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How to Successfully Collaborate With a Larger Business Partner
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How to Successfully Collaborate With a Larger Business Partner

Partnering with a bigger company is good for the bottom line but tough on the ego. Expect to do things their way, on their schedule.
Looking for Inspiration? Take a Hike.
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Looking for Inspiration? Take a Hike.

New research suggests taking a walk can help your brain be more creative and generate new ideas.
Want to Work For Me? Be My Facebook Friend.
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Want to Work For Me? Be My Facebook Friend.

Is looking into online activities an invasion of privacy? Maybe, but it's important to learn everything you can about a job candidate.
When Testing New Ideas, Keep Simplicity and Your Ego in Check
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When Testing New Ideas, Keep Simplicity and Your Ego in Check

Dream big and surround yourself with positive people. But there’s a window of time when the entrepreneur must throw these tenets out the window.
Arrive Late to a Big Meeting? How to Recover.
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Arrive Late to a Big Meeting? How to Recover.

Like Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, we've all had the experience of being late to events, or missing them altogether. Here's how to save face -- and make sure it doesn't happen again.
MBA Students Can Help Spice Up Your Startup's Special Sauce
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MBA Students Can Help Spice Up Your Startup's Special Sauce

The sharp eyes of a business class can enrich a company's bottom line.
The Ethics Coach on Dealing With Entitled Employees
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The Ethics Coach on Dealing With Entitled Employees

It's important to remember that 'want' and 'deserve' don't always overlap.
The 5 Secret Ingredients Needed to Build a Great PR Team
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The 5 Secret Ingredients Needed to Build a Great PR Team

Finding the right PR strategy for a business can be challenging, as not all company's needs are the same. Here we offer a few pointers on finding the ideal PR team for your business.
How to Snag Higher Paying Gigs
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How to Snag Higher Paying Gigs

Starting out as a consultant, freelancer or entrepreneur can be daunting: The pickings are slim. But as businesspeople build up their clientele, they can start to be choosier about what projects they take on.
Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Running Your Daily Deals Site
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Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Running Your Daily Deals Site

Keep your business on the right track and your merchants happy by learning how to avoid the top mistakes business owners make when running an online coupon or daily deal site.
Just Keeping Track of Key Measures Can Double Your Profits
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Just Keeping Track of Key Measures Can Double Your Profits

"Operational dashboards'' keep employees and entire businesses focused on improving the tasks that make everything work.
Obamacare Is Turning Top Performers Into Free Agents
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Obamacare Is Turning Top Performers Into Free Agents

Company health insurance is no longer enough to keep would-be entrepreneurs tethered to corporate jobs.
How to Receive a Compliment Without Being Awkward About It
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How to Receive a Compliment Without Being Awkward About It

Many of us are tempted to deflect kind words, but that may be doing more hard than good.
How Purpose and Social Responsibility Can Set a Startup Apart
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How Purpose and Social Responsibility Can Set a Startup Apart

Campbell's CEO says new business owners can differentiate their enterprise with ideals that resonate with consumers, their evolving values and needs.
Success Secrets From the Entrepreneur Behind a Billion-Dollar Business Who Started Out as a Dishwasher
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Success Secrets From the Entrepreneur Behind a Billion-Dollar Business Who Started Out as a Dishwasher

John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John's, reflects on launching a successful business, hiring the right people and making mistakes.
6 Tips For Accepting Failure and Moving On
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6 Tips For Accepting Failure and Moving On

Failure happens. It is what you learn from your missteps that sets you apart.
When to DIY Recruiting and When to Hire a Recruiter
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When to DIY Recruiting and When to Hire a Recruiter

Hiring is nerve wracking but less so when you can distinguish when you can handle it from when you need pros who can.
Richard Branson on Why Compassion Is a Competitive Advantage
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Richard Branson on Why Compassion Is a Competitive Advantage

Business used to be a cutthroat world where the only thing that mattered was profit -- but that's changing quickly.
Your Company Shouldn't Need to Shout 'The Customer is King!'
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Your Company Shouldn't Need to Shout 'The Customer is King!'

Put the customer at the center of your business and they will know they are king, without all the yelling.
When Giving a Presentation, Never Do This
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When Giving a Presentation, Never Do This

It may be tempting to tell your audience that you're not as prepared as you would like or that you just got over being sick. Here's why you shouldn't.
Simple Yet Powerful Business Lessons From a Broke Entrepreneur Turned Multi-Millionaire
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Simple Yet Powerful Business Lessons From a Broke Entrepreneur Turned Multi-Millionaire

Some wise words that you can put into practice at your own startup endeavors.
8 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
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8 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

A little out-of-the-box thinking can have big benefits. Here's how to get started.
How to Deal With Headache-Inducing Customers
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How to Deal With Headache-Inducing Customers

While most customers are happy when companies offer solutions and try to help , there are a few types of customers who will never be happy. Here is how to deal with them.
Entrepreneurship as the Hero's Journey
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Entrepreneurship as the Hero's Journey

Leave the familiar, grapple with the unknown, chance failure, triumph.
4 Things Shoppers Want in an Online Retailer's Return Policy (Infographic)
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4 Things Shoppers Want in an Online Retailer's Return Policy (Infographic)

One way to give customers a special perk they will remember is to pay the return freight for undesired goods.
Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume.
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Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume.

Stephen Gillett, Symantec's chief operating officer and former Starbucks CIO, says the skills he learned playing the online game have helped him professionally.
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