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On the Nose
Business Ideas

On the Nose

When Fabrice Penot pitched Le Labo--a fragrance company built on perfumes and no hype--investors laughed. Now with stores around the globe and millions in annual sales, Penot is the one who's smiling.
How to Negotiate a Lease
Business Management How-To Guides

How to Negotiate a Lease

It's a buyer's market for commercial space, and landlords are offering huge concessions to new tenants--but you won't get a nickel unless you know what to ask for.
Success Stories

The 500-Calorie Smackdown

Two restaurants. Two menus. Two plans for major national expansion during roughly the same time frame. Let the food fight begin.
Closing the Sale

Four Keys to Selling In a Buyer's Market

Don't leave money on the table that could have been in your pocket.
Business Travel

More Mileage, Less Money

Which airline gives you a discount fare--and impeccable service? What hotel chain offers high style at half the price? Read on for Entrepreneur's Annual Value Award winners.
Best Business Hotels in America
Business Travel

Best Business Hotels in America

Entrepreneur scoured the country and identified 15 hotels that go the distance--and beyond--for business travelers. And one hotel that tops them all
Business Travel

Aisle of Discontent

Biz travelers never had it better. So why are they still so cranky?
Business Travel

Top 10 Business Travel Websites

The best travel sites give you great deals, accurate glimpses of your destination and warnings about the inevitable glitches you'll encounter along the way.
Business Travel

Airport, 2010

Expect bumps, delays and, eventually, smoother takeoffs.
Market Research

Deciphering Your Website Traffic Reports: Five Tips

That report contains information you can use to to get more visitors and grow your business.
Growth Strategies

Wherever You Go, Networking Makes You Grow

There's a reason referral networking has become a marketing strategy worldwide: It works.
Managing Employees

Secrets of a Mobile Office

Team HALO operates on the move. The key to success? Make the most of technology, but keep it simple.
Build a Good Relationship With Suppliers
Management & Operations

Build a Good Relationship With Suppliers

They're your hidden growth assets. Follow these 4 tips to become a valued customer.
Business Management

Bad Boss Quiz

Wondering just how you measure up to other bosses? Our 15-question quiz is designed to help you determine whether you need to brush up on your employee management skills.
Business Management

Great Minds Quiz

Find out how you fit the mold by determining your Entrepreneurial Quotient, or EQ. The following test is no measure of your future success, but it may show you where you excel and where you need to improve to help make your business soar.
Compensation and Benefits

Benefits a la Carte

Get just the benefits your employees need from one of these providers.
Leadership

Hire Great Employees

Back-to-basics advice on what to look for in your most valuable asset
Selling Your Biz

Sell Your Company With Savvy

Are you coming off as too desperate to sell your company?
Plan Your Exit Strategy
Business Management How-To Guides

Plan Your Exit Strategy

A guide to building an exit strategy into your business from the start.
Growth Strategies

Vetting the Viability of Vendors

Choose your merchants carefully--they are critical to your business's growth.
Growth Strategies

A S.Y.S.T.E.M. for Thriving

Save yourself stress, time, energy and money to move beyond just surviving.
Reduce Health Care Premiums
Compensation and Benefits

Reduce Health Care Premiums

Communicate plan benefits and preventative measures repeatedly to avoid large claims.
Growing Your Business

Work On--Not In--Your Business

Delegating tasks and learning to let go could be the key to business growth.
The Family Business: Making Sure Both Stay Intact
Family Business

The Family Business: Making Sure Both Stay Intact

It's a tough balance to strike, but the benefits are many for those with the drive and patience to make it work.
9 Ways to Prepare for Growth and Success
Growth Strategies

9 Ways to Prepare for Growth and Success

The economy taught you to expect the worst, but have you ever prepared for the best?
An Introduction to Business Plans
Your Business Plan

An Introduction to Business Plans

Why is a business plan so vital to the health of your business? Read the first section of our tutorial on How to Build a Business Plan to find out.
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