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Scheduling Fireworks: Five Ways to Prepare for Summer Vacation Season

Joyce Maroney | Posted 07.24.2014 | Small Business
Joyce Maroney

Finding the right formula for managing employee time off during the warmer months -- especially in northern cities -- is like a favorite summertime cocktail: one part planned vacation, one part ad hoc request, with a dash of playing hooky.

Clean Your Plate!: Things My Mom Taught Me About Small Business

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

In the course of an entrepreneurial journey, there are likely a number of people who influence your slant on business. Have you ever considered the pivotal role your mom played in shaping your approach to running your small business?

Your Key to Success Lies in Your Strengths

Alex Charfen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

One of the keys to high-performing individuals in any arena is their ability to shut out the noise -- the things they don't think worthy of their focus -- and concentrate on what they love.

5 Important Reasons to Redesign Your Website

Ian Mills | Posted 06.20.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Technology and design styles change quickly and so too can the focus of your business. It is important that your website remains current with these changes and that your business is getting the most out of the new online opportunities that are available. Here are five excellent reasons to consider a website redesign,

4 Things Businesses Can Learn From Sports

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

For us, sports is a recreational activity to alleviate work stress. However, if you apply the lessons learned from playing sports, you'll learn the board room and the basketball court have lots in common.

8 Best Tips for Working With Graphic Designers

Ian Mills | Posted 06.10.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

From working extensively on both sides of the fence I have put together the following eight tips to help make the process a lot smoother and to give the client insight into how they can contribute to a successful outcome.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 05.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

4 Essential Tips on How to Grow Your Consulting Business

Brian Horn | Posted 07.05.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

For many successful entrepreneurs, the business that can deliver many lucrative rewards is a consulting practice.

Accounting for Startups: Why Cash is King

Ryan Buckley | Posted 05.26.2014 | Small Business
Ryan Buckley

The thing you need to understand is exactly what "revenue" means. It's a word that gets tossed around a lot, but for accountants, it has a very specific definition.

Secret Recipe for Startup Success

David Mandell | Posted 05.06.2014 | Small Business
David Mandell

Building a startup is, with absolute certainty, one of the most difficult journeys someone can embark on. Sleepless nights accompany early mornings and the looming taste of coffee and whiskey never quite leave your taste buds.

Minimize Morning Stress And Four More Great Small Business Tips

: Inc. | Laura Montini | Posted 02.27.2014 | Small Business

Even for morning people, let alone night owls, it's difficult to start the day right. Many spend the mornings getting the kids off to school, rush...

Jedi Mind Tricks to Boost Your Business

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

Whether you realize it or not, every experience your customers have with you and your brand is training them to view you (and your products) in a certain way. Unfortunately, often times what you're doing -- without even knowing it -- is training your customers to expect access to you and all your goodies dirt cheap, or even free!

Business Sales to Continue Booming Through 2014

Greg Voakes | Posted 04.08.2014 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

As the old adage goes, "The best time to sell a business is when it is doing well."

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...

Fail Fast, Succeed Faster: 5 Keys To Success

Ryan McMunn | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

In a world where 75 percent of tech startups fail, it is important to have a plan, adapt and do it fast. The sooner you realize that something is failing, the quicker you can fix it and the faster you will ultimately succeed.

Designing for Firsts: A Primer for Premier Experiences

Michele Serro | Posted 02.22.2014 | Small Business
Michele Serro

Whether you're designing for an educational product, a retail shopping cart flow, or a small business app, you're handling the priceless tender of emotions at every step. As you're on that journey, here's how to design the path of least resistance for first timers.

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 ...

5 People Everyone Needs in Their Entrepreneurial Network

Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business

When you’re running a small business, who you know can be just as important as what you do. Your connections in the business community can provide v...

How to Be Superwoman/Superman (or a Reasonable Facsimile)

Allyson Downey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Allyson Downey

Amidst all the recent laments that we are too tethered to our technology, I have a confession to make: I would pretty much fall apart without it. I've stumbled on a half dozen tools and apps that have been absolute game-changers and have made it possible to juggle the ten thousand balls I have in the air.

Startup Series: 5 Reasons Why an Entrepreneur's Network Is the Ultimate Asset

Melissa Thompson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Melissa Thompson

It is from networks that I personally and professionally grow most as an entrepreneur, gathering the knowledge, stamina and motivation necessary to build a business. Here are five reasons why networks are an entrepreneur's greatest asset.

7 Negotiation Techniques Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses Negotiation may often be desc...

Best Activities to Outsource in Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 11.06.2013 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Rather than wear every hat -- every single day -- small business owners need to think about activities that can be outsourced or subcontracted out. When you can get assistance with these tasks you will have more time for higher level activities.

A Small Business Pitch Investors Can't Refuse

Posted 09.08.2013 | Small Business

This post is by Goldman Sachs as part of their sponsorship of The Huffington Post's What Is Working: Small Businesses What would you say about your...

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Small Businesses Make When Starting an Ecommerce Website

Ian Mills | Posted 09.03.2013 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Unfortunately the "build it and they will come" idea doesn't apply to ecommerce. Getting an ecommerce website live is only the beginning. You need to ensure you have a plan in place for how you will actually get website visitors and generate ongoing traffic

8 Best Website Resources to Grow Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

While there are many helpful resources out there for small businesses, the internet offers some of the best. Here are my pick of the eight best website resources to grow your small business.