7 Epic Product Fails and the Valuable Lessons They Can Teach Your Small Business

    By Katie Lundin Launching a new product is always risky. No matter how diligently you prepare, you can never guarantee success. And, as you’ll see below, even the most successful businesses suffer the occasional flop. But how do you know when a product is a flop? Joan Schneider and Julie Hall of Harvard Business Review share that: …about 75% […]

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Is Texting Appropriate in a Professional Setting?

By Cheryl Hyatt We live our lives in an increasingly digital age, with shifting social customs. With more connectivity, come more questions—and gaffes. These days, this question can be asked: Is texting work colleagues perfectly acceptable or extremely uncouth? Here are some guidelines for when it is and isn’t appropriate: Consider the organization. Texting, for […]

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17 Effective Time Management Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship requires a thorough understanding of time management. As your business starts to grow, mounting workloads become a matter of concern. Keeping those in check can be a constant struggle. On the other hand, there is the pressure of meeting the deadline. Wondering what to do? Probably it’s high time to nurture some useful time-management […]

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Janna and Sharon Headshots Business Casual—Too Casual?

By Janna Beatty   It’s sweltering outside. And there seems to be a direct correlation between rising mercury and the casual quotient. As the temperature goes up, clothing comes off.  So how do you handle your summer wardrobe in the workplace? That depends—on the context of your profession. Context gives significance to everything in the […]

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How Team Building Can Help You March To Each Other’s Drum

Employee reactions can be mixed when company leaders announce plans for a team-building activity that they hope will improve camaraderie and collaboration in the workplace. Some workers express enthusiasm and others indifference, but at least one-third inwardly groan. A Citrix study once showed that 31 percent of employees say they dislike team-building activities altogether. But […]

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