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10 Habits of Highly Successful Future Franchisees

10 Habits of Highly Successful Future Franchisees

Just because you own a franchise, a business with proven systems and tested procedures, doesnÂ’t mean you can kick back and chillax.
New Study Dismantles Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule

New Study Dismantles Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule

The principle that 10,000 hours of 'deliberate practice' are needed to become world-class in any field may not be what it seems.
How the 'Digital Skills Gap' Bleeds $1.3 Trillion a Year From US Businesses

How the 'Digital Skills Gap' Bleeds $1.3 Trillion a Year From US Businesses

Many American workers, young and old, admit they often are not proficient with technology. Employers seem slower to grasp the problem.
Use Entrepreneurship to Reinvent Yourself

Use Entrepreneurship to Reinvent Yourself

A serial entrepreneur discusses how to use a startup as a vehicle for breaking into new fields.
What Entrepreneurs Can Take Away From the Tour de France

What Entrepreneurs Can Take Away From the Tour de France

Beyond confronting grueling physical challenges, cyclists rely on a strategy and a large amount of teamwork. This is also true of business owners.
Looking to Hire a Manager? Read These 4 Tips First.

Looking to Hire a Manager? Read These 4 Tips First.

Hiring a manager is about finding someone who can lead and set the tone for your employees. These tips can help your search.
The 10 Unique Soft Skills Employers Desire in New Hires

The 10 Unique Soft Skills Employers Desire in New Hires

Companies have a hard time finding candidates with communication skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work on a team.
3 Key Players to Help Your Launch Team Soar

3 Key Players to Help Your Launch Team Soar

Because a founder can't possibly possess every skill, recruiting these individuals can help make your business hum.
Modern Marketers Need to Speak 'Engineer'

Modern Marketers Need to Speak 'Engineer'

Creativity is still necessary, but the skills to access data and track campaigns are now a must.
Could GE's Winning 4-Point People Strategy Work for Your Venture?

Could GE's Winning 4-Point People Strategy Work for Your Venture?

Your startup is not a conglomerate (yet), but this manufacturing firm can teach you how to manage your talent.
The Case for Updating the Hiring Process

The Case for Updating the Hiring Process

Hiring platform Smarterer wants employers to ditch the resumes and evaluate job candidates through assessment tests.

Before You Sign Up For a Coding Class, Do This

Our expert says that knowing what you want to build will help you decided which language to focus on.
Master Any Skill With These 3 Simple Steps

Master Any Skill With These 3 Simple Steps

Simple doesn't mean fast or easy, but if you put in the work, you'll be on the way to conquering new abilities.
Embrace Change: The 4 Skills Needed to Reinvent Yourself

Embrace Change: The 4 Skills Needed to Reinvent Yourself

These days, we're more likely to receive our incomes in different ways during our careers. Prepare yourself for opportunity with these tips.
Obama Puts Down $600 Million to Train Up Your Future Employees

Obama Puts Down $600 Million to Train Up Your Future Employees

The president is traveling to a community college in Pennsylvania later today where he will announce new initiatives aiming to bolster the U.S. labor force.
Prestige Aside, Is a Board Seat Worth Your While?

Prestige Aside, Is a Board Seat Worth Your While?

Busy entrepreneurs are often tempted to take on yet another corporate commitment. Here's how to handle this decision.
The Qualities Employers Most Desire in Employees (Infographic)

The Qualities Employers Most Desire in Employees (Infographic)

A new study indicates personal drive is more important than specific skills.
The Role of Luck in Business, Investing and Sports

The Role of Luck in Business, Investing and Sports

Michael J. Mauboussin, head of global financial strategies at Credit Suisse, explores what results in success.
5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn to Code

5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn to Code

The ability to code has several advantages for business leaders, especially those in the tech world.
How Ordinary Skills Led to an Extraordinary Life for 'Dilbert' Creator

How Ordinary Skills Led to an Extraordinary Life for 'Dilbert' Creator

Scott Adams describes himself as a man with average skills who failed at almost everything. Yet, he has a bestselling book and created one of the most popular comics of all time. Here's how he did it.
4 Critical Skills for a Changing World

4 Critical Skills for a Changing World

Times change, and you need to adapt. Here are four critical capabilities you're going to need to become the leaders, the innovators, the success stories of a new age.

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