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Five Retail Design Myths Debunked
Grow Your Business

Five Retail Design Myths Debunked

Be creative in your store design and take a skeptical view of the conventional wisdom.
Richard Branson on Asking for Help
Growth Strategies

Richard Branson on Asking for Help

The famous entrepreneur on why you should seek advice during every stage of your business.
A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars
New Ideas

A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars

A CEO's knack for buying low and selling high combined with his love of vintage musical instruments led him to revive Chicago Music Exchange.
5 Things Your Family Business Can Learn From Animal Planet's 'Tanked'
Family Business

5 Things Your Family Business Can Learn From Animal Planet's 'Tanked'

Running a business with your family can be tough. The eccentric brood on Animal Planet's "Tanked" compromise to make it work.
Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'
Compensation and Benefits

Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'

As paying for health care remains one of small-business owners' biggest burdens, we look at how the candidates would trim costs and tackle reform.
Steve Blank: How to Grow Your Business
Grow Your Business

Steve Blank: How to Grow Your Business

From up-selling to unbundling, professor Steve Blank outlines lean strategies for growing your customer base.
5 Ways to Generate Genuine Feedback for Your New Product
Product Development

5 Ways to Generate Genuine Feedback for Your New Product

After glowing reviews from his family, student entrepreneur Brian Ballan sought the truth from objective strangers.
Should You Pass on a CEO?
Business Management

Should You Pass on a CEO?

Management isn't for everyone. Four ways to let someone else take charge of your company without feeling like you are losing control.
Steve Blank on Getting Small Businesses Growing Again
Grow Your Business

Steve Blank on Getting Small Businesses Growing Again

The old ways of doing business no long apply, says professor Steve Blank. Entrepreneurship is exploding among those who grok that.
In Business, There's No Such Thing as an Accident
Business Management

In Business, There's No Such Thing as an Accident

Behavioral economists are finding that business people often fail to account for low-likelihood, high-impact events when planning for disaster.
Yelp Co-Founder Jeremy Stoppelman on Innovating and Staying Relevant
Mobile

Yelp Co-Founder Jeremy Stoppelman on Innovating and Staying Relevant

The tech entrepreneur talks about starting an internet powerhouse and grabbing the mobile opportunity.
3 Creative Ways to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Innovation

3 Creative Ways to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Your business's next big idea might come from an unexpected place. Here's how to get comfortable with being a little uncomfortable.
Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere
Profiles

Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere

Shoptiques brings cutting-edge creations from brick-and-mortar boutiques online.
Democrats Nod to Entrepreneurs, Focus on Workers
Leadership

Democrats Nod to Entrepreneurs, Focus on Workers

Obama, like Romney, also mentions Steve Jobs in speech -- but as example of what one can become, given the opportunity.
Convincing Small Business that Prosperity Is Just Around the Corner (Opinion)
Go Forward

Convincing Small Business that Prosperity Is Just Around the Corner (Opinion)

Optimism among small business owners has been slow to recover as the economy emerges from recession.
What Sports Can Teach You About Running a Business
Growth Strategies

What Sports Can Teach You About Running a Business

Consistent performance, whether in sports, sales or growing your business, pays off in more ways than simply sealing a big deal.
How to Handle Problem Employees -- And Fire Them if Needed
Business Management

How to Handle Problem Employees -- And Fire Them if Needed

No one envy's an entrepreneur when it's time to let problem employees go. Here's how to make the process as smooth as possible.
4 Ways to Get New Employees Off on the Right Foot
Managing Employees

4 Ways to Get New Employees Off on the Right Foot

Make the most of a new hire's first weeks with these tips to make them feel productive and welcome.
Obama Regrets Syntax of 'You Didn't Build That' Comment
Leadership

Obama Regrets Syntax of 'You Didn't Build That' Comment

The President says that everybody present when he made his now controversial comment understood what he meant.
Meet the Finalists for 'Entrepreneur of 2012' and Watch Their Inspirational Stories
Leadership

Meet the Finalists for 'Entrepreneur of 2012' and Watch Their Inspirational Stories

The finalists are in. Now it's your turn to vote for your choice for Entrepreneur of 2012.
6 Tips for Running a Layaway Program
Growth Strategies

6 Tips for Running a Layaway Program

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, now is the time to consider offering your customers a layaway option.
Latest Census Data Show Hope for Small Biz
Go Forward

Latest Census Data Show Hope for Small Biz

The most recent business census data show slowing declines and some hopeful growth areas for businesses large and small.
5 Technologies Changing the Restaurant Industry
Office Tech

5 Technologies Changing the Restaurant Industry

These apps and devices are helping restaurants manage operations and offer customers more variety.
9 Successful Entrepreneurs Moonlighting as Professors
Leadership

9 Successful Entrepreneurs Moonlighting as Professors

These successful business leaders are teaching classes on everything from leadership to technology to finance at universities and colleges across America.
5 Tips and Tools to Create a Company Culture When You Run a Virtual Business
Managing Employees

5 Tips and Tools to Create a Company Culture When You Run a Virtual Business

How to foster team cohesion and run your business efficiently when everyone works remotely.
7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces
Management & Operations

7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces

Consider these unique ways to design a compact store to look bigger and accommodate more merchandise.
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