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Attention Entrepreneurs: Compromise, But Never Compromise Your Standards
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Attention Entrepreneurs: Compromise, But Never Compromise Your Standards

A cautionary tale, and some questions to consider when collaborating and facing a major compromise.
The 5 Myths of Mastering Profit Margins
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The 5 Myths of Mastering Profit Margins

Of course you want the fattest profit margin you can earn, so don't undercut yourself trying to achieve it.
These Corporations Ensure Their Longevity by Being Good Neighbors
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These Corporations Ensure Their Longevity by Being Good Neighbors

Around the world, organizations are doing good things to revitalize the places where they reside.
5 Steps to Writing a Best-Selling Book
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5 Steps to Writing a Best-Selling Book

Author of book on inventing shares his secrets that landed his book near the top of an Amazon chart.
No Matter What You're Selling, This Strategy Should Do the Trick
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No Matter What You're Selling, This Strategy Should Do the Trick

Selling has very little to do with what you sell and everything to do with how you sell yourself.
Passion, Persistence and Red Lipstick
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Passion, Persistence and Red Lipstick

Three things that will transform any woman into an entrepreneur.
When It Is --and Isn't -- Worth Meeting in Person
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When It Is --and Isn't -- Worth Meeting in Person

Strategic investment in travel can save both money and time.
How to Stay Productive Working From Home
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How to Stay Productive Working From Home

Distractions are plentiful when you are home, and often it’s only the most disciplined who can remain productive and efficient.
7 Reasons Why Trademarks Are Important to Your Business
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7 Reasons Why Trademarks Are Important to Your Business

Trademarks are inexpensive to obtain and grow in value as your business grows. It is never too early to trademark your brand
Why Are You Working So Hard?
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Why Are You Working So Hard?

The latest technological advances promise increased efficiency and productivity but have prompted even more labor. Here's one entrepreneur's solution.
Want Your Business to Grow? Help Your Employees Succeed.
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Want Your Business to Grow? Help Your Employees Succeed.

We’ve all heard the saying that 'a team is only as strong as its weakest link,' but the number of business leaders choosing to ignore this sentiment is staggering. Don't make this mistake.
What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses
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What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses

Many entrepreneurs may be surprised to learn that federal laws have not addressed sexual-orientation or gender-identity bias inside private companies.
Hire for Potential Not Experience by Asking These 5 Key Questions
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Hire for Potential Not Experience by Asking These 5 Key Questions

Past performance is no longer an accurate proxy for future success. In hiring, the most critical skill is the ability to learn on the fly.
Hiring a Consultant? Shun the 24-Hour Turnaround and Other Hype.
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Hiring a Consultant? Shun the 24-Hour Turnaround and Other Hype.

Any outfit promising a super-speedy turnaround will probably deliver less than optimum results.
This Tool Promises to Find the Best Location for Your Business
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This Tool Promises to Find the Best Location for Your Business

Piinpoint helps businesses choose where to open based on facts, not just intuition.
25 Traits Thriving Entrepreneurs Share
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25 Traits Thriving Entrepreneurs Share

The must-have characteristics needed to start, grow and expand your company.
5 Essentials for Winning Over the Best Investors
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5 Essentials for Winning Over the Best Investors

Startups that thrive manage to eke out the first profits that convince investors to put in the money that grows the company.
4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow When You're Bootstrapping
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4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow When You're Bootstrapping

The wealthiest companies work hard to know where every dime goes. Startups literally cannot afford to do less.
Market Basket's Family Feud Risks a Loss of Its Loyal Following
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Market Basket's Family Feud Risks a Loss of Its Loyal Following

Happy employees and great prices lead to devoted customers, or so the theory goes. A New England supermarket chain may sacrifice all this in a battle of cousins.
Customer-Service Lessons to Glean From Comcast's Snafu
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Customer-Service Lessons to Glean From Comcast's Snafu

Make your client-support process a win for all involved, not excluding those answering the phones.
With a New Direction, Foursquare Rolls Out a New 'Superhero' Logo
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With a New Direction, Foursquare Rolls Out a New 'Superhero' Logo

The location-based social networking platform continues its rebranding efforts with a new logo.
How to Set the Right Tone for Contract Negotiations
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How to Set the Right Tone for Contract Negotiations

Reading the fine-print is important, but big picture items -- and a little humor -- go a long way.
Struggling to Write? Take a Break from Modern Tech, Like These Famous Writers Do (Infographic)
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Struggling to Write? Take a Break from Modern Tech, Like These Famous Writers Do (Infographic)

Perhaps your greatest creative ideas will happen away from the keyboard, pen in hand.
How Music Affects Your Productivity
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How Music Affects Your Productivity

With so much of our work now being done at computers, music has become an important way to 'optimize the boring.' Here's how to do it right.
5 Ways HR Technology Can Improve Performance Reviews
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5 Ways HR Technology Can Improve Performance Reviews

With many unsatisfied with the current setup for giving feedback, find out how software can step into the breach.
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