Nichole L. Torres

Smart Idea

This company makes profits through demotivation.

For Sanity's Sake!

All work and no play makes you a dull entrepreneur, so find a healthy balance between your life and your business.

Nice to Meet You

These entrepreneurs proved you can find business partners in the strangest places.
Starting a Business

Put It to the Test

Want to see if your product will be a hit? A trial run on eBay can shed some light on the subject.

Pinch Those Pennies

How do you start a business on a budget? One author shares his thoughts on the subject.

Smart Ideas 04/04

Multicultural wallpaper, post-prom events and more

Game On!

Game-makers are definitely not sleeping in Seattle.
Starting a Business

Puttin' on the Glitz

Dreaming of starting a glamorous business? Take a behind-the-scenes look at what it's really like to be a fashion designer, a restaurateur and more.

Life in the Fast Lane

Are you dreaming of explosive growth during your first year of business? Be careful what you wish for.
Starting a Business

Mentor Notes

Finding a great mentor is crucial, but it takes a lot of legwork. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Take a Load Off

Weighed down by a ton of duties? Maybe it's time to outsource some of that work.

What's the Occasion?

Special events don't have to be few and far between. Keep things exciting by having them regularly.

Smart Ideas 03/04

Cookie-party store, job listings for ex-military personnel and more

Guarding the Flock

As the economy improves, how can you keep your employees in the fold?

Bad Apples

Business owners share their hiring horror stories.
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