Geoff Williams

Geoff Williams has written for numerous publications, including Entrepreneur, Consumer Reports, LIFE and Entertainment Weekly. He also is the author of Living Well with Bad Credit.

30 Recent Stories

Franchise Buying Guide

Offbeat Franchises

Looking for a franchise that ventures off the beaten path? A "miscellaneous" franchise could be for you.
Business Management

Is Your Office Like "The Office"?

The answer is probably yes, but that's not all bad--you may actually be doing something right.
Compensation and Benefits

The Best and Worst Holiday Bonuses

Sometimes it's a holiday; sometimes it's hell.
Leadership

7 Business Lessons From 007

Whether as a product or a person, James Bond has much to teach the world of business.
Entrepreneur Magazine

The Good Old Days

Nostalgic for a simpler time? Entrepreneurs get clients back to basics with fun retreats.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Small-Business Answer Book

Get the answers to your crucial business questions in the second section of our three-part series.
Managing Employees

Office Politics

With an election right around the corner, political discussions among co-workers can lead to heated exchanges-or worse. Here are 5 tips on defusing political passions before they start.
More Profiles

10 Off-the-Wall Businesses

These businesses prove that no idea is too odd to find success.
Online Marketing

Online Marketing 101

Not sure how to get your business out there on the web? Use these tips to start an online marketing campaign.
Protecting Your Idea

Time to Patent

Protect your new product with a patent.
Legal Basics For Startups

Writing a Basic Vendor Contract

Protect your business with a strong contract.
Compensation and Benefits

Choosing Benefits for Your Employees

How to figure out the best employee benefits for your budget
Insurance

Getting the Right Insurance

You want to protect your business, but how do you know you've got the correct policy?
Hiring Center

You're Busy. You Need Help. Now What?

Before you ask what your first employee should be like, decide what type of boss you want to be.
Market Research

Market Research on a Budget

Don't think you can afford to do market research? Think again!
Money

Find Investors for Your Business

Need some more operating cash? It's time to look for an investor.
Technology

Is Your Tech Speak Out of Date?

If you're still using terms like "information super highway," it's time to join us in the 21st century.
Leadership

How to Tell If You're an Effective Leader

You know leadership is key for your business-but how do you tell if you're doing it right?
Management & Operations

Controlling Your Inventory

How to find a balance between too much stock and not enough
Business Management

When to Say No to Work

If you have a successful business, you may be too busy to accept every job. Here's how to decide which jobs to pass on.
Compensation and Benefits

Why It's OK to Let Employees Work From Home

Don't worry about possible slacking. Instead, focus on the benefits telecommuting can bring to your company.
Compensation and Benefits

Why It's OK to Let Employees Work From Home

Don't worry about possible slacking. Instead, focus on the benefits telecommuting can bring to your company.
Vacation Destinations

Top Weekend Getaways for Entrepreneurs

If you want to catch a Broadway musical or ride a mule down the Grand Canyon, you don't need us to suggest that. But if you want a memorable, relaxing weekend and are stuck for ideas, we have more tha
Food Business Profiles

Future's So Bright

Put on your shades to check out an inner-city entrepreneurship program and one of its stars.
Marketing Ideas

Top 10 Successful Marketing Stunts

Ever wonder just how far some companies will go to get noticed? See how 10 companies succeeded--and five failed miserably--when it came to making some noise.

The Business of American Idol

7 lessons you can learn from this megasuccessful enterprise and put to work in your business
Inventing

Tag Along to an Invention Trade Show

What can going to the nation's biggest invention trade show do for your product? We followed one business to find out.
Websites

Offline Businesses Find eBay Success

For these three entrepreneurs, selling on eBay adds a little extra "oomph" to their brick-and-mortar sales.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Your #1 Fan

No, it's not your mom--it's a customer who just can't get enough of your company.
Growth Strategies

What to Do With Your Profits

Finally making a profit? Put it where it belongs--back in your business. Our experts tell you how.

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