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A Business Partnership Is Like A Marriage

Inc - April 22, 2014

You spend ample time dating before you get married, and you should treat your relationship with a potential business partner the same way. Entering into a business partnership is a serious commitment of time, money and... Read »

6 Mistakes To Avoid When You’re Starting A Business

Entrepreneur - April 18, 2014

Like every startup entrepreneur, Rodney Nelson needed a great website. Woolly Pocket, the company he was building with his brother, Miguel, aimed to sell its cleverly designed, eco-friendly wall planters online. But there... Read »

2014 Is Looking Bright For Small Businesses

Fox Business - April 17, 2014

After years of scraping along during the recession and in the sluggish growth years that followed it, small businesses will enjoy improved sales and profits this year and the best pace of growth since 2007. Read »

How To Build The Right Team For Your Startup

Fox Business - April 14, 2014

In the startup world, things are different. When the momentum is building and things are moving fast, your company begins to feel the push that comes with an early rush of success. The call to scale comes soon after.... Read »

6 Changes Organizations Need To Make

Entrepreneur - April 14, 2014

In today's competitive landscape, companies need to be efficient or get left behind. That said, companies are often stuck in their ways, leaving opportunity for growth out cold. Here are some things I would do if I took over... Read »

3 Reasons The Midwest Is The New Silicon Valley

Entrepreneur - April 9, 2014

As you’re considering the best cities to jumpstart your organization there are several things to keep in mind that might persuade you to take a closer look at what some are calling the "Silicon Prairie": Read »

10 Things Businesses Should Do Before Leaving Windows XP

Forbes - April 8, 2014

As of today, Microsoft MSFT -1.16% will cease all user support and halt security updates for its hugely popular XP operating system. After 12 years in operation, the end of XP will leave one-third of Microsoft users still... Read »

The Epic Failure Of A Promising Startup

Fast Company - April 7, 2014

With almost $1 billion in funding and ambitions to replace petroleum-based cars with a network of cheap electrics, Shai Agassi's better place was remarkable een by the standards of world-changing startups. So was its epic... Read »

4 Common Reasons SharePoint Projects Fail

CMS Wire - April 4, 2014

As a consultant I get to work with clients to help them roll out new installations of SharePoint or create new projects on top of existing implementations. One of the first things I do is ask why employees aren't using their... Read »

How To Scale Fast Growth Without Losing Company Culture

Inc - April 3, 2014

GuideSpark, a Menlo Park, California-based software-as-a-service company that turns dense and boring employee handbooks into fun and creative videos, knows a little something about fast growth. Over the past 15 months,... Read »

Forget Raw Speed And Focus On Corporate Endurance

HBR - April 3, 2014

In business life, CEOs incentivize and promote those senior executives who can get new ideas to market more quickly than competitors. But what if speed is the wrong measure for success? What if, instead of being fast, what... Read »

The World’s Most Ethical Companies 2014

Forbes - March 20, 2014

The Ethisphere Institute, a nine-year-old management consulting firm based in Scottsdale, AZ, is a player in the crowded field of corporate ethics rating. For the last eight years it has put out a list it labels the... Read »

Why You Should Run Your Business Like A Nonprofit

Forbes - February 26, 2014

Strong, well-run nonprofit organizations have adopted many best practices from business. They know that good management and strategically deployed resources help them gain market respect, donor confidence, and public support. Read »

What To Consider When Selling Your Company

pando daily - February 12, 2014

On the heels of Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, and Snapchat’s rejection of Facebook’s $3 billion offer late last year, it’s time to talk about the hard choices that successful entrepreneurs face when it... Read »

Spirit CEO Relates The Company To A Board Game

USA Today - February 7, 2014

Ben Baldanza, the CEO of Spirit Airlines, leans over his kitchen table, takes another look at the board and plots out his strategy. Read »