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Have You Been Hacked? How to Recover from a Data Breach
May 24th, 2015
Has your small business suffered from a data breach? Here's how to recover and maintain your reputation with clients and customers.
How to Choose the Right Franchise
May 13th, 2015
Thinking about buying a franchise? Here's how to pick one that's right for you, your budget and your business goals.
How to Register a Business Name
May 8th, 2015
Found the perfect name for your business? Here's how to register it — and check if it's legal to use.
15 Creative Financing Methods for Startups
May 4th, 2015
Don't have cash on hand to launch your startup? Here are 15 creative ways to finance your small business.
8 Simple Business Plan Templates for Entrepreneurs
May 1st, 2015
These simple business plan templates can help entrepreneurs quickly write up their plans and get their business off the ground.
23 Ways to Create a Better Work Environment
April 23rd, 2015
The keys to a successful company are happy employees and a great work environment. Here's how experts say you can create one.
Building a Business Website: A Small Business Guide
April 9th, 2015
Here's a step-by-step guide to creating a great business website, from setting-up an e-commerce system to marketing your business on the Web.
Writing a Business Plan? Do These 5 Things First
April 6th, 2015
While a formal business plan is an important strategic tool for a new startup, there are a few steps you should take before you even think about writing it.
Want to Fly Solo? 4 Unique Challenges of Sole Proprietorship
March 17th, 2015
Sole proprietors face a unique set of challenges when running a business of one. Here's how to overcome the biggest obstacles of 'solopreneurship.'
Want Your Family Business to Thrive? Modernize & Plan Ahead
March 16th, 2015
If family businesses hope to continue into the next generation, they'll need to modernize and start planning for the future.
12 Etsy Alternatives for Crafty Entrepreneurs
March 5th, 2015
Looking for online marketplaces in which to sell your handmade products? These 12 sites are worth checking out — and no, Etsy isn't on the list.
FIFO vs. LIFO: What is the Difference?
February 20th, 2015
"First in, first out" (FIFO) and "last in, first out" (LIFO) are two common methods of inventory management. Here are the key differences.
Starting Strong: How to Successfully Onboard a New Hire
May 20th, 2015
In any business, it's important to have a strong employee onboarding program in place to engage new hires right from the beginning.
Time to Let Go? 15 Expert Tips for Firing Employees
May 12th, 2015
Need to fire a problem employee? Make sure you do it the right way with these expert tips.
Should You Be a Franchisee? 5 Questions to Ask
May 7th, 2015
Franchise ownership is a popular option for entrepreneurs who want the stability and support of a proven business model. Is it the right choice for you?
8 Tips for Hiring the Right Person for the Job
May 4th, 2015
Looking to fill an open position at your business? Make sure you hire the right person for the right job with these tips for weeding through candidates.
12 Tips for a Winning Elevator Pitch
April 30th, 2015
Need help writing and delivering your elevator pitch? Here's some advice from those who have done it successfully.
Should You Ditch That Nightmare Client?
April 17th, 2015
Every service-based business will have to deal with one or two difficult clients. But is it time to drop them completely?
Shared Office Space: What Your Small Business Needs to Know
April 8th, 2015
Are you thinking about running your business out of a shared office? Here's what business owners should know about co-working spaces.
Bright Ideas: 6 Bold Startups Reinventing Their Industries
April 1st, 2015
These startups and small businesses are putting new spins on long-standing industries.
5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Employee Feedback
March 17th, 2015
The key to getting feedback that is actually helpful is by creating an environment that not only invites employees to speak up, but also encourages thoughtful and well-formed ideas.
4 Conversations You Need to Have with Your Employees
March 13th, 2015
Want to help your employees feel engaged and successful? Take the time to have these important conversations with them.
Improving Employee Performance Is All About Communication
March 5th, 2015
Want your employees to be more productive and efficient? Here are a few ways to boost their performance through communication.
10 Online Programs to Boost Your Business Skills
February 19th, 2015
Want to improve your business skills in your spare time? Try one of these online education programs designed specifically for entrepreneurs.
Writing a Business Plan? 13 Challenges to Overcome
May 18th, 2015
Writing a business plan? Here are 13 challenges business owners and experts say you'll face in the process.
8 Reasons to Consider Franchising
May 11th, 2015
Want to open a business but not sure where to start? Opening a franchise might be the right option for you.
How to Fire an Employee ... The Right Way
May 6th, 2015
Letting an employee go is a difficult decision that a business owner may one day have to face. Here's how to do it the right way, from a legal and professional standpoint.
4 Common Communication Failures (And How to Fix Them)
May 3rd, 2015
Despite the numerous ways workers can communicate with each other, the process isn't always smooth. Here's how to fix four common business communication breakdowns.
Tired of Yelp? 7 Alternate Business Review Websites
April 27th, 2015
Honest customer feedback on trusted review sites is an important part of any business's online presence, but Yelp isn't the only game in town. Here are seven other places you can collect reviews.
Soft Skills Matter: Can They Be Taught?
April 10th, 2015
Your employee training program might cover the practical skills your staff needs to do their jobs, but it's just as important to improve soft skills like work ethic and a good attitude.
20 Tips for Writing a Better Job Description
April 7th, 2015
Want to hire better employees? Improving your job descriptions may be the key.
Don't Burn Out! 9 Stress-Busting Tips for Entrepreneurs
March 25th, 2015
With all the tasks on an entrepreneur's plate, it's easy to burn out. Here are a few tips to help you manage your time and clear room on the schedule for yourself.
Samoas to CEOs: 5 Things Girl Scouts Can Teach Businesses
March 16th, 2015
They may be young, but Girl Scouts can teach you a lot about leadership and business. Here's how these entrepreneurial girls build future skills through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
Female Entrepreneurs Share Startup Advice for Women
March 9th, 2015
Are you a woman who wants to start a business? Female entrepreneurs shared their best advice for getting started.
21 Ways to Be a Better Boss
February 23rd, 2015
Business owners and experts weigh in on what makes a good boss and how managers can improve their leadership tactics.
Porter's Five Forces: Analyzing the Competition
February 18th, 2015
Named for its creator Michael Porter, the Five Forces model helps businesses determine how well they can compete in the marketplace.
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