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What You Need to Know Before Promoting Your Next Sales Manager

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:20:00 -0500

Spend any time with a sales organization and you’re bound to hear a story about a great sales representative who failed in their transition to sales manager. Let’s consider this story about Austin, a hypothetical character that will help us explore this phenomenon further.

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Onboarding An Activist-Nominated Director -- Best Practices, Risks And Mistakes To Avoid

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:52:00 -0500

Practically, a board’s only recourse may be to form an executive committee of the legacy directors which committee would be delegated with the authority to take almost any action that the board could take except as otherwise provided by applicable law or the company’s governing documents...

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When Things Are Going Great, It Is Time To Innovate

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:57:00 -0500

Why you must focus on future growth when you are crushing it (and six ways you can do just that).

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Start Fighting The Effects Of Rising interest Rates, By Paying Down Debt

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:45:00 -0500

Cash is king, and it’s up to you, Mr. or Ms. Business Owner, to protect every precious dime in the bank. Don’t let rising interest rates drain your business; here’s how to jumpstart paying down debt immediately.

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The Terrible Cost Of Sexual Harassment--And How To Avoid It

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:25:00 -0500

Sexual harassment charges have been piling up in the business world, whether it’s the factory floor at Ford or an elite New York restaurant. The economic costs, of course, are only a reflection of the human and social costs.

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The Power Of One: Focus In A Fragmented World

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:02:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs juggle a lot of balls, no doubt. The culmination of the many items that demand our attention on a day-to-day basis and the multitude of stressors that come along with the lifestyle we have chosen can make it seem impossible to focus our attention on any one thing for long.

Small Business Marketing 101

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:30:00 -0500

Figuring out how to market yourself can be a challenge for small businesses, so here's some simple tips to help you get started.

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Help Even When You Can't Help: A Customer Service And Job Satisfaction Principle

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:21:00 -0500

Customer service can be frustrating work, because of the limiting parameters. Here's how to reframe this as a frontline employee or manager, and achieve greater personal and customer service success.

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Company Culture: How To Build It On A Budget

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:25:00 -0500

Developing a strong culture can be vital, helping a company attract, engage and retain talent and avoid the negative consequences of a weak or toxic work environment. Even entrepreneurs with limited budgets can take steps to build employee morale, loyalty and commitment.

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Penn Mutual Makes Capital For Women Founders A Pillar Of Transformation

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:12:00 -0500

I spoke to Eileen McDonnell, the Chairman, and CEO of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company about her role as a female business leader and the women entrepreneurs her firm helps fund through AWE Ventures.

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Need To Retire From A Small Service Business? Here's How You Can Sell And Cash Out

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:30:00 -0500

Although many sellers think they will sell their businesses to a big conglomerate or someone from out of town, the majority of buyers for businesses with under $1 million in annual revenue live with in a 20-mile radius of the business, according to the Q2 2017 MarketPulse report.

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Holistic Vs. Equity Investments -- What Makes Sense For ESG?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:53:00 -0500

The board and management of a company will always have a better line of sight into the nuance and complexity of their company’s operations than their investors. Because of this, I think that being able to effectively capitalize on the opportunities associated with ESG...

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Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Why Amazon Go Is A Go, Why Newark Should Get Amazon HQ2

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:32:00 -0500

News and insights from around the Web, including why Facebook's changes will encourage advertisers to use more video. Plus: Do Chinese tech companies work harder than Silicon Valley's tech companies?

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Wrapping CES/NATPE 2018 And Following Jane Fonda's 'Leaps Of Faith'

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:58:00 -0500

As the media, advertising, and tech worlds convened at CES and NATPE, the focus for so many is on the best pathway forward in an increasingly complex business environment. So what is it? According to Jane Fonda, "constantly taking leaps of faith." What are those leaps? Read on.

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I Hate Business, But I Love Larry Fink

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:14:00 -0500

Fink, of BlackRock Inc., writes an annual letter to CEOs, which since 2014 has pushed hard for a longer-term strategic approach. This letter is the tip of the iceberg in a formal investment stewardship program that takes governance beyond compliance.

