Chris Penttila

Chris Penttila is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist who covers workplace issues on her blog, Workplacediva.blogspot.com.

Rumor Has It...

Relying on blogs and fan sites can shed some light on public opinion, but read them with a grain of salt.

Just Say No

Providing great service is vital to your business, but so is knowing where to draw the line.

Keep It Clean

With the recent rash of tainted imports, how can you be sure your goods are safe? Being vigilant is your best antidote.

Buh-Bye

Say hello to a better way of firing problem employees.

I Spy a Secret

Got a skeleton in your closet? Bring it out before seeking VC.
Growth Strategies

Shades of Green

With more large companies going green, the entire industry is under scrutiny.

Are You Game?

Gaming racks up points as the work model of the future.

Grow Your Business By Tapping New Resources

Partnering with other entrepreneurial companies can help all of you bulk up and throw your collective weight around.
Entrepreneurs

Minority Women Entrepreneurs: A Major Presence

Minority-owned women's businesses are growing at a fast clip. What's going on, and what does it mean for the U.S. economy?

D'oh!

Sure, hindsight is 20/20, but foresight could be, too. Here's how you can catch more business blunders before they happen.

Temper, Temper!

That employee who came to work today in a bad mood could actually be a very good thing for your company.

Creative License?

A recent court ruling could put a damper on licensing.

Money in the Bank

Possible changes coming in small business checking accounts.

Check Mate

Your competitor has just been taken over by a huge corporation. To stay ahead of the game, what should your next move be?

Hire Away

How to bring new hands on deck--and keep them there.