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A Well-Trained IT Team: Your Company's Secret Weapon (Infographic)
Infographics

A Well-Trained IT Team: Your Company's Secret Weapon (Infographic)

IT pros are the backbone of your business. Make sure they're up to the tall task.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
5 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Overcome the Funding Gap
Raising Capital

5 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Overcome the Funding Gap

Taking advantage of the resources and mentors available can help you overcome the hurdles to financing your startup.
Zeynep Ilgaz
Hiring

How Getting the Timing Right Can Help You Hire the Best

Employers want to be available and prepared when the talent is ready.
George Kaszacs
5 Ways Appreciation Can Backfire
Company Culture

5 Ways Appreciation Can Backfire

When it comes to recognizing employees, do it right. Fairness and consistency matter.
Stacey Alcorn
How U.S. Entrepreneurs Can Expand or Partner in Asia
Global Business

How U.S. Entrepreneurs Can Expand or Partner in Asia

In the last four years, changes in Hong Kong's and Singapore's startup scenes have created opportunities -- and China's consumer market is evolving, too.
Peter S. Cohan
Treat Loyal Customers as Well as You Do New Ones
Customer Loyalty

Treat Loyal Customers as Well as You Do New Ones

Welcome familiar faces back to your business as your benefactors. Don't take anyone for granted.
Karen Mishra
7.1 Steps to Create Multiple Streams of Income
Wealth

7.1 Steps to Create Multiple Streams of Income

Serial entrepreneur Hal Elrod gives his personal formula for achieving greater financial security through diversified revenue sources.
Hal Elrod
How to Equip Yourself for the Data-Driven Future
Technology

How to Equip Yourself for the Data-Driven Future

Nearly every industry will be benefiting from professionals with a solid analytical foundation in the near future. Here's how to get into the game.
Asha Saxena
6 Things Your Employees May Be Wishing for This Year
Employee Morale

6 Things Your Employees May Be Wishing for This Year

Based on research, here are some workplace desires and how a startup might attain them.
Raphael Crawford-Marks
Leadership Qualities

Why Some CEOs and Entrepreneurs Make Horrible Leaders

Their confidence inspires them to take risks. But if these executives don't learn to properly interact with the teams that support them, they will fail.
Iman Jalali
Common Succession Planning Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them
Succession Planning

Common Succession Planning Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them

Remember, the process isn't about you. It's about the organization. Instead of choosing a successor just like you, choose one to meet the new needs of the enterprise.
Beth Miller
For True Employee Engagement, Follow These 6 Steps
Employee Engagement

For True Employee Engagement, Follow These 6 Steps

Create a company where the team will put in extra discretionary effort, the sort required to create positive change.
Ray Gillenwater
Throw Out the 'Painkillers,' 'Vitamins' and Other Bad Metaphors in Silicon Valley
Problem Solving

Throw Out the 'Painkillers,' 'Vitamins' and Other Bad Metaphors in Silicon Valley

A CEO decries a venture-capital focus on companies that provide quick fixes to symptoms rather than long-term prevention.
David Hassell
3 Business Reminders Gleaned From an English Country Pub Opened in 1397
Customer Service

3 Business Reminders Gleaned From an English Country Pub Opened in 1397

Your startup may be a newcomer to the field but some pillars of a longstanding business operation might apply: competitive differentiation, great customer service and savvy product updates.
Mel Carson