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Do you need a business plan?

To plan or not to plan? Do you need a business plan? Start-ups always struggle with this question. Here are some scenarios to think about.… more...
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Can you force employees to get flu shots?

Can you make getting a flu shot a condition of employment? The short answer is yes. The practical answer, however, is probably not. Firing someone… more...
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The BYOD Choice

Bring Your Own Data or Bring Your Own Device? At Intel, 19,000 of 100,000 total employees participate in the company’s BYOD (bring your own [mobile]… more...
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Hiring? Are you prepared to sell your company to candidates?

Hiring Managers are you prepared to “sell your company” to candidates? Most companies do an underwhelming job of selling candidates on why they should work… more...
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Employee Recognition –The how and why to do it

As promised to you, I interviewed Donna Gray, the 2013 Hall of Fame inductee for the Awards and Recognition Association, about how to develop a… more...
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What Game of Thrones teaches us about business communications

I just finished binge watching the first two seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones (don’t worry, I also read all of George R. R. Martin’s… more...
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Adding a business partner is like getting married (part 2)

Taking on a Business Partner (part 2) – guest blog from Laura Schmitz at the UW Milwaukee Small Business Development Center (Read part 1 now.)… more...
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3 tools needed to manage a virtual team (part II)

Here are three essential tools needed by a successful virtual team. Blog presented by Guest blogger, Bonnie Andrews. Missed part 1? Read it here. Leading… more...
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Telecommuting: Legal pitfalls and how to avoid them

What is the future of telecommuting? Estimates are that 63 million people (43% of the U.S. workforce) will be “teleworking” by 2016, up from 34… more...
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