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Is Disorganization Sapping Your Small Business's Health?
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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.
The Innovators: Klout's Joe Fernandez
The 'Treps

The Innovators: Klout's Joe Fernandez

The co-founder of the social-media analytics firm talks about getting his new business off the ground.
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.
The Innovators: Union Square Hospitality Group's Danny Meyer
Restaurant Center

The Innovators: Union Square Hospitality Group's Danny Meyer

The New York restaurateur talks about starting and growing a successful business.
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.
For Entrepreneurs, This Summer's No Day at the Beach
Lifestyle

For Entrepreneurs, This Summer's No Day at the Beach

Less than half of business owners plan to take even one week of vacation this summer. While you're at it, here's how to occupy your time.
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
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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
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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.
How Much Should Business Owners Get Paid?
Compensation and Benefits

How Much Should Business Owners Get Paid?

Last year, big-company CEOs were paid an average of 343 times what their workers made. How does that number make you feel?
Profanity, Obama and Guy Kawasaki
Leadership

Profanity, Obama and Guy Kawasaki

For most people, cursing in public is a no-no. But for entrepreneurs, doing so sparingly can breed positive feelings and trust.
Zynga IPO: Three Things to Keep in Mind When Scaling a Business Quickly
Growth Strategies

Zynga IPO: Three Things to Keep in Mind When Scaling a Business Quickly

The online gaming company's filing can offer an opportunity for other owners to consider how best to grow a new business.
How One Family Business Stays Independent
Family Business

How One Family Business Stays Independent

For six generations, the Gruccis have built a multimillion dollar fireworks business while keeping ownership in the family.
What Small-Business Owners Can Learn from the Dodgers' Financial Woes
Management & Operations

What Small-Business Owners Can Learn from the Dodgers' Financial Woes

A bankruptcy attorney offers his top three lessons from the ball club's Chapter 11 filing.
Five Tips for Saving Money on Shipping
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Five Tips for Saving Money on Shipping

To avoid costly blunders, business owners should consider these guidelines when mailing their products to customers.
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