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Surviving Fourth Quarter Madness -- How to Handle the Year-End Sales Crunch

Many sellers push hard to close the year and ultimately come up short. But there are a couple ways to minimize fire drills.

5 Smart Moves in Good Times and Not-So-Good Times

The Great Recession panicked many business leaders into rash moves that weakened their companies. Make adjustments but don't abandon what built your brand.

7 Methods for Analyzing Your Great Idea Before You Bet the Company on It

There is a time when you must fall madly in love with the product you want to bring to market and a time to coolly determine if anybody else will.

The 3 Most Important Characteristics When Hiring at a Startup

Find the diamonds in the rough, the talented folks who might not fit the classic mold. These individuals can have potential for tremendous growth, for themselves and their employer.

Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?

Hiring people you know and trust can be very beneficial to an entrepreneur and her venture. But if not done correctly, it can spell disaster.

Reclaim the Hour and a Half You’re Forfeiting to Distractions at Work (Infographic)

A full 43 percent of employees are distracted for a sizeable chunk of the workday. Here’s what’s getting in the way of getting work done.

To Keep Your Startup Alive, Keep Creating Value

Deter your company from meeting the fate of those unfortunate enterprises that have vanished. Keep renewing product offerings.

The 'Smart Slice' Is Coming: 5 Fast-Food Trends for 2015

From Taco Bell to Dunkin Donuts, fast-food giants are innovating heavily as they look to take a bigger bite of the market.

5 Surefire Ways to Attract College Talent

The young energy of recent grads can prove a good match for brand-new startups.

How Brands Can Have an Insanely Successful Holiday Season

Even if the temperature is getting colder outside, retailers are preparing for a hot quarter. Here are five tips to make sure your company will succeed during this holiday season.

Too Fast, Too Careful: The Struggle to Find Your Growth Sweet Spot

Adam Eskin wants his restaurant chain to blanket the U.S. and change the way Americans eat. But he also knows that if he pushes too far, too fast, he will lose what is working.

Getting Past Staff Growing Pains

Whether a company is expanding beyond 10 employees or 50, living through the transition can be a challenge. Proper planning can help.

2 Habits Most Entrepreneurs Don't Develop But Should

Writing down your goals and reviewing them daily are critical for success.

How to Recruit More Female Executives

Yes, women can comprise a greater proportion of your company's leadership team.

8 Ways Salespeople Can Keep Generating Leads

To continually have a pipeline of potential leads, salespeople have to always be prospecting.

Have These 3 Essentials in Place Before Opening a Second Location

There's a big opportunity in expanding your business to more than one location. But it can be a disaster if you haven't prepared right.

The 'George Costanza Defense' to Stealing Trade Secrets

When an employee is caught red-handed taking proprietary secrets, some feign ignorance to noncompete agreements. Here's how to handle it.

What to Do When You Lose a Client

Losing a client is a disappointment. But it can also be a growth opportunity if you truly listen, learn, and embrace the new possibilities that present themselves.

Yahoo May Buy Brightroll in Billion-Dollar Bid to Bolster Video Ad Sales

The 8-year-old San Francisco startup Brightroll helps leading brands target their video ads for the web's biggest video publishers.

9 Reasons to Quit Your Job As Soon As You Can

Life's too short to just stay where you are instead doing everything possible to live a better life.

Should You Offer Free Return Shipping? What to Consider.

Our experts weigh in on how to handle this latest shipping challenge.

It Really Pays to Have a Rich Company Culture [Infographic]

They say that money can’t buy you happiness, but according to the data, employee happiness sure can buy you money, so to speak.

The 4 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language

Communication is key to achieving your goals. These words can help influence your most important correspondences.

A Startup That Tastes Good and Does Good

Greyston Bakery has a social mission that’s baked in to the business itself.
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