Lindsay LaVine

Lindsay LaVine

Lindsay LaVine is a Chicago-based freelance writer who has worked for NBC and CNN.

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5 Must-Know Public Speaking Tips for Introverts
Marketing

5 Must-Know Public Speaking Tips for Introverts

Your fear of public speaking can hold you back. Try these tips to make it less intimidating.
5 Simple Ways to Get Your Customers to Listen to You
Marketing Basics

5 Simple Ways to Get Your Customers to Listen to You

Cut though the noise with these techniques to create communications that educate and attract customers.
The 17 Small Businesses That Made Oprah's Favorite Things for 2013
Lifestyle

The 17 Small Businesses That Made Oprah's Favorite Things for 2013

In year's past, landing on Oprah's "Favorite Things" list could turn an unknown business into an overnight success. Will this year's entrepreneurs be as lucky?
3 Common Facebook Myths -- Debunked
Security

3 Common Facebook Myths -- Debunked

We get to the bottom of some recent business myths that are circulating the web.
4 Lessons in Success From Millionaire Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

4 Lessons in Success From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Three entrepreneurs share their stories of success (and failure) in building multi-million dollar companies.
3 Ways to Make Your Business More Efficient
Business Management

3 Ways to Make Your Business More Efficient

Most inefficiencies at work come down to a lack of clarity. Here's how to address the three main culprits.
The 4 Elements of an Irresistible Offer
Marketing Basics

The 4 Elements of an Irresistible Offer

Expert advice and inspiration from successful marketing campaigns.
How to Take Control of Your Business' Online Reputation
Customer Loyalty and Retention

How to Take Control of Your Business' Online Reputation

Four tips you can implement today to improve your ratings on review sites.
How Online Retailers Can Make More Money by Next Week
Sales

How Online Retailers Can Make More Money by Next Week

Incorporate these tips to your existing site to improve your cash flow quickly.
Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Legal Center

Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

If you plan on running a contest, make sure your promotion is DMCA-compliant first.
How to Use Humor at Work Without Acting Like a Jerk
Human Resources

How to Use Humor at Work Without Acting Like a Jerk

You may be the funniest person in the room, but keep these three tips in mind when using humor in the workplace.
6 Dating Tips for the Single Entrepreneur
Lifestyle

6 Dating Tips for the Single Entrepreneur

Think you don't have time to meet Mr. or Ms. Right while building your business? Think again.
How to Get Your Business on Reality TV
Business Management

How to Get Your Business on Reality TV

Think your business has what it takes to make great television? Apply to one of these eight shows for your chance at 15 minutes of fame.
7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material
Legal Center

7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material

When it comes to copyright, how savvy are you? Here are the biggest misconceptions business-owners have about using copyrighted material.
How to Save Money When You Can't Unplug on an Overseas Vacation
Business Travel

How to Save Money When You Can't Unplug on an Overseas Vacation

If the idea of disconnecting from your business is unthinkable, follow this advice from travel experts on how to keep working no matter where you are.
'Shark Tank' Wannabes: 10 Business-Based Reality TV Shows
Lifestyle

'Shark Tank' Wannabes: 10 Business-Based Reality TV Shows

From CNBC's new show 'The Profit' to mainstays like 'Project Runway,' here's a look at Reality TV for the Entrepreneur.
Sheryl Sandberg Encourages Women Bloggers to 'Lean In'
Leadership

Sheryl Sandberg Encourages Women Bloggers to 'Lean In'

The Facebook COO and best-selling author challenges women at Chicago's BlogHer conference to answer the question: 'What would you do if you weren't afraid?'
How Not to Get Sued When You Start Mobile Marketing
Legal Center

How Not to Get Sued When You Start Mobile Marketing

Keep these four concepts in mind to avoid legal issues with your mobile marketing campaign.
The Basics of Domain Names for Your Business
Websites

The Basics of Domain Names for Your Business

From choosing a registrar to maintaining your site, expert advice on how to keep your online business presence running, trouble-free.
Management & Operations

The Power of Giving Back: How Community Involvement Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Companies who value corporate social responsibility are well regarded by their customers, have improved employee morale, and may even experience a boost in sales.
How to Create a Sustainability Program for Your Restaurant
Business Management

How to Create a Sustainability Program for Your Restaurant

Three tips on how to source ingredients responsibly from the experts at the National Restaurant Association Show.
Insurance

7 Things to Consider Before Buying Disability Insurance

Consider these essential details when deciding between disability insurance policies.
Travel Lounges That Help You Make Over Your Layover
Business Travel

Travel Lounges That Help You Make Over Your Layover

In a busy airport, independent lounges can give you the space you need to relax and get some work done. Some will even hand you a stiff drink.
Websites

What Every Online Business Needs to Know About the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

New changes to the law are scheduled to go into effect July 1st. Is your business ready?
Customer Privacy Policy Essentials
Legal Basics For Startups

Customer Privacy Policy Essentials

What every online business should know about protecting customer information.
How to Avoid a Product Recall: Quality Control Essentials
Business Management

How to Avoid a Product Recall: Quality Control Essentials

What you can learn from Lululemon's recent yoga pant recall.
Should Your Business Have a Podcast?
Marketing Basics

Should Your Business Have a Podcast?

With a low barrier to entry, podcasting may be a way to establish expertise.
When Business Names Confuse Consumers: The Basics of Trademark Law
Legal Basics For Startups

When Business Names Confuse Consumers: The Basics of Trademark Law

A look at the recent Florida health club lawsuit between 'YOU FIT' and competitor 'FIT U,' and what your business can learn from it about trademark infringement.
What You Need to Know About Music Licensing for Your Business
Legal Basics For Startups

What You Need to Know About Music Licensing for Your Business

Four need-to-know tips for businesses that play music.
How Brain Training Games Can Help You Build Your Business
Productivity

How Brain Training Games Can Help You Build Your Business

Three sites to help you improve your memory, focus, attention, and problem-solving skills.

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