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Angel Investor Esther Dyson on the Traits of Rock Star Tech Leaders
Leadership

Angel Investor Esther Dyson on the Traits of Rock Star Tech Leaders

An investor in companies such as Flickr and del.icio.us, Dyson shares insights on building a thriving company.
How to Think Like a Gold Medalist
Leadership

How to Think Like a Gold Medalist

The same strategies Olympians use to outwit mental obstacles can work in business as well. Here are tips to overcome three of the toughest psychological challenges.
How Lytro Offers a New View of Optical Photography
Innovation

How Lytro Offers a New View of Optical Photography

The startup's technology is reinventing the digital camera and carving its own competitive niche.
Are You Surrounded by
Leadership

Are You Surrounded by "Yes" People? 3 Steps to Straight Talk

Tips for making your team feel comfortable to tell you what you need to hear, instead of only what they think you want to hear.
How to Break Through Fear and Self-Doubt
Leadership

How to Break Through Fear and Self-Doubt

Sales pro Grant Cardone with five tips to stay confident when insecurity strikes.
3 Personality Types That Can Harm Your Business
Hiring Center

3 Personality Types That Can Harm Your Business

How to spot warning signs before hiring people who will be a bad fit for your company.
Small-Business Owners Still Waiting for a Rebound (Opinion)
Go Forward

Small-Business Owners Still Waiting for a Rebound (Opinion)

Business owners have been hit harder than others in the Great Recession, largely due to their greater share of home-equity debt. Here's what's needed for a small-business recovery.
How Green Power Can Benefit Both Small Retailers and the Environment
Going Green

How Green Power Can Benefit Both Small Retailers and the Environment

Tips on making the move to green energy, from wind and solar power to renewable energy credits.
How to Train Your Creative Mind
Leadership

How to Train Your Creative Mind

Four techniques to help you become a more creative business leader.
Must-Read Books to Fuel Your Summer -- And Your Startup
New Ideas

Must-Read Books to Fuel Your Summer -- And Your Startup

Even if you can't get away this summer, consider these top tomes to help make the most of your downtime.
3 Tips for Leading Your Business During a Personal Crisis
Leadership

3 Tips for Leading Your Business During a Personal Crisis

Business lessons from a resilient entrepreneur who fought his way back from a brutal attack.
The Twisted Logic Behind the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act (Opinion)
Growing Your Business

The Twisted Logic Behind the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act (Opinion)

To spur job creation, Congress is voting soon on a moratorium on regulation. Columnist Scott Shane says it's not the answer to our business problems.
How to Start Conversations That Make Instant Connections
Leadership

How to Start Conversations That Make Instant Connections

Follow these 12 steps to become a better communicator and build productive business relationships.
Should the U.S. President Have Business Experience? (Opinion)
Leadership

Should the U.S. President Have Business Experience? (Opinion)

Why success in the private sector doesn't necessarily translate into an effective leadership.
From $200 Million to $500K: Lessons from Digg's Slow Demise
Leadership

From $200 Million to $500K: Lessons from Digg's Slow Demise

Here's what you can learn from the former social media darling's decline.
How Should Entrepreneurs Plan to Scale Their Businesses?
Young Entrepreneurs

How Should Entrepreneurs Plan to Scale Their Businesses?

Tumblr's David Karp on two critical questions to answer when managing hypergrowth.
Trying to Win a Government Contract? Avoid These 3 Mistakes
Growth Strategies

Trying to Win a Government Contract? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

Doing work for the federal government can help a small business grow, but figuring out how to secure a lucrative contract can be tricky.
Young Entrepreneurs

6 Tips for Closing the Generation Gap

Small business experts, Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
Five Steps to a Successful Business Turnaround
Growing Your Business

Five Steps to a Successful Business Turnaround

A comeback starts with a vision for reinventing your company for the post-recession era.
Finally, Guidance on Employer Social-Media Policies
Managing Employees

Finally, Guidance on Employer Social-Media Policies

A federal agency for labor practices offers long-awaited guidance to employers on social-media guidelines at work.
Need Help Retaining Employees? Some Apps for That
Motivation and Retention

Need Help Retaining Employees? Some Apps for That

Social media-style programs give workers public kudos when they go above and beyond. Consider these employee rewards-and-recognition apps.
The Biggest Mistake Small Businesses Make in Brainstorming
Leadership

The Biggest Mistake Small Businesses Make in Brainstorming

Here, a four-step process to make sure your team is using the best approach to solving problems.
How to Give Employees Independence Without Losing Control
Managing Employees

How to Give Employees Independence Without Losing Control

Every business owner knows how to wear a lot of hats. But at some point you have to stop being a control freak. With a nod to Independence Day, here are three tips to empower your team's ideas.
How to Know When It's Time to Walk Away
Go Forward

How to Know When It's Time to Walk Away

Starting a business takes passion -- and often a reality check. Here's how to know when moving on might be the best thing for your business.
It's OK to Lie Online in Rhode Island and Other Quirky New State Laws
Business Management

It's OK to Lie Online in Rhode Island and Other Quirky New State Laws

Happy hour pricing is now legal in Kansas thanks to a new state law. It's just one of many now taking effect with an impact on small businesses. We offer this sampling.
7 Ways to Weigh Your Start-Up Risks -- and Reduce Them
Starting a Business

7 Ways to Weigh Your Start-Up Risks -- and Reduce Them

Starting up is obviously a risk, which can make jumping right in scary. Here's how to minimize those risks to boost your entrepreneurial rewards.
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