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7 Ways to Inspire Others

Firing and hiring are expensive, and you probably can't replace business partners and colleagues, but if you're willing to lead, and they're willing to improve, change is possible.

5 Best Amazon Deals for Wednesday 09/04

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5 Types of Employees You Can’t Afford to Keep

In good times or bad, it's never smart to hang onto these five poor performers.

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Don't Let Your Cash Flow Down the Drain

Water comes in the faucet, water goes out the drain. If the amount running in matches the amount going out, the water stays at an acceptable level. That's how cash flow works.

27 Money-Saving Tips from Successful Small Businesses

In economic conditions rich or lean, these tried and true cost cutting tips can fatten your bottom line.

Online Tax Payment and Filing for Small Businesses

The IRS wants businesses to pay their taxes online, as well as file their taxes online. It's faster, eliminates the need for the IRS to have people open envelopes and process pa

What Every Business Owner Should Know About Collateral

Establishing the collateral value of an asset is often a point of contention in loan negotiations. Here are some rules-of-thumb to help you understand how a lender's likely to v

4 Tips to Get the Most From Your Tax Planning

Most entrepreneurs and business owners do not engage in tax planning in a meaningful and high-impact way. Here are 4 tips to help.

How to Structure Merit Raises and Bonuses for Employees

Lead your employees and reward them for their efforts in a natural way.

3 Steps To Managing Workplace Conflict With Emotional Intelligence

Emotional conflict is inevitable in the workplace. You can't ignore it away and you can't shrug it off, but you can defuse it with a little emotional intelligence.

5 Tips for Buying a Commercial Short Sale or Foreclosure

Short sales and foreclosures aren't limited to the residential market. High numbers of distressed commercial properties mean opportunities for savvy buyers who do their homework.

Cyber Security on the Road

We'll look at how to protect your identity and electronic data while traveling, so you — and your business — return home safely every time.

Is Your Summer Internship Program Legal?

Unfortunately, summer interns aren't short-term, low-cost administrative assistants.

12 Ways Your Financial Statements Tell Lenders the Wrong Story

Your financial statements may not make the bestseller list, but they do tell an intriguing story — at least to a banker. Unfortunately, the tale they tell may be misleading.

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.

Should You Grow Your Business by Buying Another?

For some businesses, the best business growth strategy is a business purchase strategy.

Creating a Smooth Business Transition when You Sell Your Company

When the time comes to sell your company, you want to be able to smoothly transition your business to the new owner. That can take planning.

10 Tricks to Keeping Personal and Business Finances Apart

Keeping your personal finances separate from your business finances isn't always easy. But if you aren't careful, it may cost you.

5 Steps To Giving Feedback Without Sounding Mean

Follow a few simple guidelines to take the sting out of constructive criticism.