small business

9 Signs Your Service Can Be Turned into a Product

The number of hours in a day limits how much a service provider can work -- and earn. But what if some parts of that service could be turned into a marketable product?

What to Do About Financial Losses from Disasters

If your business was damaged by a recent natural disaster, here's where to look for financial assistance to help your business recover.

Save Like a Twentysomething Entrepreneur

Looking for more ways to cut costs in a tight economy? Borrow some ideas from young entrepreneurs who have only ever operated in a tight business climate.

7 Ways to Get More Value from Your Values

Your company's values, whatever they may be, should be reflected in everything you do. Otherwise, why have them?

5 Key Social Media Findings That Affect Your Business

Recent surveys show that your customers are spending more and more time on social media. Are you?

5 Ways You May Be Wasting Money in Your Business

There are lots of ways to waste money. Here are five you may have overlooked.

Wanna Make More Money? Make Your Employees Happy

Happy employees are productive employees. So what makes them happy?

25 Free or Cheap Ways to Market Your Business

Lack of funds is no excuse to slow or stop your marketing efforts.

3 Undervalued Employee Virtues

Honesty is a virtue. So are inventiveness, integrated thinking, and occasional imprudence. Learn how to identify and motivate these key employee virtues.

How to Ditch the Informational Meeting

Meetings, especially informational or status update meetings, can be a real drag on productivity. Learn how to make them action-oriented, instead.

5 Game-Changing Business Models to Learn From

Have a look at these five winning business models and learn from the successes of others.

The 5 Best Free Stock Photo Sites

Images for marketing materials can be expensive, but you can save by using stock photos. Here's what you should know about several popular stock photo services.

Winning Workspaces—7 Tips from Professional Organizers

Desk buried under a pile of post-its? Office a heap of un-filed files? Try these tips to bring some order to your workspace and get more done.

Does Your Business Need a Crisis Response Plan?

It's never to early to create a crisis management plane. All too often, we wait until it's too late.

3 Ways to Use Your Social Networks Effectively

Your social networks, online and off, can be powerful business building tools. Here's how to make the most of them.

5 Ways You May Benefit from the American Jobs Act

Details of the President's latest economic stimulus plan have been released. What's in it for small business?

The Top 5 Group Buying Sites: Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em?

Group buy sites such as Groupon can be a boon for small businesses eager to get noticed. But they are not without risk. Here's a look at five of the most popular.

4 Ways Energetic Employees Electrify the Workplace

If you're lucky enough to find -- and hire -- high energy employees, you and your team will get more done, and have more fun doing it.

Recognize And Manage The 5 Stages Of Small Business Growth

From start-up through maturity, leading a small business as it passes through its growth stages requires a variety of skills and temperaments.

3 Things to Know Before Subleasing Your Office Space

Before you decide to sub-lease your extra space, make sure you know what you're letting yourself in for.