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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?
Here's Why You Need to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
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Here's Why You Need to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Career and professional growth don't just arrive at your doorstep without your taking the leap.
The Seesaw of Social and Analytical Skills -- 5 Ways to Build Both
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The Seesaw of Social and Analytical Skills -- 5 Ways to Build Both

Having strong social and analytical skills is crucial for both leaders and their employees. They promote problem-solving ability and the ability to work together as a group.
The 'George Costanza Defense' to Stealing Trade Secrets
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The 'George Costanza Defense' to Stealing Trade Secrets

When an employee is caught red-handed taking proprietary secrets, some feign ignorance to noncompete agreements. Here's how to handle it.
What to Do When You Lose a Client
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What to Do When You Lose a Client

Losing a client is a disappointment. But it can also be a growth opportunity if you truly listen, learn, and embrace the new possibilities that present themselves.
Yahoo May Buy Brightroll in Billion-Dollar Bid to Bolster Video Ad Sales
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Yahoo May Buy Brightroll in Billion-Dollar Bid to Bolster Video Ad Sales

The 8-year-old San Francisco startup Brightroll helps leading brands target their video ads for the web's biggest video publishers.
5 Ways to Have More Meaningful Exchanges
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5 Ways to Have More Meaningful Exchanges

The right chat at the right time can lead to a fresh idea, a new friendship or a long-lasting business relationship.
9 Reasons to Quit Your Job As Soon As You Can
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9 Reasons to Quit Your Job As Soon As You Can

Life's too short to just stay where you are instead doing everything possible to live a better life.
Should You Offer Free Return Shipping? What to Consider.
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Should You Offer Free Return Shipping? What to Consider.

Our experts weigh in on how to handle this latest shipping challenge.
It Really Pays to Have a Rich Company Culture [Infographic]
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It Really Pays to Have a Rich Company Culture [Infographic]

They say that money can't buy you happiness, but according to the data, employee happiness sure can buy you money, so to speak.
The 4 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language
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The 4 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language

Communication is key to achieving your goals. These words can help influence your most important correspondences.
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