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A Simple Flow For Thinking About Organizational Alignment

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:41:00 -0500

Here's what naturally impedes organizational alignment--and what to do about it.

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Science Says, If You Want People To Respond, Tell A Good Story

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:35:00 -0500

Want people to respond to your words? Science suggests that you tell a great story—because stories create a physiological human response that motivates people to engage and cooperate with others. Here are five ways you can improve your story-telling ability.

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Life Balance: Why All Of Our Team Members Create Visions and Goals

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:25:00 -0500

At imageOne, we lead our team members to create visions and set goals for themselves in and out of the office. Here's how—and why—our process works.

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Leadership In Today's Tight Labor Market: Reduce Employee Turnover

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:25:00 -0500

Increasing employee retention is the number one strategy for dealing with today’s tight labor market, and time that first-level managers spend talking to workers is critical. Add resources to the effort by freeing up your managers' time.

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Beyond Resolutions -- Team Fitness Plans Lead To High Performance

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:18:00 -0500

Active, healthy employees bring a higher level of energy to the workplace. Exercise helps to reduce stress, improve focus, and reduces sick days. Employees who take care of their health tend to have better moods, and a higher level of production.

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How Do You Develop Leaders On A Budget?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:32:00 -0500

Developing new leaders in your company should be one of your first concerns - but how can you do it on a budget? Here are 4 strategies for leadership development you can't afford to ignore.

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Communication Breakdown At Work? These 5 Hacks Transformed Our 1,000-Person Company

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:22:00 -0500

Here are 5 battle-tested approaches I’ve used to open the lines of communication inside my company of 1,000 people, from "random coffees" to CEO selfie videos.

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Planning For A Rainy Day - Britain's Small Business Are Ill Equipped To Weather A Downturn

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:57:00 -0500

The collapse of UK construction and management services giant Carillion, leaving invoices from suppliers unpaid, is a reminder to SMEs that a sudden and unexpected shock can have a devastating impact on cashflow. A new survey finds that almost half of SMEs could not survive for more than a month.

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Jonathan Stein Built Betterment To Help Investors Make Better Decisions

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:41:00 -0500

Some $1 trillion in financial assets will be managed by robo-advisors by 2020, growing to $4.6 trillion by 2022. The exponential growth in algorithmic-based investing tools owes its genesis in many respects to Jonathan Stein, founder and CEO of Betterment.

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Reviewing Your Business in the New Year: What You Need to Know to Grow

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

While process reviews often look at high-level activity, sometimes the most crucial changes are foundational. Here are some things to keep in mind.

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Money Can Ruin Everything In Customer Service And The Customer Experience (Here's How To Fix This)

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:06:00 -0500

One of the easiest ways to sabotage an otherwise-great customer experience or customer service approach is by mishandling issues of money in customer interactions and customer-facing cues. Learn how to avoid these pitfalls.

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In These Reflexively Cynical Times, It Pays To Be An Optimistic Skeptic

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:09:00 -0500

Thoughtful skepticism is a healthy entrepreneurial trait, whereas cynicism can lead to a certitude that blinds entrepreneurs to the truth

Trouble Sticking To Resolutions? Try Leading With A Purpose Playbook Instead

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:48:00 -0500

Resolution time, but 42% of people drop them within one month. An alternative is a purpose playbook, based on brain science, habit formation and software practice. This article shows you steps to create your own version for 2018.

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Want To Join A Corporate Board? Here's How, Part One

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:05:00 -0500

Would you like to be on a corporate board? I’m here to tell you that you can. I’ve been on the Luby’s/Fuddrucker’s board since 2003, and it has been one of the greatest experiences of my life.

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Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: What Facebook's New Algorithm Means For Businesses

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:48:00 -0500

News and insights from around the Web, including hiring inmates, finding developers, and collecting online sales tax. Plus: would you pay $4,000 for a treadmill?

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Building Gender Equality From The Inside Out And The Outside In

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:04:00 -0500

In order to recruit more women in tech, the industry needs to do more than pinkifying robots. They need to create emotional and physical spaces for women to thrive in their careers.

