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The Biggest Mistake Small Businesses Make in Brainstorming
Leadership

The Biggest Mistake Small Businesses Make in Brainstorming

Here, a four-step process to make sure your team is using the best approach to solving problems.
How to Give Employees Independence Without Losing Control
Managing Employees

How to Give Employees Independence Without Losing Control

Every business owner knows how to wear a lot of hats. But at some point you have to stop being a control freak. With a nod to Independence Day, here are three tips to empower your team's ideas.
How to Know When It's Time to Walk Away
Go Forward

How to Know When It's Time to Walk Away

Starting a business takes passion -- and often a reality check. Here's how to know when moving on might be the best thing for your business.
It's OK to Lie Online in Rhode Island and Other Quirky New State Laws
Business Management

It's OK to Lie Online in Rhode Island and Other Quirky New State Laws

Happy hour pricing is now legal in Kansas thanks to a new state law. It's just one of many now taking effect with an impact on small businesses. We offer this sampling.
Need a Vacation? 4 Steps to a Business That Thrives Without You
Management & Operations

Need a Vacation? 4 Steps to a Business That Thrives Without You

If your operation falls to pieces when you're not there, you're doing something wrong. Use these tips to create a sustainable system.
Richard Branson on When Workers Rebel Against a New Manager
Training

Richard Branson on When Workers Rebel Against a New Manager

Second-guessing a newly hired manager can be tricky business. The British billionaire offers advice on how he works with managers.
4 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from RIM's Downfall
Leadership

4 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from RIM's Downfall

From ignoring the competition to not making changes, don't fall victim to these business blunders.
How the U.S. Supreme Court's Ruling to Uphold 'Obamacare' May Affect Small Businesses
Insurance

How the U.S. Supreme Court's Ruling to Uphold 'Obamacare' May Affect Small Businesses

After the High Court moved to keep the individual mandate, economists expect lower insurance costs overall, yet some businesses may still get burned by the employer mandate.
How to Attract -- And Retain -- Staff When You Can't Pay Big Bucks
Compensation and Benefits

How to Attract -- And Retain -- Staff When You Can't Pay Big Bucks

Here are the basics every entrepreneur needs to know about creating an employee benefits package.
How to Play to Your Company's Strengths
Leadership

How to Play to Your Company's Strengths

Companies tend to be predisposed toward sales or technology, but rarely both. Still, you can make the most of your company's DNA.
4 Ways to Weed Out Rotten Clients and Grow Your Business
Growth Strategies

4 Ways to Weed Out Rotten Clients and Grow Your Business

The best pumpkin growers churn out prizewinners. Here's how you can use their best-kept secret to create a winning business.
Why Your Company's Founding Principles Matter
Leadership

Why Your Company's Founding Principles Matter

5 ways your business values set you apart -- and set you up for success.
A Secret to Healthy Eating for Business Travelers
Business Travel

A Secret to Healthy Eating for Business Travelers

Feeling sluggish? Avoid the next overindulgent business meal and get back on a healthy track in two quick steps.
Gordon Ramsay's Lessons for Motivating a Sales Team
Managing Employees

Gordon Ramsay's Lessons for Motivating a Sales Team

The celebrity chef knows how to rev up his staff to perform at their best. Here are seven lessons from the season premiere of Fox's 'MasterChef.'
5 Scenarios for the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care
Insurance

5 Scenarios for the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care

In anticipation of the Supreme Court's ruling on the health-care law, we outline five possible outcomes for small-business owners to chew on -- and plan for.
3 Tips for Overcoming Your First Failure
Leadership

3 Tips for Overcoming Your First Failure

Many business owners fail. It's what you do with those lessons learned that counts.
3 Employee Mistakes That Cost Businesses Big Time
Managing Employees

3 Employee Mistakes That Cost Businesses Big Time

Managing employees comes with hidden costs. Find out how to protect yourself from situations that can emotionally and financially devastate a business.
Telltale Signs You Have a Workplace Bully
Managing Employees

Telltale Signs You Have a Workplace Bully

How to spot and stop an office bully from chasing away talent -- and damaging your small business.
From Major Crisis to Comeback, What One Startup Learned
Leadership

From Major Crisis to Comeback, What One Startup Learned

How entrepreneur Annette Giacomazzi handled a triple threat to her business and her life, and still managed to come up out on top.
Democratic Lawmakers Question NFIB's Motives for Small Business
Compensation and Benefits

Democratic Lawmakers Question NFIB's Motives for Small Business

The small business organization that is leading the case against President Obama's health care reform act is asked to disclose its donor list.
How to Sell Your Startup's Long-Term Vision
Leadership

How to Sell Your Startup's Long-Term Vision

Three tips for motivating your employees and investors to buy into the big picture.
How Small Shops Economize by Sharing Space
Management & Operations

How Small Shops Economize by Sharing Space

Retailers can learn about such opportunities from brokers, matchmaking services or simply word-of-mouth.
Four Rules for Innovative Leadership
Leadership

Four Rules for Innovative Leadership

Yesterday's leader can become tomorrow's laggard without innovation and reinvention. Here's how to always stay ahead of the competition.
B Corps: The Next Generation of Company?
Growth Strategies

B Corps: The Next Generation of Company?

A Pennsylvania nonprofit, B Lab, is working to make businesses agents of social and environmental change.
The Art and Craft of Great Leadership
Leadership

The Art and Craft of Great Leadership

Past winners of our annual Entrepreneur contest share their leadership secrets.
Online Education for Young Entrepreneurs: Worth Your Time?
Grow Your Business

Online Education for Young Entrepreneurs: Worth Your Time?

For busy entrepreneurs, an online degree may be a just-right option. But definitely weigh your options carefully.
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