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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.

16 Recent Stories

How to Play to Your Company's Strengths

How to Play to Your Company's Strengths

Companies tend to be predisposed toward sales or technology, but rarely both. Still, you can make the most of your company's DNA.
June 26, 2012 in Leadership
How to Work With Relatives Without Driving Each Other Crazy

How to Work With Relatives Without Driving Each Other Crazy

Consider these secrets from a fourth generation company for managing a family business.
May 26, 2012 in Family Business
Can You Evolve From Control Freak to Emotionally Intelligent Leader?

Can You Evolve From Control Freak to Emotionally Intelligent Leader?

As your company grows, you can transition from startup entrepreneur to coach and mentor. Hint: It starts with trust.
March 26, 2012 in Leadership
How an Austin Barbershop Built Its Brand

How an Austin Barbershop Built Its Brand

How one Texas barbershop chain built relationships with customers based on a strong company identity -- and beer.
March 20, 2012 in Branding
How to Write Off Your Car or Truck for Business

How to Write Off Your Car or Truck for Business

It's tax season -- time to ponder that annual conundrum: How much of my vehicle usage can I claim as a business expense?
February 28, 2012 in Business Travel
Barbara Corcoran's Leadership Style: Rainbows and Steel-Toe Boots

Barbara Corcoran's Leadership Style: Rainbows and Steel-Toe Boots

Case study: Barbara Corcoran's business management style is uniquely her own.
February 22, 2012 in Leadership
Leadership Lessons from the Top of the Org Chart

Leadership Lessons from the Top of the Org Chart

Forget the so-called gurus. Learn from the people worth quoting.
February 22, 2012 in Leadership
Why You Should Ditch Your Annual Budget

Why You Should Ditch Your Annual Budget

If your business needs to be nimble, a rolling forecast is a better bet than an annual budget.
January 30, 2012 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?

Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?

A professor of business ethics advises on if and when to allow employees to moonlight on startups of their own.
December 24, 2011 in Managing Employees
When to Let Employees Work from Home

When to Let Employees Work from Home

Telecommuting can be a vital recruiting tool, if you plan ahead and create the right culture for your company. Here's how.
December 2, 2011 in Managing Employees
How to Maintain Clients' Trust While Managing a Crisis

How to Maintain Clients' Trust While Managing a Crisis

Don't wait until trouble hits to plan a response to an emergency. Here are some long- and short-term strategies to help you weather any storm.
November 8, 2011 in Insurance
How to Know When to Hire a CFO

How to Know When to Hire a CFO

More than the usual trouble sleeping at night is just one indicator that it's time to bring in an experienced executive to bring order to your firm's finances.
October 4, 2011 in Cash Flow & Money Management
The Importance of Office Aesthetics

The Importance of Office Aesthetics

How should startup entrepreneurs with limited resources furnish their work space? Start with common sense and consider your company culture.
September 12, 2011 in Business Management
The Benefits of Bringing in an Advisory Board

The Benefits of Bringing in an Advisory Board

Whether you have a startup or an established business, outside expertise can help you grow.
July 26, 2011 in Startup Basics
Finding Customers Ahead of a Startup Launch

Finding Customers Ahead of a Startup Launch

Lining up buyers in advance of launch can be challenging for a new company. But finding the right ones--and capitalizing on them--can go a long way toward ensuring early success.
July 26, 2011 in Magazine
Lessons Learned from Failed Mergers

Lessons Learned from Failed Mergers

Buying or selling a company? Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes in these business transactions.
June 21, 2011 in Growth Strategies
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