Chris Penttila

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

Mind Games

How to deal with an employee you suspect has a psychiatric disorder.

Mine, All Mine!

Think you should have complete control over your company? Think again.

Hiring Stay-at-Home Moms

Looking to hire? Hire stay-at-home moms.

Small-Business Answer Book

Get the answers to your crucial business questions in the last of our three-part series.
Growth Strategies

Creating Community at Your Office

Your employees are feeling more socially isolated. Should you help?

Just Checking

Should you conduct ongoing background checks on your employees?

Driving Factor

Keep gas prices from pushing employees over the edge.

Promoting on a Budget

Not sure what to spend marketing your business? Here are some quick tips on developing a marketing budget.
Starting a Business

Choosing a Business Loan Type

When you're in the market for business financing, determining what kind of loan you can qualify for is the first step.
Marketing

Improving Online Customer Service

If your orders are down, you might need to boost your e-commerce customer service.
Starting a Business

Raising and Lowering Prices

How do you know when to adjust your prices? These quick tips will help you determine the right timing for your business.
Starting a Business

Setting Your Entrepreneurial Salary

Deciding how much to pay yourself is one of the trickier questions facing business owners.
Finance

Tips for Lowering Business Taxes

If your taxes are killing you, here are 5 quick tips for finding more deductions and lower business tax costs.
Starting a Business

Changing Your Business Name

Before you undertake a serious decision like changing your business name, consider these four factors.
Technology

Keep Up-to-Date With Business Tech

Consider these four tips when trying to stay current with today's ever-changing tech.