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Business office of the future How to Develop Lasting Personal Connections in a Digital World
Virtual communications have dramatically changed the way we interact with others in the workplace. Here are four suggestions to make relationships more real and meaningful at work.
Corporate social responsibility How Social Responsibility Helps Your Business
Social responsibility not only helps the community and the world, it also helps your business by creating a "benevolent halo effect," a new study reports.
A hacker in action 4 Things You Need to Know About Data Breaches
With so much at stake ― customers, employees, revenue, and the good name and reputation of both you and your company ― it is important to understand what a data breach is and how to protect yourself so it doesn't happen to you.
Online sales increase concept How to Increase Sales in Your Online Store
Small business expert Denise O’Berry brainstorms how to bring traffic to your online store and convert that great traffic into paying customers.
Customer or employees care concept Are You Taking Care of Your Most Talented Employees?
High-performing employees are the engine of any company, but retaining them is no easy feat. If you’re concerned about losing them, take actionable steps to keep your best and brightest on board.
Businessman Jumping Hurdles 5 Hurdles That Small Contractors Face When Starting a Business
To make a smoother entry into the construction market as an emerging independent contractor, you should be aware of these business hurdles and how to overcome them.
Businessman Attaching Exhibitor Badge To Jacket Swag 101: Top 5 Tips For First-Time Trade Show Exhibitors
If you want to make a good first impression at a trade show, ditch stale promo giveaways like pens, candy, and stress balls, and instead choose products that will grab attention and leave a positive, lasting impression.
Team-making-jigsaw-puzzle Tips for Better Collaboration as Your Staff Grows
In a complex business with various teams, managers, and groups, how can you improve collaboration between departments and make it a strength, as opposed to a glaring weakness? Here's how.
Businesswoman works on a creative business idea The Importance of Nurturing Creativity in Your Business
Business creativity—looking for better ways to improve systems, products, and services—should be nurtured, practiced, and respected. Encouraging creativity can take your company from good to great to astonishingly fantastic.
press-release 6 Reasons You Need Personal PR Now
A lot of entrepreneurs and executives shy away from PR and using the press to create their own personal brands, and that is a huge mistake. Here's why getting personal PR is extremely important for you.
financial chart going down Missed Sales Goals? You Have Choices to Make
In: Sales
You have a few choices if any member of your sales team isn't making their sales goals. You could fire people, or you could make changes that will help them sell. We vote for making changes—here’s how.
Abstract international gold credit card. Business illustration Looking for Business Credit? Your Personal Credit Matters
Don't ignore your personal credit. If you are applying for business credit, know that lenders will also check your personal credit history when making decisions about whether to extend you business credit.
public relations concept 10 Unforgettable PR Campaigns
In the last 100-plus years, there have been multiple PR campaigns that made a huge impact, and that are still remembered today. Here are 10 great campaigns that everyone will remember.
Random colorful English alphabet 6 Tips for Brainstorming Your Company Name
Coming up with a perfect company name can take a lot of brainpower, testing, and patience. We asked six entrepreneurs to share their best advice for choosing the right name for your business.
Business man looking at bright light bulb in the wall Innovator or Entrepreneur: Which One Are You?
Innovators have great ideas, while entrepreneurs see potential risks as challenges — as adventures on the pathway to success. Instead of being held back by the risk of failure, they are motivated and inspired to try even harder.
man stands still whilst people move quickly around him Why Agility Is the Key to Method’s Sales Success
In: Sales
In 2010, when Method Founder and CEO Paul Jackson set out to build a sales team for his software business, he made a costly assumption based on a widely held notion of sales. Turning his software solution into a top-rated app would require Paul to turn that assumption on its head.
Zachary-Burkes Making Medication Access Safer: Q&A with Zachary Burkes
Entrepreneur Zachary Burkes draws from a personal experience to fuel the growth of his product, Safer Lock, which secures prescription medications.
Innovation Concept What Really Drives Innovation at Work?
Innovation isn’t born in the strategy, the process, or the code — it’s born in the people you hire. Here's how to create a culture of innovation in your business.
Difficult path like for a businessman 5 Reasons Why Embracing Risk is the Entrepreneur’s Unexpected Edge
If you have the courage to embark on your own entrepreneurial journey, you will need a unique advantage to succeed. Entrepreneurial success starts with identifying a worthy risk, and then having the courage to take it.
brand positioning How to Position Your Brand With a Metaphor
Metaphors are powerful branding devices. They add context to your brand and create a mental picture that helps to make your brand easier to understand, easier to talk about, and easier to share.