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What Recruiters Look for in Hiring a Manager and How to Ace That Interview

What Recruiters Look for in Hiring a Manager and How to Ace That Interview

Candidates can shine not just by presenting descriptive data like a resume of accomplishments but predictive data such as plan to solve problems for a prospective employer.
Staying on Track While Diversifying a Business

Staying on Track While Diversifying a Business

Steer the company in new directions without alienating the traditional customer base or losing sight of the core mission.
CrackBerry Part Deux? BlackBerry CEO Isn't Quite Sure.

CrackBerry Part Deux? BlackBerry CEO Isn't Quite Sure.

While the embattled company's CEO is unsure that BlackBerry will be the iconic brand it once was, he remains optimistic about the future.
Don't Rubber-Stamp Your Company's Wellness Program

Don't Rubber-Stamp Your Company's Wellness Program

Employers have multiple reasons to really encourage their workers' fitness and grant a financial incentive for follow-through.
How to Handle Large Changes in Sales Volume

How to Handle Large Changes in Sales Volume

The easiest way to wrest back control over a roller-coaster sales cycle is by managing the pricing of your products or services.
3 Important Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

3 Important Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

Choosing the right hires for your organization is crucial to building a thriving business. Here's how to get it right.
The Successful Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon -- Employee Engagement

The Successful Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon -- Employee Engagement

Often ignored in an owner's rush to develop a new product or invention, the passion workers feel for a company can be critical for results.
3 Alternatives for People Who Hate Networking Events

3 Alternatives for People Who Hate Networking Events

The old ways of networking are dying. There are options to build organic relationships that every entrepreneur can utilize and enjoy at the same time.
Is This Company the Next Step in Apple's Quest for Streaming Domination?

Is This Company the Next Step in Apple's Quest for Streaming Domination?

Apple is reportedly purchasing a podcast and radio streaming app called Swell.
Successful Entrepreneurs Thrive in Failure, So Embrace It When It's Inevitable

Successful Entrepreneurs Thrive in Failure, So Embrace It When It's Inevitable

A business ending shouldn't be seen as the end of the line. With each defeat, comes important lessons to get it right next time.
Attention Entrepreneurs: Compromise, But Never Compromise Your Standards

Attention Entrepreneurs: Compromise, But Never Compromise Your Standards

A cautionary tale, and some questions to consider when collaborating and facing a major compromise.
The 5 Myths of Mastering Profit Margins

The 5 Myths of Mastering Profit Margins

Of course you want the fattest profit margin you can earn, so don't undercut yourself trying to achieve it.
These Corporations Ensure Their Longevity by Being Good Neighbors

These Corporations Ensure Their Longevity by Being Good Neighbors

Around the world, organizations are doing good things to revitalize the places where they reside.
5 Steps to Writing a Best-Selling Book

5 Steps to Writing a Best-Selling Book

Author of book on inventing shares his secrets that landed his book near the top of an Amazon chart.
No Matter What You're Selling, This Strategy Should Do the Trick

No Matter What You're Selling, This Strategy Should Do the Trick

Selling has very little to do with what you sell and everything to do with how you sell yourself.
From Recreational Apparel to Weed, Here Are Our Best Cities for Niche Industries

From Recreational Apparel to Weed, Here Are Our Best Cities for Niche Industries

Our annual Best Cities feature explores the hot spots for specific business categories.
Passion, Persistence and Red Lipstick

Passion, Persistence and Red Lipstick

Three things that will transform any woman into an entrepreneur.
When It Is --and Isn't -- Worth Meeting in Person

When It Is --and Isn't -- Worth Meeting in Person

Strategic investment in travel can save both money and time.
How to Stay Productive Working From Home

How to Stay Productive Working From Home

Distractions are plentiful when you are home, and often it’s only the most disciplined who can remain productive and efficient.
7 Reasons Why Trademarks Are Important to Your Business

7 Reasons Why Trademarks Are Important to Your Business

Trademarks are inexpensive to obtain and grow in value as your business grows. It is never too early to trademark your brand
Why Are You Working So Hard?

Why Are You Working So Hard?

The latest technological advances promise increased efficiency and productivity but have prompted even more labor. Here's one entrepreneur's solution.
Want Your Business to Grow? Help Your Employees Succeed.

Want Your Business to Grow? Help Your Employees Succeed.

We’ve all heard the saying that 'a team is only as strong as its weakest link,' but the number of business leaders choosing to ignore this sentiment is staggering. Don't make this mistake.
What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses

What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses

Many entrepreneurs may be surprised to learn that federal laws have not addressed sexual-orientation or gender-identity bias inside private companies.
Hire for Potential Not Experience by Asking These 5 Key Questions

Hire for Potential Not Experience by Asking These 5 Key Questions

Past performance is no longer an accurate proxy for future success. In hiring, the most critical skill is the ability to learn on the fly.
Hiring a Consultant? Shun the 24-Hour Turnaround and Other Hype.

Hiring a Consultant? Shun the 24-Hour Turnaround and Other Hype.

Any outfit promising a super-speedy turnaround will probably deliver less than optimum results.
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