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Tag: Business 11 posts

3 pitfalls your company must avoid in order to survive

By S. Max Brown on October 21, 2014

Ever wonder what makes great companies grow year after year while others fizzle out just as quickly as they started? We visited some of the top tech companies to find out what they’re doing differently. Here’s what we learned.

10 ways to know you’re a good boss

By Stacy Warden on October 16, 2014

Being the boss can often feel like you never really get a break – and maintaining a positive attitude with an overworked brain can feel like a job in itself. So, how do you know when you’re doing it right? If you can check these 10 things off your best-ever-boss list, it’s safe to say you’re in good shape.

5 ways to get the most out of your year-end spending

By Lindsay Lauck on September 15, 2014

With the fiscal year coming to a close this month, managers are scrambling to find a way to make the most of their money. Before you go on a maniacal last-minute spending spree, here are some tips to help you decide how to allocate your government year-end spending.

4 things you must do when you work from home

By Jack Wallen on June 5, 2014

Working from home might very well be the best thing ever, but it can also prove one of the most challenging. Here’s everything you need to know in order to avoid some of the most common traps when working from home.

How to build a personal brand: 12 month strategy

How to build a personal brand: 12 month strategy

By Manya Susoev on February 11, 2014

In this free clip from Developing a Killer Personal Brand, learn how to design a 12 month strategy, and build your personal brand step by step.

5 ways to manage your team more efficiently

By Jack Wallen on November 18, 2013

If you are a manager, you know keeping workers on task can be an absolute nightmare. I’m not talking about employees getting distracted (there’s little you can do about short attention spans); the type of task I refer to is just keeping those employees working toward a singular goal: success. This means keeping track of [...]

How IT and dev geeks can land much-needed business chops

By Lynn Greiner on September 5, 2013

Training for technical roles usually encompasses a limited range of functions. We’re taught the ins and outs of the technology of interest and are loaded with appropriate geek-speak. Then we’re turned loose on an unsuspecting user community, who won’t understand a word we say. We’re not, however, taught to deal with business users, or to [...]

Video: Make Business Data Available in SharePoint 2013

By Paul Ballard on April 12, 2013

While SharePoint 2013 comes with lots of different content types and data, sometimes you really want to pull data from an existing business system.  In this video excerpt from Scot Hillier’s new course SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services Fundamentals you’ll see how to leverage SharePoint’s built-in features for connecting to external data to create a [...]

New course: Twitter for Business

By Megan Russell on March 5, 2013

Jesse Stay has just published a new course: Twitter for Business Hundreds of millions of people are using Twitter, and you need to get on the bandwagon! This course starts from the very beginning, showing you the basics of getting your Twitter account set up, to etiquette, and then dives deeper into how to build [...]

The Err of Business Analysts

By Jim Cooper on May 2, 2012

First, let me say, I’m sorry to the Business Analysts (BAs) who may stumble upon this post, I’m sure you will have lots of disagreements with my assertions. I read this article on InfoQ this morning and it made me start thinking…again…about business analysts. I’m not particularly interested in the argument over the terminology of [...]