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Five Painless Ways to Raise Prices this Year
Growth Strategies

Five Painless Ways to Raise Prices this Year

With the economy still so uncooperative, how can you sell customers on a price raise? Here are a few ideas.
Using Barter to Help a Business Succeed
Growth Strategies

Using Barter to Help a Business Succeed

Fish vendor Mack Chaffin joined a bartering group to subsidize the marketing services he needed to grow his business.
When to Mix Work and Play on a Business Trip
Business Travel

When to Mix Work and Play on a Business Trip

An in-depth look at the delicate art of combining business and personal travel.
How to Sell Your Company -- And Not Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out
Selling Your Biz

How to Sell Your Company -- And Not Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out

Consider these three tips to develop an exit strategy for your business.
Three Ways to Capitalize on Business Optimism
Growth Strategies

Three Ways to Capitalize on Business Optimism

Even before the nation added 200,000 new jobs in December, business owners were starting to feel more upbeat about 2012. Here's how to take advantage of that warm, fuzzy feeling.
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Bricks and Clicks

Effective growth strategies to help your small business grow and succeed.
Why Social Media May Weaken the Moral Fiber of Your Workplace
Managing Employees

Why Social Media May Weaken the Moral Fiber of Your Workplace

Of all the benefits of social media, it could also lead to ethical woes in the workplace.
Six Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Health-Care Coverage
Compensation and Benefits

Six Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Health-Care Coverage

Health insurance is increasingly complicated and expensive, but small-business owners can better navigate the system by steering clear of these missteps.
Watch Highlights of the Entrepreneur Growth Conference
Grow Your Business

Watch Highlights of the Entrepreneur Growth Conference

In case you missed the one-day event in California this week, catch up with Chris Brogan's keynote and hear from the award winners.
What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS
Innovation

What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS

How do the big companies stay on top? Take a look at some of the new customer-service ideas Amazon, USPS and Starbucks have in store.
How Many Jobs Can Your Startup Create This Year?
Hiring Center

How Many Jobs Can Your Startup Create This Year?

Never discount the value you and your company can have on your community or the world -- even if you start up in your garage, your bedroom or the trunk of your car.
How Small Businesses are Becoming Big Campaign Stops
Growth Strategies

How Small Businesses are Becoming Big Campaign Stops

An inside look at five entrepreneurs reaping political publicity, as the presidential hopefuls put them in the spotlight on the campaign trail.
Why Apple Shouldn't Stop the Steve Jobs Doll (opinion)
Radicals & Visionaries

Why Apple Shouldn't Stop the Steve Jobs Doll (opinion)

Apple's lawyers are in a snit over the recently released, creepily lifelike Steve Jobs doll. Here's why they should back off and let the doll become a smash hit.
Entrepreneur's Growth Conference: Live from California
Grow Your Business

Entrepreneur's Growth Conference: Live from California

We're heading to Long Beach, Calif., on Wednesday to spotlight growth opportunities in 2012. Plan to watch Chris Brogan's live-streamed keynote speech.
How to Hire Positive Employees for Your Business
Hiring Center

How to Hire Positive Employees for Your Business

Tune yourself to attract those with whom you can redefine your reality and make your business dreams come true.
Seven Tips for Becoming a Better Boss
Managing Employees

Seven Tips for Becoming a Better Boss

If you're resolving to do a better job as a boss this year year, consider this advice from the leaders of small companies known for their great workplace practices.
Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012
Hiring Center

Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012

Last year was bleak for many small businesses, but sales, along with hiring, appear to be on their way up. Here's a look at some of the factors that could affect staffing plans -- for betteror worse -- in 2012.
Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?
New Ideas

Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

A new contest from the Wharton School of Business gives entrepreneurs a chance to win goodies -- by describing a clutch mistake that turned out to be a good business idea.
Small Business Health Care Stuck on Hold
Compensation and Benefits

Small Business Health Care Stuck on Hold

Business owners face higher premiums in 2012, but aren't making any changes until the fate of the Affordable Care Act is clear.
Richard Branson on Measuring the Success of 2011
Leadership

Richard Branson on Measuring the Success of 2011

The billionaire entrepreneur looks back at his efforts to make a difference in the world in the past year.
The Method Vision: Green Consumers Want to Have Fun, Too
Going Green

The Method Vision: Green Consumers Want to Have Fun, Too

This guiding principle helped the founders of an eco-friendly, entrepreneurial company take its cleaning products from the car trunk to the aisles of Target.
How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee
Managing Employees

How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee

As movie studios go after those who've illegally uploaded their content to the Internet, business owners should determine their recourse should an employee cross the line on your dime.
People Are Always Misinterpreting My Emails. What Am I Doing Wrong?
Leadership

People Are Always Misinterpreting My Emails. What Am I Doing Wrong?

The Esquire guy suggests we all could benefit from a Robert De Niro approach to e-mailing.
Everything You Need to Know About Office Email Etiquette
Business Management

Everything You Need to Know About Office Email Etiquette

Our Esquire Guy columnist offers his advice on key technical matters relating to email and not ruining your life.
Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?
Managing Employees

Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?

A professor of business ethics advises on if and when to allow employees to moonlight on startups of their own.
10 Intriguing Business Books for Entrepreneurs to Read on Vacation
Forward Thinkers

10 Intriguing Business Books for Entrepreneurs to Read on Vacation

Here are the 10 business books that intrigued me most this year. If you're looking for a little inspiration to kick-start 2012, make one of these a year-end read.
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