ARTICLES ON BUSINESS, FINANCE AND THE WORKPLACE

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LOCAL MARKETING: HOW TO MAKE YOUR CUSTOMERS VISIT YOU IN PERSON
To boost store visits and sales, try these strategies. For Inc.

HOW TO CREATE A GREAT PRODUCT WITHOUT HIRING A TEAM
Hiring a prototype contractor can be a cheaper and easier way to design your product. Use these tips to start building. For Inc.

SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR MOTIVATING YOUR TECH TEAM
In a tight job market, these tactics can make your tech workers want to stay.

THE ‘SHARK TANK’ CO-FOUNDERS WHO PUT MILITARY SPOUSES TO WORK
When you move all the time for your spouse’s job, a career of your own can be tough. These founders built a business that could move with them. For Inc.

WHAT IF YOU KNEW ALL YOUR CO-WORKERS’ SALARIES?
How to do salary transparency right. For Inc.

SOCIAL VIDEO CAN BOOST BRAND AWARENESS AND SALES
Everything you need to know about creating video for your business. For Inc.

THIS STARTUP TRAINS AFRICAN PROGRAMMERS FOR THE BEST SOFTWARE DEVELOPER JOBS IN THE WORLD
Andela trains, and then employs, Africa’s young programmers. For Inc.

FROM SELLING CLOTHES OUT OF A SUITCASE TO RUNNING A $4.2 MILLION COMPANY
Originally from Cali, Colombia, Angela Romero overcame a variety of obstacles to make her mark in the United States. For Inc.

FROM 16-YEAR-OLD SINGLE DAD TO LEADER OF A $3.1 MILLION BUSINESS
This entrepreneur makes customized newsletters, but that’s not really what he sells. For Inc.

HOW AN INDIE ROCK BAND HELPED START A MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR COMPANY
See how one of the fastest-growing companies in America got its start by resolving basic shipping issues. For Inc.

SHOULD YOU WRITE A BOOK?
You probably won’t make much money, but a book can be a great marketing tool and credibility builder. For Inc.

THIS SALT COMPANY HELPED SAVE CHICAGO FROM DISASTER
During the epic blizzards of 2013-14, this entrepreneur kept the salt flowing. For Inc.

THE SECRET TO ‘FLAT’ MANAGEMENT
Get out of your employees’ way. For Inc.

BUSINESS LESSONS FROM NIKOLA TESLA
Learn from the inventor’s brilliant (if spotty) career. For Inc.

LITMUS TEST YOUR BUSINESS IDEA
How to give your business concept a test drive. For Money magazine.

STILL HOSTING THE SAME OLD TELECONFERENCES?
Six solutions that can help bring long-distance meetings to life. For Inc. magazine.

TO CATCH A LIAR (AND PROFIT BY IT)
Dishonesty in the marketplace costs us all the time. Here’s how to stop buying the line. For Money magazine.

THE RIGHT WAY TO SCRATCH THE SIX-YEAR ITCH
Frustrated at work? Try this. For Money magazine.

NEED HELP? DON’T CALL US
Online forums boost customer satisfaction while cutting costs. For Inc. magazine.

30 PERCENT WHIMSY
Senator-to-be Elizabeth Warren shares unorthodox personal finance tips. For Money magazine.

WHY GOOD SCHOOLS ARE BAD FOR YOUR KIDS
Maverick economist Steven Levitt explains why a lot of the things you thought you knew about money are wrong. For Money magazine.

 

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