Business Management

The Method Vision: Green Consumers Want to Have Fun, Too
Going Green

The Method Vision: Green Consumers Want to Have Fun, Too

This guiding principle helped the founders of an eco-friendly, entrepreneurial company take its cleaning products from the car trunk to the aisles of Target.
People Are Always Misinterpreting My Emails. What Am I Doing Wrong?
Leadership

People Are Always Misinterpreting My Emails. What Am I Doing Wrong?

The Esquire guy suggests we all could benefit from a Robert De Niro approach to e-mailing.
Everything You Need to Know About Office Email Etiquette
Business Management

Everything You Need to Know About Office Email Etiquette

Our Esquire Guy columnist offers his advice on key technical matters relating to email and not ruining your life.
Mark Cuban on Why You Should Never Listen to Your Customers
Growing Your Business

Mark Cuban on Why You Should Never Listen to Your Customers

The billionaire tech entrepreneur explains how bowing to your customers' every request can stunt innovation.
How Luxury Hotels Are Bringing Back Business Travelers
Business Travel

How Luxury Hotels Are Bringing Back Business Travelers

Promoting value over opulence is a strategy that's helping upscale properties woo clientele.
Should Small Businesses Join 'Free Shipping Day'?
Shipping Center

Should Small Businesses Join 'Free Shipping Day'?

To help you decide, three entrepreneurs share their past experiences.
The Entrepreneur Behind 'Free Shipping Day'
Shipping Center

The Entrepreneur Behind 'Free Shipping Day'

Meet Luke Knowles, who has made Free Shipping Day bigger than Black Friday.
Are You a Born Entrepreneur? (Opinion)
Leadership

Are You a Born Entrepreneur? (Opinion)

Scientific research shows that our genes influence whether we start our own businesses.
How to Recover Quickly When Disaster Strikes
Management & Operations

How to Recover Quickly When Disaster Strikes

Small businesses can't predict when Mother Nature may strike, but they certainly can be prepared for hurricanes, ice storms and other calamities.
How to Create a Succession Plan for a Franchise Business
Business Management

How to Create a Succession Plan for a Franchise Business

Passing a franchise from one generation to the next can be fraught with complexities. A smart succession plan will ease the transition.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO
Leadership

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO

Jim Sinegal, the CEO of the third-largest U.S. retailer is retiring next year. Here are five key lessons entrepreneurs can take away from his legacy.
Three Ways to Export into New Markets
Shipping Center

Three Ways to Export into New Markets

How three entrepreneurs overcame challenges when exploring global markets, and what you can learn from them.
A Quick Resource Guide for Exporting
Shipping Center

A Quick Resource Guide for Exporting

From avoiding corruption to navigating cultural differences, here are eight resources to help your small business go global.
How to Survive the Peaks and Valleys of a Seasonal Business
Management & Operations

How to Survive the Peaks and Valleys of a Seasonal Business

Think launching a startup is challenging? Consider the life of the seasonal business owner: It's all start, restart, rinse and repeat.
Expand the Startup Visa Act (Opinion)
Leadership

Expand the Startup Visa Act (Opinion)

For real economic impact, the legislation must broaden the pool of eligible entrepreneurs.
How to Make a Toast
Leadership

How to Make a Toast

Is it toasty in here or is it us? The Esquire Guy mulls over the perfect words to raise a glass to.
How Do I Deliver a Really Good Toast at the Holiday Party?
Leadership

How Do I Deliver a Really Good Toast at the Holiday Party?

The Esquire guy goes on a fact-finding mission to unearth the perfect words to accompany a hoist, whether it's to toast the accomplishments of employees or the tanking of a rival.
How to Tap the Power of 'Thank You'
Growing Your Business

How to Tap the Power of 'Thank You'

Expressing gratitude can be good for business. Here are ways to make your appreciation more meaningful to your employees, vendors and customers.
Artisan Cheesemaker's Whey of the Future
Going Green

Artisan Cheesemaker's Whey of the Future

In a surprisingly competitive world of artisanal cheesemaking, one Wisconsin producer has a taste for helping others.
Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs
Leadership

Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs

To foster entrepreneurship among minorities and in urban centers, a concentration of wealthy investors and academic, government and business institutions first needs to come together. A recent panel at Rutgers University put a spotlight on the issues.
A Multitasking Pen Doubles as a Business Logistics Tool
Shipping Center

A Multitasking Pen Doubles as a Business Logistics Tool

The pro and cons of Livescribe, a pen that can digitize hand-written functions such as labeling and entering inventory data.
How to Maintain Clients' Trust While Managing a Crisis
Insurance

How to Maintain Clients' Trust While Managing a Crisis

Don't wait until trouble hits to plan a response to an emergency. Here are some long- and short-term strategies to help you weather any storm.
Toshiba America's CEO on How to Embrace Risk
Leadership

Toshiba America's CEO on How to Embrace Risk

Mark Simons, CEO of Toshiba America Information Systems, discusses how a business can go from good to great by taking risks, not being afraid of failure -- and learning from mistakes. He talks with Bryan Elliott for 'Behind the Brand.'
Three Ways to Get More for Your Business-Travel Dollars
Business Travel

Three Ways to Get More for Your Business-Travel Dollars

As the business outlook for the travel sector improves, the cost of getting around could go up for travelers. Here's how to get more out of your allocated expenses.
Five Steps to Painless Inventory Management
Management & Operations

Five Steps to Painless Inventory Management

A look at common mistakes entrepreneurs make with inventory, and how to fix them.
Entrepreneurs: Are You a Mover -- Or a Head-Shaker?
Business Management

Entrepreneurs: Are You a Mover -- Or a Head-Shaker?

The downturn has created two classes of business owners, according to a recent survey. Here's what the movers do that the head-shakers don't.
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