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7 Steps for Establishing the Right Business Model
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7 Steps for Establishing the Right Business Model

Building a product may be the easy part of a startup. Don't forgot about the other, equally important half of the equation.
McDonald's Franchisees to New CEO: We Need to Get Back to Basics
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McDonald's Franchisees to New CEO: We Need to Get Back to Basics

As the world's largest fast-food chain continues to struggle, newly appointed CEO Steve Easterbrook has a lot on his plate.
Here's a Crazy Idea: Let's Not Just Focus on Profits
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Here's a Crazy Idea: Let's Not Just Focus on Profits

Young professionals say business is too focused on a narrow agenda of profit and product, rather than on improving society by addressing the purpose and people of business.
3 Ways Two Little Words Will Transform Your Business
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3 Ways Two Little Words Will Transform Your Business

A robotic "thanks" does not satisfy the need people have for your sincere appreciation.
7 Home Decor Startup Trends to Watch
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7 Home Decor Startup Trends to Watch

Creating a coherent, polished yet personalized aesthetic no longer requires an expert eye, bundles of free time or a hefty disposable income. Entrepreneurs have entered the game.
The Story of a CEO Who Grew Up on Food Stamps
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The Story of a CEO Who Grew Up on Food Stamps

A businesswoman shares lessons from her hard climb -- from humble beginnings in North Dakota to running an Alabama marketing agency.
Can Recognition Save Your Startup's Toxic Culture?
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Can Recognition Save Your Startup's Toxic Culture?

Dysfunctional conduct may be curbed with some of these strategies. Consider tools to show staffers appreciation and desired behavior to turn things around.
Brands Can Now Buy Insurance to Protect Themselves If a Celeb Spokesperson Goes Nuts
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Brands Can Now Buy Insurance to Protect Themselves If a Celeb Spokesperson Goes Nuts

Celebrity endorsements work when stars behave. Not when they go off the rails on the crazy train. Now AIG wants to come to the rescue with a way for businesses that dance with the stars to cover their butts.
How to Get Past the First-Quarter Blues
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How to Get Past the First-Quarter Blues

With a new year, comes a new product cycle.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey Defends CEO Dick Costolo in Massive Tweetstorm
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Twitter's Jack Dorsey Defends CEO Dick Costolo in Massive Tweetstorm

'There isn't a single person who has been thinking longer about Twitter than @dickc.'
How to Deliver Constructive Feedback With a 'You Suck Sandwich'
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How to Deliver Constructive Feedback With a 'You Suck Sandwich'

Providing criticism to a team member can be a real challenge, especially if done wrong. Here is a simple and easy to remember strategy that will help you avoid uncomfortable confrontations.
Paint by Numbers. Harness the Power of Data Visualization.
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Paint by Numbers. Harness the Power of Data Visualization.

The easiest way to tell an information-dense story may be graphically. And you don't have to be Leonardo da Vinci to create an effective chart or infographic.
7 Key Steps to a Growth Strategy That Works Immediately
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7 Key Steps to a Growth Strategy That Works Immediately

If you don't have a tangible plan, you're actually losing business -- or you're increasing the chance of losing business to competitors.
10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Business
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10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Business

Reframing your thinking can go a long way. A psychologist suggests trying these strategies to get further along the path you've carved out and reach success.
What Tech Companies Are Doing to Bridge the Skills Gap
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What Tech Companies Are Doing to Bridge the Skills Gap

The shortage of workers trained for jobs in the digital economy and sophisticated manufacturing is costly for companies and vexing for the unemployed.
How 'Exploding Kittens' Became the Most-Backed Kickstarter Project
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How 'Exploding Kittens' Became the Most-Backed Kickstarter Project

The card game broke the record previously held by the Reading Rainbow campaign.
Busy Is the Enemy of Productive. Which Are You?
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Busy Is the Enemy of Productive. Which Are You?

Top professionals figure out the difference between these two qualities and spend the lion's share of their time generating results.
The Ins and Outs of Onboarding Employees and Independent Contractors
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The Ins and Outs of Onboarding Employees and Independent Contractors

In the early stages of a business, many founders prefer to engage independent contractors to perform services, as it allows the company to avoid implementing costly payroll processes.
To Pay or Not to Pay on Snow Days
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To Pay or Not to Pay on Snow Days

Weather happens. You better have a policy in place about whether to pay them when Mother Nature gets angry.
With This Exercise, Talk Your Way to Your Best Self
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With This Exercise, Talk Your Way to Your Best Self

Use these conversational techniques to become the best version of you this new year.
Being Active Begins in the Office
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Being Active Begins in the Office

More and more, workplaces are encouraging physical activity. Here's how to help promote wellness in the office.
Are Your Employees in Danger of Suffering Heartbreak?
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Are Your Employees in Danger of Suffering Heartbreak?

It's important to be aware of potential workplace heartbreak that can be and often is caused by unthinking managers.
Want to Be Successful? Quit Being So Positive.
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Want to Be Successful? Quit Being So Positive.

If you're the type of person who only sees the bright side of life, be prepared to not be able to face the reality you need.
Leadership

6 Ways Startup Founders or CEOs Can Stay Accountable

Set up a framework to ensure that you'll remain on track to accomplish goals and realize your vision for the company.
6 Traits of Exceptional Military Leaders That Apply in the Business World
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6 Traits of Exceptional Military Leaders That Apply in the Business World

A CEO of a frozen yogurt company describes how his experience in the military shared his leadership style.
Why Leaders Should Study Upheaval and Reform at the Secret Service
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Why Leaders Should Study Upheaval and Reform at the Secret Service

How new leadership succeeds or fails to restore accountability at the tarnished agency will be a high-profile case study in organizational reform.
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