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Learn by doing -- or from those who have done it before.

Go-To Personal-Finance Strategy for Entrepreneurs

Elle Kaplan, CEO of LexION Capital Management, explains how risk-taking entrepreneurs ought to approach their personal portfolios.

Marc Ecko: 'Success Is Merely the Hangover of Failure'

The founder of Marc Eckō Enterprises explains how you can achieve real success through incremental failure.

7 Secrets to Growing Your Business on Social Media

Brandi Temple, founder of Lolly Wolly Doodle, explains exactly how she achieved massive success selling kids clothes on social media.

Why You Should Invest in Customer Sophistication

Dashfire co-founder Rick Desai explains how he helped the founders of Matchist pivot their business offering.

Why You Should Pivot if Your Business Isn't Working

Matchist co-founder Tim Jahn describes how he constantly evolves his business.

How to Launch an Online Marketplace From Scratch

Stella Fayman explains her epiphany when she launched Matchist, her site that matches developers and startups.

How Big Data Will Shape the Internet

‎Porch co-founder Matt Ehrlichman says going-forward consumers will expect tailored web experiences.

The Right Way to Hire Millennials: 3 Tips

HireVue founder Mark Newman explains how you can use generational differences to your advantage.

The Secret to Influencing People? Attitude

Ping Fu, the founder of Geomagic, learned an important lesson from her Middle School-age daughter.

3 Ways to Really Reward Your Employees

Human resources expert Chester Elton explains exactly how to create the company culture you want.

Why You Should Wait for the Right VC

Matt Ehrlichman, CEO and co-founder of, explains how timing is everything when you're building a company.

Follow Your Customer's Lead

Stellaservice CEO Jordy Leiser reveals a key tactic for your customer service arsenal.

The Way to Get the Best From Your Engineers

How Geomagic founder Ping Fu calibrates the resources her engineers are given for optimal performance.

If You Want Progress Create an Uncomfortable Environment

Dr. Brené Brown outlines how leaders can normalize discomfort and get the most out of their teams.

Why Retail Entrepreneur Mayra Jimenez Decided Not to Have Children

The Orchid Boutique owner and co-founder speaks out about her decision to lean in at work.

Let Dogs Hire Your Management Team

Here's how animal instincts can help you hire the best people for your company.

Unexpected Secret to Quality, Restorative Sleep

Nutritionist Barbara Mendez explains how you can get the kind of rest you need.

How to Keep Your Team Meetings on Task

Use this tactic to bring focus and balance to your meetings with three or more members.

Exactly How to Structure Your Emergency Fund

You should follow this simple rule to keep you and your family safe.

Prepare For Your IPO From Day 1

You should bake transparency into your company culture. Here's why.

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