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Think You Need to Hire? Think Again.

Think You Need to Hire? Think Again.

Asking yourself these three questions can help ensure that your company can afford to hire and will select the right person.
Going Global: The Secret to Being Everywhere at Once

Going Global: The Secret to Being Everywhere at Once

While scaling a business globally can be an exciting, it can also be challenging. Jamie Wong of Vayable offers up advice on how a lean startup can scale internationally.
Make Your Voice and Look an Active Part of Your Brand

Make Your Voice and Look an Active Part of Your Brand

How you sound and dress influence how people perceive you, so be thoughtful and consistent.
Step Away From the Foosball Table. Financials are Important, Too.

Step Away From the Foosball Table. Financials are Important, Too.

Entrepreneurs Andy Medley and Scott Hill built their Indianapolis marketing and promotions firm PERQ by nurturing office culture, sometimes to a fault. Employees still have fun, but their focus these days is on “winning” at business.
What Types of Entrepreneurs Become Employers?

What Types of Entrepreneurs Become Employers?

If a small-business owner is going to hire any employees at all, chances are he or she will do so in the first three years, according to a new study.
5 Great Traits Effective Entrepreneurs Share

5 Great Traits Effective Entrepreneurs Share

New Year's resolutions season is upon us and what better way to start 2014 than by understanding what truly drives success.
The Moz CEO's Wonderfully Refreshing Reason for Stepping Down

The Moz CEO's Wonderfully Refreshing Reason for Stepping Down

Rand Fishkin loves his company and has passion by the boatload. But he has come to hate his job.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From a 'Million Dollar Agent'

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From a 'Million Dollar Agent'

Star of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing on how to be successful in your field.
Lessons From the Boston Red Sox That Can Help Your Business in the New Year

Lessons From the Boston Red Sox That Can Help Your Business in the New Year

As 2014 approaches, consider these three important lessons gleaned from the World Series baseball champions.
The Lunch Table: The Low-Tech Management Tool You're Not Using

The Lunch Table: The Low-Tech Management Tool You're Not Using

Eating together can increase collaboration, trust and morale. So why aren't you doing it?
4 Critical Skills for a Changing World

4 Critical Skills for a Changing World

Times change, and you need to adapt. Here are four critical capabilities you're going to need to become the leaders, the innovators, the success stories of a new age.
Holiday Gifts: What to Get Your Clients and Colleagues

Holiday Gifts: What to Get Your Clients and Colleagues

Choosing a gift for the people you work with can be daunting. Here are some ideas and advice.
The 10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014

The 10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014

A positive work environment, intelligent co-workers and great benefits (free yoga!) make these 10 companies the most exciting places to work for in 2014, as rated by the employees themselves.
Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

The yoga apparel maker announced today that Chip Wilson is leaving his position as non-executive chairman.
The Golden Rule of Starting Up: Product-Market Fit

The Golden Rule of Starting Up: Product-Market Fit

Ideas are a dime a dozen. But to be successful, your product needs to be something customers want. Here are a few tips on how to ensure you satisfy product-market fit.
McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall

McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall

McDonald's same-store restaurant sales fell 0.8 percent in November, dragging worldwide sales short of monthly predictions.
10 Strategies for Overcoming Creativity Block

10 Strategies for Overcoming Creativity Block

We all find a rut and lose inspiration. But getting your creative juices flowing again isn't as hard as you may think.
6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

Few startup ideas are perfect; that's why it's important to recognize when you need a course correction in your idea, pitch, product or execution.
12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

Mark Cuban, Tim Ferris, Jon Taffer and more share their best words of encouragement and guidance.
10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

Insider tips on how to best find and apply to the right accelerator for your company.
Why Reputation Management Is Critical to Your Personal Brand

Why Reputation Management Is Critical to Your Personal Brand

As your personal and professional networks expand online, be consistent with your brand positioning and with the followers you have gathered.
How to Set Your Brand Up For Success

How to Set Your Brand Up For Success

With entrepreneurship in vogue, new companies are popping up every day. But getting your brand to stand out from the crowd, takes work. Wisconsin restaurants L'Etoile and Graze figured out how to do just that.
8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead

8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead

In order to grow your business, consider these questions and determine where you can make important improvements.
Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.

Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.

For our series College Treps, Matthew Fishman discusses why his startup traveled thousands of miles to participate in an accelerator, rather than join a local one.
How You Can Form Good Habits and Stick to Them

How You Can Form Good Habits and Stick to Them

The trick is to dream big but start small. Here, we explain how.
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