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What to Do When You've Forgotten Someone's Name

What to Do When You've Forgotten Someone's Name

Whether it's a senior moment or entrepreneur brain, it happens to us all. Here's what to do.
Save Big on Trade Shows, Then Work Your Magic

Save Big on Trade Shows, Then Work Your Magic

These events present big opportunities to make connections and develop new partnerships.
The Employer-Sponsored Health Care Facts of Life

The Employer-Sponsored Health Care Facts of Life

There are ways small-business owners can help defray some of the costs if high deductible insurance plans are all they can offer.
IP Uh Oh? Is Your Startup Really Ready to Go Public?

IP Uh Oh? Is Your Startup Really Ready to Go Public?

There are 7 big challenges you should be aware of before you attempt to take this major step.
3 Savvy Tips to Help You Better Connect With (and Oversee) Your Staff

3 Savvy Tips to Help You Better Connect With (and Oversee) Your Staff

Find out how to truly be in touch with your staff so you'll be able to identify and prevent potential problems.
Entrepreneur of 2012 Winner: Creating a Quality Product? 'That's Your Responsibility.'

Entrepreneur of 2012 Winner: Creating a Quality Product? 'That's Your Responsibility.'

AdaFruit's Limor Fried shares insights on the maker movement that can help any entrepreneur looking to manage growth.
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.
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