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Be Agile to Protect Your Startup from Chaos

A Navy SEAL explains how to move quickly to defend your business against outside threats.

Tech Companies Deserve More Credit for Their Diversity

The numbers that critics use to paint a damaging picture of Silicon Valley need to be viewed in context.

5 Ways to Boost Employees' Memories

Don't waste time and money going over things. Use these strategies to improve retention.

The Answer to 'I Need More Help But Can't Afford It'

Whenever you hire, this should always be your first thought.

How to Partner With Merchants for Your Daily Deals Site

Here's how to find and sign up retailers who want to do business with you.

5 Unusual Ways to Start Working Smarter, Not Harder

Working harder can be an easy habit to slip into. These methods can help you reverse that course and be more productive.

Satisfy Customers With These 5 Pointers, Then Expect More Customers

In the age of social media, both positive and negative reviews can spread like wildfire.

Taking Aim at Twitter, Facebook Ramps Up Celeb Presence

The social giant continues to take aim at rival Twitter with an emphasis on VIP users and entertainment partnerships.

Attract More Talent With Video Job Ads

A new study shows candidates spend on average 55 seconds reading text-only ads, whereas job seekers might watch a video ad for a far longer stretch.

The 4 Types of Online Discount Websites You Could Start

Find out more about the four varieties of sites that offer deals to consumers looking to save some money.

The Psychology of Getting More Done (In Less Time)

While it can be easy to find motivation, it's usually not so easy to stay disciplined. Here are some tips.

When Hiring, Take a Cue From the NBA and Look for Performance and Character

Billion-dollar sports franchises conduct in-depth background checks and administer personality profiles for possible draft picks. Here are eight things they look for.

How to Successfully Collaborate With a Larger Business Partner

Partnering with a bigger company is good for the bottom line but tough on the ego. Expect to do things their way, on their schedule.

Looking for Inspiration? Take a Hike.

New research suggests taking a walk can help your brain be more creative and generate new ideas.

When Testing New Ideas, Keep Simplicity and Your Ego in Check

Dream big and surround yourself with positive people. But there’s a window of time when the entrepreneur must throw these tenets out the window.

MBA Students Can Help Spice Up Your Startup's Special Sauce

The sharp eyes of a business class can enrich a company's bottom line.

The 5 Secret Ingredients Needed to Build a Great PR Team

Finding the right PR strategy for a business can be challenging, as not all company's needs are the same. Here we offer a few pointers on finding the ideal PR team for your business.

How to Snag Higher Paying Gigs

Starting out as a consultant, freelancer or entrepreneur can be daunting: The pickings are slim. But as businesspeople build up their clientele, they can start to be choosier about what projects they take on.

Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Running Your Daily Deals Site

Keep your business on the right track and your merchants happy by learning how to avoid the top mistakes business owners make when running an online coupon or daily deal site.

Obamacare Is Turning Top Performers Into Free Agents

Company health insurance is no longer enough to keep would-be entrepreneurs tethered to corporate jobs.

How Purpose and Social Responsibility Can Set a Startup Apart

Campbell's CEO says new business owners can differentiate their enterprise with ideals that resonate with consumers, their evolving values and needs.

Success Secrets From Papa John: The Entrepreneur Behind a Billion-Dollar Business Who Started Out as a Dishwasher

John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John's, reflects on launching a successful business, hiring the right people and making mistakes.

When to DIY Recruiting and When to Hire a Recruiter

Hiring is nerve wracking but less so when you can distinguish when you can handle it from when you need pros who can.

Richard Branson on Why Compassion Is a Competitive Advantage

Business used to be a cutthroat world where the only thing that mattered was profit -- but that's changing quickly.

Your Company Shouldn't Need to Shout 'The Customer is King!'

Put the customer at the center of your business and they will know they are king, without all the yelling.
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