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The problem with telecommuting? Some shortsighted bosses despise it.:


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11 Ways To Find And Build Your Perfect Advisory Board:


As a growing startup, it's wise to accept help and advice from others who have been in your shoes. One way to surround yourself with these experts is to create a formal advisory board for your business. ...


The Future Of Ethics - Who is responsible for the volume of ethics problems in business and elsewhere?:


The news seems to document a consistent parade of unethical behavior by executives. You see it both in "startups" (Uber, Theranos) and in more traditional large corporations. Even if you ignore ...


Hundreds of Female Founders Speak Out on Ambition, Politics, and #MeToo:


Starting any fast-growing business is difficult. Starting one while female, as the flood of headlines about sexism and VC funding shortfalls illustrates, can seem nearly impossible. To fully understand ...


These new initiatives are helping more women start businesses and get funded:




Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant:




Small Business Certifications Plus Contract Language And Liens , 10/10 - 11/15, Various Montana Communities:


SMALL BUSINESS CERTIFICATIONS PLUS CONTRACTS - WHAT DO THEY REALLY MEAN WHAT YOU’LL LEARN • Certifications—What they can do for YOU • Learn How To Protect Your Small Business • Avoiding ...


Here's Why Everyone Will Be Jumping at the Chance to Hire Gen Z Workers by 2020:




How to convince your boss to give you year-round "summer" Fridays:




Managing Cultural Nuances With Guest Speaker, Olivia Shjeflo - 9/20 - Missoula:


Join College of Business Alumnus, Olivia Shjeflo, for two guest speaker events as she discusses her newest brand launch with Tata Group and Talking Rain Beverage Company. 12:00-12:50 PM Presentation ...


Launching A Brand: The Basics With Guest Speaker, Olivia Shjeflo - 9/20 - Missoula:


Join College of Business Alumnus, Olivia Shjeflo, for two guest speaker events as she discusses her newest brand launch with Tata Group and Talking Rain Beverage Company in the Gilkey Building, 950 ...


Benioff on the big issues:




An IRS Clarification Could Save Your Business a Lot This Year:


"There's potentially the opportunity for partnerships or some other pass-through businesses to claim deductions above what they'd be able to do with the capped state and local tax deduction." By ...


This is how Google motivates its employees:


Google is consistently rated as being a top employer, and the culture it created helps to attract and retain top talent. The company optimizes its talent by designing and motivating strong teams--an ability ...


Crack The Code: 3 Defining Steps To Unlock Your Medical Technology's Commercialization Potential - 9/27 - Missoula :


Telos Partners, together with First Security Bank and Accelerate Montana, present Crack the Code: 3 Defining Steps to Unlock Your Medical Technology's Commercialization Potential Embarking ...


5 Criteria For Splitting Equity In Your New Venture:


I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. You need to find the skills or experience you don't have in business, ...


How To Get The Most Out Of Attending Conferences And Events:


Fall is nearly upon us and that means - conference season! To get the most out of the "must attend" or "attendance strongly recommended" events clogging every precious spare moment on your calendar, I ...


Google Unveils Search Engine for Open Data:




Improving Work Performance: These Eight Steps Could Help:


How can one perform optimally at work? According to talent consultant Marc Effron, the path to better performance is to focus on what you can change and not worry so much about the rest. In his book, ...


Former Cosby Show Star Geoffrey Owens recently quit his job at Trader Joe's. The company's response was brilliant.:


Why this response is so great While simple, Trader Joe's' response is a perfect example of emotional intelligence--the ability to make emotions work for you, instead of against you. How so? By ...


The Hidden Benefit of Giving Back to Open Source Software:




CBS Sunday Morning - Companies open doors to talent with autism:


We like to think that good work is always rewarded. But what if some people who could do good work can't get their foot in the door in the first place? That's where recent hiring initiatives that ...


What is the 'great entrepreneurial lie?' That it's all about the money:


Over the last five years as the CEO of Launch Tennessee, too often I've seen founders raise angel or seed funding, develop a product line and a small customer-base, but not gain any real traction. First, ...


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4 things to consider before joining a tech accelerator abroad:


Accelerator programmes are a great way for startups to speed-up their growth and scale-up, depending on the accelerator's focus as they range from working with early-stage to relatively late-stage startups. Not ...


Missoula, Montana Among Top 10 best small cities to start a business :


America has become the veritable poster child of the startup era. It's hard to look at the surge of self-made billionaires across all industries within the US and their humble startup beginnings and not ...


4 Steps To Turn A Cool Culture Into A High-Performance Culture:


Cool startup cultures eventually backfire. Cool does nothing for customers; it's an unreliable guide to behavior; it quashes diversity and it can be costly in human and business terms. Most damaging of ...


TED Talk of the week - Leticia Gasca: Don't fail fast -- fail mindfully:


We celebrate bold entrepreneurs whose ingenuity led them to success, but what happens to those who fail? Far too often, they bury their stories out of shame or humiliation -- and miss out on a valuable ...


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