Chris Penttila

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

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.
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Keeping Your Business Model Flexible

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

Healing Hands

How some states are easing the health-insurance burden

Déjà Vu, All Over Again

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

Opposites Attract

A look behind the seemingly random world of acquisitions
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Keep It Simple

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

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

Fine-tune your business with our ideas for simplifying and streamlining your operations.
Growth Strategies

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.

Easy Target?

Budget-cutters in Congress have set their sights on the SBA.
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Office Romances Could Be Bad for Business

One person's promotion is another's harassment claim.

Bound & Gagged

How will the battle over mandatory binding arbitration affect you?