16 Simple Professional Habits to Boost Your Career

If you'd like to clear a path toward success, learn the most effective tactics for boosting productivity and improving job satisfaction.

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5 Business Tasks You Should Delegate

Every entrepreneur wants his or her business running in high gear. That said, you can't really streamline your company if you can't streamline your day.

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6 Tech Tasks Your Small Business Should Outsource

When it comes to running a small business, success is often dependent on an entrepreneur's willingness to surrender control.

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How to Create Culture in a Remote Team

Developing a company culture can be difficult for any business; however, it's especially challenging when some employees don't even work in the building. Strong principles and values don't just make a business unique, they inspire its employees to work as a single, cohesive unit.

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Is Ageism a Problem in the Startup World?

In countless business arenas, age can quickly turn from a major asset to a significant liability.

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5 Leadership and Management Mistakes Holding Back Entrepreneurs

Many entrepreneurs are driven by the appeal of being their own bosses. They get to make all the decisions, from company strategies to marketing techniques to human resources. It all looks good on paper; however, in practice, managing people is much more difficult than most realize. To better streamline your operation and generate goodwill, learn the most common leadership and management mistakes made by the average entrepreneur.

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Staff Management Tips: Which Employees Should You Promote?

Promoting employees from within can be a huge morale boost and motivator, but these positions should not just be given away.

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A Quick Guide to Managing Employee Payroll and Benefits

Managing payroll for a small business is no easy task: there can be a lot of paperwork and your employees could become frustrated if this important part of their jobs isn't handled properly. Follow these steps to help you manage your staff payroll and benefits.

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Keys to Recruiting Employees

How do you recruit top performers for your small business? If you’re like many businesses, you might be relying on resumes being sent in response to job postings, or perhaps you’re using a recruiting firm. However, there are better ways to seek out new talent, like reaching out to them directly. Here’s how you can find valuable employees without having to wait for them to find you.

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4 Signs That You're Micromanaging... and How To Fix It

As a business owner it can be tough to step back and relinquish some control. This mindset may have been helpful at the beginning of your business journey, but now that you’re growing and have employees it’s time to let them take on some of responsibility. That’s why you hired them, after all.

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Getting Your Employees to Think like Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are, generally speaking, smart and innovative people. Getting your employees to think like entrepreneurs can help your company grow and innovate. In fact, most entrepreneurs would love to engage employees who are as passionate about the business as they are. But creating an environment where employees feel like owners is a particularly thorny problem. Entrepreneurs must carefully curate a culture where employees feel like they can implement their ideas without incurring risk or punishment, feel like they can take risk, and personally benefit from the outcome of their actions. Here are some steps you can take as a small business owner to fully engage your employees in an entrepreneurial atmosphere without incurring undue risk.

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Inspiring Internal Innovation

Every organization spends lots of time trying to work on its internal culture in order to get the results desired by management, shareholders, consumers or other constituents. Superior results don’t come from a single enterprise; rather, the best results emerge when business strategy, operational models, technologies and tools are firing on all cylinders in unity with one another.

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Establishing Long Term Goals for Startups

The Art of Setting Long Term Business Goals

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6 Ideas to Help Your Company Engage with the Community

How to Get Your Business Involved with the Local Community

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Best Ways to Find New and Talented Employees for Your Small Business

Congratulations—you’ve launched your own small business and it’s a huge success. Maybe too huge; you find yourself growing at a healthy but unsustainable rate and demand for your products or services is starting to outstrip demand. Where do you turn to find new and talent employees for your small business? It used to be that small businesses would just put a sign in the window, but things have changed radically in the past two decades. So let’s look at both the old-fashioned and the new innovative ways to recruit workers to see what works best for you.

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5 Ways to Keep Things From Getting Dull at the Office

Is your office environment quiet? Boring? Uninteresting? Humdrum? Is the environment so silent that you can hear a pin drop down the hall? If you office is downright dull, it might be difficult to keep employees motivated.

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How to Keep Your Employees Motivated, Engaged, and Moving Forward

It's a long stretch between the holidays and the first days off of spring, which can make employees feel dreary, bored and unmotivated, especially if they feel they're in an apathetic, directionless work environment. Here are a few tips to keep your people on track to make sure their performance doesn't mean poor business results for you.

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