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April 20, 2017

How to Improve Your Networking Skills

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Image credit:Caiaimage | Sam Edwards | Getty Images The following excerpt is from Jill Schiefelbein’s book Dynamic Communication. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound When we think about surrounding ourselves with the right people, we often think in terms of what those people can do for us. The real question you should be asking is, “What value can I bring to people?” Related: 6 Strategies for Being a Better Listener People…

The 5 Top 10X Principles for Success

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Image credit:CJKPhoto | Getty Images Six years ago I wrote The 10X Rule, which has been a best-seller because it keeps changing lives. The 10X Rule has become a movement. Are you ready to become a part of it? No book stays on the best-seller list for six years unless the content is the real deal. 10X will continue to impact lives for years to come. We started the 10X Growth Conference this…

Getting the Right Press Coverage for Your Business

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Image credit:microgen | Getty Images The following excerpt is from Jill Schiefelbein’s book Dynamic Communication. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound It’s said that no press is bad press. But any press can be a missed opportunity if you don’t come to the table armed and ready to play. If you want to build a connection with reporters that will keep you and your business in a positive light, here are…

How to Communicate Effectively During a Crisis

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Image credit:Yuri_Arcurs | Getty Images The following excerpt is from Jill Schiefelbein’s book Dynamic Communication. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound While you hope to never experience a crisis situation in your business, it’s important to be prepared. And while managing a crisis isn’t simple, there are some key elements that every business owner needs to understand when forming and communicating a response. If your business experiences a crisis, here are…

How the Beauty Industry Continues to Crack the Bro Code

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Image credit:Harry's | Dollar Shave Club From Tria’s hair-removal laser to Julep’s toxin-free nail polish, the top venture capital-funded beauty startups of 2014 blush over a vast array of cosmetic needs for women. But that doesn’t mean men are going unnoticed. In fact, according to PitchBook data, two of the companies that raised the most in VC funding last year were Harry’s and Dollar Shave Club, shaving startups which cater to the…

Shhh! This Philadelphia Hair Salon Is Putting a Stop to Awkward Small Talk

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Image credit:BLO/OUT Blow Dry Bar It’s time for your cut and color. You sit down in the salon chair. Your hair stylist drapes a cape over your shoulders. She gets to snipping and you get to blabbing, probably too much.  At first, you talk about safe stuff, like the weather and what you’re doing on the weekend. Then, in not too long, the verbal vomit sets in. Now everything’s fair game…

How This Blow-Dry Salon Franchise Went From 3 Units to 50

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Image credit:BLO Blow Dry Bars This story appears in the June 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Ari Yakobson wasn’t aware of the growing trend of blow-dry bars when he stumbled upon the three-unit chain Blo Blow Dry Bar in 2008.  “Being blunt, at first I thought the Blo concept was ridiculous and wouldn’t work,” says Yakobson, who at the time owned a chain of children’s hair salons across Canada. “But…

These Small Cosmetics are Shaking Up the Beauty Industry in a Big Way

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Image credit:Ewan Burns This story appears in the October 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » It’s one of life’s great mysteries: Why do women carry such huge purses? One major culprit is distended makeup bags filled with forgotten tubes of lipstick, aging mascara and gloppy concealer. Cosmetics startup Stowaway aims to change that. Launched last February in New York City, Stowaway is looking to shake up the $60 billion makeup…