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Smart Ways to Start and End Networking Conversations

Networking can be incredibly valuable...once you get the conversation started. Follow these suggestions to get in and out of conversations with ease.

8 Creative Uses for K-Cups

Brewing coffee with K-Cups is delicious and easy...and it uses LOTS of little containers. Get more life out of your K-Cups with these projects.

The Brag Book for Job Hunters: E-Book Review and Tips

Sometimes a little bragging can do you good. Learn how to move up in your career with a professional portfolio.

Best Money Tips: Want to be a landlord?

Today, we give you tips for buying a rental property, organizing your home for the holidays, and using your credit cards — the smart way.

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The Worst Holiday Credit Cards

How many frequent flyer miles does a Santa Air card get? Not many. Here are three credit cards you don’t want in your wallet this holiday shopping season.

Where is the Business Going? Succession Planning Points for Consideration

When I was a practicing financial planner, I was shocked at the number of small business clients who did nothing but blink their eyes in response to my line of questions about t

The Negotiation Comfort Zone: How to Improve Your Negotiation Skills

To be a successful business owner, it is crucial to be comfortable negotiating, both in casual and formal situations.

48 Guerrilla Marketing Tips From Top PR Pros

We’ve asked some of the most experienced public relations professionals to share their secrets on how to market a company on a small budget.

Financial Benchmarking: How Do You Compare to Your Competitors

Benchmarking your performance against that of your competitors can propel you to greatness.

Accountable Plans Are Win-Win Taxwise

There’s a way to pay for your company's travel and entertainment costs without resulting in income to your employees or payroll taxes for the company. It’s called an “accountabl

Wise Bread's Best and Worst Financial Decisions in 2010

Some of us took risks. Some of us played it safe. Read about our writers' great (and terrible) 2010 financial decisions, and what they learned from them.

How Health Care Reform Will Impact Your Small Business

The new health insurance reform legislation adds both new requirements and perks for small businesses.

Expected Value: How to Play the Odds and Come Out Ahead

By understanding the expected value concept, and making realistic assessments of your odds of success, you can make better decisions about how to allocate limited resources.

Efficient Expense Reports: Building a System

As your business grows, you'll likely have other people paying money out. Tracking those expenses and, if need be, reimbursing them, requires a system that you can sign off on a

How to Think Like a Bootstrapper

Good management practices are far more important to your success than big piles of cash are. Here are a dozen tips to help you start and grow your business with little or no money.

The Ups and Downs of Venture Capital

First quarter 2010 numbers are in, and Venture Capital investment in both dollars and deals were down. The good news, if you can call it that, is that it's better than Q1 2009.

5 Ways to Waste Money at Your Business

Even if you think you have been ruthless about hunting down “leaks” in your budget during the downturn, you may be surprised to find that your company still has some.

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How Bazaarvoice Beat the Odds

Austin has a thriving tech startup community, and there is perhaps no better representative of its unique entrepreneurial culture than Bazaarvoice.