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Know When to Trust Your Gut and When to Seek Outside Advice

You should also know when to balance the two.

 

When deciding whether to invest in hopeful entrepreneurs who enter ABC's Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran relies heavily on her gut reaction. Though the investor does her due diligence to learn about a company's finances, sales history and background, her final decision is often based on whether she likes the person doing the pitch.

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14 Things to Consider When Deciding Who Gets a Raise

How to Decide Who Gets a Raise

 

Performance-based raises can be a difficult subject for business leaders, especially if there’s not enough room in the budget to give everyone on the team a substantial increase. Determining who receives a pay bump — and more importantly, how much they get — requires you to know how to set your parameters in order to evaluate your employees. To find out, we asked 14 members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question:

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5 Hacks to Finally Finish Your Most Dreaded To-Do List Item

Today is the day you finally check off that horrible item that's been lingering at the bottom of your list.

 

You know the kind of to-do list item I'm talking about -- the ones that linger at the bottom of your list as you churn through less horrible tasks above it, the one that seems to laugh at you every time you look at your list, the one that causes a sinking feeling in your stomach every time you tell yourself, "Today is finally the day!"

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It's My Job and I'll Cry If I Want to: The Case for Showing Emotions in the Workplace

Allowing workers to show their true selves has its benefits.

 

In a society that values strength, independence and self-reliance above all else, why express yourself? Why go out on a limb to reveal anything other than the highlight reel you post on social media in any situation, let alone in the setting where it could cost you the most: at work?

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What Every Small Business Owner Ought to Know About Making Employees Happy

You might assume that keeping employees happy would require more money or time off. And while both those things are certainly appreciated, employee happiness is a bit more complex. Employers are starting to recognize that keeping their employees happy and fulfilled at work means getting a little creative.

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