Chris Penttila

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

30 Recent Stories

Growth Strategies

Buying a Suppliers's Company

Branching out into a new realm of business by buying the assets of a former supplier has its pros and cons. Just ask these entrepreneurs.
Business Strategies

Keeping Your Business Model Flexible

In today's fast-paced marketplace, your business model has to be flexible. Are you up to the challenge?
Growth Strategies

Acquiring a Supplier

Branching out into a new realm of business by buying the assets of a former supplier has its pros and cons. Just ask these entrepreneurs.
Growth Strategies

Going Overboard on Outsourcing

When growing your business, you know you can't do it all on your own. But could you be outsourcing too much?
Entrepreneur Magazine

Healing Hands

How some states are easing the health-insurance burden
Entrepreneur Magazine

Déjà Vu, All Over Again

An entrepreneur learns coming back as CEO requires thinking about business in a new way.
Business Strategies

Keeping Track of Your Credit Score

When growing your business, you know you can't do it all on your own. But could you be outsourcing too much?
Entrepreneur Magazine

Opposites Attract

A look behind the seemingly random world of acquisitions
Time Management and Organization

Keep It Simple

Find your focus: Fine-tune your business with our ideas for simplifying and streamlining your operations.
Hiring Center

Hiring Executives With Experience

Independent companies seek experienced execs to foster new growth.
25 Ways to Simplify Your Business
Growth Strategies

25 Ways to Simplify Your Business

Fine-tune your business with our ideas for simplifying and streamlining your operations.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Easy Target?

Budget-cutters in Congress have set their sights on the SBA.
Employment Law

Office Romances Could Be Bad for Business

One person's promotion is another's harassment claim.
Management & Operations

Tapping Into College Resources

Need R&D capacity but can't afford it? Turn to creative college students who can give you their fresh, unaffected perspectives.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Bound & Gagged

How will the battle over mandatory binding arbitration affect you?
Entrepreneur Magazine

Lead Buzz 12/05

Conducting exit interviews, tracking work time and more
Entrepreneur Magazine

All Shook Up

You can't control disruptive innovations, but you can learn to predict them--and to react to them in a positive way.
Entrepreneur Magazine

The Heat Is On

How long can the U.S. maintain its innovative edge?
Entrepreneur Magazine

High and Dry?

Why Katrina contracts may be out of entrepreneurs' reach
Selling Your Biz

Corporate Earnout

When selling your company, an earnout agreement can seem like an attractive option--but things could get ugly if you're not careful.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Lead Buzz 11/05

Unqualified employees, workplace violence and more
Entrepreneur Magazine

Patent Pending

U.S. patent laws are in flux, so be on the lookout for change.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Lead Buzz 10/05

Busted for off-the-clock work, the cost of employees who smoke, and more
Growth Strategies

How Major Customer Changes Affect You

If a big customer announces a restructuring, you could be in for a major hit, so have a strategy in place to stay in the game.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Mixed Signals

Keep your business alive in an unpredictable economy.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Lead Buzz 09/05

Extending daylight-saving time, extending employee hours and more
Innovation

Are You Ready for Virtual Collaboration?

To keep the floor open for your team's innovative ideas at any time of the day or night, bring your brainstorming online.

18 How-To Sales Secrets

How do stellar sellers work their magic? From cold calls to closing, here are their top secrets to super selling.
Tips from Experts

Behind the Magic

How do stellar sellers work their magic? From the first cold call to closing the deal, discover the top sales secrets of some seriously successful salespeople.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Prayer Meeting

Can employers meet Muslims' requests in the workplace?

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