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7 Steps to Regaining Your Focus
Leadership

7 Steps to Regaining Your Focus

If you're prone to distraction, these techniques can help you refocus in as little as 60 seconds.
5 Foolproof Ways to Boost Your Public-Speaking Skills
Grow Your Business

5 Foolproof Ways to Boost Your Public-Speaking Skills

From pitching investors to wowing to potential customers, speaking before an audience is a key skill to acquire. Here are some tips.
Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs
Innovation

Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration invests over $1 million in a cluster specializing in the new science of flexible electronic components.
4 Leadership Lessons From Abraham Lincoln
Leadership

4 Leadership Lessons From Abraham Lincoln

What small-business owners can learn about management and leadership from the 16th president.
5 Ways to Find Hidden Savings on Shipping
Shipping Center

5 Ways to Find Hidden Savings on Shipping

From creative strategies for returns to warehouse locations, you can find new ways to reduce shipping expenses.
How Thinking Like a Designer Can Inspire Innovation
Innovation

How Thinking Like a Designer Can Inspire Innovation

Using these four tenets of design thinking can help you think differently and improve your business.
Whatever You Do, Don't Not Delegate: 8 Tips for Cultivating Keen Employees
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Whatever You Do, Don't Not Delegate: 8 Tips for Cultivating Keen Employees

Delegating is the second-hardest thing for an entrepreneur to do. The hardest is not delegating.
Selling Your Business? How to Get the Most for It
Selling Your Biz

Selling Your Business? How to Get the Most for It

Check out these five recommendations on making a graceful exit.
Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster
Innovation

Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster

The Small Business Administration invested more than $1 million to support entrepreneur participation in a growing ecosystem of 'smart grid' technology.
6 Lessons from Small Businesses Damaged by Superstorm Sandy
Insurance

6 Lessons from Small Businesses Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

The stories of three resilient entrepreneurs who used strength and resourcefulness to keep their businesses going after the storm.
Tips for International Shipping for Peak Pick-Up Day
Shipping Center

Tips for International Shipping for Peak Pick-Up Day

Here are five recommendations for small businesses that need to ship things abroad this holiday season.
Bursting at the Seams? Tips for Expanding Your Startup's Office Space
Business Ideas

Bursting at the Seams? Tips for Expanding Your Startup's Office Space

Signing an office lease may be the first and largest long-term commitment you make with your business. Here's what to consider before signing on the dotted line.
How to Determine Which Eco-Friendly Changes Your Business Should Make
Growth Strategies

How to Determine Which Eco-Friendly Changes Your Business Should Make

Some green improvements may not be worth the trouble or expense. Here's how to determine which changes will provide the greatest return on investment for your company.
7 Eco-Friendly Actions Will Save Your Business Money
New Ideas

7 Eco-Friendly Actions Will Save Your Business Money

Tips from the Green Business Bureau on saving the planet and your bottom line.
5 Ways to Succeed in Any Economy
Growth Strategies

5 Ways to Succeed in Any Economy

The more difficult the economy, the greater the opportunities -- but only for those who are strong, well-prepared and persistent. Here's how to get started.
4 Things to Do Before You Sell Your Business
Selling Your Biz

4 Things to Do Before You Sell Your Business

Sales of small businesses rose in 2012 and are expected to increase in the new year. Here's what you should do to prepare to sell.
7 Steps to Become an Authority in Your Industry
Leadership

7 Steps to Become an Authority in Your Industry

How developing your reputation as a leader can help boost your business and brand.
Richard Branson on the Art of Brainstorming
Innovation

Richard Branson on the Art of Brainstorming

Eight techniques from the Virgin-founder to get the most from your next ideas meeting.
SpiritHoods and a Passion for Animals
Exploring New Markets

SpiritHoods and a Passion for Animals

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneurs Alexander Mendeluk and ChaseHamilton describe their vision for selling accessories that support endangered species.
How to Afford Your First Hire
Hiring Center

How to Afford Your First Hire

Let's see: You're growing, but you don't have the money to hire -- sound familiar? Angela Jia Kim provides tips on how to afford your first new employee's salary.
10 Legendary Maverick Entrepreneurs
Innovation

10 Legendary Maverick Entrepreneurs

From Steve Jobs to Charles Schwab these big names in business did things their way.
5 Mistakes to Avoid With Free Shipping
Shipping Center

5 Mistakes to Avoid With Free Shipping

Free shipping can entice customers to buy your product, but make sure it doesn't lead you awry. Here are common mishaps to be aware of.
Crisscrossing the Globe In the Name of Entrepreneurship
Grow Your Business

Crisscrossing the Globe In the Name of Entrepreneurship

New programs to help emerging-market entrepreneurs cater to global consumers sprout up abroad -- and in the U.S.
Smart Ways to Send Business Gifts This Season
Growth Strategies

Smart Ways to Send Business Gifts This Season

Today's gamut of beliefs and sensitivities can turn holiday business gifts into an etiquette minefield. Here's how to give grateful good cheer without crossing any lines.
Eyeing an Industry Conference? Here's How to Tackle It
Marketing

Eyeing an Industry Conference? Here's How to Tackle It

Industry conferences can quickly become a huge expense, so you'd better choose wisely. Here's how to decide which to attend and make the most out of them.
World Leaders Weigh in on the State of Business Travel
Business Travel

World Leaders Weigh in on the State of Business Travel

From baggage fees to TSA restrictions, a look on what's on the horizon for business travel, and how to make it better.
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