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Does Social Responsibility Hurt a Company's Bottom Line?
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Does Social Responsibility Hurt a Company's Bottom Line?

For better returns, should you invest in businesses engaged in social responsibility, or those on the opposite end of the spectrum?
7 Ways to Keep Your Team Hungry
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7 Ways to Keep Your Team Hungry

Startups are notorious for having long hours, a lot of bumps in the road and many projects occurring simultaneously. When times get tough and your team is down, here are seven ways to keep them motivated.
The Top 10 Ways to Remove BS From Your Business
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The Top 10 Ways to Remove BS From Your Business

Don't let these common roadblocks slow down your startup's progress.
Square Rolls Out New Analytics Suite
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Square Rolls Out New Analytics Suite

Staying competitive following Amazon's announcement of its first mobile card reader, Square unveils new features.
5 Steps Toward Building Influence as a Great Thought Leader
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5 Steps Toward Building Influence as a Great Thought Leader

Ready to share insights on a topic you're well versed in? You may fortify your company's reputation as well as your personal brand.
How to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Startup Success
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How to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Startup Success

People working remotely can save an entrepreneur time. It's up to you to screen and manage them to suit your needs.
Keeping Score Matters, But Not How You Think
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Keeping Score Matters, But Not How You Think

Tracking your progress is important to self-improvement, but beware letting others be the referee.
The 4 Basics of Making Money on the Internet
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The 4 Basics of Making Money on the Internet

Used improperly, the web can be a black hole -- one in which you dump tens of thousands of dollars without results.
Oh, Shut Up and Listen Already
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Oh, Shut Up and Listen Already

It's the bane of your work life. That crucial idea you have isn't being heard by a particular someone. Here are some tips on how to follow up.
It's Inevitable That Good Employees Will Leave, So Plan for It
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It's Inevitable That Good Employees Will Leave, So Plan for It

When a valued employee leaves, it upsets the team and feels like getting dumped. But turnover happens when you hire smart, talented people.
5 Secrets of a Jerk-Free Workplace
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5 Secrets of a Jerk-Free Workplace

It's just like obscenity. You can recognize jerks but the definition is hard to put into words. It's even harder to keep them out of your business.
The One Executive Position Every Startup Now Needs to Fill Today
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The One Executive Position Every Startup Now Needs to Fill Today

Uber's recent hiring is a wakeup call to those idealistic enough to believe they don't need to fight City Hall.
10 Things Great Talent Always Does
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10 Things Great Talent Always Does

Recruiting top performers for your company can multiply its success.
Looking to Be Everywhere, Uber Opens Its API to Big-Name Companies
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Looking to Be Everywhere, Uber Opens Its API to Big-Name Companies

The ridesharing company has released a feature that allows third-party companies like Trip Advisor, Starbucks and United Airlines to embed the Uber service into their own mobile applications.
The Best Approach to Bringing on Contracted Workers
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The Best Approach to Bringing on Contracted Workers

When entrepreneurs just need to bring on temporary employees for short-term projects, what is the best approach -- 1099 or W2?
How CFOs Have Evolved From Bookkeeping Into Corporate Leaders
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How CFOs Have Evolved From Bookkeeping Into Corporate Leaders

Chief financial officers increasingly are the executives charged with setting the stage for growth.
The Ethics Coach on Managing a Sticky-Fingered Staff
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The Ethics Coach on Managing a Sticky-Fingered Staff

It all comes back to communication.
Putting Off Your Succession Plan? Don't.
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Putting Off Your Succession Plan? Don't.

What if you die? What if you want to take a year-long sabbatical to Africa? Training and succession planning can ensure your company’s long-term survival.
5 Questions Great Managers Need to Ask Themselves Daily
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5 Questions Great Managers Need to Ask Themselves Daily

No company can succeed in executing its bold strategies if the basics aren't being taken care of. Here's how to make sure you stay on track.
The Importance of Developing an Entrepreneurial Backbone
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The Importance of Developing an Entrepreneurial Backbone

Business owners and employees can increase individual and organizational capacity and agility by focusing on these five key elements.
Culture Really Does Eat Strategy for Breakfast
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Culture Really Does Eat Strategy for Breakfast

Just ask Target, General Motors and the Veterans Affairs Department
Even Superman Needs to Be Clark Kent Some of the Time
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Even Superman Needs to Be Clark Kent Some of the Time

Considering launching a business? Remember this: You can phase in pursuing your entrepreneurship bid while still keeping that day job.
5 Ways to Get What You Actually Want From an RFP
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5 Ways to Get What You Actually Want From an RFP

Complex purchases aren’t so much about a product or service as they are about an outcome, a trajectory, a solution or a promise. To gain the right offer from a vendor, ask the right questions and look in the right places.
The 10 Most Common Brand Licensing Mistakes
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The 10 Most Common Brand Licensing Mistakes

Licensing is a potentially lucrative path for product development and marketing but also a complex, often fraught, partnership.
How to Intentionally Build Your Company Culture (Rather Than Leave It to Chance)
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How to Intentionally Build Your Company Culture (Rather Than Leave It to Chance)

Whether you see it or not, culture is a big deal for several reasons, including your employees' satisfaction.
7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Exhibiting at a Trade Show
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7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Exhibiting at a Trade Show

Do it right, and a trade show can lead to more funding, new customers and lots of buzz.
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