5 Signs You’re Not Managing Your Business Cash Flow

Matthew Gillman is a business financing expert with more than a decade of experience in commercial lending. He is the founder and CEO of SMB Compassa specialty finance company providing education and financing. Latest posts by Matthew Gillman (see all) Running a successful startup means being able to manage your finances well. In fact, 82% … Read more

8 Reasons Why Your Startup Needs Media Coverage

Felicity Cowie has worked as a media relations troubleshooter for some of the world’s leading organizations and is a former BBC News and Panorama journalist. She’s worked on 100,000 story pitches from both sides. She now makes her insider secrets available to the founders and leaders of today’s early-stage businesses, helping them gain exposure and … Read more

6 Ways To Better Align E-Commerce Expectations And Output

Customer service and support live chat with chatbot and automatic messages or human assistance. getty A few years ago, consumers were much more likely to assess e-commerce’s inherent risks and benefits in light of online shopping’s emergence. As the digital retail industry continues to grow, people are less likely to see online shopping as a … Read more

Emotionally Intelligent People Use the 5 Rules of Empathetic Listening to Build Stronger, Deeper Relationships

Years ago I worked with a supervisor named Jon who excelled at making me feel heard, and valued. Besides always showing interest in me as a person, whenever I had something important to talk about, he made himself available to speak–even on short notice. He’d start off the conversation with a question like the one … Read more

How a Little Math–and Considerable Research–Will Help You Live a Happier, More Fulfilling Life

If you’re like me, happiness and math don’t seem to go together. But work with me. Approximately 50 percent of your level of happiness, your happiness set-point, is determined by personality traits that are largely hereditary. Think nature, not nurture. That means approximately half of your subjective well-being — a term psychologists like better than … Read more

Is Your Rapidly Growing Firm Ignoring the Customers?

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There’s a certain speed and audacity required to truly remake whole industries with an idea and some code. Too often ignored, however, is what that speed-for-speed’s-sake attitude does to the most important person in any business: the customer. And while Facebook, aka Meta, had world-shaking success, there … Read more

Monitoring Employees Makes Them More Likely to Break Rules

As remote work becomes the norm, more and more companies have begun tracking employees through desktop monitoring, video surveillance, and other digital tools. These systems are designed to reduce rule-breaking — and yet new research suggests that in some cases, they can seriously backfire. Specifically, the authors found across two studies that monitored employees were … Read more