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Hilary Gowins

Why the White House Is Opening Up About Occupational Licensing

Hilary Gowins | July 31, 2015 | Politics
It's not just doctors and lawyers who need a license to work. More than 1,000 occupations, such as upholsterers and hair braiders, are subject to regulation in at least one state across the country.
Danielle Sabrina

8 Steps to Living Your Passion Full-Time

Danielle Sabrina | July 31, 2015 | Business
"Do what you love." It's simple advice, yet so many of us find ourselves taking on jobs we don't enjoy, spending our valuable time half-asleep in front of our desks, and living our day-to-day lives with no real sense of passion or purpose.
Diane Gottsman

Ask the Etiquette Expert: Office Birthday Celebrations

Diane Gottsman | July 30, 2015 | Business
Depending on the size of your team, you could easily find yourself being offered a slice of birthday cake nearly every afternoon if your company doesn't have a policy in place.
Charles McKinney

Small Business Wins With Fair-Chance Hiring

Charles McKinney | July 29, 2015 | Business
I'm proof that a person with a conviction record can have business acumen and be extremely successful. Formerly incarcerated workers can bring a maturity, life perspective, and work ethic that is uniquely borne through overcoming obstacles.

9 Company Perks Every Millennial Wants (and Expects)

GOBankingRates | July 29, 2015 | Business
If companies want to retain the employees they've invested time and money into training, they'll need to adapt to the expectations of this newest generation of workers.
Vivek Wadhwa

Love of Learning Is the Key to Success in the Jobless Future

Vivek Wadhwa | July 30, 2015 | Technology
Advancing technologies will cause so much disruption to almost every industry that entire professions will disappear. We will be entering an era of abundance in which we no longer have to work to have our basic needs met. And we will gain the freedom to pursue creative endeavors and do the things that we really like.
Teri Turner

Why Farmers Markets Are the Heartbeat of a Community (And the Best Fish You've Never Had)

Teri Turner | July 28, 2015 | Green
Trudy loves taking the drive every Friday morning, starting early at 3:30 a.m. as she leaves the house, and described the experience almost as a meditation, sharing a nostalgically personal moment.
Vivek Wadhwa

We Need a New Version of Capitalism for the Jobless Future

Vivek Wadhwa | July 28, 2015 | Technology
The problems and possibilities are endless in the future we are headed into. We need to be prepared and to develop a new version of capitalism that benefits all.

Work-Life Balance Secrets of Work-at-Home Parents

GOBankingRates | July 27, 2015 | Business
It isn't always easy when you have a family. Anyone who has ever tried to meet deadlines or take a call with a client while kids are screaming in the background knows how hard it can be.
Betsie Gambel

A Storm of Change: Business Resilience, Rebuilding and Recovery

Betsie Gambel | July 23, 2015 | Small Business
New Orleans celebrates life through its fairs, festivals and parades, and even celebrates death with its jazz funerals. Take time to celebrate, no matter how difficult the circumstances. Whether you celebrate your company's anniversary, employee milestones or some recognition of the company, shout it out!
David Finkel

Avoid the 5 Biggest Management Mistakes

David Finkel | July 23, 2015 | Business
Sometimes the most effective thing you can do is to slow down and spend a little more time with your team instead of rushing them out the door so they can get back to work.
Adam Greenwald

The One-on-One Meeting: An Essential Tool for All Startup Founders

Adam Greenwald | July 23, 2015 | Business
If your one-on-one meetings end on a sour note, you and your direct reports will be leaving your meeting room with negative vibes that will infect everyone else before the day ends.
David Finkel

8 Tips to Control Your Staffing Costs

David Finkel | July 22, 2015 | Business
Most service and administrative departments can be cut by 1 in 4 with no impact on quality of work. Many can handle 1 in 3 cut with no significant negative impact. Remember, work expands to fill the time, and not all this expanded work creates value.
Diane Gottsman

Social Media Manners: Responding to Online Customer Complaints

Diane Gottsman | July 21, 2015 | Business
If your business has a social media presence, it may only be a matter of time before someone issues a complaint online. Handling the situation in a mannerly fashion can take the sting out of negative feedback and lead to improved client relationships.
Open for Business

Surviving & Thriving: The Top 3 Challenges Facing San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants

Open for Business | July 21, 2015 | Taste
How can chefs and owners/restaurant management cultivate the next generation of talent?
John Bowen

Make Your Business a Referral-Generating Machine

John Bowen | July 21, 2015 | Business
You have to grow and cultivate engaged relationships with your clients, then approach them with a systematic plan in place.
Saudia Davis

Why Slowing Down Will Grow Your Business

Saudia Davis | July 21, 2015 | Small Business
Doing the same things each day can land you in a rut and being in a rut is never good for business. Take some time this summer to do something you've never done--whitewater raft, swim in the ocean, or volunteer at a homeless shelter. While doing new things can be scary and sometimes intimidating (remember when you started your business?) it also builds your confidence and gives you a little bit of perspective--allowing you to see all things in completely new ways.
Daphne Mallory

5 Tips to Not Let Family Business Ruin Your Marriage

Daphne Mallory | July 20, 2015 | Business
Marriages are ripped apart by adultery, lies, poor communication, and sometimes, by business. If you're not proactive, building a family business can destroy your marriage.
Justin Rosenstein

Blunt, Effective Feedback, in 3 Stories

Justin Rosenstein | July 22, 2015 | Business
Human beings find it tough to give and receive feedback. Many of us — let’s be real, all of us — get defensive when we hear it, and we assume nobody wants to hear it from us. So feedback gets chronically buried and put off. But it doesn’t have to.
Carolyn Maul

11 Things to Quit Immediately

Carolyn Maul | July 20, 2015 | Healthy Living
There are many things in life that cause us to feel stress and sadness. Here are 11 things you can quit doing right now in order to create a life that feels easier and lighter. Starting today you can give up on things that no longer serve you and embrace positive forward momentum instead.
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