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Legal Center

Just Zip It

A confidentiality agreement can give you the upper hand.
Hiring Center

Intern Burn

Hired the ultimate intern from hell? Here's how to avoid making the same mistake twice.
Business Management

Preparing for Business Continuity

An ounce of prevention is worth more to your business than a pound of disaster recovery cure.
Managing Employees

Hire Learning

You can't just throw new hires into the workplace and hope for the best. First, you've got to train them right.
Hiring Center

Do You Need a Chief Operating Officer?

Answer these four questions to determine if your startup really needs a full-time COO.
Human Resources

Creating a "People Strategy" for Your Business

Hiring the right people and managing them well is essential to your business' success. Here are 6 tips for developing an effective HR strategy.
Business Management

Successfully Screening Job Candidates

Follow these tips to ensure your interviews net you the best hire.
Human Resources

Becoming a Preferred Employer

To attract high-caliber employees who are loyal to your business, follow this advice from a human resources expert.
Learning to Lead

Learning to Delegate

For entrepreneurs who hate to give up control, these five tips will help you relax and learn to let others help out.
Learning to Lead

Manage This!

There is a way to get things done, and get them done right, if you're willing to put in a little work.
Managing Employees

The Goldilocks Theory of Employee Management

How can you get your employee relationships "just right"? Tips from this experienced business owner will show you the way.

Leadership From a Business Owner's Perspective

What three traits must you have in order to be a great leader?
Growth Strategies

How to Cope With Overnight Success

What do you do when your product's a hit? These 10 steps will take you from being overwhelmed to being in control faster than you can say "I made it!"
Compensation and Benefits

Keeping Up With COBRA

5 tips for making sure your business is in compliance with this health-care regulation
Exploring New Markets

Targeting the Next Generation

Your business can't market to baby boomers forever. A new demographic is emerging, and paying attention to it could benefit your business.
Motivation and Retention

Building Morale

Don't underestimate how essential this intangible element is to your company's success.

Go for the Gold

Maybe you've planned it since day one, or maybe you've taken years to decide. Now that the time has come to sell your business, find out what you can do to make sure you can come out on top.

Best Practices

Entrepreneurship may not be a part of the curriculum at professional schools, but today, doctors, lawyers and other professionals are learning to think like entrepreneurs--and build better businesses in the process.
Growing Your Business

Tapping Into the Largest Market in the World

Selling to the government doesn't have to be a hassle for small firms anymore.
Business Strategies

Taking Advantage of the Slow Months

Wanna change slow time into grow time? Here are some suggestions for using downtime to position your company for growth.
Growth Strategies

Beating Your Competition

Follow these seven tips to leave your competitors in the dust.
Legal Center

How Check 21 Will Impact Your Business

3 ways the banking act will affect entrepreneurs
Compensation and Benefits

The Right Time for a Raise

Take these factors into consideration the next time your employees ask for more compensation.
Family Business

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

When business and family mix, the key to success is communication.
Managing Employees

Separation Anxiety

Don't worry if you have an employee who's not a team player--it is possible to deal with loners in a way that makes everyone happy.
Legal Center

Illicit Affairs?

If you do business overseas, be certain your "administrative fees" aren't really illegal bribes.
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