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Republicans Spotlight Entrepreneurs at Convention
Grow Your Business

Republicans Spotlight Entrepreneurs at Convention

Small-business owners were front and center in Tampa, Fla., this week.
The Creator of 'The Best Sandwich in America' Shares His Secrets to Success
Family Business

The Creator of 'The Best Sandwich in America' Shares His Secrets to Success

Travel Channel host Adam Richman named his sandwich the best in the country, but the owner of Tommy DiNic's has no plans to expand. Here's why.
Tools, Technology and Retail Options that Make Starting Up Today a Cinch
Starting a Business

Tools, Technology and Retail Options that Make Starting Up Today a Cinch

Everyone knows starting up isn't easy. But before you feel sorry for yourself, think about what it was like when your grandparents or parents were your age.
Entrepreneur Becomes Lightning Rod in 'We Built It' Debate
Grow Your Business

Entrepreneur Becomes Lightning Rod in 'We Built It' Debate

At the Republican National Convention, Sher Valenzuela stirs more controversy over the role of government in supporting small-business owners.
4 Ways to Manage the Perils of  'Friend-ployees'
Managing Employees

4 Ways to Manage the Perils of 'Friend-ployees'

How to maintain your authority when you become close with your employees.
How to Talk to 'Nerds' and Why You Should
Business Management

How to Talk to 'Nerds' and Why You Should

For non-technical entrepreneurs, bringing a developer on board is only half the battle. You also need to be able to communicate. Here’s how to get it right.
Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?
Leadership

Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?

President Obama and Mitt Romney frequently suggest they're in touch with America's small enterprises. But often, they display a disconnect, Kelly K. Spors writes.
How to Ease Acquisitions from the Acqui-Hired Founders
Starting a Business

How to Ease Acquisitions from the Acqui-Hired Founders

Tech giants aren't just looking for talent, they're buying it. See what the transition has been like for start-up founders.
3 Belt-Tightening Mistakes to Avoid
Cash Flow & Money Management

3 Belt-Tightening Mistakes to Avoid

Where to be extra careful when you trim budgets.
Richard Branson's Tips for Growing Your Small Business
Growth Strategies

Richard Branson's Tips for Growing Your Small Business

The celebrated entrepreneur shares advice on how to grow your business and gain a competitive edge.
Small Business Strategies for Managing Rising Health-Care Costs
Compensation and Benefits

Small Business Strategies for Managing Rising Health-Care Costs

Ballooning premiums and shifting government regulations can make dealing with employee health insurance a nightmare, here's how to cope.
3 Teambuilding Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges
Managing Employees

3 Teambuilding Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges

How three entrepreneurs designed effective--and fun--ways to strengthen their teams.
5 Ways to Reward Employees When Raises Aren't an Option
Motivation and Retention

5 Ways to Reward Employees When Raises Aren't an Option

In these tough economic times, raises and bonus pay for deserving employees may be out of the question. Here are some alternative ways to keep your team happy and loyal.
9 Ways to Make Working at a Startup Pay for Future Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

9 Ways to Make Working at a Startup Pay for Future Entrepreneurs

To truly learn the ins and outs of launching a business, some suggest working at a startup is all you need.
How to Break Bad News to Employees
Managing Employees

How to Break Bad News to Employees

Seven steps for making tough conversations with employees less painful for everyone.
Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)
Growth Strategies

Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)

The SBA reports that it has tried to increase the share of federal dollars going to small businesses by implementing new contracting provisions. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be working.
Business Management

How to Know What to Outsource

Venture capitalist, author and professor Peter S. Cohan answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
How to Build Your Business by Working With the Competition
Growth Strategies

How to Build Your Business by Working With the Competition

One entrepreneur grew his niche business by collaborating with bigger companies that didn't consider him competition.
From BBQ Pits to Badge Makers, Businesses Prep for Conventions
Growing Your Business

From BBQ Pits to Badge Makers, Businesses Prep for Conventions

Entrepreneurs in Charlotte, N.C., and Tampa are hoping for a boost as Republicans and Democrats gather for the political season's big events.
3 Steps for Fixing Big Business Blunders
Business Management

3 Steps for Fixing Big Business Blunders

Everyone makes mistakes, here's advice from a pro on how to come back strong after even the most embarrassing slip-ups.
Should You 'Write the Book' on Your Business?
Exploring New Markets

Should You 'Write the Book' on Your Business?

It's never a bad thing to be recognized as an expert in your industry -- and nothing says 'expert' like having your name on the cover of a book.
How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information
Innovation

How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

A new generation of pollsters is taking advantage of social media to analyze and aggregate public opinion of candidates.
3 Companies That Are Making Politics Cool Again
Innovation

3 Companies That Are Making Politics Cool Again

High-tech political junkies are finding new ways to reach voters.
When a Tattoo Equals a Lawsuit
Managing Employees

When a Tattoo Equals a Lawsuit

T-shirts and tattoos might be more common in the workplace, but keep these four do's and don'ts in mind to avoid potential problems.
9 Millionaire Entrepreneurs Turned Authors
Business Management

9 Millionaire Entrepreneurs Turned Authors

What you can learn from these books on business by successful innovators.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Team Training From NASA's Mission to Mars
Managing Employees

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Team Training From NASA's Mission to Mars

Four astronaut training techniques that can help you get the most out of your employees.
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