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Ready to take the leap into entrepreneurship? Make sure you master this checklist first. more...

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Firing someone will never be the high point of your career, but there are ways to do it with class. more...

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There are a lot of ways to fund your startup business, and all of them require savvy planning and careful execution. Here’s easy-to-understand, practical advice on the daunting task of determining the value your business before approaching potential investors. more...

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Traditional companies are learning that the management practices that attracted and retained generations past aren’t working with today’s “millennial” generation. Find out what’s changed, why, and how, with a few “attitude adjustments” your organization can become an employee magnet to the new generation of business leaders. more...

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How do you keep your IP safe from view ... and under what circumstances should you show it to others? more...

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While it might be tempting for an employer to type a potential candidate’s name in Google’s search box to learn more about their background, there are potential problems to this screening practice.  more...

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Lots of cool start-ups allow employees to bring their pets to work. But what's good for the pet lover might not be so good for the company. more...

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No company that succeeds in today’s competitive business environment gets there on its own. True leaders rely on the expertise of others, and one of their favorite resources is blogs. Blogs are written by some of the most well-respected experts in their fields. They’re free. And if you post a question, you just may get an answer directly from the guru. more...

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With nearly $200 billion in reported sales in 2011, e-commerce sales are expected to continue to grow over the next several years. In 2012, e-commerce sales in the U.S. topped $225 billion, up 16% from 2011, according to a U.S. Commerce Department estimate. more...

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The apartment entrepreneur. If you aren't one, you probably know one. Everybody has a friend writing a screenplay or music, consulting, or trying to turn a hobby into a moneymaker…all from the comfort of residential rental property. This is not to mention the boom of tech start-ups begun out of living rooms and garages not only in Silicon Valley, but all across the United States. more...

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