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"Recognize Them" to Grow Your Business Through Your Employees

It’s almost never about the money. I just saw an article that quoted a Gallup Engagement survey that stated that 72% of US workers are not engaged in …

13 superfoods that can improve your life

These dietary dynamos fight everything from cholesterol to cancer, helping you live a longer, healthier life.<p>Not all foods were created equal — some …

Nutrition

Goodbye Credit Card Swipes and Signatures, Hello PINs

Starting October 2015, MasterCard and Visa will usher in a major change in the U.S. credit card industry. Credit cards will have microchips in them. …

Should Your LLC Elect S Corp Status? - Small Business Trends

Should you choose an S Corp election or opt for the LLC (Limited Liability Company)? These are two of the most popular legal structures for small …

What Do Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans Look Like?

Hidden among the large amount of data released regularly by the Federal Reserve is some valuable information about the terms of Small Business …

Why You Should Consider Building Business Credit

Building business credit is both highly misunderstood and becoming more and more important all the time for business owners.<p>Consider this. In the …

How to Establish Your Company's Organizational Culture

When popular figures like Chris Christie fail to own their actions, the business community should take note.<p>When someone like Governor Chris Christie stands up and says “I’m responsible because it happened on my watch” the public often gets the sense that the speaker is being disingenuous and the …

Leadership

Local Business Marketing Tips to Stand Out From the Crowd

Do you own a business that relies on a local customer base, such as a brick-and-mortar retail store, nail or hair salon or restaurant? The busy …

More than meatballs: a gourmet guide to Swedish cuisine

Having a muppet as your main culinary ambassador is a lot to overcome, especially for a smallish, out-of-the-way country like Sweden, whose presence in global pop-culture is fairly limited. Swedish food is and forever will be associated with meatballs, flying utensils and the phrase '<i>bork bork …

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3 Things Beer Aficionados Can Look Forward to in 2014

3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>It appears that 2014 will be another great year for beer consumers. With more than 2,500 breweries in operation and another 1,500 in planning, there has never been a better time to be a beer drinker. While brewers continue to push the innovation …

Alcohol

How to Start a Business in 10 Days

9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the September 2013 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>With an executive staffing venture about to open, a business loan from the in-laws gnawing at her conscience and a new baby to care for, Michelle Fish was …

Small Business

10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've got a business idea you're jazzed about, but aren't sure if it's feasible. What you need to do is test the concept to see how it stands up to a series of rigorous questions.<p>"You are always testing," says Andre Marquis, …

Small Business

Cool Travel Advice: Take The Alternate Route

<b>Charles McCool</b> acquired his travel smarts the old fashioned way: he picked it up on the road. All of his trips were self-funded, so he quickly learned strategies and tactics for saving money, time, and stress on all aspects of travel. He's parlayed that expertise into a book called <i>Winning the</i> …

35 Freelance Sites to Explore for Assistance and Jobs

Need project help or temporary workers for your business? Today you’ll probably go online to find help, especially for knowledge workers.<p>And for …

Ask a Cicerone: Your Favorite Porters and Stouts

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Ask a <i>what</i>? A Certified Cicerone®. That is, a beer expert who has passed a particular certification exam administered by the Craft Beer Institute. You can think of them as beer sommeliers.<p>More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>This may be the …

Food and Beverage Trend for 2014: The Rise of Craft Distilleries

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the December 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Beverages<p>When Bill Owens held the inaugural meeting of the American Distilling Institute in 2003, 86 people showed up, most of them old faces from the tiny …

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India could replace the US as Facebook’s #1 market in a matter of months

Facebook has had wild success with its push into emerging markets.<p>Now Jana CEO Nathan Eagle is predicting that it will only be months before India supplants the US and becomes Facebook’s largest market in terms of users. Eagle earlier this month had forecast that most of the social networking …

Developing Countries

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

What is Bootstrapping?

In the context of business, what is bootstrap? It is the act of starting a business with no money — or, at least, very little money. It certainly …

Liquor Store Licensing Tax Hurting Small Stores

Some rules affect large and small businesses differently, even if they are applied equally to everyone. Take, for example, the state of Washington’s …

Check Into Nap Pods For a Rest on Your Next Business Trip

If you do a lot of traveling for business, you may have already seen them. They’re little enclosures, sometimes called nap pods, where travelers can …

Where to Eat in Boston Now

What’s the last culinary buzz in Beantown? There’s lot of foodie news in its neighborhoods like the South End and Somerville, as well as the …

The perfect trip: Dordogne

Steeped in tradition, this rural idyll is a vision of quintessential France, with standout cuisine, castle-strewn riverlands and mesmerising prehistoric cave paintings.<p>Steeped in tradition, this rural idyll is a vision of quintessential France, with standout cuisine, castle-strewn riverlands and …

5 Essential Fernet Branca Cocktails

More Essentials<p>Essential Bourbon Cocktails »<br>Essential Rye Cocktails »<br>Essential Scotch Cocktails »<br>Essential Tequila Cocktails »<br>Essential Gin Cocktails »<br>Essential Vodka Cocktails »<br>Essential Brandy Cocktails »<br>25 Cocktails Everyone Should Know »<p>Man, I tell you, nothing scares some people more than the …

Where to Buy Beer in Portland: The Best Bottle Shops

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>There's a reason why beer lovers call Portland, Oregon 'Beervana'. Fifty-two breweries and counting—even more if you include the entire metro area—leave citizens of this fair (ok, sometimes rainy) city happily in their …