The Insider: Management

What Playing Sports Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

Startup life and sports have more in common than you might think -- especially when it comes to building a winning team.

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10 Ways to Save Money by Going Green at the Office

Going green doesn't have to cost a lot of YOUR company's green. Successful young entrepreneurs share how they help Mother Nature and cut overhead.

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4 Don'ts for Smarter Hiring Decisions

Managing new hires can be the toughest (and costliest) part of a CEO's job. Kimberly Stone shares 4 tips for vetting potential employees.

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Why I Learned to Embrace (Some) Risk in My Business

Nicolas Gremion learned the hard way that it takes money to make money -- and some business risks shouldn't be avoided.

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3 Strategies to Lead Your Virtual Employees

As more startups migrate to the cloud, more team members are splitting up to work productively from home. Try these tips to make managing them a a breeze.

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13 Startup Skills to Learn Outside the Classroom

No matter how much time and money went into that degree, traditional education will only get you so far. 13 young entrepreneurs share what they learned long after graduation.

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4 Tips to Find a Mentor Fit for the New Economy

Gen Y employees want to be leaders, not just employees. Here are 4 ways for Millennials to find mentors who match their ambitions.

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15 Red Flags to Look for When Making a Startup Hire

In a startup, every hire counts. Look out for these 15 warning signs that a candidate isn't the right fit before writing a paycheck you regret.

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3 Things Your Gen Y Employees Want Besides Money

What do Gen Y employees really want? We want to find our life's work at your company -- not settle for work-life balance.

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Why a Little Reality Is Good for Clients (and for You)

Smart entrepreneurs keep clients happy by not only delivering good work, but also making sure the client's expectations are realistic.

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How I Turned Failure Into 30,000+ Newsletter Readers

A contemplative walk on the beach became the inception of the idea behind "The Dash"—Laura Roeder's weekly how-to newsletter.

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10 Tips for Using Your Blog to Launch a Business

Yes, it's possible to turn your blog into your business launch pad, but only if you do right by your readership. Here's how.

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Do You Have What It Takes to Create Your Own Category?

There are two kinds of entrepreneurs: those who impact a market, and those who dare to create their own. Which kind are you?

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Hate Confrontation? 3 Ways to Limit Employee Errors

Is correcting your employees nerve-wracking? These 3 steps can help even the least assertive boss take charge.

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The 3 Pieces of Startup Advice My Team Lives By

After going from three employees to 30, the CEO and Co-Founder of Ampush Social shares his bootstrapping secrets.

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5 Strategies for Finding Your Ideal Mentor

Mentors can mean the difference between success and failure. But where do you find a willing pro to take you on? Hint: everywhere.

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How I Did It: The Story Behind 99Designs

One business often leads to an idea for another, but 99designs was literally created inside another online community.

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5 Strategies to Keep Your Gen Y Talent Happy

Nabbed top Millennial talent? Now here are 5 ways to make sure your Gen Y employees are motivated enough to stay.

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10 Ways to Show Growth in Your Online Business

Looking for metrics to show real growth over time -- and hold your Web team accountable? A website's success is about more than just traffic.

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How Startup Founders Can Reduce Risk -- and Stay Sane

From bookkeeping issues to family friction, entrepreneurship involves a lot of risk. Which liabilities do you really need to worry about on day one?

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