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To Forgive Is Divine and Very Good For Us Too

Recently, I was lucky enough to see the mega-smash Broadway musical Hamilton, the powerful tale of Alexander Hamilton’s short and controversial life. As one of the largest musical theater geeks of all time, excitement I felt for this absolutely cannot be overstated — and in case you’re wondering, it really is that good. I found one moment in the show especially compelling. As a historical reminder, after the ...

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The Power in the "Ask"

As a black woman, I have been accustom to NOT asking for help. “Don’t worry about it. I’ve got it,” is typical language for a woman of color, especially in America. This country was built on the backs of brown girls whether we were in the house caring for the maidens (a la Gone with the Wind) or whether we ...

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Don’t Have Money? 17 Entrepreneurs Who Bootstrapped Their Startup from Nothing

Think you can’t start a successful business without huge rounds of funding? Think again. There have been plenty of hugely successful entrepreneurs through the years who bootstrapped their startups from nothing. Here are some of the most successful entrepreneurs who bootstrapped their businesses. Entrepreneurs Who Bootstrapped Include … Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak The story of Steve Jobs and Steve ...

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Funding Your Small Business: 4 Ways The New Crowdfunding Rules May Ultimately Affect You

Crowdfunding is nothing new when it comes to raising needed funds for small businesses, new products, nonprofits or even personal needs for individuals. The basic premise is that many people offer up smaller sums of money to help you reach whatever goal you’re raising the funds for. You use your social media network as your “crowd” to help raise the ...

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How a Near-Death Mountain Climb Launched One of the Adventure World's Best-Known Brands

This story first appeared in the March issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Brothers Danny and Mike Giovale are both experienced mountain climbers and had no problems on the way up an intense climb in the rigorous Italian Dolomites. But on the way down, Danny slipped in a steep, snow-filled gully. “I couldn’t stop,” he ...

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Leaked Document Claims Ads Coming to Facebook Messenger App

Facebook could be soon turning its Messenger app into a marketing platform. Facebook Messenger ads in the form of messages may be coming to Facebook’s messenger app as early as the second quarter of 2016. The report, published by TechCrunch referred to leaked documents suggesting Facebook is indeed making Messenger ad-ready allowing businesses to send out ads as messages to ...

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At Cloud Tipping Point: How SaaS Is Becoming The Status Quo

By Nick Heath This article originally appeared on ZDNet, a site dedicated to delivering 24/7 news coverage and analysis on the trends, technologies and opportunities that matter to IT professionals and decision makers. Firms are choosing SaaS to serve core business needs, rather than just using it to augment existing on-premise software. After years of building popularity, software-as-a-service (SaaS) is ...

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Branden Hampton's 7 Tips for Getting More Instagram Followers

“I’m Branden and I have millions of followers. I caught on to the social media game early. Now it’s what I live and breathe,” Branden Hampton writes on his site. Related: How We Doubled Our Instagram Followers in Less Than 8 Hours Hampton is no stranger to the strategies that work for attracting lots and lots followers or creating an engaging audience on social media. In ...

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Stop The Energy Drain: Find Your Traps And Banish Them

By Joseph Cardillo This article originally appeared in Tips on Life & Love from Simon & Schuster. Do you start the day in a good mood, only to have it slink into darkness by 11 a.m.? You may have “energy traps,” patterns you’ve developed that increase the amount of stress and negativity in your life. Learn how to identify and ...

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5 Ways to Inspire Creativity in Your Employees

Creativity isn’t important just for artists and musicians, nor is it a superfluous “add-on” quality that’s nice to have in a workforce. If you want your employees to be a team of fearsome, productive, insightful players for your brand, you need every member to be at his or her creative peak. Related: 5 Ways Creativity Leads to Productivity Creativity after all ...

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