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Why Brand Ambassadors Could Be Your Best Marketing Strategy
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

Having employees act as brand ambassadors is a low-cost way to increase your company's marketing reach and engagement significantly. Here's how to do it.

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Does Character Matter? The Three C’s of Leadership
By Paul Comfort | January 23, 2023

Great leaders embody these three characteristics, and they require them in the employees they seek to promote.

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The Management Theory of Max Weber
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Weber's theory prioritizes efficiency, but it isn't necessarily the best practice for leaders to implement.

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The Management Theory of Frederick Taylor
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Make your business more efficient by using Frederick Taylor's scientific principles for employee management.

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10 Ways New Managers Can Be Influential Leaders
By Stacey Hanke | January 23, 2023

These 10 methods help managers elevate their role to leadership and increase their influence over others.

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The Management Theory of Mary Parker Follett
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Mary Parker Follett's management theory increases coordination among leaders and workers. Learn how to apply it to your business.

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The Management Theory of Henry Mintzberg
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Learn the management theory of academic and author Henry Mintzberg, including how it applies to small businesses.

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The Management Theory of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth stressed regulation and consistency at the job. Learn how to use their theory to make your company more efficient.

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Why Do Small Businesses Need a Registered Agent?
By Deborah Sweeney | January 23, 2023

Finding a registered agent is part of starting a business. Learn what a registered agent is and why your small business needs one.

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Should You Let Your Team Work Remotely?
By Fiona Adler | January 23, 2023

With a thoughtful, balanced policy and clear expectations, the option to work from home could be a huge boon for your team and your company.

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Why Meetings Kill Productivity (and What to Do About It)
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

Many meetings are unproductive and simply waste everyone's time. If you have to have meetings, here's how to make the most of them.

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15 Benefits and Perks That Will Keep Your Remote Employees Happy
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

If you want to attract and retain top employees, you need to come up with an attractive package of perks and benefits – especially if your team is remote.

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How Hiring a Chief Happiness Officer Can Save Your Business
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2023

Employee happiness is a key component of business success. Learn what a chief happiness officer is and how one can benefit your company.

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10 Best TED Talks for Training and Motivating New Employees
By Matt D’Angelo | January 23, 2023

TED Talks are an excellent resource to promote employee engagement and motivate your team toward success.

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Are Your Employees Bringing Out the Best in One Another?
By Jennifer Post | January 23, 2023

Learn how to create a work environment that fosters teamwork by providing an environment of collaboration and respect.

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Why Does Power Abuse Persist?
By Petrina Coventry | January 23, 2023

Workplace bullying is all too common, and it leaves a permanent negative impact on both the victim and the company's culture.

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Pets Go to Work: How to Create a Pet Policy for Your Office
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

Office pets might strike some controversy, but if there's a decent policy in place, you should be able to avoid issues.

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How to Identify a True Leader
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Follow these tips and tricks to make sure your next hire has the leadership skills you need on the team.

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Why Growing Employees Is Key to Growing Your Business
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2023

There's a trend of employees leaving companies, seeking opportunity and upward mobility elsewhere. Here are three tips to prevent employee churn.

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What Does Modern Leadership Really Mean?
By Jennifer Post | January 23, 2023

As more millennials enter the workforce, leadership styles are undergoing a transformation. Here are some of the most common new leadership styles.

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5 Metrics That Amp Up Agile Team Productivity
By Aakash Gupta | January 23, 2023

Agile team metrics let you extract the right skills in time for the right projects.

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How to Handle Internal Communications During a Merger
By Michael DesRochers | January 23, 2023

Being open with employees during the M&A process is crucial for every business.

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9 Steps to Harnessing the Power of Your People to Innovate
By Alex Goryachev | January 23, 2023

Innovation should be a priority in an organization. Learn how to facilitate the process and what mistakes to avoid.

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Drinking on the Job: Small Business Guide to Creating an Office Alcohol Policy 
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Some employers allow drinking in the office. Here's what businesses should consider when creating an office alcohol policy for employees.

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What’s the Best Office Design? Staples Executive Offers Insight
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

Staples executive Chris DeMeo discusses current trends in office design and the elements he believes are critical for a successful workspace.

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4 Tips to Build a Strong In-House Marketing Team
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

If you have the resources, an in-house marketing team can lower costs and foster creativity and agility. Learn to build a strong in-house marketing team.

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How the Best Companies Develop Better Employees
By Melissa Powell | January 23, 2023

Developing great employees starts with addressing their needs as professionals. Here's how to support their goals and keep them at your company.

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Resource Burn: 4 Things That Are Wasting Your Team’s Time
By Victor Snyder | January 23, 2023

Resource burn creates unnecessary costs and leads to errors and burnout. To help your team be more productive, cut out these inefficiencies.

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10 Ways to Empower your Employees
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2023

If you're looking for new ways to empower your employees, here are some essential tips to get you started.

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Small Business Guide to a Restaurant Management System
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 23, 2023

While restaurant management systems have many similarities with POS systems, there are details in an RMS that can make all the difference for a restaurant.