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Christopher Hann

Christopher Hann

Christopher Hann is a freelance writer in Lebanon Township, N.J., and an adjunct professor of journalism at Rutgers University.

30 Recent Stories

7 Lessons in Harmony for Family Startups

7 Lessons in Harmony for Family Startups

Running a family business can unite members of a family but it can also tear them apart. Here are some tips keeping the peace, both at home and at the office.
April 3, 2014 in Grow Your Business
What Does Your Company Stand For?

What Does Your Company Stand For?

The road to excellence begins with defining and embracing a positive, effective company culture.
March 1, 2014 in Leadership
How to Know When It's Time to Break Up With a Client

How to Know When It's Time to Break Up With a Client

"Follow the passion; don't follow the dollar," says CEO Harry Herington.
December 2, 2013 in Management & Operations
3 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Clients

3 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Clients

Asking 'power questions' will improve your client relationships.
October 29, 2013 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
How to Keep Your Employees Engaged

How to Keep Your Employees Engaged

Keeping employees invested in their jobs and dedicated to the company vision is one of the seminal workplace -- and maybe the most misunderstood.
October 8, 2013 in Human Resources
Could an In-House Recruiter Be the Key to Success Your Startup Is Missing?

Could an In-House Recruiter Be the Key to Success Your Startup Is Missing?

One entrepreneur shares why he's had greater success--and even saved money--since bringing in an in-house hiring professional.
September 3, 2013 in Hiring Center
What You Can Learn From the Simple Brilliance of Chipotle's Design

What You Can Learn From the Simple Brilliance of Chipotle's Design

The fast food Mexican grill franchise sets a standard for modern restaurants.
August 3, 2013 in Marketing Ideas
Lori Greiner's Advice on How to Get Your Invention on Store Shelves

Lori Greiner's Advice on How to Get Your Invention on Store Shelves

The 'Shark Tank' investor and inventor of over 400 products offers her advice to move your product from idea to sales.
August 1, 2013 in Marketing Basics
Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

As a startup you face plenty of competition. Here are five methods for facing off against your rivals and coming out on top.
July 10, 2013 in Business Ideas
The Art of Efficiency: How to Do One Thing at a Time

The Art of Efficiency: How to Do One Thing at a Time

Energy levels rise and dip every 90 minutes, here is how to make the most of your time.
July 1, 2013 in Productivity

The Benefits of Belonging to a CEO Group

How joining an executive peer group can help you better manage your businesses.
June 26, 2013 in Leadership
The Social Media Rules for CEOs

The Social Media Rules for CEOs

Twitter, Facebook and Youtube are usually the domain of one of your employees, but if want to get involved, here are the things you should consider.
June 11, 2013 in Social Media
How to Know If You Need to Patent Your Product

How to Know If You Need to Patent Your Product

You are ready to introduce your invention to the world, but first you should consider whether your new product requires a patent to help make it commercially viable.
May 22, 2013 in Legal Center
How to Cut Through the Clutter and Make the Best Decisions

How to Cut Through the Clutter and Make the Best Decisions

Making clear-headed decisions is the ability to see beyond your entrenched biases and move your business forward. Here's how to do it.
May 7, 2013 in Growth Strategies
How to Turn Customers into Brand Ambassadors

How to Turn Customers into Brand Ambassadors

How a little bit of personal attention can go a long way with customer loyalty.
April 29, 2013 in Branding
Finding the Right Hire for Your Company

Finding the Right Hire for Your Company

How do you make sure new hires will mesh well with your other employees and with your company's culture?
April 16, 2013 in Hiring Center
3 Tips to Make the Most of Meetings

3 Tips to Make the Most of Meetings

Advice on how to make staff meetings more effective.
March 13, 2013 in Leadership
Tips for Getting Your Product in Big Box Stores

Tips for Getting Your Product in Big Box Stores

To you get big-box retailers to stock your product, know your competition, hone your pitch and be prepared.
January 24, 2013 in Sales
How Your Failures Can Help You Succeed

How Your Failures Can Help You Succeed

Failure is inevitable, but is there a right way to go wrong? An open mindset and a willingness to learn from mistakes can be all that stand between glorious comeback and utter collapse.
January 23, 2013 in Growth Strategies
How to Figure Out Exactly What Your Customers Want

How to Figure Out Exactly What Your Customers Want

The majority of companies don't know which of their products and services are most valued by the people who pay for them -- here's how to get it right.
December 19, 2012 in Market Research
Health-Food Business Taps Into its Native American Roots

Health-Food Business Taps Into its Native American Roots

A PGA player tees off to improve Native American health.
December 1, 2012 in Business Ideas
How to Earn Your Employees' Respect

How to Earn Your Employees' Respect

Lessons from a CEO who worked his way up through the ranks.
November 21, 2012 in Managing Employees
4 Ways to Triumph Over Your Fears and Get Things Done

4 Ways to Triumph Over Your Fears and Get Things Done

Psychologist Linda Sapadin presents an action plan for addressing your fears.
October 31, 2012 in Magazine
How to Overcome Your Fears and Move Your Business Forward

How to Overcome Your Fears and Move Your Business Forward

The business world can be a frightening place. But entrepreneurs need to learn to face down their fears if they want to keep their enterprises moving forward.
October 31, 2012 in Business Management
What to Look for When Renting Office Space

What to Look for When Renting Office Space

Choosing a space for your business is a big decision, especially for startups. Here are the things you should consider because signing a lease.
October 25, 2012 in Startup Basics
Online Pioneer Steve Case on the Future of Entrepreneurship

Online Pioneer Steve Case on the Future of Entrepreneurship

Steve Case emerged from the most maligned merger in American business history to become one of the nation's leading proponents of entrepreneurship.
October 23, 2012 in Profiles
What's the Best Way to Monitor Your Distribution System?

What's the Best Way to Monitor Your Distribution System?

Tips on how to manage your relationship with your distributor.
October 18, 2012 in Management & Operations
How to Find a Distributor for Your Product

How to Find a Distributor for Your Product

Expert advice for finding a product distributor: listen to your customers.
September 6, 2012 in Success Stories
How to Find a Manufacturer For Your Product

How to Find a Manufacturer For Your Product

Choosing the right manufacturing partner is one of the most important decisions to make as a startup. Here are tips to find a winner right out of the gate.
July 31, 2012 in Product Development
Cutthroat vs. Cooperative: How Do You View Competition?

Cutthroat vs. Cooperative: How Do You View Competition?

It's tempting to try to steamroll the competition. But sometimes a spirit of cooperation is in order.
July 30, 2012 in Leadership

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