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5 Unusual Ways to Start Working Smarter, Not Harder

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 the Entrepreneur Behind a Billion-Dollar Business Who Started Out as a Dishwasher

Success Secrets From 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

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

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!'

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.
8 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

8 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

A little out-of-the-box thinking can have big benefits. Here's how to get started.
4 Things Shoppers Want in an Online Retailer's Return Policy (Infographic)

4 Things Shoppers Want in an Online Retailer's Return Policy (Infographic)

One way to give customers a special perk they will remember is to pay the return freight for undesired goods.
Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume.

Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume.

Stephen Gillett, Symantec's chief operating officer and former Starbucks CIO, says the skills he learned playing the online game have helped him professionally.
Avoid These 6 Mistakes in Safeguarding Proprietary Information

Avoid These 6 Mistakes in Safeguarding Proprietary Information

Simple measures, accomplished in a deliberate, consistent fashion, can significantly reduce the risk of disclosure of company assets best kept close.
Ward Off Interruptions That Kill Team Dynamics

Ward Off Interruptions That Kill Team Dynamics

Are companies endangering corporate culture even while investing so much to build it?
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