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Yikes! 97 Percent of Your Employees May Not be Able to Identify a Phishing Email :


When you think of cyber attacks, you may imagine complex campaigns against major corporations and governments. The reality, however, is far more common and serious - especially for small businesses. by ...


The Changing Rules Of Tech Entrepreneurship:


Since 1996, manufacturing jobs in the United States have decreased by a whopping 28%. Britain's industrial story isn't too rosy, either. Over the last couple of decades or so, high-growth tech companies ...


11 Quick Tips to Get More Value out of Your Board:


Many board meetings are bored meetings. Management teams whisk through slides trying to get through a presentation to share how great things are going and they are eager to get through the meeting so ...


5 Steps To A Compelling Story For Business Proposals:


If you are proposing a merger or acquisition, or simply seeking an investor for your business, the process is the same. You have to put together a convincing story of a win-win opportunity for both sides. ...


Here's why venture capitalists are so grumpy these days:


2017 is on pace to see the highest number of first-time venture capital funds formed in more than a decade. Given the crowding in venture capital, investor-friendly deal terms have declined ...


10 Key Business Domains With 'Big Data' Opportunities:


Even though 'big data' has now been around for several years, the opportunities for startups seem to keep growing, just as the amount of data keeps growing. According to IBM, companies have captured more ...


Why America's Universities And Business Schools Are The Best Place To Launch A Start-Up:


A politely ferocious debate is being waged in America right now about the best place to launch a start-up. This isn't surprising post Great Recession--especially with millions of mobile Millennials graduating ...


How to Build a Startup That Gets Acquired:


There are many reasons to found a startup. There are many reasons to work at a startup. But there's only one reason your company got funded -- liquidity. The Good News To ...


These Personality Tests Might Know Your Dream Job Better Than You Do:




7 Tips On Following The Triple Bottom Line To Success:


It's always been tough to start a new business, even when the bottom line was just making a profit to stay alive. A few years ago, a second focus of sustainability ("green") was added as a requirement ...


How to Build a Startup That Gets Acquired:


There are many reasons to found a startup. There are many reasons to work at a startup. But there's only one reason your company got funded -- liquidity. The Good News To most ...


Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty with an exceptional workforce:


It's no stretch to say that Aaron Muderick is stuck on putty. "It feels great in your hand," he said. "You can play with it for hours!" His first love was classic Silly Putty, but that soon ...


Companies find that many happy returns really works:


Even when it's not your birthday, you can expect to hear MANY HAPPY RETURNS at plenty of retailers. It's a policy that makes a lot of sense (and dollars, too). Tracy Smith does the math ...


6 Situations Where A Business Plan Does Not Add Value:


Writing a business plan is hard work, so I get lots of pushback from prospective new venture founders that it's just a waste of their valuable time in this rapidly changing environment. They all claim ...


Golden Seeds - A discerning group of investors, seeking and funding high-potential, women-led businesses. And creating lasting impact.:


It is well documented: Women are starting businesses at record levels, with the ideas, skills and talents to build great companies. But like all early-stage entrepreneurs, they need capital to fuel ...


MMEC announces collaboration to assist manufacturing businesses with cybersecurity :


The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center http://www.montana.edu/mmec/ at Montana State University has partnered with a national cybersecurity provider to help Montana manufacturers meet security requirements ...


3 Most Common Ways to Transition Your Nonprofit to a For-profit Business:




Why Leaders Should Write Their Company's Obituary:


Do companies, like people, have an expiration date? Some evidence suggests that the half-life of business models has been shrinking and established firms have been disappearing at an increasingly rapid ...


10 Truths and Tips on Scaling an Amazing Company From the 'Oracle of Silicon Valley':




How embedded analytics can help early-stage startups:


Consumers are increasingly eager for data, and tech startups should keep this in mind as they design their apps, writes Ralph Tkatchuk. So-called embedded analytics can allow startups to share this ...


Co-living startups are reinventing the roommate concept:


As demand for housing stays high across the Bay Area, a new trend in group living has come to the region. A far cry from the commune movement of the 1970s, companies are offering modern shared-living ...


7 Parts to a Winning Business Plan:


Starting a business is an exciting venture. To make it an absolute success, getting all the details right from the very beginning is absolutely crucial. This is where a business plan becomes relevant. by ...


The CEO's guide to competing through HR:


CEOs should be helping HR to adopt a strategic role that focuses on becoming a business partner, using people analytics to identify talent and making HR operations more efficient, write Frank Bafaro, ...


When Family-Business Owners Don't Want to Retire:


A lot of entrepreneurs in their 60s are hanging on. So how do their children fit in? Almost seven in 10 baby boomers plan to work past the age of 65. That means a lot of family businesses are dealing ...


Adobe to kill off Flash, which is good for developers and consumers:




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Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits:




Will it make the boat go faster?:


Olympic Winning Strategies for Business Success Helping individuals and teams to realise their ambition. Achieving results through teamwork and a steely focus on performance. http://www.willitmaketheboatgofaster.com/ *** Many ...


A Blockchain-Based Solution to Liquidity Needs of Small Businesses:




Peek Inside Slack's Multi-Million Dollar SaaS Growth Strategy:


They have 1.25+ million paid users. Their trial to paid conversion rate is sitting at 30%. There's just no better way to put it: Slack is absolutely kickin' ass in the SaaS world. But they don't ...

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