Best Practices

The Profits and Perils of Sponsorship

Small businesses are vital financial contributors to their communities, but when should you draw the line?

Exit Tips from an Entrepreneur Who Sold His Business—Twice

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Tricks and tactics to help you attract an offer you can't refuse.

How to Break Up With Your Co-Founder

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As a company evolves, one founding owner may be left behind. How to help your business partner move on.

Low-Tech Tricks to Make Yourself More Productive

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Sam Sebastian heads the Canadian arm of an internet giant, but his working style is effectively old-fashioned

Do You Know How Your Employees Feel Right Now?

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Rather than waiting for the year-end review to gauge worker satisfaction take a proactive approach. Use pulse surveys.

The First Cost You Should Cut

Cutting costs

Finding efficiencies is a good way to goose your profits and stay prepared in case of hard times. Here's are some basic ways to stay lean.

Stop Trying to Sell Your Customers Fairy Tales

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Authenticity is the holy grail of branding, but beware: consumers can spot insincerity a mile away

Is Your Business Prepared for Disaster?

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Brian Scudamore of 1-800–GOT-JUNK? on the importance of planning for uncontrollable events

Mental Health Initiatives Aren’t Just an Expense


Mental illness affects your employees' wellbeing and your company's productivity. How to do more.

One Weird Trick to Boost Your Productivity Today!

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Trying to get more done during the workday? Use your common sense, not pseudoscientific gimmicks.

The Only Way to Know What Your Customers Want

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Identifying opportunities and driving sales by analyzing customer data doesn’t make sense for small and mid-sized companies

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