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From ideation to starting your own business, this section provides expert advice and solutions from entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources

 Resources for Business Owners With Disabilities
By Julie Thompson | November 06, 2023

Learn about all the government programs and other initiatives available for business owners with disabilities.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Business’s Carbon Footprint
By Michael Wood | November 06, 2023

Find out what a carbon footprint is, how to reduce your company's environmental impact and why it matters.

Protecting Your Bottom Line From Data Breaches
By Mark Fairlie | November 06, 2023

If customers can't trust you with their data, it will hurt your bottom line. Find out what you need to do to secure your business’s data.

The Pros and Cons of Virtual Offices
By Jennifer Post | November 06, 2023

Virtual offices haven’t lost their popularity but do they have more cons than pros at this point? Here is what you need to consider.

Management Theory of Robert Waterman
By Sean Peek | November 03, 2023

Thomas Peters and Robert Waterman's theory observations developed foundational points for successful organizations.

Management Theory of Michael Porter
By Danielle Fallon-O’Leary | November 03, 2023

Michael Porter’s theory can help you build a more competitive management strategy for your business. Here is what you need to know.

Management Theory of Frederick Herzberg
By Danielle Fallon-O’Leary | November 03, 2023

Learn how businesses can use Herzberg's motivation theory, also known as the two-factor theory, to better manage their employees.

Outgrowing Your Office Space? Should You Lease or Buy?
By Karina Fabian | November 03, 2023

Here is a list of things to consider before deciding whether to purchase or lease your new office space, including pros and cons of both options.

Inspiration Revealed: 36 Top CEOs Share Their Secrets to Success
By Lauren Kubiak | November 03, 2023

Here are tips from CEOs and business leaders on topics ranging from balancing life and work to building your business team to addressing the competition.

Important Things to Do After Your Trademark Is Registered
By Julie Thompson | November 03, 2023

Registering your trademark is the first step in protecting your brand. Learn what to do next to ensure you're handling the trademark process properly.

Visualizing Success: How to Set Up Effective Quarterly Goals
By Julie Thompson | November 03, 2023

Breaking goals into small, actionable initiatives allows your employees and clients to become more productive over shorter time frames.

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Striking a Chord: The Hidden Business Lessons in These Hit Songs
By Mike Berner | November 02, 2023

Entrepreneurs and business owners can learn some valuable lessons from the lyrics of hit songs by Beyoncé, Frank Sinatra and more.

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Best Business Newsletters of 2023
By Mike Berner | November 02, 2023

Here is our list of recommended publications that every small business owner and entrepreneur should read.

Contingency Management Theory Explained
By Chad Brooks | November 01, 2023

Fred Fiedler's contingency theory says that there are many internal and external factors that can influence the optimum organizational structure.

Choosing the Right Outsourcing Partner
By Shahid Mansuri | November 01, 2023

Outsourcing is often great for business but it can offer challenges. Learn how to find the right partner to help you grow your company.

Business Decision-Making: Gut Instinct or Hard Data?
By Sean Peek | November 01, 2023

When it comes to business, your decisions matter. But it's important to recognize whether your choices are based on intuition or emotions.

Part of the Job: 7 Skills All Entrepreneurs Must Master
By Julie Thompson | November 01, 2023

To succeed in business, there are certain competencies an entrepreneur must have. Learn what these skills are and how you can use them at work.

The Different Paths to a Career in Project Management
By Ryan Ayers | October 30, 2023

Project management is one of the most lucrative, diverse careers out there right now. Every industry needs a PM; learn which skills you need to become one.

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Drunk on Money? Why Alcohol Is the Celebrity Investment Du Jour
By Nicole Fallon | October 06, 2023

More celebrities are investing in alcohol brands than ever before. Here's why – and what you can learn.

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Why Entrepreneurship Is So Popular Now
By Ali Saleh | October 03, 2023

Businesses are booming.

‘Bad’ Business Ideas That Made Bank
By Sean Peek | September 08, 2023

Does your business idea seem ridiculous on the surface? Take inspiration from these 10 businesses that found success despite starting with a "bad" idea.

Goodbye 9-to-5: How to Become a Full-Time Airbnb Entrepreneur
By Mark Fairlie | September 08, 2023

Find out exactly how thousands of Americans are replacing their traditional jobs and becoming full-time Airbnb hosts – so you can do it too. You'll take control of your life, earn more than you do...

MLMs: Predatory Scams or Entrepreneurial Opportunities?
By Mona Bushnell | September 06, 2023

Learn how to tell the difference between legitimate business prospects and scams.

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6 Steps to Improve Your Organization’s Performance
By Jennifer Dublino | August 10, 2023

Continuous improvement is crucial for businesses. Learn the types of organizational improvements and 6 strategies for improving organizational performance.

Crystal Knows All: You’re Being Profiled
By Mark Fairlie | August 10, 2023

Crystal claims it can give you accurate personality insights on customers, prospects, candidates and co-workers to help you sell more and manage better.

Want to Support a Charity? Qualities Businesses Should Seek Out
By Sean Peek | July 12, 2023

Business leaders should use certain criteria when choosing a cause to support. Learn what to consider before donating your time, money and resources.

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BCG Supply Chain Expert on How to Overcome New Challenges (Full Q&A)
By Antonio Ferme | July 10, 2023

Daniel Weise explains how the supply chain has changed and how to face its current obstacles.

14 Tools to Track Key Performance Indicators for Your Business
By Lauren Kubiak | July 10, 2023

Key performance indicators (KPIs) measure how effective your company is at achieving its goals. Learn how to find the right tools to track your business.

Can You Make a Profit and Be Socially Responsible?
By Jennifer Dublino | July 03, 2023

It's possible for a business to make money and stay socially responsible. Learn about maintaining corporate social responsibility while boosting profits.

Management Theory of Joseph Juran
By Sean Peek | June 28, 2023

Joseph Juran was a pioneer in the study of quality control for industries like math and science. Learn how to apply his management theory to your business.