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.

Franchises

Offbeat Franchises

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

Is Your Office Like "The Office"?

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

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.

The Good Old Days

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

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.

Small-Business Answer Book

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

10 Off-the-Wall Businesses

These businesses prove that no idea is too odd to find success.
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.
Starting a Business

Time to Patent

Protect your new product with a patent.
Starting a Business

Writing a Basic Vendor Contract

Protect your business with a strong contract.
Growth Strategies

Choosing Benefits for Your Employees

How to figure out the best employee benefits for your budget
Growth Strategies

Getting the Right Insurance

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

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.
Marketing

Market Research on a Budget

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