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Free Trade Bad for Workers? Don't Believe It
Innovation

Free Trade Bad for Workers? Don't Believe It

There has been much angst over the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement, but the argument that freer trade is bad for workers doesn't hold water, writes Ray Hennessey.
What to Look for When Hiring Web Developers
Hiring Center

What to Look for When Hiring Web Developers

Nelly Yusupova, founder of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, details the most important qualifications when hiring web developers.
Would You Let Your Employees Drink on the Job?
Human Resources

Would You Let Your Employees Drink on the Job?

A Portuguese court ruled that employees could drink alcohol at work. Is it a human resources nightmare or happy perk?
The Esquire Guy's Guide to Uncomfortable Conversations
Business Management

The Esquire Guy's Guide to Uncomfortable Conversations

What annoying office behaviors need correcting and how to approach the subject delicately.
How to Save Money When You Can't Unplug on an Overseas Vacation
Business Travel

How to Save Money When You Can't Unplug on an Overseas Vacation

If the idea of disconnecting from your business is unthinkable, follow this advice from travel experts on how to keep working no matter where you are.
The Dark Truth About the Falling Unemployment Rate
Human Resources

The Dark Truth About the Falling Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate is dropping not because more people are finding work, but because more people have stopped looking for work.
Human Resources

Startups Creating Fewer Jobs -- Not a Problem

The decline in new jobs created by small businesses could be a good thing. Here's why.
How Boutique Hotels Are Courting Googlers and Gamers
Business Travel

How Boutique Hotels Are Courting Googlers and Gamers

Put down your iPad. It’s the ping pong paddle you'll need at boutique hotels targeting a new type of business traveler.
Scoring Government Contracts Takes an Increasing Amount of Time and Money
Business Management

Scoring Government Contracts Takes an Increasing Amount of Time and Money

A new report from American Express on small-business owners doing business with the U.S. government shows that active contractors spent almost $129,000 in the past year seeking out those opportunities.
Leadership

Almost Two-Thirds of CEOs Don't Get Outside Business Advice

A new survey finds that most business executives really are lonely at the top.
15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs to Know
Leadership

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs to Know

From how to introduce yourself to what to order at restaurants, these are the social rules to follow when establishing business relationships.
Managing Employees

3 Ways Teams Undermine Themselves

Make your teams more effective by avoiding these three common pitfalls.
Pushy Sales Reps and Unreliable Vendors: How to Survive in the Unpredictable World of Business
Grow Your Business

Pushy Sales Reps and Unreliable Vendors: How to Survive in the Unpredictable World of Business

Green Bean salad-shop owner delves into how she handles dealing with unpredictable people.
10 Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Be Awesome
Leadership

10 Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Be Awesome

Startup advice from top entrepreneurs including Tony Hawk, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
The Best and Worst Business Transformations
Innovation

The Best and Worst Business Transformations

When businesses get stuck in a rut, they are confronted with a stark choice: Change or die. See some major transformations, for better or worse.
Lack of Confidence, Fear of Failure Hold Women Back From Being Entrepreneurs
Leadership

Lack of Confidence, Fear of Failure Hold Women Back From Being Entrepreneurs

A new report measures the rates of female entrepreneurship and the sentiments of female business owners around the world.
Obamacare Delay Estimated to Cost U.S. $12 Billion
Human Resources

Obamacare Delay Estimated to Cost U.S. $12 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the increased cost of giving large employers an additional year before they are hit with fines.
7 Simple Numbers That Can Grow Your Business
Management & Operations

7 Simple Numbers That Can Grow Your Business

Knowing what metrics to use to predict results for your business will set you on a path to success. Here are seven key metrics to start tracking now.
Small Businesses Fuel Private Sector Hiring in July
Human Resources

Small Businesses Fuel Private Sector Hiring in July

The private sector added 200,000 jobs in July, with small businesses once again accounting for the lion's share of employment, according to the ADP National Employment Report.
Why You Shouldn't Scale Your Startup
Grow Your Business

Why You Shouldn't Scale Your Startup

One of the biggest startup killers? Scaling too fast, too early. Here's how to grow more deliberately.
Thousands of Fast-Food Workers Strike to Raise Wages
Human Resources

Thousands of Fast-Food Workers Strike to Raise Wages

Restaurant workers in seven cities around the U.S. strike for the right to unionize and $15 an hour wages.
OKCupid Asks Customers to Help Remove Ads From Site
Growth Strategies

OKCupid Asks Customers to Help Remove Ads From Site

Rather than lose money to customers who had installed ad blockers, the online dating site asks users to donate money to make the site ad-free.
5 Steps to a Stress-Free Summer Vacation
Business Management

5 Steps to a Stress-Free Summer Vacation

Follow these tips to get you and your business ready for some much needed rest and relaxation.
Startups Get Hacked Too: 5 Security Tips to Implement Today
Grow Your Business

Startups Get Hacked Too: 5 Security Tips to Implement Today

With startups becoming an easy target for cyber attacks, find out how you can protect your company.
How to Avoid Getting Burned When Hiring Friends
Business Management

How to Avoid Getting Burned When Hiring Friends

Newbie founders do it all the time: hire their friends. While it may work out smashingly, it could also fail miserably. Here's how to prevent the latter.
Publicis Omnicom and the Tricky Business of a Merger of Equals
Management & Operations

Publicis Omnicom and the Tricky Business of a Merger of Equals

Organizational psychologist Ben Dattner offers a playbook for leaders attempting to create a common culture after a merger.
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