Gwen Moran is a freelance writer and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010).
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Holiday parties can be a minefield. But, with a few simple tweaks, you can have fun and curb potentially bad behavior.
Educate employees and inspire innovation by incorporating your own version of the job-swap techniques big companies use.
5 factors to consider before handing over a pink slip because of a white lie.
Grow Your Business
How one entrepreneur put a new spin on an old concept and created a way to help fellow business owners.
From enhancing daily interactions to finding more efficient ways of accomplishing tasks, the right office seating approach can make a big difference in your business.
Apps & Software
Calm.com provides online zen for the stressed.
Are these habits hurting your influence in the workplace? An expert tells you how to identify and correct them.
Strategies for dealing with family employees who've become too much to bear.
While inherited characteristics may give some an edge, leaders require skill development and training. Here are four essential leadership traits that are a combination of nature and nurture.
Grow Your Business
Calculated decision-making is essential for entrepreneurs while recklessness puts you and your company at risk. Here are four traits to watch for to prevent dangerous decision-making and its damage.
Payments & Collections
The expense and time it takes to get money deposited can gouge a company's profit margins. Jay Bhattacharya decided to address nearly every pain point in the transaction process.
Grow Your Business
Now in its third year, Chicago Ideas Week eclectic program attracts world leaders and nearly 30,000 attendees in search of creativity and new ideas. Heres a look at how they did it.
If everyone looks, acts and thinks the same, you could be missing important business opportunities. Here's how you can recruit and retain a more diverse employee group.
The impact that different personality types have on leadership style.
Unpakt takes part of the pain out of moving by allowing customers to compare moving company prices online.
Before you start spending big bucks on an executive coach, check their effectiveness on these four crucial points.
No one is telling you that you are making these management mistakes. Here are ways you could be trashing your culture and killing employee engagement.
Starting a Business
Power Mentors are super successful people who can offer startups a long-view perspective and wide network of contacts and resources. Here are some tips on how to find them.
Unlimited vacation isn't as radical as it sounds. Here are four ways to make the policy work for you.
Maternity leave is nothing new, but should you give dads equal time? These four steps will help you to set a policy that works for your business.
If you suspect that an employee has a drug or alcohol addiction, here are four steps to help protect your business.
When the workplace is filled with drama, employees and productivity suffer. Here are four ways to stomp out the politics and get back to work.
Make your teams more effective by avoiding these three common pitfalls.
You're tweeting, posting, emailing and texting like mad. But are you driving your audience crazy? Possibly, if you're doing these three things.
Cisco's deal to acquire Sourcefire includes retention bonuses for key executives. Is it worth paying your top employees to stay?
Founder Andy Kurtzig calls Pearl.com "the Amazon.com of professional services," and he has plans to expand into the app market.
If you can't correct their bad behavior, there are three types of employees that have to go.
Dogged by a recurring problem in your business? Ask yourself three simple questions to help you get unstuck and back on track.
People, product and passion can help you compete against a giant company in any field.
Motivational speaker Dan Clark shares easy steps you can take to make your life more significant and fulfilling.