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Survey Says: It's Summer. Do You Know Where Your Employees Are?

7/21/11 at 6:00 PM

No, it's not your imagination. Employees are a lot more likely to call in "sick" during nice weather, according to a new survey. Continue Reading

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Survey Says: Could Your Business Suffer an Anthony Weiner Moment?

7/12/11 at 5:00 PM

A new survey reveals that the vast majority of businesses do not have formal policies regarding social-media activity. Continue Reading

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Survey Says: Americans Would Give Up Sex to Avoid PowerPoint Presentations

7/05/11 at 7:00 PM

A new survey reveals just how much people hate sitting through boring work presentations. Continue Reading

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Can You Afford to Run a Cash-Only Business?

6/29/11 at 12:30 PM

High credit-card fees and other hassles make it tempting to pocket all your company's money, but there are also a number of downsides to only accepting cash. A look at the pros and cons. Continue Reading

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Survey Says: What Is the Most Annoying Office Behavior?

6/28/11 at 1:00 PM

In a new survey, bosses open up about what employee habits drive them crazy. Continue Reading

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Survey Says: That E-Mail Just Cost You $10,000

6/21/11 at 2:30 PM

The growing number of digital distractions are having a big affect on workplace productivity, according to a new study. Continue Reading

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Survey Says: Can You Run a Business with Your Phone?

6/10/11 at 2:00 PM

Mobile apps have changed the way entrepreneurs operate their businesses, according to a new survey. Continue Reading

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Survey Says: Will Starting a Business Make You Happy?

6/07/11 at 2:30 PM

Despite a tough economy, entrepreneurs remain quite content with their career paths, according to a new survey. Continue Reading

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Survey Says: It's Getting Cloudy Out There

5/31/11 at 2:00 PM

Entrepreneurs are adopting cloud computing at a much higher rate than big companies, according to a new survey. Continue Reading

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Survey Says: What Are the Biggest Workplace Concerns?

5/23/11 at 6:30 PM

Money troubles, performance reviews and physical appearance rank high on employees' lists, according to new surveys. Continue Reading

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Survey Says: Want Less Facebook, More Face Time? You're Not Alone

5/20/11 at 10:00 AM

Ninety-seven percent of business travelers rate face-to-face interaction as the most important factor in their relationships with clients. Continue Reading

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High Gas Prices: Who are the Biggest Winners and Losers?

5/17/11 at 6:30 PM

Small-business owners speak out about how gas prices are affecting their bottom line. Who's getting hit hardest ... and who's actually benefiting? Continue Reading

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Survey Says: Gas Prices Hurting Sales, May Lead to Layoffs

5/16/11 at 4:00 PM

Two-thirds of business owners say revenue is down as a result of high gas prices, according to a new survey. Continue Reading

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5 Things You Can Learn from Warren Buffett

5/06/11 at 1:00 PM

The "Oracle of Omaha" has plenty of advice to impart to entrepreneurs and investors alike. Clint Greenleaf, the founder and CEO of Greenleaf Book Group and a member of our Board of Directors, shares some takeaways from the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting. Continue Reading

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Survey Says: What's Your Formula for Success?

5/02/11 at 2:00 PM

New surveys reveal how many business owners have mantras, what it takes to convert leads into sales and why you may be a victim of bank fraud. Continue Reading

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