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Why NYC Restaurants Need The Tip Credit

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Let restaurants keep the tip credit and let restaurant workers keep their tips.

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Danny Meyer On Eliminating Tipping: 'It Takes A Year To Get The Math Right'

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0500

One reason to eliminate tipping: Meyer says it was getting harder and harder to hire kitchen staffers who weren't sharing in the tips.

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These Are The 7 Survivors Of Retail

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Among the major retailers, only seven appear certain to survive. Three are based in Seattle. Three are based in the middle of the country. And there’s a wildcard.

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How To Get Success To Come And Play In Your Backyard

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:24:00 -0500

Basic fundamentals have served businesses since proto-market was born. If you'll find a way to incorporate these ten business fundamentals into your management practices this year and you’ll have more fun because success will come and play in your backyard.

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Should We Raise The Inflation Forecast? Business Strategies For Changing Costs

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:17:00 -0500

In recent weeks, signs of greater inflationary pressures have increased. Although acceleration of inflation is no sure thing, business leaders should be aware of the risk of higher inflation and have contingency plans in place.

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Gender Equity: Redesigning Work For Tomorrow

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:18:00 -0500

I spent a day in Knoxville Tennessee this week with the Advisory Board of the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute. Our topic was all about supply chain education, but one issue stood out for me and that was the still nagging lack of women in supply chain.

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How Freddy's Steakburgers Grew Fast (To 282 Locations) Through A Customer Service Focus

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:42:00 -0500

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers was founded in 2002 in Wichita, Kansas; after a streak of growth, Freddy’s includes 282 restaurants in 31 states. CEO Randy Simon discusses how a customer service focus and employee- and franchisee-first attitude have fueled this growth.

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Impact Of The U.S. Market On Canadian Activism

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:28:00 -0500

The less obvious, but no less material, impact the U.S. market has on proxy fights in Canada relates to the growth of low cost active and passive investment vehicles. U.S. based mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and other passive products have increasingly become significant owners of Canadian...

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A Greater Purpose Will Give Your Customer And Employee Experience An Extra Edge

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:33:00 -0500

Purpose is emerging as a big differentiating factor in customer and employee choices. SAP and TCC Verizon share their experiences and offer advice on how you can put purpose at the heart of your business that will give your customer and employee experience an extra edge.

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Governance Oversight -- Is Your Board An Active One?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:53:00 -0500

One of the more interesting developments in this area was the formation this past year of the Investor Stewardship Group, when institutional investors managing upwards of US $17 trillion got together to agree on some fairly specific, albeit non-binding, principles of corporate governance.

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Single Version Of Truth: Why Your Company Must Speak The Same Data Language

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:03:00 -0500

Every data-driven firm must ensure its people share a common data language. With the influx of data silos, it's becoming harder to avoid creating another "Big Data" Tower of Babel. This article focuses on how establishing a single version of truth will translate into greater alignment and success.

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For Efficient Hiring, Get Comfortable With Uncomfortable Interviews

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Great companies have high standards, and the goal of the interview process should be to ensure that the people you bring into your organization meet or exceed those standards.

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The Lasting Legacy Of Toyota's Tatsuro Toyoda: A Ground-Breaking Joint Venture In The U.S.

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 22:35:00 -0500

Former Toyota Motor Corporation president Tatsuro Toyoda died December 30. Arguably, his greatest achievement was his leadership of the ground-breaking NUMMI undertaking which successfully fused Japanese factory methodology with the American labor force and union system.

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Subscription Service MoviePass Is Going To Revive Moviegoing -- Or Go Broke Trying

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 12:07:00 -0500

With 1.5 million subscribers, this company touts itself as the solution to high ticket prices for moviegoers and stagnant ticket sales for theater chains, but its business model is a risky bet.

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What's The Value Where ESG Meets Emerging Markets?

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 11:47:00 -0500

ESG analysis provides investors with a set of information that are uncorrelated with traditional financial metrics; they lend additional insights into a company’s management quality, strategic positioning, operational efficiency and potential risk exposures.

