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How to Stop Making Excuses and Run With Your Business Idea

There will never be a "perfect" time to start your business, so why not start now?

Why You Should Consider Cutting Overhead With Part-Time Employees

Part-time employees can be essential to running your business. Here are a few things to consider when hiring.

The Steps to Complying With Safety Standards

How to make sure you are keeping your employees safe on the job.

The 'Etsy Economy' and Changing the Way We Shop

The online handmade marketplace is seeking to reimagine retail.

When Business Names Confuse Consumers: The Basics of Trademark Law

A look at the recent Florida health club lawsuit between 'YOU FIT' and competitor 'FIT U,' and what your business can learn from it about trademark infringement.

The Essential Elements of a Commercial Lease

Renting a space for your business can feel overwhelming. Go in armed with knowledge and it will be much easier.

Startup Snapshot: Oklahoma City

A look at a surprising startup city, plus three other locations to keep your eye on.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing an Office Space

When setting up your base of operations for a startup, you have to think not only about location but also about your future needs. Here's what you need to remember before moving in.

Nonprofit Incubator Teaches Low-Income Women to Build Restaurant Businesses

The story of one La Cocina graduate and her quest to cook up authentic Mexican tastes.

World-Champion Skier Jeremy Bloom's Unconventional Path to Entrepreneurship

He missed his shot at Olympic gold, his football career was sidelined by injuries. He has dabbled in modeling and TV presenting. Now, the golden boy may have finally found his footing, in what once would have seemed an unlikely arena: entrepreneurship.

6 Ways to Build Customer Loyalty

Effective ways to follow up that ensure your business is always in the customer's mind.

Branding's Cardinal Sins: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid

In launching a new company, resist the urge to be overly creative and dull when dreaming up your brand name. See our list of branding's cardinal sins.

Tips to Go Above and Beyond With Customer Service

Customer loyalty is hard to win and easy to lose. Here's how to make the extra effort required to stand out from the competition.

How to Make Sure Your Business Gets Paid

The elements of prompt and accurate invoices.

Seth Godin on the 3 Essential Skills Every Entrepreneur Should Cultivate

Changing your way of thinking can change your whole approach to your business. Here's how.

The 10 Magic Phrases of Customer Service

There are certain words that every customer wants to hear. Here's what to say to win loyal customers.

Train Your Brain to Overcome Fear

Three tips to help you get over your fears and take bigger risks.

How to Spread the Word Through Content Marketing

Five tips for getting your online content marketing message right.

Creating a Blueprint for Your Brand Strategy

The basics of what a branding strategy is and how to create one for your startup.

10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business

How do you know when the time is right to make the leap?

Get Out of Limbo: How to Go From Dream to Decision

Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur who just can't take the leap or you're trapped in a tough business dilemma, consider these strategies to get unstuck.

What You Need to Know About Music Licensing for Your Business

Four need-to-know tips for businesses that play music.

How to Win a Business Negotiation

Almost every aspect of business involves a certain amount of negotiation -- here's how to come out on the winning side.
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