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Are Younger Americans Losing Interest in Entrepreneurship?

By Scott Shane “Recent studies suggest that young Americans are less interested in entrepreneurship than their parents’ generation was 25 years ago. While no one really knows why, some data suggest declining risk tolerance could be part of the explanation.” To read the full article click here: http://smallbiztrends.com/2015/02/younger-americans-losing-interest-entrepreneurship.html...

Five Lies Business Owners Tell Themselves

By Jim Blasingame  “Small business owners know all about being lonely at the top. Even though being atop a small business isn’t very high in the greater marketplace, no Fortune 500 CEO can move the loneliness needle as far as an entrepreneur can. But small business loneliness is a self-imposed exile that we don’t have to accept as the truth.” To learn more click...

Selling services? Think price not wages

By Jim Blasingame “Millions of small businesses sell personal services like consulting, website development, or janitorial services, instead of something tangible like a computer or a kumquat. Unfortunately, pricing a service is not as intuitive as a tangible product. Consequently, service businesses too often don’t charge enough to sustain themselves profitably. Recently I received a question from one of these owners about how to price the services of their new cleaning business. Perhaps my answer to them will help you.” To read his answer click...

How Successful People Stay Productive and In Control

By Travis Bradberry “TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-control—a skill that unleashes massive productivity by keeping you focused and on track. Unfortunately, self-control is a difficult skill to rely on. Self-control is so fleeting for most people that when Martin Seligman and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania surveyed two million people and asked them to rank order their strengths in 24 different skills, self-control ended up in the very bottom slot.” To read this full article click here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2015/01/20/how-successful-people-stay-productive-and-in-control/                ...

Inspire Wellness in Your Workplace, and Watch Productivity Soar

By Susan Steinbrecher  “The missing piece or “hidden gold” of truly effective leadership lies in self-care, lifestyle and personal health.” To read this full article and to learn about how to inspire wellness in your workplace click here: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235160...

Empower Clients to Use Technology to Drive Business Growth

 BY MICHAEL GIOJA “The evolution of technology has changed the way businesses operate. While this reality has at times led to a more competitive work environment for accountants, it also provides an opportunity for accountants to enhance their role as a trusted advisor and focus on helping their clients grow their business.” To find out more click...

Small Business Transactions Signal Improving Economy

BY ROGER RUSSELL “The number of purchases and sales of small businesses, at an all-time high in 2013, grew even more during 2014. In addition to further showing signs of a reviving economy, this is good news for baby boomer business owners who want to retire, and for entrepreneurs who want to own their own business.” To find out more click...

15 Traits of Successful People

By Aubrielle Billig   “What traits help set successful people apart? What makes Steve Jobs or Warren Buffett different from anyone else? Small business owners and entrepreneurs realize success isn’t just luck. Here are some traits of successful people to help you catch a bit of that magic for yourself.” To find out more, click...

3 Potent Secrets to Innovation

By Daniel Burrus  “I have always maintained that seeing the future is less a matter of imagination, and more one of observation. Being able to gain powerful insights into the game-changing developments that will disrupt your business is an essential skill to success. And today I want to discuss three powerful principles that drive my work, which I’ve seen implemented to great effect in a vast array of domains, both public and private.” To learn more click here:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-burrus/3-potent-secrets-to-innov_b_6430968.html          ...