Entrepreneurship might seem like a glamorous career choice; and in many ways, it is. However, this independent path can have its downsides. Working alone, or representing your own brand, is a major responsibility, and many entrepreneurs face emotional challenges, from loneliness to fear. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month,...
Start a business, save the planet Today, consumers are just as interested in corporate social responsibility (CSR) as they are in a company's products and services. This is especially good news for eco-minded entrepreneurs.We've outlined 17 eco-friendly business ideas for making money and saving the planet at the same time. 17. Ink...
Global growth, social media, and technology are allowing professional basketball to engage fans in the arena and online. Adam Silver is one of the longest-tenured team members in the National Basketball Association. But he doesn’t spend much time on the court. In more than 26 years, Silver, who briefly practiced...
Mark Hurd, Oracle's co-CEO, expressed optimism about his company's cloud business and about global IT spending in general in a keynote address on Wednesday at Goldman Sachs'  (GS - Get Report) annual technology and internet conference in San Francisco. Here are the top takeaways from the presentation by Hurd. Hurd talked up...
Since the mid-2000s, organizational change management and transformation have become permanent features of the business landscape. Vast new markets and labor pools have opened up, innovative technologies have put once-powerful business models on the chopping block, and capital flows and investor demand have become less predictable. To meet these...
Everyone makes mistakes – even bosses. If you admit to your faults and express your remorse, you might expect to be forgiven. However, according to a recent study, managers are rarely believed to be sorry. The research found that when powerful figures apologize, it comes across as disingenuous. According to...
How do you really get to know another person? More specifically, how do you know what type of employee that person will be? To help answer this question, many firms have incorporated personality tests into their applicant screening or employee training and development processes over the last several decades....
Performance reviews are valuable for both the employee and the employer. It's a chance for managers to give praise for exceptional work and guidance for any shortcomings, and to have an open discussion about the future of the company and the potential for employee growth. However, giving a review is...
The legal structure you choose for your business is one of the most important decisions you will make in the startup process. Each business entity has its own pros and cons, and it's important to sort through it all before settling on one. Your choice can greatly affect the...
Facebook's Workplace has been on the market for a little over a year and has seen rapid adoption by organizations of all sizes around the world. According to Facebook, more than 14,000 companies use Workplace as their internal team collaboration tool. Given people's familiarity with the social media giant, it's no...