Managing a Business

Urban Legends of Independent Contractor Relationships

The urban legends surrounding independent contractors are more prevalent than those about alligators in the New York City sewer systems.

Give Back, Get Back

A group of New York City high school students are hanging out, eating pizza, and talking about Facebook. Nothing too…

Building a Community

Renee Brown, president and CEO of C.W. Brown Inc., has taken her business from a two-person enterprise in the basement…

Sweet Charity

After a wild fourth quarter, many people are looking to make their gift giving dollars go further. And the year’s…

Gen Y Workers Get Mixed Reviews

A third of our survey respondents reported that, while the work of Generation Y employees (workers born between 1980 and…

Do Good to Do Well

Disrupting an established, old-school industry and helping out developing countries at the same time—who said you shouldn’t multitask? A condom…

Time for a Change

Spring is often when we start making plans for summer vacation. I find that many clients find themselves visiting the…

5 Steps to Building a Winning Internship Program

Interns. They’ll drain your time, make mistakes, and commit political errors—but they will also contribute fresh ideas and add much-needed…

5 Minutes with… Lauren Bush Lauren

Lauren Bush Lauren is the CEO, creative director, and co-founder of FEED, a mission-driven company that creates and sells FEED-branded…

3 Ways to Prevent a Computer Time Suck

Your computer is an amazing productivity tool, yet it is also a great way to procrastinate. Instant messaging, email, YouTube,…

5 Ways to Turn Your Company into a Socially Responsible Business

It may seem like just buzzwords right now, but soon “social responsibility” is going to change the way your company…

More Businesses Plan to Hire Temporary Workers than Full-Time Employees

A January 2012 Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index poll found that less than 10 percent of the businesses surveyed planned…

Embracing the Unbalanced Life

For me, work/life balance is a constant struggle, perhaps because I never want to miss out on anything. When our…

Forget Customer Loyalty—Your Employees Matter More

If we think of leadership styles on the most basic of levels, a few obvious techniques come to mind. There…

Is Outsourcing Right For Your Business?

The outsourcing of various business tasks is far from new, but at Citrin Cooperman, we noticed a marked increase in…

Protecting Your Network from a Terminated Employee

When’s the best time to start protecting your network from a terminated employee? Before you hire the employee.

One in 25 Executives May Be Psychos

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 While researching his book, Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work, psychologist Paul…

Are Your Meetings Meandering?

If you’re holding a meeting and you notice attendees looking longingly out the window or surreptitiously down at the phones…

5 Ways to Avoid Legal Bill Sticker Shock

Have you ever received a legal bill totaling twice the amount of the initial estimate? Unfortunately, legal bill sticker shock…

Conflict and Growth for Business

With summer winding down, the time has come to move forward. An important component of work/life balance is reflection and…