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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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Shut Up and Listen: How to Practice Effective Listening for Leaders

The key to active listening in leadership is to “shut up” and count to 10. This simple exercise discourages interruptions and boosts effective listening.

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How Startup Accelerators Work to Grow Early-Stage Businesses

There are many avenues for fundraising, but accelerator programs come with unique resources. Find out how startup accelerators work to provide expertise and investments.

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Fundamentals of Corporate Structures and Their Effects on 4 Types of Equity Offerings

Four types of equity offerings issued by LLCs & corporations have benefits & drawbacks for investors. Learn about stock, LLC units and convertible debt.

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Time, Money, Happiness: The Risks and Rewards of Following Your Dreams

Following your dreams can be risky—and scary. Follow these three steps for evaluating your passion project and calculating the opportunity costs of your decisions.

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IRC Tax Section 280E Update and Potential Tax “Loophole” for Cannabis Companies

Cannabis companies have felt the weight of IRC tax section 280E for a long time, but changes to the tax code may allow them to deduct from taxable income.

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Ramp Up Your Client Base with 3 Simple Lead Generation Tactics

Are you still using outdated lead generation tactics to build your customer base? Use these three steps to identify potential clients and draw them in.

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Lessons from Shark Tank: Is Reality TV Investing the Real Deal?

Pitching to investors is nothing like it looks on reality tv, but entrepreneurs and investors can still learn lessons from Shark Tank theatrics.

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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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3 Categories of Startup Growth Potential

There are three categories of startup growth: lifestyle, middle market and high-growth. Growth potential is the key for investors seeking high ROI.

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