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Easy as 1-2-3: Ways to Simplify Your Business

Keeping focused is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Think in threes to simplify your plans, values, and metrics. Here are three questions to ask.

Spotlight: elMejorTrato Runs a Startup With No Bosses

Can a startup function without bosses? has proven that it can work. Two years ago, the tech company decided to get rid of managers and instead trusts its team to do their best work without direct superiors. The business...Show More Summary

Have You Tried Selling Products in China?

For less than the price of a plane ticket to China, Export Now promised to ship a small business's goods to China and put them online in a massive market. Most small businesses were not interested.

Today in Small Business: When You Don’t Love Your Company Name

How being videotaped changes employee behavior. How RadioShack missed almost every opportunity. And does Urban Outfitters offend on purpose?

Allergy-Free Peanuts are Going to be Big

Reuters: A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. Although the number of actual peanut allergy sufferers is low, the measures taken to reduce […]

How to Keep Your Startup Afloat (Infographic)

Most startups struggle with scalability. Here's how to keep your small business on a sustainable growth path after you set sail.

Make Your Employees' Career Development a Priority

If you want to retain the best and brightest, you need actively to help them grow.

7 Qualities of a Good Email

There are times when phone and face-to-face conversations are more efficient and productive, but in most cases, email is a near-perfect medium for communication--as long as it's used correctly. Here are the seven qualities of a successful email.

Take a Sneak Peak Inside Google and Its World Without Managers

Are managers necessary? Google got rid of managers and in the process found out what matters most.

At hotel for cyclists, guests can ride right up to reception

Japan's Hotel Cycle is making cyclists feel more welcome, with accommodation designed especially for bike-riding tourists.

Poverty Rate Drops for the First Time Since 2006

Good news for the economy, but median incomes still remain lower than pre-recession levels.

A Business Owner's Guide to Taking Calculated Risks

Not all risks are created equal in business. There's a stark difference between good risk and bad risk. The former is calculated while the latter is foolish.

USB Connection, ASUS Monitor Make Perfect Travel Tech

Mobile technology has definitely made life easier for entrepreneurs and professionals who travel regularly. But certain types of professionals such as designers, presenters, video editors and photographers can’t always work on their smartphones, tablets or laptops. Show More Summary

Are You Neglecting One of Your Most Important Leadership Responsibilities?

Life is hectic, especially for a leader. Between balancing a job and your personal responsibilities, finding time for writing is hard to do. Make your life easier by learning to write more efficiently, and become a better leader in the process.

How to Get Snapchat Celebrities to Promote Your Brand

Social video is a fantastic way to connect with fans. The trick is getting popular influencers involved.

10 Things to Look for in a Business Coach

The right executive coach can help you navigate complex business issues; the wrong one is a waste of time and money. Here's how to tell the difference.

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