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If You Want Happy Customers, Do These 5 Things (Infographic) — The holiday season is fast approaching, which means the serious shopping season has already begun. For retailers looking to capitalizing on this most magical time of year, there's one key ingredient: Happy customers. Why? Happy customers equal big profits, as they more than double the spending of their passive peers.

6 Epic Online Fails and How to Avoid Them — The other day Twitter executive Anthony Noto tweeted what was supposed to be a private direct message about a possible acquisition. Techies call that a DM fail. Not a bright move for the CFO of a public company, not to mention the irony of that company being Twitter.
Nov 28, 2014

All leaders screw up, but social media makes more people see mistakes. Our @SteveTobak shares how to avoid the fails.

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team — Holding employees accountable to their assigned tasks without micromanaging is a classic workplace dilemma that can be difficult to navigate. The leaders of some of the best workplaces have turned the challenge on its head by building environments where people actually seek accountability and act as owners of the business, in turn eliminating the need for you to hover over them.

5 Ways to Prompt Your Employees to Sleep More — Famous nappers such as Albert Einstein and President Ronald Reagan have proven that even the most successful people need time to sleep. A new study by Ceridian indicated that 53 percent of organizations surveyed create schedules that actively encourage sleep deficiency. Unfortunately, this causes more employees to be tired and unproductive at work.
Nov 26, 2014

Our @HeatherHuhman says we need to get employees to sleep more. None of these 5 tips suggests having more meetings.

The 5 Big Reasons People Aren't Following Your Social-Media Accounts — Social media is a great marketing tool allowing organizations to reach audiences and showcase company culture and what they have to offer. However, many companies aren't seeing the success on social media they'd like.

A Great Name Tells You More Than Just What the Company Does — When naming something, it is human nature to want to describe what you are naming. This is, of course, the most direct route to relevance. Many historic and well-known companies have names that describe what they do or make. For example: International Business Machines, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Why Pizza Hut Expects to Set a Sales Record on Thanksgiving Eve — On Thanksgiving, turkey takes the center stage. However, on Thanksgiving Eve, pizza is the surprise MVP for many families. The day before Thanksgiving is one of the five busiest days of the year for the pizza industry, as customers seek a convenient meal after a busy day of traveling and holiday preparations.

Prepare Your Network for Employees' Inevitable Cyber Monday Shopping — The holiday shopping season is once again in full force and whether you fight through the crowds for deals on Black Friday or wait until the last moment on Christmas Eve, one fact can't be denied: Cyber Monday will drive a significant portion of holiday shopping sales in 2014.
Nov 26, 2014

Is your company network ready for Black Friday sales? You know, the ones your employees will be doing instead of work

Why You Should Treat Every Day Like Thanksgiving — Thanksgiving comes around once a year, but what if we adopted the mindset that every day was Thanksgiving and were intentional about the people and things in our lives that we're thankful for? When I was a kid, my dad started a family tradition at Thanksgiving dinner that I have carried on with my family.

You're Actually Hurting Your Business With These 5 'Productive' Habits — Entrepreneurs are expected to do everything and be everything at all times. It's part of business, especially when you're first starting out. However, there are some seemingly productive habits that you may have formed that are actually killing your success in the long term.

5 Tactics to Get Digitally Prepared for Black Friday Weekend — Online or offline, Black Friday and Cyber Monday can mean big bucks for your business. Regardless of where you sell your goods or services primarily, a little advanced digital preparation can help you take advantage of "Windfall Weekend."
Nov 26, 2014

Gear up for Black Friday, says our @mcanarelli. Here's how to make sure you are prepared digitally.

Uber May Soon Be Worth 1-1/2 Twitters — Uber is on the verge of closing a new funding round from T. Rowe Price Group Inc. that would value the company at as much as $40 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg. $40 billion. That's a staggeringly huge number, as well as a stratospheric jump from Uber's last funding round, when it raised $1.2 billion at a valuation of $17 billion.

The Danger of Continuous Partial Attention — We are living in a world that is more connected than ever. There are some definite pitfalls in our hyper-connected world as it intersects with our business relationships and networking. Hyperconnectivity can lead to a state of "continuous partial attention."
Nov 26, 2014

The incomparable @IvanMisner has a warning: You are suffering from continuous partial attention, and it's hurting you

How to Prioritize When Everything Is a Priority — LinkedIn Influencer, Greg McKeown, published this post originally on LinkedIn. I recently was the keynote speaker at an event where the CEO had recently announced he had 107 goals or priorities for the year! I was not surprised to learn the company also has 700 products: so many that nobody in the audience knew what all of the products even were!

5 Low-Tech Ways to Throttle Time-Sucking Mobile Devices So You Can Concentrate — Do you find yourself losing precious minutes or even hours on your mobile device? Maybe you just check your social media here and there or load up a game once in a while. However, these time-wasters can really add up and prevent you from focusing on what's important.

Google Creative Lab's Robert Wong On the Power of Empathy in Tech Advertising — When Google wanted to run its first Super Bowl commercial in 2010, some execs disapproved. Why pay the premium when Google had already managed to dominate the search-engine market without a single ad campaign? But when co-founders Larry Page, Sergey Brin, as well as then CEO Eric Schmidt screened 'Parisian Love,' they gave it the green light to hit the airwaves.

Welcome Back to the Blow-Off Economy. Yay? — Great news! GDP is on the rise. The unemployment rate is down. Holiday retail sales are predicted to be strong. There's no question that the economy is on the rebound. But I don't need economic analysis, government data or the latest statistics to tell me this. I have my own way of knowing.

Why This Entrepreneur Hates the Holidays — I have a somewhat unpopular confession to make: I hate the holidays. From what I can tell, most people look forward to enjoying their time off. They are eager to have a few days to themselves, to set their intentions for the next year, to take their mind off of the projects that are stressing them out at work.

What I Learned by Making My Employees Build a Christmas Tree Out of Business Books — Every management program will teach you that you can't go wrong trying to boost morale and build culture through team-building exercises. We, of course, write about that in the abstract all the time. So, I figured I'd try it myself. I just completed a little experiment on my staff here at Entrepreneur.
Nov 27, 2014

I'm so thankful for the entire @EntMagazine team around me. They inspire and improve me each day. Here's why:

Nov 26, 2014

RT @Hennesseyedit: So I told my staff to build a Christmas tree out of books. In the process, I learned how lucky I am to have this team

Nov 25, 2014

RT @elly_walker: Although I work on the PR side, I will admit I love the results of this task. Great idea & leadership @Hennesseyedit http:…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @EntMagazine: What I Learned in Making My Employees Build a Christmas Tree Out of Business Books

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