Business Management

What Does Occupy Wall Street Mean for Your Business?
Business Management

What Does Occupy Wall Street Mean for Your Business?

Entrepreneurs may want to consider whether these gatherings are business signals about present or future customers, employees and economic policies.
How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave
Shipping Center

How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave

Online sales are still booming in Spain, Brazil, China, Russia and Mexico, and their ecommerce growth rates are expected to outpace U.S. growth in the next four years. Here are eight tips for e-tailers seeking to improve their appeal to overseas shoppers.
Why You Need to Flatten Your Organization
Business Management

Why You Need to Flatten Your Organization

If you're micromanaging your business like a pyramid with you at the top, consider flattening it by giving managers more responsibility.
How a Business Emergency Plan Paid Off in Tornado-Struck Joplin, Mo.
Insurance

How a Business Emergency Plan Paid Off in Tornado-Struck Joplin, Mo.

When a tornado ravaged the town of Joplin, Mo., few businesses were left intact. Here's how one owner and his employees made it through the storm. And what you can learn from their story.
'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?
Business Management

'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?

Sometimes the only way to save a business is to start over, even down to changing its name. Here's how bar owners learned that lesson on Spike TV's 'Bar Rescue.'
Richard Branson on Time Management
Business Management

Richard Branson on Time Management

The celebrated entrepreneur shares tips from his experience on staying focused on the big picture for your business.
An Entrepreneur's Guide to Brainstorming
Business Management

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Brainstorming

Brainstorming meetings don't have to hurt your brain. Here's how to to lead an effective session for cultivating new ideas. Tip: Bring snacks. And beer.
What's the Secret to Better Brainstorming?
Business Management

What's the Secret to Better Brainstorming?

Ah, the brainstorming session--who came up with the idea for that, anyway? The Esquire guy offers up some advice on how to cultivate better concepts.
Three Ways to Streamline Your Shipping for the Holiday Rush
Shipping Center

Three Ways to Streamline Your Shipping for the Holiday Rush

Small-business owners share their time-saving strategies for the upcoming season.
Puppets, Poetry and Other Entrepreneurial Studies
Business Management

Puppets, Poetry and Other Entrepreneurial Studies

What do entrepreneurs study in school? Here's a look at some of the highlights that the leading schools boast about.
Steve Case, Martha Stewart and Tony Hsieh Trade Views on Entrepreneurship
Leadership

Steve Case, Martha Stewart and Tony Hsieh Trade Views on Entrepreneurship

High-profile business leaders talk about the challenges facing entrepreneurs at a recent conference in New York.
An Employee-Tracking App to Manage a Mobile Workforce
Shipping Center

An Employee-Tracking App to Manage a Mobile Workforce

A new fleet-management tool can help business owners improve their logistics.
Terminal Discomfort: Staying at an Airport Hotel
Business Travel

Terminal Discomfort: Staying at an Airport Hotel

Once you check in to an airport hotel, can you ever leave? Um, yes. Just not fast enough. But not all are as bad as you might think. Our look at the five best airport hotels.
The Importance of Office Aesthetics
Business Management

The Importance of Office Aesthetics

How should startup entrepreneurs with limited resources furnish their work space? Start with common sense and consider your company culture.
A Small-Business Owner Who Survived the World Trade Center Attacks Looks Back After 10 Years
Leadership

A Small-Business Owner Who Survived the World Trade Center Attacks Looks Back After 10 Years

Greg Carafello looks back at how Sept. 11, 2001, changed him as a business owner.
Five Ways Small Businesses Can Beat Rising Mail Costs
Shipping Center

Five Ways Small Businesses Can Beat Rising Mail Costs

With USPS nearing insolvency, prices may rise as service levels decline. Here are some suggestions for keeping mailing costs down.
Spanx's Sara Blakely on How She Created an Inspiring Work Environment
Leadership

Spanx's Sara Blakely on How She Created an Inspiring Work Environment

The inventor and founder of the body-shaping undergarment company talks about how the headquarters design motivates and inspires employees. Part of our Insights series.
Free Shipping: Seven Ways it Can Hook Your Customers
Shipping Center

Free Shipping: Seven Ways it Can Hook Your Customers

If there's one thing Americans love, it's free shipping. Here are seven popular ways to offer this much desired perk.
How Can I Make a Comeback?
Business Management

How Can I Make a Comeback?

Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, shares tips on how struggling businesses can turn it all around.
Top Seven Mistakes Business Owners Make Filing Insurance Claims
Insurance

Top Seven Mistakes Business Owners Make Filing Insurance Claims

In the chaos that follows a natural disaster, here are the top mistakes business owners make in filing insurance claims.
A 10-Step Double-Dip Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs
Business Management

A 10-Step Double-Dip Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs

What can you do to get ready for another downturn? Here are 10 ideas for how to position your business for success despite tough times.
Cutting Out the Red Tape for Small Businesses
Growing Your Business

Cutting Out the Red Tape for Small Businesses

The Obama administration's new effort to trim inefficient practices and wasteful spending might help small businesses the most.
Business Management

Driving Principles: Insights from Successful Entrepreneurs

Looking for inspiration? You'll get it from the stories of these entrepreneurs who have turned challenges into opportunity.
Tips For Planning an Exit from Your Small Business
Business Management

Tips For Planning an Exit from Your Small Business

If you're thinking about leaving your business behind, some careful planning up front can make it a smooth transition that ensures your company thrives after you're gone.
Back from the Brink: Surviving Startup Stress
Leadership

Back from the Brink: Surviving Startup Stress

How three entrepreneurs made a comeback after personal and business challenges.
Protecting Your Knowledge -- and Your Business
Legal Center

Protecting Your Knowledge -- and Your Business

If you're in the business of selling information -- from books and podcasts to seminars and consulting -- protect your information and your business with these legal steps.
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