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.
One of the foremost authorities on business strategy teams up with one of the most successful CEOs to publish a playbook on winning strategy. Plus: Six tricks to out-market your industry’s biggest players, and why small-business owners have an advantage over their corporate competitors.
Obamacare affects businesses with more than 50 employees, making growing a business beyond 50 a much bigger decision. Here's what you need to know. Plus: Will you give your employees a raise in 2013? A recent survey shows small incremental raises are the new norm.
Ready to finally make the transition from idea to business? Use these seven tips as your checklist to starting up. Plus:
Do you know how much it really costs
to launch a startup?
It’s easy to become distracted and to constantly check your phone or watch, but what are these gestures communicating to others? Our infographic reveals the body language mistakes preventing you from forming the best business relationships. Plus: Be a happier entrepreneur. Smile every day with these eight simple tricks.
Video doesn't have to be difficult to pull off. Use these tips to add video to your content marketing strategy—and stay ahead of the curve. Plus: White papers might not be the sexiest marketing trend, but they're definitely effective.
The founder of Zumba reveals the secrets behind his company's massive and unexpected growth. Plus: Can these five social apps make your employees healthier and more productive at work?
Looking to earn money from your blog? Follow these tips to get set up with an affiliate marketing program. Plus: Free money? Here are four small-business grants you may not have heard of.
What was the most compelling small-business news you read this week? Please share in the comments.
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