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Why You're 2 Steps Away From a More Productive Day

Why You're 2 Steps Away From a More Productive Day

Sometimes getting more done is just a matter of changing how you react to interruptions. Here are two easy strategies to start using now.
How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

Motivating your team can be more art than science, but here are four techniques that work.
The Secret to Making Customers Passionate About Your Brand

The Secret to Making Customers Passionate About Your Brand

Customer engagement doesn't happen overnight, but there are certain steps you can take to ensure you're cultivating a meaningful connection with buyers.
Why Entrepreneurs Should Organize Into 'Reefs'

Why Entrepreneurs Should Organize Into 'Reefs'

When joining a community of other entrepreneurs, look for businesses that share your long-term goals, even if they are in different industries.
If I Knew Then: Co-Founder of Natural Beauty Products Company on Staying Positive and Being Patient

If I Knew Then: Co-Founder of Natural Beauty Products Company on Staying Positive and Being Patient

Ido Leffler, co-founder of Yes To Inc., has accomplished a lot in the last seven years, and he's learned that good things come to those who wait.
How Your Alma Mater Can Jumpstart Your PR

How Your Alma Mater Can Jumpstart Your PR

In the publicity game, you'll want to cover all of your bases -- even the ones right under your nose.
The Genius Behind the Whitney Museum's New Logo

The Genius Behind the Whitney Museum's New Logo

The American Art museum gets a wow-worthy new responsive-design logo. Here's how it works.
7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

You may be young with energy for days, but you don't know everything. Here are some tips for finding a perfect balance between youth and experience.
7 Tips for Women Who Want to Own a Franchise

7 Tips for Women Who Want to Own a Franchise

In celebration of Women in Small Business Month, female franchise founders and CEOs share top advice and tips for women entering the franchise industry.
Live Your Brand Tour: Entrepreneurs Across the U.S. Take Us for a Spin

Live Your Brand Tour: Entrepreneurs Across the U.S. Take Us for a Spin

You may have been "with the band" in college, but these days, you're probably more interested in being "with the brand." Check out our weekly series on branding across the country.
How a Franchise Owner Made Fast Food Local

How a Franchise Owner Made Fast Food Local

Anthony Ackil, co-founder of the farm-to-table fast food company, tells us why local fast food needn't be an oxymoron.
Hurricane Sandy, One Year Later (Infographic)

Hurricane Sandy, One Year Later (Infographic)

Here's a visual look at Hurricane Sandy's devastation and what's happened since.
Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014

Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014

Get a head start on accomplishing everything you need to take your startup to the next level -- and beyond.
Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs

Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs

The New York Stock Exchange ran three trial IPOs this past weekend, seeking to prevent a repeat of Facebook's glitch-plagued Nasdaq debut.
10 Easy Ways to Minimize Stress

10 Easy Ways to Minimize Stress

The biggest hazard to your business may be the one you can't see: chronic stress.
Why The Competition Isn't Your Business Enemy

Why The Competition Isn't Your Business Enemy

In business, people often believe you need an enemy to beat, but there are better places to focus your energy to grow your business.
Former SBA Chief on 3 Keys to a Better U.S. Entrepreneur Economy

Former SBA Chief on 3 Keys to a Better U.S. Entrepreneur Economy

High-growth firms have a huge potential for creating U.S. jobs. According to Karen Mills, there are three key components to getting there.
10 Questions to Ask When Preparing for a Trade Show

10 Questions to Ask When Preparing for a Trade Show

If you are considering exhibiting at a trade show, here is what you need to know to best strategize for the event.

Is Your Business Partner Helping or Hurting Your Business?

Partners are great for getting startups off the ground, but they can lead to schizophrenic behavior in bigger companies.
The 10 Fastest-Growing Small-Business Sectors Right Now

The 10 Fastest-Growing Small-Business Sectors Right Now

Over the past year, the strengthening housing market has been helping small companies grow -- and fast.
4 Contacts You Need In Your Network Now

4 Contacts You Need In Your Network Now

Being strategic about who is in your network can speed your way to success. Here are four key groups to keep in mind.
How to Get Out of Your Own Way

How to Get Out of Your Own Way

There are three situations guaranteed to land you and your business in the mud. The only way to get out is to see these problems for what they are and move forward. Ready?
4 Ways to Draw Customers Into Your Restaurant

4 Ways to Draw Customers Into Your Restaurant

An experienced 'Top Chef' restaurant owner shares some of his secrets to success.
Why Smart Marketing Is Like a Great First Date

Why Smart Marketing Is Like a Great First Date

If you only talked about yourself on a first date, chances are it'd be your last. Don't do the same when it comes to marketing your brand.
Real World Work-Life Balance: How to Find Your Entrepreneurial Zen

Real World Work-Life Balance: How to Find Your Entrepreneurial Zen

Think entrepreneurship requires putting your personal life on hold and working 100 hours a week? Think again. We spoke to successful 'treps who've learned to prioritize life outside of work. Follow their strategies to find your own blissful balance.
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