies for YOUR business.

Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

A trained social psychologist, Cuddy studies the dynamics of power and judgment in human communication. Body language influences how we perceive others, although we might not realize how dramatically it affects us.

Create the Work-Life Balance That’s Right for You

As a time coach, I talk to people who want to live a more balanced life on a daily basis—including startup founders. It can be a struggle, but my real-world experience has uncovered that founders can achieve work-life balance IF all five of the following conditions are met.

The Best and Worst Traits of an Entrepreneur: Which Do You Have?

You may be an ambitious and energetic person planning to start on your own. But ambition and energy alone aren't sufficient to take you to the next level. I have met, observed, and studied several entrepreneurs. I have found that they possess some specific traits that played a key role in the eventual success or failure of their businesses.

VIDEO: Why There’s No Map for Starting a Business

Some people insist that good planning is the key to reaching any worthwhile goal (like starting a business). Here's why they may be wrong.

5 Advantages of Forgoing an MBA

Where you choose to learn is one of the most important decisions you'll make in your career. The choice between attending graduate school and working in the real world is in fact the choice between two different models of education—and two very different outcomes.

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