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Here's how to meet an experienced startup advisor and maximize the relationship.
Business owners now have access to demographic information about the professional groups they join on the popular networking site.
In a quest to rid his desk of a dusty business-card collection, our tech columnist tests a new scanner that comes with contact-management software.
Working with people from complementary professions can help you leverage your referral network. Here's what you need to ask to find their sweet spots.
Having a great product just isn't enough. Ultimately the people you know will make the difference in your business success. Here's how to find them.
If done right, reconnecting with old college friends can spell new referrals and maybe even revenues for your business.
Bump Technologies co-founder David Lieb went to business school to make contacts. He left to build a new way to share them.
What can you do to get ready for another downturn? Here are 10 ideas for how to position your business for success despite tough times.
If business is slow, consider these networking opportunities.
Five steps to make your business a success when experience is not on your side.
Consider these tips to make a lasting impression on new connections, before a meeting even starts.
Our Esquire Guy columnist explains how to make a good impression before a meeting even starts.
This Santa Monica, Calif., hangout offers the kind of soft lighting and easy-on-the-wallet happy hour that can appeal to Gen-X startup founders.
Five steps to see your company in a new way -- and make a comeback.
Entrepreneurs might want to consider these valuable and affordable resources that offer expert advice and support.
Outside of attending the big hoedown in the Capitol, here are three ways to get the most out of National Small Business Week.
Here is a snippet of what's to come out of the leadership and loyalty focused Successful Online Business Conference.
You hear it called by many names: a mastermind group, success team, think tank, advisory board, etc. But it's got one purpose, and that is to help
Five tips for young hopefuls to consider before hanging their own shingle.
When the economy got this flooring franchise down, it reengineered its approach to finding customers -- favoring knocking on doors and cold calling.
Owners are finally coming out of survival mode and moving into growth mode. Here are a few suggestions for how to grow without taking on added risks.
Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of BNI, on handling the fear of a negative response when seeking support from peers and other business contacts.
Here's why Mike Rowan, the founder of reputation service RatePoint descended on SXSW.
Talk about a tough slog. SXSW is replete with free rides via Chevy, free food from FedEx and can't miss side parties.
Don't overlook the seasoned old pro when deciding which group to join.
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