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Lessons in Influence from Stumptown Coffee's Duane Sorenson
Leadership

Lessons in Influence from Stumptown Coffee's Duane Sorenson

The founder of Stumptown Coffee Roasters made a list of the 30 most influential people in the beverage industry. Here's why.
10 Tips for Forming a Board of Directors
Business Management

10 Tips for Forming a Board of Directors

Forming a board of directors can help a business grow to the next level. Here are tips for recruiting and retaining one.
What an End to the Health-Care Law Could Mean for Small Business
Human Resources

What an End to the Health-Care Law Could Mean for Small Business

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act won't be known until June, but here are some of the potential effects small-business owners might want to consider now.
Daymond John on Engaging Young Entrepreneurs and Building a Better Business
Leadership

Daymond John on Engaging Young Entrepreneurs and Building a Better Business

The 'Shark Tank' investor shares his thoughts on youth and entrepreneurship, as well as business trends and using social media.
Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?
Grow Your Business

Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?

The cosmetics darling will offer customers a 'Gossip Girl'-inspired selection of goodies in May. If this branding hookup is the harbinger of what's to come, consider these tips for amping up your own offerings.
Are You Prepared for Your Small Business to Flatline?
Business Management

Are You Prepared for Your Small Business to Flatline?

Why did small businesses go bankrupt in this downturn? They didn't plan for catastrophe. Here's a guide to the risks your business should consider and plan for to thrive no matter what.
Can't Afford Employee Training Programs? Think Again
Human Resources

Can't Afford Employee Training Programs? Think Again

To attract and retain great employees, Fortune 1000 companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on training. Small businesses can't afford not to compete.
Entrepreneurs: 'One Percenters'?
Leadership

Entrepreneurs: 'One Percenters'?

As part of Entrepreneur Week in New York, entrepreneurs walk to put a face on their chapter of the American dream.
Going Green Is Growing Important to Small Businesses
Going Green

Going Green Is Growing Important to Small Businesses

Recycling and reducing waste and water use are just a few ways that businesses are creating more eco-friendly workplaces.
Embracing Failure on the Path to Success
Leadership

Embracing Failure on the Path to Success

Leading entrepreneurs and innovators learn from their mistakes and accept that failures are inevitable in finding success.
Gas Prices, Health-Care Law Keep Small Businesses from Hiring
Hiring Center

Gas Prices, Health-Care Law Keep Small Businesses from Hiring

While small-business owners are feeling slightly more optimistic about the economy, they aren't creating jobs, according to a new survey.
How Partnerships Can Help Extend Your Small Marketing Budget
Growth Strategies

How Partnerships Can Help Extend Your Small Marketing Budget

One great way to stretch a small marketing budget is to find a marketing partner that can help you boost exposure for your products.
How to Stop Your Business From Sinking Like the Titanic
Business Management

How to Stop Your Business From Sinking Like the Titanic

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic's sinking. As a business owner, you want to avoid capsizing. Here are five lessons you can learn from Titanic's fate.
Could You Fix Your Failing Business With Just $10,000?
Growing Your Business

Could You Fix Your Failing Business With Just $10,000?

On 'Restaurant Impossible,' top chef Robert Irvine swoops into town with a $10,000 materials budget and remakes failing restaurants. Here's why sometimes, even this splash of TV publicity and a quick fix-up isn't enough.
Five to Follow for Doing Business in China
International Growth

Five to Follow for Doing Business in China

Follow these five Twitter feeds for helpful information and services that will help you expand your business into the booming Asian economy.
Hiring on a Shoestring
Hiring Center

Hiring on a Shoestring

Ray Madronio needed help when he started Local Bigwig, a short-term housing company, but lacked the budget for staff. Here's what he did, plus more hiring tips.
TaskRabbit's Leah Busque on Staying Competitive
Leadership

TaskRabbit's Leah Busque on Staying Competitive

The startup has survived competitive challenges by following these three important principles.
Facebook's Instagram Buy to Kick Off Venture Capital Feeding Frenzy
Growth Strategies

Facebook's Instagram Buy to Kick Off Venture Capital Feeding Frenzy

The young startup has a small staff and no revenue, but Facebook's decision to buy is not just a blind gamble. Other venture capital firms will be looking to invest in similar companies.
Why Your Business Needs to Pay Attention to Consumer Feedback
Growth Strategies

Why Your Business Needs to Pay Attention to Consumer Feedback

A study of more than 11 million consumer conversations online takes a close look at how people review and purchase products online -- and how user-generated reviews can affect your own brand or business.
Road Warrior 101: Preparing for the Trip
Business Travel

Road Warrior 101: Preparing for the Trip

How well you prepare for business travel can go a long way in making your trips better, more fun and bigger successes all around.
Selling Your Business? Serial 'Trep Gurbaksh Chahal Says Be Bought, Not Sold
Selling Your Biz

Selling Your Business? Serial 'Trep Gurbaksh Chahal Says Be Bought, Not Sold

In this 'Trep Talk Extra, the young multimillionaire shares strategies on making your business attractive to a buyer.
Accounting Software Giant Intuit Offers Health-Care, 401(k) Services
Compensation and Benefits

Accounting Software Giant Intuit Offers Health-Care, 401(k) Services

The maker of popular accounting tool QuickBooks has expanded its services into the world of employee benefits.
Time to Hire?... Maybe Not So Fast
Hiring Center

Time to Hire?... Maybe Not So Fast

Even as the pace of hiring eases, small businesses continue to haul the job train along. Is your business hiring?
Win an Office Even Don Draper Would Love
Management & Operations

Win an Office Even Don Draper Would Love

Does your office say, I'm haggard and in need of Windex? If so, consider entering Turnstone's contest for a chance to win a free $25,000 office makeover and a possible shout out on Entrepreneur.com.
Rainn Wilson on SoulPancake and Social Media
Innovation

Rainn Wilson on SoulPancake and Social Media

See how the actor's new media company SoulPancake is making a business out of helping you chew on life's big questions.
Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime
Management & Operations

Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime

Store owners can choose from a greater variety of tools to try to prevent theft by both shoplifters and employees.
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