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Business Management

The Year-End Accounting Missteps of Rookie Entrepreneurs

This time of year may be about giving, but don't forget to devote plenty of time to getting your books in order. Here are a few often-missed year-end accounting tasks.
How to Maximize Business Growth (Infographic)
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How to Maximize Business Growth (Infographic)

The path to entrepreneurial success can be a tricky one to navigate. Our infographic explains it.
Alabama Aids Advanced Defense Entrepreneurs
Business Management

Alabama Aids Advanced Defense Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1 million in a group of Northern Alabama small businesses focused on defense and space technologies.
Business Owners Want Fiscal-Cliff Deal for Customers
Business Management

Business Owners Want Fiscal-Cliff Deal for Customers

As Republicans and Democrats lock horns in Washington over tax thresholds, small business owners say they just need some clarity.
Leadership

3 Critical Tips for Launching Your Product

Student entrepreneur David Donner Chait on the importance of acting fast when it comes to getting your creation out there.
What to Do Before Firing a Problem Client
Business Management

What to Do Before Firing a Problem Client

When frustration levels are high, beware of making a hasty decision about difficult customers. Here's what you need to know before letting them go.
Grow Your Business

Patent vs. Market Penetration: Where Should Your Focus Be?

Veteran venture capitalist Jason Green on why gaining market share is critical for early-stage startups.
4 Management Lessons From a Company With Five CEOs
Leadership

4 Management Lessons From a Company With Five CEOs

What your business can learn from a company with a very unconventional management structure.
10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a Business
Growth Strategies

10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a Business

Doing your due diligence before buying a company will earn you bargaining power and help you avoid unforeseen problems. Here's what you need to know.
Watch Our Google Hangout With Angela Jia Kim on Massive Growth
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Watch Our Google Hangout With Angela Jia Kim on Massive Growth

If you have burning questions about turning your small business or business idea into an entrepreneurial success story, don't miss this live video chat.
How Positive Thinking Can Make You a Better Problem Solver
Innovation

How Positive Thinking Can Make You a Better Problem Solver

The science behind how negative feelings can actually prevent you from thinking clearly and making creative decisions. We speak with Prof. Barbara Fredrickson, who studies how to reframe adversity and be more effective.
5 Ways to Learn to Trust Your Instincts
Leadership

5 Ways to Learn to Trust Your Instincts

Try these techniques to hone your instincts and trust your gut decisions.
What You Need to Know About Hiring a CFO
Hiring Center

What You Need to Know About Hiring a CFO

What a chief financial officer does, how to determine your company needs one, and how to start the hiring process.
7 Steps to Regaining Your Focus
Leadership

7 Steps to Regaining Your Focus

If you're prone to distraction, these techniques can help you refocus in as little as 60 seconds.
5 Foolproof Ways to Boost Your Public-Speaking Skills
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5 Foolproof Ways to Boost Your Public-Speaking Skills

From pitching investors to wowing to potential customers, speaking before an audience is a key skill to acquire. Here are some tips.
Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs
Innovation

Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration invests over $1 million in a cluster specializing in the new science of flexible electronic components.
4 Leadership Lessons From Abraham Lincoln
Leadership

4 Leadership Lessons From Abraham Lincoln

What small-business owners can learn about management and leadership from the 16th president.
5 Ways to Find Hidden Savings on Shipping
Shipping Center

5 Ways to Find Hidden Savings on Shipping

From creative strategies for returns to warehouse locations, you can find new ways to reduce shipping expenses.
How Thinking Like a Designer Can Inspire Innovation
Innovation

How Thinking Like a Designer Can Inspire Innovation

Using these four tenets of design thinking can help you think differently and improve your business.
Grow Your Business

Whatever You Do, Don't Not Delegate: 8 Tips for Cultivating Keen Employees

Delegating is the second-hardest thing for an entrepreneur to do. The hardest is not delegating.
Selling Your Business? How to Get the Most for It
Selling Your Biz

Selling Your Business? How to Get the Most for It

Check out these five recommendations on making a graceful exit.
Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster
Innovation

Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster

The Small Business Administration invested more than $1 million to support entrepreneur participation in a growing ecosystem of 'smart grid' technology.
6 Lessons from Small Businesses Damaged by Superstorm Sandy
Insurance

6 Lessons from Small Businesses Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

The stories of three resilient entrepreneurs who used strength and resourcefulness to keep their businesses going after the storm.
Tips for International Shipping for Peak Pick-Up Day
Shipping Center

Tips for International Shipping for Peak Pick-Up Day

Here are five recommendations for small businesses that need to ship things abroad this holiday season.
How to Determine Which Eco-Friendly Changes Your Business Should Make
Growth Strategies

How to Determine Which Eco-Friendly Changes Your Business Should Make

Some green improvements may not be worth the trouble or expense. Here's how to determine which changes will provide the greatest return on investment for your company.
7 Eco-Friendly Actions Will Save Your Business Money
New Ideas

7 Eco-Friendly Actions Will Save Your Business Money

Tips from the Green Business Bureau on saving the planet and your bottom line.
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