Operations

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
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?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

Here's When Anticipating Failure Can Be a Good Thing

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

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

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

Give Your Best Customers ‘Patron’ Status

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

Want a Role Model? Pick FDR, not Pollyanna

Prepare your business for the worst even as you look to better days ahead Read more

Tags: Management
Moving Out of the House and Into an Office? Plan Carefully

Make the move a success with employees, customers ... and your housemate Read more

You've Incorporated–Great! Now Make Sure You Act Like a Company

Incorporating shields you from attacks on your household so long as you keep business separate from personal Read more

Lowe's Settles for $9.5M in Class Action Wage Suit

Retailer accused of 'misclassifying' HR managers in violation of FLSA provision Read more

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