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How to Recover Quickly When Disaster Strikes
Management & Operations

How to Recover Quickly When Disaster Strikes

Small businesses can't predict when Mother Nature may strike, but they certainly can be prepared for hurricanes, ice storms and other calamities.
Small Business Tips
Grow Your Business

Small Business Tips

Small business tips and advice for entrepreneurs. Marketing, advertising, accounting, and other strategies to grow your business.
When to Let Employees Work from Home
Managing Employees

When to Let Employees Work from Home

Telecommuting can be a vital recruiting tool, if you plan ahead and create the right culture for your company. Here's how.
How to Create a Succession Plan for a Franchise Business
Business Management

How to Create a Succession Plan for a Franchise Business

Passing a franchise from one generation to the next can be fraught with complexities. A smart succession plan will ease the transition.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO
Leadership

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO

Jim Sinegal, the CEO of the third-largest U.S. retailer is retiring next year. Here are five key lessons entrepreneurs can take away from his legacy.
Three Ways to Export into New Markets
Shipping Center

Three Ways to Export into New Markets

How three entrepreneurs overcame challenges when exploring global markets, and what you can learn from them.
A Quick Resource Guide for Exporting
Shipping Center

A Quick Resource Guide for Exporting

From avoiding corruption to navigating cultural differences, here are eight resources to help your small business go global.
How to Survive the Peaks and Valleys of a Seasonal Business
Management & Operations

How to Survive the Peaks and Valleys of a Seasonal Business

Think launching a startup is challenging? Consider the life of the seasonal business owner: It's all start, restart, rinse and repeat.
A 2011 Holiday Shopping Trend Snapshot
Growth Strategies

A 2011 Holiday Shopping Trend Snapshot

What retail forecasters expect from online customers during the holiday spending season this year.
Expand the Startup Visa Act (Opinion)
Leadership

Expand the Startup Visa Act (Opinion)

For real economic impact, the legislation must broaden the pool of eligible entrepreneurs.
How to Make a Toast
Leadership

How to Make a Toast

Is it toasty in here or is it us? The Esquire Guy mulls over the perfect words to raise a glass to.
How Do I Deliver a Really Good Toast at the Holiday Party?
Leadership

How Do I Deliver a Really Good Toast at the Holiday Party?

The Esquire guy goes on a fact-finding mission to unearth the perfect words to accompany a hoist, whether it's to toast the accomplishments of employees or the tanking of a rival.
How to Tap the Power of 'Thank You'
Growing Your Business

How to Tap the Power of 'Thank You'

Expressing gratitude can be good for business. Here are ways to make your appreciation more meaningful to your employees, vendors and customers.
How to Grow Beyond the Food Truck
Growth Strategies

How to Grow Beyond the Food Truck

For a food truck, factors like finding a clutch parking spot and the weather can make or break your business. Here's how the co-owners of the wildly popular Mexicue food trucks are growing their business by diversifying their offerings.
Three Companies Carving a Niche in Snow Sports
Innovation

Three Companies Carving a Niche in Snow Sports

These small businesses are keeping the powder (and the industry) fresh.
Artisan Cheesemaker's Whey of the Future
Going Green

Artisan Cheesemaker's Whey of the Future

In a surprisingly competitive world of artisanal cheesemaking, one Wisconsin producer has a taste for helping others.
Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs
Leadership

Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs

To foster entrepreneurship among minorities and in urban centers, a concentration of wealthy investors and academic, government and business institutions first needs to come together. A recent panel at Rutgers University put a spotlight on the issues.
A Multitasking Pen Doubles as a Business Logistics Tool
Shipping Center

A Multitasking Pen Doubles as a Business Logistics Tool

The pro and cons of Livescribe, a pen that can digitize hand-written functions such as labeling and entering inventory data.
Masterminding With 'Turnaround King' Grant Cardone
Growth Strategies

Masterminding With 'Turnaround King' Grant Cardone

'Turnaround King' reality-TV star Grant Cardone broadcasts his mastermind group meetings on Ustream. Here are some entrepreneurship lessons from one of his recent discussions.
10 Lessons from America's Greatest Military Leaders
Grow Your Business

10 Lessons from America's Greatest Military Leaders

Military talents can transfer well to guiding a team through the challenges of starting and running a small business.
Five Ways Your Business Can Grab Market Share Today
Grow Your Business

Five Ways Your Business Can Grab Market Share Today

You can never stop trying to win new customers. After all, your competitors are probably trying to win over your customers right now.
How to Maintain Clients' Trust While Managing a Crisis
Insurance

How to Maintain Clients' Trust While Managing a Crisis

Don't wait until trouble hits to plan a response to an emergency. Here are some long- and short-term strategies to help you weather any storm.
Toshiba America's CEO on How to Embrace Risk
Leadership

Toshiba America's CEO on How to Embrace Risk

Mark Simons, CEO of Toshiba America Information Systems, discusses how a business can go from good to great by taking risks, not being afraid of failure -- and learning from mistakes. He talks with Bryan Elliott for 'Behind the Brand.'
How to Make Employee Training a Winning Investment
Training

How to Make Employee Training a Winning Investment

Entrepreneurs who help their team strengthen important skills, and add to them, can see a boost to their bottom line.
Three Ways to Get More for Your Business-Travel Dollars
Business Travel

Three Ways to Get More for Your Business-Travel Dollars

As the business outlook for the travel sector improves, the cost of getting around could go up for travelers. Here's how to get more out of your allocated expenses.
Five Steps to Painless Inventory Management
Management & Operations

Five Steps to Painless Inventory Management

A look at common mistakes entrepreneurs make with inventory, and how to fix them.
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