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4 Steps to Earning an MBA-in-a-Day in Your Own Company
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4 Steps to Earning an MBA-in-a-Day in Your Own Company

You've paid your tuition in sweat to learn what you know about your company, your market and your industry. Applying that knowledge doesn't require a detour to grad school.
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.
How to Answer Questions Better Than Anyone Else
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How to Answer Questions Better Than Anyone Else

Tips for providing answers and advice with confidence and without sounding like a jerk.
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.
Looking for a Dose of Inspiration? Try Mentoring a Young Entrepreneur.
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Looking for a Dose of Inspiration? Try Mentoring a Young Entrepreneur.

Spending time with ambitious youth is one of the best things you could do to jump start your own ambition.
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.
How to Make Your Conference Calls Run Flawlessly
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How to Make Your Conference Calls Run Flawlessly

Without face-to-face contact, it’s difficult to manage the conversation, navigate complex issues or deal with difficult personalities in the group. The good news is there are specific techniques you can use to improve these calls.
Dealing With a Communication Meltdown at Your Startup
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Dealing With a Communication Meltdown at Your Startup

For a close-knit team it is imperative everyone is on the page. If not, your startup could go into a tailspin.
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.
When Building Your Team, Delegate Recruiting But Hiring Is Your Job
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When Building Your Team, Delegate Recruiting But Hiring Is Your Job

Filling key roles in your company is both crucially important and a distraction. It's important to know what you can delegate and what you can't.
Why Generations Clash at Work
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Why Generations Clash at Work

Don't just blame the Millennials. The struggle between the status quo and young up-and-comers is ageless, and important.
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.
Are You Giving Your Team the Support it Needs?
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Are You Giving Your Team the Support it Needs?

These three tips can keep staff empowered and engaged – without micromanaging.
Entrepreneurs, Have No Fear of Trusting Your Employees
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Entrepreneurs, Have No Fear of Trusting Your Employees

You weren't afraid of risk when you launched your business, now take the risk of trusting your team to help you grow it.
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