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7 Reasons Why Trademarks Are Important to Your Business

Trademarks are inexpensive to obtain and grow in value as your business grows. It is never too early to trademark your brand

Why Are You Working So Hard?

The latest technological advances promise increased efficiency and productivity but have prompted even more labor. Here's one entrepreneur's solution.

Want Your Business to Grow? Help Your Employees Succeed.

We’ve all heard the saying that 'a team is only as strong as its weakest link,' but the number of business leaders choosing to ignore this sentiment is staggering. Don't make this mistake.

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.

Hire for Potential Not Experience by Asking These 5 Key Questions

Past performance is no longer an accurate proxy for future success. In hiring, the most critical skill is the ability to learn on the fly.

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.

This Tool Promises to Find the Best Location for Your Business

Piinpoint helps businesses choose where to open based on facts, not just intuition.

25 Traits Thriving Entrepreneurs Share

The must-have characteristics needed to start, grow and expand your company.

5 Essentials for Winning Over the Best Investors

Startups that thrive manage to eke out the first profits that convince investors to put in the money that grows the company.

4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow When You're Bootstrapping

The wealthiest companies work hard to know where every dime goes. Startups literally cannot afford to do less.

Market Basket's Family Feud Risks a Loss of Its Loyal Following

Happy employees and great prices lead to devoted customers, or so the theory goes. A New England supermarket chain may sacrifice all this in a battle of cousins.

Customer-Service Lessons to Glean From Comcast's Snafu

Make your client-support process a win for all involved, not excluding those answering the phones.

With a New Direction, Foursquare Rolls Out a New 'Superhero' Logo

The location-based social networking platform continues its rebranding efforts with a new logo.

How to Set the Right Tone for Contract Negotiations

Reading the fine-print is important, but big picture items -- and a little humor -- go a long way.

Struggling to Write? Take a Break from Modern Tech, Like These Famous Writers Do (Infographic)

Perhaps your greatest creative ideas will happen away from the keyboard, pen in hand.

How Music Affects Your Productivity

With so much of our work now being done at computers, music has become an important way to 'optimize the boring.' Here's how to do it right.

5 Ways HR Technology Can Improve Performance Reviews

With many unsatisfied with the current setup for giving feedback, find out how software can step into the breach.

How to Grow a Site Into a Successful Venture With Just Content

Websites don't always require costly features, gimmicks or tricks to scale. Often it just comes down to good content.

Rediscovering That Ancient Yet Awesome Tool of Business -- In-Person Relationships

Shared experiences and live interactions can build a bond that lasts, creating a customer for the long run.

5 Simple Sales Lessons for Non-Salespeople

An author hawking his books in the park provides some examples for strategies that can easily be adapted for your business.

Your One-Stop Guide to Royalty Rates (Infographic)

There are several important factors to consider before you license your invention. Here's a handy overview to help you out.

First Things First: The 5 Secrets to Prioritization

In the world of startups, entrepreneurs have very little time. To help organize tasks and responsibilities, consider these tips.

Software for Small Businesses Can Help Them Grow, and Be Profitable for You Too

One of the top issues for business owners is finding time, so technology solutions are needed to ease the burden.

The 5 Questions That Will Close the Deal

How asking ‘why’ can help you lock up the sale.

Murphy's Law (Or Worse) Can Derail Your Business Pitch. Anticipate the Unexpected.

It's not always possible to bring a valued partner along to a presentation but it can better the odds at success.
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