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How Much Employee Turnover Really Costs You

The costs may be hidden, but they are still there. That alone should motivate you to treat your staff well.<p>You'll hear people talk about the high cost of turnover, but when you try to press for the actual costs they don't really know. It seems like a mysterious thing that people talk about.<p>And it's …

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3 Reasons Women Get Out-Negotiated by Men (and What to Do About It)

Men tend to think they deserve more than women--and so they get it.<p>As a feminist, it pains me to say this, but I've seen it over and over again in the business world: Women lose out to men as negotiators all the time, especially when it comes to negotiating a fair price for our products and …

Wall Street

Why You Must Break Free of Stealth Mode

Four ways operating under the radar is destructive for start-ups.<p>In 1996, I ran into a former co-worker who had departed my start-up, Computer Motion (later purchased by Intuitive Surgical), to join an Internet company. Rather than proudly sporting swag issued by his new company, he was wearing a …

Startups

How to Cut Startup Costs Down and Still Attain Your Dream

A snazzy office, the latest equipment, smart employees and the option to complete a project on your time, and perhaps at the beach – many new …

How Do Your Employee Benefits Stack Up?

Are you worried about retaining your key employees as the economy heats up? Or do you need to attract new workers to help with growing demand for …

How Startups Can Ruin Customer Relationships

Many startups go through growing pains, but customer relationships shouldn’t suffer from a company’s internal stress and adjustments. Establishing a …

Quip Allows Mobile Tablet Word Processing, Collaboration

For anyone who’s tried to compose anything more complex than a text message on your smartphone, have we got news for you.<p>A new app called Quip claims …

Big Business Tactics Small Businesses Can Use

I’ve always adhered to the idea of making my business look bigger than it is. I’m not trying to misrepresent my company, but I know the resources …

Social Media Business Tips: Socially Savvy on a Budget

<i>[Click for full size infographic]</i><p>For small business owners, social media is a great way to connect with customers, potential customers, build brand …

Will `Swipe Fees' Move To Checking Accounts After Court Win For Merchants?

Merchants claimed victory Wednesday after a federal judge in Washington rejected the Federal Reserve’s price caps on the interchange fees banks charge merchants for processing debit-card transactions.<p>The merchants have cleverly called these “swipe fees,” to give consumers the impression they pay …

No honey, more problems: A ‘catastrophic’ year for bee colonies

Freezing temperatures, killer parasites, toxic chemicals: The plight of honey bees is getting worse in many parts of the world and no one seems to know precisely why.<p>This past winter was one of the worst on record for bees. In the U.S., beekeepers lost 31 per cent of their colonies, compared to a …

10 Great Math Apps for Kids

These fun apps will reinforce basic arithmetic concepts and spark a love for learning math.<p>When it comes to teaching your kids math skills, you've done it all: quizzes over breakfast, extra homework help, bedtime stories that sneak in math concepts. If you're looking for new, clever ways to help …

Kids who were breastfed longer have higher IQs, new study shows

Young children who were breastfed as infants scored higher on intelligence tests than formula-fed kids, and the longer and more exclusively they were breastfed, the greater the difference, say Harvard University researchers in a study published today in JAMA Pediatrics.<p>This study adds “to the body …

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