Every country has its own place-specific challenges, as last week's tragedy at a Bangladesh factory showed. Here's how to protect your company. Read story
When she was 11, Vanessa Merit Nornberg had the most notorious collection of chandelier earrings in the 5th grade. In 2004, Vanessa opened Metal Mafia, a wholesale body and costume jewelry company that sells to more than 5,000 specialty shops and retail chains in 23 countries. Metal Mafia was an Inc. 500 company in 2009. Fluent in Spanish and French (as well as English), Vanessa has also worked abroad in communications and business development in the video game and jewelry industries. @vanessanornberg
I find some of the best new ideas come from the companies I already work with. Read story
No idea? Never thought to ask? You can prepare for and avoid a serious health catastrophe. Here's how. Read story
I don't throw an opulent holiday party, but I go out of my way to let my employees know how much I appreciate their work. Read story
If I'm willing to learn from my staffers, they're more willing to learn from me. Here's how. Read story
One owner confides how she improved her management when she had to troubleshoot a botched customer order. Read story
As a business owner, I have the duty and responsibility to use every technique to get my business where it needs to be. You do, too. Read story
As the election approaches, it's apparent that government officials--Republicans and Democrats alike--need to take their cues from small businesses owners. Read story
Take your business further than your budget. Think imaginatively to market your business online. Read story
You must demand the highest level of knowledge from your salespeople--and train them to make that happen. Read story
Nothing frustrates me more than chasing after some elusive moment when my business will run smoothly. So I don't. Read story
Reward your staffers in ways they'll find meaningful, and you'll convey that keeping them motivated is important to you. Read story
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