Grow Your Business

Growth Strategies

How Major Customer Changes Affect You

If a big customer announces a restructuring, you could be in for a major hit, so have a strategy in place to stay in the game.
Human Resources

Joining the Ranks

Returning veterans are proving to be powerful new hires.
Legal Center

Solving Problems With Your Neighbors

Fix a rift with a neighboring business without your lawyer.
Growing Your Business

Should You Have a Virtual Office?

Going virtual might be just what your company needs to save cash, increase profits and expand.
Growth Strategies

The Easy Way to Run a Business

Achieve real results in your business by following these practical steps.
Management & Operations

Hot Spots

Got the itch to move? Looking to expand? Our Hot Cities rankings are back for 2005 and ready to help point you in the right direction.
Management & Operations

The Office

Don't let your messy office hold you back--clear the clutter, spruce up the design, and organize the space so it works for you.
Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policies
Employment Law

Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policies

It's imperative that you provide a safe and comfortable working environment for your employees.
Establish a Workplace Safety Policy
Employment Law

Establish a Workplace Safety Policy

Not only do you owe your workers a safe workplace, it just makes good business sense.
Employment Law

Legal Regulations and Employee Pay

Many aspects of how you pay employees are mandated by federal and local laws. Here's a brief primer on some of the rules you need to be aware of.
The Basics of Employee Benefits
Compensation and Benefits

The Basics of Employee Benefits

What's required? What's not? And what's just good policy? This primer will help you figure it out.
Hiring and Orienting a New Employee
Managing Employees

Hiring and Orienting a New Employee

Finding new workers is a complicated task. Use this how-to to help you keep the details straight so that you can find the best candidate.
Learning to Lead

Determine Your Leadership Style

As an entrepreneur, you are the leader of your company. And to become a great leader, you'll have to look within yourself. Start by examining the different types of leadership styles.
Legal Center

The New Junk Fax Law: An Overview

Find out how the new law changes the way you're able to fax information to customers.
Legal Center

Protect Your Business in a Divorce

Own a business and plan to get married soon? Consider adding a prenuptial agreement to your wedding plans.
Compensation and Benefits

The Benefits of Cafeteria Plans

Start maximizing your employee benefits package--and saving money--with a section 125 flexible benefits plan.
The ABCs of Offering Time Off
Compensation and Benefits

The ABCs of Offering Time Off

Not sure which holidays to offer employees off? Or how much sick time to give? Or what the government requires? This primer will help.
Managing Employees

How to Discipline and Fire Employees

This is a situation no entrepreneur wants to face. But when it happens, you need to know how to do it sensitively--and legally.
How to Create a Formal Purchasing Program
Management & Operations

How to Create a Formal Purchasing Program

Make sure you're purchasing quality supplies at good prices by formalizing your business's purchasing.
Insurance

Insuring Against the Weather

While it's impossible to predict the exact damage wrought by hurricanes and other weather phenomena, you can assess your risk through insurance.
Human Resources

Encouraging Employees to Speak Up

Open the lines of communication with this advice for making employees feel more comfortable speaking with you.
Insurance

Workers' Compensation 101

If you have employees, you need workers' comp insurance. We'll help you wrap your head around what you need to do to ensure your business is covered.
Business Travel

Who's the Boss?

Keep your company's travelers in line with a clear-cut business travel policy.
Motivation and Retention

How Women Business Owners Reward Their Staff

Women use unique benefits to show employee appreciation.
Innovation

Are You Ready for Virtual Collaboration?

To keep the floor open for your team's innovative ideas at any time of the day or night, bring your brainstorming online.
Legal Center

Without a Sign

Don't get roped into a deal before you know it.
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