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De-Stress and Unwind With These 3 Free Relaxation Apps
Technology

De-Stress and Unwind With These 3 Free Relaxation Apps

From soothing music to helpful techniques for calming down, these apps can be handy for over worked business owners.
Cynthia Boris
How Should Entrepreneurs Plan to Scale Their Businesses?
Growth Strategies

How Should Entrepreneurs Plan to Scale Their Businesses?

Tumblr's David Karp on two critical questions to answer when managing hypergrowth.
Lighting Up Your Store -- and Your Sales
Starting a Business

Lighting Up Your Store -- and Your Sales

How to light your retail space to the best effect without breaking the bank.
Jane Porter
How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave
Growth Strategies

How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave

Online sales are still booming in Spain, Brazil, China, Russia and Mexico, and their ecommerce growth rates are expected to outpace U.S. growth in the next four years. Here are eight tips for e-tailers seeking to improve their appeal to overseas shoppers.
Carol Tice
An All-in-One Mobile Marketing Tool
Technology

An All-in-One Mobile Marketing Tool

Advertisers can get check-in, discounting and social media marketing in one neat little package.
Why I Decided to Take the Money and Sell My Startup
Finance

Why I Decided to Take the Money and Sell My Startup

The founder of 2-year-old digital card startup GiftZip.com decided to sell to gift-card behemoth SVM. He shares his views on the dangers of not doing the math.
Four Ways to Cut Small Employer Health-Care Costs
Growth Strategies

Four Ways to Cut Small Employer Health-Care Costs

Health-insurance premiums in the U.S. surged substantially in 2011. Here's how small companies can reduce costs.
Diana Ransom
Monitors That Pull Double-Duty for Marketing
Marketing

Monitors That Pull Double-Duty for Marketing

Monitors can be repurposed as interactive marketing kiosks, allowing your customers to see for themselves just how innovative you are. Here are three of the sharpest.
Jonathan Blum
How to Start a Business in a Recession
Starting a Business

How to Start a Business in a Recession

Economic cycles come and go, but businesses must thrive in good times and bad. Fat Straws Bubble Tea's Terry Pham launched during a recession and survived two downturns. Learn how Pham and other entrepreneurs made a go of it in tough times.
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
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 Shipping for the Holiday Rush
Growth Strategies

Three Ways to Streamline 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