Grow Your Business

Growing Your Business

How to Get Government and Corporate Clients

To expand beyond your current customer base, investigate opportunities for new revenue streams.
Business Management

Dealing With a Client Shake-Up

Don't get left out in the cold when one of your corporate customers experiences a major company shift. There are ways to keep your business intact.
Employment Law

Risky Business

Should a prospective employee's credit history determine whether he or she gets the job?
Insurance

Bad Judgment?

Even top execs can make mistakes. With the right coverage, it's no problem.
Legal Center

Equal Time?

Under a new ruling, you may have to let unions use your e-mail system to promote their platform.
Exploring New Markets

Motivating Affluent Customers

Targeting the rich can mean big bucks for you. Here's how to approach your marketing program for this unique market.
Motivation and Retention

How Much Turnover Is OK?

It's only natural you'll lose some employees now and then. Here's how to determine whether turnover is helping or hurting your business.
Growing Your Business

How to Win a Government Contract

Want a slice of a $235 billion market? Give yourself your best shot at a government contract with these 10 tips.
Human Resources

Preparing for the Baby Boomer Exodus

If your staff is heavy on the over-40 crowd, here's how you can be ready when they start leaving the nest.
Managing Employees

Resolving Conflict Between Your Managers

When two of your top people are at each other's throats, you've got to step in and help them make peace.
Shipping Center

Mailing Equipment

From postage meters to letter-folding machines, here's what you need to stock your mailroom.
Shipping Center

Shipping and Handling Essentials

The basics of setting up a shipping system for your business
Shipping Center

Sending Mail

The nitty-gritty of moving your mail out the door
Managing Employees

How to Handle a Poor-Performing Manager

Is your star employee falling short of expectations? It's time to step in and dissect the problem before your company falls apart at the seams.
Management & Operations

Owning Up

To buy or not to buy? That's the hot-button question if you're renting your business location.
Motivation and Retention

Hold On Tight

Better work on keeping your top-notch talent now--while it's still an employers' job market.
Insurance

On the Job

Is that independent hire insured? If not, then you'd better be.
Managing Employees

Target Practice

Sometimes, the key to landing a sale lies in clearing away the obstacles that can make you miss the mark.
Managing Employees

Managing Your Subcontractors

With a few tips from this "sub management" expert, you can create strong relationships that help your company grow.
Legal Center

Protecting Your Ideas When Selling Online

The difference between copyrights, trademarks and patents and what they mean to your product or service
Employment Law

Tips for Maintaining Employment Records

Federal mandates require you to keep them on file, but do you know for how long?
Business Management

Preparing a Smooth Exit Strategy

Will your kids take over the family business someday? Prepare today to ensure a successful transition tomorrow.
Business Management

What the New Tax Law Means to You

Find out what provisions in the recently passed Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act will directly benefit small businesses.
Training

Getting Employees to Help Each Other

It pays to create a corporate culture where employees willingly share their knowledge with one another.
Hiring Center

Hiring an Independent Contractor

Looking for an alternative to full-time employees? Our Legal Expert shows you the benefits of hiring independent contractors.
Managing Employees

Can You Manage?

Should the office hotshot be your next manager? Only if he or she really has the right stuff.
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