Why Every Business Needs to Focus on Culture

Build the Perfect Small Business: Entrepreneurs may dismiss it as a foible for giant corporations or startups, but your culture can make or break your company

How to Get What You Want in Negotations


Build the Perfect Small Business: Don't just accept the terms your customers or suppliers propose. Tricks for getting what you want

Why You Should Set Your Company Up to Run Without You


Build the Perfect Small Business: Entrepreneurs who are too hands-on can hold their companies back. How to let your staff make decisions without losing control

What It Really Means to Let Someone Else Run the Company You Built

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The co-founders of Vancouver’s Nurse Next Door on the hard, scary, and emotional ordeal of letting go

Why You Should Let Employees Take Personal Calls at Work

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Switching between personal and professional tasks at your desk may actually improve productivity

6 Ways to Make Your Meetings Less Terrible


Growth coach Cameron Herold calls meetings "one of the most loathed elements of business." Here's what he says you can to make them more effective

Why Professional Development Isn’t Working For All Your Employees

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Career and leadership training events tend to maximize social interaction. But many employees would benefit from a different approach

3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Small Business Fresh

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You don’t need a lot of technology or money to keep your company at the cutting edge of change. What you do need is creative energy

The Right Way to Communicate Unpopular Decisions to Your Staff


Sometimes you have to do things your people aren’t going to like. How to break the bad news

Why You Really Shouldn’t Check Your Email on Vacation

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Stop being a work martyr and take some real time off. Staying tethered does you no good—and it doesn’t help your business either

How to Command the Room


Veteran comedian Shaun Majumdar on connecting with an audience, winning over a tough crowd, and leaving 'em wanting more

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Build the Perfect Small Business: You’re only as good as your people, so bringing the right ones into your company is key. Here’s how to attract top talent

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