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The Care and Feeding of the Creative Class
8/2/2007
Summary:

This article is specifically about managing creative people. But nearly any entrepreneur can benefit from a better understanding of the creative process and what motivates copywriters, designers, and programmers to perform at their very best. After all, the public face of your company might someday be in their hands.

Go To Source (www.fastcompany.com)
CareerJournal | More Companies Hire Temporary Executives
7/19/2007
Summary:

An interim executive may be the answer to specific issues facing your growing company. Downsizing has made more high-caliber executives available and willing to help small businesses.

Go To Source (www.careerjournal.com)
Change behavior to break the "Motivational Code"
7/19/2007
Summary:

Want to be an employer of choice? Don't simply ask employees for specific results. Train them in behaviors that produce those results--and then provide consequences that change and reinforce those behaviors. Part 1 of two parts, this article offers seven implementable suggestions for cracking the "motivational code."

Go To Source (www.management-issues.com)
Do You Know Your People?
7/12/2007
Summary:

How happy are your employees? It doesn't take a survey or a pie-chart to tell you the answer. But it does take a plan, which this lively blog post provides.

Go To Source (positivesharing.com)
Employee Involvement, What I Wish I Knew 20 Years Ago
7/12/2007
Summary:

Growth-oriented entrepreneurs can achieve their targets faster and better if they "engage" their employees. Does the environment at your company encourage everyone to give their best team effort? Here are some hard-earned tips from a team-building expert.

Go To Source (www.teambuildinginc.com)
Finding Good Employees
7/12/2007
Summary:

This basic guide to finding new employees lists several helpful ways to be successful and includes a bonus of links to at least ten other resources on hiring.

Go To Source (www.allbusiness.com)
Get Help Running Your Business, Virtually
7/12/2007
Summary:

A virtual assistant--yes, a real human being, not a software program--can help busy entrepreneurs who need to delegate non-critical or administrative tasks but don't want someone on site.

Go To Source (www.inc.com)
TEC© Best Practices: Developing a World-Class Staffing System
6/8/2007
Summary:

Outlining "best practices" in building an outstanding staff, this article helps entrepreneurs understand how to develop and use a hiring system. An effective system describes ideal employees for each function, ensures finding the right candidates, screens them before interviewing, ensures effective interviewing, and leads logically to hiring the right candidate.

Go To Source (www.teconline.com)
TEC© Best Practices: Management Development Overview
6/8/2007
Summary:

Companies that prioritize development of managers gain a real edge in the marketplace according to this overview. Underlying principles and practices for consistently building capable managers are provided and explained. Among the advantages are getting and keeping talent, more value from the CEO's time, more corporate flexibility, and a sustainable competitive edge.

Go To Source (www.teconline.com)
Executive Compensation in My Investor Controlled Company
Babinec Martin
6/6/2007
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Summary:

Entrepreneurs struggle with how much to pay themselves and the need to use financial resources to ignite growth versus reaping cash rewards for their own labors. Once outside equity investors are involved, the struggle and decision passes to board members. This founding entrepreneur, minority shareholder in his own company, shares what has worked for his company.

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