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When Should a Small Business Hire an Executive Team?

When is the right time to hire an executive team? Let's explore the potential roles, how to determine the right time, and how to hire for business growth.

Female entrepreneur working on improving her online business presence

10 Steps to Protect and Manage Your Small Business Reputation Online

How do you protect and improve your online reputation? Let’s explore 10 steps you can take to easily manage and improve your business reputation online.

10 Easy Ways to Evaluate an Employee’s Performance

If your employees are not “salespeople,” it's hard to track their performance. What are the most important metrics to look at when evaluating an employee?

3 Reasons Why Micromanagement Is a Macro Hindrance

“I’m just trying to help!” “I want to ensure our success!” If these lines sound familiar, you should know that they’re classic micromanagement warning signs. And, unfortunately for the well-intentioned micromanager, the results are rarely positive. For his book My Way or the Highway, Harry Chambers organized a interesting study about micromanagement. According to the...

Isaiah Thomas led the Detroit Pistons to back-to-back NBA championships. Chris Webber and The Fab Five narrowly missed NCAA championships.

Bad Boys and the Fab Five: Business Lessons from Basketball History

In 2009, to commemorate their 30th anniversary, ESPN released a new sports documentary series called “30 for 30.” The series included 30 full-length documentary features that highlighted sports history’s most memorable moments and personalities. The series was so popular that ESPN decided to release a second volume of 30 more documentaries, produce 30 new digital...

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How to Run a Business in Prison (Orange is the New Black, Season 2)—Minor Spoilers

The Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black, takes a gritty, poignant, and hilarious look at life inside a women’s federal prison. The show premiered in 2013 to critical acclaim, and in June 2014 Netflix released all 13 episodes of its second season. The show recently won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy...