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Growth Strategies

Hiring Employees

What Tech Companies Are Doing to Bridge the Skills Gap

The shortage of workers trained for jobs in the digital economy and sophisticated manufacturing is costly for companies and vexing for the unemployed.
Kickstarter

How 'Exploding Kittens' Became the Most-Backed Kickstarter Project

The card game broke the record previously held by the Reading Rainbow campaign.
Managing Employees

To Pay or Not to Pay on Snow Days

Weather happens. You better have a policy in place about whether to pay them when Mother Nature gets angry.
Workplace Wellness

Being Active Begins in the Office

More and more, workplaces are encouraging physical activity. Here's how to help promote wellness in the office.
Accounting

What's the One Task Most Small-Business Owners Loathe?

The more time that owners spent running their businesses, the more they loathed this task.
worth-knowing

6 Things You Must Know Before Selling Your Business

Getting it wrong before you start can ruin any hopes of a sale and can mean many months of your time wasted.
Take It From The Pros

How to Develop a Stellar Employer Brand

Want your company to really stand out from competitors in the eyes of job seekers? Check out these ways to boost your organization's profile.
Take It From The Pros

This Strategy, Used by the Red Sox, Can Elevate You Above the Competition

What can you do to avoid the trap of a price war? One simple thing: hit the road and gather customer feedback.
Organization

How a Pro and Con List Will Boost Your Business

Sometimes it's tough to keep on top of all the 'what if's' when it comes to your business. A pro and con list can help with that.
Zappos

Zappos Is Bringing Uber-Like Surge Pay to the Workplace

For the online retailer's call center employees, more caller demand means more pay.
Linkedin

How LinkedIn Has Killed Your Book of Business

There has been a paradigm shift in what is important to protect at companies.
Run a Better Business

Find Your Passion But Embrace the Numbers

Entrepreneurs launch businesses for lofty reasons but stay in business by grappling with the nitty-gritty.
Ethics

Are Business Ethics at a Low Ebb?

The fate of startups may eventually be tied to their ability to respect customers, partners, staff and society. Is it time to adopt CEO Dov Seidman's idea?
Take It From The Pros

If You Want Great Results, You Need to Be Committed

Having an interest is good, but it won't get you very far. The same goes for the people who work for you.
worth-knowing

You Can Sidestep the Midlife Crisis By Taking the Midlife Leap Instead

No sports car can take you back to your youth but you can leverage your unique past for a better future.