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8 Ways to Stay Calm During a Crisis
Crisis Management

8 Ways to Stay Calm During a Crisis

Your worst nightmare has struck. Learn to deftly maneuver and persevere, no matter what's flaring at your young startup.
Jacqueline Whitmore
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5 Ways I Used a Reverse Book Club to Write a Bestseller
Writing

5 Ways I Used a Reverse Book Club to Write a Bestseller

An entrepreneur explains how she assembled a group of friends to meet every two weeks and help her write her volume.
Diana Kander
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MBAs for Hire, By the Hour
Business Unusual

MBAs for Hire, By the Hour

A startup raises nearly $5 million to match companies with the well-educated consultants they need.
Gwen Moran
Be a Better Client to a Consultant With These 3 Tips
Consultants and Advisors

Be a Better Client to a Consultant With These 3 Tips

Following this advice should save you time and money when working with a service provider.
Edith G. Tolchin
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What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses
Legal Center

What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses

Many entrepreneurs may be surprised to learn that federal laws have not addressed sexual-orientation or gender-identity bias inside private companies.
Jonathan Segal
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Hiring a Consultant? Shun the 24-Hour Turnaround and Other Hype.
Consultants and Advisors

Hiring a Consultant? Shun the 24-Hour Turnaround and Other Hype.

Any outfit promising a super-speedy turnaround will probably deliver less than optimum results.
Joshua Conran
Going From 'Least Likely to Succeed' and Charting a Path to Prosperity
Overcoming Obstacles

Going From 'Least Likely to Succeed' and Charting a Path to Prosperity

An entrepreneur without a college degree gives his ingredients for overcoming hurdles and learning the skills to run a robust enterprise.
Tariq Farid
How to Find the Absolute Right Mentor to Steer You to Startup Success
Mentors

How to Find the Absolute Right Mentor to Steer You to Startup Success

Whether you need a cheerleader, someone to vent to or a person with specific skill sets, here are tips for approaching your search for the perfect guide.
Kelsey Ramsden
MBA Students Can Help Spice Up Your Startup's Special Sauce
Consultants and Advisors

MBA Students Can Help Spice Up Your Startup's Special Sauce

The sharp eyes of a business class can enrich a company's bottom line.
Karen Mishra
Mentors Can Fill in Any Yawning Gaps as Your Startup Integrates New Grads
Mentoring

Mentors Can Fill in Any Yawning Gaps as Your Startup Integrates New Grads

Often new companies don't offer comprehensive training and onboarding. Here's how to set up informal relationships instead.
Mike Bergelson
What My Father's Early Departure Taught Me About Business
Mentors

What My Father's Early Departure Taught Me About Business

Yahoo's chairman recalls the lessons of fairness, coaching and helping others gleaned from the other paternal figures in his life.
Maynard Webb
4 Steps to Securing a Rock-Star Advisory Board
Advisory Boards

4 Steps to Securing a Rock-Star Advisory Board

Startups are a dime a dozen. The ones that rise about the competition not only have a stellar product but also a stellar advisory board.
Lynn LeBlanc
Friends Forever? Stay Close Even After Co-Founding a Company.
Founders

Friends Forever? Stay Close Even After Co-Founding a Company.

Each partner should contribute to the business based on strengths. Rely on an advisor if needed and prepare for your relationship to evolve.
Zeke Adkins
Don't Pay a Consultant Before Chatting With Your Vendor
Vendors

Don't Pay a Consultant Before Chatting With Your Vendor

Vendors have unique access and insight. Their perspective is typically available for the price of a friendly conversation.
Shaul Kuper