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Be Charitable, and Your Customers May Just Give Back to You
Business Management

Be Charitable, and Your Customers May Just Give Back to You

With the holidays behind us, many businesses stop their philanthropic efforts. This is a big mistake, as companies can continue to capitalize on charitable givings.
Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire
Profiles

Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire

The Holder family has turned the Parisian bakery Ladurée -- famous for its macarons -- into a global brand that's about to open its first American flagship and venture into ecommerce.
Innovation

The Secret Behind This Legendary Hollywood Hotel's 50-Year Run

The Sunset Marquis isn't just a place where entertainment icons stay and play--it's a Hollywood legend in its own right. Here's your all-access pass.
Why Staying Small Is Better for Your Sanity and Other Must-Read Business Tips
Lifestyle

Why Staying Small Is Better for Your Sanity and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how keeping your business small lets you control your schedule, what Jerry Seinfeld has to teach you about productivity and more advice for business owners.
Want to Thrive Like AirBnB and Uber? Build Growth Into Your Company's DNA.
Growth Strategies

Want to Thrive Like AirBnB and Uber? Build Growth Into Your Company's DNA.

The companies that win big are those that believe that everything they do is to support and drive growth.
In France, Fresh Foods Have to Carry a Special Stamp So They Aren't Mistaken for Frozen
Legal Center

In France, Fresh Foods Have to Carry a Special Stamp So They Aren't Mistaken for Frozen

French Parliament approved legislation on Wednesday stating that restaurants must denote homemade cuisine on their menus with a special seal.
Super Leaders: Are You More Like Manning or Wilson?
Leadership

Super Leaders: Are You More Like Manning or Wilson?

Each quarterback has a different presence on their team that can be applied to the business world.
5 Reasons to Make Time for Yourself Right Now
Business Management

5 Reasons to Make Time for Yourself Right Now

Yes, we know you don't believe time for yourself is important. But it is. Here are the five reasons why.
Operating a Business Without a Permanent Address
Business Travel

Operating a Business Without a Permanent Address

The 'treps who take off--and keep going
The Latest Surprise About the Obamacare Health Exchanges
Grow Your Business

The Latest Surprise About the Obamacare Health Exchanges

A new study finds a money-saving reason businesses should keep their eye on the new government exchanges.
Customer Retention Begins on the Front Lines
Growing Your Business

Customer Retention Begins on the Front Lines

Your existing customer base can still help you grow. Make sure your employees who deal with them are passionate.
Report: Amazon Developing Way for Stores to Use Kindle at Checkout
Innovation

Report: Amazon Developing Way for Stores to Use Kindle at Checkout

Amazon is reportedly seeking to enter the brick-and-mortar retail realm by repurposing its famed Kindles into a checkout system for smaller businesses.
Chobani Can't Be Marketed as 'Greek Yogurt' in the U.K.
Business Management

Chobani Can't Be Marketed as 'Greek Yogurt' in the U.K.

A British court ruled that Chobani can't call their product 'Greek yogurt' because it is made in the U.S.
Why Dumbing Down Your Message Isn't Dumb
Business Management

Why Dumbing Down Your Message Isn't Dumb

Often executives think its impressive to spew out jargon, technical words and high-level chatter. But often, people miss the point and the message.
Why a Dog-Eat-Dog Mentality Doesn't Work
Grow Your Business

Why a Dog-Eat-Dog Mentality Doesn't Work

Thinking that you have to annihilate your competitors to dominate your industry may not be the best approach to scale your company. Here is why.
The Hurdles of Scaling Globally
Grow Your Business

The Hurdles of Scaling Globally

While many startups envision expanding their business beyond their country's borders, scaling globally can present some unique challenges.
How 'V-Commerce' Could Be the Next Big Trend for Startups
Management & Operations

How 'V-Commerce' Could Be the Next Big Trend for Startups

There's e-commerce, m-commerce and even t-commerce, but the next wave of tech-driven shopping may be driven by something different.
Warren Buffett Wants to Pay You $1 Billion for the Perfect March Madness Bracket
Growth Strategies

Warren Buffett Wants to Pay You $1 Billion for the Perfect March Madness Bracket

How do you like odds of 1 in 9.2 quintillion? That's how likely it is to predict a flawless NCAA bracket.
More Major Retailers Are Getting Ready to Accept Bitcoin
Innovation

More Major Retailers Are Getting Ready to Accept Bitcoin

Bitcoin startup Coinbase already makes it possible for Overstock to accept bitcoins as payment. And other big retailers are signing up for its service.
The Real Reason Customers Buy From You
Business Management

The Real Reason Customers Buy From You

Technology and marketing help, but it didn't seal the deal.
How to Make It as a Freelance Entrepreneur
Growth Strategies

How to Make It as a Freelance Entrepreneur

For entrepreneurs wanting to go down the freelance route, here are five tools and tips to build a successful career.
Stop Pressuring Companies to Raise Wages
Business Management

Stop Pressuring Companies to Raise Wages

Despite the rhetoric, companies are making workers' lives better and continue to help our economic growth.
Hiring a 'Newbie' vs. an Industry Pro
Hiring Center

Hiring a 'Newbie' vs. an Industry Pro

When it comes to finding qualified hires for your startup, is it better to look for someone fresh out of school or a person that has been around the block?
Obama Proposes Retirement Account Program That May Require Employer Action
Compensation and Benefits

Obama Proposes Retirement Account Program That May Require Employer Action

In his latest State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned a new savings account for employees called 'myRA.'
Move Over Big Data -- Here Comes 'Fast' Data
Innovation

Move Over Big Data -- Here Comes 'Fast' Data

Learn how businesses are using data in real-time to react to customer feedback more quickly and efficiently.
Closing the Business-Ownership Gender Gap
Business Management

Closing the Business-Ownership Gender Gap

It's not about bias or the 'system.' To address the gender gap, more women need to want to own businesses.
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