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You might want to turn yourself into an LLC under the Republican tax plan

There has been an a lot of discussion about how, under the Republican tax plan, highly paid professionals will want to turn themselves into LLCs in order to take advantage of special cuts for business owners. This week, the Tax Policy Center produced the clearest analysis I've seen yet …

Income Tax

9 mistakes you might be making in the first 10 minutes of the workday

If you show up late to the office or get sucked into an overflowing inbox, you could easily get thrown off and have a hard time focusing for the rest of the day.<p>We did some research and rounded up nine common traps that can ensnare you within the first 10 minutes of your workday. Read on to find …

Time Management

11 advanced excel tricks that will help you get an instant raise at work

Massive swathes of the economy rely on the program, and becoming skilled at Excel has become a license to print money in business.<p>So while there are a lot of basic tricks that you have to know, there are also a few tricks that will set you head and shoulders above the competition.<p>If you want to …

Mathematics

6 Food Myths You Probably Believe (That Are Complete BS)

Considering how much we humans love shoveling food into our mouths (over the sink, late at night, struggling to see through the tears), you'd think …

How To Get A Six-Pack (Without Doing A Single Sit-Up)

People seem to think endless crunches are the route to a six-pack. People are wrong. It’s an understandable mistake; you curl a weight to pump your …

The Alternative Lending Bubble Is Here, And It's Time To Do Something About It

In the fickle world of startups and venture capital, no market segment has been hotter than FinTech. Billions of dollars have flowed into the space, supporting every kind of non-traditional lending you can imagine. Over the past few years, the influx of capital has supported the growth of companies …

103-Year-Old Company Beats The Market In Good Times And Bad Times, Pays A Good Dividend

Investors chasing after hot stocks like Tesla and Facebook have probably missed a dull stock that has outperformed the S&P500 in good and bad times for several decades.<p>The company is Clorox Company, which has outperformed the S&P500 3-1 over the long-term. Clorox, which has been paying stockholders …

OnDeck stumbles in Q1

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence " Payments Industry Insider " subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here .</i><p>US-based small-business alternative lender OnDeck struggled in Q1 2016, posting near-double losses in its Q1 2016 earnings call on Monday evening.<p>The firm's loan …

Small Business

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

The Many Lies of Joe Isuzu

Of the many Japanese car manufacturers dominating the domestic auto market in the 1980s, Isuzu wasn't the most recognizable. The company, which …

17 things the boss should always say in a performance review

"Effective leaders choose to make the review process a <i>positive</i> learning experience and let your main objective be the growth and development of your people," she adds.<p>The risks of <i>not</i> communicating clearly with your employees are another year of underperformance, mediocre results, low morale, and …

Employment

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands but don't feel great about spending it binging the latest TV drama, we've got you covered.<p>Over on Netflix, there's a veritable treasure trove of business-related documentaries that are both educational and entertaining. You can learn about …

Trailers

How Long Does It Actually Take to Get Out of Shape?

Don’t let anybody tell you different—everyone has skipped a workout at some point. At Greatist, we’re firm believers in cutting yourself some slack …

Google just launched a whole website to help other companies copy its management style

Now, he's launching a website with the slogan "Let's make work better," that provides tools and resources to help other companies copy Google's style.<p>"Waiters, lawyers, taxi drivers, executives, and small business owners alike wrote to tell me that they found the book helpful, and were now trying …

JetBlue

The Ultimate Gym Bag

The modern-day gym was born in Ancient Greece. But more than just a center devoted to physical training, their <i>gymnasion</i> was once a school of many …

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …

What Only the CEO Can Do

I became Procter & Gamble’s CEO in June 2000, in the midst of a crisis. On March 7 of that year the company had announced that it would not meet its projected third-quarter earnings, and the stock price plummeted from $86 to $60 in one day, leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a 374-point …

This Windows 10 feature is creating a lot of controversy

Windows 10 was released earlier this week, and its launch turned out to be very successful, garnering about 14 million users within the first couple …

Why We Love to Hate HR…and What HR Can Do About It

Recent complaints about the HR function have touched a nerve in a large, sympathetic audience, particularly in the United States. The most vocal critics say that HR managers focus too much on “administrivia” and lack vision and strategic insight.<p>These feelings aren’t new. They’ve erupted now and in …

Why one of Silicon Valley's top investors says 'don't follow your passion'

This week, he gave a commencement speech at his alma mater, Columbia University.<p>The subject of his speech?<p>"Don't follow your passion, and the world is not going to hell in a handbasket and the class of 2015 is not required to save it."<p>His first point was particularly interesting because it …

Silicon Valley

These are the trends creating new winners and losers in the card-processing ecosystem

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence , Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here .</i><p>Digital disruption is rocking the payments industry. But merchants, consumers, and the companies that help move …

FinTech

What This Business Owner Did to Get His Team Out of a Sales Rut

This story appears in the May 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Brian Brady was doing everything he could to motivate the 30 salespeople he employs at his six Wireless Zone franchises in Virginia. Every few months he’d run sales contests and put up prizes like cruise vacations, iPads and gift …

IPad Air

A Refresher on Cost of Capital

Babo Schokker<p>You’ve got an idea for a new product line, a way to revamp your inventory management system, or a piece of equipment that will make your work easier. But before you spend the company’s hard-earned money, you’ve got to prove to your company’s leaders that it’s worth the investment. …

A detailed breakdown of how to hire the employee you want

Can they do that? Include in the job description the soft skills the position (not the job) needs. Focus on the big picture. Sell the purpose and the vision not the job.<p>Outline the needs to realize the vision, and then screen the resume and then there's the phone Interview. Screen the resumes for …

Employment

How to Hire the Right Bookkeeper: 8 Interview Questions

<b>Advertisements</b><p>Hiring a bookkeeper can be an overwhelming process for many small business owners. Before you begin the search, it's important to …

An FBI Behavior Expert Reveals 7 Ways To Get People To Like You

Research shows relationships are vital to happiness and networking is the key to getting jobs and building a fulfilling career.<p>But what's the best way to build rapport and create trust? Plain and simple, who can explain how to get people to like you?<p>Robin Dreeke can.<p>Robin was head of the FBI's …

Self-help

How to Really Motivate Salespeople

Before I became a business school professor, I worked as a management consultant. One engagement in particular had a profound influence on my career. The project involved working with the Asia-based sales force of a global consumer products company. This company practiced “route sales,” which meant …