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These 4 Skills Distinguish the Best PR Advisers From the Good Ones
Communications

These 4 Skills Distinguish the Best PR Advisers From the Good Ones

Lots of people can write your press releases when everything is fine but only the best can be relied upon in a crisis.
Tor Constantino
Common Succession Planning Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them
Succession Planning

Common Succession Planning Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them

Remember, the process isn't about you. It's about the organization. Instead of choosing a successor just like you, choose one to meet the new needs of the enterprise.
Beth Miller
For True Employee Engagement, Follow These 6 Steps
Employee Engagement

For True Employee Engagement, Follow These 6 Steps

Create a company where the team will put in extra discretionary effort, the sort required to create positive change.
Ray Gillenwater
Throw Out the 'Painkillers,' 'Vitamins' and Other Bad Metaphors in Silicon Valley
Problem Solving

Throw Out the 'Painkillers,' 'Vitamins' and Other Bad Metaphors in Silicon Valley

A CEO decries a venture-capital focus on companies that provide quick fixes to symptoms rather than long-term prevention.
David Hassell
3 Business Reminders Gleaned From an English Country Pub Opened in 1397
Customer Service

3 Business Reminders Gleaned From an English Country Pub Opened in 1397

Your startup may be a newcomer to the field but some pillars of a longstanding business operation might apply: competitive differentiation, great customer service and savvy product updates.
Mel Carson
How This E-Cig Franchise Is Moving Into Marijuana
Smoking

How This E-Cig Franchise Is Moving Into Marijuana

An e-cigarette firm develops a safer pot-delivery system.
5 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Employee Absences
Managing Employees

5 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Employee Absences

Track time off taken by your staff and figure out how to prevent its impinging on healthy company coffers.
Heather R. Huhman
With Original Movies, Amazon Looks to Drive Interest to Prime's Other Perks
Growth Strategies

With Original Movies, Amazon Looks to Drive Interest to Prime's Other Perks

Amazon may be looking to make its original content a bigger reason to join Prime, which is better known for its free two-day shipping option.
Nina Zipkin
3 Steps to 'Winterize' Your Business
Productivity

3 Steps to 'Winterize' Your Business

Just because the temperatures have plummeted doesn't mean your business should be cooling off.
Stu Aaron
The Creator Behind a Robotic Bartender Spills the Secrets on How to Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
Kickstarter

The Creator Behind a Robotic Bartender Spills the Secrets on How to Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Dylan Purcell-Lowe, one of Somabar's creators, walks us through the entire Kickstarter process.
Laura Entis
The Best Entrepreneurs Get Out of Their Heads and Open Their Ears
Starting a Business

The Best Entrepreneurs Get Out of Their Heads and Open Their Ears

Successful innovators are those who are willing to take off their blinders, put aside their ego and listen to what consumers are already telling them.
Catherine Clifford
3 Ways Your Current Customers Can Help You Acquire New Ones
Finding Customers

3 Ways Your Current Customers Can Help You Acquire New Ones

For a startup, immediately identifying and building relationships with your happiest and most outspoken customers can pay huge dividends.
Aaron Goodin
Meet the 20 Business Owners Who Just Won $150,000 and a Trip to Google
Growing a Business

Meet the 20 Business Owners Who Just Won $150,000 and a Trip to Google

The winners of this year's Mission Main Street Grants program are the largest group of recipients since the program's start three years ago.
Nina Zipkin
The 6 Secrets for Turning Hard Work Into Elite Results
Productivity

The 6 Secrets for Turning Hard Work Into Elite Results

Long hours of work yield little without focus and strategy but you can change that starting today.
Peter Voogd