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Delegating is Good. That's Why I Delegated This Headline.

Delegating is Good. That's Why I Delegated This Headline.

Assigning your tasks to your employees or colleagues can have big benefits for your business.
How to Create a Productive Office Space

How to Create a Productive Office Space

If you want to improve productivity in the office, start by considering the way you're using the available space.
Make the Most of Post-Holiday Sales

Make the Most of Post-Holiday Sales

Prep your staff for after-holiday traffic by avoiding these 4 common mistakes.
Why Stellar Customer Service Is Key to Building Your Online Brand

Why Stellar Customer Service Is Key to Building Your Online Brand

If you and your employees truly believe the customer is always right, you can build one heck of a successful brand using social media.
Think You Need to Hire? Think Again.

Think You Need to Hire? Think Again.

Asking yourself these three questions can help ensure that your company can afford to hire and will select the right person.
Let Beyonce Be Your Guide and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Let Beyonce Be Your Guide and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at the importance of personally connecting with customers, why perfection is better than originality and more advice for business owners.
Mandela Event Interpreter 'Mistake' Offers Big Hiring Lesson

Mandela Event Interpreter 'Mistake' Offers Big Hiring Lesson

The hiring of a schizophrenic man as the interpreter for Nelson Mandela's memorial service is a bold reminder that employers need to go the extra mile when screening job candidates.
The Best (And Only) Tips You Need for the Office Holiday Party

The Best (And Only) Tips You Need for the Office Holiday Party

It's Christmas Party time. You know, the time of the year when you need to be reminded you are not as interesting as you think and can't hold your liquor.
Tax Tips for Writing Off Your Holiday Party

Tax Tips for Writing Off Your Holiday Party

As we head into the holiday season filled with business events and parties, it’s important to keep in mind that the IRS is strict with its tax-write off standards.
The Interview Questions You Aren't Asking But Should Be

The Interview Questions You Aren't Asking But Should Be

Catch job candidates off-guard with the right questions and you'll quickly uncover their true colors.
What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows

What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows

Whether you're selling a new app, a service or a waterbed for cows -- there are fundamental steps you can take to make your brand its best. Here are three.
The 4 Silent Killers of Your Business

The 4 Silent Killers of Your Business

You may think your company looks great from the outside. But look for the warning signs inside that could put you out of business.
3 Ways to Re-Engage Your Employees

3 Ways to Re-Engage Your Employees

Our experts tell you how to get your staff, your most important asset, to reconnect to your company and your goals.
18 Easy Ways to Say 'Thanks'

18 Easy Ways to Say 'Thanks'

In an ideal world, your staff should feel appreciated 365 days a year. In the real world, gratitude sometimes gets forgotten. Here are 18 suggestions for remedying that.
Reward Better: New Programs Let You Recognize Employees in Real Time

Reward Better: New Programs Let You Recognize Employees in Real Time

End-of-year fruit basket? Company coffee cup? Shelve old-school gifts next to the rolodexes and update your recognition program with LinkedIn badges or an array of online gift cards.
How to Find Great Candidates by Looking Past the Obvious

How to Find Great Candidates by Looking Past the Obvious

Experts aren't everything. Here's how to eliminate the false positives and find the employee you need.
Keep Your Promises and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Keep Your Promises and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how to be a better leader, communicate with potential clients, keep your customers happy and more advice for business owners.
The Rules for Eating Lunch at Your Desk

The Rules for Eating Lunch at Your Desk

Everyone may be doing it, but not everyone is doing it politely. Follow these rules to keep from annoying your coworkers.
Hiring: Why the Most Skilled Candidate Isn't Always the Right Candidate

Hiring: Why the Most Skilled Candidate Isn't Always the Right Candidate

Smart hiring looks beyond skillsets to find someone who will work well with your team and your workflow. These 4 tips will help you look beyond the resume.
Why Happy Employees Are Your Key to Successful Branding

Why Happy Employees Are Your Key to Successful Branding

You can't build a strong brand image without a team of people behind it. Here's the story of a little doughnut shop doing big things when it comes to branding.
Microsoft Axes Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employee-Ranking System

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

The tech giant hopes to pivot out of its 'lost decade' by ending internal competition for raises and instead fostering a collaborative culture.
Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say

Difficult Conversations: What Not to Say

Avoid common pitfalls that can make hard conversations even harder.
5 Hiring Practices to Keep You Out of Hot Water With the IRS

5 Hiring Practices to Keep You Out of Hot Water With the IRS

Distinguishing between independent contractors and employees properly means covering all your bases. Here are five important steps to take.
Why You're 2 Steps Away From a More Productive Day

Why You're 2 Steps Away From a More Productive Day

Sometimes getting more done is just a matter of changing how you react to interruptions. Here are two easy strategies to start using now.
How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

Motivating your team can be more art than science, but here are four techniques that work.

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