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A Fun Way to Improve Your Team's Presentation Skills

TekScape founder Dave Smith explains how training his employees to improve in improv comedy has helped them think quickly during client meetings.

How Chobani Takes Risks to Beat Bigger Competitors

"We have to be really, really fast. And that means risk. … And we will make mistakes." Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya explains how his startup competes with the big food companies getting into the Greek yogurt business — and how he handles the product recalls and other problems that can come with rushing ahead.

Why the Net Neutrality Vote Is Bad for Small Businesses

Cheezburger's Ben Huh explains why the FCC rulings on net neutrality stifle innovation within small businesses.

Adam Grant: The Key Difference Between Successful and Failed Givers

Wharton professor Adam Grant explains how to be a giver without harming your own future.

How Entrepreneurship Gives Women Freedom

NewMe Accelerator founder Angela Benton explains why more women should become entrepreneurs.

Michael Dell: Why It Makes Sense to Go Private

Founder Michael Dell explains how the tedious process of going private will pay off in the long run of Dell's future.

How to Use the Holiday Gift Season to Grow Your Business

Omaha Steaks' Todd Simon describes how you can optimize sales by offering gift-giving options for your product.

Chobani's Hamdi Ulukaya: How to Run Social Media With Personality

Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya explains how to have a relaxed, personable attitude on social media--and why it's okay to make mistakes.

WWE's Stephanie McMahon: How to Run a No-Drama Family Business

The daughter of WWE founder Vince McMahon explains how her family leads a large media network.

How the Container Store Deals With Its Volatile Stock Price

The Container Store founder Kip Tindell explains how the company has coped with its erratic stock price since its IPO last year.

Help Employees Help You: The Power of Open-Book Management

Steve Baker, vice president of The Great Game of Business, explains why disclosing your company financials to employees will help them understand your business and improve their productivity.

Cheezburger's Ben Huh: How to Make Viral Content

Cheezburger founder Ben Huh explains why there isn't one perfect recipe to create wildly-popular web content.

How Your Company Valuation Evolves Over Time

Sageworks founder Brian Hamilton describes how company valuation changes over time, largely according to whether or not you're making revenue.

Michael Dell: 'The Hewlett-Packard Breakup Is a Big Opportunity'

Dell founder Michael Dell explains how entrepreneurs can take advantage when large competitors split up.

The Power of Storytelling to Build Your Business

Jessica Johnson, president of Johnson Security Bureau, believes competitors will tell your story if you don't tell it yourself.

When Intuition Is More Powerful Than Data

Ken Austin, founder of Avion Tequila, explains why an ounce of gut is worth a pound of data.

How to 'Act Big' in an Industry of Giants

ConnectOne Bank CEO Frank Sorrentino describes the challenges of being a startup bank and the steps his company took to maintain a large presence.

What to Do About Ageism in Tech

At 30 years old, Mobile Roadie founder Michael Schneider says he's "old" for the tech industry.TK

The Biggest Bootstrapping Mistakes

NewME accelerator founder Angela Benton explains how you can avoid common mistakes made when bootstrapping.

Survival Tips for New (and Lonely) Entrepreneurs

Inc. contributing editor Geoffrey James lists a few strategies entrepreneurs can use to survive the often lonely entrepreneurial journey.

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