Angie's List Records $18.3 Million Net Loss in Q2

Revenue grew 33% from this time last year, but expenses grew nearly as much Read more

The 5 Most Common Negotiating Mistakes

Yes, negotiating takes practice. It's not something people are just born with. Here are five common mistakes that people make during negotiations that you can avoid by practicing. Read more

How to Incorporate Brand Advocates into Your Marketing Strategy

Brand advocates are more than just loyal customers. They have the ability to influence others and if you know how to use them properly within your marketing efforts they can be a huge boost to your business. Here's how to make the most of them. Read more

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Small Businesses Are Finding Bank Loans Easier to Come By

If you are thinking about expanding your business and looking to take out a loan to do so, now may be as good a time as ever to do so. Here's why and how other small businesses are using creative ways to get lucrative loans. Read more

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Are You Giving Your Team the Support it Needs?

Do you keep your staff empowered and engaged? It's not only important to their success, but also the ultimate success of your business. Here are four steps to make sure you are giving your staff the support it deserves and needs. Read more

7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage

Storage is always tough to come by in small places. For people living in those spaces that storage often needs to be discreet and organized. These tips for camouflaging storage space will keep a compact home feeling clean and uncluttered. Read more

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An Entrepreneur's Guide to Drinking

As a business owner, you may occasionally find yourself at business events or client meetings at a nice restaurant or bar. Do you know how to handle yourself if the event allows for a drink or two? Here's how to pick the right drink for both yourself and the occasion. Read more

Rhode Island Mulls Contractor Education Requirement

Rhode Island is joining many other states in a move to require builders and remodelers to study up on their profession following a recent incident with a developer that left a whole neighborhood in shambles. Read more

The 12 Most Overused Business Buzzwords

Do you use a lot of business jargon when you talk shop with others—phrases such as "hit the ground running" or "value add"? Stop. Such terms and phrases are quickly becoming overused and are making fellow entrepreneurs cringe. Read more

An Old House Gets a New Thermomass Basement

Giving an old house new life can be an exciting project for many contractors, especially for those operating in historical areas. Here's how one contractor did that with a house in the Boston suburbs by installing a Thermomass basement. Read more

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