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Relationships

Networking

How to Level Up Your Networking Skills and Make the Most of Every Event

Connector, marketing expert and leader Carmen D. Jones gives tips for taking advantage of every encounter and following up for success.
Cold Calling

7 Ways to Generate Referrals Without Cold-Calling

Relationships are the key to getting the referrals.
Success Strategies

How to Shift Your Mindset from Short-Term Selling to Long-Term Success

If you help others and focus on building meaningful relationships, organic success will follow.
Ready For Anything

How Entrepreneurs Create Connection in the Age of Isolation

Here are three ways to build human connection with your teammates.
Networking

How to End a Conversation -- Without Offending Anyone Around You

Whether you're ready to wrap it up immediately or have time for courtesies, here are a handful of efficient exit lines.
Relationships

Always Treat Your Vendors as Nicely as You Treat Your Customers

Attempting to squeeze the last nickel out of critical vendors is not a smart strategy.
Vendors

Level up Your Operations With Win-Win Vendor Relationships

No company delivers quality goods on time without a strong, smooth-running supplier network. Building profitable relationships with vendors ensures long-term success.
Ready For Anything

Should You Hire Your Friends?

Here's why partnering might be better than hiring your childhood friends.
Ready For Anything

These Roommates Changed Their Lives for a Sandwich -- and Built a Franchise Empire

Ashley Morris and Jason Smylie have known each other since they were eight years old. Here's how they maintain a healthy work relationship today.

How to Protect Your Career From Those Who Try to Undermine You

Women must practice career self-defense against subtle and not-so-subtle challenges.
Ready For Anything

Taking Mental Health Seriously Is How the Best Business Leaders Protect Their Teams

One in five people -- including your employees -- is struggling with a mental illness.

This Entrepreneur Fought Her Neighbors for Her Right to Open Her First D.C. Restaurant and Won

It took this restaurant owner three times as long as expected to get her liquor license after a community battle with men who accused her of trying to open a brothel.
Friendship

5 Ways Your Friends at Work Can Help You, and 5 Ways They Can Hurt You

Friends make work more fun and tolerable, but they sometimes pose risks.