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4 Innovative Business Ideas That Changed Everything
Innovation

4 Innovative Business Ideas That Changed Everything

These innovative ideas set new standards, and they all stated with someone who noticed a problem that needed solving.
Inside the Successful Leader's Mindset
Leadership

Inside the Successful Leader's Mindset

Set yourself up for success with four beliefs that help you persevere and tackle tough business challenges.
How Young Treps Can Participate in the Clinton Global Initiative
Radicals & Visionaries

How Young Treps Can Participate in the Clinton Global Initiative

If you want to change the world through social entrepreneurship, consider this your ticket. Here's a preview of what to expect from the Clinton Global Initiative and ideas for getting involved.
Business Management

Why Being 'Good' Can Help You Build a Successful Startup

When you work for yourself, your reputation is your most important asset. Here's how to keep it looking shiny and new.
A Data-Driven Reality Check for Your Marketing Budget
Growth Strategies

A Data-Driven Reality Check for Your Marketing Budget

To make better marketing budget decisions, listen to what your business data can tell you. Here are some tips for getting started.
3 Tips for Taking Your College Startup Global
Grow Your Business

3 Tips for Taking Your College Startup Global

James Hilton lived in an entrepreneurship community on campus when he launched his business. Here's how it helped him branch out.
Why a Star Hire Isn't Your Ticket to Success
Managing Employees

Why a Star Hire Isn't Your Ticket to Success

Too many businesses suffer from 'Magic Person Syndrome' -- waiting for the perfect executive to fix their problems.
Leadership

How To Stay Motivated in the Trenches

Small business expert Kevin Hiser of QStart Labs answers readersÂ’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
Steve Blank on Top Mistakes That Startups Make
Growing Your Business

Steve Blank on Top Mistakes That Startups Make

Sure, you might be good at starting a business. But what about building one? Here are some common blunders -- and how to avoid them.
How to Build an Ethical Business Culture
Managing Employees

How to Build an Ethical Business Culture

Three steps to make sure your employees' behavior is above board.
3 Reasons to Consider a Legal Exit Strategy
Legal Center

3 Reasons to Consider a Legal Exit Strategy

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains how an exit strategy can be useful if unexpected situations arise.
4 Ways to Discover Your Strengths
Innovation

4 Ways to Discover Your Strengths

You may have talents you didn't even know about. Here are some creative ways to unlock your potential.
Five Retail Design Myths Debunked
Grow Your Business

Five Retail Design Myths Debunked

Be creative in your store design and take a skeptical view of the conventional wisdom.
Richard Branson on Asking for Help
Growth Strategies

Richard Branson on Asking for Help

The famous entrepreneur on why you should seek advice during every stage of your business.
A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars
New Ideas

A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars

A CEO's knack for buying low and selling high combined with his love of vintage musical instruments led him to revive Chicago Music Exchange.
5 Things Your Family Business Can Learn From Animal Planet's 'Tanked'
Family Business

5 Things Your Family Business Can Learn From Animal Planet's 'Tanked'

Running a business with your family can be tough. The eccentric brood on Animal Planet's "Tanked" compromise to make it work.
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
Grow Your Business

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.
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