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Why Ditching Silicon Valley for Paris Was the Best Decision for My Startup
Grow Your Business

Why Ditching Silicon Valley for Paris Was the Best Decision for My Startup

Vayable co-founder Jamie Wong opens up about how leaving the Valley's "techno-chamber" helped her form deeper connections with customers.
How to Protect Corporate Culture in a Telecommuting World
Managing Employees

How to Protect Corporate Culture in a Telecommuting World

If office culture is important to you, ask yourself these questions when mulling a telecommuting policy.
Keep Your Employees Loyal By Encouraging Them to Pursue Their Own Projects and Passions
Leadership

Keep Your Employees Loyal By Encouraging Them to Pursue Their Own Projects and Passions

Allowing corporate employees to experiment with entrepreneurship promotes innovation and keeps employees satiated, though a few of the most ambitious may jump ship and start their own ventures.
4 Ways to Draw Customers Into Your Restaurant
Grow Your Business

4 Ways to Draw Customers Into Your Restaurant

An experienced 'Top Chef' restaurant owner shares some of his secrets to success.
Best Business Books to Get Cozy With This Fall
Forward Thinkers

Best Business Books to Get Cozy With This Fall

Looking to take your business to the next level? Look no further than these seven works that will make you a better entrepreneur.
Why Burberry's CEO Will Make a Great Apple Executive
Leadership

Why Burberry's CEO Will Make a Great Apple Executive

Angela Ahrendts has led Burberry to record profits. Next year, we'll see what she can do for Apple.
The Big Benefits Behind These Three Little Letters: D.B.A.
Legal Center

The Big Benefits Behind These Three Little Letters: D.B.A.

A "Doing Business As" filing can be used to both start or expand a current business on the quick. Here, accounting whiz Mark Kohler parses the innumerable ways he loves DBAs.
Retail: It's Personal (Infographic)
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Retail: It's Personal (Infographic)

Connecting to customers at brick-and-mortar stores can increase engagement, loyalty and sales.
The Most Common Bottlenecks Holding Your Business Back (Infographic)
Business Management

The Most Common Bottlenecks Holding Your Business Back (Infographic)

Are complicated processes and poor communication keeping you from getting work done? You're not alone.
How to Always Be Ready to Adapt Your Business to Change
Growth Strategies

How to Always Be Ready to Adapt Your Business to Change

Adapting to change quickly is a key way to ensure your business enjoys sustained growth. Here are six ways to make sure you're ready.
5 Signs You're Expecting More From Employees Than They Can Give
Leadership

5 Signs You're Expecting More From Employees Than They Can Give

Entitled leaders often make the worst managers and bosses. Here are five entitlement traps to avoid when running your own business.
Leadership: Nature or Nurture?
Leadership

Leadership: Nature or Nurture?

While inherited characteristics may give some an edge, leaders require skill development and training. Here are four essential leadership traits that are a combination of nature and nurture.
7 Ways to Save Big Bucks On a Patent Attorney
Business Management

7 Ways to Save Big Bucks On a Patent Attorney

It's easy to run up the bills when hiring a patent attorney. Here are some steps to keep you from blowing your whole budget.
5 Ways to Coach Your Employees to The Top of Their Game
Leadership

5 Ways to Coach Your Employees to The Top of Their Game

Coaching a sports team and running a company have quite a few things in common. Here are five ways to take a page from the coaching book.
Give Performance Reviews More Than Once a Year and Other Must-Read Business Tips
Managing Employees

Give Performance Reviews More Than Once a Year and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at why you shouldn't wait till the end of the year to do a performance review, why you should engage friends in your business and more advice for business owners.
Toy Ponies, Swedish Fish and Other Travel Essentials
Business Travel

Toy Ponies, Swedish Fish and Other Travel Essentials

We ask Eric Ryan, the co-founder of Method, what he can't travel without on his jaunts across Europe and the States.
Why It Pays to Be a Jerk Like Jeff Bezos
Leadership

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk Like Jeff Bezos

A new book about Amazon's CEO that comes out next week gives readers an intimate look at the leader's harsh temperament. But Bezos is onto something. Here's why.
How to Manage a Pregnancy and a Business
Business Management

How to Manage a Pregnancy and a Business

It is possible to run a business while pregnant and caring for a newborn, it just takes some planning.
Starbucks CEO Launches Petition to End Government Shutdown
Leadership

Starbucks CEO Launches Petition to End Government Shutdown

Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, will give customers the opportunity to sign a petition calling for an end to the government shutdown.
Why Mixing Business With Pleasure Is Your Recipe For Success
Business Management

Why Mixing Business With Pleasure Is Your Recipe For Success

There's a way to do what you love and make a living at it. Here's one entrepreneur's success story.
Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Head Federal Reserve
Leadership

Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Head Federal Reserve

President Obama nominated Janet Yellen, who currently serves as vice chair of the Federal Reserve, to serve as the central bank's next chairman.
How Online Direct Sales Saved This Luxury Business
Grow Your Business

How Online Direct Sales Saved This Luxury Business

The financial crisis forced Vero Linens to find a new target market.
The Freelance Economy Is Booming. But Is It Good Business?
Hiring Center

The Freelance Economy Is Booming. But Is It Good Business?

Elance and other online platforms have made possible a global marketplace for so-called fractional work. But with full-time employment opportunities shrinking, is freelancing the way forward?
5 Steps to Better Performance Reviews
Managing Employees

5 Steps to Better Performance Reviews

How to conduct year-end reviews that are practical, meaningful and motivational for employees.
Why Your Business Partner Should Be Nothing Like You
Business Management

Why Your Business Partner Should Be Nothing Like You

Having a partner with drastically different experience, skills and ways of communicating can help you run your business better.
4 Tips for Launching Your Fashion Company
Management & Operations

4 Tips for Launching Your Fashion Company

A veteran clothing designer gives custom advice to fashion 'treps.
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