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Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

A recent webinar outlines the choices businesses need to make under the Affordable Care Act.
Growth Strategies

Scoring Government Contracts Takes an Increasing Amount of Time and Money

A new report from American Express on small-business owners doing business with the U.S. government shows that active contractors spent almost $129,000 in the past year seeking out those opportunities...
Marketing

3 Ways Pinterest is Shaping Its Future

The popular image-sharing site looks toward improved search results and expanding its ecommerce capabilities.
Growth Strategies

Pushy Sales Reps and Unreliable Vendors: How to Survive in the Unpredictable World of Business

Green Bean salad-shop owner delves into how she handles dealing with unpredictable people.
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The Best and Worst Business Transformations

When businesses get stuck in a rut, they are confronted with a stark choice: Change or die. See some major transformations, for better or worse.
Growth Strategies

Why You Shouldn't Scale Your Startup

One of the biggest startup killers? Scaling too fast, too early. Here's how to grow more deliberately.
Growth Strategies

OKCupid Asks Customers to Help Remove Ads From Site

Rather than lose money to customers who had installed ad blockers, the online dating site asks users to donate money to make the site ad-free.
Growth Strategies

Startups Get Hacked Too: 5 Security Tips to Implement Today

With startups becoming an easy target for cyber attacks, find out how you can protect your company.
Growth Strategies

How to Make Millions on a Handshake Deal

Entrepreneur and self-professed "deal junkie" Marcus Lemonis reveals how he built his $3 billion company through more than 100 handshake deals.
Growth Strategies

What You Aren't Measuring Could be Killing Your Company

To know where you're going, it often helps to know where you've been. Here's how to measure your startup's performance.
Take It From The Pros

The 5 Rules for Silicon Valley Success That Can Work Anywhere

Silicon Valley is the startup capital of the world for a reason. Here are five key lessons from the place that every entrepreneur can apply to the way they do business, no matter where they are.
Growth Strategies

Two Women Entrepreneurs Share the Hardest Part of Growing Fast

Bottle & Bottega business partners Stephanie King-Myers and Nancy Bigley discuss the challenges of scaling a business quickly.
Growth Strategies

10 of the Best Airport Gyms in the World

Rather than snacking in the airport bar while waiting for your flight, use the time as an opportunity for fitness.
Finance

10 Questions to Ask Before Taking Your Company Public

Here's what you need to know before making the decision to debut your company on Wall Street.
Entrepreneurs

How a Little-Known Condom Brand Broke into the U.S. Market

Breaking into a competition-rich market can be daunting -- even for brands with well-heeled parent companies. Here are some tips from the trenches.