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A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes
Hiring Center

A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes

In a tough economy, job seekers can be tempted to fudge facts or outright lie on their resumes. Here's how to catch them in the act.
Headed to Asia for Business? Pack These Networking Tips
Business Travel

Headed to Asia for Business? Pack These Networking Tips

Understanding cultural differences is becoming more important in the increasingly global economy. Consider this advice when seeking out new business connections in China and elsewhere in Asia.
9 Ideas for Health-Care Reform
Compensation and Benefits

9 Ideas for Health-Care Reform

Our blogger says that the state discount pools for small businesses planned under the health-care reform seems like the most immediate way, among the myriad alternatives under consideration, to save business owners money.
Small Business Hiring Slows, But Still Adding More Jobs Than Large Companies
Hiring Center

Small Business Hiring Slows, But Still Adding More Jobs Than Large Companies

While revenues rise among small businesses, the latest payroll numbers show the smallest increase in hiring in seven months.
Hackathon Hiring: How to Scout for Coders with Confidence
Hiring Center

Hackathon Hiring: How to Scout for Coders with Confidence

Some advice to help you mingle with and recruit coders for your growing team.
Is Your Staff Sabotaging Your Pricing Strategy?
Growth Strategies

Is Your Staff Sabotaging Your Pricing Strategy?

Making sure your sales team understands the way profit works can help you rein in a staff full of discount-givers and negotiators.
Fair Trade's Growing Pains: Pivoting a Successful Model
Growth Strategies

Fair Trade's Growing Pains: Pivoting a Successful Model

The founder of the Fair Trade certification program in the U.S. is dealing with the struggles that come with expanding a successful operation.
5 Ways to Boost Your Creative Power
Innovation

5 Ways to Boost Your Creative Power

These simple strategies for tapping the creative process can help keep you on track toward breakthrough success.
An Inventor Reinvents His Business
Business Management

An Inventor Reinvents His Business

Christopher Hawker was thrilled when his invention hit it big. But just a few years later, his company was on the brink of bankruptcy -- until he reinvented his business model.
Marketing Math: What's a New Customer Really Worth?
Growing Your Business

Marketing Math: What's a New Customer Really Worth?

You want to market to gain new customers. But what is a new customer really worth to you? It's time to learn simple marketing math.
What I Learned About Great Meetings from Steve Jobs
Managing Employees

What I Learned About Great Meetings from Steve Jobs

One principle that is key to Apple's success is keeping meetings small and attended by the smartest people.
Green Power: A Low-Cost Boost to Your Brand and Bottom Line
Going Green

Green Power: A Low-Cost Boost to Your Brand and Bottom Line

An EPA program offers business owners an easy and relatively inexpensive way to take care of the planet and also improve their image among employees and customers.
Lessons in Influence from Stumptown Coffee's Duane Sorenson
Leadership

Lessons in Influence from Stumptown Coffee's Duane Sorenson

The founder of Stumptown Coffee Roasters made a list of the 30 most influential people in the beverage industry. Here's why.
10 Tips for Forming a Board of Directors
Business Management

10 Tips for Forming a Board of Directors

Forming a board of directors can help a business grow to the next level. Here are tips for recruiting and retaining one.
What an End to the Health-Care Law Could Mean for Small Business
Human Resources

What an End to the Health-Care Law Could Mean for Small Business

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act won't be known until June, but here are some of the potential effects small-business owners might want to consider now.
Daymond John on Engaging Young Entrepreneurs and Building a Better Business
Leadership

Daymond John on Engaging Young Entrepreneurs and Building a Better Business

The 'Shark Tank' investor shares his thoughts on youth and entrepreneurship, as well as business trends and using social media.
Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?
Grow Your Business

Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?

The cosmetics darling will offer customers a 'Gossip Girl'-inspired selection of goodies in May. If this branding hookup is the harbinger of what's to come, consider these tips for amping up your own offerings.
Are You Prepared for Your Small Business to Flatline?
Business Management

Are You Prepared for Your Small Business to Flatline?

Why did small businesses go bankrupt in this downturn? They didn't plan for catastrophe. Here's a guide to the risks your business should consider and plan for to thrive no matter what.
Can't Afford Employee Training Programs? Think Again
Human Resources

Can't Afford Employee Training Programs? Think Again

To attract and retain great employees, Fortune 1000 companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on training. Small businesses can't afford not to compete.
Entrepreneurs: 'One Percenters'?
Leadership

Entrepreneurs: 'One Percenters'?

As part of Entrepreneur Week in New York, entrepreneurs walk to put a face on their chapter of the American dream.
Going Green Is Growing Important to Small Businesses
Going Green

Going Green Is Growing Important to Small Businesses

Recycling and reducing waste and water use are just a few ways that businesses are creating more eco-friendly workplaces.
Embracing Failure on the Path to Success
Leadership

Embracing Failure on the Path to Success

Leading entrepreneurs and innovators learn from their mistakes and accept that failures are inevitable in finding success.
Gas Prices, Health-Care Law Keep Small Businesses from Hiring
Hiring Center

Gas Prices, Health-Care Law Keep Small Businesses from Hiring

While small-business owners are feeling slightly more optimistic about the economy, they aren't creating jobs, according to a new survey.
How Partnerships Can Help Extend Your Small Marketing Budget
Growth Strategies

How Partnerships Can Help Extend Your Small Marketing Budget

One great way to stretch a small marketing budget is to find a marketing partner that can help you boost exposure for your products.
How to Stop Your Business From Sinking Like the Titanic
Business Management

How to Stop Your Business From Sinking Like the Titanic

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic's sinking. As a business owner, you want to avoid capsizing. Here are five lessons you can learn from Titanic's fate.
Could You Fix Your Failing Business With Just $10,000?
Growing Your Business

Could You Fix Your Failing Business With Just $10,000?

On 'Restaurant Impossible,' top chef Robert Irvine swoops into town with a $10,000 materials budget and remakes failing restaurants. Here's why sometimes, even this splash of TV publicity and a quick fix-up isn't enough.
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