NEW: Watch The Interview on YouTube! American Business Magazine recently sat down with T. Boome Pickens on the very day his energy initiative was rolled out by President Obama, who spoke about the Boone Initiative during his State Of The Union address. It was a privilege to speak with an entrepreneur who is perhaps as [...]
If any privately held or publicly traded business did their books like Washington does, they would have been in jail a long time ago – forget about Sarbanes-Oxley.
American Business Magazine recognizes business owners who are succeeding in challenging economic times. Announcing American Business Magazine’s 2011 Business of the Year.
Donald Trump talks about his life and business philosophy in this no frills interview.
Approximately six months ago, GPS compiled a list of extraordinary people with extraordinary stories. From that list, we selected the individuals we thought were most inspirational. The Mark Cuban story is as inspirational as it is fascinating. We wanted to offer our entrepreneurial readership the opportunity to peer into the mind of an exceptionally successful, [...]
Renowned economic authority Ben Stein sits down with GPS to discuss a variety of topics ranging from business to his personal life. Read what he said regarding the future of the economy, the pros and cons of being famous and what he would do if he had an easy button.
Selling a business has its pros and cons —you’ll probably have more money than you’ve ever had before (unless you’ve sold other businesses), but you’ll be sharing some of your profits with the government.
Living in the country as a child, I always looked forward to the occasional trip to the drug store, where I was eager to spend my very well-deserved earnings. (I refer to these as earnings as opposed to allowance, as I definitely earned them.) As a child, I was cursed with a sweet tooth, rightfully [...]
There is a new trend threatening to disrupt the way people purchase products online. It’s incredibly familiar, but probably not what you may think: subscription services. Now I know what’s going through your mind. It’s probably something like, “Subscriptions? Really?” I’m sure I wasn’t the only one whose grandmother belonged to a Fruit of the [...]
Too many small business owners want to get involved in social media but – sadly – do not understand the intent, ideas, or influence factors that make social media an effective tactic in their overall marketing arsenal. I believe there are six key misconceptions, faulty assumptions and pillars of goofy thinking that prevent most business [...]
I’ve been an entrepreneur all my life, and I absolutely love it. Creating a business from scratch that develops products and value for customers is always a big deal. I truly get a charge of out making that happen. Like many small business managers, I know what it means to multitask and prioritize. There are [...]
If I ever stopped to think about my “so-called” largest competitor, I would be paralyzed with fear.
Workplace violence is a growing problem, and every business, no matter how big or small, is especially vulnerable due to the current economic conditions. Simply defined, workplace violence is the violence or the threat of violence against the company and its workers. It can occur at or outside the workplace and can range from threats [...]
Much has been written about the importance of emotional intelligence, or EQ, over the past couple of decades. It’s been shown to relate to better performance across industries and occupations, ranging from sales to leadership, and has even helped people improve their physical health. While this is nice to know, what is important for most [...]