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The 10 Best Comments in the Zappos-Kanye War
Leadership

The 10 Best Comments in the Zappos-Kanye War

After Kanye West took a stab at Zappos's products, the company fought back and some clever commenters joined in.
Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers.
Business Management

Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers.

The percentage of adults thankful for the economic situation in the U.S. is lower than in 2010 and about a fifth of what it was in the mid-1980s, according to a new poll.
Cell Phone Calls During Flights: Best Idea or Worst Idea Ever?
Business Travel

Cell Phone Calls During Flights: Best Idea or Worst Idea Ever?

Love it or hate it, chatting on your cell phone during a flight could soon become a reality.
Giving Ecommerce Customers What They Want (Infographic)
Shipping Center

Giving Ecommerce Customers What They Want (Infographic)

When it comes to ecommerce deliveries, do customers value cost or speed? The answer might surprise you.
3 Ways to Re-Engage Your Employees
Human Resources

3 Ways to Re-Engage Your Employees

Our experts tell you how to get your staff, your most important asset, to reconnect to your company and your goals.
Business Travel

Business Travelers: Are You Part of the Digital Elite? (Infographic)

This infographic explains how, thanks to technology, travelers expect a more personalized experience, one that starts at booking.
5 Reasons You Need Interns to Build Your Business
Managing Employees

5 Reasons You Need Interns to Build Your Business

They are young, eager and ready to pitch in. Used correctly, interns can be the key to building an efficient, effective and stable workforce.
Become a Master Delegator in 7 Simple Steps
Managing Employees

Become a Master Delegator in 7 Simple Steps

As your ability to delegate improves so will you productivity.
Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses
Motivation and Retention

Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses

Expecting weaker-than-usual holiday sales, a new survey says some owners are cutting back on end-of-year bonuses and parties.
Need Inspiration? Here Are 9 Ways to Find It.
Business Management

Need Inspiration? Here Are 9 Ways to Find It.

We all have times when we feel like we're stuck in quicksand. Here's how to get unstuck.
Bosslessness: What It Is and Why It's All the Rage in Silicon Valley
Managing Employees

Bosslessness: What It Is and Why It's All the Rage in Silicon Valley

Want to attract stellar employees? Don't boss them around. Here's how to manage without, well, managing.
Overwhelmed by Applicants, a Restaurant Turns to a Niche Job Site
Hiring Center

Overwhelmed by Applicants, a Restaurant Turns to a Niche Job Site

After a mediocre experience with Craiglist, a French-Californian restaurant posts an ad on PoachedJobs (a job site for food and beverage industries) and achieves stellar results.
Reward Better: New Programs Let You Recognize Employees in Real Time
Human Resources

Reward Better: New Programs Let You Recognize Employees in Real Time

End-of-year fruit basket? Company coffee cup? Shelve old-school gifts next to the rolodexes and update your recognition program with LinkedIn badges or an array of online gift cards.
18 Easy Ways to Say 'Thanks'
Business Management

18 Easy Ways to Say 'Thanks'

In an ideal world, your staff should feel appreciated 365 days a year. In the real world, gratitude sometimes gets forgotten. Here are 18 suggestions for remedying that.
6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft
Grow Your Business

6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft

One in every 40 employees steals from their employer. Make sure that your store isn't a target.
Startups Eschew the Made in America Label
Retail Center

Startups Eschew the Made in America Label

For a variety of reasons, some U.S.-based startups are choosing to source their companies' products overseas. Doing so, however, comes at a price. Here's how three young founders are making it work.
5 Simple Steps to Be a Super-Confident Leader
Leadership

5 Simple Steps to Be a Super-Confident Leader

In business, confidence is key. Follow these tips to be stronger and more certain of your own capabilities.
How to Design Your Way into Customers' Hearts
Branding

How to Design Your Way into Customers' Hearts

Lessons from a landscape architecture firm on how to build a brand that's mindful of the customer experience.
This Mega Deal Means Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Are Now in the Same Family as Arby's, Auntie Anne's and Cinnabon
Franchises

This Mega Deal Means Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Are Now in the Same Family as Arby's, Auntie Anne's and Cinnabon

Roark Capital Group will acquire CKE Inc., the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, adding to its extensive franchise brand portfolio, which includes Wingstop, Carvel Ice Cream and Arby's.
4 Steps to Creating a Successful Job-Swapping Program
Managing Employees

4 Steps to Creating a Successful Job-Swapping Program

Educate employees and inspire innovation by incorporating your own version of the job-swap techniques big companies use.
How to Place Your Bets When Making Risky Business Decisions
Growth Strategies

How to Place Your Bets When Making Risky Business Decisions

Your whole business could be on the line with a single decision. Here are three steps to make the decision-making process less daunting.
5 Ways to Keep Customers Knocking on Your Door For More
Branding

5 Ways to Keep Customers Knocking on Your Door For More

Two investment bankers turned jewelry retailers offer five lessons on how to build customer loyalty for your retail business.
9 Ways to Beat the Competition By Selling Less
Growth Strategies

9 Ways to Beat the Competition By Selling Less

Prospective customers can spot old-school sales tactics from a mile away. Here are nine ways to stand out from your competition by being less of a salesperson.
How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business
Growth Strategies

How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

Starting a new business is an emotional roller coaster. That's why it helps to make a living out of what you love. Here's how to get there.
For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers
Go Forward

For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers

These five tips help your staff help harried shoppers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Why Leaders Don't Behave the Way They Should
Business Management

Why Leaders Don't Behave the Way They Should

We are creatures of evolution. That's why taking a calm, measured approach to management is always easier said than done.
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