Chris Penttila

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

Growth Strategies

Check 'Em Out on MySpace

Social networking sites spark unofficial background checks.

Stuff It

Why some consumers just say no to new purchases
Growth Strategies

How to Prepare for a Pandemic

Prepare your business for the outbreak of bird flu or any other possible pandemic before you're really in trouble.

Running for Cover

Should you eliminate health coverage entirely or limit it to a few key employees?
Marketing

Create a Product Your Customers Will Want

Are more features what your customers really want? Try to make your product do too much, and it may end up doing nothing at all.
Starting a Business

Startup Smarts

The recipe for success: Keep it simple.
Growth Strategies

Keeping a Project Archive

What was that awesome thing you did for that one project last year? Don't know? You need to start keeping a project archive.
Growth Strategies

How Does the EEOC Fare in the Discrimination Wars?

The EEOC just passed a milestone, but we're still striving for workplace equality.

Give a Little

For one international entrepreneur, giving back is just part of smart business.

Supporting Cast

Creating accessories for a hot-selling product line can be the path to quick riches, but it's also a very risky business.

Shhhh!

Can holding your tongue help you gain big-name clients?

Stuck in Neutral

Where is the SMB revolution?

Musical Chairs?

The trend in boardrooms is to nix a seat--COO.

Don't Kid

Would you consider banning little ones from your location?

Perfect Casting

To truly unlock your employees' talents, you need to understand who they are and what roles best suit them.