The Playbook

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

A Lesson From Steve Jobs on Commanding Respect

Photographer Doug Menuez learned a lot about projecting confidence from his time working with strong-willed genius Steve Jobs.

How to Be Smart About Cash Flow

PackIt co-founder Melissa Kieling explains how she conquered the difficult early days of her business.

Know Your Exit Strategy From Day One

Basil Peters, CEO of Strategic Exits Corp., explains why entrepreneurs should choose between the three main exit strategies early on.

Don't Be the Leader Who Cried "Data Driven"

Jourdan Urbach, co-founder of micro-video sharing app Ocho, explains the danger of saying that your gut decisions are based on data when you've cherry-picked the facts.

Marcus Lemonis: 3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Running a Family Business

Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World, gives three essential rules for all family business owners.

Forget Friends: You're 58% More Likely to Get a Job Through Weaker Ties

Adam Grant, author of Give and Take, explains why weaker dormant relationships are more likely to help you find new opportunities.

How to Lead Confidently Without a Harvard MBA (Or Even a College Degree)

PackIt co-founder Melissa Kieling explains how she's overcome feelings of intimidation and learned to embrace her own skills.

How to Get Mark Cuban to Invest In Your Business

Jourdan Urbach, co-founder of video-sharing app Ocho, explains the strategy behind his successful pitch to Mark Cuban.

Why Women Make Better Business Leaders

Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World, describes why he prefers working with women leaders and how they're increasingly getting ahead.

The Secret to Winning Long-term Customers

John Warrillow, author of The Automatic Customer, explains how to keep subscribers committed to your offering.

Why Every Company Can Benefit From a Subscription Model

John Warrillow, author of The Automatic Customer, describes ways your business can operate more efficiently with a subscription model, no matter what industry you're in.

The Most Effective Strategy for Getting Paid on Time

Jim Secord, CEO of accounting software company Kashoo, offers his best tips on preventing overdue receivables.

Why This Is a 'Golden Era' for Entrepreneurs

Basil Peters, CEO of Strategic Exits, says now is the time for entrepreneurs to take advantage of the market and sell their companies for big bucks.

Why Your People Are Your Most Important Asset

Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's The Profit, explains why people are the cornerstone of a successful businesses (and what you can do about it).

How to Avoid an IRS Audit

Jim Secord, CEO of Kashoo, a cloud-based accounting software company, explains why IRS audits won't go away, and how you can avoid one.

How to Compete With Free

Jesse Lipson, founder of Sharefile file storage, explains how he differentiates from large competitors like Google that offer a similar product for free.

'Venture Capitalists Don't Care About Your Age'

Ben Huh, founder of The Cheezburger Network of web sites, explains why, in his mid-30s, he is at an optimal time in his life to be an entrepreneur.

Why You Should Not Sell Your Company to Your Daughter or Son

Basil Peters, CEO of Exit Strategies Corp., says selling your business to your children is a form of "child abuse."

Why an IPO Should Probably Not Be Your Exit Strategy

Basil Peters, CEO of Exit Strategies Corp., demystifies the initial public offering and why it may not be your best option.

How to Ensure a Smooth Transition for Your Customers When Leadership Changes

Jessica Johnson, president of security agency Johnson Security Bureau, explains how to make a seamless transition for your clients when leadership changes at your company.

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