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The 'George Costanza Defense' to Stealing Trade Secrets
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The 'George Costanza Defense' to Stealing Trade Secrets

When an employee is caught red-handed taking proprietary secrets, some feign ignorance to noncompete agreements. Here's how to handle it.
What to Do When You Lose a Client
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What to Do When You Lose a Client

Losing a client is a disappointment. But it can also be a growth opportunity if you truly listen, learn, and embrace the new possibilities that present themselves.
Yahoo May Buy Brightroll in Billion-Dollar Bid to Bolster Video Ad Sales
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Yahoo May Buy Brightroll in Billion-Dollar Bid to Bolster Video Ad Sales

The 8-year-old San Francisco startup Brightroll helps leading brands target their video ads for the web's biggest video publishers.
9 Reasons to Quit Your Job As Soon As You Can
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9 Reasons to Quit Your Job As Soon As You Can

Life's too short to just stay where you are instead doing everything possible to live a better life.
Should You Offer Free Return Shipping? What to Consider.
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Should You Offer Free Return Shipping? What to Consider.

Our experts weigh in on how to handle this latest shipping challenge.
It Really Pays to Have a Rich Company Culture [Infographic]
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It Really Pays to Have a Rich Company Culture [Infographic]

They say that money can't buy you happiness, but according to the data, employee happiness sure can buy you money, so to speak.
The 4 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language
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The 4 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language

Communication is key to achieving your goals. These words can help influence your most important correspondences.
A Startup That Tastes Good and Does Good
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A Startup That Tastes Good and Does Good

Greyston Bakery has a social mission that's baked in to the business itself.
When You Should Work for Free (Yes, Seriously)
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When You Should Work for Free (Yes, Seriously)

A look at when should you use free as a strategy and how can you best leverage it.
5 Pointers for Selecting a Site for Your Business
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5 Pointers for Selecting a Site for Your Business

Choosing the right location for a company can be a challenge. Weigh the community, the competition and costs.
Inspire Performance by Providing Optimum Feedback
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Inspire Performance by Providing Optimum Feedback

Aim for for the gold standard when conducting individual reviews. Create an environment where ongoing evaluation is a welcomed aspect of workplace culture not a loathsome ritual.
How Telematics Has Completely Revolutionized the Management of Fleet Vehicles
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How Telematics Has Completely Revolutionized the Management of Fleet Vehicles

A glance at UPS shows how they do it better than anyone, and how you can streamline the operation of your own company vehicles.
The Beauty of the GPS Tracker
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The Beauty of the GPS Tracker

It can track vehicle location, real-time movement and driver performance, dramatically increasing efficiency.
4 Things You Need to Know About Commercial Vehicle Insurance
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4 Things You Need to Know About Commercial Vehicle Insurance

We correct some of the most common misconceptions.
5 Ecommerce Mistakes to Avoid During the Holiday Season
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5 Ecommerce Mistakes to Avoid During the Holiday Season

The latter part of the year can bring in tons of business, so don't drop the ball by committing one of these errors.
This 'Rule' Can Help Uncover Your Creativity
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This 'Rule' Can Help Uncover Your Creativity

Sometimes, more volume equals higher quality.
Match the Right Communication Type to the Occasion
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Match the Right Communication Type to the Occasion

Select the correct method by weighing the task at hand, the recipient, a message's urgency and the potential risk of a misunderstanding.
4 Success Strategies I Took From the NFL to My Business
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4 Success Strategies I Took From the NFL to My Business

No matter what game you're playing, the winning formula is preparation, teamwork and a hunger to learn more.
6 Qualities Smart Businesses Strive to Embody
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6 Qualities Smart Businesses Strive to Embody

These days, it's not enough to have a product or service people like and treat your customers well.
Shark Tank Star Robert Herjavec on the 5 Worst Sales Sins
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Shark Tank Star Robert Herjavec on the 5 Worst Sales Sins

Do you walk around asking potential clients 'What can I do to win your business?' Don't.
Leverage Honest Reviews to Rack Up New Customers
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Leverage Honest Reviews to Rack Up New Customers

Candid feedback from past clients can prompt potential buyers to move forward with a purchase.
Revamp Your Approach to Monthly One-to-One Meetings
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Revamp Your Approach to Monthly One-to-One Meetings

During those regular gatherings to discuss individual employee performance and goals, vary the setting, format and agenda for better results.
Taking Stock of Feelings to Make Business Decisions
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Taking Stock of Feelings to Make Business Decisions

Anyone can learn how to access intuition and make better calls.
5 Things You Need to Do Before Selling Your Company
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5 Things You Need to Do Before Selling Your Company

Taking care of a few key matters will help you get the most out of your business.
Lessons From a Family Business 5 Generations Strong
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Lessons From a Family Business 5 Generations Strong

An Idaho banker reflects on the values that have passed, along with the bank, from parent to child for more than a century.
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