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Democrats Nod to Entrepreneurs, Focus on Workers
Leadership

Democrats Nod to Entrepreneurs, Focus on Workers

Obama, like Romney, also mentions Steve Jobs in speech -- but as example of what one can become, given the opportunity.
Convincing Small Business that Prosperity Is Just Around the Corner (Opinion)
Go Forward

Convincing Small Business that Prosperity Is Just Around the Corner (Opinion)

Optimism among small business owners has been slow to recover as the economy emerges from recession.
What Sports Can Teach You About Running a Business
Growth Strategies

What Sports Can Teach You About Running a Business

Consistent performance, whether in sports, sales or growing your business, pays off in more ways than simply sealing a big deal.
Business Management

How to Handle Problem Employees -- And Fire Them if Needed

No one envy's an entrepreneur when it's time to let problem employees go. Here's how to make the process as smooth as possible.
4 Ways to Get New Employees Off on the Right Foot
Managing Employees

4 Ways to Get New Employees Off on the Right Foot

Make the most of a new hire's first weeks with these tips to make them feel productive and welcome.
Obama Regrets Syntax of 'You Didn't Build That' Comment
Leadership

Obama Regrets Syntax of 'You Didn't Build That' Comment

The President says that everybody present when he made his now controversial comment understood what he meant.
Meet the Finalists for 'Entrepreneur of 2012' and Watch Their Inspirational Stories
Leadership

Meet the Finalists for 'Entrepreneur of 2012' and Watch Their Inspirational Stories

The finalists are in. Now it's your turn to vote for your choice for Entrepreneur of 2012.
6 Tips for Running a Layaway Program
Growth Strategies

6 Tips for Running a Layaway Program

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, now is the time to consider offering your customers a layaway option.
Latest Census Data Show Hope for Small Biz
Go Forward

Latest Census Data Show Hope for Small Biz

The most recent business census data show slowing declines and some hopeful growth areas for businesses large and small.
9 Successful Entrepreneurs Moonlighting as Professors
Leadership

9 Successful Entrepreneurs Moonlighting as Professors

These successful business leaders are teaching classes on everything from leadership to technology to finance at universities and colleges across America.
5 Tips and Tools to Create a Company Culture When You Run a Virtual Business
Managing Employees

5 Tips and Tools to Create a Company Culture When You Run a Virtual Business

How to foster team cohesion and run your business efficiently when everyone works remotely.
7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces
Management & Operations

7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces

Consider these unique ways to design a compact store to look bigger and accommodate more merchandise.
Richard Branson Shines a Spotlight on 5 Altruistic Companies
Exploring New Markets

Richard Branson Shines a Spotlight on 5 Altruistic Companies

Celebrated entrepreneur Richard Branson believes that businesses should shift their values from an exclusive focus on profit to also caring for people, communities and the planet.
Republicans Spotlight Entrepreneurs at Convention
Grow Your Business

Republicans Spotlight Entrepreneurs at Convention

Small-business owners were front and center in Tampa, Fla., this week.
The Creator of 'The Best Sandwich in America' Shares His Secrets to Success
Family Business

The Creator of 'The Best Sandwich in America' Shares His Secrets to Success

Travel Channel host Adam Richman named his sandwich the best in the country, but the owner of Tommy DiNic's has no plans to expand. Here's why.
Entrepreneur Becomes Lightning Rod in 'We Built It' Debate
Grow Your Business

Entrepreneur Becomes Lightning Rod in 'We Built It' Debate

At the Republican National Convention, Sher Valenzuela stirs more controversy over the role of government in supporting small-business owners.
4 Ways to Manage the Perils of  'Friend-ployees'
Managing Employees

4 Ways to Manage the Perils of 'Friend-ployees'

How to maintain your authority when you become close with your employees.
Business Management

How to Talk to 'Nerds' and Why You Should

For non-technical entrepreneurs, bringing a developer on board is only half the battle. You also need to be able to communicate. Here’s how to get it right.
Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?
Leadership

Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?

President Obama and Mitt Romney frequently suggest they're in touch with America's small enterprises. But often, they display a disconnect, Kelly K. Spors writes.
Richard Branson's Tips for Growing Your Small Business
Growth Strategies

Richard Branson's Tips for Growing Your Small Business

The celebrated entrepreneur shares advice on how to grow your business and gain a competitive edge.
Small Business Strategies for Managing Rising Health-Care Costs
Compensation and Benefits

Small Business Strategies for Managing Rising Health-Care Costs

Ballooning premiums and shifting government regulations can make dealing with employee health insurance a nightmare, here's how to cope.
3 Teambuilding Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges
Managing Employees

3 Teambuilding Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges

How three entrepreneurs designed effective--and fun--ways to strengthen their teams.
5 Ways to Reward Employees When Raises Aren't an Option
Motivation and Retention

5 Ways to Reward Employees When Raises Aren't an Option

In these tough economic times, raises and bonus pay for deserving employees may be out of the question. Here are some alternative ways to keep your team happy and loyal.
How to Break Bad News to Employees
Managing Employees

How to Break Bad News to Employees

Seven steps for making tough conversations with employees less painful for everyone.
Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)
Growth Strategies

Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)

The SBA reports that it has tried to increase the share of federal dollars going to small businesses by implementing new contracting provisions. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be working.
Business Management

How to Know What to Outsource

Venture capitalist, author and professor Peter S. Cohan answer readersÂ’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
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