Grow Your Business

8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead
Growth Strategies

8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead

In order to grow your business, consider these questions and determine where you can make important improvements.
Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy
Innovation

Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy

The House of Representatives is expected to take up the Innovation Act today, but stakeholders fear that the increased paperwork required by the bill would be counterproductive.
Good News: Private Sector Hiring Jumps in November
Hiring Center

Good News: Private Sector Hiring Jumps in November

The latest ADP employment report shows the private sector added 215,000 new jobs in November, more than the 173,000 jobs economists were expecting.
Meet the Company Creating Jobs for Former Gang Members
Innovation

Meet the Company Creating Jobs for Former Gang Members

Homeboy Industries' mission is to create jobs for former L.A. gang members. Now with a forward-thinking CEO and high-profile licensing and distribution deals, Homeboy is taking good works to an even greater business level.
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Peter Buckland
Legal Center

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Peter Buckland

Lawyer Peter Buckland wants to answer your big startup questions about allocating equity, setting up a board of directors, raising capital and intellectual property.
3 Steps for Finding Your Next Top Performer
Hiring Center

3 Steps for Finding Your Next Top Performer

Are you settling for 'average' employees? They could be costing you more than you think.
The Brilliance of Failure, In the Words of a Self-Made Billionaire
Leadership

The Brilliance of Failure, In the Words of a Self-Made Billionaire

E-commerce mogul Michael Rubin plays fast and hard and has lost a lot along the way. But to hear him tell it, that's exactly why he is winning now.
10 Trends for 2014: We Seek Imperfect, Human Moments. With Our Smartphones at the Ready.
Go Forward

10 Trends for 2014: We Seek Imperfect, Human Moments. With Our Smartphones at the Ready.

New York City-based advertising agency JWT defines the 10 trends that are expected to shape how we think and what we want in the New Year and beyond.
The 10 Most Corrupt and Least Corrupt Countries in the World
Business Travel

The 10 Most Corrupt and Least Corrupt Countries in the World

Not sure where to set up shop abroad? Worried that foreign governments might try to shake you down? Find out which countries are squeaky clean and which are dirty when it comes to public sector corruption.
Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.
Grow Your Business

Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.

For our series College Treps, Matthew Fishman discusses why his startup traveled thousands of miles to participate in an accelerator, rather than join a local one.
4 Ways to Keep Seasonal Employees Engaged
Business Management

4 Ways to Keep Seasonal Employees Engaged

Whether for the holidays or the summer, we often need to hire extra help. Here's how to get the most out of the seasonal workers.
5 Easy Ways to Lose Customers (Infographic)
Shipping Center

5 Easy Ways to Lose Customers (Infographic)

From shipping that's too expensive to deliveries that arrive without warning, this infographic outlines what not to do.
Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In
Grow Your Business

Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In

Health reform's roll-out has had its problems, but three economists feel it still has a chance to boost small business growth.
Avoid These Off-Site Work Party Mistakes
Managing Employees

Avoid These Off-Site Work Party Mistakes

Even when you hold your holiday party off-site, you're still the host and a successful party relies on your good planning. Here are four mistakes to avoid.
How You Can Form Good Habits and Stick to Them
Growth Strategies

How You Can Form Good Habits and Stick to Them

The trick is to dream big but start small. Here, we explain how.
How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is
Startup Basics

How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is

Picking a co-founder is a lot like picking a spouse, except you'll likely spend more time with the former.
When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources
Growth Strategies

When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources

With state budgets being cut, former SBA chief Karen Mills discusses how local economic growth does not necessarily need radical innovation to prosper. Rather governors can harness resources of existing institutions and people to attract capital and create jobs.
Latest Obamacare Delay Means Small Businesses Will Have to Wait. Again.
Human Resources

Latest Obamacare Delay Means Small Businesses Will Have to Wait. Again.

The launch date for the online exchange that will allow small-business owners to shop for insurance has been pushed to November 2014.
The Best (And Only) Tips You Need for the Office Holiday Party
Business Management

The Best (And Only) Tips You Need for the Office Holiday Party

It's Christmas Party time. You know, the time of the year when you need to be reminded you are not as interesting as you think and can't hold your liquor.
5 Ways to Get Your Staff on the Same Page
Grow Your Business

5 Ways to Get Your Staff on the Same Page

Getting every department at your startup aligned and working toward the same goals isn't easy, but efficiency and increased performance can be your rewards.
Why This 'Trep Will Start School in 2014
Forward Thinkers

Why This 'Trep Will Start School in 2014

Entrepreneur caught up with its past 'Treps of the Year, Emerging Entrepreneur Jason Lucash, about how the year has changed him and how it's prepared him for 2014.
How to Know When It's Time to Break Up With a Client
Management & Operations

How to Know When It's Time to Break Up With a Client

"Follow the passion; don't follow the dollar," says CEO Harry Herington.
Simple Solutions for Better In-Office Parties
Managing Employees

Simple Solutions for Better In-Office Parties

For a fun, morale boosting office party, keep these tips in mind.
5 Ways to Decrease Interruptions and Increase Productivity
Growth Strategies

5 Ways to Decrease Interruptions and Increase Productivity

Interruptions destroy many entrepreneurs' productivity. Follow these five strategies to end the unnecessary interruptions and increase the amount of work you get done on a regular basis.
The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make
Growth Strategies

The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

When launching a new company, a good idea goes a long way. But a healthy dose of moxie may be what pushes a startup over the edge into success.
Not Science Fiction: Amazon Is Working on a Drone-Powered Delivery System
Shipping Center

Not Science Fiction: Amazon Is Working on a Drone-Powered Delivery System

Unmanned drones could someday deliver packages within a 10-mile radius.
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