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How Closely Should You Monitor Remote Employees?

Nowadays, employers can use technology to track a remote employee's every keystroke. Should your business adopt remote monitoring?

How to Build a Customer-Pleasing Team

Keeping customers happy is one of the most profitable strategies a business should follow, and it starts by hiring employees focused on customer service.

7 Awesome Social Media Content Greats To Emulate

Social media requires a dedicated, creative drive to deliver effective, engaging and entertaining content. Some social media platforms have it – some do not. The mark of a dynamic thought leader, innovative company or true social media influencer is the quality and frequency of social shares. Show More Summary

Why ‘Rocky’ Continues to Resonate With Entrepreneurs

It's about learning to get back up, and it's about the dangers of becoming too civilized.

Be Honest: Are You Really The Best Boss for Your Business?

Not only is there no shame in walking away from the top spot, there's wisdom to it. Here's how to decide if it's your best move.

How Diverse Are the Inc. 5000 CEOs?

Ten years ago, only 13 percent of CEOs were non-white. Slowly but surely the list is reflecting more diversity.

New HTC Smartwatch Expected in 2015

There may be another new player in the smartwatch arena by early next year. A new HTC smartwatch could be available by the beginning of 2015. If so, it will be entering an increasingly crowded market. At the same time, it’s a marketShow More Summary

The Rise of Fixed Term Contract Workers

A few weeks ago we reported on the trends that are leading to more workers being on fixed term contracts, which means employment relationships with their employer that terminate after a specific period of time. A new study by the...

Let’s All Pretend The Internet Doesn’t Exist

Woody Allen famously said, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” That’s probably true. But when it comes to your ittybiz, the other twenty percent probably includes things like… doing what you do, competently, and also asking people for money in exchange for your goods or services. This last twenty percent is what seems to […]

5 Keys to Building a World-Class Internship Program

If you treat your young fellows as valued members of the team, they will provide you with fresh perspectives.

Uplinks: Presidential coffee, Apple's brilliantly bad ideas and help for the chronically late

W ith Jeff Bezos's ambitions for space exploration starting to take shape, how long before same-day delivery comes to the International Space Station? Here are nine stories here on planet Earth that caught our eye today. Don’t be late again. Show More Summary

Bitcoin goes legit with Digital Currency Council

L ong gone are the days when simply knowing that bitcoin exists was enough to put you on the cutting edge of financial thinking. As the cryptocurrency economy matures, professionals — even those just dabbling in the field — actuallyShow More Summary

Peter Thiel's recipe for success isn't for everyone, which may be why it works

Z ero to One," the book from contrarian founder and funder Peter Thiel, ships today — something which he has been working hard over the past 10 days to make sure anybody exposed to business media knows. The campaign began with a long...Show More Summary

Boston's Oasys Water taps into global fresh water shortage, eyes IPO

B oston-based Oasys Water aims to build a global company by using novel technology to turn some of the world's most toxic waters into clean, valuable resources. Tapping into a $10 billion market opportunity, the venture-backed startup...Show More Summary

WATCH: Richard Branson's announces drone investment in style, from his private island

R ichard Branson, Virgin Group founder and ubiquitous LinkedIn presence, looks like the kind of guy who enjoys long walks on the beach. Indeed, he enjoys them every morning on his own private island, Necker, in the British Virgin Islands. You...Show More Summary

Portland group to launch reality TV show about... crowdfunding?

T here’s an open casting call for a new reality show designed to follow several entrepreneurs through their crowdfunding journey. “It’s ‘Shark Tank’ meets ‘American Idol’ meets ‘X-Factor’,” said Mark Grimes, founder of the Portland coworking...Show More Summary

Mentor shopping with Steve Jobs' protégé, Tony Fadell

A pple runs deep through the veins of Tony Fadell, the company’s former vice president who worked on both the original iPod and iPhone before launching his own smart home company, Nest in 2010. So it was a surprise when the 45-year-old,...Show More Summary

For this entrepreneur, starting a company means getting the band back together

J eff Sopp has turned from real estate IT to health IT with his latest software venture Privit. Privit makes a single, secure digital record replacing annual health questionnaires on paper to participate in sports. About 100,000 athlete...Show More Summary

Surprise! Arizona and Michigan join the cream of the marijuana crop

More than 2,400 legal marijuana dispensaries have set up in the United States, according to marijuana analytics startup Leafly’s September State of the Leaf report. Of those, there’s little surprise that such mainstays as California, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon, are at the very top of the list. Show More Summary

The Pipeline: UC becomes VC, Square hunts money, and Medtronic launches wearable heart monitor

A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for September 17 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications. Deals and money plays Sacramento…T he University...Show More Summary

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