Chris Penttila is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist who covers workplace issues on her blog, Workplacediva.blogspot.com.
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Has your business lost momentum? Could be time to pinpoint your sacred cowsand put 'em out to pasture.
If you want to start your own business, you'd better make sure you're in shape for it--emotionally, mentally and financially. Our three entrepreneurial fitness tests will help you see if you've got wh
If you're outsourcing projects right and left, make sure the information you need is rolling back to you.
Entrepreneur Startups Magazine
From advertising to zeroing in on your first customers, our A-to-Z list of essential startup steps includes everything you need to do to get your business off the ground.
Should a prospective employee's credit history determine whether he or she gets the job?
Tips from Experts
In today's economy, bright ideas are what it takes to land a sale. So we went to the source--to salespeople at super-successful companies--to provide you with surefire tips for selling.
Payroll tax is likely the tax you most want to have cut, but will it ever happen?
Motivation and Retention
Better work on keeping your top-notch talent now--while it's still an employers' job market.
Should the office hotshot be your next manager? Only if he or she really has the right stuff.
More and more companies are hiring virtual interns. But is this a good thing for everyone involved?
Will proposed pension plan changes help your company--or hurt your employees?
Find out which style maven has the best shot at claiming Martha Stewart's crown.
Never mind the dismal economy. Escape to a world of champagne wishes and caviar dreams, where you'll find rich opportunities to start a luxury business.
Motivation and Retention
If you want to hire fresh talent, you'll have to pay them more. But what will your existing staff say?
Job-seekers are taking "good for now" positions, but is it good enough for those who hire them?
If you work your employees to the bone and still aren't seeing any rise in productivity, speed may not be the only answer.
Would employees get more done if they were unavailable every now and then?
California has made paid family leave law. Will the rest of the nation follow?
May be worth its weight in gold when it comes to cutting insurance costs.
Management & Operations
Don't let the big boxes win without a fight. There's plenty of room for start-ups to make their mark in retail.
Pretending you didn't get their resumes is no way to deal with rejection. Applicants need to know when it's over.
As tempting as technology is, your employees can only handle so much of it.