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Family Business

How to Earn Employees' Respect

Tips for managing employees when you take over the family business
Business Travel

Lagging Behind?

Get ahead of jet lag before it gets the best of you.
Shipping Center

Shipping Out

If you can afford to join the fray, offering online customers free shipping may help you compete.

Risky Business

On the lookout for business insurance? You might have to re-evaluate your risk tolerance first.
Legal Center

Word Games

Beware of ambiguous language in your contracts, and you'll avoid the headache of court battles.
Employment Law

It's Classified

Are they really contractors rather than employees? If you don't get it right, you could face steep penalties.
Management & Operations

What's in Store?

Stumped about what to sell at a kiosk? Find out how to get the ideas rolling.
Employment Law

Are You Complying With the New Overtime Rules?

To avoid potential lawsuits, make sure your policies are in line with current regulations.

Why You Need Equipment Breakdown Insurance

Your property/casualty insurance probably won't cover you in the event your high-tech equipment goes haywire.
Hiring Center

Checking References

Before you make an offer, check the candidate's credentials.
Business Travel

Miles to Go

When an airline goes bust, do your points take flight?

The Innovation Toolkit

Even in a tough economy, there's one thing you can count on to keep your business afloat: Innovation. We asked these entrepreneurs and experts to reveal the secrets of their success-and how you can use their experiences to your advantage.
Compensation and Benefits

Family Matters

Could giving employees paid family leave actually leave your company stronger?
Motivation and Retention

Tough Choices

If you want to hire fresh talent, you'll have to pay them more. But what will your existing staff say?

In Denial

What do you do when your insurance company refuses to pay a claim?
Legal Center

Criminal Records

Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, you'd better think twice before destroying those business documents.
Legal Center

It's All Talk

You don't have to tear your hair out every time you read a contract that's chock-full of legalese.
Employment Law

Rules on Multinational Workers & Entrepreneurs

Want to work with a non-U.S. citizen? Investor? Or obtain an entrepreneur visa? Here's what you need to know.
Shipping Center

Cut Startup Costs By Using a Drop-Shipper

You've got enough to worry about when starting an e-business. Get a drop-shipper to fulfill your orders for you.
Employment Law

What You Can't Ask Job Applicants

To stay out of trouble, steer clear of these questions on employment applications.
Motivation and Retention

Offer Employee Perks While Still Getting Results

Want to offer flex time, casual dress or other nonpaid incentives? Keep a casual culture productive using results-based communication.
Management & Operations

Location Issues To Consider

Take these factors into account when assessing a potential location for your business.

In Case of Emergency

A smoke alarm or a life preserver may save your life, but they won't save your business. You need a real disaster plan now. Your business's survival depends on it.
Business Travel

Fraction Action

Can't afford an entire jet? Try winging it with a piece of one.

Identity Crisis

Make no mistake--business identity theft can happen to you if you're not careful.

Change of Plans?

Then tell your employees about it.
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