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.
How I Ran My Business From a Hurricane Shelter
OPEN expert, Mike Michalowicz, shares some great tips for keeping a business running as he remains hunkered down in a hurricane shelter. Plus: Shoddy security measures by a state agency have put more than half a million businesses at risk for fraud.
Why you should rethink an infusion of outside cash for your startup. Plus: A Parisian shopping spree sparked a startup idea for a entrepreneur not yet out of business school.
Are you ready to capitalize on the popularity of Pinterest? Here are five tips to help you get started. Plus: The founder of Restoration Hardware walked away from a career in social work and got his retail start with just a few doorknob catalogs.
A look at the triumph and tragedy of Election Day 2012. Plus: The National Retail Federation isn't overly enthusiastic about Obama's re-election.
This feature looks at four small businesses and how they attracted their incredibly loyal customers. Plus: If you intend to grow your small business, you're not going to be able run it alone. Make sure you grow leaders as you grow your profits.
A new survey shows employers have an overly positive estimation of how their workers really feel about their company's culture. Plus:
why having a diverse workforce can make a positive difference – even in small businesses.
This infographic reveals the most common productivity thieves lingering on your desk—and how to deal with them. Plus: Here are five programs that will help you create professional-looking order forms, lead-generation forms, customer service surveys and more.
Photo courtesy of Mike Michalowicz