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New CEO Success Buzzword: 'Openness'
Business Management

New CEO Success Buzzword: 'Openness'

Openness, transparency and employee empowerment have become key to business success, a survey of global CEOs say. Social media can help you unlock it.
Tabatha's Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Business Culture
Managing Employees

Tabatha's Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Business Culture

The Bravo show about a brutally frank salon consultant has a lot to teach business owners from all fields.
Entrepreneur's Business Travel Awards 2012
Business Travel

Entrepreneur's Business Travel Awards 2012

Our picks for the best cities for business travel have it all -- entrepreneurial culture, stylish hotels, great eats and the elusive 'fun' factor.
Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status
Management & Operations

Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status

When it comes to landing federal procurement contracts, getting certified under various set-aside programs can improve your chances. But a HUBZone status can easily slip away as an area changes.
Bars Go Green
Going Green

Bars Go Green

How eco-friendly practices are helping drinking establishments attract a loyal clientele.
Tech Tools That Make Doing Business Internationally Easy
Shipping Center

Tech Tools That Make Doing Business Internationally Easy

From shipping to electronic payments to navigating confusing regulations, these services can help companies do business overseas.
For SBA Award Winner, Success Means: 'Do the Right Thing'
Growing Your Business

For SBA Award Winner, Success Means: 'Do the Right Thing'

This year's Small Business Person of the Year discusses the challenges of managing rapid growth.
Want the Right Stuff? Start With Your Help-Wanted Ad
Hiring Center

Want the Right Stuff? Start With Your Help-Wanted Ad

A top-performing team starts with writing a thorough and accurate job description. Consider these five tips.
These Entrepreneurs Fought the Law. . . And Won.
Legal Center

These Entrepreneurs Fought the Law. . . And Won.

From zoning ordinances to quirky local statutes, legal issues can slow down a launch or expansion. Some entrepreneurs take matters into their own hands.
How the 'Little Guy' Can Partner With Big Companies
Grow Your Business

How the 'Little Guy' Can Partner With Big Companies

If you're a little guy, there are plenty of ways to partner with a much larger company. Here are seven.
Jobs or Zuckerberg: Who'd Make the Better Boss?
Leadership

Jobs or Zuckerberg: Who'd Make the Better Boss?

With the Apple founder's death and the Facebook IPO, there's been a changing of the guard in Silicon Valley. Here's how the two leaders' styles compare.
What Makes Facebook Worth So Much
Growth Strategies

What Makes Facebook Worth So Much

After Facebook's IPO, the social network is being valued at about $100 billion. Here's how you can try to emulate that success.
The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Recovery
Management & Operations

The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Recovery

SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills travels the U.S. talking with business owners and bankers. She says she's hearing more talk of expansion compared with three years ago.
Small Business and the President's Cabinet
Leadership

Small Business and the President's Cabinet

President Obama recently made the head of the SBA part of his presidential cabinet. We speak with SBA Administrator Karen G. MIlls about what it means for U.S. small businesses.
When Facebook's 'Like' Pushes the Wrong Button with Employers
Managing Employees

When Facebook's 'Like' Pushes the Wrong Button with Employers

Clicking the 'Like' button on a business, brand, organization or person's official Facebook Page may be grounds for dismissal.
Happy Small Business Week: Time to Shine in D.C.
Growth Strategies

Happy Small Business Week: Time to Shine in D.C.

National Small Business Week is a big deal for small business. Here's what you can expect.
Think It's OK to Ask for Employees' Facebook Logins? Think Again
Hiring Center

Think It's OK to Ask for Employees' Facebook Logins? Think Again

State and federal legislation aimed at protecting freedom of speech is catching up with social media and employers.
6 Tips on Innovation from 'Treps in Emerging Markets
Innovation

6 Tips on Innovation from 'Treps in Emerging Markets

How the guiding principles of "jugaad" can help grow your business with limited resources -- and innovate faster, better, cheaper.
How Top Employers Say 'We Love Moms'
Compensation and Benefits

How Top Employers Say 'We Love Moms'

More women are working outside the home than ever. If you're looking for ways to retain top talent, consider these ideas for supporting working moms.
Rating the Best -- and Worst -- States to Do Business
Management & Operations

Rating the Best -- and Worst -- States to Do Business

Find out how your state and county compare to the rest of U.S.
The American Pickers Guide to Negotiating
Legal Center

The American Pickers Guide to Negotiating

Hate to negotiate? Fans of the History Channel's hit reality show about a pair of likable antique dealers might learn to love it -- and get better at it.
A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes
Hiring Center

A Lie-Detector Test for Resumes

In a tough economy, job seekers can be tempted to fudge facts or outright lie on their resumes. Here's how to catch them in the act.
Headed to Asia for Business? Pack These Networking Tips
Business Travel

Headed to Asia for Business? Pack These Networking Tips

Understanding cultural differences is becoming more important in the increasingly global economy. Consider this advice when seeking out new business connections in China and elsewhere in Asia.
9 Ideas for Health-Care Reform
Compensation and Benefits

9 Ideas for Health-Care Reform

Our blogger says that the state discount pools for small businesses planned under the health-care reform seems like the most immediate way, among the myriad alternatives under consideration, to save business owners money.
Small Business Hiring Slows, But Still Adding More Jobs Than Large Companies
Hiring Center

Small Business Hiring Slows, But Still Adding More Jobs Than Large Companies

While revenues rise among small businesses, the latest payroll numbers show the smallest increase in hiring in seven months.
Hackathon Hiring: How to Scout for Coders with Confidence
Hiring Center

Hackathon Hiring: How to Scout for Coders with Confidence

Some advice to help you mingle with and recruit coders for your growing team.
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