Gwen Moran is a freelance writer and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010).
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Corporate creativity guru Erik Wahl offers three unconventional tactics to boost employee engagement.
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New graduates can give your company a fresh way of looking at business problems. Here are five steps for hiring the best and brightest of the class of 2013.
Here are the vitals you need to know about SMBs and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Four ways a Wisconsin perfume retailer overcame debt and started over and to find new success online.
Apps & Software
Metail creates a 3-D avatar of shoppers then digitizes clothing collections and merges the garment images with the customer's avatar.
Ahead of Mother's Day, lessons from managing a family that use can use to manage your employees.
Customer Loyalty and Retention
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's weight loss, and Abercrombie & Fitch CEO's refusal to carry plus sized clothing have placed weight issues in the spotlight. Three tips on how to make sure your bus
Expanding your business into new markets presents exiting opportunities. There is also a lot of potential for missteps. Here is what to consider in order to build a strong worldwide brand.
Offbeat hiring practices that get past canned answers.
Four expert tips to avoid confusion and conflict in multicultural communication.
Storenvy mixes a no-cost e-commerce platform with community engagement.
To be a better in business, spend some time outside of the office cultivating personal interests.
A quick guide to recognizing this personality type and creating the most effective work environment.
Five ways to understand and create a better work environment for staff with this personality type.
Four lessons on teambuilding from the NCAA basketball tournament.
Yumani lets vendors duke it out to give you the best price.
Make sure you have these three elements of your team in place before you begin staffing for your next project.
Five key elements to building a customer and employee-centric culture from Zappos' culture coach.
Apps & Software
The re-launched web-based conference calling app is now used for around 30,000 calls in the U.S. every month.
The secrets to motivating and inspiring your employees aren't as difficult as you think.
How to create a more powerful network.
Motivation and Retention
Successful entrepreneurs take us on a tour of their amazing offices and explain how their work environment inspires creativity.
Jewelry buyers get the best of both worlds: The price and flexibility of designing a engagement ring online and the in-store experience before they commit.
You can't prevent love from blossoming at work, but you can manage how it affects your business. Here are five elements of a good office romance policy.
From yelling to crying to laughing -- here's the triage plan for managing three big emotional flare-ups.
StartOut takes a look at the unique challenges LGBT entrepreneurs face and aims to bring the gap with its second annual mentorship program.
Five unexpected ways to get better results from your hiring process.