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6 Key Factors in Scoring a $1 Billion Valuation for Your Startup

6 Key Factors in Scoring a $1 Billion Valuation for Your Startup

The team and the market were ranked as most important keys, according to representatives of six companies that made it.
Employee or Contractor? Here’s a Cheat Sheet on Classification. (Infographic)

Employee or Contractor? Here’s a Cheat Sheet on Classification. (Infographic)

If you inadvertently classify an employee as a contractor in the hopes of saving money, you may be putting your business in serious danger.
Want Your Startup to Dominate the World? Start Thinking Globally -- Now.

Want Your Startup to Dominate the World? Start Thinking Globally -- Now.

While running a small business is already a massive undertaking, the need to think globally from the start is vital if you want your company to grow to its utmost potential.
Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown

Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown

While your company's pace is at a manageable hum, check for overlooked permitting issues and that all operations comply with regulations.
5 Tips for Building Strong Relationships With Clients

5 Tips for Building Strong Relationships With Clients

Forging solid business ties seems simple on the surface, but this requires time, effort and tact.
6 Reasons Why You Should Build an Information Marketing Business

6 Reasons Why You Should Build an Information Marketing Business

If you're trying to determine they type of business to start, we'll give you 6 reasons information marketing might be a good choice for you.
A Guide to Giving Sales Commissions

A Guide to Giving Sales Commissions

The amount of of commission depends on a host of factors, most notably the typical commission structure in your industry.
5 Steps for Creating a Long-Term Plan for Your Startup

5 Steps for Creating a Long-Term Plan for Your Startup

Having a clear vision of your company’s long-term trajectory is essential to ensuring its success.
3 Life Lessons From Steve Ballmer's Rousing Graduation Speech

3 Life Lessons From Steve Ballmer's Rousing Graduation Speech

Microsoft's recently departed CEO and the soon-to-be owner of the LA Clippers shared his own life advice with the graduates at the University of Washington.
6 Ways to Improve Workplace Safety Without Going Broke

6 Ways to Improve Workplace Safety Without Going Broke

Adopt a proactive approach to save your small business from physical danger and financial peril.
Richard Branson on Why Creativity Grows With Experience

Richard Branson on Why Creativity Grows With Experience

A lot of exciting ideas are nothing more than recycled old ones with a fresh twist.
How to Get Publicity When You Have No News to Share

How to Get Publicity When You Have No News to Share

Tips for getting media attention for your business, even if you don't have a new product, service or website to brag about.
From Idea to Successful Tech Company in 8 Steps

From Idea to Successful Tech Company in 8 Steps

After building your product, it's important to scale up with an expanding sales staff and partnerships.
Starbucks Finds a Free-Market Solution to Education Costs

Starbucks Finds a Free-Market Solution to Education Costs

An important shift in who actually subsidizes out-of-control tuition inflation seems like a good first step.
Have a Client Who Is Not Paying? Sue.

Have a Client Who Is Not Paying? Sue.

Perhaps the most undesirable customer is the one who avoids your invoices, emails and calls. If so, small claims court may be your best bet.
How Do You Bring Innovation to Market?

How Do You Bring Innovation to Market?

We asked some of the leading idea people in business to define how new products, technologies and commodities come into being.
5 Tricks To Brainstorm Like It's Your Job

5 Tricks To Brainstorm Like It's Your Job

A whiteboard session can lead to great results but you must take the process seriously.
The Reasons People Fail in the Staffing Industry

The Reasons People Fail in the Staffing Industry

Here are the problems you'll face and how you can successfully overcome them in order for your staffing service to thrive.
When Does Switching to a Remote Workplace Make Sense?

When Does Switching to a Remote Workplace Make Sense?

Having your employees telecommute can bring many benefits to your company, but the risks must also be weighed.
The 4 Digital C's Needed for Brand Ambassadors to Thrive

The 4 Digital C's Needed for Brand Ambassadors to Thrive

When it comes to running an influential online program, make sure you focus on these four aspects.
Small Talk Could Have Big Benefits for Your Career

Small Talk Could Have Big Benefits for Your Career

The simple act of conversation could lead to opportunity and deeper relationships.
Want Media Attention? Target Trades First

Want Media Attention? Target Trades First

Reach out to niche, industry publications to build a name for your brand.
Why This College Entrepreneur Is an Expert Scheduler

Why This College Entrepreneur Is an Expert Scheduler

Our College Entrepreneur of 2012 reveals his secrets to staying on top of his to-do list.
Mid-Market Businesses Grow With the Right Hiring

Mid-Market Businesses Grow With the Right Hiring

The nation's 200,000 mid-sized business are an engine of economic growth fueled by talent nurtured to innovate.
Does Your Company's Branding Really Matter in Recruiting?

Does Your Company's Branding Really Matter in Recruiting?

Before a candidate even arrives at an interview, he or she will know lots about your company. Here's how your organization can be smartly positioned.
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