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When Are Pay-to-Stay Bonuses a Good Idea?

Cisco's deal to acquire Sourcefire includes retention bonuses for key executives. Is it worth paying your top employees to stay?
Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration
Leadership

Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

Karen Mills announced last week that she will be leaving her post at the helm of the SBA. Here's a look at potential candidates to replace her.
Who Cares About Costs? Here's How to Structure Your Business to Last
Growth Strategies

Who Cares About Costs? Here's How to Structure Your Business to Last

Many companies are too concerned with costs and operate shortsightedly. But a business who measures growth and progress in years, not months, is a much easier ship to steer.
Leadership

In Defense of the Revolving Door

Is Robert Khuzami's move from the SEC to Kirkland & Ellis such a bad move for government or the private sector?
Doctors Skeptical and Confused About Obamacare, Survey Finds
Business Management

Doctors Skeptical and Confused About Obamacare, Survey Finds

Many physicians admit that they are not familiar with a number of important aspects of the Affordable Care Act.
Modern Dad? Prince William to Take Two Weeks of Paternity Leave
Human Resources

Modern Dad? Prince William to Take Two Weeks of Paternity Leave

As more businesses expand paid time off for families, our male readers express a range of opinions on how much time to take.
International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years
Shipping Center

International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years

Consumers are increasingly looking to buy goods across international borders, both to save money and to gain access to a greater variety of items.
3 Ways You're Derailing Your Employees' Productivity
Human Resources

3 Ways You're Derailing Your Employees' Productivity

Often times you are the the reason your team isn't getting as much done as you'd like. Here are three ways you might be unknowingly making them less productive at their jobs.
5 Ways to Find, Train and Oversee the Ideal Intern
Business Management

5 Ways to Find, Train and Oversee the Ideal Intern

Wrangling summer interns can be an adjustment. Consider these five tips on ways to make the process more productive and efficient.
Leadership

Owning Your Mistakes and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

Read how to lead by example when you fail, how to benefit from stress, how to reinvigorate your team during the summer and more.
8 Ways Hotel Room Service Is Changing
Business Travel

8 Ways Hotel Room Service Is Changing

Hotels have created some unique alternatives to the traditional $40 scrambled eggs in bed. Here's what to expect when you're on the road.
How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy
Business Management

How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy

The Bangladesh garment-factory collapse has only increased consumers' interest in shopping ethically. See how retailers -- large and small -- are responding.
SBA Chief Karen Mills Leaving With No Replacement Named
Business Management

SBA Chief Karen Mills Leaving With No Replacement Named

Five months after announcing her resignation and without a successor lined up, Mills says she's leaving next month.
Many Believe China Will Soon Overtake the U.S. as World's Leading Superpower
Business Management

Many Believe China Will Soon Overtake the U.S. as World's Leading Superpower

A report from the Pew Research Center shows that many people across the world see China as on its way to becoming the dominant global superpower.
3 Weekly Accounting Habits to Install Right This Minute
Business Management

3 Weekly Accounting Habits to Install Right This Minute

To ease the pain of doing your taxes later, here are some good-accounting practices to implement now.
How to Admit When You're Wrong
Leadership

How to Admit When You're Wrong

It's an important leadership skill that you are likely overlooking. Here are five essential facets of a successful apology.
10 Best U.S. Cities for Science, Math and Tech Grads
Human Resources

10 Best U.S. Cities for Science, Math and Tech Grads

Consumer-advocacy website NerdWallet examines the best metro areas in the U.S. for talented college graduates.
3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now
Managing Employees

3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now

If you can't correct their bad behavior, there are three types of employees that have to go.
Human Resources

Half of Small Businesses Will Cut Employee Hours to Avoid Obamacare Penalties

Anxiety about Obamacare is increasing, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's quarterly small-business outlook survey.
4 Ways to Turn Your Employees Into an All-Star Team
Leadership

4 Ways to Turn Your Employees Into an All-Star Team

Now that we're in what baseball enthusiasts call the 'dog days of summer,' consider these tips for motivating your staff to be winners.
Health Care Reform: Procrastinate No More
Compensation and Benefits

Health Care Reform: Procrastinate No More

2014 requirements for businesses remain, despite the recent penalty delay. Understand what you should be doing now to prepare for Obamacare.
Warren Buffett's Secret to Giving Away Billions
Leadership

Warren Buffett's Secret to Giving Away Billions

The investing tycoon reveals how he gives away billions with great pleasure.
Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Tenant-Friendly Commercial Space Listings
Business Management

Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Tenant-Friendly Commercial Space Listings

San Francisco startup 42Floors makes the process of leasing an office for your growing company simple.
A Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Building Business Credit
Business Management

A Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Building Business Credit

When it comes to launching a business, running out of cash is a big, albeit common, problem. To avoid this fate, here are ten steps for amping up your company's credit record.
Business Management

Big Plans But No Follow Through? 4 Steps to Get More Done

Don't confuse activity with results, here's how to create a culture of execution in your company.
Gangnam: The Silicon Valley of South Korea
Grow Your Business

Gangnam: The Silicon Valley of South Korea

Forget Gangnam Style. The song's namesake has a lot more going for it in the entrepreneurial sphere.
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