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9 Answers You Need About Yourself Before Starting Your Own Business

If you think starting a business is only about financing a good idea, you have a lot to learn the hard way.

Comcast Business Webinar on August 2 – How to Build a Strong Team

No matter how small your business is, you likely rely on others to help you along the way, whether it is full-time employees, part-time staff, or freelancers who help you with one-off projects. A small business is only as strong as its...Show More Summary

4 Life-Changing Lessons Learned Chatting on a Flight to Florida

A young entrepreneur struck up a conversation with an interested stranger, not knowing he had the attention of Subway co-founder Frank DeLuca

Amazon partners with U.K. officials for drone tests

SEATTLE — Just a month after U.S. officials clamped down on commercial drone use with new regulations, online retail giant Amazon has announced that it is partnering with officials in the U.K. to try out drone-flying scenarios there. The...Show More Summary

Managing: ?My coworker booked all the best vacation days

Each week Alison Green, who also writes the "Ask a Manager" website, answers workplace and management questions from readers. Please comment or ask you own question by emailing her at alison@askamanager.org. Question: My coworker booked all the best vacation days I’m relatively new in my position with a small company in the construction industry. Show More Summary

Amazon is building its own Amazon-like forest in downtown Seattle (slideshow)

SEATTLE — The most talked about new building in downtown Seattle is Amazon's bubble building, which is going up at the base of one of the company's new high-rises. On Thursday, Amazon Global Real Estate and Facilities Director John Schoettler...Show More Summary

LinkedIn co-founder shares 4 secrets to a killer profile

If you truly want to craft a killer LinkedIn profile, the guy who helped create the world's largest social network for professionals has a few tips. During a video interview, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman shared the biggest missteps...Show More Summary

Taboola grabs ConvertMedia to take on Facebook, Snapchat with native video

NEW YORK — Taboola, which provides online content recommendations for publishers, announced today that it is acquiring ConvertMedia, another New York City-based company, in a move that it says will add native video advertising to its...Show More Summary

Babysitting gets the 'on demand' treatment with Hello Sitter debut

NEW YORK — Mothers can be among the busiest New Yorkers. Therefore, it's easy to see them as the most active on-demand customers, wielding their smartphones to get what they want, when they want it — a taxi (Uber), home cleaning (Handy), new clothes (Rent the Runway). Show More Summary

Cyanogen leaders deny reports that it is pivoting to apps

SILICON VALLEY — The leaders of mobile operating system startup Cyanogen on Monday said they remain committed to building an open Android operating system and rejected reports that they are shifting their focus to apps. The denials by...Show More Summary

How to avoid making bad assumptions that hurt your business

No matter the conflict or problem, it’s usually our assumptions that get in the way of finding a solution. If you’re not checking assumptions, you could watch your sales trickle in slowly, your products fail, or your business crumble. In...Show More Summary

Talend ready this week to be only second Bay Area tech IPO of the year

SILICON VALLEY — Talend SA is poised to go public at the end of the week in the Bay Area's second tech IPO of the year. The Big Data integration software company, which is based in France but has its primary business address in Redwood...Show More Summary

Apple names new head of secret car project, according to new report

SILICON VALLEY — Apple has appointed former executive Bob Mansfield to lead the company’s not-so-secret car project. Citing sources close to project, The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that Bob Mansfield, who has overseen some...Show More Summary

Irk a Customer? You Probably Won’t Hear About It … Unless You Ask

If you've had a bad experience with one of your customers, you actually have a good chance of getting them to shop your business again. All you have to do is ask what went wrong the last time.

19 Things You Need to Know for Your Next Launch

Entrepreneurs are launching something new each and every day, so it's important for them to maximize the opportunity.

Tools, Productivity, And Bright Shiny Distractions

Is this you?  Over and over again, you fall off on regular consistent organizational practices like to-do lists, emails, planning, backing up your computer … then you run across some cool new productivity tool. You jump on the bandwagon enthusiastically, promising yourself that you’re finally going to get organized and stay organized. Show More Summary

Five Things You May Not Have Known About Millennials

Credit Karma study shows millennials adulting traditionally - marrying, buying houses and starting careers

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