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Why Protecting Intellectual Property Is Crucial to Business Success on 5 Counts

Why Protecting Intellectual Property Is Crucial to Business Success on 5 Counts

An ounce of prevention can be really worth the investment.
2 Risky Pivots You Probably Haven't Heard About

2 Risky Pivots You Probably Haven't Heard About

Steve Jobs wasn't right about everything. Sometimes, you really need to listen to what people want.
The 10 Questions Startups Need to Be Asking Potential Hires

The 10 Questions Startups Need to Be Asking Potential Hires

We asked entrepreneurs in the community for the best questions that they thought were not only interesting and creative, but also revealing.
5 Things You Never Should Say to a Client

5 Things You Never Should Say to a Client

Navigate the minefield of customer relationships carefully. Each buyer brings a different personality and expectations to manage.
Avoid Wasting Time and Money on Conferences With These 5 Tips

Avoid Wasting Time and Money on Conferences With These 5 Tips

You can still get some valuable networking and learning experiences without attending an event.
From Startup to Goliath: 3 Factors That Influenced Intel's Culture in the Early Days

From Startup to Goliath: 3 Factors That Influenced Intel's Culture in the Early Days

While founders have an impact on shaping a company, outside forces inevitably influence a firm's inner workings.
Closing the Deal Is as Easy as Smiling

Closing the Deal Is as Easy as Smiling

Scientists refer to the surge of good feeling as emotional contagion. Whatever the sentiment, entrepreneurs can use it to good effect.
Technology Is Bringing Jewelry Making (And Other Manufacturing) Back to the States

Technology Is Bringing Jewelry Making (And Other Manufacturing) Back to the States

Computer-aided design lets U.S. companies customize products domestically without a need for keeping a large inventory.
Richard Branson on the Right Way to Multitask

Richard Branson on the Right Way to Multitask

Taking on too much too fast can lead to disaster.
Should You Offer Employees an Online Doctor Option?

Should You Offer Employees an Online Doctor Option?

Eighteen percent of large employers now offer telemedicine as part of their coverage. Here are the pros and cons.
Struggling to Fill That Open Position? You're Not Alone.

Struggling to Fill That Open Position? You're Not Alone.

Many businesses say they are having a harder time filling open positions this year than last year, according to a new survey.
Size of Colorado's Marijuana Market? Try 130 Metric Tons.

Size of Colorado's Marijuana Market? Try 130 Metric Tons.

Marijuana demand in Colorado, which legalized it six months ago, is proving to be much larger than previously thought.
Rap Genius Raises $40 Million and Changes Name to 'Genius.' But That's Not the Whole Story.

Rap Genius Raises $40 Million and Changes Name to 'Genius.' But That's Not the Whole Story.

An inside look at how the annotation startup is looking to rebrand after a string of controversial events that culminated in the firing of one of its co-founders.
When Does it Make Sense to Use a Broker to Find Office Space?

When Does it Make Sense to Use a Broker to Find Office Space?

Although there are situations when you should go it alone, the service of realtor has many benefits.
4 Ways to Rewire the Corporate Brain to Compete in the 21st Century

4 Ways to Rewire the Corporate Brain to Compete in the 21st Century

Companies are being pushed to be more collaborative and transparent and to embrace social responsibility.
Preparing Your Team for a Move Across the Globe

Preparing Your Team for a Move Across the Globe

There are times when entrepreneurs need to uproot their companies and move to a new country. One of the most challenging aspects is preparing your team. Here are a few pointers.
To Beat the Competition, You Need to Kick Butt at Hiring

To Beat the Competition, You Need to Kick Butt at Hiring

For most companies, attracting the most desirable candidates requires some specific tactics. Luckily, it's not that complicated.
Inspire the Innovation Monster Within

Inspire the Innovation Monster Within

Creativity is a skill that can be improved with daily practice. Here's a mindset shift and four practices to follow.
How to Extract Opportunity From a Cancelled Meeting

How to Extract Opportunity From a Cancelled Meeting

When the meeting you spent hours preparing for is abruptly cancelled, use the time to keep making progress
8 Tips for Staying Healthy in an Open Office

8 Tips for Staying Healthy in an Open Office

Working in close quarters without walls can result in more than ease of collaboration. Here's how to ward off the sharing of germs and infections.
False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups

False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups

Founders have a tendency to overextend themselves, and when they model this behavior for employees, they create a perfect storm of stress and burnout for their team.
Maximize the Impact of Handwritten Notes With These 6 Tips

Maximize the Impact of Handwritten Notes With These 6 Tips

Want to make an impression and differentiate yourself and your company? Do it in writing.
Before You Break Up With That Problem Customer, Go Down This List

Before You Break Up With That Problem Customer, Go Down This List

Firing a client is a very serious decision that should not be taken lightly. So do these four things before it gets to that point.
To Build a Great Licensing Partnership, Discuss Expectations Early

To Build a Great Licensing Partnership, Discuss Expectations Early

A brand license works best when the licensors and licensees understand what to expect from each other. Misunderstandings are frustrating and costly.
A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program

A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program

Running the gamut from products for children to houses of high-tech, each winner will receive $120,000 in investment capital and mentoring from top Disney execs.
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