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Hotel Loyalty Programs: Loyalty Not Required
Business Travel

Hotel Loyalty Programs: Loyalty Not Required

Savvy travelers are discovering the benefits of instant rewards at a growing number of hotel chains.
How to Use Humor at Work Without Acting Like a Jerk
Human Resources

How to Use Humor at Work Without Acting Like a Jerk

You may be the funniest person in the room, but keep these three tips in mind when using humor in the workplace.
Sizing Up Your Online Communications Strategy (Infographic)
Business Management

Sizing Up Your Online Communications Strategy (Infographic)

As the world gets smaller through technology, startups need to take note and freshen up their communications strategy.
How Being Both the Chief Executive and Chief Shareholder Doesn't Always Mix
Business Management

How Being Both the Chief Executive and Chief Shareholder Doesn't Always Mix

Usually, it is best to be the boss and biggest shareholder. But there are three ways it could hurt your business.
Friday the 13th and Other Unlucky Numbers From Around the World (Infographic)
Business Travel

Friday the 13th and Other Unlucky Numbers From Around the World (Infographic)

If you do business globally, here's a look at several numeric superstitions you might want to avoid.
Leadership

Your Employees Are Lying to You. Here's How to Stop Them

You may be setting the wrong example for employees without even realizing it. Here's how to make them more honest and committed at work.
6 Easy Ways to Make Meetings Fun -- Or At Least, Not Suck
Managing Employees

6 Easy Ways to Make Meetings Fun -- Or At Least, Not Suck

What if the dreaded meeting could actually be an event your team looked forward to? Here are six ways to revamp meetings to get employees engaged and interested.
Time to Hire? Where Small Businesses Are Adding Jobs (Infographic)
Hiring Center

Time to Hire? Where Small Businesses Are Adding Jobs (Infographic)

Small businesses added 71,000 jobs last month. Here's a deeper look at where those jobs are.
Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents
Leadership

Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents

Choon Ng, creator of the colorful bracelet-making kit that has become a national sensation, has accused a fellow toymaker of patent infringement.
Where Job Growth Is Strongest (Infographic)
Hiring Center

Where Job Growth Is Strongest (Infographic)

The ADP Employment Report shows companies added 176,000 new jobs last month, below the average of the past three months.
Struggling With Online Sales? So Are the Big Guys
Grow Your Business

Struggling With Online Sales? So Are the Big Guys

For many online retailers, most revenue still doesn't come from the web. But if you're still looking to compete, our experts have some advice.
Why It's Time to Rethink Who's Doing What at Your Company
Managing Employees

Why It's Time to Rethink Who's Doing What at Your Company

Jacks of all trades can be a plus on a startup team. But as growth takes off, trying to fit a square peg into a round hole can be hazardous to your business.
For Agility, A Shift to Freelancers
Management & Operations

For Agility, A Shift to Freelancers

Shedding overhead helped this North Carolina marketing agency refocus and become profitable after a merger.
Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth
Compensation and Benefits

Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth

Despite what defenders of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act claim, business owners report that they are cutting jobs and hours because of the new law.
How Systems Can Help You Through the Haze, Daze and Craze of Starting a Business
Business Management

How Systems Can Help You Through the Haze, Daze and Craze of Starting a Business

For our series The Grind, young entrepreneur and founder of eco-healthy restaurant Green Bean Sarah Haselkorn discusses the importance of implementing systems at businesses.
6 Leadership Lessons From The Great Outdoors
Leadership

6 Leadership Lessons From The Great Outdoors

Spend some time in nature and you might learn a thing or two about how to be a better leader. Here are six.
5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success
Leadership

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

Don't be your own worst enemy when it comes to succeeding at starting and running your own business. Here are five mistakes to avoid.
3 Rules You Must Follow If You Want Your Company to Be Exceptional
Business Management

3 Rules You Must Follow If You Want Your Company to Be Exceptional

Michael Raynor, a director with Deloitte, examined 25,000 companies across hundreds of industries and 45 years worth of data. First, he identified the best of the best. Then he identified how the best of the best got there.
Looking for Inspiration? Channel Your Inner Bob Dylan
Innovation

Looking for Inspiration? Channel Your Inner Bob Dylan

A former songwriter teaches business professionals how to make creative breakthroughs.
6 Tips for Managing Millennials (Whether You Find Them to be Entitled or Not)
Management & Operations

6 Tips for Managing Millennials (Whether You Find Them to be Entitled or Not)

Millennials have a reputation of being entitled and difficult to manage, but companies can be doing more to bridge the generation gap. Here's some advice.
How Your Business Can Get in on the Sharing Economy
Grow Your Business

How Your Business Can Get in on the Sharing Economy

The 'sharing economy' is more than just a buzzword. An entire economy has emerged around the exchange of goods and services between individuals. Here's how to adapt your business.
Grow Your Business

How to Attract Talent With Little Cash

Our ASK the Expert VC John Frankel offers up advice about how to nab employees on a bootstrap budget.
4 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Executive Coach
Business Management

4 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Executive Coach

Before you start spending big bucks on an executive coach, check their effectiveness on these four crucial points.
Is It Time to Toss Your Old Management Model?
Business Management

Is It Time to Toss Your Old Management Model?

Your team could be working faster, smarter and better if only you reorganized the way your company is run. Here's one effective approach that could work for you.
With One Exception, Most Small Business Exchanges Will Be Ready in 2014
Compensation and Benefits

With One Exception, Most Small Business Exchanges Will Be Ready in 2014

Though Washington state's small business insurance exchange won't be ready until at least 2015, many states will provide a range of choices.
The Obstacles Facing Women's Career Success (Infographic)
Business Management

The Obstacles Facing Women's Career Success (Infographic)

For decades, women have struggled to balance the demands of family and business. How far have they come?
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