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Employment Law

Classifying Independent Contractors

Avoid independent-contractor snags.
Managing Employees

Managing Remote Workers

Sounds like it's as easy as pushing a button, but managing workers remotely takes a lot of learning, communication and trust, as these entrepreneurs found out.
Managing Employees

Lower Your Employee Expectations

Are your first impressions of new hires forcing them out the door? Then it's time to open your eyes.
Business Travel

Just Dreamy

With beds like these, you'll never want to leave your hotel.
Management & Operations

Trading Up

No cash? No problem. Here's how smart entrepreneurs use barter to help save money, create connections and grow their businesses.
Leadership

Spring Cleaning

Take a day to dust off your old business ideas and see if they still shine.
Innovation

Innovation-Generating Strategies

How to break free of stereotypes, misinformation and your fixation on the past in order to inspire innovative thinking in your company
Human Resources

The Best Ways to Reward Employees

Having an effective reward program in place can help solve many of your HR issues.
Family Business

When Family Members Work Together

Follow these tips to manage employees who also happen to be kin.
Motivation and Retention

Improving Employee Morale

Squash negative attitudes in the workplace and get your employees motivated again.
Hiring Center

Peering In

Peer-to-peer interviews give you a closer look at how prospective employees will get along with your staff--but be careful whom you introduce them to.
Legal Center

The Name Game

You can shield your trade name from being ripped off by a larger company--if it's distinctive enough.
Business Travel

State Tourism Sites

Need information on your travel destination? Find it on these state tourism Web sites.
Resources

A Guide to State Chambers of Commerce

Find your local chamber of commerce with this comprehensive list.
Leadership

Think Like an Entrepreneur

What one quality do all successful business owners share?
Business Management

Getting in Your Deductions Before December 31

There's still time to make some moves that will help lower your 2004 tax bill.
Managing Employees

How to Write a Job Analysis and Description

Make sure you know what you're looking for in an employee before you actually start looking. Use these guidelines to help.
International Growth

20 Factors to Consider Before Going Global

Before you set one foot on another shore, read these tips from an international business expert to improve your chances of global success.
International Growth

Researching Global Markets

If you've been thinking of expanding your business to other countries, start your efforts here. This list of resources will help you gather your preliminary research.
Human Resources

How to Become a Destination Workplace

People will want to work for you when you create the right corporate culture.
Legal Center

Turbo-Charge Your Contracts

Smart tips for boosting the performance of your legal documents
Growth Strategies

Tips for Managing Multiple Locations

When employees work outside the main office, managing them successfully raises a unique set of challenges.
Management & Operations

Should Startups Place Bulk Orders?

Getting discounts often means you have to place a large order with a supplier. Is this a wise move for a new business?
Legal Center

Say What?

Decipher common contract legalese.
Insurance

Live Long and Prosper

New life insurance policies offer refunds.
Legal Center

Good Libations?

Not if you give employees too much to drink at the company holiday party. Consider these sobering facts.
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