Solutions

Why I Decided to Take the Money and Sell My Startup
Business Optimization

Why I Decided to Take the Money and Sell My Startup

The founder of 2-year-old digital card startup GiftZip.com decided to sell to gift-card behemoth SVM. He shares his views on the dangers of not doing the math.
Four Ways to Cut Small Employer Health-Care Costs
Growth Strategies

Four Ways to Cut Small Employer Health-Care Costs

Health-insurance premiums in the U.S. surged substantially in 2011. Here's how small companies can reduce costs.
Diana Ransom
Monitors That Pull Double-Duty for Marketing
Marketing Bootcamp

Monitors That Pull Double-Duty for Marketing

Monitors can be repurposed as interactive marketing kiosks, allowing your customers to see for themselves just how innovative you are. Here are three of the sharpest.
Jonathan Blum
How to Start a Business in a Recession
Ready To Launch

How to Start a Business in a Recession

Economic cycles come and go, but businesses must thrive in good times and bad. Fat Straws Bubble Tea's Terry Pham launched during a recession and survived two downturns. Learn how Pham and other entrepreneurs made a go of it in tough times.
What's the Secret to Better Brainstorming?
Growth Strategies

What's the Secret to Better Brainstorming?

Ah, the brainstorming session--who came up with the idea for that, anyway? The Esquire guy offers up some advice on how to cultivate better concepts.
Ross McCammon
Five Ways to Give Your Seasonal Business an Off-Season Boost
Growth Strategies

Five Ways to Give Your Seasonal Business an Off-Season Boost

There are a number of ways to keep the money coming in, even after your high season has passed. Think creatively, learn more about the needs of your customers, and test new ideas, even if they may seem a bit zany.
Gwen Moran
Make More Happen

Docstoc's Jason Nazar on Fostering Innovation

A successful Internet entrepreneur talks about the virtues of failing fast when creating a new product or trying to do something new. Once you learn a lesson, incorporate it in your routines. 'Don't fail at the same thing more than once,' he says.
Ameen Khwaja
Three Ways to Streamline Shipping for the Holiday Rush
Make More Happen

Three Ways to Streamline Shipping for the Holiday Rush

Small-business owners share their time-saving strategies for the upcoming season.
Lisa Girard
Four Alternatives to PowerPoint for Your Next Presentation
Technology

Four Alternatives to PowerPoint for Your Next Presentation

Not long ago, PowerPoint was the go-to tool for business presentations. Now there are more options.
Jonathan Blum
How to Build a Stellar Team at a High-Potential Startup
Growth Strategies

How to Build a Stellar Team at a High-Potential Startup

Ready to add an employee or 12 to your roster? Put these recruiting and hiring strategies to work for your growing company.
Jennifer Wang
How Scripts Can Help You Increase Sales
Marketing Bootcamp

How Scripts Can Help You Increase Sales

A good sales script can help you and your team stay on message, overcome customer objections and win more repeat business.
Brad Sugars
A Business Plan Tool That Helps Size Up Your Odds of Success
Business Optimization

A Business Plan Tool That Helps Size Up Your Odds of Success

Enloop pushes the emotional clouds out of the startup process to give entrepreneurs a clear view of their business plan.
Ericka Chickowski
Ways to Build Online Traffic and Boost SEO
Marketing Bootcamp

Ways to Build Online Traffic and Boost SEO

Turbocharge your Internet marketing efforts with these cost-effective ways to improve SEO and online traffic.
Scott Steinberg
How to Move Your Business Data into the Cloud -- Safely
Technology

How to Move Your Business Data into the Cloud -- Safely

The process of migrating to the cloud can loom like a thunderhead over a business. Here's advice on a safer path.