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Choose an Investor Like You Would a Spouse
Angel Investors

Choose an Investor Like You Would a Spouse

Incompatible goals can lead to business hell. Here are the issues to think through ahead of time.
Tim Berry
Everything I Learned About Business I Learned in the Kitchen
Starting a Business

Everything I Learned About Business I Learned in the Kitchen

A co-founder draws from his family's culinary heritage to inspire creative success at his company.
Chris Neumann
5 Lessons I Learned From Starting a Company in Asia and Brought Back to the States
Business Lessons

5 Lessons I Learned From Starting a Company in Asia and Brought Back to the States

A serial entrepreneur shares what he learned from his experience launching his first business far from home.
Andrew Josuweit
How My 5-Year-Old Helped Me Better Understand Customers
Entrepreneurship

How My 5-Year-Old Helped Me Better Understand Customers

Immersed in their own work flow and priorities, clients might not communicate directly -- without some of these techniques.
Kumar Srivastava
Boost Productivity by Optimizing Your Work Environment
Productivity

Boost Productivity by Optimizing Your Work Environment

Try these techniques to develop a work flow customized to your rhythms.
Jacqueline Whitmore
5 Standout Ways to Transform Underperformers Into Superb Employees
Managing Employees

5 Standout Ways to Transform Underperformers Into Superb Employees

Don't abandon hope. Low-performing employees can become high achievers with these techniques.
Heather R. Huhman
Prepare for the Sale of a Business in 6 Steps
Selling a Business

Prepare for the Sale of a Business in 6 Steps

To potentially maximize the value of a deal and protect your assets, put a strategic plan in place before any papers are signed.
Mary Martuscelli
4 Requirements for Self-Serve Media Relations
Media Coverage

4 Requirements for Self-Serve Media Relations

Trying to generate attention for your company among reporters? It's not as easy as writing a pitch and pressing send.
Derek Newton
5 Surefire Ways to Get Clients to Pay on Time
Cash Flow Center

5 Surefire Ways to Get Clients to Pay on Time

Simplify the way you bill and collect funds from your company's customers.
René Lacerte
6 Ways to Build Healthy Competition at the Office
Company Culture

6 Ways to Build Healthy Competition at the Office

A CEO describes a strategy for building a friendly rivalry among team members to bring out a company's best.
Jason Spievak
3 Great Ways to Create an Emotional Bond with Customers
Customer Engagement

3 Great Ways to Create an Emotional Bond with Customers

Entrepreneurs can try to woo clients by building a relationship and in the process score better sales and repeat business.
Jesse Torres
Don't Be Afraid to Start a Second Company in an Unrelated Industry
Starting a Business

Don't Be Afraid to Start a Second Company in an Unrelated Industry

Diversification through starting another business can strengthen your financial outlook and entrepreneurial spirit.
Evrim Oralkan
A 3-Step Guide for Creating a Smooth Work Flow
Business Management

A 3-Step Guide for Creating a Smooth Work Flow

Thinking ahead about developing processes might save your startup time and money,
Belinda Chan
Looking for Your Dream Office Space? Don't Go It Alone.
Real estate

Looking for Your Dream Office Space? Don't Go It Alone.

A real estate executive makes a case for tapping into professional broker expertise.
Tucker Hughes