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The Six Biggest Downsizing Mistakes
Managing Employees

The Six Biggest Downsizing Mistakes

Whether you are trimming your operation to streamline your successful business or save your recession-affected enterprise, consider these tips.
Five Retirement Plan Options for Your Business
Compensation and Benefits

Five Retirement Plan Options for Your Business

From IRAs to profit-sharing plans, learn which option is best to consider for your company's future.
How to Enter a Room and Network Like a Pro
Leadership

How to Enter a Room and Network Like a Pro

Consider these tips to make a lasting impression on new connections, before a meeting even starts.
Why You Should Think Twice Before Posting Anonymous Comments Online
Leadership

Why You Should Think Twice Before Posting Anonymous Comments Online

Four reminders that entrepreneurs have a responsibility to own their words in the digital age.
Co-creation: How to Harness It For Your Business
Grow Your Business

Co-creation: How to Harness It For Your Business

Co-creation is turning consumerism into teamwork, enabling buyers to be part of a company's innovation.
Ways Inventors Can Get Stuff Made
Grow Your Business

Ways Inventors Can Get Stuff Made

Maybe you don't want to give up the rights to your brilliant idea. We understand. Here are some options for inventors.
Legal Center

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights

Created as a pressure release for patent office overload, the controversial America Invents Act may give big business the edge in securing patents. Here's a guide to protecting your intellectual property rights in the post-act age.
A Business Traveler Vents His Rental Car Road Rage
Business Travel

A Business Traveler Vents His Rental Car Road Rage

While planning trips can be tedious, at least the reservation process is modernized. Unless, of course, you are renting a car.
Three Business Lessons from the NFL Lockout
Leadership

Three Business Lessons from the NFL Lockout

The author of Fixing the Game offers his top business lessons from football's labor dispute.
Is Disorganization Sapping Your Small Business's Health?
Managing Employees

Is Disorganization Sapping Your Small Business's Health?

Disorganization can sap small-business productivity. Here are eight tips to help you stop the chaos and get organized.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Borders' Demise
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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Borders' Demise

Borders is moving to liquidate its 400 remaining stores. Here are four reasons why the giant bookseller went bust.
Should You Let Your Workers Sleep on the Job?
Managing Employees

Should You Let Your Workers Sleep on the Job?

Want helpful, happy and alert employees? Make napping -- within reason -- a policy at your workplace. Here's how.
A Competition Roundup for Entrepreneurs
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A Competition Roundup for Entrepreneurs

Looking to score some loot for your business? Check out these four contests for entrepreneurs and small-business owners.
Seven Ways to Boost Employee Morale
Managing Employees

Seven Ways to Boost Employee Morale

The mood in your workplace can have an impact on productivity. Here's how to keep it positive.
When's the Right Time to Sell a Business?
Selling Your Biz

When's the Right Time to Sell a Business?

Serial entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal, founder of ClickAgents, BlueLithium and RadiumOne, shares how he knew it was time to sell his first startup.
Don't Use Facebook to Gripe about Work
Business Management

Don't Use Facebook to Gripe about Work

A recent employee firing, whether right or wrong, sheds light on why you need a social media use policy at your workplace.
From Mess to Success: Spike TV Readies Bar Rescue Reality Show
Leadership

From Mess to Success: Spike TV Readies Bar Rescue Reality Show

Bar consultant Jon Taffer offers his top three management tips for business owners in all industries.
Under-30 Treps in the Washington Spotlight
Grow Your Business

Under-30 Treps in the Washington Spotlight

The question of how to help small-businesses boost sales is so divisive that many are now looking to the young for answers.
Three Tips for Reinventing a Product
Innovation

Three Tips for Reinventing a Product

How an artisan salt shop sprinkles ingenuity into its business -- and you can, too.
Are You a 'Horrible Boss'?
Business Management

Are You a 'Horrible Boss'?

The new film Horrible Bosses sheds light on entrepreneurs' own management styles. What kind of boss are you?
Guy Kawasaki: How to Enchant Your Employees
Managing Employees

Guy Kawasaki: How to Enchant Your Employees

The celebrated business author says business owners could take a page from Mike Rowe of TV's 'Dirty Jobs.'
The 10 Best Things for Entrepreneurs to Outsource
Growing Your Business

The 10 Best Things for Entrepreneurs to Outsource

How much of your time is taken up with activities that don't create new products or services, drive more sales or find new customers? If the answer is a lot, here are some tasks to offload.
How to Hire Workers for Crummy Jobs
Hiring Center

How to Hire Workers for Crummy Jobs

Need someone for a task that would make even Mike Rowe blanch? When working for you isn't a dream come true.
Making the Switch to a Virtual Office Painless
Management & Operations

Making the Switch to a Virtual Office Painless

Besides the planning and expense, creating a virtual office hinges upon getting the right software. Here's one new tool that aims to make it easy.
Three Ways to Find an Edge in a Crowded Market
Innovation

Three Ways to Find an Edge in a Crowded Market

Whether you're a pioneer or a latecomer in a competitive industry, here are strategies to stay ahead of the pack.
Will Today's Entrepreneurs Ever Retire?
Selling Your Biz

Will Today's Entrepreneurs Ever Retire?

Is your retirement plan to simply keep working until you drop? If so, you're not alone.
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