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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With a Virtual Assistant
Virtual Assistant

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With a Virtual Assistant

Even though virtual assistants are meant to make an entrepreneur's life easier, founders can make mistakes working with them -- causing more headaches than good.
Dorie Clark
This Company Thinks It's Unlocked the Secret to Employee Engagement and Productivity
Employee Engagement

This Company Thinks It's Unlocked the Secret to Employee Engagement and Productivity

BetterWorks, which just raised a $15.5 million Series A round, merges the concepts of game mechanics and the quantified self to motivate and manage employees' goals.
Laura Entis
Here's How to Talk to Graphic Designers
Designers

Here's How to Talk to Graphic Designers

While it's easy to blame an unsatisfying final product on the designer, it's up to the client to communicate effectively, give their designer all the tools they need to succeed and ensure that the best product is delivered.
Allison McCartney
Richard Branson on Envisioning Your Business's Future
Planning

Richard Branson on Envisioning Your Business's Future

It's easy to get lost in the here and now, but planning for what comes next is crucial to your business's success.
Richard Branson
Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar Stores
Ecommerce

Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar Stores

Rent the Runway, Bonobos and Birchbox all found success in being online-only and are now expanding offline. Their founders say there are benefits to having a foot in both courts at once.
Catherine Clifford
Want to Be Successful? Put Down the Phone. Your Weekly Tips Roundup
How To

Want to Be Successful? Put Down the Phone. Your Weekly Tips Roundup

Experts explain why your phone is keeping you from accomplishing what you want and need to do.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
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What the NFL's Toxic Achievers Can Teach You About the Workplace
Managing Employees

What the NFL's Toxic Achievers Can Teach You About the Workplace

Some talented and skilled individuals succeed in their area of expertise but create all kinds of problems due to their distorted view of themselves and others.
Paul White
Being an Entrepreneur Means That Sometimes, You Just Have to Say No
Leadership

Being an Entrepreneur Means That Sometimes, You Just Have to Say No

It can be hard. But it's a necessary evil.
44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic)
Productivity

44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic)

Among our favorites? A task manger that gamifies your accomplishments and a background music player that incorporates neuroscience.
Geoff Weiss
3 Reasons to Not Form a Company in California
Legal Issues

3 Reasons to Not Form a Company in California

Although many flock to the Golden State, some may be unaware of these restrictions on how businesses can operate.
Jaia Thomas
5 Key Reasons Projects Fail
Management

5 Key Reasons Projects Fail

Wondering why that well-intentioned initiative won't get off the ground? Maybe some of these factors are at play.
Stephen Key
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Why Your Sales Team Can't Close
Closing sales

Why Your Sales Team Can't Close

How often have you heard the line, 'My salespeople can't close.' Here is how to fix this issue.
Joanne Black
Dig Inn Founder: 'I Wouldn't Let People Tell You That You Can't Do Things'
Trep Talk

Dig Inn Founder: 'I Wouldn't Let People Tell You That You Can't Do Things'

To keep prices low and be able to expand its model, this farm-to-table eatery will have to continue to reinvent the restaurant supply chain.
Catherine Clifford
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5 Ways Your Small Businesses Can Topple Amazon This Holiday Season
Ecommerce

5 Ways Your Small Businesses Can Topple Amazon This Holiday Season

While the holiday season is an exciting time for entrepreneurs, the one major obstacle small-business owners will face is competing with the almighty Amazon.
Matt Winn