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Privacy Concerns

12 Privacy Mistakes that Can Cost You Your Job in 2018

Countless people have lost their jobs due to easily-avoidable privacy mistakes.
leadership training

Research Shows That Your First-Time Managers Aren't Ready to Lead. Now, What?

Here are four moves that, as senior leader, you can make to put your new manager securely in the driver's seat.
Favors

I Tried to Build My Business By Doing Favors, But It Got Me Nowhere

If you want people to do something for you in return, you have to make them "pay" for the favor.
Restaurants

What's the Biggest Challenge of Starting a Restaurant?

Are you ready to start a high-risk business like a restaurant?
Distractions

Why You Are Losing 10 IQ Points Every Time This Happens

You might even be better off smoking marijuana at work or missing a night's sleep.
The Digest

How An Odd Macadamia Nut Milk Company Caught Walmart's Attention Without Doing Any Marketing

Milkadamia started as an experiment in coffee shops. It's now carried by 5,000 stores in the U.S.
Entrepreneurship

Here's Why so Many Successful Entrepreneurs Got Their Start in Sales

The persistence, discipline and creativity required for making sales is the perfect cocktail for success in founding a business.
Growing a Business

3 Simple Things You Can Do to Grow Your Business

These three things can serve as building blocks for your business.
Employee Retention

4 Rules for Keeping the Staff (You Want) on Staff

Employee retention is keeping CEOs the world over awake at night, but it's not that hard to sleep a little easier.
Entrepreneurship

Becoming an Entrepreneur Is Easy but Succeeding as an Entrepreneur Is Not

An internet business that attracts customers and sells products is a lot more work that having a website.
Starting a Business

You Can Start This 6-Figure Service Business Tomorrow Morning for Under $100

The people delivering bread to grocery stores make good money but never get a vacation. That's a lucrative problem you can solve.
Infographics

Is Work-Life Balance Even Possible? (Infographic)

If you don't get a handle on things today, you could be setting yourself up for challenging obstacles in the future.
Jobs

9 Things to Consider Before Accepting a New Job

Often, the excitement associated with receiving the offer of a new job and accepting it, plus the flattery expressed by a job offer, may lead to a too-quick decision.
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