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Archived Since:November 22, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Today in Small Business: Write a Letter

Delivery start-ups are back. Here are five metrics that can help you determine if you have a customer-retention problem. And six ways to kill an employee's productivity.

Why I Do All My Recruiting Through LinkedIn

There is one catch. If I’m trying to poach the best people from our competitors, I can be sure that they’re trying to steal my best people too.

Today in Small Business: A Start-Up About Nothing

A proposed law in California would make it harder for parent companies to sever ties with franchisees. How high-end juices extract high prices from customers. And the creator of the original pop-up ad apologizes.

Improving Your Public Relations (Without a Public Relations Firm)

When other entrepreneurs ask me how they can replicate our success, I share these five lessons.

Trying to Recover From Our Lost 50 Days, We Make Another Mistake

I’m struck by the similarity between fixing the parts and managing people: In both cases, I'm trying to understand things I cannot see.

Dealing With the Press in China: Be Prepared to Sing!

In China, many interview programs include several segments. You’ll be able to talk about your business, but there may also be questions about your personal life, your opinions about the government, and your overall experience in China. You may even be asked to sing a song.

Trying to Understand the Impact of Minimum Wage Hikes on Small Businesses

The Congressional Budget Office recently estimated that if the federal minimum wage were to rise to $10.10, a total of 16.5 million workers would make more money.

Today in Small Business: No Snacking

Why your credit score may be going up. And is New York now a better place to start a technology company than San Francisco?

Why TerraCycle Keeps Trying to Create a Reality TV Series

Today, the revenue our marketing department generates offsets a large percentage of the costs it incurs. And every year we get closer to running a truly profitable marketing department.

Today in Small Business: Legal Sea Foods Is Not a Chain!

Facebook ads are becoming more expensive for small businesses. Five questions to ask before firing an employee. What to do when a client says you are charging too much.

Letting Someone Go With Dignity

At my first company, I made all of the classic mistakes, including at least 20 hiring errors. That meant that I got a lot of opportunities to practice what I have learned about letting people go. I have gotten better.

A Co-Working Space for Cannabis Start-Ups

The companies include business consultants, a customer-relations management business, a company that owns a "bud-and-breakfast" and one that builds "grow rooms" out of old shipping containers.

Today in Small Business: ‘Reshoring’

Banks continue to increase their loan-approval rates. How to hire your first employee. And a 22-yar-old taxidermist who eats her subjects.

The Countdown Continues: Can We Recover From Our Lost 50 Days?

We have nine days left to figure out how to run these parts and to prove to the customer that we can do it.

Today in Small Business: Is Entrepreneurship in Decline?

Thirty bad reasons to start a business. Why more successful organizations are run by women and millennials. Why there's a shortage of truck drivers.

Would You Pay $2 Million for This Business?

A highly strategic niche company, it has strong relationships with suppliers and customers and knows how to bring them together.

Today in Small Business: The Best and Worst of Family Business

Five sectors holding back the economy. Is this company going to be the Starbucks of iced coffee? And Tom Haverford's craziest business ideas.

Balancing Lean Company Culture With the Perks of Success

In the excitement of admiring our newly acquired furniture, we failed to ask an important question: What will this new space say about who we are?

Today in Small Business: Are Employees ‘Champions’?

President Obama signs a "fair pay" order. How a former waitress at Denny's amassed an empire of Denny's locations. A high-tech way to smuggle marijuana.

Today in Small Business: Time to Give Raises?

Why entrepreneurs are heading to Canada. Big Brewers try to "hijack" craft beer. And a water-balloon device raises $645,000 on Kickstarter.

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