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How One Man Leads Demoralized Teams Back to Greatness

It may be easy to blame employee apathy on the employees themselves, but before jumping to this conclusion, have you—the manager—figured out what you could do to fix it? Robert Conrad talks about how he turned around a disengaged, demotivated restaurant staff.

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From Food Cart Startup to Award-Winning Restaurant

Colleen and Stephen Sheehan started small, then went big. In 2010 they opened a Northwest-style-meets-Southern-cuisine food cart in downtown Eugene, Oregon. Their cart, Delacata, quickly became a local favorite, and soon after they were able to turn it into a restaurant. Here’s how it happened.

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Inbox Zero: Your Guide to Email Zen

If you struggle to get your email inbox to that zen place where it says “0 unread messages”, you’re not alone. Here are nine tips you can use to become one with your email. You don’t even have to fold your legs into the lotus position first.

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This Week in Small Business: From Accidental Spam to Smart Growth

From marketing gone awry to discounting pitfalls, it’s easy to make mistakes while running a small business. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place—we’ve got plenty of useful advice, from strategy-building tips, growing your business smarter, and whether or not an MBA is worth the time and money. 1. Should Entrepreneurs Attend Business School? While plenty of… Read more »

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12 Tips for a Wildly Productive Home Office

Maybe you’re working from home doing freelance work, or you started your own business and don’t have an office space. Perhaps you’ve been working remotely for a company, so you spend a lot of time in your living room. In any case, no matter how hard you attempt to keep a productive home office, it… Read more »

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This Week in Small Business: From eCommerce to Cash Flow

This week on Bplans, we covered a few aspects of selling online, from setting up your online store to the legal issues surrounding shipping and delivery. We also discussed how to manage cash flow, the best apps for stylists, some great podcasts for entrepreneurs, and tips for naming your company. 1. Selling Your Goods In-Store Versus Selling… Read more »