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Stuck? 5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Gain a Fresh Perspective.
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Stuck? 5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Gain a Fresh Perspective.

For those struggling to innovate, here are five ways entrepreneurs can start identifying new ideas that can rapidly accelerate their business.
7 Rules for Talking With Gatekeepers
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7 Rules for Talking With Gatekeepers

An experienced gatekeeper is adept at screening cold calls and recognizing sales professionals who attempt to reach the decisions makers without an appointment. Here is how to get past them.
Can You Really Measure and Shape Culture? (Infographic)
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Can You Really Measure and Shape Culture? (Infographic)

See how small-business owners assessed the strength of their company's culture. Plus, discover ways to improve a workspace through changes to the environment.
Create a Personal Business Plan That You'll Really Use
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Create a Personal Business Plan That You'll Really Use

Develop a customized tool that will serve to focus you on your most important objectives. Write it in user-friendly prose so you'll check it weekly.
When Working on Personal Goals, Competition Is Beside the Point
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When Working on Personal Goals, Competition Is Beside the Point

Comparing yourself to others is often just a distraction when it comes to achieving self-improvement. Winning isn't everything.
8 Ways to Stay Calm During a Crisis
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8 Ways to Stay Calm During a Crisis

Your worst nightmare has struck. Learn to deftly maneuver and persevere, no matter what's flaring at your young startup.
The Best Way to Avoid Toxic Hires Is to Articulate Your Company Values
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The Best Way to Avoid Toxic Hires Is to Articulate Your Company Values

Companies that make their values plain are far less likely to suffer the trauma of problem employees.
The Smart Move for Growing Companies Is to Always Be Recruiting Talent
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The Smart Move for Growing Companies Is to Always Be Recruiting Talent

By keeping your list of potential new hires evergreen you are well positioned whether business gets abruptly better or a hole on your team abruptly opens.
Take a Page From Israelis By Being Direct
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Take a Page From Israelis By Being Direct

A little 'chutzpa' will go a long way by creating a more open environment that saves everyone time.
5 Ways to Turn Employee Turnover Into Opportunity
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5 Ways to Turn Employee Turnover Into Opportunity

Identify great talent, onboard, develop, lose talent, repeat. It doesn’t always have to be a negative cycle.
'Dear Mr. Human': United Airlines Suffers Another Embarrassing Customer Service Blunder
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'Dear Mr. Human': United Airlines Suffers Another Embarrassing Customer Service Blunder

A customer service letter addressed 'Dear Mr. Human' follows another dispatch last July in which various automated fields had been left completely blank.
The Ethics Coach on the Secret to Hiring Honest Employees
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The Ethics Coach on the Secret to Hiring Honest Employees

Also: How to maintain workplace confidentiality.
The 10 Biggest Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)
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The 10 Biggest Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)

Here's what's slowing your team down at work.
7 Traits to Turn Good Managers Into Great Managers
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7 Traits to Turn Good Managers Into Great Managers

At my core I believe that great managers have one job: to get the very best out of the people they manage. While that premise sounds simple, the execution is hard.
Should You Split Your Company? What HP's Big Move Can Teach Entrepreneurs.
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Should You Split Your Company? What HP's Big Move Can Teach Entrepreneurs.

There is a serious lesson in the behemoth's big move that should prompt entrepreneurs to ask three questions about their businesses.
What's in Store for Christmas? Depends Who You Ask.
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What's in Store for Christmas? Depends Who You Ask.

As retail experts begin to unwrap their holiday forecasts, the shaky economic recovery is delivering some mixed signals.
 10 Stupid Things Bosses Say When They Fire People
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10 Stupid Things Bosses Say When They Fire People

If you unfortunately find yourself having to fire someone, steer clear of saying these unfortaunte things.
3 Tips for Not Stumbling When Your Startup Is Poised to Scale
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3 Tips for Not Stumbling When Your Startup Is Poised to Scale

Size is a consideration all of its own. A company ready to grow has to carefully examine what got it to that point to determine if it is still useful.
7 Ways to Unlock Your Company's Creative Juices
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7 Ways to Unlock Your Company's Creative Juices

If entrepreneurial companies are to thrive, then creativity has to become a major component of their DNA.
5 PR Takeaways From Watching the NFL Fumble the Ray Rice Scandal
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5 PR Takeaways From Watching the NFL Fumble the Ray Rice Scandal

America cherishes football. Few other brands could survive handling such a messy crisis as badly as pro football has the abuse scandals of recent weeks.
4 Unexpected Benefits of a Company Retreat
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4 Unexpected Benefits of a Company Retreat

Whether you’re running a company of five or 500, changing pace with a retreat will re-energize your team, encourage cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal bonds.
Don't Drive Your Business Without Data
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Don't Drive Your Business Without Data

When you have good information about your customers, innovation can result.
With a Little Focus You Can Turn Workplace Distractions to Your Advantage
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With a Little Focus You Can Turn Workplace Distractions to Your Advantage

People and technology will always tug at your attention. Dealing with it constructively is far more productive than wishing nothing competed for your focus.
The 5 Most Powerful Economic Empires of All Time
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The 5 Most Powerful Economic Empires of All Time

Over the course of human history, certain civilizations developed huge advantages against their rivals. In chronological order, here are the five most dominant economic empires the world has seen so far.
The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies
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The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies

How do you generate the most profit with the least effort? How do you maximize margins without sacrificing quality? Here, we explain.
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