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How to Break Bad News to Employees

Seven steps for making tough conversations with employees less painful for everyone.

Richard Branson on How to Network. Hint: Early and Often

The celebrated entrepreneur shares advice on making connections.

Ginger + Liz and Their Vision for Healthy Nails

When Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett set out to rid nail polish of toxins, they found a flawed beauty industry in need of a makeover. See how they're making their mark.

Paperless Post and Its Vision for Artful Invites

Upending the paper invite isn't the only goal for this company. Changing the way people communicate is the larger challenge for young visionaries Alexa and James Hirschfeld.

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Their Brains

Three CEOs on how knowing your strengths makes you more successful -- and a test to help you identify them.

Simple Ways Around Tough Tech Challenges

Free or low-cost technology solutions can help you with IT security, social networking and remote work arrangements.

How to Make Your Business Franchise-Friendly

If you have a hunch your business model is sound and repeatable, doing some groundwork now can make it easier to franchise later.

From $200 Million to $500K: Lessons from Digg's Slow Demise

Here's what you can learn from the former social media darling's decline.

Trying to Win a Government Contract? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

Doing work for the federal government can help a small business grow, but figuring out how to secure a lucrative contract can be tricky.

How to Create Pre-Launch Buzz

Marissa Lippert used a Kickstarter campaign and social media to create excitement and a customer base for her brick-and-mortar shop, Nourish. Hear her story, plus expert tips.

A Franchise Grapples with Hypergrowth

Complete Nutrition, one of the fastest-growing franchises on Entrepreneur's 2012 Franchise 500 list, was forced to freeze new franchise sales for 15 months when its concept took off.

How to Know When It's Time to Walk Away

Starting a business takes passion -- and often a reality check. Here's how to know when moving on might be the best thing for your business.

4 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from RIM's Downfall

From ignoring the competition to not making changes, don't fall victim to these business blunders.

How to Be Unforgettable Online

Building a memorable brand begins with defining who you are, and then bonding with your customers so they won't ever forget.

How to Play to Your Company's Strengths

Companies tend to be predisposed toward sales or technology, but rarely both. Still, you can make the most of your company's DNA.

Is Pivoting a Smart Strategy for Young Entrepreneurs?

The benefits of switching gears are being heralded left and right these days. And though it can be painful, it may be a strategy that businesses of any age can get behind.

What to Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job

Keeping a steady job can help sustain you and yours while your business is just getting off the ground. Here are five factors to consider before letting go of your 9 to 5.

Chobani Yogurt's Success Starts Where a Giant Left Off

Chobani's founder Hamdi Ulukaya tells the story of his company's modest beginnings and current growing pains.

Fresh Founders on How to Partner with a Big Company

In this Trep Talk Extra, the creators of a global beauty brand offer advice for small business owners looking to partner with a major player.

5 Recession-Era Recovery Strategies for Young Entrepreneurs

The recession may be over, but the lessons learned from that dark period will be hard to forget.

Fair Trade's Growing Pains: Pivoting a Successful Model

The founder of the Fair Trade certification program in the U.S. is dealing with the struggles that come with expanding a successful operation.

10 Tips for Forming a Board of Directors

Forming a board of directors can help a business grow to the next level. Here are tips for recruiting and retaining one.

Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?

The cosmetics darling will offer customers a 'Gossip Girl'-inspired selection of goodies in May. If this branding hookup is the harbinger of what's to come, consider these tips for amping up your own offerings.

How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

For many small-business owners, the answer is probably more.

How Partnerships Can Help Extend Your Small Marketing Budget

One great way to stretch a small marketing budget is to find a marketing partner that can help you boost exposure for your products.
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