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Why You Need to Get Out of Town Now
Business Travel

Why You Need to Get Out of Town Now

College entrepreneur Will Caldwell expands on the four things he learned from traveling the world in his 20s.
Why You're Getting Bad Advice and Paying Too Much For It
Business Management

Why You're Getting Bad Advice and Paying Too Much For It

Too often, entrepreneurs hire the wrong advisors and don't realize until it's too late. Here are four ways to stop yourself from making this mistake.
7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material
Legal Center

7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material

When it comes to copyright, how savvy are you? Here are the biggest misconceptions business-owners have about using copyrighted material.
What Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Can Teach You About Stealing Ideas
Legal Center

What Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Can Teach You About Stealing Ideas

No matter how much 'you know you want it,' chances are your business idea is not original. Here's what you can do to stay out of legal trouble.
Taxi Company Weaves Out of L.A.'s Regulatory Traffic Jam
Innovation

Taxi Company Weaves Out of L.A.'s Regulatory Traffic Jam

A taxi company in Los Angeles has found a way to allow passengers to hail cabs through their smartphones, notching a victory in the city's regulatory civil war.
Act Now, Assess Later: One Company's Real-Time Transformation
Business Management

Act Now, Assess Later: One Company's Real-Time Transformation

Translation goliath LanguageLine Solutions needed to make a quick transition into on-demand video interpretation or risk losing market share to its sprightly competitors.
U.S. Consumer Sentiment Takes Surprise Tumble
Management & Operations

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Takes Surprise Tumble

U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly fell in August while housing starts for July also missed estimates.
Do This Before You Build Your Next App and Other Must-Read Business Tips
Management & Operations

Do This Before You Build Your Next App and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at why you shouldn't build an app on gut instinct alone, why you should release product features one at a time and more advice for business owners.
What to Expect From Hotel Room Service Now
Business Travel

What to Expect From Hotel Room Service Now

Room service options are changing and, in some cases, disappearing altogether. Here's what the changes mean to you.
How Not to Fire Employees in the Social Media Age (We're Looking at You, Tim Armstrong)
Managing Employees

How Not to Fire Employees in the Social Media Age (We're Looking at You, Tim Armstrong)

In today's social-media dominated environment, a firing can have serious negative consequences on the reputations of both the employee and the employer.
Salary Review Season Is Coming. Who's Getting a Raise?
Managing Employees

Salary Review Season Is Coming. Who's Getting a Raise?

Are you paying your employees what they are worth? Here's what you should be thinking about when you size up employee pay.
How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business
Legal Center

How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business

Handshakes, verbal agreements and even email documentation aren't enough to ensure you aren't in legal trouble should a business relationship go sour. Here's how to protect yourself.
The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy
Human Resources

The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

Maternity leave is nothing new, but should you give dads equal time? These four steps will help you to set a policy that works for your business.
The 10 Types of People You Meet at Conferences (Infographic)
Grow Your Business

The 10 Types of People You Meet at Conferences (Infographic)

Looking to best allocate your networking time at conferences? Check out the 10 people you meet at conferences.
It Could Happen to You: What to Do if Your Business is Forced to Relocate
Management & Operations

It Could Happen to You: What to Do if Your Business is Forced to Relocate

Whether your business is a small storefront or an iconic stadium, the right to prime real estate isn't guaranteed forever. Here's some advice on how to avoid having to relocate and how to make any address transition as seamless as possible.
4 Cellphone Etiquette Mistakes You Make Everyday
Leadership

4 Cellphone Etiquette Mistakes You Make Everyday

You might be doing more harm than good when you answer your phone in a public place. Here are four things you might not know about the way you use your phone.
Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS
Innovation

Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS

Young entrepreneur David Chait delves into why startups should never assume a market exists for their product.
4 Steps to Deal with an Employee's Substance Abuse Problem
Managing Employees

4 Steps to Deal with an Employee's Substance Abuse Problem

If you suspect that an employee has a drug or alcohol addiction, here are four steps to help protect your business.
Twitter's Latest Acqui-Hire Drives Continuing Education for Employees
Managing Employees

Twitter's Latest Acqui-Hire Drives Continuing Education for Employees

How far would you go to keep your employees' skills sharp? Twitter went ahead and bought a whole company.
Skateboarding World Champion Pierre Andre on Building the Etnies Empire
Innovation

Skateboarding World Champion Pierre Andre on Building the Etnies Empire

The mind behind game-changing skating shoe designs shares the yearlong journey that took him from living on the streets of Venice Beach to the premiere stages of freestyle.
Why Big Brands Want to Be More Like Your Startup
Business Management

Why Big Brands Want to Be More Like Your Startup

As an entrepreneur, you have opportunities and qualities more and more big companies are clamoring to emulate. Here are three and how to capitalize on them.
Why the EPA and FAA Are Killing Musk's Better Idea
Innovation

Why the EPA and FAA Are Killing Musk's Better Idea

Along with pushing the Hyperloop, Elon Musk ponders supersonic air travel. Trouble is, it is against the law.
Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan
Human Resources

Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

Bookmark this benefit strategy timeline to make the most of the year-long extension.
When Does Being Socially Responsible Hurt Your Business?
Leadership

When Does Being Socially Responsible Hurt Your Business?

Deciding what social causes to commit your company to means taking a careful look at a few key factors. Here are three to consider.
5 Reasons Your Employees Probably Hate You
Leadership

5 Reasons Your Employees Probably Hate You

You want to be a better boss, don't you? Be sure to avoid these five common mistakes.
How Much Does College Matter? For Small-Business Owners, Not Much (Infographic)
Hiring Center

How Much Does College Matter? For Small-Business Owners, Not Much (Infographic)

More than 60 percent of small-business owners notice no difference between the performance of employees who have college degrees and those who don't, according to a new survey.
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