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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.
7 Damaging Myths About Customer Engagement to Promptly Discard

7 Damaging Myths About Customer Engagement to Promptly Discard

Instead of guessing your way through your relationships with customers, have a better understanding of what they want and expect.
Onboarding Essentials: What Really Matters to New Employees (Infographic)

Onboarding Essentials: What Really Matters to New Employees (Infographic)

Organized, relevant and well-timed content and on-the-job training are essential to those just hired, according to a recent HR survey. And if the training can extend more than a week, all the better.
4 Ways to Negotiate Your Way to a 'Yes'

4 Ways to Negotiate Your Way to a 'Yes'

Business owners who work for themselves must learn fairly quickly how to negotiate for optimal terms.
3 Ways to Save When Registering Your Trademark

3 Ways to Save When Registering Your Trademark

While trademark registration can be expensive for many entrepreneurs and small business owners, there are options for tamping down costs.
On Becoming That Truly Inclusive Leader

On Becoming That Truly Inclusive Leader

In a global economy, openness to new diverse ideas is critical for staying competitive. Embrace a method to cull the best ideas from your team and put them into action.
Have an Idea for a Sitcom? NBC Is Listening.

Have an Idea for a Sitcom? NBC Is Listening.

The network has launched an online talent competition to find its next comedy hit.
3 Practical Ways to Save on Attorney Fees

3 Practical Ways to Save on Attorney Fees

Your attorney's billable hours can stack up fast, so here are some tips that can lower your bill.
The Pricing Conundrum: Figuring Out the Right Strategy For You

The Pricing Conundrum: Figuring Out the Right Strategy For You

While pricing can be a tricky matter for any entrepreneur, it is especially difficult for those providing a service. Here are a few lessons on pricing strategy.
How to Diversify Your Company and Tackle New Industries

How to Diversify Your Company and Tackle New Industries

Offering related services can bring your firm new customers and added revenue. Here are four tips for making it all happen.
Will Blue Bottle Coffee Take On Starbucks, Or Become It?

Will Blue Bottle Coffee Take On Starbucks, Or Become It?

The coffee company that positions itself as the anti-chain is poised for an ambitious expansion.
A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)

A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)

As Washington continues to mull new patent legislation, here's a snapshot of the U.S. patent landscape.
Lyft Lowers Prices in All Cities by 20 Percent

Lyft Lowers Prices in All Cities by 20 Percent

Fresh off of a new $250 million round of funding, the ridesharing service said it is cutting prices across all markets.
Now, Uber Wants to Deliver Packages for You

Now, Uber Wants to Deliver Packages for You

The car-sharing service is piloting a courier service in New York City.
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