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This Startup Landed Groupon as Its First Customer. Here's How.

This Startup Landed Groupon as Its First Customer. Here's How.

The CEO of Yesware shares 8 secrets to landing that first big client.
Is There Such a Thing as Good Greed?

Is There Such a Thing as Good Greed?

Although you'd assume greed is always a bad thing, it can be used so everyone wins.
The Awkward Tween Stage: When a Company Isn't a Startup or a Big-Name Business

The Awkward Tween Stage: When a Company Isn't a Startup or a Big-Name Business

This in-between stage for a company can be challenging. The founder of S.W. Basics Adina Grigore discusses the issues and frustrations she is facing as a pre-teen company.
The Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity Open to Entrepreneurs

The Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity Open to Entrepreneurs

Think on a big scale. Developing solutions to environmental challenges and teaming up with big players can secure a profit for startups.
The Skyscraping Cost of Bad Customer Service (Infographic)

The Skyscraping Cost of Bad Customer Service (Infographic)

The way you treat your customers is everything. Here's why.
More Online Publishers Ought to Try A/B Testing

More Online Publishers Ought to Try A/B Testing

They may find subtle changes to an ad's location, size or color can win them a better click-through rate
Engage Employees When Launching a Workplace Environmental Program

Engage Employees When Launching a Workplace Environmental Program

Win over leadership as well as rank and file workers with clear overarching objectives, specific goals winning plans and preliminary results from test groups.
Thank You Very Much, Now Stop: Putting an End to Excessive Lawyering

Thank You Very Much, Now Stop: Putting an End to Excessive Lawyering

Excessive lawyering is the clientÂ’s natural enemy. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to make sure you are on the same page as your lawyer and your expectations are met.
Don't Wait for Motivation. Do This Instead.

Don't Wait for Motivation. Do This Instead.

Making time to do great things comes down to doing this one thing right.
6 Insights From Tony Robbins That Will Change Your Sales Game

6 Insights From Tony Robbins That Will Change Your Sales Game

Motivational speaker Tony Robbins provides a few tips on how entrepreneurs can up their sales game.
Up Your 'David' Status Without Taking on a 'Goliath'

Up Your 'David' Status Without Taking on a 'Goliath'

President of headphones company co-founded by 50 Cent on thinking creatively to gain market share in a field dominated by a big brand.
Use Metrics to Maximize Results From Your Sales Team

Use Metrics to Maximize Results From Your Sales Team

Tracking key variables can focus, motivate and educate your staff, netting greater profits.
Yes, You're Probably Guilty of the Biggest Office Time Wasters (Infographic)

Yes, You're Probably Guilty of the Biggest Office Time Wasters (Infographic)

A recent survey proves you're not alone in thinking certain work disruptions are a waste of time.
This Company Wants Its Customers to Know Exactly How Much It Is Making From Them

This Company Wants Its Customers to Know Exactly How Much It Is Making From Them

Luxury clothing maker and e-retailer Everlane is building its brand on serious transparency.
No Brown M&M's: What Van Halen's Insane Contract Clause Teaches Entrepreneurs

No Brown M&M's: What Van Halen's Insane Contract Clause Teaches Entrepreneurs

What was thought of a case of rock star excess actually provides a powerful business lesson.
Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC

Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC

The e-commerce company, which sends beauty samples to subscribers' doorsteps, plans to open a retail store in May.
3 Ways Owning Your Mistakes Will Make You Powerful

3 Ways Owning Your Mistakes Will Make You Powerful

Nobody likes that person that always denies or casts blame.
Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online

Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online

Take protective measures and find out how enforcement actions can provide your businesss relief.
What Happens to Your Business If You Die?

What Happens to Your Business If You Die?

What happens when you want to retire and stop running your business? Here are a few tidbits of advice on how to keep your company growing, even when you are no longer the boss.
How Thinking Like a Hacker Will Grow Your Business

How Thinking Like a Hacker Will Grow Your Business

While developers are being sought out to help scale a business, many entrepreneurs could apply an engineer's mindset to help grow their own.
How to Deal With the Customer Who Isn't Right

How to Deal With the Customer Who Isn't Right

The customer isn't always right. In some cases, they are just plain wrong. Here's what to do.
Supreme Court to Decide Whether Businesses Have Religion

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Businesses Have Religion

A challenge to Obamacare will decide whether companies are really people, too, and can express religious values.
Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention.

Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention.

Pitching a product at one of these mega companies isn't as daunting as you may think.
The Balancing Act: Sharing Data Versus Guarding Trade Secrets

The Balancing Act: Sharing Data Versus Guarding Trade Secrets

Companies are grappling with how to foster collaboration inside and outside the organization while protecting proprietary information.
No Cash on Hand? 3 Tips on Attracting Top Talent With Stock Options.

No Cash on Hand? 3 Tips on Attracting Top Talent With Stock Options.

Entrepreneurs are frequently faced with the conundrum of how to recruit top-tier talent with little cash. To overcome this challenge, many offer stock-based compensation.
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