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4 Reasons Outsourcing Is No Longer a Dirty Word
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4 Reasons Outsourcing Is No Longer a Dirty Word

Hiring freelancers and part-timers can be cost effective, efficient and less stressful that taking on full-time staff.
Israel Has Emerged as an R&D Alternative to Silicon Valley
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Israel Has Emerged as an R&D Alternative to Silicon Valley

The nation's tech prowess and entrepreneurial vigor has attracted many of the worlds largest corporations but startups are welcome, too.
Why Face-to-Face Communication Won't Disappear (Infographic)
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Why Face-to-Face Communication Won't Disappear (Infographic)

Eighty percent of millennials and 78 percent of Gen Xers say they prefer in-person communication with colleagues as opposed to virtual conferencing.
4 Tips on Managing Your Business Communications
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4 Tips on Managing Your Business Communications

Communication is deeply intertwined in an organization's culture, which is why it's crucial to keep good communication practices at the center of your business, no matter what industry you're in.
In Silicon Valley, High Salaries and Free Food Aren't Enough Any More
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In Silicon Valley, High Salaries and Free Food Aren't Enough Any More

Tech giants and startups take the benefits 'arms race' to health care.
Persistence and Planning Is Needed to Reach That 5-Year Milestone
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Persistence and Planning Is Needed to Reach That 5-Year Milestone

With dismal business failure rates, follow these five ways to help your company celebrate half a decade of operation.
How to Charge Ahead While in a Holding Pattern
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How to Charge Ahead While in a Holding Pattern

While waiting for something to get complete can feel like an eternity, it is important to make the most of that time.
Infighting Jeopardizing Your Family Business? Financial Advisors Can Help.
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Infighting Jeopardizing Your Family Business? Financial Advisors Can Help.

Douglas Box wishes he'd done some things differently. His three brothers probably do, too.
The 5 False Expectations That Could Destroy Big-Brand Partnerships
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The 5 False Expectations That Could Destroy Big-Brand Partnerships

On the surface, startups and big-name brands are businesses with a similar overarching goal: to make money. But crack the exterior, and you’ll find that’s about all they have in common.
Derek Jeter Wrote the Playbook for Young Professionals
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Derek Jeter Wrote the Playbook for Young Professionals

The great Yankee, surely destined for the Hall of Fame, is a textbook study in how to honorably build an outstanding career.
For a Productive Workplace Let Your Office Go to the Dogs
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For a Productive Workplace Let Your Office Go to the Dogs

Research shows that allowing employees to bring pets to work might be your best, and cheapest, HR initiative.
Build a Culture of Ownership at Your Company
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Build a Culture of Ownership at Your Company

Every startup has two types of employees. Here's the type your business needs.
5 Ways Telecommuting and Flex Time Help You Recruit the Best Workers
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5 Ways Telecommuting and Flex Time Help You Recruit the Best Workers

Myriad technologies for working away from the office has deepened your talent pool to include the entire world.
7 Ways to Turn Your Employees Into High Performers
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7 Ways to Turn Your Employees Into High Performers

Professional growth implies, yes--more money--but encompasses so much more. Here is how to help your employees grow and turn them into leaders.
Adapt or Die -- Some Chilling Lessons From the Ice Industry
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Adapt or Die -- Some Chilling Lessons From the Ice Industry

Entrepreneurs must learn how to pivot their business model with changing times.
5 Steps to Block Barbarians at Your Startup's Gate
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5 Steps to Block Barbarians at Your Startup's Gate

Give the proper scrutiny to job candidates early in the hiring process to determine cultural fit.
The 5 Characteristics of Extraordinary Salespeople
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The 5 Characteristics of Extraordinary Salespeople

The best sales reps are loyal control freaks who can endure hearing 'no' as many times as necessary to hear 'yes.'
What to Do If an Employee Quits in an Epic Fashion
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What to Do If an Employee Quits in an Epic Fashion

Should a worker unexpectedly leave the company with a dramatic and outrageous stunt, take these five steps.
Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars
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Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars

In yet another food mashup, PepsiCo is hoping to make granola pop with the addition of "carbonated candy" like Pop Rocks.
Most Leadership Advice Is Useless. Here's What I Really Learned Running 20 Companies.
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Most Leadership Advice Is Useless. Here's What I Really Learned Running 20 Companies.

Being a leader doesn't mean you are the guy who runs things. Being a leader is a mindset. But first you have to lead yourself.
To Sell Products to Millennials, First Invite Them To Help Develop It
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To Sell Products to Millennials, First Invite Them To Help Develop It

Young consumers have distinct patterns for developing brand loyalty, beginning when the product is just somebody's good idea.
To Turn Potential Into Performance, You Need to Place Confidence in Others
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To Turn Potential Into Performance, You Need to Place Confidence in Others

Employees, clients and customers will be inspired to do better if you show them that you believe they can.
Nurturing Healthy Company Culture Can Yield Unpredictable Benefits
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Nurturing Healthy Company Culture Can Yield Unpredictable Benefits

Only an enthusiastic, inspired team will build a truly great company.
Spare Me Your Platitudes. Customers Are Tired of Insincere Support.
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Spare Me Your Platitudes. Customers Are Tired of Insincere Support.

Does the stat game interfere with businesses growth? It certainly seems like it, especially if you're looking to hack a specific metric up and to the right.
How Gender Affects Team-Based Brainstorming Sessions
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How Gender Affects Team-Based Brainstorming Sessions

A news study suggests that making brainstorming activities competitive spurs men, but makes women less engaged.
With Its First Original Movie, Netflix Aims to Upend Old-Fashioned Film Distribution
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With Its First Original Movie, Netflix Aims to Upend Old-Fashioned Film Distribution

In collaboration with The Weinstein Company, the streaming giant will debut a sequel to the Oscar-winning 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' next August.
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