Each week, OPEN Forum's editors round up the most compelling entrepreneurial news and advice from our contributors and others. Here are this week’s highlights.
In an exclusive interview, vanguard wine importer Kermit Lynch talks about his beginnings, his competition and his words of wisdom for entrepreneurs. Plus:
Meet four women entrepreneurs
who took their companies past the $1 million mark.
Creating a smart landing page can help engage customers, generate leads and increase ad performance. Plus:
Yahoo's 4-in-1 dashboard
helps you track your business' reputation, site traffic, campaign results and online presence.
Ready to grow your business from a solo operation to multi-person company? Make sure you hire right the first time. Plus:
If your payroll only goes so far, you'll get more bang for your small business' buck by taking a page
from the Oakland Athletics' playbook.
This infographic shows you examples of companies that still care about their customers and are willing to go the extra mile. Plus:
It's time to change the way you think
about customer feedback and how you collect it.
These four tricks will make sure you're not stuck giving a presentation to a room full of empty chairs. Plus:
Building a powerful referral network is easier than you think and can help drive revenue. Here are five tips
to help you get started.
Salary is typically a taboo topic, but some companies are disclosing the information upfront. What is the best practice for your business? Plus:
A business school study shows it's natural for people to shift focus as they get closer to their goal. Here's how
to keep them on task.
Many small businesses hinge on the success of cash flow. Don't let yours lapse. Here's how to get your invoices paid today. Plus: Let your phone
do the busywork of contact management while you spend more time making real connections with your network.