Category Archive: Business

6 Tools You Could Be Using To Make Your Business Better

6 Tools You Could Be Using To Make Your Business Better

We all know the standard tools that make a business run like it should. An accountant and bookkeeping system, inventory or project management software along with phones and computers to get things done. However, there are a few lesser known types of tools that, when implemented, can make a major impact on your business and […]
Doing Business With a Romantic Partner: It’s Complicated

Doing Business With a Romantic Partner: It’s Complicated

When Nicoletta Donadio started her first company in college, she worried people would think she was just tagging along with her boyfriend and co-founder, Claudio Carnino. “People we were doing business with, and our families as well, always thought I was the weak link,” Donadio says. “The fact that I am his girlfriend made them […]
Panera Asks Customers Not To Bring Guns Into Its Restaurants

Panera Asks Customers Not To Bring Guns Into Its Restaurants

On Monday, Panera Bread became the latest U.S. company to ask customers to leave their guns at home. The bakery-cafe chain joins Starbucks, Chipotle, Target and a handful of other restaurants and retailers in making such a request, which comes amid an increasingly heated debate over the role of guns in public places. “Within our […]
Oil Is Back!

Oil Is Back!

A Global Warming President Presides Over a Drill-Baby-Drill America Considering all the talk about global warming, peak oil, carbon divestment, and renewable energy, you’d think that oil consumption in the United States would be on a downward path. By now, we should certainly be witnessing real progress toward a post-petroleum economy. As it happens, the […]
How to budget in New York City

How to budget in New York City

There’s no doubt that living in a metropolis like New York City can be exciting. There’s never a shortage of entertainment options — Broadway shows! Concerts! Museums! — or shiny career opportunities for the ambitious. But as any current (or former) New Yorker will tell you, it can also be expensive. Make that really expensive. […]
Why You Should do Nothing for 10 Minutes a Day

Why You Should do Nothing for 10 Minutes a Day

Most people start the day running in high gear and they never let up until the end of the day. Sometimes not even then. Their brains are still going 100 miles an hour as they try and get some sleep just so they can do it all over again the next day.That’s not a good […]
Hidden Biases and How to Combat Them

Hidden Biases and How to Combat Them

In the world of recruiting, hiring managers are constantly careful in ensuring that candidates are hired without any form of discrimination. These efforts may well be necessary – a number of psychological studies reveal that we can unconsciously learn different biases, which could have an effect on who employers choose to hire. Different psychologists have […]
A Beginner’s Guide to Navigating Office Politics

A Beginner’s Guide to Navigating Office Politics

Executives often complain to me about the new generation of employees — they aren’t as committed, sophisticated or knowledgeable as more experienced employees would like them to be. They get bored or disillusioned quickly. Turnover is a problem, and so on. Just as often, I respond that youth may not be the main problem new […]
3 Tough Job Interview Situations and How to Handle Them

3 Tough Job Interview Situations and How to Handle Them

Once the interview is over and you’ve landed the job, it’s smooth sailing from here on out, right? Not exactly. If your job includes communicating with clients and closing deals, you’ll have to go through the job interview process over and over again. Luckily, you can translate the skills that got you in the door to help […]
5 Trends That Are Shaping Mobile Commerce

5 Trends That Are Shaping Mobile Commerce

With the steady increase in mobile tech developments in recent years, many small businesses have made mobile commerce, or m-commerce, a priority. Whether it’s using a tablet in a brick-and-mortar store or enabling sales through a mobile website, businesses across a wide range of industries are seeking solutions to help them adapt to a mobile-obsessed world. “With […]