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Chris Brogan on How to Grow Your Online Presence
Growth Strategies

Chris Brogan on How to Grow Your Online Presence

The popular blogger shares low-cost ways to take your company 'to the next level' online with site design, email marketing and blogging. He speaks with Bryan Elliott in 'Behind the Brand.'
10 Secrets of Successful Leaders
Leadership

10 Secrets of Successful Leaders

Successfully maneuvering a team through the ups and downs of starting a new business can be one of the greatest challenges a small-business owner faces.
ADP's New Payroll On-the-Go HR App
Human Resources

ADP's New Payroll On-the-Go HR App

The payroll giant is offering a mobile app that lets employees of its U.S. clients check and manage their HR, payroll and benefits information from their smart phones.
How to Take Your Business to the Next Level
Growth Strategies

How to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Consider these three successful strategies to kick-start growth in your company.
Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on the Drive to Succeed
Innovation

Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on the Drive to Succeed

The founder of the body-shaping undergarment company talks about the vision for her invention and how she prepared for its success.
Does Your Small Business Suffer from Owner Neglect?
Growth Strategies

Does Your Small Business Suffer from Owner Neglect?

If you've been checked out and letting your business's problems multiply, restaurant expert Jon Taffer from the series 'Bar Rescue' has some tips on how to turn things around.
Richard Branson on the Business of Sustainability
Leadership

Richard Branson on the Business of Sustainability

The celebrated entrepreneur urges startups to consider developing green solutions for the future.
Grow Your Business

Business in Transformation

Today's business leaders know that disruption is now the rule, not the norm. To grow, their businesses must be nimble to evolve with changing technologies and business realities.
Cherie Blair Launches Program for Emerging Entrepreneurs
Business Management

Cherie Blair Launches Program for Emerging Entrepreneurs

The U.K.'s Cherie Blair aims to help the 'missing middles' -- female business owners in developing nations who need help in scaling their growing companies.
Why Entrepreneurs Love Steve Jobs
Radicals & Visionaries

Why Entrepreneurs Love Steve Jobs

Apple's products didn't make Steve Jobs great. Instead, it was his uncommon affection for rebels and misfits that inspired legions.
Remembering Apple's Steve Jobs
Innovation

Remembering Apple's Steve Jobs

Reactions to news of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs emerged within hours from his competitors, fellow entrepreneurs and others influenced by his work and life.
Wall Street Protest Hurts the 'Little Guys' Nearby
Business Management

Wall Street Protest Hurts the 'Little Guys' Nearby

Area businesses call protestors camping in a lower Manhattan park a menace. Lost sales are only the half of it.
What Does Occupy Wall Street Mean for Your Business?
Business Management

What Does Occupy Wall Street Mean for Your Business?

Entrepreneurs may want to consider whether these gatherings are business signals about present or future customers, employees and economic policies.
How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave
Shipping Center

How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave

Online sales are still booming in Spain, Brazil, China, Russia and Mexico, and their ecommerce growth rates are expected to outpace U.S. growth in the next four years. Here are eight tips for e-tailers seeking to improve their appeal to overseas shoppers.
Why You Need to Flatten Your Organization
Business Management

Why You Need to Flatten Your Organization

If you're micromanaging your business like a pyramid with you at the top, consider flattening it by giving managers more responsibility.
Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on the Secret to Staying Competitive
Innovation

Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on the Secret to Staying Competitive

The groundbreaking recording engineer talks about how her studio stays on the cutting edge. Her advice: Hire a motivated team with passion and a hunger to try new things. Part of our Insights series.
Four Ways to Cut Small Employer Health-Care Costs
Compensation and Benefits

Four Ways to Cut Small Employer Health-Care Costs

Health-insurance premiums in the U.S. surged substantially in 2011. Here's how small companies can reduce costs.
How a Business Emergency Plan Paid Off in Tornado-Struck Joplin, Mo.
Insurance

How a Business Emergency Plan Paid Off in Tornado-Struck Joplin, Mo.

When a tornado ravaged the town of Joplin, Mo., few businesses were left intact. Here's how one owner and his employees made it through the storm. And what you can learn from their story.
How 'Working Spouse' Rules Can Save a Company Money -- And Headaches
Human Resources

How 'Working Spouse' Rules Can Save a Company Money -- And Headaches

Employers can save money by creating 'working-spouse carve-outs' encouraging employees to use their spouse's health-insurance plans.
Five Small Business Lessons from Netflix's Qwikster Split
New Ideas

Five Small Business Lessons from Netflix's Qwikster Split

Customers were downright irate when Netflix announced it would separate its DVD and streaming offerings. Here are some lessons to take away from that business bungle.
'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?
Business Management

'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?

Sometimes the only way to save a business is to start over, even down to changing its name. Here's how bar owners learned that lesson on Spike TV's 'Bar Rescue.'
Richard Branson on Time Management
Business Management

Richard Branson on Time Management

The celebrated entrepreneur shares tips from his experience on staying focused on the big picture for your business.
At LinkedIn Town Hall, Entrepreneurs' Questions Go Unanswered
Growth Strategies

At LinkedIn Town Hall, Entrepreneurs' Questions Go Unanswered

In the President's LinkedIn Town Hall, Barack Obama answered many questions about how to help the unemployed. But some small-business owners say he didn't discuss their needs enough.
Three Business Lessons from 'Moneyball'
Growth Strategies

Three Business Lessons from 'Moneyball'

Here are the top takeaways from the story of how the Oakland A's changed the way baseball teams do business.
Obama Asks for Entrepreneurs' Questions on LinkedIn
Growth Strategies

Obama Asks for Entrepreneurs' Questions on LinkedIn

President Barack Obama is currently taking questions on LinkedIn. The request brought more than 700 comments within hours, and lots of them aren't very polite.
An Entrepreneur's Guide to Brainstorming
Business Management

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Brainstorming

Brainstorming meetings don't have to hurt your brain. Here's how to to lead an effective session for cultivating new ideas. Tip: Bring snacks. And beer.
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