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Mind Reading 101: The 10 Questions You Need to Ask Your Team Every Week

Mind Reading 101: The 10 Questions You Need to Ask Your Team Every Week

I am not a mind reader, but I’ve tried playing one at work. I think we all have. I used to imagine that I could peer into the silent void of a discussion with a... »

6 Tech Must-Haves for International Business Trips

6 Tech Must-Haves for International Business Trips

Business travel can go wrong in any number of ways. You could, say, spill coffee on the dress shirt you were planning to wear to an important meeting. Or you co... »

The Business Plan that Always Works

The Business Plan that Always Works

Why is it that business plans never come to life? Why do almost all of them, once written, sit on a shelf and gather dust, while the futures they describe never... »

Get More Done: How to Delegate Effectively

Get More Done: How to Delegate Effectively

Don’t look now, but your micromanagement habits might be stunting your company’s growth. If you’re improperly, inefficiently, or just plain avoiding the delegat... »

Livefyre Acquires Storify to Bolster its Social Storytelling Capabilities

Livefyre Acquires Storify to Bolster its Social Storytelling Capabilities

Storify, the service that lets anyone curate social media conversations across Twitter, Facebook, and other mediums, has been acquired by Livefyre for an undisc... »

10 Standouts at Small Business Week

10 Standouts at Small Business Week

Some of the most impressive parts of National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C., are the awards ceremonies for some amazing entrepreneurs. And it’s ... »

Inside Entrepreneurs’ Minds at Small Business Week

Inside Entrepreneurs’ Minds at Small Business Week

A town-hall meeting kicking off National Small Business Week 2012 in Washington, D.C., and Small Business Administration administrator Karen Mills opened the me... »

How to Read a Balance Sheet

How to Read a Balance Sheet

Even though the income statement normally attracts the most attention from investors, the balance sheet is the true starting point for understanding a company&#... »

Kid You Not: The Very Serious Business of Building the Fastest-Growing Company in America

Kid You Not: The Very Serious Business of Building the Fastest-Growing Company in America

Robb Fujioka is too busy, working too fast, to be watched. Underlings are lined up. One wants sign-off on a package design. Another needs guidance before a supp... »

3 Steps to Protecting Intellectual Property

Many start-up owners are concerned with the intellectual property (IP) of their company, and they should be. IP is a valuable asset that needs to be protected, ... »

Lenovo Refuses to Say if it Will Buy BlackBerry. Here’s Why it Should.

Lenovo Refuses to Say if it Will Buy BlackBerry. Here’s Why it Should.

Chinese firm Lenovo currently faces a dilemma. As its Q1 financials reveal, it’s excelling in PCs and laptops at a time when most other firms are falling behind... »

15 of the Most Expensive Domains of All Time

15 of the Most Expensive Domains of All Time

A website can be a simple thing to set up, but picking a name for your page or for your business can be tricky if you’re doing it based on web addresses that ha... »

3 Keys to Business Excellence

3 Keys to Business Excellence

I was recently fascinated by an intriguing video of author and screenwriter Neil Gaiman giving a commencement speech to the 2012 University of the Arts graduati... »

A Quick Guide to Buying Another Company

A Quick Guide to Buying Another Company

There’s no faster way to grow your company than by acquiring another company.  However, corporate acquisitions are tricky, so here’s now to ensure t... »

A Powerful New Way to Think About Your Company’s Growth

A Powerful New Way to Think About Your Company’s Growth

It’s been a banner week for disruption. In the airline industry, a self-avowed novice launched an ”All-You-Can-Fly” fixed-price subscription m... »

Thinking of Starting a Business? Click On Specialized Online Retail

Thinking of Starting a Business? Click On Specialized Online Retail

Online shoppers are searching–for high-priced, niche goods. E-commerce is nothing new. What is new? As the number of people who have access to broadband I... »

BlackBerry fires 250 employees from its product testing, research and development team

BlackBerry fires 250 employees from its product testing, research and development team

BlackBerry has fired 250 people from its research and development division while it attempts to re-establish itself as a leading smartphone manufacturer and sta... »

Non-profit crowdfunding platform Watsi raises $1.2M

Non-profit crowdfunding platform Watsi raises $1.2M

Non-profit crowdfunding platform Watsi has raised $1.2 million in its philanthropic seed round from a bevy of noted investors. The investment gives the organiza... »

Think Small to Go Big

Think Small to Go Big

Don’t waste money working to deliver a product, before you know than your audience wants what you have to offer. A minimum viable product (MVP) is not alw... »

The 5 Lessons Going Out of Business Teaches You

The 5 Lessons Going Out of Business Teaches You

An entrepreneur shares the 5 most important lessons he learned while undergoing through the traumatic experience of closing down his business. My friend Richard... »

SanDisk Boosts its Enterprise Footprint with $307m Cash Acquisition of Smart Storage Systems

SanDisk Boosts its Enterprise Footprint with $307m Cash Acquisition of Smart Storage Systems

Flash memory giant SanDisk has announced it has entered a “definitive agreement” to acquire Smart Storage Systems, a company specializing in enterprise-grade so... »

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