The Insider: Conflict Resolution

Is Your Business "Partnership" as Solid as You Think?

Co-founders and "partners" beware: without a formal agreement, you may not have the same rights to your company's future that you think you do.

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5 Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurial MBAs

Getting a Harvard MBA should prepare you for entrepreneurship...right? While MBAs certainly have advantages (like analytical training), they may have to work a little harder on some other qualities first.

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Problems in the Family Business? 15 Founders Offer Advice

Working with family members -- whether they're the boss or you are -- can lead to some sticky office situations. Fifteen founders weigh in on how to deal (or how to avoid it altogether).

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5 Mediation Principles Leaders Can Use to Address Conflict

Business leaders don't need to be professional mediators to artfully avoid conflicts, listen smarter and become more adept at negotiating conflicts among employees, clients and vendors.

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13 Budget-Friendly Ways to Improve Customer Experience

Startups don't always have to spend big money to get great results. Here are 13 practical ways to adapt your customer service to fit today's (higher) customer expectations.

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3 Ways Millennials Can Master Generational Conflict at Work

When you're a young woman who has to manage older reports, age-related drama is bound to happen. Here are 3 tips to stop the conflict before it starts.

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How to Set Your New Hire Up for Success: The 4 P's

Many managers and CEOs are quick to hire and quick to fire, but sometimes the reason an employee fails is because you haven't set them up to succeed.

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5 Tips for Giving Constructive Feedback in the Office

One of the hardest aspects of being an entrepreneur or owner is correcting your employees and colleagues' mistakes. The Daily Muse CEO Kathryn Minshew offers some tips for delivering tough feedback.

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How to Hire Enthusiastic and Productive Startup Talent

The last thing a startup founder needs is a team member who doesn't play to win. Here's how to spot (and keep) positive, productive talent in your company.

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Top 12 Signs That It's Time to Fire an Employee

Knowing when it's time to fire can be as complicated as knowing who to hire. 12 YEC members identify the "last straw" signs you need to watch out for.

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10 Startup Hiring Challenges (And Tips to Overcome Each)

It takes a unique type of job candidate to work for a startup. Here are some of the most common hiring problems entrepreneurs face -- and how to solve them.

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11 Management Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Hiring is easy -- management, not so much. Here are 11 secrets from young entrepreneurs who've successfully built their own startup teams.

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Hate Confrontation? 3 Ways to Limit Employee Errors

Is correcting your employees nerve-wracking? These 3 steps can help even the least assertive boss take charge.

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How to Stop Productivity Vampires in Their Tracks

Got desk intruders? Most offices do. You might even be one of them. Put an end to the interruptions and boost productivity today.

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What Your Sarcastic Employee Isn't Telling You

Is your office jester hiding something behind all that sarcasm? Solve the issue before it poisons the rest of the workplace.

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What to Do When A Client Demands an Unexpected Referral Fee

How to handle a disagreement with a client, without burning the bridge or feeling like a doormat.

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Why You Need That Client Agreement in Writing

After having her first face-off with a dissatisfied client, freelance writer and editorial consultant Thursday Bram decided she'd never let a client push her around again.

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How to Survive a Bad Business Break-Up

Kent Healy learned the hard way that a business partnership is like a marriage. Here he discusses what its like to go through a nasty divorce and how he rebounded from the experience.

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3 Things to Consider When Dealing With Lawyers

Working with a lawyer can be costly and time consuming. Here are some strategies to help control legal costs and focus on doing what you love -- building your business.

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