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Master Minds

How these ultra-entrepreneurs took on the titans of advanced-degree training--and scored.

Build a Billion-Dollar Business

It starts with strategic thinking and thoughtful growth. Here's an inside look at how two successful businesses went from zero to $1 billion.

Frugal is Back

It's time to cut back or go home. Here's how to channel your inner miser--the right way.

Talking About My Generation

Gen Xers, Gen Yers, Millennials and Boomers are all working alongside each other. But how do you get them to work well together?

Not Ready to Retire?

The typical age to start thinking about retirement is now the time to consider a move to self-employment.


Build a Website

Rev up the Search Engines

If search engines can't find you, neither can customers. Build your site right.
Build Your Brand

7 Steps to the Perfect Marketing Plan

Think about who you are, who needs what you do and how to get their attention.
College and Startups

Breaking Business Models

College entrepreneurs are finding success with a laser focus on business models they can improve.
Doing Good

Thinking Inside the Box

Spencer Brown takes the bite out of moving--the cost and the waste.
Employee X

Free Lunches do Exist

Employee X explains why company-sponsored lunches are so valuable.
Finance for Startups

How to Raise Your First Round of Financing

Asheesh Advani offers three tips for raising cash with a second round in mind.
Franchise Ink

Not Just Fun and Games

Play N Trade's franchise model incorporates a business-like devotion to fun and games.
Going Forward

The Anti-Tipping Movement

Do tip jars have you crying uncle? Some restaurants are testing the no-tipping waters.
Going Forward

The New Economic Indicators

Instead of the usual economic forecasts, look at sales figures at key retailers and public-opinion polls.
Going Forward

5 Ways to Spur Employee Creativity

Stagnation is a bad thing. Keep your employees engaged with these ideas.
Going Forward

Where to Find Great Food at Airports

Fast-food nightmares abound, but some airports have surprisingly good eateries.
How To

Take Your Tag Line from Drab to Fab

You wouldn't just blow up the whole brand and start over. But with the tag line you can.
Idea Department

Capitalize on Nostalgia

Sometimes all it takes to find the next big idea is a dash of the old.
Idea Department

Is Your Business Idea Protected?

Don't let intellectual property theft and business sabotage steal your great idea.
Idea Department

Innovate Every Day

You need to be able to think innovatively beyond the startup stage. Here are 3 ways to stay creative.
Lead Strong

Should You Hire Workers From Big Companies?

Now is a good time to find great talent, but entrepreneurs ask, 'Should you hire workers from big companies?'
Make The Sale

Stay Strong When Business Gets Rough

Barry Farber lays out ways to deal with sales setbacks and negative situations.
Money Department

5 Ways to Raise Money Today

With a little persistence and creativity, you can still find financing.
Money Department

Get By With a Little Financial Help

Providing financial counseling to employees increases loyalty and retention.

From Hobby to Business

LA Boxing and Fetch! Pet Care gave 2 franchisees the chance to become business owners.
Personal Finance

Pros and Cons of Alternative Investments

As with any other investment, understand the risks before putting money in the pot.
Start It Up

Make a Memorable Impression

Don't let a TV interview, an ad or a speaking engagement go to waste.
Start It Up

Dodge These 3 Startup Dead Zones

To keep yourself and your startup afloat, dodge these three dead zones.
Start It Up

Uncle Sam Wants Your Business

Government agencies are prime groups to do business with when the budget year nears its end.
Start It Up

5 Must-Read Business Books

These tomes have stood the test of time and deliver advice no startup should be without.
Start It Up

8 Sites to Help You Network

8 niche social networks deliver the introductions business owners need.
Straight Talk

Big Lessons from the Big Three

Robert Kiyosaki points to three things we can learn from the auto industry mess.
Tech Department

8 Gadgets to Green Your Office

From printer ink to motion sensor light switches, you can save cash and go eco-friendly.
Tech Department

Peripherals: Fun and Functional

The supply of peripheral computer gadgets is endless. Here are some of our favorites.
Tech Department

Pin Down Your Passwords

As your password collection grows unruly, look to these password tools to manage them all.

10 Signs Not to Hire the Person You're Interviewing

If haziness about his work experience doesn't tip you off, the ankle monitor should.
The Innovators

Master Minds

How these ultra-entrepreneurs took on the titans of advanced-degree training--and scored.
The Success Coach

Transform Negative Reactions into Opportunities

Nuggets of truth are almost always present in criticism. Use those to your advantage.
VC Insider

Check Your VC's Pulse

Ask your VC three questions to gauge its level of involvement.
Web Department

New Ways to Search

Upstart search engines are trying to gain ground on Google. Give them a try.
Web Department

Yes, You Can Build Your Own Web App

Learn from 5 entrepreneurs who did it successfully.
Web Department

Bringing Social Sites Together

If you can't keep up with your social media goings-on, check out these 3 sites.
Wise Guy

Create a Twitter Following

There are implications beyond vanity to having a large Twitter fan base.
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