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How Women Leaders Win and Help Others to Do the Same

When it comes to business, women not only compete. We win, reports Entrepreneur. Women graduate from college and obtain advanced degrees in larger numbers than men. We are well represented in traditionally male occupations such as medical scientists (53 percent), physicians and surgeons (36 percent), and personal financial advisors (31 percent). And when a 100-year storm shuts down Washington, … Read More »

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5 Questions You Must Ask to Build a Company That Lasts

Let’s face it, most startups fail. The chances of survival are slim at best, and there are countless examples of great ideas that just didn’t make it. As a former entrepreneur and now Partner at Greylock Partners, I spend my time thinking a lot about what makes a company succeed. You’ve got the great idea. … Read More »

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6 Surprising Reasons Younger Managers Perform Best

“He doesn’t have a lot of experience managing people. Do you think he can do the job?” This is a phrase we hear more frequently as organizations fill the vacancies retiring Baby Boomers leave behind. Recently, a younger friend told me his experience of being hired after receiving his graduate degree. Most of the team … Read More »

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How To Effectively Mentor Millennial Employees

According to the Millennial Majority Workforce Study, 53% of hiring managers say it’s difficult to find and retain millennials. There are many reasons behind the retention problem, ranging from insufficient flex time to using outdated mentoring processes and not providing a sense of value in their work. But they all point back to the same … Read More »

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Incorporation 101: When and How You Should Incorporate

If you have been running your small business happily and without incident as a sole proprietorship, general partnership, or limited liability company (LLC), why would you want to incorporate? The answer could be that you do not want to incorporate, but there are valid reasons for you at least to consider the idea. Protection of … Read More »

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Small-Business Owners Devise Creative Ways to Keep Workers

Samantha Martin’s small-business nightmare typically stalks her on Gchat. “It will be a Wednesday, and an employee messages, ‘Can we talk today?’” said Ms. Martin, who owns Media Maison, a boutique public relations firm in Manhattan. “They’ll tell me they weren’t looking, but someone approached them,” she said. “In this industry, if another company dangles … Read More »

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