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Safeguarding Your Brand? Avoid Intellectual Property Landmines
Legal Center

Safeguarding Your Brand? Avoid Intellectual Property Landmines

Your idea isn't the only thing that needs protection. Your name, your logo, your images and your sounds--are the intellectual property that makes your business your own.
How to Find Joy in the Daily Grind
Business Management

How to Find Joy in the Daily Grind

Three strategies to help you stay motivated and satisfied when your work feels less than glamorous.
Why Your Employees Need to Make More Mistakes
Leadership

Why Your Employees Need to Make More Mistakes

Encouraging perfection will slow things down for your startup. Here's how and why to make employees feel comfortable with messing up in the name of efficiency and progress.
3 Things Entrepreneurs Get Wrong When Negotiating
Business Management

3 Things Entrepreneurs Get Wrong When Negotiating

A professional negotiation coach explains why every interaction with a potential client is a negotiation.
How American Workers Spend Their Vacations (Infographic)
Business Travel

How American Workers Spend Their Vacations (Infographic)

It's a struggle to balance work, finances and vacation. How do Americans manage their time off?
Give Millennials Flexibility and Other Must-Read Business Tips
Managing Employees

Give Millennials Flexibility and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how you should manage millenials, why you need solitude once in a while and more advice for business owners.
If You Want to Keep Rockstar Employees, Set Them Free
Management & Operations

If You Want to Keep Rockstar Employees, Set Them Free

There is a new 'company man' culture brewing inside brands that want to maintain their cutting edge, according to David Armano, managing director at Edelman Digital.
The Habits of the World's Smartest People (Infographic)
Leadership

The Habits of the World's Smartest People (Infographic)

You don't have to be a genius to act like one. Pick up some of these habits of people with high IQs.
Hotel Loyalty Programs: Loyalty Not Required
Business Travel

Hotel Loyalty Programs: Loyalty Not Required

Savvy travelers are discovering the benefits of instant rewards at a growing number of hotel chains.
How to Use Humor at Work Without Acting Like a Jerk
Human Resources

How to Use Humor at Work Without Acting Like a Jerk

You may be the funniest person in the room, but keep these three tips in mind when using humor in the workplace.
Sizing Up Your Online Communications Strategy (Infographic)
Business Management

Sizing Up Your Online Communications Strategy (Infographic)

As the world gets smaller through technology, startups need to take note and freshen up their communications strategy.
How Being Both the Chief Executive and Chief Shareholder Doesn't Always Mix
Business Management

How Being Both the Chief Executive and Chief Shareholder Doesn't Always Mix

Usually, it is best to be the boss and biggest shareholder. But there are three ways it could hurt your business.
Friday the 13th and Other Unlucky Numbers From Around the World (Infographic)
Business Travel

Friday the 13th and Other Unlucky Numbers From Around the World (Infographic)

If you do business globally, here's a look at several numeric superstitions you might want to avoid.
Leadership

Your Employees Are Lying to You. Here's How to Stop Them

You may be setting the wrong example for employees without even realizing it. Here's how to make them more honest and committed at work.
6 Easy Ways to Make Meetings Fun -- Or At Least, Not Suck
Managing Employees

6 Easy Ways to Make Meetings Fun -- Or At Least, Not Suck

What if the dreaded meeting could actually be an event your team looked forward to? Here are six ways to revamp meetings to get employees engaged and interested.
Time to Hire? Where Small Businesses Are Adding Jobs (Infographic)
Hiring Center

Time to Hire? Where Small Businesses Are Adding Jobs (Infographic)

Small businesses added 71,000 jobs last month. Here's a deeper look at where those jobs are.
Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents
Leadership

Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents

Choon Ng, creator of the colorful bracelet-making kit that has become a national sensation, has accused a fellow toymaker of patent infringement.
Where Job Growth Is Strongest (Infographic)
Hiring Center

Where Job Growth Is Strongest (Infographic)

The ADP Employment Report shows companies added 176,000 new jobs last month, below the average of the past three months.
Struggling With Online Sales? So Are the Big Guys
Grow Your Business

Struggling With Online Sales? So Are the Big Guys

For many online retailers, most revenue still doesn't come from the web. But if you're still looking to compete, our experts have some advice.
Why It's Time to Rethink Who's Doing What at Your Company
Managing Employees

Why It's Time to Rethink Who's Doing What at Your Company

Jacks of all trades can be a plus on a startup team. But as growth takes off, trying to fit a square peg into a round hole can be hazardous to your business.
Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth
Compensation and Benefits

Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth

Despite what defenders of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act claim, business owners report that they are cutting jobs and hours because of the new law.
For Agility, A Shift to Freelancers
Management & Operations

For Agility, A Shift to Freelancers

Shedding overhead helped this North Carolina marketing agency refocus and become profitable after a merger.
How Systems Can Help You Through the Haze, Daze and Craze of Starting a Business
Business Management

How Systems Can Help You Through the Haze, Daze and Craze of Starting a Business

For our series The Grind, young entrepreneur and founder of eco-healthy restaurant Green Bean Sarah Haselkorn discusses the importance of implementing systems at businesses.
6 Leadership Lessons From The Great Outdoors
Leadership

6 Leadership Lessons From The Great Outdoors

Spend some time in nature and you might learn a thing or two about how to be a better leader. Here are six.
5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success
Leadership

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

Don't be your own worst enemy when it comes to succeeding at starting and running your own business. Here are five mistakes to avoid.
3 Rules You Must Follow If You Want Your Company to Be Exceptional
Business Management

3 Rules You Must Follow If You Want Your Company to Be Exceptional

Michael Raynor, a director with Deloitte, examined 25,000 companies across hundreds of industries and 45 years worth of data. First, he identified the best of the best. Then he identified how the best of the best got there.
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