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The Hardest Jobs for Entrepreneurs to Fill Are Also the Most Important

As an entrepreneur or a budding “wantrapreneur,” you’ve likely attended industry events — whether cocktail parties or seminars — where most of the guests work for startups and the conversations seemingly fall into one of two kinds. The first being … Continue reading

Nine jobs that humans may lose to robots

Are humans becoming obsolete in the workforce? All signs point to “yes.” As IBM’s Watson proved on Jeopardy, robots are becoming smarter than people. They also make fewer mistakes and they don’t get bored. By 2013 there will be 1.2 million industrial robots … Continue reading

3 Ways to Amplify Small-Business Marketing with Crowdsourcing

Don’t have time or money to do all of the marketing you’d like? Why not get your customers, consultants, freelancers, experts, writers, and more to help you? That’s what crowdsourcing is, and it’s a great way to enhance small business marketing efforts. … Continue reading

Eight Reasons Startup Incubators Are Better Than Business School

Let’s get this straight: If you want to work at Goldman Sachs, McKinsey or General Electric GE -0.88%, an MBA is a handy scrap of paper. But if you’d prefer to bypass the corporate ladder and actually build something of your own, spending upwards of … Continue reading

Business Schools Should be Transformed to Drive Entrepreneurism

As we continue to recover from a global recession and look to the future, it’s imperative that we build more entrepreneurial-driven academic institutions. Not only will this provide the foundation for much-needed innovation, it also will strengthen economies by providing … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Most Valuable Employees Feeling Valued

Are you encouraging your team members? Encouragement and positivism is an extremely overlooked necessity in the workplace. Your best and most valuable employees need to be reminded of their successes consistently. Without regular feedback, employees quickly feel discouraged, unmotivated, and … Continue reading

How to Advocate More Cooperation in the Workplace

Do you feel like you’re babysitting your employees rather than working alongside them to reach your business goals? One of the most beneficial yet bothersome realities of the workplace is competitive and challenging personalities of your workers. Especially in small, … Continue reading

How to Keep Interest in Your Company – Even During the Slow Months

Unless your company sells chocolates, flowers, jewelry, and cards, February can be an awful month for sales and growth. As January ends, the excitement of the New Year dies down, resolutions are broken, and the commonality of stress returns. Gray … Continue reading

5 Rookie Networking Fails and How to Avoid Them

When you have the opportunity to network, do you handle it well, or is it a big, fat fail? While online networking has dominated in many ways over the past 10-plus years, in-person networking — conferences, conventions, workshops, trade shows, … Continue reading

Tooling sector under pressure to meet automakers’ growing demand

NOVI, MICH. — The North American tool and die industry supporting the auto industry is made up of about 750 individual shops, mostly in the U.S. and Canada, which produced a combined $9.25 billion worth of tooling in 2012. But … Continue reading