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Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement
Innovation

Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement

Malaysian immigrant Choon Ng came to the U.S. for college and became an engineer. In his downtime, he invented a toy that has become a national sensation.
Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies
Legal Center

Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies

Investing with friends and family is usually a recipe for disaster. If you're going to go for it, here are some essential legal steps to keep your finances and friendships from falling apart.
What the New Steve Jobs Movie Got Wrong
Leadership

What the New Steve Jobs Movie Got Wrong

The new Jobs biopic spends ample time lambasting the often gruff management style of the late Steve Jobs, but there's also genius in his tactics. Here are four reasons why Apple's former CEO was a good manager.
Do You Have the Right Kind of Confidence?
Leadership

Do You Have the Right Kind of Confidence?

Genuine success comes from self-assurance and a willingness to fail.
How to Give Great Advice
Leadership

How to Give Great Advice

Four tips to help you offer genuinely helpful advice that leads to good decisions.
How to Make Your Team Happier And Grow Your Bottom Line
Leadership

How to Make Your Team Happier And Grow Your Bottom Line

Every team needs some fine-tuning to hit just the right note. Here are four strategies to help make your team happier and working better.
6 Reasons Why Mark Hurd Should Be Microsoft's Next CEO
Leadership

6 Reasons Why Mark Hurd Should Be Microsoft's Next CEO

Despite his ouster from H-P, Mark Hurd is the one man with all the skills needed to help Microsoft complete its transformation.
Think Like Van Gogh and 4 Other Must-Read Business Tips
Innovation

Think Like Van Gogh and 4 Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how thinking like an artist can help you run your business and other essential nuggets of wisdom for business owners.
What to Do When Your Client Walks Out the Door
Leadership

What to Do When Your Client Walks Out the Door

When your biggest client leaves you, the most important thing is not to panic. Here's what to do next.
Why One Flying Canadian Loves Altoids, Lip Balm and Band-Aids
Business Travel

Why One Flying Canadian Loves Altoids, Lip Balm and Band-Aids

We peek inside DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux's Louis Vuitton carry-on to see what she brings on frequent trips around the world.
The Esquire Guy's Guide to Swearing in the Office
Business Management

The Esquire Guy's Guide to Swearing in the Office

The Esquire guy can't shut the [bleep] up about profanity in the workplace.
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.
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