Grow Your Business

Managing Employees

Office Politics

With an election right around the corner, political discussions among co-workers can lead to heated exchanges-or worse. Here are 5 tips on defusing political passions before they start.
Growth Strategies

Chain Reaction

Get it going with this advice on opening more locations.
Legal Center

Standing Strong Against Business Shakedowns

Many small businesses fall prey to unscrupulous lawsuits. Don't let yours be one of them.
Leadership

The Five Roles of a Great Leader

Taking on the role of leader means wearing many hats. Here are the five that you should learn to wear most comfortably.
Management & Operations

Leasing vs Buying: Which Is Best for You?

When it comes to acquiring equipment, buildings or cars for your business, answering these five questions will help you make the choice that's right for you.
Human Resources

Is It Time to Outsource Your HR?

Need HR help for your small business? Consider hiring a PEO.
Hiring Center

You're Busy. You Need Help. Now What?

Before you ask what your first employee should be like, decide what type of boss you want to be.
Compensation and Benefits

Choosing Benefits for Your Employees

How to figure out the best employee benefits for your budget
Insurance

Getting the Right Insurance

You want to protect your business, but how do you know you've got the correct policy?
FAQs

Business Transition Planning FAQs

Prepare for the future by implementing a business transition plan.
Selling Your Biz

Telling Staff and Customers You're Selling Your Biz

When it comes to revealing that your business is on the block, these tips for communicating the deal to employees and valued customers will help smooth the transition.
Legal Center

The Supreme Court Gets Back to Business

Take a look at 4 cases on the Supreme Court's 2006-2007 docket that'll affect small business--no matter what the Court decides.
Vacation Destinations

Beyond Yellowstone: 7 Winter Travel Favorites

The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees picks 7 national parks for exceptional winter experiences.
Travel Tips

Top 10 Tips for Hassle-Free Air Travel

Boarding soon? Here's just what you need to know before heading to the airport.
Human Resources

Conducting an Exit Interview

Just why would you want to interview an employee who's decided to quit? We'll give you a few good reasons.
Insurance

Finding Health Insurance as a Startup

When it comes to medical coverage, are there any healthy choices for entrepreneurs?
Growth Strategies

Tech Tools to Grow Your Biz

Smooth the road to expansion with these tools.
Management & Operations

The Basics of Real Estate Leases

That retail lease may seem simple, but there could be more to it than meets the eye.
Compensation and Benefits

Why It's OK to Let Employees Work From Home

Don't worry about possible slacking. Instead, focus on the benefits telecommuting can bring to your company.
Leadership

How to Tell If You're an Effective Leader

You know leadership is key for your business-but how do you tell if you're doing it right?
Management & Operations

Controlling Your Inventory

How to find a balance between too much stock and not enough
Business Management

When to Say No to Work

If you have a successful business, you may be too busy to accept every job. Here's how to decide which jobs to pass on.
Compensation and Benefits

Why It's OK to Let Employees Work From Home

Don't worry about possible slacking. Instead, focus on the benefits telecommuting can bring to your company.
Compensation and Benefits

Should You Offer a 401(k) Plan?

This benefits expert gives you five good reasons why your answer should be yes.
International Growth

Increase Business With International Customers

...One product at a time. Boost business with a global customer base.
Hiring Center

Raising the Minimum Wage

Will a higher minimum wage hurt entrepreneurs? Many say no.
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