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A Practical Approach to Firing Someone

One of the realities of being an employer is that you will end up firing people. Here's how to do the deed efficiently and professionally. Read more

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As You Get Big, Stop Doing Small Jobs

Here's how to transition out of the little stuff as you get bigger projects. Read more

Tags: Management
Hire Smart From the Start to Build the Company You Want
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Hire Smart From the Start to Build the Company You Want

Strategic staffing decisions are key in building a strong—and profitable—company Read more

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Going Away for a While? Let Your Clients Know

A friendly e-mail beforehand can help you avoid grumbling later Read more

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How Many Construction Workers Do You Need on Staff? Fewer Than You Might Think

Subcontractors are a better option—provided you manage them right Read more

Tags: Staffing
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Not Sure What’s Next for Your Business? Bring in a Consultant

Sometimes, bringing in a third-party expert is exactly what’s needed to jump-start progress Read more

These Top Remodeling Trends Could Change Your World—Are You Ahead of the Curve?
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These Top Remodeling Trends Could Change Your World—Are You...

From the changing face of the country to Wi-Fi–enabled ovens, five trends are... Read more

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Here's When Anticipating Failure Can Be a Good Thing

Use "pre-mortems" to guard against potential pitfalls Read more

Tags: Planning
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Should Cyberattacks Cause You to Reject Cloud Computing?

No, but you should show lots of care to protect your data Read more

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Give Your Best Customers ‘Patron’ Status

Clients whose jobs contribute most to your success merit special treatment Read more

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