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Should You Ditch That Nightmare Client?
By Nicole Fallon | April 17, 2015

Every service-based business will have to deal with one or two difficult clients. But is it time to drop them completely?

Soft Skills Matter: Can They Be Taught?
By Nicole Fallon | April 10, 2015

Your employee training program might cover the practical skills your staff needs to do their jobs, but it's just as important to improve soft skills like work ethic and a good attitude.

10 'Mad Men' Quotes To Live By at Work
By Brittney Morgan | April 09, 2015

These quotes from the hit AMC show "Mad Men" perfectly sum up what it means to be a great leader in life and in business.

Samoas to CEOs: 5 Things Girl Scouts Can Teach Businesses
By Nicole Fallon | March 17, 2015

They may be young, but Girl Scouts can teach you a lot about leadership and business. Here's how these entrepreneurial girls build future skills through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

4 Conversations You Need to Have with Your Employees
By Nicole Fallon | March 14, 2015

Want to help your employees feel engaged and successful? Take the time to have these important conversations with them.

7 Things You Can Do Every Day to Become a Better Leader
By Nicole Fallon | March 04, 2015

There are more ways to build leadership skills than formal manager training. Here are a few often overlooked but highly effective ways to become a better leader.

The 10 Best Cities for Women-Owned Businesses
By Chad Brooks | March 04, 2015

For women entrepreneurs, launching businesses in large metropolitan areas isn't always the best strategy. Businesses owned by women in smaller metro areas have much higher average revenue than...

Super Bowl Psychology: What Winning Teams Do Right
By Business News Daily Editor | January 28, 2015

Three experts: an ex-Giant, a former Eagles manager and a sports psychologist tell you how to put Super Bowl psychology to work for your business.

5 Business Problems Solved (In One Page or Less)
By Jeanette Mulvey | January 15, 2015

Need help getting started in social media or making your meetings more exciting? Five experts tell you how.

Employees With Disabilities Can Boost Business Success
By Business News Daily Editor | December 23, 2014

Bringing in workers with disabilities isn't an act of charity; it's part of a sound hiring strategy that can really benefit a company.

Should You Fire That Employee? 4 Questions to Ask
By Nicole Fallon | December 16, 2014

When you're thinking about terminating an employee based on performance, there are a few factors to consider and steps to be taken first.

Can You and Your Spouse Run a Business Together? Making It Work
By Nicole Fallon | November 19, 2014

Thinking about a business partnership with your spouse or significant other? Take this advice from an entrepreneurial couple who makes it work.

Outsourcing Human Resources: 10 Companies to Consider
By Nicole Fallon | October 23, 2014

Are you looking to outsource your human resources operations? Here are 10 companies that specialize in HR management for small businesses.

Recruiting Software: 10 Providers to Consider
By Brittney Morgan | October 08, 2014

Need help managing job applicants? Check out these recruiting software providers.

The 20 Most Annoying, Overused and Meaningless Business Buzzwords
By Chad Brooks | September 05, 2014

Managers say that employees use a horde of common buzzwords and clichés every day — such as 'dynamic, 'deep dive' and 'leverage' — that really get under the bosses' skin.

8 Recruitment Tools for Small Businesses
By Sara Angeles | August 15, 2014

Hiring for a small business has never been easier. Check out these recruitment websites, software, apps and other free resources to find top talent in your industry.

Professional Development for IT Pros
By Business News Daily Editor | August 07, 2014

Ongoing professional development can bring immense benefits to both IT pros and the organizations that hire them. Here's how you can approach professional development, from both the employee and...

20 Ways to Make a Terrible First Impression
By Brittney Morgan | July 25, 2014

Want to make a good first impression? Don't make any of these mistakes.

9 Things to Consider Before Outsourcing Your HR Department
By Chad Brooks | July 14, 2014

To help find the right partner, several experts weighed in on what small businesses should look for in a PEO provider.

Subscription-Based Business: Be Engaging, Never Pushy
By Nicole Fallon | July 09, 2014

How do you get customers to pay for a subscription to your service? Be friendly and engaging — never pushy.

5 Leadership Blind Spots (and How to Overcome Them)
By Elizabeth Peterson | July 03, 2014

Even the best leaders have flaws. Here's how to identify and correct your own leadership blind spots

Getting More Customers, Without More Work
By Elizabeth Peterson | June 30, 2014

What time-strapped business owners need is a strategy that lets them attract more customers without logging in more hours at work.

Leadership Advice from Tina Fey
By Brittney Morgan | June 18, 2014

'30 Rock' star Tina Fey is more than just a comedienne; she's also a great leader.

It's Time for Businesses to Rethink Long-Term Investment Decisions
By Business News Daily Editor | June 04, 2014


Grow Your Business: 5 Tips for Scaling Up
By Nicole Fallon | May 31, 2014

Want to grow your business quickly? Here are five tips to help you scale up.

E-Commerce Stores Have Competitive Edge When They Don't Collect Sales Tax
By Chad Brooks | April 25, 2014

Evidence from investors, analysts and consumers themselves reveals that online stores have a competitive edge when they don’t have to collect sales tax from shoppers

Employee Background Checks: What's Legal, What's Not
By Chad Brooks | April 02, 2014

If you're trying to find out more about a job candidate before you hire, make sure you know what's legal and what's not.

Avoiding Call Center Disasters (Before They Happen)
By Sara Angeles | April 02, 2014

Call center customer service disasters happen every day. Here's how to stop them.

What Is a Pareto Analysis?
By Chad Brooks | March 28, 2014

A Pareto analysis helps prioritize decisions so leaders know which ones will have the greatest influence and least impact on their overall goals.

What Is a Decision Tree?
By Chad Brooks | March 28, 2014

Decision trees are flowchart graphs or diagrams that help explore all of the decision alternatives and their possible outcomes.