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An Entrepreneur's Top Leadership Challenges -- and How to Meet Them
Leadership

An Entrepreneur's Top Leadership Challenges -- and How to Meet Them

As their companies expand, business owners aren't always ready to deal with new management issues.
Tips to Help the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
Leadership

Tips to Help the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The innovators of the future are roaming the halls of your local schools. But are they getting enough encouragement? Here's how you can help.
Richard Branson on Decision-Making For Entrepreneurs
Leadership

Richard Branson on Decision-Making For Entrepreneurs

The British billionaire talks about how he makes tough choices.
Richard Branson on Measuring the Success of 2011
Leadership

Richard Branson on Measuring the Success of 2011

The billionaire entrepreneur looks back at his efforts to make a difference in the world in the past year.
People Are Always Misinterpreting My Emails. What Am I Doing Wrong?
Leadership

People Are Always Misinterpreting My Emails. What Am I Doing Wrong?

The Esquire guy suggests we all could benefit from a Robert De Niro approach to e-mailing.
Are You a Born Entrepreneur? (Opinion)
Leadership

Are You a Born Entrepreneur? (Opinion)

Scientific research shows that our genes influence whether we start our own businesses.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO
Leadership

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO

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.
Boston Beer Co.'s Jim Koch on Self Reliance
The 'Treps

Boston Beer Co.'s Jim Koch on Self Reliance

How the founder of America's largest craft brewery faces challenges, stays connected and maintains long-standing success.
Expand the Startup Visa Act (Opinion)
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Expand the Startup Visa Act (Opinion)

For real economic impact, the legislation must broaden the pool of eligible entrepreneurs.
How to Make a Toast
Leadership

How to Make a Toast

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

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

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.
Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs
Leadership

Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs

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.
10 Lessons from America's Greatest Military Leaders
Grow Your Business

10 Lessons from America's Greatest Military Leaders

Military talents can transfer well to guiding a team through the challenges of starting and running a small business.
Toshiba America's CEO on How to Embrace Risk
Leadership

Toshiba America's CEO on How to Embrace Risk

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.'
Are You Irreplaceable?
Leadership

Are You Irreplaceable?

How to make sure your business can thrive without you, and five steps to get there.
Video Conference Etiquette for Dummies
Leadership

Video Conference Etiquette for Dummies

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.
Is There Proper Etiquette for Videoconferencing?
Leadership

Is There Proper Etiquette for Videoconferencing?

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

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.
10 Secrets of Successful Leaders
Leadership

10 Secrets of Successful Leaders

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.
Richard Branson on the Business of Sustainability
Leadership

Richard Branson on the Business of Sustainability

The celebrated entrepreneur urges startups to consider developing green solutions for the future.
Why Entrepreneurs Love Steve Jobs
Radicals & Visionaries

Why Entrepreneurs Love Steve Jobs

Apple's products didn't make Steve Jobs great. Instead, it was his uncommon affection for rebels and misfits that inspired legions.
Steve Case, Martha Stewart and Tony Hsieh Trade Views on Entrepreneurship
Leadership

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Back from the Brink: Surviving Startup Stress
Leadership

Back from the Brink: Surviving Startup Stress

How three entrepreneurs made a comeback after personal and business challenges.
Klout's CEO: Why Social Media Matters for Entrepreneurs
Leadership

Klout's CEO: Why Social Media Matters for Entrepreneurs

'You build your leadership online as well as in your office,' says entrepreneur Joe Fernandez.
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