DiversityInc has released its annual ranking of the top 50 companies for diversity. This is the fifteenth year that the ranking has been done. For the 2014 list, 1,215 companies with a minimum of 1,000 employees each participated in a survey used for the ranking process so they could see how they stack up in [...]

Did you know that marketing teams will spend $135 billion on new direct marketing collateral in 2014? Did you know that by the end of the year, 25% of the ad market will be invested in internet marketing? These are just two of the 2014 marketing statistics captured in a new inforgraphic from WebDam Solutions. [...]

Breakfast for People Too Busy for Breakfast

April 21, 2014 • by Community Member 0 comments
Reader Submission

Fast food wants your mornings. Resist! They know mornings are when you are most rushed and they all want a piece of you for breakfast. Their drive-through windows beckon with ultimate convenience, but their food generally is too high in sugars and low in nutrients to be good breakfast. Try to resist! Why do you [...]

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Approaches to Board Succession Planning

April 17, 2014 • by Tracy Houston 0 comments
Board of Directors

The combination of a company’s strategic and board succession plans can be a framework to begin the conversation around director search. Directors and management will most probably have differing ideas about what skills and experience should drive the search for the next director. To focus the conversation at the nominating committee level, here are a [...]

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Women: Four Tips For Being Understood On International Conference Calls When English Is Your Second Language

April 16, 2014 • by Community Member 0 comments
Reader Submission

We all have heard the saying, ‘It’s a small, small world.’ Do you know what invention makes the world really small? The international conference call (“ICC”). The ICC is ubiquitous in global business, and for good reason: it saves time and money. But the ICC can have a big impact on the influence of women [...]

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How to Make Your Business a Wi-Fi Hotspot

April 14, 2014 • by Lionel Luigi Lopez 0 comments
Small Business

If you own a business, like a café, a restaurant, a salon, a spa, or any place that people frequent, you can draw in more customers and retain the ones you already have by making free Wi-Fi available for your guests. Just think; if you run a café and offer wireless Internet access to customers, [...]

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Best Colleges for Undergraduate Business Degrees that Land Jobs

April 13, 2014 • by Susan Gunelius 0 comments
Education

Sponsored by U.S. News: The 2014 Best Colleges ranking from U.S. News has been released, giving you an easy way to compare colleges as you look to continue your own education or help your children continue their educations. The complete Best Colleges 2014 guidebook offers over 300 pages of rankings and informative articles. Want to [...]

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The Board Candidate’s Guide to Networking

April 11, 2014 • by Tracy Houston 1 comment
Board of Directors

Great networkers have a variety of people they connect with on their professional journey. Some people have prestige and can open doors; others will be mentors and guide you with insightful commentary. Here are four key types of people to connect with and build your board-level network: 1. Foundation Foundational supporters run the gamut from [...]

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Women Business Travellers: How To Find A Positive Work-Life Balance

April 9, 2014 • by Sponsor Contributor 3 comments
Business Travel

Sponsored by Corporate Traveller: There’s a major misconception about the life of a business traveller. While most believe there’s nothing better than frequently living out of a suitcase, jet setting to exotic locations, and schmoozing with the big wigs over fancy dinners, the reality speaks a different truth. The drab airport lounges, long haul flights, [...]

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4 Trending Jobs in the Digital Landscape

April 6, 2014 • by Sponsor Contributor 1 comment
Job Search

Sponsored by Just Digital People: Shuffling along, a can of Coke in one hand and a packet of greasy chips in the other, the slob-like character returns to his lair. Say hello to your outdated and irrelevant IT employee stereotype. These days, the digital world is home to professional, trendy, creative, quirky and hard-working individuals [...]

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