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Building a Better Board
6/28/2006
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This article, written by Jeff Dennis, a serial entrepreneur, outlines for entrepreneurs a set of best practices on considering, selecting, and utilizing a board of advisers.

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Bringing Experience to the Board
Marion Vicki
5/1/2006
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This serial entrepreneur shares the story of how she came to understand the importance of recruiting experienced entrepreneurs to her board of directors. In one instance a new director advised her to hold off accepting an offer for her company, enabling the company to grow and gain value for potential sale later.

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Boost Your Bottom Line with Temporary Talent
11/1/2005
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Changes in the temporary staffing industry could help you hold down labor costs--if you are willing to be a tough negotiator who shops around.

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Best Practices for Corporate Minutes
5/1/2006
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This instructional document provides a succinct explanation of how to conduct proper board minutes. This document stresses, for example, that board minutes are legal documents that show an organization's compliance with its required functions.

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Avoiding Self-Destruction by Outsourcing Information Destruction
Barry Ray
9/1/2007
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Before selling to Cintas in 2006, Shred First, the company Ray Barry helped start, had grown into the largest independently owned shredding business in the country. Here, he explains why, from a legal and competitive perspective, a seemingly "non-critical" function like document security is actually a critical function and why outsourcing document destruction to a reputable company is the most secure, efficient, and economical solution.

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Are You Neglecting New Employees?
1/19/2007
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The on-boarding of staff members can be confusing to newcomers. Yet, this is a time when most employees build important relationships-- friendships, in fact, that can double the chances of those new employees being satisfied at work. In excerpts from his recent book "Vital Friends", author Tom Rath shares suggestions for both formal and informal orientation processes.

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Alternatives to Hiring Employees
8/3/2007
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Is your business facing the need for additional man power? Does the workload or budget warrant hiring a full-time employee? If not, consider the alternatives covered in this article: temporary help services, employee leasing, professional employer organizations, and service contracting.

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Advice on hiring and building a great team
Emerson Dan
7/17/2012
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What makes a great team? Hiring employees who are smart and capable isn't enough. Read more for tips on what to look for when hiring employees for your startup.

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A medtech startup owner's must-have traits
Siegel Amy
10/3/2011
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Owners of medical device startups who have certain traits may have more success than others. Here is a list of the successful medtech CEO's needed traits.

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A Top Team Is Key to Growth
Matthews Jana
3/1/2001
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Unless you have a strong team at the top, you and your company will struggle under the weight of growth. Knowing how to select, manage and lead a Top Team is one of the secrets to growth.

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