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How to break through business malaise

By Suzanne Ross Guest columnist It’s not news that people are tired of being marketed and sold to in the traditional manner. Yet the malaise threatens...

5 tips for working with control freaks

  By Jim Warner and Kaley Klemp Guest columnists We’ve all seen her: The world revolves around her. She’s never wrong. Mistakes are personal affronts. And if...

How small businesses can win globally

  By Mona Pearl Guest columnist Business leaders today have the skills and finesse to identify and execute great deals globally. It’s the soft issues that surface on the...

5 ways to plan and brand your small business

  By Liz DiMarco Weinmann Guest columnist In the current economic climate, thousands of people are starting their own businesses. Some stride confidently into setting up a...

How to protect your domain name from adult entertainment competitors

By Michael R. Graham Guest columnist A new "dot-xxx" top-level domain name registry is being rolled out for the use of the adult entertainment industry. Trademark...

Perceptions on value: How to articulate your relevance to the market

  By Suzanne Ross Guest columnist Who would ever introduce themselves by saying what they are NOT? It is a crazy proposition but it happens far more often...

5 tips for successful hiring

By Doug and Polly White Guest columnists When we interviewed more than 100 small business owners for our book, "Let go to grow," we heard a...

Health care reform could spur small firms to rely more on temps

By Pamela Villarreal and Peter Swanson National Center for Policy Analysis As the United States recovers from the 2008 recession, many consider any employment growth to...

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