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SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love
Innovation

SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

The U.S. Small Business Administration, widely considered near useless to high-tech startups, has made two efforts in as many weeks to woo this innovative group of entrepreneurs.
The Surprisingly High Cost of Small-Business Travel (Infographic)
Business Travel

The Surprisingly High Cost of Small-Business Travel (Infographic)

A look at how small-business owners are shelling out more than big corporations, and where their dollars are going.
Invaluable Advice From 18 of America's Top Small-Business Owners
Leadership

Invaluable Advice From 18 of America's Top Small-Business Owners

Some of the most successful business owners in America offer their best advice for current and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Crocodile Tears? Crocs Blames Earnings Drop on the Weather
Business Management

Crocodile Tears? Crocs Blames Earnings Drop on the Weather

The colorful, rubber footwear company said cold weather contributed to plunging profits in the second quarter.
Should Appearance Be a Factor in Hiring?
Human Resources

Should Appearance Be a Factor in Hiring?

Retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is under fire for hiring beautiful people as sales clerks. We examine the role looks should play in hiring.
Business Management

Why Your Business Needs to Stop Acting Like a 4-Year-Old

Poorly run businesses, like small children, need constant supervision. Here are key strategies to help your business operate more smoothly.
Using Someone Else's Intellectual Property Comes At a Price
Legal Center

Using Someone Else's Intellectual Property Comes At a Price

In the IP wars, you have to figure out if a potential violation is worth the penalties you might pay.
Two Women Entrepreneurs Share the Hardest Part of Growing Fast
Growth Strategies

Two Women Entrepreneurs Share the Hardest Part of Growing Fast

Bottle & Bottega business partners Stephanie King-Myers and Nancy Bigley discuss the challenges of scaling a business quickly.
10 Leaders Who Overcame Scandal -- A Playbook for Anthony Weiner
Leadership

10 Leaders Who Overcame Scandal -- A Playbook for Anthony Weiner

We round up noteworthy politicians, entrepreneurs and business leaders who survived (and thrived) after public scandals.
The Ethics Coach on Dealing With Backstabbing
Business Management

The Ethics Coach on Dealing With Backstabbing

What to do when someone you trust betrays you and how to address a competitor who cops to unethical behavior.
10 of the Best Airport Gyms in the World
Business Travel

10 of the Best Airport Gyms in the World

Rather than snacking in the airport bar while waiting for your flight, use the time as an opportunity for fitness.
Management & Operations

Arctic Melting Won't Kill Your Business

You may have read that the recent acceleration of Arctic melting will lead to $60 trillion in global economic losses. Don't believe it.
Brace for a Bumpy Road Ahead, Obamacare Rollout Expected to Be Patchy
Human Resources

Brace for a Bumpy Road Ahead, Obamacare Rollout Expected to Be Patchy

Small-business owners will soon be able to enroll for health insurance on new, online marketplaces. Health-care experts weigh in on how that process might look.
Is the U.S. Too Hungry for Foreign Workers?
Hiring Center

Is the U.S. Too Hungry for Foreign Workers?

Companies may be overstating their need to tap foreign workers for specialized jobs in the United States, according to new data from Bright.com.
Leadership

When Overconfidence Backfires

A certain brashness has correlations to success. But how much is too much?
3 Annoying Online Communication Habits You Need to Break
Business Management

3 Annoying Online Communication Habits You Need to Break

You're tweeting, posting, emailing and texting like mad. But are you driving your audience crazy? Possibly, if you're doing these three things.
Business Owners More Optimistic About U.S. Economy
Management & Operations

Business Owners More Optimistic About U.S. Economy

The latest survey of private-company executives by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that almost two-thirds of U.S. business owners consider the U.S. economy growing.
Business Travel

7 Essential Tools for Working on the Road

The modern office is wherever you happen to be. Here's how to take your work with you and seven tools to help you get it done.
Six Flags as Regulator: Why It Matters
Management & Operations

Six Flags as Regulator: Why It Matters

In a single move, Six Flags Entertainment could usher in a new era of smart regulation or set the free markets back decades.
Obamacare Answers a Few Clicks Away
Compensation and Benefits

Obamacare Answers a Few Clicks Away

The new healthcare reforms can be confusing. Here are a few resources to get you the guidance you need.
Human Resources

When Are Pay-to-Stay Bonuses a Good Idea?

Cisco's deal to acquire Sourcefire includes retention bonuses for key executives. Is it worth paying your top employees to stay?
Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration
Leadership

Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

Karen Mills announced last week that she will be leaving her post at the helm of the SBA. Here's a look at potential candidates to replace her.
Who Cares About Costs? Here's How to Structure Your Business to Last
Growth Strategies

Who Cares About Costs? Here's How to Structure Your Business to Last

Many companies are too concerned with costs and operate shortsightedly. But a business who measures growth and progress in years, not months, is a much easier ship to steer.
Leadership

In Defense of the Revolving Door

Is Robert Khuzami's move from the SEC to Kirkland & Ellis such a bad move for government or the private sector?
Doctors Skeptical and Confused About Obamacare, Survey Finds
Business Management

Doctors Skeptical and Confused About Obamacare, Survey Finds

Many physicians admit that they are not familiar with a number of important aspects of the Affordable Care Act.
Modern Dad? Prince William to Take Two Weeks of Paternity Leave
Human Resources

Modern Dad? Prince William to Take Two Weeks of Paternity Leave

As more businesses expand paid time off for families, our male readers express a range of opinions on how much time to take.
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