Every business owner or manager has a story to tell. For the winners of Corp! magazine’s Economic Bright Spots awards, the tales typically involve successfully overcoming challenges or seizing opportunities.
My son is eight years old. Like a lot of kids his age, he’s into baseball and plays in the kids’ Little League every spring. Watching a bunch of little kids playing baseball can be very entertaining.
Standing in front of a classroom of students — watching the note scribbling, yawns, and occasional spark of passion — can feel a million miles away from the business world.
Ninety percent of startups fail and with entrepreneurship at an all-time high, the competition has never been fiercer. While this is grim, entrepreneurs can find a little bit of comfort in knowing that their chances of success get incrementally higher with each business undertaken.
Entrepreneurs invest a great deal of sweat equity and personal resources into nurturing and growing their business, so it’s only natural to want what’s best for the next generation of their company – as well as their own future.
For inventors, lasting returns come from understanding the complexities of the law
Weather reports factor heavily into the big — and small — decisions we make on a daily basis. Forecasts can dictate your morning commute to work, afternoons mowing the lawn or tending to your garden, and outdoor evening dinner plans. Rightfully so, weather factors into how we approach these subjects. On a larger scale, CFOs […]
Today’s hyperactive and attention-demanding world makes reflection no easy task. Nonetheless, we still must find a way to carve out “mental space” so we can think clearly, plan, reflect, dream. Management expert Peter Drucker expressed the value of reflection years ago, even when the world was not so information-rich and time-poor. He said, “Follow effective […]
There are seemingly endless ways a company can find itself dealing with legal issues and more particularly in a situation where litigation is involved. Here are some of the most common ways it is likely to occur. Claims made by employees Employees are a big source of potential litigation. You should have an employee handbook that […]
Succession planning done right sets the growth course. It aligns with talent processes, mends gaps and develops future leaders for success.
The Spare the Air Employer Program helps Bay Area businesses get their employees to work through carpooling, transit and biking. Save by reducing payroll taxes for each participating employee. Commuter benefits improve employee morale and productivity. Employees save up to 40% on transit and vanpool expenses using pre-tax dollars. Biking or walking to work is healthier, reducing insurance claims and sick leave.
More than 80 percent of Americans find at least one aspect of their job to be extremely stressful. Not only is this crazy amount of stress no fun, but it can be costly to your health and overall happiness. Here are seven ways to manage stress.
Many sharing-economy startups are finding out the hard way that physical, real-world logistics get in the way of margins.
High-performers have an almost obsessive focus on engaging with what is most important to them. But, most of us can’t resist the lure of our email, and that distraction breaks our focus.
Corp! magazine’s Most Valuable Professionals and Most Valuable Millennials packed the house April 27 at VisTaTech Center. The awards program highlights C-suite executives and entrepreneurs doing great things at their companies and in their communities.
The best defense against an unnamed elephant trampling your team’s performance is to agree to rules of engagement.
Being open-minded to looking outside of your defined criteria or even your industry can yield a more diverse but equally qualified short list, and may result in a better fit between the successful candidate and your organization.
Behaving appropriately emotionally is not only something that can be learned over a lifetime, but it is something that must be learned if we are to live happy and productive lives. Furthermore, it is essential to successful leadership.
In today’s economy, your most valuable asset tends to be your brain power. This includes your IP: patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks and so on. You must find the right IP to protect your commercial space.
These five decisive steps will thrust your business forward in the ever-changing market, giving you the competitive edge.
Employers need to determine if they want to face the risk of having a pool in the workplace and, if so, among other considerations, should assure any such pool should not be conducted for value.
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