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How To Eat Well And Stay Healthy Despite Long Work Hours

Long hours at the office are no excuse for an unhealthful diet.

Did You Win or Lose Today?

It's difficult to tell whether or not your business is doing well if you're not using the right metrics.

Keeping Business Records in the Cloud

Many businesses have made the switch to maintaining records electronically, but there's a step beyond simply getting all your records on your computer: putting them in the cloud

SBA Loans Up 90%

Thanks to American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) initiatives, the first quarter of 2010 shows weekly SBA loan volume up 90% over comparative weeks in 2009.

5 Ways that Your Small Business Site Might Be Failing

If your website doesn't appeal to online searchers, you might lose a sale. Learn how to avoid five of the most common small business website mistakes.

Save Money and Go Green by Making Your Office Paperless

The idea of a "paperless" office has been around a long time. The right system can streamline an office into a more efficient and green business.

When Buying Local Does (and Doesn’t) Make Sense

Buying local is a big trend right now. But as noble as supporting other local businesses might be, it also could be the wrong decision for your company.

4 Ways to Get Vendor Discounts

You don't have to finagle vendors to get discounts. Look for offers that make sense to accept, and find ways to structure deals that reinforce vendor relationships.

Customer Service Lessons from Nordstrom

Nordstrom's one-rule customer service "handbook" is almost as well-known as the company's excellent reputation with customers. Here's why.

5 Ways to Keep Customer Information Safe

If you handle any part of your business online, the chances of someone gaining access to information immediately goes up. Keep customer information safe with these steps.

Global Sourcing Basics

Setting up global sourcing processes can be a herculean task, even for major corporations with deep working-capital and knowledge-base pockets. Here is what you need to know.

4 Ways To Negotiate Your Debt When Cash Flow Is Slow

When you owe a vendor more than you can pay, you and your vendor both have a problem. Solve it.

Handling Money Decisions with Partners

Making financial decisions can be tough, and with a partner, they become even tougher. Learn how to decide with partners what's best for your business.

Dealing With Problem Employees: The Basics of Progressive Discipline

You never want to fire anyone. As a business owner you want to lead, develop, and empower people.

Poor Due Diligence Can Cost Money...and More

It's easy to be enchanted by a good lie, but the consequences can be disastrous. Here's how I learned the hard way to always do my research.

6 Work-Life Balance Blunders to Avoid

Your work-life balance may ultimately depend on the occasional stumble.

Questions You Can't Ask When Hiring

Legally speaking, you can ask just about anything at a job interview. But there are plenty of questions that you should never actually ask, because they'll quickly come back to

Subscription Software: A Good Financial Choice

Subscription software offers some cost-saving opportunities for the typical small business, not to mention convenient access to the tools you and your business need.

Mapping out Your Place on the Mobile Web

Your customers are using their smartphones to find you. Help them.

4 Employee Benefits at Little (or Zero) Cost

Want to offer big-time benefits on a small budget? Consider the advantages of flexible hours, employee discounts, corporate memberships, and higher education for your employees