The Insider: Business

20 Ways to Get More Website Traffic This Year (Ethically!)

Specific SEO techniques change over time, but there are powerful, organic ways to attract more website visitors that any business owner can apply today.

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5 Ways to Take Social Entrepreneurship to Scale

In the 21st century, we have an opportunity to rise to the challenges facing us globally and, using the concepts behind social entrepreneurship, create our own Age of New Enlightenment. But we need help from our political leaders.

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3 Important Truths for First-Time Founders

Entrepreneurship is a step-by-step process, and you have to crawl before you can walk. Liam Martin shares 3 of his favorite pearls of wisdom, which have helped him grow Staff.com since its inception.

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14 Resources to Hone Your Leadership Skills

As they say, it's lonely at the top. For first-time CEOs, there's nothing more important than actively finding ways to become a better leader as your startup grows.

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7 Strategic Ways to Seek Startup PR

Startups often make the mistake of firing off press releases with no actual destination in mind -- but a goal-driven strategy can yield much better PR results (and boost SEO and sales, too).

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11 Ways to Grow Sales Without the Discount Sites

Want a sales boost but fear the cost of couponing? Here are 11 alternatives to lift sales without dropping prices.

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5 Tips to Attract Visitors Before You Launch Your Website

If you build it, they might come -- but it helps to start generating excitement (and an audience) before you launch that new business website.

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3 Pieces of Advice to Help Entrepreneurs to Stay Focused

Antonio Neves spent years working in live television, only to find out that the lessons he learned were even more useful as an entrepreneur.

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12 Ways to Kick Back After Closing a Big Deal

After you hit that milestone or close that incredible new client, is it time to go back to work -- or celebrate? 12 founders weigh in.

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Accelerators vs. Incubators: What's the Difference?

What's in an incubator? Business incubators mentor companies through childhood while business accelerators guide them through adolescence into adulthood.

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How to Find and Do Work You Love: 3 Surprisingly Simple Steps

Most people are miserable at work. But finding -- and then doing -- work you're passionate about is more within your control than you might think. Scott Dinsmore's Passionate Work Framework provides the raw material for lasting change.

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4 Ways to Kick-Start Your CEO Branding Strategy

CEOs like Sara Blakely -- who has crafted a highly personal CEO brand around her product -- do more for the growth of a company than you might think. Here are 4 ways to build your CEO brand.

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14 Tips for Using Live Chats to Engage Your Customers

Live chats can be many things -- customer service tool, reengagement strategy, even a way to answer basic questions about your company website. Here are 14 tips for implementing a live chat feature on your website.

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5 Ways Female Entrepreneurs Can Excel in Any Field

Women in tech are still few and far between, but triple threat entrepreneur Nathalie Lussier offers 5 compelling reasons why being a woman might actually give you the upper hand.

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A 3-Step Approach to Becoming a More Effective Leader

Struggling to lead your employees? Effective leaders know the difference between motivation and coercion, empowerment and instruction.

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3 Simple Questions to Jump-Start Your Business Growth

Feeling stuck in your business? Don't be -- Pete Kennedy offers 3 questions that can help you plan for a startup growth spurt sooner than later.

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Why I'm Selling My Name, and 6 Steps to Launch Your Own Crazy Idea

Jason Sadler is selling his name to the highest bidder. It turns out embracing the uncomfortable is a lucrative marketing strategy -- here are the 6 steps he took to make it possible.

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3 Pieces of Hard-Won Startup Advice

When you start a business, there's no shortage of people offering you advice. Disqus founder Daniel Ha has found that the best advice combines experience and perspective.

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Are You Paid What You're Worth? 11 Strategies to Earn More

Are you getting paid what you're worth? (And what ARE you worth?) 11 YEC members share the strategies they use to command their true value.

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True Leaders Bring Out the Truth and Address It

What does it take to be a leader? What does it take to change your life and more importantly, your career? Stop With The BS author Shane Mac shares insights from his new book.

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