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FinTech Acquisitions: WePay and Trigger Founders Discuss Their Paths to Exit

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:11:00 -0500

Rich Aberman, cofounder of WePay and Rachel Mayer, cofounder of Trigger, discuss the recent acquisitions of their FinTech companies to Chase and Circle.

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How To Keep Your Best People From Walking Out The Door

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 09:37:00 -0500

Right now, the US unemployment rate is hovering around 4%. For business owners, the statistic has a simple and powerful implication. Labor is scarce, and your best employees are likely to have a lot of other opportunities. Will some of them consider—or even take—those opportunities?

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To Lead Successful Change, Science Says You Must Consider Timing

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

We all know timing is everything, but don't always know how to make decisions about "when" to do something. Especially during times of change. Bestselling author Dan Pink offers insights from his new book "When" for how leaders can increase their odds of success when leading major change.

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A Tricky Little Customer Service Secret: Wowing Customers Can Turn Them Off (If You Do It Wrong)

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 22:47:00 -0500

"Wow" customer service can be a huge win for any business, but you need to know how to do it right and to watch out for inappropriate applications of the concept.

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These Are The Startups You Should Watch In 2018

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 18:35:00 -0500

2018 looks like a quiet year for IPOs but what startups are going to be catching the eyes and wallets of brands, media and investors? These ones...

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Cannabis Insiders Share 2018 Industry Wishes

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 17:26:00 -0500

How women on the front lines of the legal marijuana industry see 2018 shaping up and their hopes for the business this year

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Petrobras, Pomerantz And The Impact Of Corporate Misconduct

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:44:00 -0500

In line with significant losses to investors, the loss of billions of dollars in kickbacks, as well as tens of billions of dollars in overstated assets, were also a part of this “scheme.”

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Are You An Architect of Culture? Here are Your 10 Building Blocks

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:11:00 -0500

Everyone knows what water is, except a fish. Leaders are often the same way about understanding their company's culture. Use our 10 building blocks of culture to grow your organization's culture into a sustainable source of energy that powers your people and keeps your customers loyal.

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Richard A. Rosenbaum Of Greenberg Traurig: 'Strategy Must Always Come Back To Only Two Questions'

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 15:46:00 -0500

Richard A. Rosenbaum, executive chairman of Greenberg Traurig LLP, discusses the firm’s growth through lateral acquisition, its emphasis on ensuring collaboration within a meritocracy, his thoughts about the implications of new technology and changes in the legal market, and more.

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D.A.G. Rosenstein: 'Sophisticated Attacks Focus On Particular Businesses'

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 15:42:00 -0500

As cyber crime has evolved the defense measures taken by many corporations has not grown to match the cyber attacks against them. Unfortunately, this trend is not new and the cyber threat landscape grows daily when corporations do not take the threat seriously.

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Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Why Instagram Marketing Is Getting Harder

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 13:42:00 -0500

News and insights from around the Web, including why the raw water movement might be the most obnoxious thing Silicon Valley has ever done.

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The Entrepreneur's Theme Song: Today Was a Good Day

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 12:15:00 -0500

When things don’t always go so well, that’s important--because that means you learn more, grow more, and become a more valuable entrepreneur. Even a bad day is a good day, and so Ice Cube was right when he said “today was a good day.”

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Your Customer Service Culture Is At Risk If You Don't Avoid This Cultural Landmine

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 11:30:00 -0500

You don’t build a successful customer service culture by only helping the people you think can help you back: the VIP clients and big spenders and celebrities with instagram followers stretching to seven digits.

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HR Departments Must Urgently Become Human Capital Departments

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:15:00 -0500

The problem with HR is that it was not originally designed to care about people, let alone individuals. It was about humans as a commodity for the company, not individuals. That’s what it must become to evolve.

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Quit Your Job And Move Abroad: The Cheapest Places To Live In 2018

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500

Here's a list of the 10 best places in the world where you can move in 2018 and live on the cheap.

