When Play Becomes Work

When Play Becomes Work - http://www.washingtonpost.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Management
From http://www.washingtonpost.com 4054 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 11, 2008 10:24 pm
It happens all the time: Two guys in a garage come up with a cool new technology -- and dream of making it big. A thousand people take time off work to campaign for a visionary politician because they feel they are doing something to change the world. A million kids hit baseballs -- and wonder what it would take to become a pro. Then the brain Read More

Small-business owners hit with burnout blues

Small-business owners hit with burnout blues - http://seattletimes.nwsource.com Avatar Posted by Fenessy under Self-Development
From http://seattletimes.nwsource.com 4056 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 9, 2008 3:03 pm
Michigan's economy, like many others, has become increasingly reliant on the business savvy of emerging entrepreneurs stressed by long hours and no guaranteed paycheck. For an entrepreneur, developing comprehensive business skills while staying sane is no small trick. Burnout is a major pitfall. "As that [skill set] is being cultivated Read More

Flex time can be on small business' side

Flex time can be on small business' side - http://www.msnbc.msn.com Avatar Posted by SmallBizGirl under Human Resources
From http://www.msnbc.msn.com 4057 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 8, 2008 6:50 pm
While it's still pretty much the norm for American workers to mold their lives around their bosses' schedules, many small business owners are giving employees flexible work hours, allowing them to take part in outside activities such as grad school, charitable work or second jobs. Read More

Keep the Recession From Killing Productivity

Keep the Recession From Killing Productivity - http://blogs.bnet.com Avatar Posted by dobbie under Management
From http://blogs.bnet.com 4058 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 6, 2008 7:41 pm
A recent study from LeadershipIQ asserts that workers today are wasting 44 percent more time than they did a year ago. It seems that worry and financial research are now the top non-work activities conducted at the office. Read More

6 Universal Principles of Influence

6 Universal Principles of Influence - http://www.fuelnet.com Avatar Posted by Becky under Self-Development
From http://www.fuelnet.com 4059 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 6, 2008 5:41 pm
Robert B. Cialdini, in his classic book Influence: Science and Practice, reveals six universal principles that everyone needs to understand to achieve business and personal success. Mastering them, he says, can help people implement effective strategic communication management strategies, developing powerful working relationships, and build long—t Read More

Proposed ADA rules would affect millions of small businesses

Proposed ADA rules would affect millions of small businesses - http://www.washingtontimes.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Legal
From http://www.washingtontimes.com 4059 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 6, 2008 2:05 pm
Millions of businesses and other public facilities would be affected by proposed regulatory changes under the Americans With Disabilities Act, the milestone 1990 civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The proposed regulations address a wide range of facilities, including access to courthouses, drinking fount Read More

Find an Undervalued Asset. Fix It Up. Flip It. (Now It's Web Sites, Not Houses)

Find an Undervalued Asset. Fix It Up. Flip It. (Now It's Web Sites, Not Houses) - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Strategy
From http://www.nytimes.com 4060 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 5, 2008 2:38 pm
Dave Hermansen did not own a bird or a cage when he bought bird-cage.com, an online store, for $1,800 three years ago. He simply saw a Web site that was “very, very poorly done,” and begged the owners to sell it to him. He then redesigned the site, added advertising and drove up traffic. Last December, he sold it for $173,000. Mr. Hermansen is Read More

Asking prices for small businesses on the decline

Asking prices for small businesses on the decline - http://www.dallasnews.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Strategy
From http://www.dallasnews.com 4065 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 1, 2008 7:19 pm
To all the usual reasons that small businesses are put up for sale, add economic woes this year. But even as for-sale listings rise around the country, so is buyer interest. The problem for owners is that prices appear to be softening. Brokers say buyers are often retirees looking for a second act, or laid-off executives looking for a busi Read More

When the employee says I quit.

When the employee says I quit. - http://www.smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Human Resources
From http://www.smallbiztrends.com 4065 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 31, 2008 10:34 pm
Employees don't generally quit without a great inner debate. At what point did this person begin looking to leave and what can you learn from them to benefit the rest of your staff? Here is a brief collection of resources to help you with this question: Read More

Federal Minimum Wage To Increase By 70 Cents

Federal Minimum Wage To Increase By 70 Cents - http://www.npr.org Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Human Resources
From http://www.npr.org 4071 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 24, 2008 4:44 pm
More than a million low-wage workers will get a pay raise this week. The federal government's minimum wage is set to jump by 70 cents to $6.55 an hour on Thursday. The hike is the second of three annual increases in the minimum wage that were ordered by Congress last year, following a decade with no increase. Read More
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