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Businessman shows economic growth How to Deal With Growth Without Hiring Employees - Can your business grow without hiring employees? Yes, and it can be more competitive, too. Find out how.
dollar sign with halo Send Me an Angel: 6 Tips for Raising Startup Capital From Investors - Looking for advice on raising initial startup capital? These tips will help you prepare for a first meeting with an investor, and more.
Hands typing on laptop computer 7 Online Tools to Grow Your Business - Looking to grow your business more effectively? Consider using these great online tools.
Inspiration Get ‘Back to Business’ With Fresh Goals, Financials, and Employee Engagement - While you’ve likely not had the entire summer off, you should still take some time to refresh your business so you can finish the year strong. Think of it as a post-summer “back to business” for your company.
Website Internet Technology Online Connection Concepts Is It Time to Do an Inside-Out Cleanup of Your Website? - Unlike the dust that settles atop the various objects in your house, a "dirty" website doesn’t always show symptoms of a much-needed cleaning. You need to keep it safe from viruses, clean, and visitor-friendly. Here's how.
blazing speedometer How One Tech Startup Is Solving a Common Headache for Today’s Disruptive Business Model - As more businesses move into shared office spaces, there is an increased demand for fast, reliable Internet. And this need has encouraged the growth of new tech startups to manage bandwidth.
Hand Holding Small We Love Customer Signage Big or Small, Customer Loyalty Is Key for Your Brand’s Success - A happy customer is one that will bring you business again and again, and cut down on your own efforts to attract new business. Here's why customer loyalty is key for your brand's success.
Missing jigsaw puzzle piece How to Deal With Bad Press: Lessons Learned from Amazon - The New York Times recently published a scathing exposé of Amazon's office culture, and while the truth can be debated, the way in which Amazon's CEO responded provides a great lesson on how businesses should deal with critical press.
pointing at the text CRM How Can CRM Software Help Your Small Business? - Learn how CRM software can give your small business the sales and customer service edge by making it easier to monitor and manage customer relationships.
Franchise Concept Thinking About Buying a Franchise? Know the Limits! - Starting your own business is an exciting and terrifying prospect. Many people choose to take a more financially secure path by purchasing a franchise.
gavel and the statue of justice on a white background The Legal Lowdown on Ripoff Report’s Redaction Policy - Many entrepreneurs consider Ripoff Report public enemy number one. The root of the discord? Ripoff Report's policy regarding the removal of defamatory content from its site. Here's how to take control of damaging statements.
young business man in a suit and tie Put Some Donald Trump in Your Selling - Love him or hate him, you’re going to see more of Donald Trump in this election cycle. Whether you’re a Trump supporter or not, check out his campaigning strategies and use them in your sales.
boss pointing finger firing Deciding to Fire an Employee: Ask Yourself These 3 Questions - The decision to fire one of your employees for poor performance is a hard one. Here are three questions you should ask yourself before making the decision to let an employee go.
lead generation 6 Ways Local Businesses Can Get More Leads From Their Website - Is your local business struggling to capture prospects? Learn how your small business website can be tweaked to earn you more leads and revenue.
umbrella David vs. Goliath: How to Make Your Small Social Enterprise Stand Out - With major players flexing their extensive access to resources, how can small businesses stand out from the crowd and gain the support they need to make noticeable social change?
businessman strapped to rocket 6 Things Entrepreneurs Should Do Before Announcing a New Launch - A lot goes into preparing for a company or product launch. To make sure your launch goes off without a hitch, you need to have a few key areas checked off on your master marketing plan.
Podcast. Keyboard How to Launch a Podcast Program in 6 Easy Steps - As the blogosphere has become oversaturated, audio and video have become strong marketing mediums. Learn the basic steps to launching your own successful podcast.
Apps. Handy Business Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Know About - Apps are handy tools that entrepreneurs can rely on to run their businesses and manage their lives more effectively. Read on for a rundown of some truly helpful apps that will help you be more organized, focused, and stress-free.
Businessman holding a sold sign Do You Need a Business Broker to Sell a Business? - Hiring a business broker may make the process of selling your business easier, but is it absolutely necessary to hire one?
Powerful speech There Is No Excuse for Not Marketing - Many businesses claim they do not have time for marketing or that they cannot afford it. However, there's no good way to grow a business without an effective marketing campaign.