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Most people say they hate conflict, yet avoiding it causes more problems. In today’s culturally diverse, multigenerational workforce it’s bound to happen. Conflicts can be frequent, often petty and very costly between people speaking different languages, from different generations and having different religious beliefs and cultural norms.  Tempers flare and regrettable things are said.

Related: How to Act Self-Confident

You don’t have to like conflict but you can learn to manage it and not try to escape from it. Here are some tips. 

1. Understand that big conflicts are made up of little conflicts.

It's like a circuit board. Looking at the whole is complicated, but piece by piece it’s easy to connect it all.

2. Remove emotions from the situation.

Emotions are to conflicts like air is to a fire --...

B2B sales can be incredibly rewarding and lucrative -- if you know what you’re doing. Unfortunately, most salespeople in this field make the same few mistakes again and again. When everyone around you is making the same missteps and blunders with B2B selling, it can be extremely difficult to know how to fix your approach.

If you’re looking to overhaul your strategy for B2B sales so you can start to crush your competition, it’s time to start actively avoiding the most common B2B sales mistakes out there today. Here are the six fatal B2B sales mistakes you’re probably making:

1. Selling to low-level buyers.

It may be easier to get in front of buyers and purchasing managers than C-suite prospects, since you never have to

Communication is key when it comes to success in any field, but especially as an aspiring entrepreneur. Getting an idea up and running requires clear and concise writing skills, whether you’re composing emails or creating presentations.

By honing business writing, entrepreneurs can boost workplace efficiency and productivity, while also building a solid reputation. Luckily, you can improve your writing almost instantaneously with some small tips and tricks, from making time to plan to using more verbs.

Related: 11 Things To Write About When You Don't Know What to Write About

Check out the Instructional Solutions infographic below to learn how to polish your writing skills today.

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The First Woman to Head a Hollywood Movie Studio Shares the One Thing You Need to Succeed

Over nearly 30 years, Sherry Lansing helped bring more than 200 films to life, including Academy Award winners Forrest Gump, Braveheart, and Titanic. Lansing was the first woman to head a major film studio when she was appointed president of 20th Century Fox in 1980. She was named chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures in 1992. Today, she is the founder and CEO of The Sherry Lansing Foundation and a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer. In her one-on-one with Jessica Abo, Lansing discusses her career, her foundation, her No. 1 piece of life advice and

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Business Moving Forward

Cryptocurrency Just Hit A Major Milestone -- and Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Ignore It

If you haven't heard or paid attention to the phenomenum that is cryptocurrency, then it's time to take notice.

Related: From $100 Million to Broke to Betting It All on Cryptocurrencies

First, if it's still a foreign concept for you, cryptocurrency is any of a number of digital currencies that can be used for online transactions without intermediaries such as banks. Without banks, cryptocurrency can be traded and used for commerce between two or more people without the oversight -- and expense -- of those intermediaries.

The underlying power behind cryptocurrency is blockchain technology, which is as difficult to understand as it is to explain. There are certainly

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Video Marketing

5 Low-Cost Ways to Get Started With Video Marketing

In case you weren't aware, video marketing is a pretty big deal right now. 92 percent of smartphone users actively share videos with their friends, while over 60 percent of marketers and small-business owners said they'd be investing more money into video marketing in 2017.

Video content works especially well on product pages, since you can convey the attributes of the product in a way that immediately resonates. Unsurprisingl

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Startup Basics

Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable.

An entrepreneur since college, Andy Jacques -- co-founder of Pulse 24/7, a company that allows you to run your service business from one product -- was faced with resilience early in his career. Jacques was responsible for the production of a large Paris Fashion Week show; however, the day of the show the runway construction crew was running three hours behind. On this episode of Resilience, tune in to find out how Jacques and his co-founder opened the show only 15 minutes behind schedule.

Watch the more epsiodes on Alley's YouTube channel.

Related: How This Company Got Over Screwing Up on Its Biggest Sales Day of the Year

Entrepreneur Network is a 

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Team Work

This Is the Mindset to Stick by When You're Feeling Defeated in Your Business

Any online entrepreneur will tell you that launching a business is easy -- it’s sustaining and growing the business that’s the real challenge. In the age of nonstop success stories, inspirational Instagram posts and rags-to-riches YouTube tutorials, it seems natural to think that online entrepreneurship is as easy as a Sunday morning.

Underneath the seemingly effortless success that millennials and other generations are achieving online lies something much darker. It’s the not-so-sexy reality that every single entrepreneur struggles with. That reality is cold, hard defeat. It doesn't matter whether the entrepreneur is a total newbie, a world-renowned expert, a 15-year-old, or a 50-year-old -- each one will face defeat at sometime in their entrepreneurial journey.

Defeat can come in many form...

