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Filed In: Operations
What is past performance and why should you care? In the world of procurement, it is one of the most critical evaluation factors for businesses.
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Remote team
Here are 10 ways you can manage your remote teams effectively and ensure good communication, high morale, and maximum productivity.
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Filed In: Staffing & HR
A curious employee is an engaged employee who is more likely to embrace change, challenge the status quo, and forge new learning opportunities.
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gender gap
White men continue to make up the overwhelming majority of the tech workforce; these five organizations are on a mission to bridge the gender gap in tech.
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Running-with-time
Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
We ask 11 entrepreneurs: "If you had one additional hour to dedicate to your business tomorrow, what business task would you spend it on and why?
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success
Filed In: Operations
When sales are down or a personal crisis strikes, it might seem easy to give up. Here are valuable lessons one entrepreneur learned during the toughest time in her entrepreneurial career.
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business call
Conference calls are an effective way to collaborate with co-workers who are in different locations. But, what is the appropriate amount of time to spend on these calls?
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Being able to crawl inside the heads of your customers is one sure way to get your business going in the right direction. Here are seven surefire ways to know your customers better.
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When an company has a shared sense of purpose among workers and leadership, there is a unified understanding of why the organization exists -- and what matters.
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Container Ship
There are lots of excellent resources available to help you prepare your export marketing plan. We present an overview of what this plan should include.
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Financial Success Concept
Filed In: Finance
Does your small business have a disciplined finance process? Three finance rules kept us afloat during the recession. Imagine what they can do in good times.
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Bored businesswoman
Filed In: Operations
If your small business is starting to bore you, maybe it's time to consider business expansion. These seven options will get you excited about entrepreneurship.
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hipster
We asked six entrepreneurs what unusual bit of information you can add to make your business card stand out and attract more customers.
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Marijuana
Today's tech entrepreneurs want to take pot somewhere it's never been, and they have the skills and resources to do just that.
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Happy man running on the beach
It's peak vacation season. Learn four steps to cut the connection to work and truly enjoy your time off.
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Excellent
The business leaders who strive to understand the customer experience are laying the foundation for long-term success and business excellence.
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Florence-tourists
Despite the proliferation of Web-based DIY travel services, why are so many modern travelers turning to travel agencies and clubs to help plan their getaways?
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Data
Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
Most businesses are not yet making adequate use of "small data," which comes without the big price tag. Here's how to use small data to your advantage.
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home-office
Just because you work at home doesn't mean you can't project a professional image. Miranda Marquit shares tips on how to transform your home office into a meeting room.
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Handing over a file
Filed In: Staffing & HR
Some companies choose to share almost everything with their employees, while other CEOs fear sharing too much will lead to company drama.
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