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Holiday Gifts: What to Get Your Clients and Colleagues
Growth Strategies

Holiday Gifts: What to Get Your Clients and Colleagues

Choosing a gift for the people you work with can be daunting. Here are some ideas and advice.
Jacqueline Whitmore
The 10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014
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The 10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014

A positive work environment, intelligent co-workers and great benefits (free yoga!) make these 10 companies the most exciting places to work for in 2014, as rated by the employees themselves.
Laura Entis
Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks
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Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

The yoga apparel maker announced today that Chip Wilson is leaving his position as non-executive chairman.
Catherine Clifford
The Golden Rule of Starting Up: Product-Market Fit
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The Golden Rule of Starting Up: Product-Market Fit

Ideas are a dime a dozen. But to be successful, your product needs to be something customers want. Here are a few tips on how to ensure you satisfy product-market fit.
Will Caldwell
Building a Sustainable Brand -- One Thoughtful Step at a Time
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Building a Sustainable Brand -- One Thoughtful Step at a Time

HAVEN founder Kayce White explains what she's gleaned from the rapid growth of her all-natural cleaning products business.
Kelly K. Spors
5 Ways to Keep Your Home-Based Business Running Through the Holidays
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5 Ways to Keep Your Home-Based Business Running Through the Holidays

Christmas and New Year's can be stressful, and take a toll on your business. Here's how to keep the company humming through the holidays.
Lisa Evans
8 Steps to Having Wildly Productive Mornings
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8 Steps to Having Wildly Productive Mornings

How to make the most out of every morning.
James Clear
McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall
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McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall

McDonald's same-store restaurant sales fell 0.8 percent in November, dragging worldwide sales short of monthly predictions.
Kate Taylor
10 Strategies for Overcoming Creativity Block
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10 Strategies for Overcoming Creativity Block

We all find a rut and lose inspiration. But getting your creative juices flowing again isn't as hard as you may think.
Lindsay Broder
6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction
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6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

Few startup ideas are perfect; that's why it's important to recognize when you need a course correction in your idea, pitch, product or execution.
Paula Andruss
U.S. Businesses Could Have Been Mandela's Best Ally
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U.S. Businesses Could Have Been Mandela's Best Ally

Amid the justified praise of Nelson Mandela, it is proper time to question whether a pro-business approach could have created a greater South Africa.
Ray Hennessey
10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator
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10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

Insider tips on how to best find and apply to the right accelerator for your company.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why Reputation Management Is Critical to Your Personal Brand
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Why Reputation Management Is Critical to Your Personal Brand

As your personal and professional networks expand online, be consistent with your brand positioning and with the followers you have gathered.
Jim Joseph
6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting
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6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory