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What's the Secret to Better Brainstorming?
Growth Strategies

What's the Secret to Better Brainstorming?

Ah, the brainstorming session--who came up with the idea for that, anyway? The Esquire guy offers up some advice on how to cultivate better concepts.
Ross McCammon
Five Ways to Give Your Seasonal Business an Off-Season Boost
Growth Strategies

Five Ways to Give Your Seasonal Business an Off-Season Boost

There are a number of ways to keep the money coming in, even after your high season has passed. Think creatively, learn more about the needs of your customers, and test new ideas, even if they may seem a bit zany.
Gwen Moran
Docstoc's Jason Nazar on Fostering Innovation
Growth Strategies

Docstoc's Jason Nazar on Fostering Innovation

A successful Internet entrepreneur talks about the virtues of failing fast when creating a new product or trying to do something new. Once you learn a lesson, incorporate it in your routines. 'Don't fail at the same thing more than once,' he says.
Three Ways to Streamline Your Shipping for the Holiday Rush
Growth Strategies

Three Ways to Streamline Your Shipping for the Holiday Rush

Small-business owners share their time-saving strategies for the upcoming season.
Lisa Girard
Four Alternatives to PowerPoint for Your Next Presentation
Technology

Four Alternatives to PowerPoint for Your Next Presentation

Not long ago, PowerPoint was the go-to tool for business presentations. Now there are more options.
Jonathan Blum
How to Build a Stellar Team at a High-Potential Startup
Growth Strategies

How to Build a Stellar Team at a High-Potential Startup

Ready to add an employee or 12 to your roster? Put these recruiting and hiring strategies to work for your growing company.
Jennifer Wang
How Scripts Can Help You Increase Sales
Marketing

How Scripts Can Help You Increase Sales

A good sales script can help you and your team stay on message, overcome customer objections and win more repeat business.
Brad Sugars
A Business Plan Tool That Helps Size Up Your Odds of Success
Starting a Business

A Business Plan Tool That Helps Size Up Your Odds of Success

Enloop pushes the emotional clouds out of the startup process to give entrepreneurs a clear view of their business plan.
Ericka Chickowski
Ways to Build Online Traffic and Boost SEO
Marketing

Ways to Build Online Traffic and Boost SEO

Turbocharge your Internet marketing efforts with these cost-effective ways to improve SEO and online traffic.
Scott Steinberg
How to Move Your Business Data into the Cloud -- Safely
Technology

How to Move Your Business Data into the Cloud -- Safely

The process of migrating to the cloud can loom like a thunderhead over a business. Here's advice on a safer path.
Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
Legal Center

Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

When starting a business, details can get lost in the excitement of a new venture. Here are the top legal mistakes unwittingly made by new business owners -- and how to avoid them.
Lisa Girard
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Five Steps to Create a Marketing Plan
Starting a Business

Five Steps to Create a Marketing Plan

How business owners can put together a detailed marketing guide for business growth.
Tim Berry
Does Your Home Business Need Insurance?
Starting a Business

Does Your Home Business Need Insurance?

Here's a look at the most common types of coverage for home-based companies and what make sense for your business.
Carol Tice
Ways to Back Up Your Smartphone
Technology

Ways to Back Up Your Smartphone

You know how important it is to back up your business computers--but what about your smartphones? Here are some of the best services and apps for preventing loss.
Ericka Chickowski