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Five-Star Customer Service Depends On Treating Employees Well, Say Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons

Great customer service companies need to be great <i>employee</i> service companies as well. Obvious though this might seem, we’ve all seen the corners cut, the abuses that take place in the rough and tumble world of business. Don’t let this be you. The goal of treating employees well needs to be intrinsic …

Performance Reviews | Performance Evaluations & Appraisal

Eight fatal flaws of employee performance reviews

Old habits die hard. And in the workplace, one habit that simply refuses to die is the performance evaluation. Organizations stick to them – often doubling down, and increasing the angst, by insisting only a certain percentage of the work force can receive top grades while another slice must be …

Create a Happy Virus Inside Your Company

A thriving business culture allows workers to be fully human. Learn how to get the most from your people.<p>Productive business cultures allow employees to be fully human. Let's start this journey with an unconventional source of wisdom for business, the great Persian poet Hafiz:<p>"The Happy Virus<p>I …

How a values-driven culture will help your business attract and retain top talent

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Much has been made recently about millennials in the …

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3 Reasons No Money Is No Barrier to Starting Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More people are starting new businesses than ever before. That’s not because all of a sudden this year more folks have better ideas than in years past. It’s because the barriers to creating a new business have never been lower.<p>Technology …

Small Business

7 Tax Strategies You Can Use Right Now

It's easy to put off thinking about taxes until the end of the year or more likely until April 14, but with a couple simple steps you could make next year's tax time - less taxing. Here are some tips, to-dos, and strategies that can save you time and money.<p>Are all the receipts and statements you've …

Top 7 Bookkeeping Frustrations For Business Owners

DIY bookkeeping is meant to save a small business owner time and money, but what our clients tell us is a different story.<p>We’ve had business owners …

4 Bookkeeping Best Practices to Save on Taxes (& Survive Audits!)

Now that it’s tax season, we’re forced to think about our year-end tax returns for our real estate business. That means we actually have to get all …

An essential guide to using bookkeeping to help your business

Enterprise Nation<p>Bookkeepers and accountants are not the same<p>What do bookkeepers do?<p>Bookkeepers and accountants working together<p>Five ways that a …

First-Time Home Buyers Have One Big Hurdle to Overcome

It’s no secret: Housing costs are expensive. Rising rents and a strong real estate market are making it harder for first-time buyers to get a piece …

Personal Finance

Seven tips for first time buyers

There are ways to make buying your first home easier. Here, OnTheMarket.com and the Money Advice Service explores some of them.<p>Saving money for your …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

Apps

34 Motivational Quotes From Football Legends To Inspire Your Game

Like a 300 pound lineman, we can all use a little push from time to time. Use these quotes from football legends to help you score in business and in life.<p>Perseverance. Adversity. Triumph. Defeat. This time of year, we see it all left on the field, as football season is officially upon us.<p>As a …

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

These tweaks to your morning routine will make your entire day more productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. …

Time Management

A guide to managing money from your 20s to your 70s

Money can be an intimidating topic, and every life stage brings a new group of complicated decisions to tackle. But if you manage your money …

Retirement

11 choices rich people make that the rest of us don't

It's a concept that has been in print for nearly a century — thanks to a journalist's research of more than 500 self-made millionaires in the early 20th century— and continues to gain relevance today.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire …

Self-improvement

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Self-improvement

Money doesn't lead to happiness — but happiness might lead to money

It's generally assumed that greater wealth leads to happiness.<p>In fact, several studies have tried to pinpoint the magic income level for happiness, including the oft-cited Princeton University study published in 2010 that found that happiness rises as income rises up until you hit $75,000 a year — …

Happiness

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Reggie Wayne agrees to one-year deal with Patriots, reports say

Reggie Waynehas caught passes -- lots of them -- fromPeyton ManningandAndrew Luck.<p>As if that weren't enough for any<p>NFLwide receiver, it appears the future Hall of Famer will get to add another one of the league's best quarterbacks to that list:Tom Brady.<p>Wayne has agreed to a one-year deal with …

Deron Williams dunks! No, seriously! First time all season! (Video)

The handle never abandoned Deron Williams — he's still had that lethal crossover all year — but for most of this season, persistent ankle problems …

Vdio Opens In The U.S. And UK With No Subs Model For Movies And TV, Rdio Users Targeted First

Vdio, a video streaming service created to complement the Rdio music service, is today making its first public, live appearance. The site — offering not all-you-can consume subscriptions but pay-per-view films and TV shows, with an emphasis on new releases — is opening for previews in the U.S. and …

4 Social Media Marketing Lessons From the Top Colleges

Harvard University’s official Facebook page currently boasts over 2,437,000 ‘Likes.’ Lest that sound like just another big number, consider that the …

De'Anthony Thomas talks about a new 'vibe' as Ducks open spring football practices (video)

Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas was the first member of the Ducks' football team to talk to media after their first practice of spring.<p>He …