Grow Your Business

Closing the Sale

The Likability Factor

For better or worse, the sales process is not much more than a popularity contest. Do you have what it takes to win?
Personal Finance

Choose Your Credit Card Wisely

A primer for selecting the right credit card for your business needs
Leadership

The Debate Over Social Media at the Office

Candid talk from both sides about using cell phones and social media in the office
Cash Flow & Money Management

The Logic of Thirds

How tapping into third-party logistics companies can help save you money
Cash Flow & Money Management

Money Well Spent

These 3 businesses made small but strategic investments that paid off big.
Growth Strategies

17 Companies We Love

Our experts reveal the businesses that make them swoon--and why.
Management & Operations

Tame the E-mail Beast

The research is overwhelming. Constant e-mail interruptions make you less productive, less creative and--if you're e-mailing when you're doing something else--just plain dumb.
Leadership

10 Tips for a Strong Start

Make sure you have a clear vision and plan--and that you stick to them.
Leadership

Creating a Culture of Excellence

It means something different for every company, but for all of them the key to success is the same: the person at the top.
Social Media

My Smartphone Sent Me

How savvy businesses are finding customers on Foursquare, Twitter and Meetup
Management & Operations

Tame Your Business's Cell Phone Bills

Want to save money on your wireless bill? Pick up the phone and ask.
Franchise Your Business in 7 Steps
Franchise Buying Guide

Franchise Your Business in 7 Steps

A guide for becoming a successful new franchisor
Growth Strategies

Keep a Close Eye on the Housing Market

The economy is inexorably entwined with shifts in the housing market--so pay attention.
Success Stories

How to Be a Billionaire, Learn From One

Jess Jackson bolted from a successful career as a lawyer because he was bored.That's when Kendall-Jackson, his billion-dollar wine empire, took root.
Finding Customers

Use Marketing to Stay Strong in a Weak Economy

Shrewd business owners see opportunity in a down market.
Back to the Future
Innovation

Back to the Future

Michigan rediscovers innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit.
Growth Strategies

Make Your First Million

Passing $1 million in sales isn't easy--let these entrepreneurs help you make it happen.
Business Ideas

Take Your Startup Viral

These entrepreneurs grew their businesses by teaching others the tricks of their trade. You can, too.
Growth Strategies

Create a Positive Corporate Culture

Examine your beliefs, goals and values to create a positive atmosphere in your business.
Hiring Center

Leave Marketing to the Pros

DIY isn't good enough--here are 5 reasons why you should hire a professional.
Management & Operations

Make the Most of Bad News

Learn to embrace negative feedback and use it as a competitive edge.
Motivation and Retention

Create a Bonus Program That Generates Business

Motivate employees with a system that's good for them--and for your bottom line.
How To Calculate ROI (Return On Investment)
Growth Strategies

How To Calculate ROI (Return On Investment)

Learn to calculate ROI in seven steps--increasing your chances of landing an investor and dusting the competition.
Growth Strategies

Love Your Business More Than Your Family

Don't let family obligations become interruptions to your business success.
Growth Strategies

Move Ideas from One Business to Another

Looking for the next big thing? You might find it in industry other than your own.
Growth Strategies

From a Lean Year, a Rich Vintage

As the top of the wine market crashes, new entrepreneurs like James Stewart are bringing high-end grapes to the masses.
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