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Ask The CMO: Diana O'Brien On Marketing As A Vehicle Of Empathic-Driven Transformation

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 21:37:00 -0500

It’s the best possible time to be a marketer. I have had a wonderful thirty-year career doing so many different things, and I feel like I’m lucky to have this as likely my last job. The opportunity in marketing has never been greater.

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Why Millennial Moms Are Seeing Accelerated Success Working From Home

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 19:15:00 -0500

In a recent study conducted by of nearly 130 remote companies, they found businesses with large remote workforces have a higher percentage of women in leadership roles (including founders and CEOs) than traditional office-based companies.

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Learn From Successful 'Firestarters' To Ignite Your Life And Career

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 12:45:00 -0500

As the new year begins, consider the traits that have helped hundreds of entrepreneurial leaders succeed.

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Danny Meyer Talks About His Fear Of Growth And Why He Didn't Want To Run Shake Shack

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 12:30:00 -0500

Stung by the experience of watching his father endure two bankruptcies, Danny Meyer associated growth with danger. Then he took Shake Shack public.

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How To Chase Away Your Best Employees

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 11:45:00 -0500

Are you unwittingly writing your employees’ two weeks’ notice? Here are five surefire ways to scare off your best workers if you’re not careful.

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Is 'Wow' Customer Service Worth The Effort And Expense?

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 18:43:00 -0500

Does delivering wow customer service really benefit a business? Or, is it just a feel-good waste of time? Customer service consultant Micah Solomon explores the question.

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Coming Soon Again: This Best Worst Movie Is A Hilarious Guide To Business Success And Failure

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 15:09:00 -0500

The circumstances that led to the film The Room's initial demis and ultimate triumph are instructional to anyone trying to launch or maintain a successful venture

Saving Your Retail Business From The Chopping Block

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 14:09:00 -0500

It’s no secret that brick-and-mortar stores are fighting an uphill battle against an ever-growing online marketplace. Here’s how to make your business appeal to price-conscious shoppers, who are continually seeking cheaper deals and a better shopping experience.

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Business Planning With Austrian Economics: Market Processes

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 09:04:00 -0500

Market processes are far more complex than the simplified models that economics or business courses teach, but an understanding of market processes is crucial to grasping new profit opportunities, as well as protecting your current earnings from competitors.

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How To Establish A Culture Of Employee Engagement

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0500

Engagement can have a huge impact on your business's success. Learn how to boost productivity, retention rates, and satisfaction by focusing on employee engagement.

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7 Common Mistakes new Entrepreneurs Should Avoid in 2018

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

The beginning of the new year offers a chance to take stock. To help you chart a smoother course, YEC members share a few times they took the wrong path.

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How To Make 2018 Your Most Profitable Year Ever

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 16:51:00 -0500

What are you doing to make 2018 your most profitable year ever? Here are three strategies you need to implement today, to start generating the increased profits and cash flow you and your business deserve throughout the New Year!

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4 Tips For Finding A Career Mentor

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 15:28:00 -0500

Finding a business mentor could be the most important thing you do for your company in 2018.

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Think You Could Convict A Criminal Using Virtual Reality? You Might Soon.

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 10:40:00 -0500

VR is being used to recreate the Unabomber's cabin thanks to the FBI but are juries also about to get a dose of virtual reality?

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Spacebase CEO Julian Jost Makes A Case For Physical Place

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 09:15:00 -0500

The Internet can automate many processes but I believe that human face-to-face interaction is impossible to replace completely, especially when it comes to tasks that require creative thinking. And those are worked on most productively when teams meet in one physical space.

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Muscle Maker Grill Raising $19 Million Via Regulation A+ IPO To Accelerate Acquisitions

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 06:26:00 -0500

The MMG offering has no minimum (an advantage of Reg A+over the traditional S-1 IPO) and a maximum of $19.95 million dollars at a pre-money valuation of $51 mill. The company's market is forecast to grow to $64 billion by 2019, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 10.2%.

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Do Family Businesses Need Independent Directors?

