Owners & Leadership

Manage your small business and learn effective leadership skills. From training to networking to strategic planning, find tips and tools to grow your small business.

Continuing Education


10 Oscar-Worthy Movies Every Entrepreneur Should See

What can you as a small business owner gain from the long list of films that have been honored over the years at the Academy Aw...


NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Award Winners: Where Are They Now?

These four small business owners are still making their mark.

Small Business Leadership


5 Ways to End Micromanager Behavior

Simple strategies for surviving a micromanager.


Does Your Business Need a Board of Directors?

How and why to assemble a focused group of individuals who can help you shoulder the heavy load of leadership.

Networking & Advisors


How to Find the Right Accountant for Your Business

The right fit matters more than you think. Before you open up the books to just anyone, ensure you choose the number-cruncher t...


5 Ways Local Sourcing Can Work for Your Business

The concept of local sourcing is growing far beyond its origins in the restaurant industry.

Strategy & Planning


My Weird Business: Zany Costumes

When a bright green spandex costume is the star piece of inventory for your small business, you need loyal customers.


Infographic on Starting a Catering Business

A quick visual guide to starting your catering business

Stress Management & Work-Life Balance


The Best Employee Perk Small Businesses Can Offer

Don’t worry if you can’t offer the eye-popping salary a big business can.


5 Business Books You Should Have Read Last Year

The best business books of the year covered topics including big data, female executives and customer loyalty.

Organization & Time Management


3 Responsibilities Owners Should Never Delegate

Business owners must delegate in order to be successful, but a few areas should remain the owner’s purview.


Can a Sole Proprietor Take a Vacation?

Hiring someone to fill in is just one option for business owners operating solo.

Employee Reviews & Motivation


Which Famous Boss Are You Most Like?

See the similarities you share with three famous and infamous leaders: Steve Jobs, Marissa Mayer and Donald Trump.


Small Biz Book Club: Customer Service Skills

Lessons learned beyond “The customer is always right.”

Outsourcing & Vendors


When to Call in the Pros for Professional Development

Five areas where training is best farmed out to professionals


Are Subcontractors Putting Your Business at Risk?

Why you should care about the insurance status of companies working for you.

Green Initiatives


Top 10 Ways Your Business Can Reduce Waste

Have you looked at your waste bill lately? Waste creates unnecessary costs, increases your environmental footprint and can make...


How to Do a 'Greener' Remodel of Your Business

An environmentally friendly office space makeover starts with a solid plan and ends with an ongoing commitment. Find out the be...

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