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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.

Intellectual Property: 5 Problems You Should Expect

There are plenty of problems that can come up when you're dealing with your intellectual property.

Employers and Freelancers: "Who Do You Trust?"

Workers — especially freelancers — are increasingly finding that employers are using dishonest tactics to save money. What can you do to make sure you're paid?

5 Ways to Turn Every Employee into a Rainmaker

For successful small businesses, sales aren't just the responsibility of the sales staff. Here's how you can get everybody involved in selling your business.

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 Ways to Grow Your Business with Email Subscriber Lists

Whether you’re launching your first campaign or want to make your current list more profitable, here are 8 proven ways to make your next email campaign a success.

Costs of Adding Ecommerce to Brick-and-Mortar Retailing

As your business grows, you’ll find that expanding via the web will be less expensive for certain P&L line items but require extra spending in other categories.

How a $14 Gift Increased Sales by 669%

This is a story of a tiny company that did a good deed, and that deed alone generated a massive growth in sales literally overnight.

How to Create an Armageddon-Proof Computer Backup System

Forgive me if I repeat myself, but when it comes to insuring that your business's important files are safe, redundancy is key.

3 Ways to Cut Payroll Taxes without Cutting Payroll

With a little creativity, employers can trim their share of the payroll tax burden without running afoul of the taxman.

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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.

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

How Health Care Reform Will Impact Your Small Business

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

Working with a Spouse: What Small Business Owners Need to Know

Starting a business with your significant other can be immensely rewarding...and incredibly trying. Here's what to know before combining your career with your better half.

Lessons from Sociology: 5 Tips to Help You Sell More

There are hundreds of business books, but one of the best isn't about business at all — it's called "Diffusion of Innovations," and it can improve your sales.

10 Reasons Results Based Management Matters to Small Business

Results-based management is a must for firms with lots of offsite employees. It offers plenty for the rest of us, too.

Putting a Value on Conferences

Conventions and conferences are great for networking and boosting exposure. But are they good investments of time and money?

Want to Sell Your Business? Start Now

Given the unusual economic environment, now isn’t the best time to sell a company. But it’s the perfect time to plan to sell one.