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Why Franchisees Are on Cybercriminals' Radar
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Why Franchisees Are on Cybercriminals' Radar

With big-name corporations making headlines for data breaches, small franchisees may feel like they wouldn't be a target for hackers. This couldn't be further from the truth.
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Evaluate New Vendors That Will Help the Business Expand
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Evaluate New Vendors That Will Help the Business Expand

Working with others is all about building relationships, and the process of selecting service providers should be focused on finding those who will connect with executives and the company as a whole and stick around for the long haul.
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How to Train a New Employee to Be an All Star
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How to Train a New Employee to Be an All Star

Investing time and attention upfront when someone starts pays big dividends in the long run.
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Want to Ace Your New Year's Resolutions? Remember, Attitude Is Everything.
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Want to Ace Your New Year's Resolutions? Remember, Attitude Is Everything.

Look to the best for examples in how to reach success. Then adopt a pose of positivity.
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These High-Tech Jeans Protect You From Wireless Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud
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These High-Tech Jeans Protect You From Wireless Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud

Tech-savvy pickpocketers beware: These jeans were made for blocking you, and that's just what they'll do.
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5 Ways to Really Get Away From Work During the Holidays
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5 Ways to Really Get Away From Work During the Holidays

Technology has given us the ability to work anywhere, anytime, even during a family dinner. Use these tips to find a balance.
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Winner Announced in National Pitch Room Contest

A husband-and-wife team from Pennsylvania wowed the judges in the Sam Adams' Brewing the American Dream Wild Card Pitch Room competition.
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5 Simple and Effortless Morning Routines You Can Start Tomorrow
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5 Simple and Effortless Morning Routines You Can Start Tomorrow

Avoid waiting for the new year to try new habits. Here are a few things to do as soon as you roll out of bed that will get you energized for the rest of the day.
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The Common Advice Barbara Corcoran and an Astronaut Used to Conquer Fear
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The Common Advice Barbara Corcoran and an Astronaut Used to Conquer Fear

Most people fear public speaking or experience stage fright at the very thought of delivering a presentation because they don't do it very often.
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How the Right Message at the Wrong Time Loses the Sale
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How the Right Message at the Wrong Time Loses the Sale

To communicate effectively with prospects you must recognize where they are in the process of deciding to buy.
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How to Get Customers Raving About Your Brand
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How to Get Customers Raving About Your Brand

The most successful brands have good products and great personality.
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This Epic Office Holiday Party Featured a Massive, Detergent-Soaked Slip 'N' Slide
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This Epic Office Holiday Party Featured a Massive, Detergent-Soaked Slip 'N' Slide

An Australian travel company called Flight Centre may take the cake for 2015's most over-the-top holiday party yet.
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The Biggest Lessons I Learned Working Solo in 2014
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The Biggest Lessons I Learned Working Solo in 2014

From limited partnerships, knowing your worth to effective time management.
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7 Scaling Challenges That Can Sink Even Successful Companies
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7 Scaling Challenges That Can Sink Even Successful Companies

Scaling a company isn't an easy thing to do, so be especially mindful of these pitfalls.
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4 Steps to the Most Productive 15 Minutes of Your Day
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4 Steps to the Most Productive 15 Minutes of Your Day

It is amazing how busy one can feel without being actually productive. It all depends on one word: intentionality.
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5 Easy Ways to Keep Top Performers Happy
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5 Easy Ways to Keep Top Performers Happy

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5 Ways Open Government Data Can Inspire Startup Innovation
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5 Ways Open Government Data Can Inspire Startup Innovation

The best things in life are often free. And that's the case with scores of public information sets.
Entrepreneur's Top 10 Productivity Articles of 2014
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Entrepreneur's Top 10 Productivity Articles of 2014

Busy doesn't always equal productive. These helpful articles, our most-viewed stories on the hot topic this year, illustrate the difference. Check them out to learn how to stay focused and get more done in the year ahead.
Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan
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Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan

There is a downside to putting your business plan on paper. Learn the risks and learn how to protect your interests.
How Knowing Yourself Leads to More Productivity and Efficiency
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How Knowing Yourself Leads to More Productivity and Efficiency

The problem with many plans is that they depend on your changing your life to match what someone else says will work, rather than your understanding yourself well and deciding to budget your time accordingly.
25 Must-Have Free Fonts for Entrepreneurs and Designers
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25 Must-Have Free Fonts for Entrepreneurs and Designers

For a distinctive website or publication, only the right typeface and lettering will do. Here's a roundup of the best at a startup-friendly price point.

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Want to Ace Your New Year's Resolutions? Remember, Attitude Is Everything.
Leadership

Want to Ace Your New Year's Resolutions? Remember, Attitude Is Everything.

Look to the best for examples in how to reach success. Then adopt a pose of positivity.
5 Easy Ways to Keep Top Performers Happy
Managing Employees

5 Easy Ways to Keep Top Performers Happy

Just because employees are amazing at doing their jobs doesn't mean they are happy. Read on to learn how to engage and retain your best staffers.
For Franchises, Small Changes Are a Big Deal
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For Franchises, Small Changes Are a Big Deal

Dealing with changes in operations can be difficult, particularly for a large franchise. Here's how some of the most popular chains are able to do it.
Learning From Leaders of the Past
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Learning From Leaders of the Past

To get a true feel of what comprises a leader, it's crucial to analyze those who came before us.
17 Quick Wins to Boost Your Social-Media Marketing Right Away
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17 Quick Wins to Boost Your Social-Media Marketing Right Away

Take a few minutes to knock a few of these off your list, and you're likely to see gains that go above and beyond the time you've invested.