Jane Porter

Jane Porter

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Adapt to Bounce Forward

Time-Management Tips from Serial Entrepreneurs

Five business owners offer their best advice for becoming more productive -- and finding the right work-life balance.
Growth Strategies

Six Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Health-Care Coverage

Health insurance is increasingly complicated and expensive, but small-business owners can better navigate the system by steering clear of these missteps.
Marketing

10 Tips to Kick-start Your Sales Skills

Learning to sell yourself, and your product or service, is one of the biggest challenges as a startup. Here's how to master the basics.
Marketing

Seven Rules for Coping with Sales Rejection

From setting goals to developing routines and relationships, small business owners can overcome their fear of failure.
Growth Strategies

Three Ways to Export into New Markets

How three entrepreneurs overcame challenges when exploring global markets, and what you can learn from them.
Growth Strategies

A Quick Resource Guide for Exporting

From avoiding corruption to navigating cultural differences, here are eight resources to help your small business go global.
Marketing

Five Signs You're Losing a Sale -- And How to Save It

When a deal is going sour, try these savvy strategies to turn it around.
Leadership

Are You Irreplaceable?

How to make sure your business can thrive without you, and five steps to get there.
Entrepreneurs

How a Personal Health Crisis Led to Small-Business Success

A homegrown company called Two Moms in the Raw carved its own health-food niche.
Growth Strategies

Avoid These Interview Mistakes

Employees can make or break your success as a small business owner. Here's how to make better hires.
Entrepreneurs

How to Build Credibility as a Young Entrepreneur

Five steps to make your business a success when experience is not on your side.
Leadership

Shift Your Mindset, Save Your Business

Five steps to see your company in a new way -- and make a comeback.
Small Business Stands Strong

How the Recession Saved One Company

A small business owner is forced to retract, only to return stronger than ever.
Small Business Stands Strong

How Pricing Can Power a Turnaround

A small business overhauls its fee model to woo customers and make a comeback.
Growth Strategies

How to Stage a Small-Business Comeback

Three turnaround strategies to survive, and thrive, beyond the recession.