Christopher Hann

Christopher Hann

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

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7 Lessons in Harmony for Family Startups
Grow Your Business

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.
What Does Your Company Stand For?
Leadership

What Does Your Company Stand For?

The road to excellence begins with defining and embracing a positive, effective company culture.
How to Know When It's Time to Break Up With a Client
Management & Operations

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.
3 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Clients
Customer Loyalty and Retention

3 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Clients

Asking 'power questions' will improve your client relationships.
How to Keep Your Employees Engaged
Human Resources

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

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

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

The fast food Mexican grill franchise sets a standard for modern restaurants.
Lori Greiner's Advice on How to Get Your Invention on Store Shelves
Marketing Basics

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.
Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition
Business Ideas

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

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.
Leadership

The Benefits of Belonging to a CEO Group

How joining an executive peer group can help you better manage your businesses.
The Social Media Rules for CEOs
Social Media

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.
How to Know If You Need to Patent Your Product
Legal Center

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.
How to Cut Through the Clutter and Make the Best Decisions
Growth Strategies

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.
How to Turn Customers Into Brand Ambassadors
Branding

How to Turn Customers Into Brand Ambassadors

How a little bit of personal attention can go a long way with customer loyalty.
Finding the Right Hire for Your Company
Hiring Center

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?
3 Tips to Make the Most of Meetings
Leadership

3 Tips to Make the Most of Meetings

Advice on how to make staff meetings more effective.
Tips for Getting Your Product in Big Box Stores
Sales

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.
How Your Failures Can Help You Succeed
Growth Strategies

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.
How to Figure Out Exactly What Your Customers Want
Market Research

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.
Health-Food Business Taps Into its Native American Roots
Business Ideas

Health-Food Business Taps Into its Native American Roots

A PGA player tees off to improve Native American health.
How to Earn Your Employees' Respect
Managing Employees

How to Earn Your Employees' Respect

Lessons from a CEO who worked his way up through the ranks.
4 Ways to Triumph Over Your Fears and Get Things Done
Magazine

4 Ways to Triumph Over Your Fears and Get Things Done

Psychologist Linda Sapadin presents an action plan for addressing your fears.
How to Overcome Your Fears and Move Your Business Forward
Business Management

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.
What to Look for When Renting Office Space
Startup Basics

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.
Online Pioneer Steve Case on the Future of Entrepreneurship
Profiles

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.
What's the Best Way to Monitor Your Distribution System?
Management & Operations

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

Tips on how to manage your relationship with your distributor.
How to Find a Distributor for Your Product
Success Stories

How to Find a Distributor for Your Product

Expert advice for finding a product distributor: listen to your customers.
How to Find a Manufacturer For Your Product
Product Development

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.
Cutthroat vs. Cooperative: How Do You View Competition?
Leadership

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.

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