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Should Small Businesses Use Automatic Employee Scheduling?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

As a small business owner, it's up to you to decide what's best for your business. But if you are considering an automatic scheduling program, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

3 Things I Unlearned To Be A Better Entrepreneur

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Yun-Fang Juan

I was an early Facebook employee. I joined Facebook in 2006 when the company only had 150 employees. I helped create Facebook Ads, which generated $7 billion of revenue in 2013. It was an incredible experience and, when I left Facebook in late 2011, I was cocky.

How Positivity Drives Productivity

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Caroline L. Arnold

Whether you are an occasional or chronic complainer, you can boost the productivity of your team by making fewer petty complaints in the workplace.

10 Things Entrepreneurs Do Differently Than Mere Mortals

Michael Price | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Michael Price

Entrepreneurship is a path that very few people have the ability to pursue and stick with. The challenge of entrepreneurship goes beyond the simple day-to-day tasks or even the skills required to achieve success.

How Meditation Helped Me in Success and in Failure

Dean Soukeras | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Soukeras

Business and technology will always be a part of my life, as will Zen and meditation. Business has its highs and lows and having a practice helps keeps things in perspective, helps keep our egos in check and tends to bring a balance to life.

5 Powerful Questions That Differentiate Your Small Business From the Competition

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 08.10.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

If this is true for your business, you may wonder how you can possibly get ahead when hundreds of other businesses are offering the same exact services as you do, at similar (or lower) price points.

5 Tips to Improve Your Local Search Presence

Jonathan Long | Posted 08.02.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

With so many consumers armed with mobile and tablet devices, it is making local search engine optimization such an important piece of every local marketing strategy.

The Top Pitfalls for Small Business Owners

Melinda Emerson | Posted 08.02.2014 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Business owners need to learn to delegate tasks, carefully plan, create a measurable marketing strategy, develop a sales flow process, and build an online reputation that pulls people in; and all while making sure they have their finances in order. Here are the top pitfalls for small business owners.

Duct Tape Selling for Small Business

Carol Roth | Posted 07.12.2014 | Small Business
Carol Roth

Sales can be the bane of a small business owner's existence. Limited budgets and limited time sometimes put a constraint on profits. So how can you sell more effectively?

It Takes a Village: The Role of Family and Friends in Running a Small Business

Paul Proctor | Posted 06.22.2014 | Small Business
Paul Proctor

Whether your mentor is a parent, grandparent, or a friend from college, each can help you achieve greatness and push beyond your limits.

How To Run a Successful Business With Your Spouse

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

If you're thinking about going into business with your significant other, know that it is 100 percent possible to do so successfully. You're just going to have to work together and be extremely open to compromise.

The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice For Small Business Owners

Paul Proctor | Posted 05.20.2014 | Small Business
Paul Proctor

The most important piece of counsel for an entrepreneur or small business owner is how to recognize when to ignore the advice you are being given.

4 Effective Ways to Run Your Small Business Like a Big Business CEO

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 05.11.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

Why does one business achieve unprecedented success while its equally matched competitor fails? The truth is, success is largely determined not by your products or prices, but rather by the way you run your business.

How The Internet Can Transform Your Business

Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business

An online presence has become vital to reaching and connecting with customers. If you are not utilizing web tools to ensure the correct information ab...

Time for Your 2014 Small Business Risk Audit

Ted Devine | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business
Ted Devine

Have you've been devouring articles by any analyst, guru or pundit with insight into what you can expect in the next 12 months? Now it's time to evaluate which of the year's events your business needs to prepare better for.

Why You Should Embrace the Small Pleasures

Dorie Clark | Posted 03.15.2014 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

Unlike the legions of naysayers who counseled people to abandon their Starbucks habit during the recession to save a few bucks a day, Vanderkam contends in her book that it's the small pleasures that matter the most, and giving them up is a mistake.

New Year's Resolutions for Small Business Owners

Mark Hawks | Posted 03.05.2014 | Small Business
Mark Hawks

Between talking with other small business owners, learning from my mistakes and my own desire to constantly improve, I've found several life hacks that have really helped me both personally and professionally

Small Business Guide to Surviving Employee Vacations

Greg Voakes | Posted 03.04.2014 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

Larger businesses have plenty of employees who can pick up the slack when another employee decides to go traveling for vacation, but a small business usually lacks those extra personnel resources.

Innovation Is Messy: Navigating the Twists and Turns

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Innovation is not produced by alignment. Go to a meeting at any of the most innovative companies and you'll see that it's not a polite tea-and-crumpets conversation. Everyone isn't following each other. Rather, people are pushing and shoving.

What Goes Into the Cost of a Mobile App?

Fueled | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology
Fueled

You have been struck by a stroke of genius, and the next billion-dollar app is now fully functioning within your mind. You have an idea of what it's going to look like, and you know that everyone is going to use it. What do you do next?

4 Types of Financial Projections To Guide Your Small Business in 2014

Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business

You started your small business to follow your entrepreneurial dreams, but great ideas alone don't ensure a successful enterprise. A key underpinning ...

From Startup to Grownup: 5 Challenges Agencies Face as They Mature

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Small Business
Gregg S. Lipman

I've often equated growing a business to raising a kid (much to my staff's chagrin). At first, she needs your utmost attention -- feed her, nurture her, coddle her. Pookie can't survive without you. Your influence will help shape what she will become.

It Is Possible for a Married Couple to Work and Live Together in Harmony - Tips for Successfully Spending 24/7 With Your Spouse

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.08.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Our first few years of marriage, I frequently travelled for business, so we never got enough time together. Now we live in what equates to the world's tiniest town, where we work together all day and can't leave the island after dark. You wanna talk about marital challenges?

Starting A Business Overseas

Azeem Khan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Azeem Khan

Expanding your business overseas is likely easier than you think, provided you think about the most important things when starting out.

Gratitude 365: Beyond Thanksgiving

Daniel Newman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

Gratitude, without a doubt, is one of the key characteristics of a leader. Since we all know that leading in a vacuum isn't really possible, it is only with the positive contributions of others that we as leaders are able to accomplish our goals.