March 2014 Issue
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You may not know their names yet, but you will.
From encouraging dissenting voices to showing compassion, here are tips for leading with purpose and poise.
Breaking down the value of good leadership into dollars and sense.
Overlords of their own fiefdoms and overseers of inflated budgets and staffs, these type of managers can kill your company. Here's what every leader needs to know to take down the takeover artists.
There's evidence that power actually changes the way the brain sees others, decreasing recognition of others' concerns.
Are champions born or are they made?
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.
There are some many unspoken issues that the process can feel smarmy, so it's important to get a few things on the table.
The Future of Wine
A new bond concept tells vintners how much their wine is worth before it's bottled
Forget the McMansion. Tumbleweed Tiny House Company offers 21 floor plans for houses starting at 117 square feet.
New workplace trends include movable walls, outdoor spaces and sometimes no office at all.
An optical company projects an image of quality, integrity and customer service
Packaging of the Month
Michael J. Mauboussin, head of global financial strategies at Credit Suisse, explores what results in success.
Entrepreneurial retreats can be a great way to step back from your business for a new perspective, learn from experts and other entrepreneurs, and just refresh your brain.
How do you respond when an employee lashes out on Twitter?
Ask a Pro
To Catch a Thief
Q: I suspect one of my employees is skimming from the cash register. What can I do?
In lieu of a stand alone website, a Facebook page may work for your business. But only if it's done right.
Steps to Greatness
The value-based laptop/tablet workhorse has arrived
Ask A Geek
Despite what you may have heard, for many businesses, daily updates don't make sense.
Gainsight, a customer-success management company, helps increase customer retention for small but quickly growing companies.
Ask the Money Guy
Q &A: What determines the value of my company when I go to sell?
What determines the value of my company when I go to sell?
Three questions to ask yourself when deciding whether or not you should take an investment from a company.
Prefundia offers investors a sneak peek at your idea before the funding search begins.
Win or lose, entering a contest can be a good way to meet investors. But let's be honest -- it's better to win.
CPAs reveal the big IRS no-no's committed by 'treps
Q and A
Green Cash for Green Ideas
A Chicago trust helps 'treps launch sustainable businesses
Police your own alcohol intake with a smartphone breathalyzer
Who Has VC?
The Voice of Millennials
Investors bet big on PolicyMic's social sharing strategy
A singular focus helps Chicken Salad Chick thrive
These 57 newbies all started franchising in the past five years.
Don Robinson has been an independent restaurant owner -- twice -- but has come to the realization that being a franchisee plays to his strengths.
The landscape may still be dominated by big-box gyms, but smaller more niche services are quickly gaining ground.