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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO

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Jim Sinegal, the CEO of the third-largest U.S. retailer is retiring next year. Here are five key lessons entrepreneurs can take away from his legacy.
December 2, 2011 in Leadership
Expand the Startup Visa Act (Opinion)

Expand the Startup Visa Act (Opinion)

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For real economic impact, the legislation must broaden the pool of eligible entrepreneurs.
November 23, 2011 in Leadership
How to Make a ToastPlay Video

How to Make a Toast (Video)

Is it toasty in here or is it us? The Esquire Guy mulls over the perfect words to raise a glass to.
November 23, 2011 in Leadership
How Do I Deliver a Really Good Toast at the Holiday Party?

How Do I Deliver a Really Good Toast at the Holiday Party?

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The Esquire guy goes on a fact-finding mission to unearth the perfect words to accompany a hoist, whether it's to toast the accomplishments of employees or the tanking of a rival.
November 23, 2011 in Leadership
Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs

Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs

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To foster entrepreneurship among minorities and in urban centers, a concentration of wealthy investors and academic, government and business institutions first needs to come together. A recent panel at Rutgers University put a spotlight on the issues.
November 16, 2011 in Leadership
Toshiba America's CEO on How to Embrace RiskPlay Video

Toshiba America's CEO on How to Embrace Risk (Video)

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Mark Simons, CEO of Toshiba America Information Systems, discusses how a business can go from good to great by taking risks, not being afraid of failure -- and learning from mistakes. He talks with Bryan Elliott for 'Behind the Brand.'
November 7, 2011 in Leadership
Are You Irreplaceable?

Are You Irreplaceable?

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How to make sure your business can thrive without you, and five steps to get there.
November 2, 2011 in Leadership
Video Conference Etiquette for DummiesPlay Video

Video Conference Etiquette for Dummies (Video)

Video calls come with their own set of rules, which boils down to: Remember, everyone in the meeting can see you. The Esquire Guy explains.
October 27, 2011 in Leadership
Is There Proper Etiquette for Videoconferencing?

Is There Proper Etiquette for Videoconferencing?

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The Esquire guy tackles the subtle art of the video call, from where to look to which headset to wear to how loudly to speak to, well, whether or not pants are optional.
October 27, 2011 in Leadership
Occupy Wall Street Is No Friend of Small Business (Opinion)

Occupy Wall Street Is No Friend of Small Business (Opinion)

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Op-Ed: While many small-business owners share some populist anger at Wall Street banks, they should look closely at the protestors' positions before aligning themselves with the movement.
October 24, 2011 in Leadership
10 Secrets of Successful Leaders

10 Secrets of Successful Leaders

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Successfully maneuvering a team through the ups and downs of starting a new business can be one of the greatest challenges a small-business owner faces.
October 17, 2011 in Leadership
Richard Branson on the Business of Sustainability

Richard Branson on the Business of Sustainability

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The celebrated entrepreneur urges startups to consider developing green solutions for the future.
October 11, 2011 in Leadership
Steve Case, Martha Stewart and Tony Hsieh Trade Views on Entrepreneurship

Steve Case, Martha Stewart and Tony Hsieh Trade Views on Entrepreneurship

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High-profile business leaders talk about the challenges facing entrepreneurs at a recent conference in New York.
September 16, 2011 in Leadership
A Small-Business Owner Who Survived the World Trade Center Attacks Looks Back After 10 Years

A Small-Business Owner Who Survived the World Trade Center Attacks Looks Back After 10 Years

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Greg Carafello looks back at how Sept. 11, 2001, changed him as a business owner.
September 9, 2011 in Leadership
Spanx's Sara Blakely on How She Created an Inspiring Work EnvironmentPlay Video

Spanx's Sara Blakely on How She Created an Inspiring Work Environment (Video)

The inventor and founder of the body-shaping undergarment company talks about how the headquarters design motivates and inspires employees. Part of our Insights series.
September 6, 2011 in Leadership
Back from the Brink: Surviving Startup Stress

Back from the Brink: Surviving Startup Stress

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How three entrepreneurs made a comeback after personal and business challenges.
August 11, 2011 in Leadership
Klout's CEO: Why Social Media Matters for EntrepreneursPlay Video

Klout's CEO: Why Social Media Matters for Entrepreneurs (Video)

'You build your leadership online as well as in your office,' says entrepreneur Joe Fernandez.
July 29, 2011 in Leadership
How to Enter a Room and Network Like a Pro

How to Enter a Room and Network Like a Pro

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Consider these tips to make a lasting impression on new connections, before a meeting even starts.
July 26, 2011 in Leadership
Why You Should Think Twice Before Posting Anonymous Comments Online

Why You Should Think Twice Before Posting Anonymous Comments Online

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Four reminders that entrepreneurs have a responsibility to own their words in the digital age.
July 26, 2011 in Leadership
Three Business Lessons from the NFL Lockout

Three Business Lessons from the NFL Lockout

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The author of Fixing the Game offers his top business lessons from football's labor dispute.
July 25, 2011 in Leadership
From Mess to Success: Spike TV Readies Bar Rescue Reality Show

From Mess to Success: Spike TV Readies Bar Rescue Reality Show

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Bar consultant Jon Taffer offers his top three management tips for business owners in all industries.
July 14, 2011 in Leadership
Profanity, Obama and Guy Kawasaki

Profanity, Obama and Guy Kawasaki

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For most people, cursing in public is a no-no. But for entrepreneurs, doing so sparingly can breed positive feelings and trust.
July 1, 2011 in Leadership
Five Tips to Transform Your Business

Five Tips to Transform Your Business

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A look at the best turnaround tactics from small companies around the U.S.
June 27, 2011 in Leadership
Seth Godin on Taking Risks and EntrepreneurshipPlay Video

Seth Godin on Taking Risks and Entrepreneurship (Video)

Business iconoclast Seth Godin talks about trying out new ideas with Bryan Elliott for 'Behind the Brand.'
June 22, 2011 in Leadership

Six Tips for Breaking Bad News

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Everyone has to deliver unwelcome information at some point. Here's one expert's take on a better way to do it.
June 21, 2011 in Leadership
Business and a Beer: An Entrepreneur Roundtable

Business and a Beer: An Entrepreneur Roundtable

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Food, brew and wisdom: We assembled a diverse group of entrepreneurs to talk about recipes for success.
June 21, 2011 in Leadership
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