No risk, no reward: 3 top TED talks on how to take more risks

The greatest opportunities in life come from taking risks. Not all risks will pay off yet allowing fear to keep you in your comfort zone rather than embracing risk as an opportunity to succeed means you're probably sabotaging your best chances of success. Here, Amy Vetter shares three TED talks that explore risk taking and how celebrating failure, accepting rejection, and gaining the confidence to take on bigger and bolder risks will help you "seize opportunities when they arise and perhaps...
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The best investment you can make RIGHT now


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6 reasons your business needs a blog


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Motivation and discipline


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30 must read articles on brand management

Branding is one of the most important aspects of any business. A well-defined and executed brand strategy allows you to create the unique character and culture that permeate every aspect of your business and allows your customers to know what they can expect from your company. Over the years, Branding Strategy Insider has shared "thousands of thought pieces on the most important concepts in brand management." Here, Derrick Daye looks back on some of the most read articles of 2018 to help you com...
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The 2-day goal setting process that will make 2019 your best year yet

While many business leaders prefer to set aside time towards the end of the year to plan for the next, it's not too late to put together your annual plan for 2019. What's important isn't when you do your planning; it's how you do it that matters, says business coach Bruce Eckfeldt. It's important to remember that annual strategic planning is a decision making process that's less about setting numerical targets and more about "making tough but important choices," says Eckfeldt. Her...
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How conscious investors can turn up the heat


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11 painful moments CEOs and founders thought their business was sunk — and how they turned it around

Knowing when accepting failure is the better option and when to keep fighting is a dilemma most entrepreneurs face at least once. Making the decision to close the doors on a business you're passionate about is a tough call to make. And usually, the longer you delay the greater the risk of digging yourself deeper into a financial hole. Yet sometimes all it takes a flash of inspiration or a lucky break to pull the business back from the brink. Here, Shana Lebowitz shares how some of the most succe...
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7 business lessons from famous entrepreneurial families

Many challenges come with starting a new business and advice from experienced entrepreneurs is always a great tool to help stay motivated. From small shops starting out to industry giants, there is always something new to learn from the trials and tribulations businesses face, especially when working with family! Business icons such as Ralph Lauren and Sam Walton are just a few of the driven leaders of powerful families Fundera featured on their recent infographic highlighting business lessons f...
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Presentation skills every business owner should have

  As an entrepreneur or small business owner, strong presentation skills are vital for the success of your company. An effective, engaging presentation helps you connect with investors, clients or potential business partners and creates valuable opportunities for growth. A bad presentation, on the other hand, can damage your credibility, leave your audience confused and disinterested, and cost the business time, money and wasted opportunities. In this article, Katharine Paljug shares J...
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