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7 Steps to Turbocharge Your Startup Without Losing Your Best Talent

7 Steps to Turbocharge Your Startup Without Losing Your Best Talent

A new CEO seeks to make dramatic changes without disarming the staff. Here's what he did.
An Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Sued and Fighting Back

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Sued and Fighting Back

When a court case threatens your business, consider taking the following steps.
Fight Early and Fail Fast: 15 Business Lessons in 15 Years

Fight Early and Fail Fast: 15 Business Lessons in 15 Years

There’s a lot to learn from so many years in business. Here are a few of the most important things I've picked up along the way.
The Work Habits That Will Make You Successful

The Work Habits That Will Make You Successful

It doesn't matter whether you are just starting out or if you have years of experience. Making sure you have the right attitude and approach is vital.
What to Expect When You're Expecting...Tax Refunds and Obamacare

What to Expect When You're Expecting...Tax Refunds and Obamacare

If you’re one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health-insurance premiums under Obamacare, you might want to do some tax planning now or you might be in for an unwelcome surprise.
8 Clumsy Mistakes to Avoid During the Hiring Process

8 Clumsy Mistakes to Avoid During the Hiring Process

Are you undercutting your recruitment strategies? Employers who are careless during their talent-acquisition process will end up with less than superb candidates. Avoid these lapses.
For U.S. Businesses, Selling on Alibaba Has Its Advantages

For U.S. Businesses, Selling on Alibaba Has Its Advantages

Some U.S. businesses have already waded into China's largest ecommerce conglomerate, which is about to go public.
When Pitching, Use Subtlety to Lure Investors

When Pitching, Use Subtlety to Lure Investors

When pitching your product, there's no need to give it all away.
Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats

Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats

Don't just look at the current best in your industry and do what they do. Try to be the best you, but feel free to borrow from unlikely sources.
Why Managing Accounts Receivable Could Save Your Business

Why Managing Accounts Receivable Could Save Your Business

Most businesses are profitable, but they still get into trouble by not paying enough attention to cash flow.
After the Kickstarter Campaign: 3 Lessons for Startup Newbies

After the Kickstarter Campaign: 3 Lessons for Startup Newbies

For the last year, college buddies Jake Huston and Vincent Ko have been building a startup together. Here’s a look at what they have learned and where they are going.
5 Keys to Building a World-Class Internship Program

5 Keys to Building a World-Class Internship Program

If you treat your young fellows as valued members of the team, they will provide you with fresh perspectives.
Multitasking Is a Myth. Harness the Power of Focus to Achieve Extraordinary Results.

Multitasking Is a Myth. Harness the Power of Focus to Achieve Extraordinary Results.

Doing a lot of things often results in not getting any one thing done. There is exhilarating clarity in concentrating, without distraction, on a single, major goal.
Smart Design Connects the Dots

Smart Design Connects the Dots

The best examples allow a consumer to coexist with a product or service in a seamless fashion.
Microsoft's Strategy Behind Taking Minecraft and Not Its Founders

Microsoft's Strategy Behind Taking Minecraft and Not Its Founders

Steve Blank explains the importance of 'outward facing' founders.
5 Ways to Hire Someone Who's a Cultural Fit

5 Ways to Hire Someone Who's a Cultural Fit

Culture matters. Look for these qualities when taking on a new employee.
Richard Branson Gets Into Carpooling

Richard Branson Gets Into Carpooling

Ridesharing service Sidecar announced a $15 million Series B round from the Virgin co-founder and some top VC houses, including Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures.
Moving From Brain Dead to Awakening Ideas

Moving From Brain Dead to Awakening Ideas

Have you ever been under the gun to create something new but the ideas just weren’t flowing? Here's how to get over the creativity block.
Tasty Turnaround: How Restaurant Chain Dig Inn Wants to Change the Way America Eats

Tasty Turnaround: How Restaurant Chain Dig Inn Wants to Change the Way America Eats

Adam Eskin took over a gym-rat focused food chain and has turned it into a farm-to-table restaurant with nine locations and counting.
Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship for 2015 (Graduate Programs)

Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship for 2015 (Graduate Programs)

The Princeton Review ranks the 50 best entrepreneurship programs
Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship for 2015 (Undergrad)

Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship for 2015 (Undergrad)

The Princeton Review ranks the 50 best entrepreneurship programs
Going Virtual: Hiring the Right Team for Remote Work

Going Virtual: Hiring the Right Team for Remote Work

While allowing employees to work remotely can be a great recruiter tool, managing this type of team can be challenging. Here are a few pointers to make the process easier.
When Employees Live a Company's Core Philosophies, Profits Follow

When Employees Live a Company's Core Philosophies, Profits Follow

A 'transfer of ideas' must be done with care so each individual understands and appreciates the firm's values.
Finding Clients Who Are Open to Innovation Even in Risk-Averse Markets

Finding Clients Who Are Open to Innovation Even in Risk-Averse Markets

When the purchasing decision chain is full of doubters, these tips can help you woo more customers.
How to Strike Up a Sales Conversation With Someone You Know

How to Strike Up a Sales Conversation With Someone You Know

As entrepreneurs, we all know people who could benefit from our professional assistance. Here is how to begin the conversation without sounding too 'salesy.'
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