Strategies to boost donations at crowdfunding sites

Computer scientists have shown how crowdfunding websites can use data science to boost cash value of donations. Their research confirms, among other...

Giving it 200 percent: Marketing your product

A common mistake people make is that they’ll spend 500 hours creating a product and then 20 hours promoting it. Then they wonder why no one is buying.

Frictionless work: How to clear your life of non-essential tasks

How much of your day is spent doing administrative tasks, and not creating or doing other important work?

8 traits of successful entrepreneurs: Do you have what it takes?

Starting a business is a lot of work. Anyone who tells you it’s not is either lying or has never actually started one themselves.

Red? Blue? Yellow? How logo color affects feelings about your brand

A researcher has found that the specific colors used in a company’s logo have a significant impact on how that logo, and the brand as a whole, is viewed by consumers.

The simplest way to clear out your email inbox

Following this method, you can process your inbox in less than 5 minutes if you’re quick.

Limited liability company operating agreements

Here are the basics every LLC owner should know about operating agreements.

How to make your beliefs work for you

None of us make decisions based on reality itself. We make decisions based on our beliefs about reality.

It looks like success really does breed success

For decades, it has been observed that similar people experience divergent success trajectories, with some repeatedly succeeding and others repeatedly failing.

It’s the hard stuff that usually matters most

Some lessons that apply equally to getting buff and to building your business

6 tips for better business negotiations

Negotiation, like networking, is one of life’s necessities that you either love or hate. But if it’s the latter, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Having – and growing – confidence in your business

The urgent desire for a successful business — and the fear of losing business — drives many a good person to do sleazy things.

Chief Everything Officer no more! 6 options to staff your growing business

Being the Chief Everything Officer is okay for some, but if you’ve got plans for growth or simply need an extra pair of hands, what are the best staffing options for your business?

How to make Facebook work for your business

Does your small business maintain a Facebook page? Are you thinking about venturing into social media with a presence on this ever-growing social network?

The 3 do-what-you-love conundrums

I make a living doing what I love, and doing what you love for a living is fantastic.

Success isn’t a competition: How boosting others can help you in the long run

How does someone else’s success mean anything bad for you?

Business is a social game

If you want to be an effective entrepreneur, you should have at least 10 good friends who are already successful entrepreneurs. Few entrepreneurs succeed in isolation, because, business is a social game.

The basics of creating a marketing plan

We all know marketing is key to small business survival and success, but it can be overwhelming to know what to do to be an effective marketer.

Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project on taking the plunge

Gretchen Rubin is a published author who wrote ‘The Happiness Project’ — a memoir about how test-driving every principle, tip, theory, and scientific study she could find — whether from Aristotle or St Therese or Martin Seligman or Oprah.

How to set and negotiate freelance business rates

Thinking of going it alone? Becoming a freelancer is an attractive option for many professionals, but can you make it work for you?