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#TrackThis Episode 3: The Lean Startup

by Sabrina Parsons

  Have you ever heard of the book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries? It’s an incredible guide to rethinking how you develop your business, whether you’re just starting out or launching a new product or into a new market. And usually, when people are talking about this book, they’re talking about it like it... Read more »

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How to Find the Right Accountant For Your Business

4 Steps to Find the Right Accountant for Your Business

by Lisa Furgison

You might not have a full list of employees on the payroll yet, but many small business owners find they have a need to turn to an accountant for financial help from their very beginning of their new venture. Whether you need assistance filing taxes, want someone to act as a financial advisor, or need... Read more »

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How to Inspire Employees

How to Inspire Your Employees

by Caroline Cummings

Have you ever heard the following statement?: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” It’s a quotation from the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Adam Bryant—The New York Times... Read more »

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15 Things to Blog About

by Tim Berry

(Note from Tim: I post here every Wednesday and I’ve posted more than a thousand posts since I started this blog on Entrepreneur.com in 2007. Today I’m proud to offer this space to Melinda Emerson, “The Small Biz Lady,” who is the author of this guest post.) It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced business... Read more »

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Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

by Caroline Cummings

The New York Times' columnist Adam Bryant sums it up in his book by saying that “culture is the X factor that will determine who wins in the long run.” Read more »

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Easier to Teach an Innovator

It’s Easier to Teach an Innovator to be a CEO…

by Tim Berry

Who do you want running a startup: an innovator or a CEO? Read more »

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Top CEOs Reveal Their Secrets to Innovation and Growth [WEBINAR]

by Caroline Cummings

Join our free webinar with Adam Bryant, The New York Times bestselling author and “Corner Office” columnist, to learn the secrets of top CEOs and how your small business or startup can create a culture of innovation. Read more »

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How Should I Create My First Marketing Plan?

Q&A: What I Recommend for a Marketing Plan

by Tim Berry

One business owner asks: How should we go about creating our first marketing plan, after we've been in business for 30+ years? Read more »

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4 Accounting Practices You Don't Want to Screw Up

4 Accounting Practices You Don’t Want to Screw Up

by Lisa Furgison

Put plainly, there are certain accounting practices you don't want to screw up. If you don't get your finances in order, you could find yourself in trouble down the road. Read more »

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Financial Pros and Cons of Working at Home

Does Working From Home Really Save You Money?

by Kelly Gurnett

If you’re contemplating making the switch to a home office, here are the financial pros and cons you should keep in mind. Read more »