small business

4 Lies Business Owners Tell Themselves

Optimism in business is essential, but so is realism. Are you lying to yourself about the state of your business?

Countering: What To Consider Before An Employee Gets Another Offer

Your high value employees are valuable to your competitors, too. Here's how to develop a counter-offer plan before another firm lures them away.

Why Showing Your Customers The Love Is More Important Than The Sale

If you give your customers reasons to love you, they will. Here are six.

10 Lessons From The Inc. 500

Inc. Magazine's annual list of the top 500 fastest growing businesses is out. How does your business measure up?

4 Ways to Defend Your Phone from Hackers

You may have lots of sensitive business data in your voicemail inbox. How safe is it?

7 Tips for Small Business Success in Troubled Times

When the going gets tough, small business gets going.

5 Great Money-Saving Meeting Ideas

Meetings, conferences, and company outings don't have to be budget busters.

5 Ways to Stop Stunting Your Growth

Are you restraining your company's growth?

Increase Sales by Narrowing Customer Choices

Your customers are adrift in a sea of choices. Steer them to the sale with the right selection and the right information.

The Dark Side of Viral Content

Linkbait is a good way to attract visitors and incoming links. But it may not be the best way to build an audience.

How To Deal With Small Biz Contest Winnings

Contests can be a great way to boost your exposure -- including your tax exposure.

3 Smart Investments for Greater Productivity

Three key business investments you should make before you buy a bunch of new computers and software.

4 Lessons from Netflix's Price Hike

Netflix's recent price increase offers a crash course in the right way -- and the wrong way -- to roll out a price boost.

8 Bad Financial Habits You Should Drop

Bad habits are made to be broken.

56,000 Money Saving Ideas from Uncle Sam

Take a page from the White House and reward employees who come up with clever ways to save money.

How Charity Can Result In A Stronger Work Culture

Charity is its own reward. It's also good for business.

4 Skills Every Leader Should Have

Develop these four key leadership attributes, and soon you'll have your team all on the same page and pointed in the right direction.

7 Tips to Beating Fear and Becoming a Stellar Public Speaker

Public speaking can be a great way to build your brand and get noticed. But public speaking is so scary...

Finding Community Leadership Opportunities

You've learned valuable leadership skills as a small business owner. Why not share those skills with your community?

5 Things to Know About the ADA

For the smallest of small businesses, the Americans with Disabilities Act is not a concern. For the rest, ADA compliance is good business.