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Human Resources

What to Do When an Employee Leaves

Use these steps to achieve a smooth transition during employee turnover.
Grow Your Business

Assurz Folds--Are Customers Stuck?

A company offering a "satisfaction guarantee" for major online retailers is going bankrupt; Steve Bass has details on what to do.
International Growth

Eliminate Middlemen and Save on U.S. Customs Duties

Importers to the U.S. should employ the First Sale Rule to reduce the effect of markups.
Forward Thinkers

Starting a Clothing Business

These two college friends use their complementary skills to change the way guys buy pants.
International Growth

Reaching Beyond Borders

With Web 2.0, opportunities abound for small businesses to target customers far and wide.
Business Travel

Essential Gear for the Business Traveler, Part 1

Traveling lightly is a must these days, but Jim Martin found two gadgets worthy of a spot in the carry-on.
Managing Employees

Getting More from Your Employees

If you think your workers are motivated without consequences, think again. Being a good leader means providing checks and balances.
Business Management

Green Innovations Revolutionize Construction

A Bay Area company demonstrates how the building industry can be a leader in sustainability.
Business Travel

Packing Tips for Painless Trips

New airline baggage fees require new packing strategies for gear-toting travelers. Here are three ways to travel light.
Leadership

Go Out and Play

Company retreats can help you attract, keep and inspire productive teams.
Best Cities for Small Business
Management & Operations

Best Cities for Small Business

Our 12th annual Hot Cities report will give you the lowdown on the nation's most dynamic cities for entrepreneurs.
Human Resources

Top 7 Hiring Mistakes for Startups

Avoid these pitfalls and build a team of talented employees.
International Growth

Good News, Bad News as Customs Shifts Gears

The agency intends to improve trade facilitation, but enforcement could increase costs.
Business Management

A Profitable Helping of Sustainability

A 5-step certification process can make restaurants greener and more appealing to target consumers.
Human Resources

Don't Hire People Just Like You

'Mirror-hiring' has its positives, but a diverse work force can enhance innovation and productivity.
Legal Center

Do You Know Where Your Contracts Are?

Contract management software can prevent violations, improve accessibility and save both time and money.
Leadership

9 Ways to Develop Team Motivation

Take a cue from the ancient Greeks to help steer your employees to success.
Leadership

Taking the Road Less Traveled

Lara Lee of Jump Associates shares more of her thoughts about the benefits of innovation and how you can use it to take your business to the next level.
Business Management

Restaurants Produce Green Profits

Any business can benefit from these strategies that appeal to consumers who want to support green operations
Plan Ahead for a Disaster
Insurance

Plan Ahead for a Disaster

Here are 5 steps you can take in 5 minutes to protect your business and be resilient at the worst times.
International Growth

Break Into the Global Marketplace

Preference programs and free trade agreements can provide strategic advantage.
Management & Operations

A Barter Economy

Exchanging business services can help slash startup costs for some entrepreneurs.
International Growth

Brazil: Land of Untapped Opportunities

Understanding cultural differences and finding a local expert can open many doors.
International Growth

Russia: Have Patience and a Unique Product

A steadily growing economy and a rising middle class make Russia an attractive market.
International Growth

India: Many Reasons to Say Yes

A booming middle class and a tech-savvy work force make India an appealing market.
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