Grow Your Business

A New Tool to Compare Health-Care Plans
Compensation and Benefits

A New Tool to Compare Health-Care Plans

A look at how small-business owners can more easily research information on health insurance options.
Do Entrepreneurs Make Their Own Luck -- Or Not?
Selling Your Biz

Do Entrepreneurs Make Their Own Luck -- Or Not?

Some entrepreneurs find themselves in the right place at the right time. In business, as in anything, some people have all the luck.
The Best Ways to Praise Your Employees
Managing Employees

The Best Ways to Praise Your Employees

Praise in the workplace can be a powerful motivator. The Esquire Guy teaches us how to do it right. Hint: No bear hugs.
The Power of Praise in Business -- and How to Do it Right
Managing Employees

The Power of Praise in Business -- and How to Do it Right

The Esquire guy gives a nod to the power of praise in the workplace -- and makes it clear there are lessons to be learned in both giving and receiving the proverbial pat on the back
How Your Business Can Last Longer than a Twinkie
Innovation

How Your Business Can Last Longer than a Twinkie

Kodak and Hostess may have landed in bankruptcy court, but you can avoid their fate. Here are four tips.
Tips for Hiring the Best Employees
Hiring Center

Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

Follow these suggestions to simplify the interviewing process and help make sure it turns up the best candidates.
What the State of the Union Address May Hold for Small Businesses
Go Forward

What the State of the Union Address May Hold for Small Businesses

Here is a rundown of what small business owners and advocates hope to hear from President Obama as he addresses the nation tonight.
Noncompete Expired, a Serial Entrepreneur Seeks Repeat Success
Selling Your Biz

Noncompete Expired, a Serial Entrepreneur Seeks Repeat Success

If you're thinking of selling your company, before you sign a noncompete agreement, consider the journey of a gelato pioneer.
How to Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement
Selling Your Biz

How to Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement

Selling your business? You may have to sign a noncompete. Here's how to negotiate the best terms.
Small Businesses Feel the Loss of Keystone Pipeline Project
Hiring Center

Small Businesses Feel the Loss of Keystone Pipeline Project

The President's rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline project will have a dampening effect on a number of small businesses.
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.
Grow Your Business

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.
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