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 16:26:00 -0500

Why would a family business not want the benefit of an independent director who might bring insight, perspective, varied experiences, and a wide range of contacts that could help propel the business? Are they a threat to control?

Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Sex Parties In Silicon Valley, Subway Franchisees Revolt

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 11:53:00 -0500

News and insights from around the Web, including the tiny Colorado credit union that has established itself, through word of mouth, as the legal marijuana industry's biggest banker--"in clear violation of federal law."

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Middle Market M&A -- Selling A Company? What's My Company Worth? Part 6

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 09:41:00 -0500

Selling a company? There are things that you can do to enhance the sale value of your firm but your buyer is also looking to capture value. When prepping your business for sale, you'll need to weigh this concept and prioritize what you work on.

The Top Ten Technology Books Of 2017

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 09:08:00 -0500

Here is Forbes Technovation columnist Peter High's take at the top ten technology books of 2017.

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Differentiation in the New Legal Marketplace and Why It Matters

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 06:05:00 -0500

Law firms dominated legal delivery for generations. They sold legal expertise and had no competition. That's all changed. Law is now about legal, technological, and business expertise. Consumers call the shots and determine when and if lawyers are required. Time for providers to differentiate.

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2018 Will Be the Year of Employee Experience

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 05:45:00 -0500

In 2018 more companies will use Employee Experience to increase employee satisfaction, productivity, and retention, as well as brand equity, competitive advantage, and sustainable growth.

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'How Long Will It Take To Develop A Customer Culture At My Company?'

Mon, 1 Jan 2018 18:59:00 -0500

How long would it take to build a customer culture at your company? A consultant offers four different ways to think about the time and timetables involved in developing a customer culture at your company or organization.

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Start The New Year By Learning To Avoid Bad Business Relationships

Mon, 1 Jan 2018 11:47:00 -0500

Failed business relationships have a high cost. Avoid bad business relationships by knowing what positive and negative indicators to look for when considering a potential leader, partner, buyer or client.

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Six Business Mistakes Every New Entrepreneur Should Avoid

Mon, 1 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Knowing where the dangers lie can make charting a course so much simpler. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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6 'Can't Miss' Conferences For Entrepreneurs In 2018

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 17:09:00 -0500

As you set your 2018 game plans, consider these "hidden gem" conferences for entrepreneurs.

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18 Resolutions That Will Skyrocket Your Career

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0500

With the New Year upon us, it’s a great time to take an honest look in the mirror and make changes that can help you reach new professional heights. Instead of coming up with a list on my own, I decided to survey my team for eighteen resolutions that will make your career skyrocket this year.

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Freelancers, Here Are 9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Boosting Your Productivity

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 14:42:00 -0500

Maximizing productivity can be a real challenge. If you’re interested in some new approaches, check out these 9 productivity boosting tips.

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A Brave New World - Will Open Banking Boost The UK Fintech Sector?

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 04:15:00 -0500

January marks a step into a bold new era for Britain's financial services, with the arrival of Open Banking. Under the new regime, major banks will be required to share data with challengers. It's a development that has the potential to boost the fintech sector.

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Shaking It Up: How An Innovative Tequila Brand Is Helping Women Get Ahead

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

The story of how a tequila company called Tanteo is making a difference in Mexico. Plus, the perfect margarita recipe.

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For 2018, Palm Springs Is Brand New All Over Again--Again

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 11:34:00 -0500

With new hotels, restaurants and shopping, Palm Springs is making yet another comeback.

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The Road Ahead - Post-Brexit Hopes And Fears For The UK's Tech Scene

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 04:33:00 -0500

Despite the Brexit vote, the UK tech scene is still attracting investment from outside but optimism on the part of entrepreneurs is tempered with a significant amount of concern. Trevor Clawson talks to two entrepreneurs - one American One British - about post-Brexit prospects

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What Should Companies Do, And Not Do, During Proxy Contests?

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:28:00 -0500

Of course, there are important rules-of-the-road for these discussions and not every director is well equipped to handle such a conversation. However, investors, in general, look to directors to represent their best interests and to protect their investment, and...

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