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Starting a Business? Don’t Forget to Review These Documents

Starting a new business can be a major undertaking. This is even truer when that new businesses is a franchise. Starting a new franchise business has many benefits, but, usually, a franchise business requires a significant initial cash investment, so proper due diligence should be undertaken. Such due diligence can involve a lot of legal…
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Women in STEM: Why We Need More Female Leaders in Technical Fields

According to Pew Research Center data, employment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (also known as STEM) occupations has grown by a staggering 79% since 1990. But while women have made tremendous strides in some areas of STEM, they are still extremely underrepresented in many sectors. This noticeable and pervasive gap tends to discourage other…
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How to Create a Healthier Work Environment for Your Employees

“Employee wellness” has been a buzzword in business circles for some time now. Companies have a significant financial interest in keeping their employees healthy as not only does it reduce insurance costs but healthy employees take less time off from work and tend to be more productive when they are on the job. That being…
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How Women Are Becoming Leaders in Male-Dominated Industries

Marilyn Loden coined the phrase “glass ceiling” more than 40 years ago. She first used the term during a panel discussion about women’s career aspirations. She noted that the female panelists focused on the deficiencies they felt in the workplace and shared the challenges of trying to climb the career ladder beyond middle management. Marilyn argued that…
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Why Small Business Leaders Need to Understand Big Data

Why Small Business Leaders Need to Understand Big Data

Big data has been around for quite some time, but only recently have the tools become available to transform data into knowledge that can be used in every part of the business. Many small business owners are not taking advantage of big data because they feel that they lack the resources and technical expertise. However,…
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45 Inspirational quotes from female leaders. Pictures of female leaders.

45 Inspirational Quotes from Female Leaders

Entrepreneurism is a challenging journey for most; and for women, there are additional obstacles in the way such as access to funding and overcoming the gender gap. Despite these challenges, there is no shortage of successful women to look up to. From mobile app startups to rising fashion designers, this collection of empowering quotes from…
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Business Efficiency Tips for Startups

More often than not, startups run on a very tight capital, which makes inefficiency some sort of a luxury that they cannot afford. Alas, inefficiency in just about any industry is an everyday reality, costing startups and long-running businesses alike. Still, a startup needs to battle inefficiency to work. To succeed in business, a startup…
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Could the Rise of Coffee Culture Improve Your Office?

Quite possibly. Consuming copious amounts of this black beverage has become such a prominent habit of so many people that it’d be safe to say we’re living in a global coffee-based culture. Other than tasting like heaven and giving us that mood booster we need to wake up, shake up, and be ready to roll,…
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What to Do If You Witness Harassment in the Workplace

Harassment is a problem that affects the entirety of the workplace, and the ripples of harassment go beyond the victim; it changes the harmony of a workplace and the feeling of safety and security around the office. Even if you’re not the victim, you can be impacted — but the good news is, as a…
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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start Your Own Business

When we think entrepreneurship, the image that often springs to mind is a footloose and fancy-free lifestyle with flexible working hours, no annoying boss and ultimately, if not riches beyond our wildest dreams, then a very comfortable income. The reality of starting a business is however, a little different. Before you dive head-first into your…
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