Operations

How to Accept Payments From Your Customers

We all know how challenging it is to take a great idea and turn it into a real business. You need funding, a business plan, a website, a business model—the list goes on and on. But have you thought about the little things, like how you’re actually going to take payments from your customers? You...


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

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.


8 Tips For Getting Your Product Into Retail Stores

No matter what kind of retail sales channel you want to get your product into, there are a few key things you should know.


The Sad Truth About Small Business Decision Making

Problem: One of the things I really like about startups and small businesses is also a frequent problem with the way they make decisions. Let me explain.


Lessons Learned: Not Vetting Vendors Can Be a 5-Figure Mistake

The co-founder of a New York-based startup offers advice from his experience working with bad vendors.


Don’t Let an Unsecured Credit Card System Bankrupt Your Business

If your business accepts credit and debit cards, do you know about the security risks? Are you properly protecting your business from the potential of tens of thousands of dollars in fines?


10 Unique Benefits to Offer New Hires

Companies like Facebook and Google are known for the extraordinary benefits they offer employees. Although you may not have that kind of budget, you can get just as creative—for less.


How to Manage Quiet, Introverted Employees

Introverts have strengths that are often seen as weaknesses in a world where the loud and bold are lauded. Manage them well and your business will be rewarded.


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