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Building Critical Thinking Skills to Solve Problems at Work
By Miranda Fraraccio | November 01, 2023

Critical thinking is a vital skill for an organization's success. Try following this six-step problem-solving process with your team to foster this ability.

How to Build Business Momentum With Limited Resources
By Chris Porteous | November 01, 2023

Building business momentum usually requires financial resources. Learn strategies to build business momentum with few resources and how to avoid mistakes.

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.

10 Principles of Success: Quotes to Inspire From Jim Rohn
By Sean Peek | October 30, 2023

Looking for entrepreneurial inspiration? Check out these quotes from motivational teacher Jim Rohn and other successful entrepreneurs.

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.

How to Get a License for Your Construction Company
By Danielle Fallon-O’Leary | October 30, 2023

Most states in the U.S. require contractors to have a license to work legally. Here’s how to successfully license your construction company.

Funding Woes, Be Gone: 5 Ways to Minimize Your Start-Up Costs
By Mike Berner | October 30, 2023

Minimize your costs by following these tips.

Asset Management for Your Construction Firm: 5 Tips for Success
By Ryan Ayers | October 27, 2023

Learn valuable tips for managing assets for your construction business.

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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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Strange Business Patents of the Year
By Dan Ketchum | October 04, 2023

Are these products destined for revolutionary glory or just too far ahead of their time?

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Eat Up: Supper Clubs Get 21st Century Makeover
By Elizabeth Barton | October 03, 2023

Businesses are turning to an old staple: supper clubs. Learn more about why.

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It’s Fashionable to Skip the Business Plan — How Reckless Is That?
By Mike Berner | October 03, 2023

More and more entrepreneurs are winging it. Are they setting themselves up for failure or smartly trusting their gut?

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Big Business Lessons From the Big Diesel
By Ali Saleh | October 03, 2023

Shaq-size business tips

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Oscar Mayer’s Hydrating Face Mask Is Not Baloney (or Bologna)
By Dan Ketchum | October 03, 2023

Would you try a bologna face mask?

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Can Small Video Game Studios Compete With Microsoft-Activision Mega Merger? (Full Q&A)
By Dan Ketchum | October 03, 2023

Independent developers are concerned about how the controversial acquisition will play out.

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Founder vs. Investor: A Playbook for Getting Capital and Not Losing Your Company
By Dawn Allcot | October 03, 2023

A Q&A with authors Elizabeth Joy Zalman and Jerry Neumann

New DC Studios CEO’s Bold Strategy: Destroy the Universe
By Antonio Ferme | October 03, 2023

James Gunn is rebooting the previous messy take on Superman, Batman, and the rest. Can your business wipe away its mistakes too?

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

Businesses are booming.

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Business Lessons From 2023’s Oscar-Nominated Films
By Marty Beckerman | October 03, 2023

Introducing the b. Movie Awards.

Top Countries for Business Process Outsourcing (and How to Start)
By Derek Gallimore | September 21, 2023

See the top outsourcing countries to consider, their costs and advantages, and how to start the process.

SurePayroll Review and Pricing
By Matt D’Angelo | September 14, 2023

SurePayroll handles all payroll processing and payroll tax obligations. The system features an easy-to-use interface that's accessible online from anywhere.

Cox Business Internet Review and Pricing
By Chad Brooks | September 13, 2023

Cox Communications is an internet service provider that serves businesses of all sizes in 17 states across the U.S. It has internet services for small, mid-sized and enterprise-sized organizations.

Spectrum Business Internet Review and Pricing
By Jeff Hale | September 13, 2023

Spectrum provides high-speed internet service for small businesses and enterprise organizations. The company offers both cable and fiber optic connections.

Comcast Business Internet Review and Pricing
By Jeff Hale | September 13, 2023

Comcast Business is an internet service provider with a wide selection of plans and bundles for businesses, including five plans designed for small businesses.

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...

Want to Boost Productivity? Start by Cleaning Your Office
By Julie Thompson | August 16, 2023

You can get more done if you keep your space tidy. Here are several regular practices that can make you work more effectively.

Business Accommodations for Customers/Clients with Hearing Impairments, Vision Impairments, or Other Disabilities
By Chad Brooks | July 31, 2023

An outline of ways and legalities of complying with ADA standards.

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The Pros and Cons of Co-Working
By Sean Peek | July 31, 2023

Learn what co-working is, its benefits and disadvantages, and how COVID-19 has changed the workplace environment.

How to Choose a Commercial Smoker for Your Restaurant
By Matt D’Angelo | July 31, 2023

This guide will help you find the right commercial smoker for your restaurant or catering company.

How to Easily Implement a 5S Program for Your Business
By Jennifer Dublino | July 31, 2023

A 5S program consists of sort, straighten, shine, standardize and sustain. Learn how to implement a 5S program, boost efficiency and eliminate waste.