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A Guide to Giving Sales Commissions

The amount of of commission depends on a host of factors, most notably the typical commission structure in your industry.

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5 Tips for Building Strong Relationships With Clients

Forging solid business ties seems simple on the surface, but this requires time, effort and tact.

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Want Your Startup to Dominate the World? Start Thinking Globally -- Now.

While running a small business is already a massive undertaking, the need to think globally from the start is vital if you want your company to grow...

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Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown

While your company's pace is at a manageable hum, check for overlooked permitting issues and that all operations comply with regulations.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Build an Information Marketing Business

If you're trying to determine they type of business to start, we'll give you 6 reasons information marketing might be a good choice for you.

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Being Interviewed by the Press? Here's How to Prepare.

Put your best foot forward when talking to reporters.

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How to Get Publicity When You Have No News to Share

Tips for getting media attention for your business, even if you don't have a new product, service or website to brag about.

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6 Ways to Improve Workplace Safety Without Going Broke

Adopt a proactive approach to save your small business from physical danger and financial peril.

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From Idea to Successful Tech Company in 8 Steps

After building your product, it's important to scale up with an expanding sales staff and partnerships.

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5 Steps for Creating a Long-Term Plan for Your Startup

Having a clear vision of your company's long-term trajectory is essential to ensuring its success.

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3 Life Lessons From Steve Ballmer's Rousing Graduation Speech

Microsoft's recently departed CEO and the soon-to-be owner of the LA Clippers shared his own life advice with the graduates at the University of...

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How Do You Bring Innovation to Market?

We asked some of the leading idea people in business to define how new products, technologies and commodities come into being.

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Have a Client Who Is Not Paying? Sue.

Perhaps the most undesirable customer is the one who avoids your invoices, emails and calls. If so, small claims court may be your best bet.

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Starbucks Finds a Free-Market Solution to Education Costs

An important shift in who actually subsidizes out-of-control tuition inflation seems like a good first step.

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The Reasons People Fail in the Staffing Industry

Here are the problems you'll face and how you can successfully overcome them in order for your staffing service to thrive.

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5 Tricks To Brainstorm Like It's Your Job

A whiteboard session can lead to great results but you must take the process seriously.

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The New Legal Economy and What It Means for Small Companies

So far, most of the Internet resources for hiring lawyers have targeted price not quality. But now innovative options are emerging that might shake...

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The 4 Digital C's Needed for Brand Ambassadors to Thrive

When it comes to running an influential online program, make sure you focus on these four aspects.

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Mid-Market Businesses Grow With the Right Hiring

The nation's 200,000 mid-sized business are an engine of economic growth fueled by talent nurtured to innovate.

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When Does Switching to a Remote Workplace Make Sense?

Having your employees telecommute can bring many benefits to your company, but the risks must also be weighed.

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Does Your Company's Branding Really Matter in Recruiting?

Before a candidate even arrives at an interview, he or she will know lots about your company. Here's how your organization can be smartly positioned.

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Tip the Odds in Your Favor for Finding the Best Employees

These five tips should help you make better decisions when hiring and expanding your business.

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6 Tips for Keeping Your Store Relevant to Online Shoppers

If customers are finding what they need in your store just to buy it online, it's time to update your retail strategy.

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How to Price Your Staffing Services

Learn how to price your services so you're profitable and won't have to shut your doors for lack of funds.

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A Guide to 3 Brand Partnerships That Jumpstart Your Startup

Few startups have the time or money for painstakingly building needed brand awareness. Strategic partnerships can speed the process.

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Taming Online Customer Bullies, Cranks and the Like

The anonymity of the Internet has changed the game for attacks on a business' reputation. Smart entrepreneurs need new ways to defend their...

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Build Credibility for Your Brand by Taking Home Industry Awards

First find the most appropriate awards to apply for, get your nominations in order and hope for the best.

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Faster Growth Equals Greater Complexity. Are Your Employees Ready for Change?

Staffers open to a business evolving can help the organization better position itself for expansion.

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