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How the Timbuk2 Brand Went From Basement to Famous
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To scale his bag company Timbuk2, the founder had to keep his startup mentality when growing his brand.
January 30, 2014 in Branding
Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own

Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own

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The president plans to announce during his State of the Union address that he is raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25 an hour for anyone working on new federal contracts.
January 28, 2014 in Hiring Center
Millionaires Are Now the Majority Party in Congress

Millionaires Are Now the Majority Party in Congress

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For the first time ever, more than half of U.S. congressmen are worth $1 million or more, even as wages have remained stagnant for many Americans.
January 10, 2014 in Personal Finance
Find People Who Actually Support Your Creativity and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Find People Who Actually Support Your Creativity and Other Must-Read Business Tips

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A look at how to persevere in your creativity, why you should give your employees a pay bump and more advice for business owners.
January 10, 2014 in Innovation
Employees Everywhere: We Want a Raise This Year

Employees Everywhere: We Want a Raise This Year

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2014 looks like the year that employees are finally saying, 'It's time to take care of me.'
January 10, 2014 in Business Management
Kidnapping by Goodyear Workers Union Proves It's No Fun Being the Boss in France

Kidnapping by Goodyear Workers Union Proves It's No Fun Being the Boss in France

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As if the French president's plan to make companies pay ultra-high taxes on millionaire salaries weren't bad enough, businesses have to worry about kidnapping and extortion -- by their own workers.
January 7, 2014 in Human Resources
4 Reasons You Should Let Your Team Set its Salaries

4 Reasons You Should Let Your Team Set its Salaries

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Putting the power in the hands of employees could lead to a happier and more productive environment.
December 20, 2013 in Motivation and Retention
Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

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When launching a startup, often founders need to offer up equity to employees in lieu of big salaries. Our legal expert Peter Buckland offers up advice on how to approach equity option pools.
December 18, 2013 in Legal Center
Quit Being a Scraggly Entrepreneur and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Quit Being a Scraggly Entrepreneur and Other Must-Read Business Tips

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A look at the importance of appearance, how the FOMO phenomenon affects partnerships and more advice for business owners.
November 22, 2013 in Lifestyle
Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses

Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses

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Expecting weaker-than-usual holiday sales, a new survey says some owners are cutting back on end-of-year bonuses and parties.
November 22, 2013 in Motivation and Retention
Microsoft Axes Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employee-Ranking System

Microsoft Axes Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employee-Ranking System

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The tech giant hopes to pivot out of its 'lost decade' by ending internal competition for raises and instead fostering a collaborative culture.
November 13, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
How Can I Keep an Employee I Cannot Afford to Pay?

How Can I Keep an Employee I Cannot Afford to Pay?

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When the money isn't there, what can a struggling business owner do to keep a crucial employee on staff? Ask Entrepreneur's HR expert sheds light on the big picture and suggests solutions.
August 22, 2013 in Money
New SEC Rule Would Make Companies Disclose Ratio of CEO-to-Worker Pay

New SEC Rule Would Make Companies Disclose Ratio of CEO-to-Worker Pay

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As early as next month, corporations may have to begin making public the difference between their chief executive's compensation and the pay of a middle-of-the-pack worker.
August 22, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Salary Review Season Is Coming. Who's Getting a Raise?

Salary Review Season Is Coming. Who's Getting a Raise?

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Are you paying your employees what they are worth? Here's what you should be thinking about when you size up employee pay.
August 16, 2013 in Managing Employees
Companies to Disclose CEO Pay Vs. Employee Pay

Companies to Disclose CEO Pay Vs. Employee Pay

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Think it'd be nice to know how much a CEO makes compared with his or her typical employee? Well, you're going to find out soon.
August 5, 2013 in Human Resources
Thousands of Fast-Food Workers Strike to Raise Wages

Thousands of Fast-Food Workers Strike to Raise Wages

Restaurant workers in seven cities around the U.S. strike for the right to unionize and $15 an hour wages.
July 30, 2013 in Human Resources

When Are Pay-to-Stay Bonuses a Good Idea?

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Cisco's deal to acquire Sourcefire includes retention bonuses for key executives. Is it worth paying your top employees to stay?
July 23, 2013 in Human Resources
D.C. Moves to Hike Minimum Wage for Big-Box Retail Employees Despite Wal-Mart Opposition

D.C. Moves to Hike Minimum Wage for Big-Box Retail Employees Despite Wal-Mart Opposition

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Washington, D.C., lawmakers have voted to require big-box retailers to pay 50 percent more than the district's legal minimum wage.
July 11, 2013 in Human Resources
Healthcare Reform: Self-Funding Pros and Cons

Healthcare Reform: Self-Funding Pros and Cons

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Self-insurance can help you sidestep some of Obamacare's new requirements. But is it right for your company?
July 3, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business

DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business

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The Supreme Court voted to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act this week. Here's a look at some of the ways it could affect your business.
June 28, 2013 in Human Resources
Small-Business Health-Care Exchanges May Be Delayed

Small-Business Health-Care Exchanges May Be Delayed

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The health-insurance exchanges due out in October may not be ready on schedule, according to Congress's watchdog.
June 19, 2013 in Human Resources

Are the Days of Hiring Unpaid Interns Numbered?

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A recent court ruling in favor of two former 20th Century Fox interns could set a precedent for other industries.
June 17, 2013 in Human Resources

Solving Problems With Your Partner and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

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From managing your co-founder to using the Coke bottle as packaging inspiration, here's a look at this week's best business advice.
May 31, 2013 in Lifestyle
The Salary Dilemma: Should You Be Open About Employee Pay?

The Salary Dilemma: Should You Be Open About Employee Pay?

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Deciding whether to be transparent about employee compensation can be tricky. But if your office gets talking, the choice is out of your hands. Here are three ways to handle the issue with care.
May 15, 2013 in Human Resources
What Employee Stock Ownership Plans Mean For Entrepreneurs

What Employee Stock Ownership Plans Mean For Entrepreneurs

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Partial ownership of your business is one way to reward employees. A new bill proposed in Senate this week encourages such employee stock ownership plans. Here are the pros and cons for your business.
April 19, 2013 in Human Resources

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