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3 Ways Cities Can Help Startups Succeed

Eventbrite co-founder Julia Hartz lists the most important ways a city can nurture its startups and create environments ripe for innovation.

How to Build a Business That Will Outlast You

Predictable Success CEO Les McKeown explains how institutionalizing your vision within your company will ensure your values stand the test of time.

3 Finance Fundamentals You Need to Know

Arrowsight founder Adam Aronson recalls how his previous background in finance helped him make key decisions that saved his company.

What to Do When You're No Longer the Only Shareholder

The Sellability Score founder John Warrillow outlines the options you have when you're no longer the only decision-maker. Plus, one contract clause to keep your eye on.

Bootstrapping? Bert Jacobs Says Focus Efforts in 1 Area

Life is Good co-founder Bert Jacobs explains how he partnered with suppliers rather than go straight to venture capitalists.

To Start a Business, You Need Some Blind Naivete and Overwhelming Self-Confidence

Serial entrepreneur Sarah Prevette describes the courage it takes to start a business--and possibly see it fail.

Bert Jacobs: Staying Simple Is a Superpower

Life is Good CEO Bert Jacobs explains that the best business concepts are so simple, even a three-year-old can understand them.

You Don't Always Have to Take an Advisor's Advice

Zady co-founder Soraya Darabi explains how you need to rely on your own instincts in order to achieve success.

Julia Hartz: How I Hire 'Make-It-Happen' Employees

Eventbrite co-founder Julia Hartz identifies the key attribute she seeks when hiring disparate employees.

How to be Operationally Resilient

Happiness at Work author Srikumar Rao believes entrepreneurs often mistakenly believe work is life, instead of understanding it as a tool for living the best life.

Why You Need to Make Your Company Sellable Even If You Don't Plan to Sell

Sellability Score founder John Warrillow explains why being prepared to sell is the best insurance policy for unexpected circumstances.

Les McKeown: Why Heroic Leadership is Not Scalable

Heroic leadership may have led a few companies to success, but what happens when your leader leaves? Predictable Success CEO Les McKeown explains how teams can be prepared.

3 Extraordinary Qualities of All Great Leaders

Happiness at Work author Srikumar Rao describes three characteristics every great leader has.

Mark Cuban: Give People a Reason to Listen to What You Have to Say

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban explains how to make the media work in your favor.

Bring This Data When You Pitch a National Retailer

Blue Avocado co-founder Amy George offers insight into metrics national retailers are looking to see in a pitch meeting.

Joy Chen: How to Coach Employees

Yes To CEO Joy Chen shares a couple of techniques she uses to guide her team members toward success.

Amy Jo Martin: 1 Key Step for Humanizing Your Brand

Digital Royalty founder Amy Jo Martin describes a major step you don't want to miss when cultivating your brand image.

Morgen Newman: 3 Benefits to Launching in 30 Days

MixedMade co-founder Morgen Newman decided to start a company in 30 days. Here are 3 ways it helped him get started on the right foot.

Sarah Prevette: Why You're the Biggest Barrier to Your Success

BrandProject co-founder Sarah Prevette says ego is a major barrier to success when launching a new business.

Bert Jacobs: How to Identify Passionate Potential Employees

Life Is Good CEO Bert Jacobs reveals the most effective interview questions he uses to select ideal candidates for his company.

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