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What's your slice of the pie?

How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

by Scott Gerber

It’s your company—and you’re the one who has the most at risk, financially and otherwise, if it fails. But you’re also in the unique position of setting the tone for what will hopefully be a thriving business. The question is, how do you decide what your own salary should be? We asked 12 founders from the Young... Read more »

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win back unhappy customer

10 Ideas for Winning Back Unhappy Customers

by Scott Gerber

What do you do when a customer threatens to leave your product or service? Some companies don’t respond at all, while others reply with an exit survey. But for early-stage companies, trying to win them back—and learn from their feedback—is often a better strategy. To learn what works best, we asked 10 founders the following: What is one... Read more »

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7 Secrets to Being an Extraordinary Boss

by Wendy Maynard

Being a boss is hard. Being an extraordinary boss is even harder. But, it’s work with a high return on investment: more motivated and productive employees. Read more »

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introverts

How to Manage Quiet, Introverted Employees

by Glori Surban

Introverts have strengths that are often seen as weaknesses in a world where the loud and bold are lauded. Manage them well and your business will be rewarded. Read more »

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Business shoes vs. Old tennis shoes

Dress Codes and Set Working Hours: Beneficial or Outdated?

by Scott Gerber

Flextime options and casual dress in the workplace are hallmarks of modern business—or are they? I asked ten new and successful entrepreneurs for their take. Read more »

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Businessman Looking Ahead to City in Distance Square

10 Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs on Achieving Your Company’s Long-Term Goals

by Scott Gerber

Having long-term vision is one of the keys to good leadership, and necessary for any successful business. With long-term visions come long-term projects—and the longer-term the project, the harder it is to manage your team's progress towards completing it. Read more »