ARTICLES ON BUSINESS, FINANCE AND THE WORKPLACE

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PROTECT YOUR TEAM FROM DEPRESSION AT WORK
Your employees’ mental health can affect your bottom line. Here’s how to help them–and your business. For Inc. magazine.

HOW THIS COMPANY BUILDS FOR THE MOST DANGEROUS SPACES IN THE WORLD
This $25-million company specializes in the sensitive work of keeping contaminants out and disease-spreading germs in. For Inc. magazine.

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.

MEET THE ‘SHARK TANK’ STARS 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.

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

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.

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.

THE OLD-SCHOOL SALES TACTIC THAT’S STILL INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE
A customer-referral program can be an easy, low-cost way to boost sales. For Inc.

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

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.

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.

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

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