Training

Train and Retain: How to Attract and Motivate a Capable Staff
The 'Treps

Train and Retain: How to Attract and Motivate a Capable Staff

Seeking out top-notch young employees often leaves business owners feeling disillusioned.
What Avon and Tough Mudder Can Teach You About the New Economy
The 'Treps

What Avon and Tough Mudder Can Teach You About the New Economy

Three traits that social entrepreneurs and purpose-driven organizations need to thrive.
7 Training Tips to Get Your Cleaning Service Employees on the Right Track
Starting a Business

7 Training Tips to Get Your Cleaning Service Employees on the Right Track

Get your business started on the right foot by choosing workers who are a good fit for your cleaning business and training them properly.
Obama Puts Down $600 Million to Train Up Your Future Employees
Leadership

Obama Puts Down $600 Million to Train Up Your Future Employees

The president is traveling to a community college in Pennsylvania later today where he will announce new initiatives aiming to bolster the U.S. labor force.
Will That Training Program Work?
Grow Your Business

Will That Training Program Work?

Investing in training is often an exercise in guesswork. Here are the questions you need to determine if a training model is effective and the right choice for your company.
To Train Leaders, Be a Leader
The 'Treps

To Train Leaders, Be a Leader

Our career strategist explains the importance of mentorship and leading by example.
Don't Love Your Job? Fix the Job You're In.
The 'Treps

Don't Love Your Job? Fix the Job You're In.

What brings meaning to a job is not the job itself, but what we bring to it.
Punching Above Its Weight, the Boutique Fitness Franchise Trend Is Taking Off
Franchises

Punching Above Its Weight, the Boutique Fitness Franchise Trend Is Taking Off

The landscape may still be dominated by big-box gyms, but smaller more niche services are quickly gaining ground.
5 Things You Should Not Do When Hiring for Your Organization
Grow Your Business

5 Things You Should Not Do When Hiring for Your Organization

Avoid common hiring pitfalls and add more superstars to your roster. Put a staffing system in place and consult existing employees.
Use Metrics to Maximize Results From Your Sales Team
Grow Your Business

Use Metrics to Maximize Results From Your Sales Team

Tracking key variables can focus, motivate and educate your staff, netting greater profits.
How Independent Financial Advisors Can Ride the Wave of Interest in Investing
Money

How Independent Financial Advisors Can Ride the Wave of Interest in Investing

Those setting up their own consultancies can navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship by attending to these six points.
7 Signs Your Sales Training Needs a Revamp
Marketing

7 Signs Your Sales Training Needs a Revamp

Need better results from your sales team? Now may be the time to create, rebuild or tweak your sales training program.
4 Tips for Finding a Great Mentor
Training

4 Tips for Finding a Great Mentor

If you want to be successful start by learning from those who already are.
How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10
Magazine

How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10

A focus on franchisee selection, training and operations helped Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches reach number five on the Franchise 500 list this year.
How to Be an Effective Mentor
Leadership

How to Be an Effective Mentor

Help your proteges reach their full potential with these four tips.
A Startup Brings Circuit-Training to the Masses
Health & Fitness

A Startup Brings Circuit-Training to the Masses

9Round kicks up circuit fitness training with boxing and kickboxing inspired workouts.
How to Set Your Brand Up For Success
Branding

How to Set Your Brand Up For Success

With entrepreneurship in vogue, new companies are popping up every day. But getting your brand to stand out from the crowd, takes work. Wisconsin restaurants L'Etoile and Graze figured out how to do just that.
Meet the Company Creating Jobs for Former Gang Members
Innovation

Meet the Company Creating Jobs for Former Gang Members

Homeboy Industries' mission is to create jobs for former L.A. gang members. Now with a forward-thinking CEO and high-profile licensing and distribution deals, Homeboy is taking good works to an even greater business level.
Be An Instant Expert With Google Helpouts
News and Trends

Be An Instant Expert With Google Helpouts

Fix your computer, learn to play the guitar, or get a handle on conversational French. Any unexpected lesson a busy entrepreneur might need on the fly is all here, all in one place.
4 Steps to Creating a Successful Job-Swapping Program
Managing Employees

4 Steps to Creating a Successful Job-Swapping Program

Educate employees and inspire innovation by incorporating your own version of the job-swap techniques big companies use.
Should You Have a 'Shadow' Like Jeff Bezos Does?
Training

Should You Have a 'Shadow' Like Jeff Bezos Does?

Letting an employee follow you around can be a great way to groom up-and-coming talent.
6 Tips for Managing Millennials (Whether You Find Them to be Entitled or Not)
Management & Operations

6 Tips for Managing Millennials (Whether You Find Them to be Entitled or Not)

Millennials have a reputation of being entitled and difficult to manage, but companies can be doing more to bridge the generation gap. Here's some advice.
Want to Grow Your Business? Get Out of the Way
Growth Strategies

Want to Grow Your Business? Get Out of the Way

Giving up control of parts of your business is a scary step. Here's how to make the process run smoothly.
Twitter's Latest Acqui-Hire Drives Continuing Education for Employees
Managing Employees

Twitter's Latest Acqui-Hire Drives Continuing Education for Employees

How far would you go to keep your employees' skills sharp? Twitter went ahead and bought a whole company.
Human Resources

Don't Force Businesses to Pay Interns (Opinion)

Business strategist Carol Roth argues that forcing businesses to pay interns ignores both the costs incurred by the host business and the value interns receive.
Tips for Overcoming Early HR Hurdles
Human Resources

Tips for Overcoming Early HR Hurdles

Of all the struggles you'll face as an entrepreneur, hiring, training and managing employees is one of the biggest. Here are some tips for clearing your startup's way of HR obstacles.
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