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The Basics of Pitching Investors

Our expert says having a firm grasp on what will make your company successful is key.
Dave Lavinsky

Whose Trademark Is It Anyway?

Our expert speaks to the nuances of trademark law.
Nina Kaufman

Effective Employee Management? Look to the Golden Rule.

It should go without saying: treating your employees with respect is the mark of a great manager.
Penny Morey

Put Your Best Foot Forward at Conferences and Trade Shows

Our expert advises a reader about the most effective ways to connect with potential partners and clients at big events.
Mike Fishbein

How Can I Tell If There Will Be Strong Demand for My Product?

Our expert explains how to find and take advantage of profitable markets
Christopher Hawker
Inspiring Your Team

How to Build a Great Team While Keeping Costs Low

Our expert advises a reader about how to hire smart on a budget.

Do I Need to Go to Business School?

Our expert explains how pluses and minuses of formal business training.
Tim Berry

Must-take Steps Before Launching Your Restaurant

Making connections and knowing your market are among the steps every budding restaurateur should take.
David Koji

Is It Better to Be a Freelancer or Full-time Employee?

Our expert weighs in on the advantages of being a full-time staffer versus a freelancer.
Penny Morey

Why Not Every Retailer Should Go Online Only

A brick and mortar store and a personal approach might increase overhead but can help you build your customer base.
Ryan Himmel

3 Ways to Grow Your Business While Covering Existing Expenses

A reader needs to solve a cash flow problem before expanding the family business.
Ryan Himmel

Learn to Love Public Speaking

Ease public speaking anxiety by talking in public often and making sure you always answer your audience's most important questions.
Todd Henry

Growing Your Business When You Can't Trademark Your Name

Lack of a trademark your name doesn't have to stop your company's growth.
Karen Tiber Leland

Ready to Drop Your Recruiter? Not So Fast.

A reader wants to break from the agency that connects it with clients. Our business expert offers some words of encouragement – and caution.
Dave Lavinsky
Inspiring Your Team

How Can I Find a CEO for My Startup?

You might have great ideas but not the skills to build a company. We break down what you should look for in a chief executive.
Ryan Himmel

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