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Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'
Compensation and Benefits

Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'

As paying for health care remains one of small-business owners' biggest burdens, we look at how the candidates would trim costs and tackle reform.
Steve Blank: How to Grow Your Business
Grow Your Business

Steve Blank: How to Grow Your Business

From up-selling to unbundling, professor Steve Blank outlines lean strategies for growing your customer base.
Should You Pass on a CEO?
Business Management

Should You Pass on a CEO?

Management isn't for everyone. Four ways to let someone else take charge of your company without feeling like you are losing control.
Steve Blank on Getting Small Businesses Growing Again
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Steve Blank on Getting Small Businesses Growing Again

The old ways of doing business no long apply, says professor Steve Blank. Entrepreneurship is exploding among those who grok that.
In Business, There's No Such Thing as an Accident
Business Management

In Business, There's No Such Thing as an Accident

Behavioral economists are finding that business people often fail to account for low-likelihood, high-impact events when planning for disaster.
3 Creative Ways to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Innovation

3 Creative Ways to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Your business's next big idea might come from an unexpected place. Here's how to get comfortable with being a little uncomfortable.
Democrats Nod to Entrepreneurs, Focus on Workers
Leadership

Democrats Nod to Entrepreneurs, Focus on Workers

Obama, like Romney, also mentions Steve Jobs in speech -- but as example of what one can become, given the opportunity.
Convincing Small Business that Prosperity Is Just Around the Corner (Opinion)
Go Forward

Convincing Small Business that Prosperity Is Just Around the Corner (Opinion)

Optimism among small business owners has been slow to recover as the economy emerges from recession.
What Sports Can Teach You About Running a Business
Growth Strategies

What Sports Can Teach You About Running a Business

Consistent performance, whether in sports, sales or growing your business, pays off in more ways than simply sealing a big deal.
Business Management

How to Handle Problem Employees -- And Fire Them if Needed

No one envy's an entrepreneur when it's time to let problem employees go. Here's how to make the process as smooth as possible.
4 Ways to Get New Employees Off on the Right Foot
Managing Employees

4 Ways to Get New Employees Off on the Right Foot

Make the most of a new hire's first weeks with these tips to make them feel productive and welcome.
Obama Regrets Syntax of 'You Didn't Build That' Comment
Leadership

Obama Regrets Syntax of 'You Didn't Build That' Comment

The President says that everybody present when he made his now controversial comment understood what he meant.
Meet the Finalists for 'Entrepreneur of 2012' and Watch Their Inspirational Stories
Leadership

Meet the Finalists for 'Entrepreneur of 2012' and Watch Their Inspirational Stories

The finalists are in. Now it's your turn to vote for your choice for Entrepreneur of 2012.
6 Tips for Running a Layaway Program
Growth Strategies

6 Tips for Running a Layaway Program

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, now is the time to consider offering your customers a layaway option.
Latest Census Data Show Hope for Small Biz
Go Forward

Latest Census Data Show Hope for Small Biz

The most recent business census data show slowing declines and some hopeful growth areas for businesses large and small.
9 Successful Entrepreneurs Moonlighting as Professors
Leadership

9 Successful Entrepreneurs Moonlighting as Professors

These successful business leaders are teaching classes on everything from leadership to technology to finance at universities and colleges across America.
5 Tips and Tools to Create a Company Culture When You Run a Virtual Business
Managing Employees

5 Tips and Tools to Create a Company Culture When You Run a Virtual Business

How to foster team cohesion and run your business efficiently when everyone works remotely.
7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces
Management & Operations

7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces

Consider these unique ways to design a compact store to look bigger and accommodate more merchandise.
Richard Branson Shines a Spotlight on 5 Altruistic Companies
Exploring New Markets

Richard Branson Shines a Spotlight on 5 Altruistic Companies

Celebrated entrepreneur Richard Branson believes that businesses should shift their values from an exclusive focus on profit to also caring for people, communities and the planet.
Republicans Spotlight Entrepreneurs at Convention
Grow Your Business

Republicans Spotlight Entrepreneurs at Convention

Small-business owners were front and center in Tampa, Fla., this week.
The Creator of 'The Best Sandwich in America' Shares His Secrets to Success
Family Business

The Creator of 'The Best Sandwich in America' Shares His Secrets to Success

Travel Channel host Adam Richman named his sandwich the best in the country, but the owner of Tommy DiNic's has no plans to expand. Here's why.
Entrepreneur Becomes Lightning Rod in 'We Built It' Debate
Grow Your Business

Entrepreneur Becomes Lightning Rod in 'We Built It' Debate

At the Republican National Convention, Sher Valenzuela stirs more controversy over the role of government in supporting small-business owners.
4 Ways to Manage the Perils of  'Friend-ployees'
Managing Employees

4 Ways to Manage the Perils of 'Friend-ployees'

How to maintain your authority when you become close with your employees.
Business Management

How to Talk to 'Nerds' and Why You Should

For non-technical entrepreneurs, bringing a developer on board is only half the battle. You also need to be able to communicate. Here’s how to get it right.
Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?
Leadership

Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?

President Obama and Mitt Romney frequently suggest they're in touch with America's small enterprises. But often, they display a disconnect, Kelly K. Spors writes.
Richard Branson's Tips for Growing Your Small Business
Growth Strategies

Richard Branson's Tips for Growing Your Small Business

The celebrated entrepreneur shares advice on how to grow your business and gain a competitive edge.
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