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What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS
Innovation

What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS

How do the big companies stay on top? Take a look at some of the new customer-service ideas Amazon, USPS and Starbucks have in store.
How Many Jobs Can Your Startup Create This Year?
Hiring Center

How Many Jobs Can Your Startup Create This Year?

Never discount the value you and your company can have on your community or the world -- even if you start up in your garage, your bedroom or the trunk of your car.
How Small Businesses are Becoming Big Campaign Stops
Growth Strategies

How Small Businesses are Becoming Big Campaign Stops

An inside look at five entrepreneurs reaping political publicity, as the presidential hopefuls put them in the spotlight on the campaign trail.
Why Apple Shouldn't Stop the Steve Jobs Doll (opinion)
Radicals & Visionaries

Why Apple Shouldn't Stop the Steve Jobs Doll (opinion)

Apple's lawyers are in a snit over the recently released, creepily lifelike Steve Jobs doll. Here's why they should back off and let the doll become a smash hit.
Entrepreneur's Growth Conference: Live from California
Grow Your Business

Entrepreneur's Growth Conference: Live from California

We're heading to Long Beach, Calif., on Wednesday to spotlight growth opportunities in 2012. Plan to watch Chris Brogan's live-streamed keynote speech.
How to Hire Positive Employees for Your Business
Hiring Center

How to Hire Positive Employees for Your Business

Tune yourself to attract those with whom you can redefine your reality and make your business dreams come true.
Seven Tips for Becoming a Better Boss
Managing Employees

Seven Tips for Becoming a Better Boss

If you're resolving to do a better job as a boss this year year, consider this advice from the leaders of small companies known for their great workplace practices.
Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012
Hiring Center

Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012

Last year was bleak for many small businesses, but sales, along with hiring, appear to be on their way up. Here's a look at some of the factors that could affect staffing plans -- for betteror worse -- in 2012.
Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?
New Ideas

Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

A new contest from the Wharton School of Business gives entrepreneurs a chance to win goodies -- by describing a clutch mistake that turned out to be a good business idea.
Small Business Health Care Stuck on Hold
Compensation and Benefits

Small Business Health Care Stuck on Hold

Business owners face higher premiums in 2012, but aren't making any changes until the fate of the Affordable Care Act is clear.
Richard Branson on Measuring the Success of 2011
Leadership

Richard Branson on Measuring the Success of 2011

The billionaire entrepreneur looks back at his efforts to make a difference in the world in the past year.
The Method Vision: Green Consumers Want to Have Fun, Too
Going Green

The Method Vision: Green Consumers Want to Have Fun, Too

This guiding principle helped the founders of an eco-friendly, entrepreneurial company take its cleaning products from the car trunk to the aisles of Target.
How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee
Managing Employees

How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee

As movie studios go after those who've illegally uploaded their content to the Internet, business owners should determine their recourse should an employee cross the line on your dime.
People Are Always Misinterpreting My Emails. What Am I Doing Wrong?
Leadership

People Are Always Misinterpreting My Emails. What Am I Doing Wrong?

The Esquire guy suggests we all could benefit from a Robert De Niro approach to e-mailing.
Everything You Need to Know About Office Email Etiquette
Business Management

Everything You Need to Know About Office Email Etiquette

Our Esquire Guy columnist offers his advice on key technical matters relating to email and not ruining your life.
Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?
Managing Employees

Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?

A professor of business ethics advises on if and when to allow employees to moonlight on startups of their own.
10 Intriguing Business Books for Entrepreneurs to Read on Vacation
Forward Thinkers

10 Intriguing Business Books for Entrepreneurs to Read on Vacation

Here are the 10 business books that intrigued me most this year. If you're looking for a little inspiration to kick-start 2012, make one of these a year-end read.
Mark Cuban on Why You Should Never Listen to Your Customers
Growing Your Business

Mark Cuban on Why You Should Never Listen to Your Customers

The billionaire tech entrepreneur explains how bowing to your customers' every request can stunt innovation.
Women Entrepreneurs Put the Government in the Hot Seat
Growth Strategies

Women Entrepreneurs Put the Government in the Hot Seat

Being a woman and an entrepreneur has its benefits, but there are also a number of challenges. Here, the SBA answers your burning questions about how to best overcome them.
How Luxury Hotels Are Bringing Back Business Travelers
Business Travel

How Luxury Hotels Are Bringing Back Business Travelers

Promoting value over opulence is a strategy that's helping upscale properties woo clientele.
10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers
Managing Employees

10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers

Not sure what to buy for your hard working employees this holiday season? Check out these suggestions.
Best of the Best 2011
The 'Treps

Best of the Best 2011

Learn best practices from these standout entrepreneurs leading change in their industries and be inspired by their forward thinking and bold moves.
Three Reasons a Buyer Might Pay More for Your Business
Selling Your Biz

Three Reasons a Buyer Might Pay More for Your Business

Before you decide to put your business up on the block, make sure you fully understand how much what you're offering is worth to buyers.
Should Small Businesses Join 'Free Shipping Day'?
Shipping Center

Should Small Businesses Join 'Free Shipping Day'?

To help you decide, three entrepreneurs share their past experiences.
The Entrepreneur Behind 'Free Shipping Day'
Shipping Center

The Entrepreneur Behind 'Free Shipping Day'

Meet Luke Knowles, who has made Free Shipping Day bigger than Black Friday.
Are You a Born Entrepreneur? (Opinion)
Leadership

Are You a Born Entrepreneur? (Opinion)

Scientific research shows that our genes influence whether we start our own businesses.
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