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How to Turn any Social Situation Into a Networking Opportunity

“My throat is as dry as a Saharan summer. The tie around my neck feels more like a noose than a fashion statement. The dried makeup makes my eyelids heavy. As I squeeze through the sea of costumed heroes and villains, I muster up the courage to walk up to the booth. I introduce myself and flash a wide grin, extending a gloved hand.”


America’s Most Promising Companies

“These privately held up-and-comers have compelling business models, strong management teams, marquee customers, strategic partners and precious investment capital.”

16 Companies to Watch with Under $1 Million in Sales

“Company rankings sell advertising but are often based on a single metric (say, revenue) and don’t take a comprehensive approach to evaluating a business’ potential. Sizing up younger, privately held firms is even trickier: Their fortunes can change very quickly, and they aren’t obliged to share their plans and finances with the public.”

16 Work at Home Scams to Avoid

“Pat Colucci got an exhilarating phone call in the summer of 2009. The 75-year-old retired salesman of metal fillings, X-ray film and other dental equipment needed some extra cash, and a company called BankCard Empire in Phoenix, Ariz. offered a way: Colucci could run his own credit card processing business from the comfort of his modest home in Plainfield, NJ.”

Seven Mistakes Promising Companies Make

“If they’re being honest, most accomplished entrepreneurs and professionals will say they learned more from their failures than from their triumphs. Failure doesn’t taste as sweet, but for those who survive it, the spoils are sweeter in the end.”

The Most Useless, Annoying and Pretentious Business Jargon

“The next time you feel the need to reach out, touch base, shift a paradigm, leverage a best practice or join a tiger team, by all means do it. Just don’t say you’re doing it.”





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