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Managing Your Business

It takes a lot more than great ideas to run a strong company. Smart entrepreneurs have a keen sense of business management. Increase your knowledge in areas like finance, markets, human resources, communication, technology and business policy and strategy.

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Managing Your Business

It takes a lot more than great ideas to run a strong company. Smart entrepreneurs have a keen sense of business management. Increase your knowledge in areas like finance, markets, human resources, communication, technology and business policy and strategy.

How This Woman Entrepreneur Found Decades of Success in Selling Cakes

Janie Clapp has perfected her recipe for a long-lasting business. By grounding herself in a love of baking, yet being ready to adapt to the times, she aims to ensure Janie’s Cakes will live on for decades to come.

Young employees struggling with monthly payments want employers to help with student loan repayment. (Credit: Rawpixel on Unsplash)

Millennials Want This Hot Employee Benefit (Of Course They Do)

Employers who understand that millennials want student loan repayment options should consider helping out with monthly payments.

Why You Should Seek Out Emotional Intelligence When Hiring Employees

Job candidates who can express empathy, recognize emotions and handle interpersonal relationships might be your next stars, writes Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporation.com

How Even a Startup Can Offer Employee Benefits

Here’s how to attract the best and brightest employees, says Jennifer Fitzgerald of Policygenius.

How to Save for a Rainy Day, When You're In Business for Yourself

How to Save for a Rainy Day, When You’re In Business for Yourself

Women entrepreneurs need to ‘self-insure’ for lean times. Jennifer Fitzgerald of Policygenius has these personal finance tips.

Not Thinking About the 2019 Tax Season Yet? Here's Why You Should Start

Not Thinking About the 2019 Tax Season Yet? Here’s Why You Should Start

New deductions for LLCs, S Corps and C Corps are on the horizon, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, writes Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporation.com.

How Do I Add a Partner to My Business?

How Do I Add a Partner to My Business?

Deborah Sweeney of MyCorporation.com answers frequently asked questions that she receives from business owners.

This 1 Simple Trick Helped a Food Entrepreneur Scale Her Business

This 1 Simple Trick Helped a Food Entrepreneur Scale Her Business

Growing pains ultimately brought the founder and owner of Mary Lee Kitchen business success as well as the confidence to be in any space.

Laura and Doug Zander, founders of Jimmy Beans Wool

Talk More, Talk Less

There’s no one path to office harmony for couples in business together, the stories of these entrepreneurial partners show.

Keeping Husband & Wife from Becoming Husband vs. Wife

Keeping Husband & Wife from Becoming Husband vs. Wife

The stresses of business ownership can be doubly tough when your business partner is also your life partner.

For couples in business together, communication and a clear delineation of roles and responsibilities are keys to keeping things sweet

When You Get Your Money With Your Honey

For couples in business together, communication and a clear delineation of roles and responsibilities are keys to keeping things sweet — and not too sticky.

Get a Life: Managing Technology

Get a Life: Managing Technology

Our panel offers a wealth of tips on how to maintain our equilibrium — and sanity — amid the virtual flood of emails, alerts and updates.

How to Delegate

Get a Life: How to Delegate

Our panel of experts offers tips on how you can make personal time by creating a support team.

Our Small-Biz “Get a Life” Panel

Our Small-Biz “Get a Life” Panel

Our panel of experts offers advice on how to run a successful business and have a life too.

Nurturing Expecting Employees, Before and After

Nurturing Expecting Employees, Before and After

William Perkins at Seyfarth Shaw helps us understand the laws and best practices for small business owners with pregnant workers.

Other Resources

Helpful Calculators

  • IdeaCafe’s startup business calculator helps estimate expenses with an easy-to-use first-year budget worksheet that does the math for you.
  • Entrepreneur’s cash flow calculator can help you keep track of your cash flow, credit, collections and other variables.
  • Bplans offers a calculator to help you determine your potential business’ break-even point.
  • The SBA’s SizeUp is a useful tool for benchmarking your business against competitors.

BlogHer PRO
BlogHer PRO is a conference and networking event for bloggers who want to improve their business, marketing and technical skills.

Sites for Freelance Help

  • FlexJobs is job site that specializes in serving remote, part-time, freelance and flexible workers and the employers who want them.
  • Toptal is an online platform that connects business owners with freelance technology, design and finance workers.

Supply Walmart
Walmart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative works to source more products from women-owned businesses under a program with Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and WEConnect International, which certify businesses as women-owned and supply a special logo.

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