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Team Not Talking? Here Are 4 Ways to Boost Communication.
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Team Not Talking? Here Are 4 Ways to Boost Communication.

If you aren't communicating with your team, your company will suffer. Here is how to get everyone chatting -- and on the same page.
4 Hacks for Lowering Health-Care Costs While Improving Employee Health
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4 Hacks for Lowering Health-Care Costs While Improving Employee Health

Complying with the Affordable Care Act means new health insurance premiums for smaller businesses but innovation offers hope of manageable costs and a healthier workforce.
When Firing, 'Shoot the Dogs Early,' Says Barbara Corcoran
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When Firing, 'Shoot the Dogs Early,' Says Barbara Corcoran

Firing employees isn't fun, but Barbara Corcoran uses a simple system to make the process easier.
Claim to Be the Uber of X. Enliven Your Company With the Right Analogy.
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Claim to Be the Uber of X. Enliven Your Company With the Right Analogy.

Give your startup some inspiration by modeling it after a successful enterprise. This will help you explain your business to outsiders and provide insights for future direction.
Surviving Fourth Quarter Madness -- How to Handle the Year-End Sales Crunch
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Surviving Fourth Quarter Madness -- How to Handle the Year-End Sales Crunch

Many sellers push hard to close the year and ultimately come up short. But there are a couple ways to minimize fire drills.
How to Be the Best Boss (Infographic)
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How to Be the Best Boss (Infographic)

The most important thing you can do as a boss to keep talented staffers on board is to make sure they are enjoying their days and feel appreciated.
5 Smart Moves in Good Times and Not-So-Good Times
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5 Smart Moves in Good Times and Not-So-Good Times

The Great Recession panicked many business leaders into rash moves that weakened their companies. Make adjustments but don't abandon what built your brand.
7 Methods for Analyzing Your Great Idea Before You Bet the Company on It
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7 Methods for Analyzing Your Great Idea Before You Bet the Company on It

There is a time when you must fall madly in love with the product you want to bring to market and a time to coolly determine if anybody else will.
The 3 Most Important Characteristics When Hiring at a Startup
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The 3 Most Important Characteristics When Hiring at a Startup

Find the diamonds in the rough, the talented folks who might not fit the classic mold. These individuals can have potential for tremendous growth, for themselves and their employer.
To Be a Brilliant Leader, Mindset Is Everything (Infographic)
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To Be a Brilliant Leader, Mindset Is Everything (Infographic)

Successful executives may have vastly different leadership styles, but they share very similar mindsets.
Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?
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Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?

Hiring people you know and trust can be very beneficial to an entrepreneur and her venture. But if not done correctly, it can spell disaster.
Reclaim the Hour and a Half You're Forfeiting to Distractions at Work (Infographic)
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Reclaim the Hour and a Half You're Forfeiting to Distractions at Work (Infographic)

A full 43 percent of employees are distracted for a sizeable chunk of the workday. Here's what's getting in the way of getting work done.
To Keep Your Startup Alive, Keep Creating Value
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To Keep Your Startup Alive, Keep Creating Value

Deter your company from meeting the fate of those unfortunate enterprises that have vanished. Keep renewing product offerings.
Flash Mobs Have More to Teach About Managing Teams Than Any Textbook
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Flash Mobs Have More to Teach About Managing Teams Than Any Textbook

The intricacy and spontaneous organization of flash mobs epitomizes what modern workplaces strive for.
The 'Smart Slice' Is Coming: 5 Fast-Food Trends for 2015
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The 'Smart Slice' Is Coming: 5 Fast-Food Trends for 2015

From Taco Bell to Dunkin Donuts, fast-food giants are innovating heavily as they look to take a bigger bite of the market.
5 Surefire Ways to Attract College Talent
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5 Surefire Ways to Attract College Talent

The young energy of recent grads can prove a good match for brand-new startups.
How Brands Can Have an Insanely Successful Holiday Season
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How Brands Can Have an Insanely Successful Holiday Season

Even if the temperature is getting colder outside, retailers are preparing for a hot quarter. Here are five tips to make sure your company will succeed during this holiday season.
Too Fast, Too Careful: The Struggle to Find Your Growth Sweet Spot
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Too Fast, Too Careful: The Struggle to Find Your Growth Sweet Spot

Adam Eskin wants his restaurant chain to blanket the U.S. and change the way Americans eat. But he also knows that if he pushes too far, too fast, he will lose what is working.
6 Steps to Overcoming Stage Fright and Giving a Presentation Everybody Listens To
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6 Steps to Overcoming Stage Fright and Giving a Presentation Everybody Listens To

Maybe you're just presenting the quarterly financials but there's a story in there somewhere. That's what everybody wants to hear.
How to Be Remarkable at Following Up
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How to Be Remarkable at Following Up

You did the hard work of making the first networking connection (the meeting or phone call). Now don't squander the power of those moments.
Getting Past Staff Growing Pains
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Getting Past Staff Growing Pains

Whether a company is expanding beyond 10 employees or 50, living through the transition can be a challenge. Proper planning can help.
2 Habits Most Entrepreneurs Don't Develop But Should
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2 Habits Most Entrepreneurs Don't Develop But Should

Writing down your goals and reviewing them daily are critical for success.
How to Recruit More Female Executives
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How to Recruit More Female Executives

Yes, women can comprise a greater proportion of your company's leadership team.
8 Ways Salespeople Can Keep Generating Leads
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8 Ways Salespeople Can Keep Generating Leads

To continually have a pipeline of potential leads, salespeople have to always be prospecting.
Have These 3 Essentials in Place Before Opening a Second Location
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Have These 3 Essentials in Place Before Opening a Second Location

There's a big opportunity in expanding your business to more than one location. But it can be a disaster if you haven't prepared right.
Should the Chairman Be the CEO?
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Should the Chairman Be the CEO?

Put simply, no. Splitting the roles saves money and improves a company's performance. So why isn't Corporate America listening?
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