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How to Create a High Performance Office

How to Create a High Performance Office

From equipment to lighting to privacy, office design can have a tremendous effect on morale -- here's how to get it right.
March 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
How to Write a Press Release That Gets Noticed

How to Write a Press Release That Gets Noticed

Everything you need to know about getting your information into the hands of the media.
March 8, 2013 in Getting Press
The Pros and Cons of Launching Your Business From Home

The Pros and Cons of Launching Your Business From Home

You'll save money, but will clients find you unprofessional? What to consider when setting up your business from home.
March 7, 2013 in Home Based Business
How to Conduct Effective Job Interviews

How to Conduct Effective Job Interviews

The basics of what you need to know about interviews from what questions to ask to how to judge non-verbal clues, and more.
March 6, 2013 in Startup Basics
How to Provide More Benefits Without Busting the Bank

How to Provide More Benefits Without Busting the Bank

Ideas for making the most of employee benefits.
March 5, 2013 in Startup Basics
How to Design a Business Card That Gets Noticed

How to Design a Business Card That Gets Noticed

If you don't have the money to hire a professional designer, here are several tips to help you create your eye-catching business cards.
March 4, 2013 in Startup Basics
When and How to Lease Equipment

When and How to Lease Equipment

The pros and cons of leasing office equipment for your business.
March 3, 2013 in Startup Basics
The Essential Elements of Building an E-Commerce Website

The Essential Elements of Building an E-Commerce Website

From assessing your customer's needs to registering a domain, here's what you need to consider before you start selling online.
March 2, 2013 in Startup Basics
Startup Hiring: The Basics of Pre-Screening Job Candidates

Startup Hiring: The Basics of Pre-Screening Job Candidates

What to look for in a candidate's resume and application.
March 1, 2013 in Startup Basics
7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer

7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer

Once you have a list of attorneys to consider, be sure to watch what they say and do before you sign them on.
February 28, 2013 in Legal Basics For Startups
The 4 Essential Elements Inventory

The 4 Essential Elements Inventory

Inventory management might not be the most exciting part of starting a business, but it's one of the most important.
February 27, 2013 in Startup Basics
Startup Hiring: How to Craft the Best Job Posting Matches the Job

Startup Hiring: How to Craft the Best Job Posting Matches the Job

Crucial tips for recruiting the best job candidates.
February 26, 2013 in Startup Basics
Hiring Temporary Employees

Hiring Temporary Employees

If you need help only through a busy season, consider working with a temporary-help service. Here's what you need to know about working with a staffing firm.
February 25, 2013 in Startup Basics
Making Sales Presentations

Making Sales Presentations

Not a natural-born sales person? We walk you through the steps to take to succeed at selling.
February 24, 2013 in Sales
Meeting New Clients and Contacts Through Networking

Meeting New Clients and Contacts Through Networking

Networking is a critical skill for entrepreneurs. Here are nine tips that can help you make the most of your efforts.
February 23, 2013 in Networking
Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

Grant funding isn't just for nonprofits. Startups can also secure grant money. Finding a good match is the hard part. Here are some ideas for launching your search.
February 22, 2013 in Startup Financing
Perfecting the Art of Cold Calling

Perfecting the Art of Cold Calling

Dread the idea of calling prospects you haven't met yet? Using these tips can make cold calling easier for beginners.
February 21, 2013 in Startup Basics
7 Steps to Get Publicity for Your Business

7 Steps to Get Publicity for Your Business

Public relations can be more cost-effective than advertising. Here's how to get a PR campaign for your company started.
February 20, 2013 in Marketing Basics
How to Find Suppliers for a New Business

How to Find Suppliers for a New Business

Navigating supplier relationships is just one of the many challenges facing new business owners. Here are some basics for those just starting out.
February 19, 2013 in Retail Center
How the IRS Classifies Independent Contractors

How the IRS Classifies Independent Contractors

The Internal Revenue Service scrutinizes the use of contractors carefully, so don't let worker-classification rules trip you up or you could wind up extra taxes, penalties and interest. Here's how to
February 18, 2013 in Employment Law
How to Design Your Business Logo

How to Design Your Business Logo

Your logo is the foundation for all your promotional materials, so this is one area where it pays to take the time to get it right.
February 16, 2013 in Branding
How to Determine Your Working Capital Needs

How to Determine Your Working Capital Needs

Working capital has a direct impact on cash flow in a business. Consider these five common sources of short-term working capital financing.
February 14, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Defining Your Market in 7 Steps

Defining Your Market in 7 Steps

No business can be all things to all customers, especially a small business. Here's how to find a niche to set up your company for success.
February 13, 2013 in Targeting Niche Markets
Defining Your Business Goals

Defining Your Business Goals

When you're just starting up, it's a good idea to set goals for your company and align them with your personal goals as well. Consider this advice for setting goals that are realistic for you.
February 12, 2013 in Startup Basics
Understanding Your 'Unique Selling Proposition'

Understanding Your 'Unique Selling Proposition'

How to figure out what makes your business special and power up your sales.
February 12, 2013 in Tips from Experts
Incorporating Your Business

Incorporating Your Business

When starting your business, it's worth taking the time to think through which legal structure will be best for you and your business. Here is some guidance on the basics.
February 11, 2013 in Choosing a Business Structure
How to Decide Which Role Is Right for You (Flow Chart)

How to Decide Which Role Is Right for You (Flow Chart)

Having a great business idea doesn't necessarily mean you'll make a good CEO. Take our quiz to see what role you are best suited for.
January 10, 2013 in Choosing a Business Structure
Best Inspirational Words From Business Leaders in 2012

Best Inspirational Words From Business Leaders in 2012

Take note of the wisdom offered up by these innovators, raconteurs and candid observers, and apply it to your own work going forward.
December 31, 2012 in Leadership
2013's Entrepreneurial Women to Watch

2013's Entrepreneurial Women to Watch

Our first annual list of seven of the most innovative woman leaders from technology to retail to health and more.
December 18, 2012 in Profiles
The Winners of Entrepreneur of 2012

The Winners of Entrepreneur of 2012

All three winners of our Entrepreneur of 2012 contest bring innovation and creativity to their industries.
December 18, 2012 in Success Stories