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Does Your Staff Dislike You?
Managing Employees

Does Your Staff Dislike You?

Grade yourself on this checklist of managerial behaviors. Spot leadership mistakes that elicit less-than-desirable results.
John Stoker
How to Avoid Inappropriate Public Statements, Blunders and Fiascos
Business Etiquette

How to Avoid Inappropriate Public Statements, Blunders and Fiascos

Steer clear of inappropriate business remarks that will ricochet well beyond a private gathering.
Carm Lyman
During Your Next Launch, Don't Neglect Self-Care
Launching a Business

During Your Next Launch, Don't Neglect Self-Care

Hey, remember me? It's your body, encouraging you to obtain proper rest and nutrition in the run-up to that big project.
Kate Swoboda

Starting a Business

The Big Lessons I Learned From My First Entrepreneurial Job
Entrepreneurs

The Big Lessons I Learned From My First Entrepreneurial Job

A painting enterprise during college provides illuminating insights for a business leader.
Miles Jennings
How to Name a Business
How To

How to Name a Business

What's in a business name? Plenty. Follow this guide to choose a memorable name that will best represent your brand.
How to Start a Business Online
How To

How to Start a Business Online

7 tried and true steps for attracting visitors to your site--and getting them to buy.
How to Start a Cleaning Business
How To

How to Start a Cleaning Business

If you don't mind getting your hands dirty and appreciate the sense of a job well done, then a cleaning service might just be your perfect opportunity.
Elements of a Business Plan
Business Plans

Elements of a Business Plan

There are seven major sections of a business plan, and each one is a complex document. Read this selection from our business plan tutorial to fully understand these components.

Growth Strategies

It's Your Busy Season. Don't Drop the Ball.
Holiday Shopping

It's Your Busy Season. Don't Drop the Ball.

Get ahead of things early, lay down a firm foundation by asking the right questions and handle the flood.
Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic)

Startup organization Funders and Founders has compiled 35 habits of the most how-do-you-do-that productive people.
How to Value a Business?
How To

How to Value a Business?

If you're interested in purchasing an existing business, here are a few ways to gauge its value.
How To Calculate ROI (Return On Investment)
How To

How To Calculate ROI (Return On Investment)

Learn to calculate ROI in seven steps--increasing your chances of landing an investor and dusting the competition.
How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes
How To

How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

Motivating your team can be more art than science, but here are four techniques that work.

Finance

Going Solo Doesn't Mean Going Without a 401(k)
Retirement Planning

Going Solo Doesn't Mean Going Without a 401(k)

Find out how a unique class of retirement plan can aid a single owner of a business.
Stuart Robertson
The Basics of Money Management
Finance

The Basics of Money Management

Before you start making money, you've got to figure out how you're going to accept payments, establish payment and credit terms, and manage your finances. This how-to will help.
Five Ways to Keep Cash Flow Pumping
Finance

Five Ways to Keep Cash Flow Pumping

For new business owners, getting cash flowing into the business should be priority No. 1. Here are ideas for getting started.
Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App
Finance

Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App

You have a great idea for an app, but how do you find the funds you need to develop it?
A Beginner's Guide to Private Equity
Finance

A Beginner's Guide to Private Equity

It may be just what an established business needs, but watch out for ruthlessness.

Marketing

Don't Let Time Be a Deal Killer. Network Effectively.
Relationships

Don't Let Time Be a Deal Killer. Network Effectively.

Figure out how to collaborate to score referrals, make the right connections and close sales.
Chris Macomber
How to Calculate Gross Profit
How To

How to Calculate Gross Profit

Knowing when your business is making money.
6 Easy Ways on How to Make Money Online
How To

6 Easy Ways on How to Make Money Online

Learn how affiliate marketing can skyrocket your bottom line.
How to Create a Logo.
How To

How to Create a Logo.

With a well-designed logo, potential clients can instantly discover how your business can serve them.
How To

How to Promote a Website with these 15 Sites

Want to get your name out to locals and visitors alike? Take advantage of these online marketing sites and watch your business grow.

Leadership

Does Your Staff Dislike You?
Managing Employees

Does Your Staff Dislike You?

Grade yourself on this checklist of managerial behaviors. Spot leadership mistakes that elicit less-than-desirable results.
John Stoker
9 Ways to Become a Better Leader
Leadership

9 Ways to Become a Better Leader

From encouraging dissenting voices to showing compassion, here are tips for leading with purpose and poise.
How to Write an Unforgettable Thank-You Note
How To

How to Write an Unforgettable Thank-You Note

Sending a thank-you note can change your life. It changed mine.
9 Lessons You Won't Learn in Business School
Leadership Qualities

9 Lessons You Won't Learn in Business School

Yahoo's chairman of the board provides his insights on succeeding in the real world of business, especially in the gritty trenches of startups.
6 Things Effective Leaders Should Do to Inspire Their Teams
Employee Motivation

6 Things Effective Leaders Should Do to Inspire Their Teams

Here's how managers can create a motivating office environment, all day, every day.

Technology

What the 'Internet of Things' Means for Enterprising Entrepreneurs
Big Data

What the 'Internet of Things' Means for Enterprising Entrepreneurs

Harnessing data will make possible a new wave of products and services for customers.
Dan T Pickett
A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App
Technology

A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App

If you have the right reasons, follow these 10 recommendations to getting your product to the public.
Five Easy Tools to Build a Website
Technology

Five Easy Tools to Build a Website

You don't have to be a techie to build a website for your business. Here are five affordable resources to get started.
The Secrets of the World's Most Successful Mobile Apps
Technology

The Secrets of the World's Most Successful Mobile Apps

From Evernote to Instagram to Snapchat, here's a look at how these apps found their early success.
8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life
Technology

8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life

From scheduling oil changes to monitoring you baby's health, new sensors will make your life easier to track in the next few years.

Entrepreneurs

During Your Next Launch, Don't Neglect Self-Care
Launching a Business

During Your Next Launch, Don't Neglect Self-Care

Hey, remember me? It's your body, encouraging you to obtain proper rest and nutrition in the run-up to that big project.
Kate Swoboda
How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30
How To

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

Ten steps to take to get, and stay rich in the earliest stage of your career.
How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work
How To

How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work

Are you working on clock time or 'real' time? Learn how to manage your day by understanding the difference with these 10 time management tips.
How to Stay Focused: Train Your Brain
How To

How to Stay Focused: Train Your Brain

Understand how your brain reacts to distractions and use these three tips to help you stay focused and get things done.
5 Time Management Techniques Worth Using
Entrepreneurs

5 Time Management Techniques Worth Using

There's no magic pill you can take to manage your time better. Instead, try implementing these five strategies to get your work under control.

Franchises

6 Essential Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
Starting a Franchise Business

6 Essential Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Are you ready to take the plunge and run a franchise business?
Rick Bisio
Sniffing Out a Good Business Opportunity
Franchises

Sniffing Out a Good Business Opportunity

How to tell whether that opportunity is really too good to be true
Adding a Franchise to Your Existing Business
Franchises

Adding a Franchise to Your Existing Business

Why more entrepreneurs are choosing to expand their businesses by hooking up with a franchise
How to Succeed as the First Franchisee
Franchises

How to Succeed as the First Franchisee

Three steps to navigate your way through a new franchise system--and thrive.
Navigate the Paper Trail
Franchises

Navigate the Paper Trail

You've found the franchise of your dreams. Now the real work begins. Find out what the FDD, financial statements and franchise agreement really mean.