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The 10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014
Managing Employees

The 10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014

A positive work environment, intelligent co-workers and great benefits (free yoga!) make these 10 companies the most exciting places to work for in 2014, as rated by the employees themselves.
Major Health Insurer Says It Won't Renew Policies Due to Obamacare Changes
Insurance

Major Health Insurer Says It Won't Renew Policies Due to Obamacare Changes

The roughly 500,000 people who have individual and small-group plans with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will have to seek different coverage.
As 'Government Motors' Era Ends, a Female CEO Takes the Wheel
Leadership

As 'Government Motors' Era Ends, a Female CEO Takes the Wheel

Mary Barra, a longtime General Motors employee, deserves some of the credit for turning around GM. Now, she's taking the top job at the company and making history as the only female CEO in the auto industry worldwide.
Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks
Growth Strategies

Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

The yoga apparel maker announced today that Chip Wilson is leaving his position as non-executive chairman.
The Golden Rule of Starting Up: Product-Market Fit
Growth Strategies

The Golden Rule of Starting Up: Product-Market Fit

Ideas are a dime a dozen. But to be successful, your product needs to be something customers want. Here are a few tips on how to ensure you satisfy product-market fit.
Building a Sustainable Brand -- One Thoughtful Step at a Time
Forward Thinkers

Building a Sustainable Brand -- One Thoughtful Step at a Time

HAVEN founder Kayce White explains what she's gleaned from the rapid growth of her all-natural cleaning products business.
Law School Never Taught Me to Be an Entrepreneur
Legal Center

Law School Never Taught Me to Be an Entrepreneur

You can't teach lawyers to be entrepreneurs. But you can give them experiences in law school to understand how entrepreneurs work and think.
5 Ways to Keep Your Home-Based Business Running Through the Holidays
Home Based Business

5 Ways to Keep Your Home-Based Business Running Through the Holidays

Christmas and New Year's can be stressful, and take a toll on your business. Here's how to keep the company humming through the holidays.
What Captivates the Captivating Tony Haile of Chartbeat
Go Forward

What Captivates the Captivating Tony Haile of Chartbeat

Chartbeat's CEO talks about why sailing around the world and traveling to the North Pole isn't all that that different from running a media analytics company.
8 Steps to Having Wildly Productive Mornings
Growth Strategies

8 Steps to Having Wildly Productive Mornings

How to make the most out of every morning.
American Airlines CEO: Fares Won't Rise if Demand Holds Steady
Business Travel

American Airlines CEO: Fares Won't Rise if Demand Holds Steady

As US Airways and American Airlines merge to become the largest airline in the world, questions about further industry consolidation and changing standards remain.
McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall
Growth Strategies

McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall

McDonald's same-store restaurant sales fell 0.8 percent in November, dragging worldwide sales short of monthly predictions.
10 Strategies for Overcoming Creativity Block
Grow Your Business

10 Strategies for Overcoming Creativity Block

We all find a rut and lose inspiration. But getting your creative juices flowing again isn't as hard as you may think.
6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction
Startup Basics

6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

Few startup ideas are perfect; that's why it's important to recognize when you need a course correction in your idea, pitch, product or execution.
12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got
Leadership

12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

Mark Cuban, Tim Ferris, Jon Taffer and more share their best words of encouragement and guidance.
U.S. Businesses Could Have Been Mandela's Best Ally
Leadership

U.S. Businesses Could Have Been Mandela's Best Ally

Amid the justified praise of Nelson Mandela, it is proper time to question whether a pro-business approach could have created a greater South Africa.
10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator
Startup Basics

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

Insider tips on how to best find and apply to the right accelerator for your company.
Why Reputation Management Is Critical to Your Personal Brand
Branding

Why Reputation Management Is Critical to Your Personal Brand

As your personal and professional networks expand online, be consistent with your brand positioning and with the followers you have gathered.
Admit the Things You Don't Understand and Other Must-Read Business Tips
Managing Employees

Admit the Things You Don't Understand and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how admitting ignorance to your employees can improve communication, why you should avoid doing business in some countries and more advice for business owners.
The Esquire Guy on Not Losing Your Cool
Managing Employees

The Esquire Guy on Not Losing Your Cool

Before you freak out, calm down and ask yourself a few questions.
Real Entrepreneurs, Real Shipping Lessons
Shipping Center

Real Entrepreneurs, Real Shipping Lessons

These entrepreneurs are using hard-won experience – as well as some old-fashioned ingenuity -- to improve their shipping processes.
6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting
Grow Your Business

6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.
Fido Takes a Business Trip
Business Travel

Fido Takes a Business Trip

Taking pets on business trips is easier and more popular than ever – but not without its challenges.
9 Steps to Becoming a Great Writer
Business Management

9 Steps to Becoming a Great Writer

To be successful, you need to know how to write well. Here are a few hints on how to make your words live on the page.
Managing a Growing Startup? 4 Ways to Keep Your Criticism Constructive
Managing Employees

Managing a Growing Startup? 4 Ways to Keep Your Criticism Constructive

Managing startup employees is a whole different animal. When employees wear multiple hats, it can be a challenge to keep them on task. Here are some tips.
3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs
Legal Center

3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs

If you fail to implement a formal agreement, there can be costly consequences in the end. Be sure to put it in writing and save the hassle down the road.
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