Business Management

Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status
Management & Operations

Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status

When it comes to landing federal procurement contracts, getting certified under various set-aside programs can improve your chances. But a HUBZone status can easily slip away as an area changes.
Bars Go Green
Going Green

Bars Go Green

How eco-friendly practices are helping drinking establishments attract a loyal clientele.
Tech Tools That Make Doing Business Internationally Easy
Shipping Center

Tech Tools That Make Doing Business Internationally Easy

From shipping to electronic payments to navigating confusing regulations, these services can help companies do business overseas.
For SBA Award Winner, Success Means: 'Do the Right Thing'
Growing Your Business

For SBA Award Winner, Success Means: 'Do the Right Thing'

This year's Small Business Person of the Year discusses the challenges of managing rapid growth.
These Entrepreneurs Fought the Law. . . And Won.
Legal Center

These Entrepreneurs Fought the Law. . . And Won.

From zoning ordinances to quirky local statutes, legal issues can slow down a launch or expansion. Some entrepreneurs take matters into their own hands.
Jobs or Zuckerberg: Who'd Make the Better Boss?
Leadership

Jobs or Zuckerberg: Who'd Make the Better Boss?

With the Apple founder's death and the Facebook IPO, there's been a changing of the guard in Silicon Valley. Here's how the two leaders' styles compare.
The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Recovery
Management & Operations

The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Recovery

SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills travels the U.S. talking with business owners and bankers. She says she's hearing more talk of expansion compared with three years ago.
Small Business and the President's Cabinet
Leadership

Small Business and the President's Cabinet

President Obama recently made the head of the SBA part of his presidential cabinet. We speak with SBA Administrator Karen G. MIlls about what it means for U.S. small businesses.
Rating the Best -- and Worst -- States to Do Business
Management & Operations

Rating the Best -- and Worst -- States to Do Business

Find out how your state and county compare to the rest of U.S.
The American Pickers Guide to Negotiating
Legal Center

The American Pickers Guide to Negotiating

Hate to negotiate? Fans of the History Channel's hit reality show about a pair of likable antique dealers might learn to love it -- and get better at it.
Headed to Asia for Business? Pack These Networking Tips
Business Travel

Headed to Asia for Business? Pack These Networking Tips

Understanding cultural differences is becoming more important in the increasingly global economy. Consider this advice when seeking out new business connections in China and elsewhere in Asia.
An Inventor Reinvents His Business
Business Management

An Inventor Reinvents His Business

Christopher Hawker was thrilled when his invention hit it big. But just a few years later, his company was on the brink of bankruptcy -- until he reinvented his business model.
Marketing Math: What's a New Customer Really Worth?
Growing Your Business

Marketing Math: What's a New Customer Really Worth?

You want to market to gain new customers. But what is a new customer really worth to you? It's time to learn simple marketing math.
Green Power: A Low-Cost Boost to Your Brand and Bottom Line
Going Green

Green Power: A Low-Cost Boost to Your Brand and Bottom Line

An EPA program offers business owners an easy and relatively inexpensive way to take care of the planet and also improve their image among employees and customers.
Lessons in Influence from Stumptown Coffee's Duane Sorenson
Leadership

Lessons in Influence from Stumptown Coffee's Duane Sorenson

The founder of Stumptown Coffee Roasters made a list of the 30 most influential people in the beverage industry. Here's why.
10 Tips for Forming a Board of Directors
Business Management

10 Tips for Forming a Board of Directors

Forming a board of directors can help a business grow to the next level. Here are tips for recruiting and retaining one.
Daymond John on Engaging Young Entrepreneurs and Building a Better Business
Leadership

Daymond John on Engaging Young Entrepreneurs and Building a Better Business

The 'Shark Tank' investor shares his thoughts on youth and entrepreneurship, as well as business trends and using social media.
Are You Prepared for Your Small Business to Flatline?
Business Management

Are You Prepared for Your Small Business to Flatline?

Why did small businesses go bankrupt in this downturn? They didn't plan for catastrophe. Here's a guide to the risks your business should consider and plan for to thrive no matter what.
Entrepreneurs: 'One Percenters'?
Leadership

Entrepreneurs: 'One Percenters'?

As part of Entrepreneur Week in New York, entrepreneurs walk to put a face on their chapter of the American dream.
Going Green Is Growing Important to Small Businesses
Going Green

Going Green Is Growing Important to Small Businesses

Recycling and reducing waste and water use are just a few ways that businesses are creating more eco-friendly workplaces.
Embracing Failure on the Path to Success
Leadership

Embracing Failure on the Path to Success

Leading entrepreneurs and innovators learn from their mistakes and accept that failures are inevitable in finding success.
How to Stop Your Business From Sinking Like the Titanic
Business Management

How to Stop Your Business From Sinking Like the Titanic

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic's sinking. As a business owner, you want to avoid capsizing. Here are five lessons you can learn from Titanic's fate.
Could You Fix Your Failing Business With Just $10,000?
Growing Your Business

Could You Fix Your Failing Business With Just $10,000?

On 'Restaurant Impossible,' top chef Robert Irvine swoops into town with a $10,000 materials budget and remakes failing restaurants. Here's why sometimes, even this splash of TV publicity and a quick fix-up isn't enough.
TaskRabbit's Leah Busque on Staying Competitive
Leadership

TaskRabbit's Leah Busque on Staying Competitive

The startup has survived competitive challenges by following these three important principles.
Road Warrior 101: Preparing for the Trip
Business Travel

Road Warrior 101: Preparing for the Trip

How well you prepare for business travel can go a long way in making your trips better, more fun and bigger successes all around.
Win an Office Even Don Draper Would Love
Management & Operations

Win an Office Even Don Draper Would Love

Does your office say, I'm haggard and in need of Windex? If so, consider entering Turnstone's contest for a chance to win a free $25,000 office makeover and a possible shout out on Entrepreneur.com.
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