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The Esquire Guy on Fraternizing With the Competition

Relax, be generous and don't look like you're trying to take control.

Why Vendors Can Make or Break Your Event

Here's how to find the best vendors for your needs and negotiate with them to get the best prices.

Small Businesses Extend Hiring at Best Post-Recession Clip

There's still a lot of worry about adding new employees, but the pace of hiring is at an eight-year high.

Tread Lightly on Regulating the Sharing Economy

When calls for consumer protection come from competitors, policymakers should be cautious.

Turns Out It Is Illegal to Force Employees to Be Positive

We all want positive employees. But employer policies that mandate that attitude now are unlawful.

The 4 Biggest Productivity Killers in Your Office

A look at where you're most likely to be wasting time, plus solutions to boost your productivity.

The Company Kitchen as a Mirror of Corporate Culture

An open and well-planned café invites more than coffee pours. It can be a nexus of spontaneous and meaningful employee interaction.

Clock's Ticking: A Simple Tool to Pitch Your Idea in 15 Seconds

If you can't impress in a short amount of time, go back to the drawing board.

How to Accumulate Good Customer Reviews That Stick

Posting fake reviews and asking customers to post reviews can land you in trouble with Yelp and Google. Instead, follow these tips.

What Does Kevin Spacey Know About 'Disruption?' Apparently A Lot.

Recently, Kevin Spacey spoke to a crowd full of tech junkies on what is needed to break into industries that seem resilient to change.

The Price is Right: Turning a Profit in the Event Planning Business

Learn how to set prices that are high enough to keep your profitable but not high enough to scare away prospective customers.

Break the Ice: 8 Networking Tips for Introverts

If the pressure to come across as interesting and likable feels defeating at times, here are some helpful hints to letting your true self shine through.

The Secrets to Working With an Executive Recruiter

Ready to find your next great employee? An executive recruiter can help. But, first, be sure you know these five secrets to successfully working with one.

How to Successfully Exit Your Family Business and Pivot for the Internet Age

An owner explains how he refocused on online sales, sold the local family heating services firm and runs a new ecommerce company.

Boost Sales by Appealing to Customers' Unconscious Minds

Did you know you can market to neurons, or create happiness with a small surprise?

How to Create an Autism-Friendly Workplace

Autistic individuals have attributes that make them great employees. Here's how to create the right environment.

The Tough Love Guide to Selling

If you're in business, you're in the business of sales. That's what keeps your company alive. Here are four critical lessons.

How to Engage Your Vendors

How you pay your vendors can impact the service you receive.

How to Hire the Absolute Best Talent for Tech Jobs

Recruiting has become increasingly vital as companies compete to find engineers and IT staffers.

What's a PEO and How Can It Help My Business?

Hint: It'll help out with all your business's HR needs.

What Nannies Teach Us About Smart Regulation

The market can regulate products or businesses better than any bureaucrat. Just ask a babysitter.

5 Steps to Creating a Valuable Customer Conference

For a startup trying to get off the ground (or a business looking to grow), customer relationships are crucial as these people fuel the business. To stand out against competitors and develop lasting relationships, startups should consider hosting a customer conference.

Want to Be More Productive? Move Across the World.

A transplant from the U.S. to Hong Kong cites his newfound efficiency. Telecommuting can work, he argues.

7 Ways to Craft a Great Company Culture on a Budget

A carnival of perks is great, but how do businesses without multimillion-dollar budgets for complimentary manicure salons compete?

Achieve the 'Innovation Mindset' With These 8 Keys

It takes creativity and moxie to address issues such as turning around large companies or launching groundbreaking products.
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