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Was Apple's Beats Acquisition Smart or Desperate?

Was Apple's Beats Acquisition Smart or Desperate?

The tech giant has always been known for its innovation, but its latest move is leading some to question whether it's losing its edge.
The ABCs of Market Research

The ABCs of Market Research

Here are three things to consider when collecting data on the basics of your industry to stay ahead of the game.
7 Life Lessons From My Entrepreneurship Journey

7 Life Lessons From My Entrepreneurship Journey

Starting a business is tough and challenging on all fronts. Here's some wisdom that may ease your load as you navigate new terrain.
The 2 Things Brands Must Do to Edge Out the Competition

The 2 Things Brands Must Do to Edge Out the Competition

With competition fierce, companies need to develop brands that instill these two things in its strategy.
Why This Whiskey Entrepreneur Is Willing to Forgo Easy Cash

Why This Whiskey Entrepreneur Is Willing to Forgo Easy Cash

Raj Peter Bhakta, the founder of whiskey company WhistlePig, knows that he is losing some cash in the short term by only making a 10-year-old product. But thatÂ’s part of the plan.
Why Doing Good for Others Does Good for Your Business

Why Doing Good for Others Does Good for Your Business

The sooner you incorporate social good into your business plan, the better.
How This Early-Stage Startup Landed Mega VC Funding in 2013

How This Early-Stage Startup Landed Mega VC Funding in 2013

Learn how this company became a David among venture-backed Goliaths.
Managing People Is an Art: 32 Ways to Do it Right.

Managing People Is an Art: 32 Ways to Do it Right.

Some of the small-business owners honored during National Small Business Week share their best strategies for running a cohesive and efficient staff.
Tackling the Unsexy Business of Inventory Management

Tackling the Unsexy Business of Inventory Management

Many entrepreneurs are ill-equipped for the balancing act of ensuring enough products are delivered on time without having too many lying around.
5 Ways to Foster a Brighter Workplace Amid Summer's Glow

5 Ways to Foster a Brighter Workplace Amid Summer's Glow

Here's a roundup of fun ways to keep the startup team -- and entrepreneur types -- inspired.
Top 5 Reasons e-Businesses Fail

Top 5 Reasons e-Businesses Fail

Learn from the mistakes failed dotcom businesses made so you don't make the same errors when starting your e-business.
No Wizard Needed -- 3 Ways to Give Employees Courage

No Wizard Needed -- 3 Ways to Give Employees Courage

When people fall back on the same tired ideas, your company can stagnate. Do these things to strengthen their backbones.
5 Signs It's Time to Fire a Company Manager

5 Signs It's Time to Fire a Company Manager

A poor supervisor can dampen employee engagement and satisfaction, prompting an exodus. Here's what to look out for.
Think You Should Hire an Intern? Think Again.

Think You Should Hire an Intern? Think Again.

Admit it: Your company might not have the time, interest or temperament to handle an intern.
How to Write a Great Mission Statement

How to Write a Great Mission Statement

Your mission statement can be as important to your success as your business plan.
Embrace the Soft Launch

Embrace the Soft Launch

For the typical start up, the less splashy the launch the better the chances of quietly refining the product and finding the first customer.
What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas and Not Enough Time

What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas and Not Enough Time

It all comes down to treating your life like ... a rose bush.
Don't Ignore the Cultural Perks Millennials Crave on the Job

Don't Ignore the Cultural Perks Millennials Crave on the Job

Consider these four ways to recruit (and retain) great Gen Y talent before the competition lures it away.
If You Want a Job at Zappos, You'll Have to Network for It

If You Want a Job at Zappos, You'll Have to Network for It

The online shoe and apparel retailer, which prides itself on valuing company culture above all else, is dramatically changing its hiring process.
Want to Be More Productive? Take a Break and Check Out This Infographic.

Want to Be More Productive? Take a Break and Check Out This Infographic.

Here's why you should be taking regular breaks at work.
The 10 Most Deadly Mistakes in Website Design

The 10 Most Deadly Mistakes in Website Design

If you can manage to avoid these 10 mistakes, you'll be well on your way to a site that attracts visitors and makes them want to stick around.
The Ethics Coach's Top 3 Strategies for Creating an Ethical Workplace

The Ethics Coach's Top 3 Strategies for Creating an Ethical Workplace

Also: Should you work with a bullying client? And is it unethical to be solely motivated by money?
Why Your New Business Needs a Lawyer Yesterday

Why Your New Business Needs a Lawyer Yesterday

Even a young company can run into legal problems. An attorney is trained to identify potential problems -- before they happen.
Brand Licensing Provides More Outlets for Profit and Exposure

Brand Licensing Provides More Outlets for Profit and Exposure

By finding a partner, a company can strategically compete with competitors and expand to new products and locations.
Charging the Right Fees For Your Personal Training Services

Charging the Right Fees For Your Personal Training Services

One of the best ways to keep your company in the black is to charge appropriate fees for your services. Find out how to set the best rates for your personal training business.
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