Common business contract provisions and what they mean
Before signing a business contract, be sure you understand all it contains.
Article - Common business contract provisions and what they mean
How to work with angel investors
Learn more about the myths that surround angel investors.
Article - How to work with angel investors
Understanding intellectual property
Explore these examples of intellectual property to determine if your business is protected.
Article - Understanding intellectual property
"Greener" product standards: Know the facts
Sustainability in business works best when environmental considerations align with what the business does and sells.
Article - "Greener" product standards: Know the facts
Tips for buying a business
Determine what kind of business you'd like to buy, consider how you will pay for it, and investigate the seller before entering a business sale.
Article - Tips for buying a business
Key legal documents for your business
From your business structure to binding contracts, documentation is an important aspect of your business.
Article - Key legal documents for your business
Improving communication skills with your team
Focus on open conversations, encouraging feedback, and how messages are communicated.
Article - Improving communication skills with your team
Small business valuations: What you need to know
Educate yourself on appraisals before you sell your company.
Article - Small business valuations: What you need to know
Determining your business's legal structure
Familiarize yourself with the organization, liability, and tax implications of four common business structures.
Article - Determining your business's legal structure
Key small business metrics: Part one
Learn how to read the pulse of your small business's financial metrics to make sure you're in good shape.
Article - Key small business metrics: Part one
Key small business metrics: Part two
Find out how tracking customers and competitors can help you continue to measure success.
Article - Key small business metrics: Part two
How to tackle sunk costs
Discover ways to identify and walk away from these unprofitable financial burdens.
Article - How to tackle sunk costs
How to be a great manager
Regardless of your number of employees, it’s important that you be the leader they need.
Article - How to be a great manager
Opening a second location for your business
Expanding a small business to a second location can be a financially savvy move. But it’s essential that you have a clear understanding of the costs and logistics, so you don’t risk the success your business has already achieved.
Article - Opening a second location for your business
Positioning your business for sale
From organizing your finances to hiring a broker, learn what steps you should take to prepare your business for a successful sale.
Article - Positioning your business for sale
Buying into a franchise
"Make sure that your skill set lines up with the franchise’s industry."
Video - Buying into a franchise
Protecting your business in social spaces
"Make sure you have a social media crisis plan in place ahead of time."
Video - Protecting your business in social spaces
Minimizing business expenses pays off
Find out which business expenses you can easily cut to save money.
Article - Minimizing business expenses pays off
Establishing solid relationships with prospects
Learn how to make the most of a first interaction with curious prospects and begin transforming them into long-term customers.
Article - Establishing solid relationships with prospects
Avoiding common business lawsuits
Learn about the most common small business lawsuits and some actions you can take to help prevent them.
Article - Avoiding common business lawsuits
Employees vs. contract workers: What's right for your business?
There are distinct differences between full-time employees and independent contractors. Learn the differences between these two types of workers and how to determine which is best for your business.
Article - Employees vs. contract workers: What's right for your business?
Learning from your competitors
Find out how to use competitive research to benefit your business.
Article - Learning from your competitors