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To Build a Great Licensing Partnership, Discuss Expectations Early
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To Build a Great Licensing Partnership, Discuss Expectations Early

A brand license works best when the licensors and licensees understand what to expect from each other. Misunderstandings are frustrating and costly.
A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program
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A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program

Running the gamut from products for children to houses of high-tech, each winner will receive $120,000 in investment capital and mentoring from top Disney execs.
17 Ridiculous Questions Google Has Stopped Asking During Interviews
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17 Ridiculous Questions Google Has Stopped Asking During Interviews

Google often asks potential hires to think outside the box, but these interview questions are so absurd the tech company eventually banned them.
How to Recruit Salespeople Who Will Deliver Dramatic Returns
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How to Recruit Salespeople Who Will Deliver Dramatic Returns

These moneymakers are key players in boosting your bottom line. Here are five tips for finding them.
The Daily Schedules of Creative Geniuses (Interactive Graphic)
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The Daily Schedules of Creative Geniuses (Interactive Graphic)

When did Pablo Picasso sleep? When did Kurt Vonnegut write? Play around with the features on this graphic to see the habits and schedules of some of the great masters.
Is Your Voice a Business Asset or a Liability?
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Is Your Voice a Business Asset or a Liability?

Your company can be judged by how you project its outlook -- literally as you speak.
Go Beyond the Mission Statement to Revitalize Workplace Creativity
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Go Beyond the Mission Statement to Revitalize Workplace Creativity

Craft your company’s “organizational constitution” to inspire employees.
Lyft Is Hurrying to Catch Up With Uber
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Lyft Is Hurrying to Catch Up With Uber

Ridesharing technology companies are becoming fiercely competitive, chasing new territories and slashing their prices.
9 Questions to Ask Candidates' References
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9 Questions to Ask Candidates' References

Job seekers aim to present themselves in the best light. But the very people they offer to validate their claims might point to other useful information.
10 Steps for Hiring Your Next Rock Star
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10 Steps for Hiring Your Next Rock Star

The right person can help you launch your company to new heights. Is your hiring practice strategic, thorough and consistent?
How to Not Be Swamped When Sales Finally Begin Flooding In
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How to Not Be Swamped When Sales Finally Begin Flooding In

An abrupt spike in sales can rock a startup. Seven entrepreneurs who have been through it tell their stories.
Why Your 'To Do' List Is Failing You
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Why Your 'To Do' List Is Failing You

Instead of listing to-do's, try keeping a "done" list.
4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slump
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4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slump

Between summer vacations and the wanna-be-outside blues, summertime can be a productivity drag. Here are four ways to keep the summer slump at bay.
No Longer Hawkers, Modern Street Teams Can Help Build Your Online Presence
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No Longer Hawkers, Modern Street Teams Can Help Build Your Online Presence

There's nothing like a real live person to greet and assist customers upon arrival to your location.
Instead of Hoping Your Startup Will Be Acquired, Maybe You Should Be Acquiring
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Instead of Hoping Your Startup Will Be Acquired, Maybe You Should Be Acquiring

Even when a company is small, it can grow in a hurry by acquiring a compatible company that is even smaller.
How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon
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How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

You can slay the online giant (somewhat) -- by doing these eight things consistently.
3 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Workplace
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3 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Workplace

Inspiration is not random nor just good luck. It can be nurtured every day, once you identify the loftier purpose of your company.
Open Carry Controversy: Businesses' New Rock and a Hard Place
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Open Carry Controversy: Businesses' New Rock and a Hard Place

Before your company takes a side on a controversial issue, consider these three things.
Hook New Customers With an Online 'Hopeful Greeting'
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Hook New Customers With an Online 'Hopeful Greeting'

To get ahead of the competition, your attention should be focused on making a great first impression, then building positive reviews and testimonials.
How Companies Can Leverage Influence to Create Trust
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How Companies Can Leverage Influence to Create Trust

The online world is a crowded space for brands – all vying for your attention (and money). With some companies turning to a rewards program to gain trust, others are using their influence.
Faith and Family at Work: A Recipe for Disaster or Prosperity?
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Faith and Family at Work: A Recipe for Disaster or Prosperity?

Done right, melding business, faith and family is the most incredible pursuit you will ever undertake.
New Study Dismantles Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule
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New Study Dismantles Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule

The principle that 10,000 hours of 'deliberate practice' are needed to become world-class in any field may not be what it seems.
How Successful People Make Their Own Luck
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How Successful People Make Their Own Luck

When you're desperate, when you feel you have nothing to lose, that's when great ventures are born.
The 5 Things Gen Y Really Cares About in a Job
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The 5 Things Gen Y Really Cares About in a Job

Millennials crave purpose, growth and connection, and it has to be real.
How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend
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How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend

When Paul Rice initially brought his idea for Fair Trade certified products to suppliers in the U.S., they either met him with intense skepticism or rejected him outright. Today, his model is flourishing.
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