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Finger pointing on tablet Going Native: A Guide to Native Advertising for Small Businesses
It’s no longer enough to simply position your product in front of potential customers, cross your fingers, and hope for a hit. Now you have to earn their loyalty and trust by telling them stories they want to hear—and share.
Growing your business concept Are You Investing in Your Business?
Are you investing enough in your business? Find out what other small business owners are doing with their money and how you compare.
Businessman standing on highest cube 6 Surprising Traits That Make a Great Entrepreneur
What does it take to be successful as an entrepreneur? Nellie Akalp shares six characteristics that can help you thrive in your entrepreneurial pursuits. Some might surprise you!
virtual office concept How to Create a Virtual Office With the Help of New Technologies
Internet technology, mobile devices, and new software programs have opened the door to an entirely new world of possibilities, and chief among these is the chance to operate a virtual office.
Symbol of medicine on blue background. 3d How to Avoid Healthcare Plan Penalties While Helping Employees
No matter what you think of the Affordabable Care Act, business owners have to confront it. Employers knew they would eventually have to deal with it—the time is now.
Green Business concept Going Green: How to Go Paperless at Your Business
If your office hasn’t adopted green practices yet, listen up. Here are five simple ways to reduce or eliminate paper usage within your workplace.
overwhelmed Is Your Small Business Overwhelming You? Here’s How to Get Back on Track
Have you ever gotten so overwhelmed with work and responsibilities that you feel like pulling the covers over your head and staying in bed?
assessment-concept Assess Your Business Performance From the Ground Up
Business performance evaluations not only help you know the state of your business, but help you determine which direction to take your business in.
Businessman with a sign saying - Marketing An Inside Secret to Successful Business Marketing
Think about the biggest brands of the past century. What do they have in common? Why do they stick in our minds? The answer lies in a secret of business marketing.
Translating Concept. 5 Questions to Ask Before Translating Content to New Markets
In a growing international marketplace, localization can unlock new opportunities—but it’s not something to wade into without careful consideration.
Conversion Funnel - Leads to Sales Get Better Leads: 5 Ways to Improve the Quality of What Goes in Your Sales Funnel
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We’ve all wasted time chasing the wrong leads, so it’s understandable that thinking about them would cause some stress. But when they’re the right leads, life is good.
Hiring concept Hiring Tips for the Small Business Owner
Small business owners say hiring new employees is their biggest challenge for 2015. Here are a few resources to make the employment process more effective.
Businessman holding number cloud Identify Your Business’ Critical Numbers
Tips to create, measure, and share your company’s critical numbers, which will align your entire team and grow your business like you’ve never seen before.
futuristic touch screen interface KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid): Simplicity Is King in the IT Industry
Technology by its very nature is difficult to explain, and KISS is an effective principle that all IT business leaders and sales teams should apply when trying to sell even the most complex of solutions.
retirement plan concept Why Annuity Plans Are a Smart Retirement Income Strategy
If you're looking for an investment alternative to build a nest egg for your golden years, one option that is increasingly gaining popularity is the annuity plan.
Success and challenges - business concept No Help for Women in Business
Do you think that there’s discrimination against women in business? What should be done about it if you do? Here's one well-meaning idea that will hurt, not help, women to get ahead.
Crushed lightbulb 3 Inventors Who Grew to Regret Their Famous Inventions
Innovation and progress are wonderful things for society, but those inventors who fail to see the big picture can sometimes find themselves remembered in a less-than-favorable light by the history books.
View From Behind As CEO Addresses Meeting In Boardroom 12 Venture Capitalists Share How Startups Get Their Attention
Entrepreneurs seeking funding always wonder what they must do to impress a venture capitalist. So we asked 12 of them exactly what they hope to see when an entrepreneur walks through their door.
handshake Will Google Buy Twitter for $50+ Billion?
According to some new sources, Google could be about to buy social media giant Twitter. This would be one of the largest business acquisition in history, with experts suggesting it could cost Google upwards of $50 billion.
Hollywood stars 10 Celebrities That Moonlight as Business Owners
Meet the 10 most iconic, surprising, or just plain fascinating celebrity entrepreneurs of all time.