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Creating Gender and Cultural Diversity in Your Organization

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Just as every company has a profit and revenue goal, every company should have gender and cultural diversity goals. Like any goal, these should stretch the organization, and they should be realistic.

Women in Business Q&A: Rebecca Black, Director of Operations, Chronic Tacos

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Rebecca Black is currently the Director of Operations for Chronic Tacos, a growing fast casual franchised concept that delivers true Mexican flavor wi...

Women in Business Q&A: Shelly Fisher, President and CEO, Hope Paige Medical ID Marketplace

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Shelly Fisher, a consummate entrepreneur, has over 25 years of business experience, having founded and operated two other companies before starting Ho...

Innovation: There Is No Final Destination

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

It's no longer enough to be innovative. You need to stay innovative in an ever-changing world where innovation has a shelf life. There is no "there" in innovation.

Climate Change This Week: Stormy Constipation, Solar Utility Comeback, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

What All Nonprofits (and Donors) Should Know about Fundraising

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Asking for a favor is one of the most important techniques of fundraising. That's according an expert who has helped raise an estimated $200 million for nonprofits as a volunteer in his home town of Santa Barbara, California.

Women in Business Q&A: Alexandra Voris and Maggie Patton, Founders of Bitsy's Brainfood

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

As young mothers on a mission to help kids and families everywhere "eat smart," Alexandra Buckley Voris and Maggie Jones Patton are out to revolutioni...

6 Qualities of Great Online Communities [INFOGRAPHIC]

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

Online communities are growing in popularity as companies increasingly rely on them for social customer support and service, marketing, sales, and p...

Women in Business Q&A: Tai Lawrence President & Founder of Brock Beauty

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tai Lawrence and her husband, Brock Lawrence established Brock Beauty Inc. in 2004, when they spotted a gap in the hair and cosmetic industry. Under t...

Women in Business Q&A: Kathryn Cicoletti, Founder of MakinSense Babe

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kathryn Cicoletti is the founder of MakinSense Babe, a website with a goal of creating a new media property that plows through the news that impacts o...

Who Needs Russia? Ukraine Will Destroy Itself With New Gas Tax

James Stafford | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
James Stafford

Ukraine doesn't need Russia to take it down--Kiev is doing fine destroying itself, most recently with a new tax code that doubles taxes for private ga...

How to Make a Creative Genius

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Let's leave the hype about how "you too can be talented, rich and famous" to the P.T. Barnums of our world and the "everyone is creative in their own way" consolation for your Sunday school lesson.

Climate Change This Week: Mega Methane, Tidal Power, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 16 2014 How unusua...

Women in Business Q&A: Sue Sears is Vice President of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Suzanne (Sue) Sears is Vice President of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, where she is responsible for working with the global businesses to advance and embed the company's key diversity growth strategies and initiatives for business impact

Women in Business Q&A: Michelle Zatlyn, Co-Founder of CloudFlare

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Michelle Zatlyn creates products people love. Growing up in Canada, she earned a degree in Chemistry and now applies the scientific method to improving businesses.

Women in Business Q&A: Pam Murphy, COO at Infor

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Pam Murphy has been the Chief Operating Officer at Infor since October 2011. Prior to assuming that role, she served as Senior Vice President of Corpo...

Women in Business Q&A: Kathleen Griffith, Managing Director of Business Development, mcgarrybowen

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kathleen Griffith spearheads the new business charge at creative 'Agency Of The Year' mcgarrybowen where she oversees the NY agency's account acquisi...

12 Midwest Startups That Are Changing the Status Quo

Matt Hunckler | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology
Matt Hunckler

These behemoths undoubtedly made a worldwide impact, but some of the biggest game changers aren't happening on a global scale. They aren't even happening in Silicon Valley. Midwestern entrepreneurs are proving a knack for finding niches and solving problems.

Women in Business Q&A: Gregg Renfrew, Founder of Beautycounter

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Gregg Renfrew launched Beautycounter in 2013, a B Corporation that's single-mindedly focused on creating transparency and safety in the personal care ...

CIOs: How To "Be the Change" Agent

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

According to Patty Hatter, when it comes to driving transformation in IT, the CIO must be the change agent. Wearing the two hats of Senior Vice Presid...

Women in Business Q&A: Samira Far, Founder of Bellacures

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Samira Far, at the age of 22, after a short time at her promising corporate career as an auditor, realized she hated what she was doing and left her job in favor of starting her own business.

Women in Business Q&A: Tammy Bingham, Brain Balance

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tammy and Bo Bingham had spent four years and thousands and thousands of dollars trying to help their sons overcome various behavioral and social chal...

Women in Business Q&A: Liz Kaplow, Founder and CEO of Kaplow Communications

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Liz is the founder and CEO of Kaplow Communications, a leading public relations and communications agency that connects brands and products with consumers and influencers through the art of storytelling.

How to Choose Work That Works for You - Infographic

David Peck | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
David Peck

Work that works for you -- and those you love -- is a matter of selection, tenacity and patience rather than luck.

Marketing Prerequisites for Businesses in the Billion Dollar Age

Lee Traupel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Digital silos are collapsing right in front of us. Today's social curated, lean, API-hungry businesses built at the blurred intersection of design and user experience are forcing CMOs and CEOs to adjust their marketing strategy accordingly.