How to hire and fire - according to the pros

Hiring and firing. Neither are decisions I take lightly. If you hire the wrong people you risk upsetting the balance of your whole team, while firing someone obviously has serious consequences not just for the individual involved but for staff morale in general.

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6 words that will help you keep customers for life

I don't think there's any question that it's a lot harder than it was 30 years ago when there was no real alternative to shopping locally, but I still believe there are things that we, as businesses, can do to make it less likely for our customers to hop online and leave us.

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4 marketing books that will change your life

Marketing is a tough nut to crack. I know this as well as anyone else. But it looks like other business owners may also be thinking the same thing. And that's where taking a look at some fantastic marketing books can help.

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11 techstars making a name for themselves in H-Town

As the fourth largest city in the nation, and the home of NASA's Johnson space center, Houston has its fair share of tech savvy entrepreneurs. So, we've gathered the top tech names in H-town that you really need to know and added our thoughts on what we can learn from each of them.

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7 New Year's business resolutions for 2017

Personally, I haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions since I was about 13 and determined to get onto the school soccer team. As you get older, you realize that choosing January 1st to change yourself or the world is a little restricting.

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10 places to hold your team (or client) holiday party in Boston

Bostonians have loved a good party ever since 1773. Of course, these December days, the only revolutions tend to be found on turntables at parties across the city. But just in case those arguments about where to hold the office get together become a little heated, here are our 10 suggestions for the holiday season (tea optional).

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