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Measure What Matters

Lisa Larter | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Lisa Larter

We don't always measure what matters, let me give you an example... A while back I was a size 10 creeping towards a size 12, but I became ill and had...

3 Ways the New Mobile Phone Features Can Help Grow Your Business

Dorit Sasson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Technology
Dorit Sasson

The need for small business to increase their profitability and productivity through mobile technologies such as the Apple iPhone and iPad, devices ru...

Everything Needed for Success in 3 Simple Steps

Ian Khan | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Ian Khan

If you were too busy with things to not give the desired attention to planning the right steps for your business in 2016, fear not. You're not alone, and yes welcome to the Party! With too many things ongoing, I could completely believe if you said you don't have time to breathe.

The Secret to Making an Impact on Society, the Environment and the Bottom Line: Employee Engagement

Neil Hawkins | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Neil Hawkins

Opportunities for employee engagement do not live in a single department or within a single program. They can, and should be integrated throughout a company. Well-designed employee engagement initiatives are sound investments.

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: A Mathematician Interviews a Chef

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 01.04.2016 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

Like my physician wife, I wear two hats, figuratively and occupationally. In another post, I've compared my two occupations as I saw them, then. Here, while on sabbatical leave from my academic position, I jot down a segment of a conversation in my head, as the academic in me queries the cook in me, from the ivory tower looking into the kitchen.

4 Personality Types That Predict You're an Emerging Success

Anne Bechard | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Bechard

If you did everything right and things still aren't turning out the way you hoped, you might be on the verge of a breakthrough. Here are four personality types that may suggest you've fallen short, but actually predict that you're headed for success.

Uber Is a Money-Loser

MoneyTips | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
MoneyTips

Uber is similar to Donald Trump -- brash, unapologetic, and eager to defy the status quo. As of this writing, Trump and Uber are riding high in both popularity and unpopularity.

As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

"Be Different" for Increased Performance, Productivity, and Profitability

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

I'm asked regularly by companies to help them find ways to increase their individual and organizational performance, productivity, and profitability. In these situations, two old adages come to mind.

Values in Business -- What Are Your Non-Negotiables?

Steve Caldwell | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Steve Caldwell

Far too many people have a negative opinion of business. They view business as "The Man" holding down the "little guy" to achieve success at all costs, and that success is often thought of as piling up mounds of cash for their personal benefit at the expense of others.

Miami: The Land of Gimme

Suzan McDowell | Posted 11.07.2014 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

A few years ago, walking into a club I had been invited to by the promoter, I found him snapping this huge rubber band on his right hand. I asked him ...

5 Scientifically-Proven Tricks To Make Your Brain Smarter

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Remember that the brain, like the body, needs rest. Allow employees to take advantage of brief downtime several times a day so they return to their desks mentally refreshed. Respect their vacation time with their family and friends.

Leader-as-Performer: Lead the Way to Maximum Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Performance is so vital because it is the foundation for two higher-order goals of personal and organizational success in the business world: productivity and profitability. The only way to maximize these two is to maximize performance.

From Prophet to Profit: A Woman's Business Weapon

Caryn Chow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Small Business
Caryn Chow

My grandmother raised four kids, and became a single parent when my grandfather passed on and my younger uncle was a tender 14. Learning to become profitable was not something she even thought about. She was "savvy" before savvy was a "business" household name.

4 Metrics That Make Money

Lili Balfour | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Lili Balfour

If we don't know what is wrong, we can't fix it. When we monitor our performance based on relevant metrics and compare our findings against our peers, we can enhance the user's experience and in turn enhance profitability.

Accounting Firms Tally High Margins

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 06.04.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Privately held accounting, tax prep, bookkeeping and payroll services companies (NAICS code 5412) posted an average annual net profit margin of 21.2 percent, based on financial statements filed during the 12-month period ended February 2013.

Are You Working Harder, Smarter?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 04.27.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Preliminary estimates show that private-company sales increased nearly 8 percent in 2012, and net profit margins, on average, increased to around 8 percent from around 5 percent in 2011.

Denied Business Credit? Work on These Five Things

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 03.17.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If your company recently applied for business credit and was rejected, it's not alone.

Why Robbing A Bank Won't Make You Rich

The Fiscal Times | Yuval Rosenberg | Posted 06.13.2012 | Money

The Fiscal Times: Crime actually does pay – just not enough to make it worthwhile. Freakonomics authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner...

Private-company Sales, Margin Growth Continue

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 07.22.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Privately held U.S. companies -- the millions of businesses that drive job creation and GDP -- are growing sales so far this year at about the same ra...

Buddha CEO: Five Mantras for Your Workday

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
BJ Gallagher

If you really want to be a good student of the Buddha and you're willing to take on a difficult learning assignment, here's a radical suggestion: love your problem people. They can teach you lessons that wonderful people never can.

Why Facebook Needs Female Board Members

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Wouldn't a female board member be first to recognize ideas that appeal to the company's largest group of users? To avoid behaviors that might alienate women?

The Three R's of Boosting Profitability

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.20.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If sales volumes aren't improving or are volatile, business owners can still grow profits. Here are three ways to generate more bang for the bucks your business brings in.

Why Go Green? Ask Wal-Mart

Ed Lawler | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business
Ed Lawler

Some leaders are questioning the investment value of environmental responsibility, or "being green," but consider this: green can be profitable.

SEO: An Open Letter to CEOs and Boards of Directors

Larry MacDonald | Posted 09.25.2011 | Technology
Larry MacDonald

Search engine optimization? CEOs and board members, as well as managers of international companies wrote me asking why they should be concerned about ...