Growing a Business

Growth Strategies

12 Leadership Traits You Need to Thrive in Tough Times

What does it take to lead a small business through this ongoing economic mess? Here's a roundup of the important traits for entrepreneurs in 2012.
Starting a Business

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

The billionaire tech entrepreneur offers his best advice from hiring passionate employees to never hiring a PR firm.
Growth Strategies

Women Entrepreneurs Put the Government in the Hot Seat

Being a woman and an entrepreneur has its benefits, but there are also a number of challenges. Here, the SBA answers your burning questions about how to best overcome them.
Starting a Business

Five Critical Questions Your Business Plan Should Answer

Answering these questions periodically can help keep long-term goals in mind while you adjust your immediate steps and actions.
Growth Strategies

Zynga IPO: Three Things to Keep in Mind When Scaling a Business Quickly

The online gaming company's filing can offer an opportunity for other owners to consider how best to grow a new business.
Starting a Business

Five Rules for Bootstrapping Success

Follow these tips to get your dream business off the ground without seeking outside investors.
Starting a Business

Parting Thoughts on SXSW Interactive

South by Southwest Interactive may be over, but the lessons learned will carry on -- at least, until next year.
Growth Strategies

5 Ways to Grow Your Profits

A simple formula to help you maximize profit margins
Growth Strategies

The Easy Way to Run a Business

Achieve real results in your business by following these practical steps.
Growth Strategies

How to Grow When You Are the Business

The road to expansion is open, even if your business is built around your own specialized skills.