It's tough to get a small business loan, but not impossible. Check out six ways to improve your chances next time. Having a bank turn you down for a loan really sucks, I can tell you from experience. It's humiliating, causing you to doubt your own worth and want to huddle in your bedroom, with the shades down. Show More Summary
Retailers can expect a jaw-dropping $68.9 billion in sales over the holiday period as consumers spend up big on holiday gifts for family friends, according to new research from IBISWorld. But as one of the busiest periods of the year fast approaches, what are you doing to maximize the holiday shopping rush for your business? [...]Show More Summary
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. People everywhere are remembering the importance of giving back to the community and volunteering to help those in need. While there are many, many reasons to volunteer your time to charitable...Show More Summary
What to do when jumping for joy isn't an option.
Some of recruiting’s so-called “best practises” are just plain hogwash. Here are six in particular to stay away from.
Last week, I sat down in New York City with model-turned-rodeo queen Darcy LaPier, star of the new hit A&E reality series “Rodeo Girls.” Darcy has had an incredible career as a model, businesswoman, and now professional barrel racer....Show More Summary
If we want different answers in our life, we need to learn how to ask different questions. I’ve been playing with variations of this idea for the last month. Much has happened to me in 2013. Actually, it might be more accurate to say that much as happened in me in 2013. Far too much […]
When I was in college, I could get delicious food delivered for really cheap. It wasn’t usually all that healthy, but it always hit the spot. Now that I live in Chicago, I can barely get a good non-deep dish pizza delivered for under $30 (a decent Chinese meal ends up over $60 for two […]
Nelson Mandela was a leader from a prior age, a man shaped at a time when leadership stood for things we no longer expect from those who call themselves leaders, things like bravery, honesty and integrity. Well, it's been pretty much wall-to-wall Mandela this week, as it should be. Show More Summary
Because most executives don't transition to new roles as well as you'd think.
(Photo: photosteve101) “Put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.” - Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will […]
Jony Ive and his elite design team at Apple are coffee snobs. And rightfully so. Coffee is the fuel that drives their brainstorming sessions, which are arguably the most important meetings in the design department. These sessions are where Apple has birthed some of the greatest products of all-time: the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone, and […]
The big night has come: the premiere of The Tim Ferriss Experiment! Starting now (3pm PT, 6pm ET) and ending around 8pm PT/11pm ET on December 1st, I’ll be doing everything possible to get #TFX to trend high on Twitter. If you’re seeing this the day after, it’s still important! This is a new critical […]
One blog comment, one chance to win. Join in before Sunday night, ok? My friend and fellow job search expert blogger Joshua Waldman recently published the 2nd edition of his book Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies, and we're...Show More Summary
A Mental Floss t-shirt.
516,000 square feet, 10,000 women, 1 message: The Power of Us. On Thursday, December 5, 2013, I had the honor of attending the 9th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women held at the Boston Convention Center. The event brings together...Show More Summary
The gravitational force of silos and the status quo will always be formidable.
Being accused of something illegal or immoral at work is scary–especially if you’re innocent, but probably even more so if you’re guilty. Regardless of whether or not you actually did what you’re being accused of, whether it’s slipping...Show More Summary
Doing nothing is socially unacceptable. That's why we're so afraid of it.
Lots of people are part-time retail workers only because they can’t find full-time work in their fields. (Thanks, recession!) And now even part-time retail workers are getting shafted by becoming “on-call” workers, who come and go at...Show More Summary