Business management explores how businesses are run and the issues they face. Whether you're an entrepreneur or are curious about different business models, these articles will answer some of the most common questions about the world of business.

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Do online businesses have lower startup costs?

Is it true that online businesses have lower startup costs than traditional companies? Sometimes. Etsy shops are fairly cheap, but it'll be a different story if you're trying to launch the world's next great technology.

Do you need a business license to sell things online?

Licensing seems so arbitrary — why do you need a license to catch a fish, for example, but not to be a parent? Sometimes, though, you need to follow the rules and get one. Is selling things online one of those times?

Do you need your own servers for your small business?

Many companies that used to have dedicated business servers are now switching to cloud-based storage solutions. But cloud computing isn't for everyone, so take a few minutes to read this article before you shut down that server.

How can you improve the Google ranking of your online business?

Improving Google rankings is an obsession for many businesses, and for good reason — it leads to more clicks, which leads to more customers. What can you do to beef up that all-important ranking?

10 Most Deceptive PR Campaigns in History

Americans didn't always eat bacon for breakfast — it became a staple thanks to a cleverly created public relations campaign in the 1920s. And diamonds for engagement rings? Another clever PR job.

How Amazon Same-day Delivery Works

Is two days too long to wait for that package? Amazon's counting on it.

10 Online Business Ideas That Never Took Off

Some dot-coms were flat-out terrible ideas, while others were simply ahead of their time. What's the story behind these online companies with real-world failures?

How Tech Incubators Work

The idea of an incubator sounds like something forged in the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, but the business incubator concept dates back to 1959. Could a tech incubator be better than starting your business alone?

10 Skills That You Need to Run an Online Business by Yourself

If you've had to work for someone to earn your weekly paycheck, the idea of being your own boss may seem incredibly liberating. Thanks to the rise of e-commerce, it's easier than ever to start your own business — as long as you have a few skills.

How Tech Startup Accelerators Work

You have a great idea for the next disruptive technology, but you sure could use some cash and advice in order to attract a big-pocket investor. Could an accelerator be the answer?

How does your business structure affect your business taxes?

Congratulations, you're opening your own small business. You'll face many decisions along the way, and one of the most important is determining the best business structure.

How LLC Taxes Work

Forming a limited liability company (LLC) for your business -- a popular option -- may be to your tax advantage. Find out whether it is right for you.

How Small Business Taxes Work

Whether you own a neighborhood coffee shop or a used car dealership that pulls in a few million, you need make sure that you're smart about your taxes (even if you hire a professional). Ready for a quick crash course?

10 Worst Business Decisions Ever Made

It seemed like a good idea when AOL merged with Time Warner. But it wasn't. Here are 10 super bad business decisions and why they seemed really great back in the day.

10 Companies That Completely Reinvented Themselves

Not every buggy whip company died with the advent of the motorcar. Some nimble businesses are able to reinvent themselves to keep pace with modern life. You might be surprised at what some of today's biggest companies used to do.

10 Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networking

Hate the idea of sheepishly handing out business cards to strangers while "selling yourself”? Try these tips for easing the pain.

Does working from home make you less productive?

In February 2013, Yahoo employees found a surprising e-mail in their inboxes –- no more teleworking. Remaining Yahoo folks will start being "physically together" in the office come June. Was decreased productivity behind this now infamous move?

Where to Live After Graduation

Four long years of late nights, daytime naps, and hard studying … or hard partying. Now that you’ve got that fancy piece of paper in hand, you’re ready to take on the world. First order of business: Where should you live?

Infographic: Buy vs. Rent

You're a human. You need a house. Should you buy one or rent one?

Buy vs. Lease

You're buying your first car. Maybe it's your first ever. Should you buy it or lease it?

Prepaid Phone vs. Contract Phone

Prepaid phones are starting to become more popular – sure, you pay more up front, but with the right plan you can really save in the long run. Which one will work best for you?

Dine In vs. Eat Out

In 1940, Americans spent four times more on food eaten at home than on eating out. Today, it's getting close to a 50/50 split. Is the cost of eating out worth the convenience?

Credit vs. Debit

How much do you know about credit and debit cards? What's the difference? Check out this graphic to learn which card is best for you.

How to Create an Action Plan for a New Job

If you're not satisfied with your current job, it may be time to create an action plan. What are some effective strategies for finding the right career?

5 Tips for Setting Up Your Employee Benefits

If someone handed you a 100 dollar bill on the street, you'd take it, right? Same thing goes for employee benefits. Opting in to the right ones could save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars a year.