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Want Stuff Done Right? Get a Mom or Dad on Your Team

Want Stuff Done Right? Get a Mom or Dad on Your Team

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you don’t have kids of your own, you probably know as much about working parents as you do about different brands of diaper cream — not a lot. Conventional wisdom may tell you that employees with children may not be as productive or reliable as those without. After all, kids get sick, parents have […]

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4 Ways to Turn Metrics Into Business Strategies

4 Ways to Turn Metrics Into Business Strategies

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the bestselling book “Moneyball,” Michael Lewis explains how the Oakland A’s built a winning team using only statistics. Yet more than 10 years after the book’s publication, few organizations follow this example of metrics-driven decision-making. Many executives still let emotions or intuition guide their decisions, even when thousands or millions of dollars hang in […]

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Want to Stand Out? Create an Invisible Solution

Want to Stand Out? Create an Invisible Solution

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

When it first started, real-estate platform Commissions Inc faced a problem many tech companies have: The team needed a cloud-based email delivery system with powerful insights into deliverability. It also needed a solution that would scale easily as the company grew. Commissions Inc needed an invisible solution. It found SendGrid — a company you’ve probably […]

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Personal Finance Lessons From Former Athletes Who Went Broke

Personal Finance Lessons From Former Athletes Who Went Broke

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Professional athletes perform jobs that only a select few can accomplish — and are paid handsomely for it. Fans follow players’ every move on the field and, when things sometimes go wrong, away from the arena. Many athletes begin playing for a living while they’re still teenagers; others spend cursory stints in college due to […]

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7 Ways to Enjoy a Healthier Lunch at Work

7 Ways to Enjoy a Healthier Lunch at Work

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Let’s face it: We all smile when the food arrives. After all, a clear focus and a positive attitude can only occur when you’re well-fed, but that means filling up with good, nutritious food. We all know that finding healthy options when ordering delivery can be a challenge. Even options that bear the title “healthy” […]

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4 Encryption Terms Every CEO Should Know

4 Encryption Terms Every CEO Should Know

| August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Internet is a scary place. Between the NSA, malicious hackers, competitor spies, and even rogue employees, it’s hard to imagine how your company’s data could ever stay safe. In 2013 alone, 63,437 data breaches occurred, and 1,367 of them resulted in data loss. You might think your company is safe because you don’t work in […]

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The Secret Benefit of Building Your Company Blog

The Secret Benefit of Building Your Company Blog

| August 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Picture your last company party. Where were the IT people? Who were they talking to? What about the sales team? They were most likely hanging out with department friends, or perhaps they were awkwardly chatting with their bosses. The fact is, shoving people from various departments together in a social setting to forge relationships and […]

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6 Steps for Perfecting Your Workplace Accident Protocol

6 Steps for Perfecting Your Workplace Accident Protocol

| July 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

Like the need to buy extra light bulbs or touch up your hair color, your company’s accident protocol is likely something you don’t think about until you’re in the moment, and it’s too late. Accidents happen, and it’s important for business owners to know how to address them appropriately when they occur. According to the […]

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Location, Location, Location: The Culture Factor You Can’t Ignore

Location, Location, Location: The Culture Factor You Can’t Ignore

| June 26, 2014 | 4 Comments

Running a business in a closet isn’t easy. Good luck finding privacy to make that important phone call. My 25-strong team dealt with a closet-like office that made productivity a struggle. The mazelike layout meant we were always slamming doors on each other, tripping over stuff, and overhearing everything. Then, everything changed. How a Move […]

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How to Hire Your Next ‘Perfect Attitude’ Employee

How to Hire Your Next ‘Perfect Attitude’ Employee

| June 19, 2014 | 4 Comments

Hiring the right people is one of the most important parts of running a business. Think about it: Employees shoulder a lot of the responsibility for the success of their employers, so it pays to find someone who fits the bill from the very start. But many companies just can’t seem to do it, with […]

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