The Insider: Management

3 Excuses to Grab Coffee With Other Entrepreneurs

No man is an island -- but entrepreneurs often spend long days alone. A cup of coffee with a friend can change your business for the better.

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Beat Your Online Competition, No Matter How Big

Yes, Average Joes can still compete online -- but not if they keep overlooking 3 of the most basic strategies for making their online presence count.

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12 Negotiation Techniques for Buying an Existing Business

Buying a business is a major investment, but price isn't the only factor. Twelve entrepreneurs reveal how to get the best deal for your money.

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Starting Up? Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes

It's easier than ever to start a business -- but it's also easier to fail. To stay on top, avoid these 3 common startup bloopers.

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43 Troubling Facts About the Youth Unemployment Crisis

The real facts: 1 out of 2 college grads under age 25 were unemployed or underemployed in 2011. Student loan debt is sky-high. And wages are lower now than 5 years ago.

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15 Tips for Writing Your Company's Mission Statement

Before defining your company in a few phrases, read these tips to craft an effective mission statement -- one that both guides your actions, and attracts customers.

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Can You Handle Working at a Startup?

Working at a startup is not for everyone. Here are the qualities some of your potential bosses require -- no matter how small the job.

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10 Different Definitions of Entrepreneurial Success

Everyone has a different definition of success, in business and life -- but for most entrepreneurs, money isn't the deciding factor.

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Cash Flow Really Is King: I Learned the Hard Way

Did your cash flow just screech to a halt? Justin Beegel of Infographic World has been there -- and recovered, for good. Here's how.

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12 Tasks Busy Entrepreneurs Can Outsource Now

Let someone else handle the little things... like dating? Successful young entrepreneurs share which odd jobs they outsource regularly.

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5 Free Tools to Boost Productivity and Profits

Got a new business? Then you probably have a million things to do and zero money to do them with. These five tools will save you time and cash.

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How to Validate Your Next Big Business Idea

Got an idea for a brand new business? Put your startup vision through a validation process to ensure its success.

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How to Effectively Spend Your Online Marketing Budget

Don't spend your online marketing budget on dead-end endeavors and empty PPC campaigns. Instead, leverage these tested ideas first.

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3 Pieces of Advice to Grow Your Startup Smarter

Dave Kerpen has grown Likeable Media into an Inc. 500 company with triple-digit revenue growth. Here's the best advice he's ever received.

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Feeling Guilty About Your Career Choices? Stop!

Don't let negativity and guilt get in the way of celebrating hard-earned milestones in your career -- or your budding new business.

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15 Tricks to Narrow Down Job Candidates Faster

Reading a pile of resumes is a job in itself. Learn how other successful young entrepreneurs weed out unacceptable candidates quickly.

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Protected: 13 Surprising Startup Challenges

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Are Your Employees Really Ready for Remote Work?

A remote workforce saves big overhead costs. Top startup founders dish on what else it does, and why it might actually hurt your business.

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15 Negotiation Tactics for Startup Owners

Don't enter the negotiation room unprepared. Fifteen successful young entrepreneurs share their top tips for sealing the deal.

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How to Invest in Today's Talent for a High Return

Hiring isn't just about making sure the candidate fits well with the company. Susan Strayer shares why employee investment matters.

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