Inside the March 2014 Issue
10 Up and Coming Leaders
You may not know their names yet, but you will.
How to Improve Your Leadership Skills
From encouraging dissenting voices to showing compassion, here are tips for leading with purpose and poise.
Just how much is good leadership worth?
The Enemy Within
In a never-ending quest for power, prestige and compensation, they build up company resources until they're perceived as being too big to fail. They're the empire builders--the overlords of their own fiefdoms and overseers of inflated budgets and staffs. Here's what every leader needs to know to take down the takeover artists.
Your Brain on Power
You Win Some, You Lose Some
Are champions born or are they made?
It's a Family Affair
Seven lessons family startups need to learn, for harmony at home and at the office
The Future of Wine
A new bond concept tells vintners how much their wine is worth before it's bottled
Downsizing With Style
Forget the McMansion. Tumbleweed Tiny House Company offers 21 floor plans for houses starting at 117 square feet.
New workplace trends include movable walls, outdoor spaces and sometimes no office at all
An optical company projects an image of quality, integrity and customer service
Packaging of the Month
Michael J. Mauboussin, head of global financial strategies at Credit Suisse, breaks it down.
Entrepreneurial retreats can be a great way to step back from your business for a new perspective, learn from experts and other entrepreneurs, and just refresh your brain.
The Complaint Files
How do you respond when an employee lashes out on Twitter?
Ask a Pro
To Catch a Thief
Q: I suspect one of my employees is skimming from the cash register. What can I do?
Buy Me on Facebook
In lieu of a stand alone website, a Facebook page may work for your business. But only if it's done right.
Steps to Greatness
The value-based laptop/tablet workhorse has arrived
Ask A Geek
Publish or Perish
Despite what you may have heard, for many businesses daily updates don't make sense.
Keep Those Customers
A software startup taps retention tech to identify at-risk accounts
Ask the Money Guy
Q &A: What determines the value of my company when I go to sell?
What determines the value of my company when I go to sell?
The Company Man
What's the deal with corporate venture capital?
Play to Win
How to ace pitch competitions
Preview of Coming Attractions
Prefundia offers investors a sneak peek at your idea before the funding search begins
CPAs reveal the big IRS no-no's committed by 'treps
Q and A
Green Cash for Green Ideas
A Chicago trust helps 'treps launch sustainable businesses
Police your own alcohol intake with a smartphone breathalyzer
Who Has VC?
The Voice of Millennials
Investors bet big on PolicyMic's social sharing strategy
A singular focus helps Chicken Salad Chick thrive
Off to a Big Start
Our list of the top new franchises
An indie owner returns to franchising--for good
The Shape of Things to Come
New boutique fitness franchises are gaining momentum