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Happy Owner, Happy Board: The Strategy of a Private Company Board of Directors

A public company must focus on shareholder value, but a private company board of directors answers to one person only: the owner.

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7 Key Elements of Employee Handbook Design

The employee handbook. Most businesses have them, but is yours effective? Read this guide to the 7 must-have elements of an employee handbook.

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For Effective Boards, “Noses In, Fingers Out” Can Be Widely Interpreted

Should an effective board of directors stick its nose into business matters or keep its fingers out? A leadership crisis heightens the question.

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Correcting Bad Leadership: Actions Speak Louder Than Intentions

Leadership action is more important than words or intentions. Avoid bad leadership qualities by demonstrating kindness and keeping promises.

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3 Ways Startup CEOs Can Develop a Better Investor Relationship

Investors play a large role in company success. Develop your investor relationship with more transparent and proactive communication using these 3 tips.

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Warren Buffett Speaks Out on Independent Director Performance

Warren Buffett’s annual letter is critical of independent directors of public companies—but can their bad behavior influence private companies as well?

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Crash Course on LLC Management and Structure

Starting an LLC has certain advantages for business owners, including flexible organization. Learn about LLC management, structure and taxation.

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In Developing Effective Leaders, Generalists Usually Beat Specialists

Growing and developing leaders may mean encouraging talent to move around the company, break through silo walls and peer beyond company ramparts.

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What is a Corporation? Formation, Management and Taxation in 2020

Corporations were once a more prevalent business structure. What are the advantages of corporation formation, management and taxation in 2020?

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Your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Was Approved & Funded – What Happens Next?

Now that you’ve received your PPP loan for your small business, there are immediate actions to take to qualify for full loan forgiveness.

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