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The 3 Ways Respecting Your Team Builds Your Business

As leaders do unto employees, so employees do unto customers.

How to Grow Your Art Into a Business: Move Beyond the One-Off Model

Jessica Banks, the founder of RockPaperRobot, a kinetic furniture business, explains how she has transitioned from artist to entrepreneur.

Data Reveal the 7 Factors for Optimal Employee Retention

A far-reaching survey shows that workers who are paid fairly stay with a company that gives them opportunity and respect.

9 Juicy 'Extras' to Offer Journalists That Can Instantly Sweeten Any PR Pitch

If you want publicity, you have to make it as easy -- and enticing -- as possible for journalists to jump on your story.

The 5 Grad Schools With the Most Opportunities for Mentorship

Connecting with established professionals is a critical step for any entrepreneur looking to get a business off the ground. Here are the schools that offer the largest number of mentorship programs.

Paying for That Employee's Class? Ask for a Mini Proposal First.

Staff training is key to keeping a workforce in the flow. Design a program to elicit productive coursework.

Sometimes, Keeping the Project Moving Requires You to Gently Tell Clients 'No'

We all love great ideas but to get a product to market on time, and on budget, somebody needs to draw a line at good enough.

The Way to Employees' Hearts May Well Be Through Their Stomachs

Companies are increasingly focusing on the kitchens as an office gathering places and providing meals or snacks to reward their staffs.

Capitalizing on Fashion Week: How This Tech Accessory Company Made It to the Runway

The manufacturer of protective cases for smartphones deployed a thorough partnership strategy to elevate its brand during a pivotal time for trendsetting and branding.

5 Strategies for Growing Your Family Business Happily

What you do to runn a good business with an ordinary partner goes double when you see the staff at every holiday gathering as well as at the office.

Are You a Coyote or a Roadrunner?

This is an era when time, place, secrecy, size and order are no longer relevant, when customers expect personalized outcomes delivered by passionate, agile and responsive employees.

5 Quotes About Leverage to Help You Push Your Business Forward

Every entrepreneur should be harnessing this tool to get further, faster.

Motor Trend Magazine on Creating Awesome Content for YouTube

High school teacher-turned editor in chief discusses how the print publication is revving up a digital future.

To Solve Big Problems, Assume Everything Is Wrong and Ask Dumb Questions

Rather than play the game youÂ’re expected to play, play a new one.

For the Clearest Market Insight, Analyze Both Leading and Lagging Indicators

It's hard to know why a marketing campaign is working or not until we look at what has been going on and what's in the pipeline.

Data Driven: What Amazon's Jeff Bezos Taught Me About Running a Company

A former employee of the retailer reflects on the lessons learned from the boss of the web giant.

Patent Reform and the Future of Innovation

Many assert that patent trolls are costing the U.S. economy billions of dollars, inhibiting innovation. The solution, however, is not so clear.

How a Warm Body Sometimes Can Be Worse Than Nobody at All

A business owner knows that an employee isn't successful at a job but isn't doing anything about it. What's the right way to proceed?

5 Keys in Negotiating an Office Lease

It's a tricky business to find the right commercial space and set up optimal terms of agreement. Here's how to skillfully navigate.

Why You Should Take 10 Minutes a Day to Do NOTHING

The smart people and the companies they work for are realizing that encouraging breaks can actually improve productivity.

6 Ways to Do Well by Doing Good

Being a leader nowadays is more than just turning in profits and attracting great talent.

A Favorite Employee Tests Positive for Drugs. Now What?

Substance abuse can strike even those close to the management team. Set up and maintain policies, provide counseling and determine the best course of action.

How to Effectively Communicate With Different Brain Types

Knowing the way your audience processes information can greatly help you structure your most important points.

How to Make the Most of a First Meeting With an Influencer

Making friends with people who can help you, and in turn making friends with people you can help, is big part of growing your career or business.

Should I Hire a Contractor or an Employee?

Decide the best route to scale a professional-services consulting firm for growth and flexibility.
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