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Hello? Is Someone There? Why Customer Support Matters.

Hello? Is Someone There? Why Customer Support Matters.

Your service team can not only address client problems but give valuable feedback to your company and product.
The Bullwhip Effect and Your Supply Chain

The Bullwhip Effect and Your Supply Chain

Consider an old stock trader's approach to taming volatility.
Where E-Commerce Is Booming. Hint: Think Outside the U.S. (Infographic)

Where E-Commerce Is Booming. Hint: Think Outside the U.S. (Infographic)

A look at where online shopping is expected to grow the fastest in the next five years and which companies are leading the charge.
Hourly Job Seekers Bypass Logging Into Social Network on Applications

Hourly Job Seekers Bypass Logging Into Social Network on Applications

Despite the time saving promise, job seekers may avoid linking their personal accounts due to privacy concerns.
Will That Training Program Work?

Will That Training Program Work?

Investing in training is often an exercise in guesswork. Here are the questions you need to determine if a training model is effective and the right choice for your company.
How to Spot Opportunities for Growth at Your Startup

How to Spot Opportunities for Growth at Your Startup

Moving out of startup mode into growth mode? Certified professional coach and Entrepreneur.com contributor Lindsay Broder shares tips on how you can identify those opportunities.
5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive

5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive

Monitor your company's progress on cash flow, investment prospecting, hiring, customers and product development.
6 Changes Organizations Should Make Today

6 Changes Organizations Should Make Today

These steps will most likely bring improved performance to businesses. So what's stopping you?
When to Fire That, Er, Abusive or Disruptive Customer

When to Fire That, Er, Abusive or Disruptive Customer

If the emotional or economic toll from serving abrasive or low-profit customers outweighs the return, think about an exit strategy.
4 Tips for Preparing Your Business to Grow

4 Tips for Preparing Your Business to Grow

Who doesn't want her business to scale? But getting enough customers to make your company sustainable can be challenging. Here are a few ways to make the process a bit easier.
4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

Win or lose, entering a contest can be a good way to meet investors. But let's be honest -- it's better to win.
Man Covers His Naked Body in 460,000 Bees to Promote Honey Line

Man Covers His Naked Body in 460,000 Bees to Promote Honey Line

She Ping, a 34-year-old merchant from Chongqing, China, employed a practice known as ‘bee-bearding’ in order to generate buzz for his honey business.
The 3 Hires I Wish I'd Made Sooner

The 3 Hires I Wish I'd Made Sooner

Here are the commonly overlooked positions that will help you smooth out operations at and help grow your company.
Richard Branson on Constructing the Perfect Pitch

Richard Branson on Constructing the Perfect Pitch

Speak with feeling rather than figures.
To Be Results Focused, Stop Focusing On Results

To Be Results Focused, Stop Focusing On Results

Too often, entrepreneur and managers try to force profitably, resulting in little change to the bottom line. Instead, they should approach it organically.
In the Face of Ruinous Online Reviews, Businesses Today Are Turning the Tables

In the Face of Ruinous Online Reviews, Businesses Today Are Turning the Tables

If the internet has created a space where consumers are free to sound off at will on sites like Yelp, to what extent do business owners have the right to respond?
Pitching a Fashion Line to Investors? Brush Up on Your Storytelling Skills

Pitching a Fashion Line to Investors? Brush Up on Your Storytelling Skills

Paige Dellavalle's jewelry line survived Shark Tank on ABC and the founder says she owes it all to her mastering the art of the pitch.
6 Ways to Land the Perfect Employee Who Isn't Job Hunting

6 Ways to Land the Perfect Employee Who Isn't Job Hunting

Sometimes the best match for a new post is a talented worker happily working at another firm. Here's how to lure them away.
Why Amazon Pays Employees Up to $5,000 to Quit

Why Amazon Pays Employees Up to $5,000 to Quit

In a letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos revealed an interesting company policy that seeks to foster a passionate and dedicated workforce.
How to Take a Vacation Without Abandoning Your Business

How to Take a Vacation Without Abandoning Your Business

It's all about planning ahead.
The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

Startup organization Funders and Founders pulled back the veil on the startup lifecycle in this infographic, which was inspired by legendary investor Paul Graham's famous essay, 'How to Start a Startup.'
The One Thing You Need to Keep Your Business Relevant

The One Thing You Need to Keep Your Business Relevant

California's large highways represent the flexibility you'd want in your venture.
Not Using Big Data for Hiring? You May Be Missing Out on the Best Candidates.

Not Using Big Data for Hiring? You May Be Missing Out on the Best Candidates.

Small employers can use computers and software to objectively evaluate job seekers based on skills, experience and knowledge before an interview -- and remove bias from the process.
Corporate Social Responsibility Done Right: 5 Ways to Help Your Company Shine

Corporate Social Responsibility Done Right: 5 Ways to Help Your Company Shine

Entrepreneurs can enlist employees, customers and other partners when it comes time to offer programs that give back to the community.
Wal-Mart Moves to Undercut Prices in the Organics Market

Wal-Mart Moves to Undercut Prices in the Organics Market

The retailer says it will introduce a line of organic products priced at least 25 percent below comparable market prices.
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