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Women and Minority-Owned Small Businesses Still Struggle, Report Shows

Women and minorities may own a growing number of small businesses, but the news isn’t so rosy on the revenue side, the Pew Research Center reported …

10 Loyalty Lessons From Brands With Superfans

The most successful brands have loyal followers. Here's how to make your customers fall in love with your company.<p>Customer loyalty is at the root of success for any lasting business. And when that loyalty turns into passionate advocacy, a "superfan" is born. For brands, these dedicated followers …

Green Bay

4 Steps To Effective Listening

I recently led a corporate offsite at Charles Schwab in which people got in pairs, and then one person would complain about an issue at work for two minutes straight while the other person listened mindfully without saying a word.<p>Afterwards, one of the participants said “Wow, that was so …

They’re Not Employees, They’re People

Two extraordinary changes have crept up on the business world without most of us paying much attention to them. First, a staggering number of people who work for organizations are no longer traditional employees of those organizations. And second, a growing number of businesses have outsourced …

More Data Won’t Turn Employees into High-Performing Machines

In much of the industrialized world, work has changed dramatically in the past 100 years. We have come a long way since the early days of assembly lines and Fordism. Today, we talk about giving employees a consumer-like experience: not “jobs,” but meaningful careers; not “roles”, but a sense of …

3 Steps To Create Your Own Career Development Plan

3 Steps To Create Your Own Career Development Plan <br>CAREEREALISMIf you’re pondering how you’re going to get where you want to be, there are some …

Project Management

The New Face of Workplace Mentoring 5 Types of Mentoring and How to Implement Them

Jun 16, 2015<p>The New Face of Workplace Mentoring: 5 Types of Mentoring and How to Implement Them<p>Guest blog by Steve O'Brien, Vice President of Chronus …

6 Signs You Shouldn't Stay At Your Company Anymore

It is easy to stay comfortable and be comfortable at a job. Your company may have been the perfect fit at first, however, as you continue to work …

Working 9-to-5 becoming a less popular way to make a living

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

Los Angeles

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Team Building

Chinese Boss Treats 6,400 Workers to French Vacation Costing $14.6 Million

Scott Eells—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Tomohiro Ohsumi—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Noah Berger—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Microsoft/Corbis<p>Robert …

How Millennials' Money Habits Could Shake Up The Financial Services Industry

The days of sticking with your banker for life have gone the way of floppy disks and dial-up connections.<p>A new study shows that the Millennial generation, born from 1981 to 1997, and in particular affluent Millennials, take a different approach to managing their money from previous generations, …

Financial Services

The US economy’s demographic dividend is fast turning into a deficit

<i>Guest post by Paul Hodges</i><p>Demographic change is creating major headwinds for the US economy, as confirmed by its disappointing first quarter GDP …

The C-suite gender gap starts with business school

Women make up the majority of college graduates in the United States and in many other developed countries around the world. But they make up a minuscule fraction of chief executives, board members, and managers in general, particularly in the high-paying finance and technology industries.<p>In recent …

C-suite Leadership

The best U.S. airline rewards program is ...

8 Ways to Build Your Company's Credit

A good credit score can help you land loans, financing and better interest rates for your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> The Tax & Legal Playbook<i>, CPA and attorney Mark J. Kohler targets the leading tax and legal questions facing small-business</i> …

Small Business

U.S. Growth Seen Slower Amid Dollar Headwinds

WSJ survey: Economists see stronger greenback among factors weighing on first-quarter GDP<p>For anyone hoping the dollar’s surge is done, the latest Wall Street Journal survey of economists has some bad news: The ride ain’t over yet.<p>Over the past year, the U.S. dollar has strengthened 29% against the …

Economics

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig most reliable for weight loss, study says

Dieters looking to maximize their chances for long-term weight loss should consider trying Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, according to a new review of clinical trials.<p>People who used the Jenny Craig program lost 4.9% more weight after one year than their counterparts, who only got dieting …

Weight Loss

7 money-saving tax tips for homeowners

Buying a home, particularly your first one, can be intimidating. In addition to making a huge purchase, you're also forced to take on a long list of roles including gardener, electrician, plumber and interior designer.<p>To many Americans, navigating the labyrinth of potential tax deductions and …

Facebook is the new AOL

So it's worth noting that the broad outlines of tech in 2015 look surprisingly like the late '90s. The major players are set up the same, the fights are the same, and the mistakes will almost certainly be the same. It's going to be pretty fun until it all blows up, actually — some of these ancient …

Advertising

Six Customer Trends That Will Build Or Break Your Business

<i>Here are six trends in customer expectations and behavior that have</i> <i>affected your business in the past year and will continue to do so moving forward. Have you adapted to these yet? If not, I suggest you step on it.</i><p><b>Customer Trend #1: The Demand</b> <b>for the Instantaneous</b> <b>and the Expectation of …

5 Things to Watch in Tuesday’s U.S. GDP Report - Briefly - WSJ

The year may almost be over, but the economic data are still rolling in. The Commerce Department on Tuesday could upgrade its estimate for economic output during the third quarter, the latest in a string of impressive readings on U.S. growth.<p>The government’s last official estimate said gross …

Why I Think About 'Star Wars' Whenever I Make a PowerPoint

<i>Seth Dotterer is the VP of Marketing at Conductor.</i><p>Whenever I create a PowerPoint, I think about <i>Star Wars</i>. I’m a geek who grew up on the George Lucas trilogy, so yes, there’s probably some procrastination going on there. But thinking about <i>Star Wars</i> is an incredibly productive way for me to create a …

Here's what you can earn at the 20 top tech companies

While there’s debate over whether there’s a shortage of qualified tech workers, there’s one thing no one argues about: Tech companies pay their employees well.<p>We’ve heard of senior engineers getting a base salary of $160,000, with stock options and other benefits on top. Some interns are earning …

The Challenges of Emotion vs. Data-Driven Marketing

<i>Lauren deLisa Coleman is a digi-culture trend analyst specializing in the convergence of popular culture, emerging tech and the impact on business and governance. This post originally appeared on the Geckoboard blog.</i><p>For a job title that barely existed three years ago, the role of a data scientist …

Southwest Airlines Understands The Heart Of Marketing Is Experience

Southwest Airlines recently launched new branding for the airline. It’s snappier and more refined, yet still reflective of a colorful Southwest. One thing stands out. The heart is now more prominent in the branding. Perhaps the biggest and most unique reflection of this is a large heart painted on …

10 Mistakes That Make Cravings Worse

<i>By Jessica Migala</i><p>Cravings. Such a dirty word when you're trying to lose weight or keep it off. No matter what your "I-want-it-now" food is -- pizza, burgers, ice cream, cupcakes -- you probably wrestle with what you want to do (eat it now!) with what you "should" do (go eat veggies). Unfortunately, …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …