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What Is Thought Leadership, and Why Does It Matter?
By Skye Schooley | October 24, 2023

Thought leaders influence others by giving guidance and inspiration. Learn how to establish yourself as a thought leader and boost your industry presence.

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Why Employee Appreciation Is Key to Low Turnover
By Adam Uzialko | October 24, 2023

Employee appreciation and recognition can minimize turnover and strongly impact happiness. Learn ways to show your employees how much you value them.

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How To Develop Employee Incentive Programs That Boost Morale and Productivity
By Ross Mudrick | October 24, 2023

This guide describes how to develop employee incentive programs that boost team morale, improve productivity and increase employee retention.

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What You Need to Know About the Federal Overtime Rules
By Max Freedman | October 24, 2023

Small business owners should understand the laws on who is eligible for overtime pay and when it is owed. Here is what you need to know.

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What Kind of Leader Are You?
By Nicole Fallon | October 24, 2023

DiSC profiles assess a leader's behavioral style and can be a great foundation for leadership tools. Learn how a DiSC assessment works.

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Predictive or Prescriptive Analytics? Your Business Needs Both
By Nicole Fallon | October 24, 2023

Learn how both predictive and prescriptive analytics are essential data strategies for running your small business.

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10 Common Leadership Mistakes You’re Probably Making
By Sammi Caramela | October 24, 2023

Want to be the best leader for your team? Avoid making these 10 common mistakes.

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20 Gifts Your Employees Will Love
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 24, 2023

Gifts can show employees your appreciation, but choosing one can be challenging. Here are 20 appropriate gift ideas that won't break the bank.

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What’s Your Most Productive Work Time? How to Find Out
By Nicole Fallon | October 24, 2023

The traditional workday may not maximize performance for each worker. Discover your most productive work times and optimize your schedule for productivity.

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Gamifying Your Workforce: How to Make Employee Engagement Fun
By Nicole Fallon | October 24, 2023

Gamification is a newly popular tactic to promote employee loyalty and engagement by making work processes fun and rewarding.

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How to Fire an Employee: Tips for Letting Go
By Sean Peek | October 24, 2023

This guide explains the reasons you can fire an employee and offers tips from HR experts on how to do so correctly.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Office’s Work Environment
By Max Freedman | October 24, 2023

Improving your work environment can boost productivity and retention while minimizing absenteeism and stress. Learn six ways to improve your workplace.

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Should You Ditch That Nightmare Client?
By Nicole Fallon | October 24, 2023

When clients make outrageous demands and don't communicate, it may be time to fire them. Learn how to ditch nightmare clients tactfully.  

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The Real Reasons Employees Are Late to Work
By Marisa Sanfilippo | October 24, 2023

The reasons employees give for being late to work may not always be the truth. Here are some of the most common reasons employees are tardy.

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Why Critical Thinking Matters in Your Business
By Nadia Reckmann | October 24, 2023

As a business owner, you need to exercise critical thinking and teach this skill to your team. Learn how to develop and teach critical thinking skills.

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35 Inspiring Leadership Quotes
By Nicole Fallon | October 24, 2023

Choice words on power, success and leadership from presidents, CEOs and authors.

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12 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Business Travel
By Ross Mudrick | October 24, 2023

Many professionals suffer from high stress and unhealthy habits during business travel. Learn to plan ahead and stay productive during a business trip.

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6 Leadership Weaknesses and How to Fix Them
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 24, 2023

These leadership weaknesses are common, but with a little bit of practice, you can improve your ability to lead your team.

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Honest Employee Feedback Starts at the Top
By Shayna Waltower | October 24, 2023

Getting honest feedback from employees is critical if you want to improve your business's culture and internal operations.

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8 Free SWOT Templates for Small Businesses
By Shayna Waltower | October 24, 2023

A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis helps entrepreneurs make better business decisions. Find eight free SWOT templates online.

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Strategy, Marketing and More: HR Functions Are Expanding
By Max Freedman | October 24, 2023

HR functions now comprise longtime HR roles and newer duties. Here's what you should know, whether you're outsourcing HR or hiring in-house.

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Characteristics of a Good Leader: Tips for New Managers
By Isaiah Atkins | October 24, 2023

A manager's leadership qualities can make or break a team's effectiveness. Learn the characteristics of good leaders to find success in your position.

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The Key to Increasing Productivity? Employee Breaks
By Chad Brooks | October 24, 2023

Employee breaks can lead to greater productivity and reduce burnout. Learn how to encourage employee breaks and follow laws concerning break time.

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How to Find a Mentor
By Matt D’Angelo | October 24, 2023

Mentors are invaluable for career development, but what makes a good mentor, and how can you find one? Learn how to connect with the right mentor.

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6 Tips for Getting Your Team to Work Together
By Bassam Kaado | October 24, 2023

Getting your employees to work well together will help your team be more successful and maintain a high level of productivity.

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How to Be a Good Manager
By Skye Schooley | October 24, 2023

This guide explains how to be a good manager and leader, getting the most out of your team while keeping morale up.

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Copyright Infringement: Are You Stealing Intellectual Property?
By Adam Uzialko | October 23, 2023

Copyright infringement can lead to serious financial and legal consequences. Find out how your business can avoid violating intellectual property rights.

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A Culture of Ethical Behavior Is Essential to Business Success
By Sean Peek | October 23, 2023

Studies show business ethics is linked to success for most businesses. How can you create a culture of ethics in your small business?

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Stay Positive! Resilient and Adaptable Teams Are Key to Business Success
By Adam Uzialko | October 23, 2023

Learn how to cultivate a more adaptable and resilient team to improve your business outcomes.

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Healthy Workplace Conflict Can Help Your Business Grow
By Shayna Waltower | October 23, 2023

Conflict doesn't always have to be negative. Learn what healthy workplace conflict is, along with its benefits and examples of what it looks like.