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To promote the upcoming Alien prequel, marketers have created a website for Weyland Industries, the mega-corporation that has a central role in the plot. Here are tips that business owners can take fr
From leadership and innovation to startup tips, these seven business books have useful information for entrepreneurs at every stage.
Grow Your Business
Once your business launches, it's time to grow. But it's important to grow smart. Here's a look at why the Shark Tank investors passed on one great company after taking a look at its growth plan.
Managing Cash Flow
It can be hard to make expensive changes that could bring big energy savings, such as adding insulation or installing skylights. But you should.
As the Supreme Court finishes up hearing challenges to the Affordable Care Act, business owners continue to be split on what outcome they'd like to see.
In a competitive climate, it's critical for small businesses to market effectively. Here are seven popular marketing methods and why you should consider them.
Thinking about starting a small business? Here's a step-by-step guide for how to launch your business in a low-risk way.
Women-owned businesses with sales over $1 million are growing. Here are three theories on why women are able to build bigger businesses today.
The new shopping reality-TV hybrid shows designers and retailers the right way to get customers jazzed about products.
Grow Your Business
Is your business on track to grow this year? Consider the habits of high-growth, small-business owners and identifies key steps to growing revenue this year.
Some entrepreneurs are born to start businesses, but not all of them can inspire greatness in the ranks. Here's how to tell if you're really cut out for leadership.
Exploring New Markets
Young entrepreneur Peter Crabtree became an upscale chocolatier in 2005. When that didn't take off, he changed the business to an entirely new concept.
Guest "Shark" and QVC Queen dishes about her time on the reality TV show and what she likes to hear in an entrepreneur's pitch.
Did you start your business after creating a product for your own use? If so, your chances of landing venture capital and finding business success are better than for other types of startups.
Just because you're a solopreneur doesn't mean you can't have snappy branding. Here are some tips and examples of one-person businesses with great brands.
If you want consumers to shop local, encourage them by shopping locally for your own business.
The recent 'Undercover Boss' episode on Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen showed exactly what workers really want from their employer. Here's a hint: It's not a raise.
The opening day for the new Sabre store on 'The Office' was riddled with mistakes. Though funny, the show also offers vital lessons for entrepreneurs on what not to do.
Bank Loans and Microloans
An uptick in small-business lending may mean entrepreneurs will start hiring in 2012, or they might just sit on their cash.
The Presidential election will be an increasingly unavoidable topic as the months roll on. Here are seven options for how to handle the political discourse at your business.
Here are some of the best strategies for making a blog readable and engaging.
Managing Cash Flow
Fuel prices are forecast to hit an all-time high this year. Here are some strategies for keeping your transportation costs in check.
Cash Flow & Money Management
After five grueling months mining for gold, Hoffman's crew from 'Gold Rush Alaska' fell short. Here's why setting business goals -- even small ones -- can leave you feeling like a winner.
More innovation is needed for a business to thrive in today's world of shrinking product life cycles and increased competition. Here's how to kick your business into high gear.
Motivation and Retention
Here are some tips for getting workers fired up and raring to achieve your company's goals.
See how two inventors fared when they brought their children along to pitch the 'Sharks.'
When customer service goes wrong, I am irate. Here's how to keep angry customers like me from storming out of your real or virtual store, never to return.
Here's a rundown on the management traits four solid-gold brands used to get their startups off the ground, and to keep driving their companies forward, as described in four new books:
What does it take to lead a small business through this ongoing economic mess? Here's a roundup of the important traits for entrepreneurs in 2012.
Few business owners expect to get a fat buyout offer while their startup is still on the launch pad. Here's what one business owner did when confronted with an offer.