Friday 5 for the Week of August 25, 2014


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Business Mentoring Series: Learning to Listen

In 55 AD the Greek philosopher Epictetus said, “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” That idea has stood the test of time and is a key strategy for many of the most successful entrepreneurs… Read more

Facebook Updates Algorithm — Cracks Down on Caption Links and Click-Baiting

Proving that the people at Facebook do actually work and don’t just spend their day sitting on, well, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg’s team updated their status with an algorithm update that represents a major change in the way brands will use Facebook. Here’s what you need to know… Read more

The Secret to Productivity, In One Sentence

Studying the work of B.F. Skinner, you can come to one main takeaway: Consequences determine behavior. If we perform a certain behavior, and we get punished for it, or we get ridiculed or criticized for that behavior, we’ll probably stop doing that behavior… Read more

Consultant’s Corner: Why You Need an Employee Handbook

An effective employee handbook can be a great benefit to your small business. Although there’s no kind of legal requirement forcing you to develop a handbook, experts have found that companies with a handbook spelling out company rules, policies, and procedures have a more productive workplace… Read more

LLC Documentation: Required vs. Needed

In the world of business entities, the Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) is a relative newbie in the United States. Unlike the corporation, which has been around since before the birth of the United States, laws concerning LLCs, and the required documentation, can still be a bit vague… Read more


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