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Before You Decide to Scale Your Business, Answer These 4 Questions
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Before You Decide to Scale Your Business, Answer These 4 Questions

If your business is on the verge of explosive growth, make sure it’s in a healthy state before undertaking any major initiatives.
20 Great Workplaces in Tech
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20 Great Workplaces in Tech

The tech sector is still sexy -- and has an abundance of dreamy jobs. These companies have perfected balancing tough, technical work with fun and friendly cultures.
How to Keep Company Culture Alive After an Acquisition
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How to Keep Company Culture Alive After an Acquisition

When an acquisition occurs, there will without a doubt be nervous employees, an unavoidable side effect. But entrepreneurs can avoid mass confusion and panic by following these five tips.
How to Avoid the Sophomore Slump
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How to Avoid the Sophomore Slump

Once a startup tops 100 employees, things start to take off -- or fall apart. Here is how to ensure success while ramping up.
Why Learning From Successes Trumps Learning From Failure
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Why Learning From Successes Trumps Learning From Failure

Some of the most successful people espouse the 'fail fast, fail often' achievement approach. But there is another philosophy applied much less frequently which promotes the concept of learning from successes instead.
Stuck? 5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Gain a Fresh Perspective.
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Stuck? 5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Gain a Fresh Perspective.

For those struggling to innovate, here are five ways entrepreneurs can start identifying new ideas that can rapidly accelerate their business.
7 Rules for Talking With Gatekeepers
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7 Rules for Talking With Gatekeepers

An experienced gatekeeper is adept at screening cold calls and recognizing sales professionals who attempt to reach the decisions makers without an appointment. Here is how to get past them.
Can You Really Measure and Shape Culture? (Infographic)
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Can You Really Measure and Shape Culture? (Infographic)

See how small-business owners assessed the strength of their company's culture. Plus, discover ways to improve a workspace through changes to the environment.
When Working on Personal Goals, Competition Is Beside the Point
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When Working on Personal Goals, Competition Is Beside the Point

Comparing yourself to others is often just a distraction when it comes to achieving self-improvement. Winning isn't everything.
The Smart Move for Growing Companies Is to Always Be Recruiting Talent
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The Smart Move for Growing Companies Is to Always Be Recruiting Talent

By keeping your list of potential new hires evergreen you are well positioned whether business gets abruptly better or a hole on your team abruptly opens.
'Dear Mr. Human': United Airlines Suffers Another Embarrassing Customer Service Blunder
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'Dear Mr. Human': United Airlines Suffers Another Embarrassing Customer Service Blunder

A customer service letter addressed 'Dear Mr. Human' follows another dispatch last July in which various automated fields had been left completely blank.
The Ethics Coach on the Secret to Hiring Honest Employees
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The Ethics Coach on the Secret to Hiring Honest Employees

Also: How to maintain workplace confidentiality.
The 10 Biggest Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)
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The 10 Biggest Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)

Here's what's slowing your team down at work.
Should You Split Your Company? What HP's Big Move Can Teach Entrepreneurs.
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Should You Split Your Company? What HP's Big Move Can Teach Entrepreneurs.

There is a serious lesson in the behemoth's big move that should prompt entrepreneurs to ask three questions about their businesses.
What's in Store for Christmas? Depends Who You Ask.
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What's in Store for Christmas? Depends Who You Ask.

As retail experts begin to unwrap their holiday forecasts, the shaky economic recovery is delivering some mixed signals.
3 Tips for Not Stumbling When Your Startup Is Poised to Scale
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3 Tips for Not Stumbling When Your Startup Is Poised to Scale

Size is a consideration all of its own. A company ready to grow has to carefully examine what got it to that point to determine if it is still useful.
7 Ways to Unlock Your Company's Creative Juices
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7 Ways to Unlock Your Company's Creative Juices

If entrepreneurial companies are to thrive, then creativity has to become a major component of their DNA.
Don't Drive Your Business Without Data
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Don't Drive Your Business Without Data

When you have good information about your customers, innovation can result.
With a Little Focus You Can Turn Workplace Distractions to Your Advantage
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With a Little Focus You Can Turn Workplace Distractions to Your Advantage

People and technology will always tug at your attention. Dealing with it constructively is far more productive than wishing nothing competed for your focus.
The 5 Most Powerful Economic Empires of All Time
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The 5 Most Powerful Economic Empires of All Time

Over the course of human history, certain civilizations developed huge advantages against their rivals. In chronological order, here are the five most dominant economic empires the world has seen so far.
The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies
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The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies

How do you generate the most profit with the least effort? How do you maximize margins without sacrificing quality? Here, we explain.
How to Determine What You Should Charge Customers
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How to Determine What You Should Charge Customers

Ask these five questions to get a better sense of how much you should be charging.
Listen and Learn From These 9 Emerging Entrepreneurial Podcasters
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Listen and Learn From These 9 Emerging Entrepreneurial Podcasters

These podcasts use the radio format to deliver ideas and inspiration tailored to the needs, and schedules, of entrepreneurs.
How Watching the Movie 'Frozen' 1,000 Times Helped Me Build My Business
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How Watching the Movie 'Frozen' 1,000 Times Helped Me Build My Business

Inspiration to take a new tack comes from a fanciful source.
How to Make Hiring Less of a Headache
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How to Make Hiring Less of a Headache

Teamwork makes the dream work. When the right talent is working together, magic can happen -- but only if you know how to spot greatness and hire it.
Are You Really Listening to Your Customers?
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Are You Really Listening to Your Customers?

Core client service issues often fall through the cracks. Talking to those who purchase your products is a vital entrepreneurial opportunity.
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