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Steve Strauss
Steve Strauss

5 Traits of a Great Small Business

4/04/11 at 3:30 PM

What separates a great business from the countless mediocre ones out there? Continue Reading

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Yes, Even Apple Screws Up Sometimes

3/30/11 at 7:30 PM

You might think everything Steve Jobs touches turns to gold. But even mighty Apple makes mistakes -- and one of its biggest provides some valuable lessons for entrepreneurs. Continue Reading

Steve Strauss
Steve Strauss

4 Reasons to Embrace March Madness

3/16/11 at 1:00 PM

Employees love to waste time at work during the NCAA tournament. Turns out, that can be a good thing. Continue Reading

Steve Strauss
Steve Strauss

Working from Home: A Survival Guide

3/06/11 at 4:00 PM

Millions of people work from home. And while running a home-based business has only gotten easier, thanks to technology, there are still plenty of challenges. A look at the dos and don'ts. Continue Reading

Steve Strauss
Steve Strauss

Where to Find Free Help for Your Business

2/24/11 at 9:00 AM

From SCORE to the Small Business Administration, there are plenty of organizations that provide tools and resources at little or no cost to help your business grow. Continue Reading

Steve Strauss
Steve Strauss

5 Steps to Creating a Million-Dollar Product

2/07/11 at 11:30 PM

Some of the greatest inventions in history happened literally by accident. How to turn a big idea into a bestseller. Continue Reading

Steve Strauss
Steve Strauss

How to Use Social Media to Find New Business

1/27/11 at 7:00 PM

Not a social-media expert? No worries. The search functions on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can be a quick and easy way to generate new leads. Continue Reading

Steve Strauss
Steve Strauss

How to 'Crowdfund' Your American Dream

1/23/11 at 9:00 PM

Politicians do it, and now more and more people are finding money to start their businesses thanks to small contributions from supporters. Continue Reading

Steve Strauss
Steve Strauss

Holiday Party Horror Stories: What You Can Learn for Next Year

12/29/10 at 4:00 PM

From Christmas trees on fire to the employee who tries to make out with everyone, our correspondent takes a look back at office parties gone wrong. Continue Reading

Steve Strauss
Steve Strauss

In 2011, Throw Your Budget Out the Window

12/21/10 at 2:30 PM

Nobody likes budgeting. But if you think about a budget as simply a roadmap to help your company get where you want to go, the process can be a lot easier. Continue Reading

Steve Strauss
Steve Strauss

The Art of Business Jiu-Jitsu

12/06/10 at 4:00 PM

The techniques behind the ancient martial art can actually be applied to business, helping to turn mistakes into new opportunities. Continue Reading

Steve Strauss
Steve Strauss

How to Avoid Office E-Mail Disasters

11/29/10 at 1:00 PM

E-mail has become the primary form of business communication. And most people are terrible at it. A look at what you should -- and should not -- include in your office correspondence. Continue Reading

Steve Strauss
Steve Strauss

Secrets to Creating a Happier Workplace

11/09/10 at 10:00 PM

Americans are working longer and harder than ever. But a few simple steps can help ensure that employees and their bosses get along. Continue Reading

Steve Strauss
Steve Strauss

Inexpensive Businesses You Can Start Right Now

11/03/10 at 5:00 PM

Starting your own business is always risky, especially in a tough economy. So which industries are the safest bets? Continue Reading

Steve Strauss
Steve Strauss

How to Cut Prices -- the Right Way

10/17/10 at 11:00 PM

The sluggish economy continues to keep customers on the sidelines. But lowering your prices can get your phone ringing again. Here's how. Continue Reading

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