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Project Grow

Rising to the Challenge: Incubator Looks to Help Women Immigrants Start Their Own Food Business

Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez spent much of her career in NGOs, and learned that the food industry held many opportunities for low-income immigrant women -- if only they knew how to break in. So in 2007, she found a way to open those doors: She’d bake bread.

She created Hot Bread Kitchen, a nonprofit that sells its bread across New York City, and the nation via its website. Proceeds would fund a Bakers-in-Training program, to teach these women how to make artisan bread, as well as job skills like English and math. The product took off at retailers like Whole Foods and Dean & DeLuca, and many of the program’s 191 women have been hired by New York institutions like Eataly and Zaro’s Bakery. “Somebody told me that not a piece of artisan bread is

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Project Grow

Rising to the Challenge: Incubator Looks to Help Women Immigrants Start Their Own Food Business

Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez spent much of her career in NGOs, and learned that the food industry held many opportunities for low-income immigrant women -- if only they knew how to break in. So in 2007, she found a way to open those doors: She’d bake bread.

She created Hot Bread Kitchen, a nonprofit that sells its bread across New York City, and the nation via its website. Proceeds would fund a Bakers-in-Training program, to teach these women how to make artisan bread, as well as job skills like English and math. The product took off at retailers like Whole Foods and Dean & DeLuca, and many of the program’s 191 women have been hired by New York institutions like Eataly and Zaro’s Bakery. “Somebody told me that not a piece of artisan bread is

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Project Grow

How a Volunteer Fireman Found Success In a Bottle

Stranahan’s was the first legal whiskey made in Colorado and boasts a loyal drinker-ship that spans the globe. And with good cause: not only does Stranahan’s have an amazing origin story, it is also incredibly delicious.

I know because I was lucky enough to sneak into the barrel room at Stranahan’s Distillery in Denver and raise a glass (or four) with the entrepreneur behind this amazing brand, Jess Graber.

Related: 'Bar Rescue' Star Jon Taffer Shares the One Thing That Helped Him Find Success

In the above video, Mr. Graber explains how Stranahan’s came to be (spoiler: it involved putting out a fire in the barn of George Stranahan, founder and owner of Flying Dog Brewery) and how the company has expanded since they first started distilling in 2004.

Future whiskey en

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Project Grow

Watch This Entrepreneur Miss a Key Point About What Women Really Want

On the new streaming show Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch, founders step into the Entrepreneur Elevator and have just 60 seconds to present their idea, product or business to a panel of investors. Whether an entrepreneur gets invited into the boardroom or sent back to the ground floor depends on what our experts think in that first minute. Each week we’ll dissect what any entrepreneur can learn from these contestants' winning -- or losing -- pitches.

What do women want? For Al Linke, the inventor of the

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Project Grow

How to Write a Business Plan

Now that you understand why you need a business plan and you've spent some time doing your homework gathering the information you need to create one, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get everything down on paper. The following pages will describe in detail the seven essential sections of a business plan: what you should include, what you shouldn't include, how to work the numbers and additional resources you can turn to for help. With that in mind, jump right in.

Executive Summary

Within the overall outline of the business plan, the executive summary will follow the title page. The summary should tell the reader what you want. This is very important. All too of...

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Stress

Don't Be Like the Woman Who Poisoned the Office Coffee Pot -- Follow These 10 Steps to Conquer Work Stress

Recently, I heard of a woman in Sterling, Virginia, sentenced to three-and-a-half years for putting Windex and Ajax in the company coffee pot. Really? When asked why she did it, she replied that she wanted to make her boss sick. That’s one kind of stress.

Then there’s the kind of stress that they are experiencing in the White House, in which the staff must begin to feel something like what King Henry VIII’s wives felt. You never know when you might be the next to get beheaded.

Related: 10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

And of course, there

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Startup Basics

How to Run a Remote Startup Across Time Zones

It wasn’t long ago that office life was simply a part of every day life. A person with a “real job” made the daily commute to the office, like it or not. They chatted around the water cooler, and then wasted much of the day dodging the boss and avoiding nosy colleagues.

Times have changed, and anyone with an eye on trends could have seen it coming. As the world went web-based, so did the traditional office space. A study by Global Workplace Analytics says, "Regular work-at-home, among the non-self-employed population, has grown by 115 percent since 2005."

Innovative communication tools have evolved to accommodate this new work force. There are tools, apps and programs galore to reconcile time zone differences, connect people virtually and back up the promises of increased productivity.

But, r...

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News and Trends

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The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Is a Clarion Call to Men In Positions of Leadership

Men are disproportionately in positions of leadership. They have a special obligation to battle sexual harassment.
Business Moving Forward

Cryptocurrency Just Hit A Major Milestone -- and Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Ignore It

Digital currencies have surpassed some well-known companies in size, fundamentally changing commerce for all businesses.
Team Work

This Is the Mindset to Stick by When You're Feeling Defeated in Your Business

Toxic negative thinking is the toughest barrier facing many entrepreneurs.

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Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable.

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