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6 Ways Google Glass Can Supercharge Your Workflow
From eliminating web search to streamlining email, how Google's computerized glasses can improve your productivity.
Productivity Lifesaver: The 5-Sentence Email
It may sound difficult, but successful entrepreneurs like Guy Kawasaki swear by this time-saving method. Here's how to implement it in your daily life.
When a Family Business Should Outsource Human Resources
In this case study, Philadelphia's Buzz Marketing hired a pro to handle HR, saving the owner time and tension over family hires.
Weekly Tips From Grainger
Choosing “greener” alternatives for your business can add up to big savings. Simple steps like switching to energy-efficient lighting, motion sensors and keeping your facility cooler with high-efficiency motors helps you save money.
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Web Startup Helps Business Owners Manage Employees
PayrollHero streamlines the business of tracking employee schedules, for both management and workers, all in the cloud.
A Golf Tutorial Site Brings Its Call Center In-House
Revolution Golf, a video tutorial website, signed up 1.2 million subscribers, and needed a solution to manage customer service. Here's how they did it.
Kitten Races, Ping Pong, Naps -- and Productivity?
Startup life doesn't have to be all work and no play.
How Much Inventory Does Your Company Need?
Several factors go into deciding how much inventory you need to stock. We take a look at the essential elements to consider.
How Your To-Do List Can Boost Your Bottom Line
You became an entrepreneur for the freedom, yet find yourself chained to your work more than ever before. Here are six steps to help achieve better work-life balance while growing your business.
Tips on How to Make Your Supply Chain More Environmentally Friendly
A look at how Green Toys brought sustainability into business production.
To Boost Efficiency, Rethink Company Culture
In this case study, telecom startup Grasshopper explains how rethinking its values helped realign the company's goals, reduce turnover and find the cash to reinvest in itself.
How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan
Your business plan must be ready to accommodate rapid changes so that your company can follow suit. Here are five ways to make your business plan as lean and effective as possible.
Why a $20 Million Business Moved Its Data to the Cloud
What you can learn from a company that has operated on both sides of the fence.
How to Handle Cash Flow When Disaster Strikes
What you need to consider to keep your business up and running when forces beyond your control cause you to temporarily shut down your business.
What to Consider Before Your Business Expands
How to figure out where your company can expand and the financial models to get you there.
Where to Spend Your Marketing Dollars (Video)
Marketing expert Karen Leland talks about why business owners should spend upfront on marketing.
Should You Outsource Your Customer Service?
Call center technology can now combine, customize and expand your customer communications while reducing costs. So would outsourcing boost your business?
How to Know When You're Ready to Hire
The signs that your business is in need of additional staff and how to make it happen.
How Much Did That New Customer Cost You?
Determine your marketing plan's effectiveness by analyzing how much you're spending to gain just one client.
How to Change the Financial Future of Your Business
Follow these seven tips to get your finances on track in the New Year.
What You Need to Know About Hiring a CFO
What a chief financial officer does, how to determine your company needs one, and how to start the hiring process.
4 Apps to Keep You On-Task and On-Time
These tools can help you optimize your time and stay productive.
How to Recognize Which Customers Are Bad for Business
Some customers take up too much time and energy. Here's how decide who isn't giving you a return on your investment.
Work Smarter With These Computer Input Devices
Styluses, wireless keyboards and other devices to boost your efficiency.
Tracking Inventory Have You Stressed? Try These 5 Mobile Apps
Keep track of your products from the palm of your hand.
5 Cutting Edge Ways to Combat Employee Theft
Keep your company's assets safe with these state-of-the-art technologies.
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