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Unemployment Rate Slightly Higher Amid Modest Job Growth
Hiring Center

Unemployment Rate Slightly Higher Amid Modest Job Growth

Consumer confidence takes a hit from the payroll tax hike, as unemployment holds at nearly the same levels since September.
Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration
Forward Thinkers

Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration

He has one of the most-loved marketing blogs, has penned more than a dozen bestselling books and launched a social site that attracts more than 50 million viewers per month. Yet he makes little effort to cultivate a following. Here, in his first-ever major profile, Seth Godin shares how he does it.
5 Problems With Business Hotels (and How to Solve Them)
Business Travel

5 Problems With Business Hotels (and How to Solve Them)

Hotels that cater to business people would do well to pay heed to these common gripes.
3 Things You May Not Know About Sustainable Packaging, But Should
Shipping Center

3 Things You May Not Know About Sustainable Packaging, But Should

When it comes to product packaging, making eco-friendly decision are not as cut and dry as many entrepreneurs may think. Here's what you need to know to make the best decision for your business.
Push for Entrepreneur Immigration Reform Grows on Capitol Hill
Employment Law

Push for Entrepreneur Immigration Reform Grows on Capitol Hill

Republican and Democrat Senators are backing immigration reform affecting startups.
The New York Times Gets Into the Incubator Game
Grow Your Business

The New York Times Gets Into the Incubator Game

A startup incubator in The New York Times Co.'s Manhattan headquarters will nurture companies that are rethinking the future of media.
Immigration Reform Proposals Hold Promise for Entrepreneurs
Employment Law

Immigration Reform Proposals Hold Promise for Entrepreneurs

The move to overhaul immigration is likely to include measures supporting entrepreneurship and small-business owners. Any changes will probably be part of a broader reform package.
Secrets of Successful Interviews
Hiring Center

Secrets of Successful Interviews

Five unexpected ways to get better results from your hiring process.
How to Beat the Shipping Price Hikes (Infographic)
Shipping Center

How to Beat the Shipping Price Hikes (Infographic)

The U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx have all raised their shipping rates. This handy reference can help you find the best deal.
Obamacare Made Simple, Courtesy of SBA
Human Resources

Obamacare Made Simple, Courtesy of SBA

The Small Business Administration is offering help on navigating the new health-care reform requirements.
Big-Box Backlash: The Rebirth of Mom-and-Pop Shops
Growth Strategies

Big-Box Backlash: The Rebirth of Mom-and-Pop Shops

As consumers grow more comfortable with ecommerce, Amazon.com isn't the only web company making big-box stores sweat. These days, corner cafes and artisanal cheesemongers are taking a bigger piece of the retail pie.
Succeeding Through Failure and Other Tips This Week
Growth Strategies

Succeeding Through Failure and Other Tips This Week

Failing upward, knowing when to abandon ship, the importance of starting negotiations and more: our best tips of the week.
Managing Employees

Must-Have Mentors: How to Build Your Personal Board of Directors

Business coach Antonio Neves offers some sage advice for young entrepreneurs looking for more formalized guidance.
Six Tips to Keep Your Business Going After Losing Your Partner
Business Management

Six Tips to Keep Your Business Going After Losing Your Partner

How to survive and rebuild while dealing with grief and loss.
What Really Motivates Employees? [Infographic]
Motivation and Retention

What Really Motivates Employees? [Infographic]

Money isn't always the biggest motivator. Here's a look at what your employees really want.
3 Ways to Optimize Packaging to Protect Your Products
Shipping Center

3 Ways to Optimize Packaging to Protect Your Products

A look at how to best protect your products so they arrive at your customer's door intact, without going overboard and wasting money and materials.
Tech Investor: Courage Is an Entrepreneur's Most Important Quality
Leadership

Tech Investor: Courage Is an Entrepreneur's Most Important Quality

Why a founding partner of a Silicon Valley powerhouse venture capital firm holds this above honesty or integrity.
Leadership

4 Tips for Balancing Friendship and Business

Tech expert Prerna Gupta on the importance of keeping your team at a professional distance.
Entrepreneur Coach Antonio Neves on Finding Focus and the Power of Storytelling
Business Management

Entrepreneur Coach Antonio Neves on Finding Focus and the Power of Storytelling

The founder Thinqaction and business coach offers up his top tips for tackling camera-shy tendencies, along with a host of other challenging entrepreneurial issues.
How to Solve Your Biggest Organizing Dilemma
Business Management

How to Solve Your Biggest Organizing Dilemma

Drowning in paperwork? We've collected advice on from professional organizers on how to keep it under control.
How Your Failures Can Help You Succeed
Growth Strategies

How Your Failures Can Help You Succeed

Failure is inevitable, but is there a right way to go wrong? An open mindset and a willingness to learn from mistakes can be all that stand between glorious comeback and utter collapse.
Inside Silicon Valley's Annual Failure Conference
Growth Strategies

Inside Silicon Valley's Annual Failure Conference

At FailCon, entrepreneurs study other's failures and how to prepare for their success.
How 5 Successful Entrepreneurs Bounced Back After Failure
Growth Strategies

How 5 Successful Entrepreneurs Bounced Back After Failure

From stolen inventory to legal woes these five fearless 'treps clawed their way back from disaster.
How to Know When You're Ready to Hire
Hiring Center

How to Know When You're Ready to Hire

The signs that your business is in need of additional staff and how to make it happen.
Business Management

How to Turn an Internship into Entrepreneurship

Student entrepreneur Sarah Haselkorn on how working for a startup inspired her to launch her own business.
Obamacare 101: How Business Owners Can Prepare in 2013
Compensation and Benefits

Obamacare 101: How Business Owners Can Prepare in 2013

We look at what the new health law requires, and how businesses can prepare for new rules, shop exchanges and avoid penalties.
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