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Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?
Business Management

Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

Unlimited vacation isn't as radical as it sounds. Here are four ways to make the policy work for you.
New SEC Rule Would Make Companies Disclose Ratio of CEO-to-Worker Pay
Compensation and Benefits

New SEC Rule Would Make Companies Disclose Ratio of CEO-to-Worker Pay

As early as next month, corporations may have to begin making public the difference between their chief executive's compensation and the pay of a middle-of-the-pack worker.
What Is the Office of the Future?
Management & Operations

What Is the Office of the Future?

A look at the next wave of open workspaces, where transparency, collaboration and sustainability are coming together to create environments that drive innovation.
Want to Grow Your Business? Get Out of the Way
Growth Strategies

Want to Grow Your Business? Get Out of the Way

Giving up control of parts of your business is a scary step. Here's how to make the process run smoothly.
5 Signs It's Time to Fire Your Mentor
Leadership

5 Signs It's Time to Fire Your Mentor

Mentors can help you grow professionally and personally, but sometimes, they're holding you back without you even realizing it. Here are five indicators it might be time to let them go.
Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In
Managing Employees

Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In

Employees often resist change, but good leaders can win their buy-in. Here's how.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Measuring Your Management Strengths
Management & Operations

10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Measuring Your Management Strengths

Managers often have no problem evaluating their employees' strengths and weaknesses, but taking stock of their own skills is just as important. Here are the 10 key questions to ask yourself when evaluating how well you manage people.
When the Axe Swings, Your Worst Employees Will Outperform
Motivation and Retention

When the Axe Swings, Your Worst Employees Will Outperform

Conventional wisdom suggests that companies have been able to maintain output with fewer employees because bosses took care to fire the worst workers and keep their stars. A new study is turning that logic on its head.
The Surprising Tasks Your Competitors Are Outsourcing
Hiring Center

The Surprising Tasks Your Competitors Are Outsourcing

Small businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on freelancers to get even their core business functions done, including accounting, report writing and preparing PowerPoint presentations.
The Complete Cheat Sheet for USPS Shipping (Infographic)
Shipping Center

The Complete Cheat Sheet for USPS Shipping (Infographic)

First Class? Standard Post? Parcel Select? Tracking? Insurance? This reference breaks it all down.
The Ethics Coach Tackles Thorny Issues of Ownership and If Pay-for-Play Is Ever OK
Business Management

The Ethics Coach Tackles Thorny Issues of Ownership and If Pay-for-Play Is Ever OK

Our resident ethics coach tackles your tricky ethical dilemmas, such as is 'you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours' ever an acceptable business practice?
How to Set the Right Goals for Your Business
Growth Strategies

How to Set the Right Goals for Your Business

Being laser focused about how you're going to grow your business is critical. Here are a few ways to approach setting goals.
8 Business Lessons From Nerd Culture
Grow Your Business

8 Business Lessons From Nerd Culture

Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick shares his business lessons from the best of nerd culture.
Can Consumers Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back to the U.S.?
Management & Operations

Can Consumers Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back to the U.S.?

The Million American Jobs Project suggests that if consumers simply bought five percent more American-made products, a million new jobs would be created.
SBA Gets a Temporary Chief
Leadership

SBA Gets a Temporary Chief

Jeanne Hulit, the Small Business Administration's associate administrator in the Office of Capital Access, will take over as interim head of the agency when Karen Mills departs at end of the month.
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.
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