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Think You Should Hire an Intern? Think Again.

Think You Should Hire an Intern? Think Again.

Admit it: Your company might not have the time, interest or temperament to handle an intern.
How to Write a Great Mission Statement

How to Write a Great Mission Statement

Your mission statement can be as important to your success as your business plan.
Embrace the Soft Launch

Embrace the Soft Launch

For the typical start up, the less splashy the launch the better the chances of quietly refining the product and finding the first customer.
What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas and Not Enough Time

What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas and Not Enough Time

It all comes down to treating your life like ... a rose bush.
Don't Ignore the Cultural Perks Millennials Crave on the Job

Don't Ignore the Cultural Perks Millennials Crave on the Job

Consider these four ways to recruit (and retain) great Gen Y talent before the competition lures it away.
If You Want a Job at Zappos, You'll Have to Network for It

If You Want a Job at Zappos, You'll Have to Network for It

The online shoe and apparel retailer, which prides itself on valuing company culture above all else, is dramatically changing its hiring process.
Want to Be More Productive? Take a Break and Check Out This Infographic.

Want to Be More Productive? Take a Break and Check Out This Infographic.

Here's why you should be taking regular breaks at work.
The 10 Most Deadly Mistakes in Website Design

The 10 Most Deadly Mistakes in Website Design

If you can manage to avoid these 10 mistakes, you'll be well on your way to a site that attracts visitors and makes them want to stick around.
The Ethics Coach's Top 3 Strategies for Creating an Ethical Workplace

The Ethics Coach's Top 3 Strategies for Creating an Ethical Workplace

Also: Should you work with a bullying client? And is it unethical to be solely motivated by money?
Why Your New Business Needs a Lawyer Yesterday

Why Your New Business Needs a Lawyer Yesterday

Even a young company can run into legal problems. An attorney is trained to identify potential problems -- before they happen.
Brand Licensing Provides More Outlets for Profit and Exposure

Brand Licensing Provides More Outlets for Profit and Exposure

By finding a partner, a company can strategically compete with competitors and expand to new products and locations.
Charging the Right Fees For Your Personal Training Services

Charging the Right Fees For Your Personal Training Services

One of the best ways to keep your company in the black is to charge appropriate fees for your services. Find out how to set the best rates for your personal training business.
A Foolproof Guide to Raising Capital for Startups

A Foolproof Guide to Raising Capital for Startups

Pass these nine tests and investors will beat a path to your door. Along the way you'll figure out if your firm has a great CEO.
8 Little-Known Franchises That Make Millions

8 Little-Known Franchises That Make Millions

These franchises have found their niche and are making a big impact.
Under Armour Just Proved Human Decency Is the Best PR

Under Armour Just Proved Human Decency Is the Best PR

Get your tissues out. After a 4-year-old boy was attacked by a dog while wearing his favorite Under Armour T-shirt, the company reached out with a heartening gift.
Boosting Employee Engagement in the Summer Months

Boosting Employee Engagement in the Summer Months

'Tis the season for vacations. Motivating staffers can be a challenge. Here are five different ways to sustain productivity.
An Audit of Your Office Lease Could Yield Big Savings

An Audit of Your Office Lease Could Yield Big Savings

There are numerous expense errors that could be costing your business extra money. It's time to renegotiate.
Don't Process Entrepreneurship Out of Your Startup

Don't Process Entrepreneurship Out of Your Startup

Growth and success are great until, without knowing how it happened, the character of your startup has completely changed.
The Liability Involved in Running a Personal Training Business

The Liability Involved in Running a Personal Training Business

What's the extent of your liability if a client is injured while under your supervision? Here's how to protect yourself from liability when running a personal training business.
Don't Pay a Consultant Before Chatting With Your Vendor

Don't Pay a Consultant Before Chatting With Your Vendor

Vendors have unique access and insight. Their perspective is typically available for the price of a friendly conversation.
What Separates Entrepreneurs From Mere Mortals: The Ability to Take Risk

What Separates Entrepreneurs From Mere Mortals: The Ability to Take Risk

Raj Peter Bhakta launched WhistlePig whiskey in the middle of a recession, and there were some cold, lonely nights where he felt alone in his mission. But he kept on.
What You Need to Know When Hiring Interns

What You Need to Know When Hiring Interns

With intern season just around the corner, startups need to bring their A game to nab top-tier students.
Sizing Up Candidates for Cultural Fit Throughout the Hiring Process

Sizing Up Candidates for Cultural Fit Throughout the Hiring Process

Job seekers who mesh well with an organization are also more likely to stick around, saving employers costly employee turnover,
Are You Cut Out for a Sales Gig at a Startup?

Are You Cut Out for a Sales Gig at a Startup?

If you want to get a job selling, would you be a better fit at a smaller or a larger company?
What City Topped the Chart for Helping Small Businesses Succeed?

What City Topped the Chart for Helping Small Businesses Succeed?

A new report highlights specifics and outlines strategies for local governments to follow to improve their strategies targeted towards small businesses.
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