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The New Legal Economy and What It Means for Small Companies

The New Legal Economy and What It Means for Small Companies

So far, most of the Internet resources for hiring lawyers have targeted price not quality. But now innovative options are emerging that might shake up the marketplace.
Taming Online Customer Bullies, Cranks and the Like

Taming Online Customer Bullies, Cranks and the Like

The anonymity of the Internet has changed the game for attacks on a business' reputation. Smart entrepreneurs need new ways to defend their enterprise without being labeled as defensive.
Build Credibility for Your Brand by Taking Home Industry Awards

Build Credibility for Your Brand by Taking Home Industry Awards

First find the most appropriate awards to apply for, get your nominations in order and hope for the best.
A Guide to 3 Brand Partnerships That Jumpstart Your Startup

A Guide to 3 Brand Partnerships That Jumpstart Your Startup

Few startups have the time or money for painstakingly building needed brand awareness. Strategic partnerships can speed the process.
What Truly Authentic Companies Know

What Truly Authentic Companies Know

From the reception desk to the executive suite, your employee culture can impact both your product and your company’s perception.
6 Tips for Keeping Your Store Relevant to Online Shoppers

6 Tips for Keeping Your Store Relevant to Online Shoppers

If customers are finding what they need in your store just to buy it online, it's time to update your retail strategy.
Faster Growth Equals Greater Complexity. Are Your Employees Ready for Change?

Faster Growth Equals Greater Complexity. Are Your Employees Ready for Change?

Staffers open to a business evolving can help the organization better position itself for expansion.
Tip the Odds in Your Favor for Finding the Best Employees

Tip the Odds in Your Favor for Finding the Best Employees

These five tips should help you make better decisions when hiring and expanding your business.
How to Price Your Staffing Services

How to Price Your Staffing Services

Learn how to price your services so you're profitable and won't have to shut your doors for lack of funds.
This Person Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent and Here's What Happened

This Person Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent and Here's What Happened

There is power in small wins and slow gains. Where are the small improvements in your life and work?
4 Select Leadership Lessons from the Spurs

4 Select Leadership Lessons from the Spurs

Whether it's playing hoops or earning business, these key practices stand out.
Google Unveils New Tool for Businesses to Manage Their Online Presence

Google Unveils New Tool for Businesses to Manage Their Online Presence

Companies can use 'Google My Business' to update their business information and share posts across Google+, Maps and Search from a centralized place.
10 of the Most Counterintuitive Pieces of Advice From Famous Entrepreneurs

10 of the Most Counterintuitive Pieces of Advice From Famous Entrepreneurs

While advice can come from likely sources, the advice itself isn't always exactly as you'd expect. Here are some interesting examples.
A Day in the Life of a Staffing Agency Owner

A Day in the Life of a Staffing Agency Owner

To help you figure out if this is the type of business you'd like to start, let's take a behind-the-scenes look at how a staffing service operates on a daily basis.
Smarten Your Employees' Work Styles -- 5 Ways to Coax Productivity

Smarten Your Employees' Work Styles -- 5 Ways to Coax Productivity

By creating a goal-oriented culture and focusing more on quality work, managers can help their staff save time while bettering the results.
4 Ways to De-Stress While Getting Your Entrepreneur Hustle On

4 Ways to De-Stress While Getting Your Entrepreneur Hustle On

Moving non-stop, business owners can easily get frazzled and stressed out. Here are ways you can stay cool despite all there is to do.
Find Ways to Lift Profit Margins Without Much Effort

Find Ways to Lift Profit Margins Without Much Effort

Companies tend to try to control multiple factors at once, when they should try to identify where the biggest erosion is coming from.
4 Smart Ways to Increase Employee Retention

4 Smart Ways to Increase Employee Retention

When you've got good workers, you want them to stick around. Here are four ways to make working for your business something employees enjoy.
How Entrepreneurs, Such as Daymond John, Learn to Improve Their Game

How Entrepreneurs, Such as Daymond John, Learn to Improve Their Game

Startup life is fraught with peril, but it's one space where prior experience really helps. These business owners share how their business expertise evolved.
Why Midyear Is a Marvelous Time for a Meaningful Review

Why Midyear Is a Marvelous Time for a Meaningful Review

No great coach would forgo the opportunity for a motivating half-time huddle. Review employees' progress and challenge and inspire them as well as celebrate some.
The Workplace Training Hotbed You May Be Overlooking

The Workplace Training Hotbed You May Be Overlooking

By tapping the expertise of colleges and universities, companies can boost staff skills and productivity and stay ahead of the competition.
Let It Flow: Unleash Hidden Streams of Productivity

Let It Flow: Unleash Hidden Streams of Productivity

By tapping into employees sweet spot of challenge and reward, they'll feel more motivated to get things done.
A Cross-Country Trip Uncovers Profitable Strategies of U.S. Firms for Growth

A Cross-Country Trip Uncovers Profitable Strategies of U.S. Firms for Growth

A co-author of 'Roadside MBA' reports on how various firms plotted their diversification or arranged for economies of scale.
Tip for Student 'Treps: Tap into Resources at Your College

Tip for Student 'Treps: Tap into Resources at Your College

Your professors and your fellow students are among the great resources available to student business owners.
New SBA Chief Jumps Into the Red Zone, Taking On the Infamous Disaster Loan Program

New SBA Chief Jumps Into the Red Zone, Taking On the Infamous Disaster Loan Program

Maria Contreras-Sweet was sworn into office just over two months ago and her very first concern was tackling one of the Small Business Administration's major sore spots.
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