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Anita Campbell

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Drama at HubSpot as CMO Fired After Book Investigation

Hubspot has fired one key executive, another has resigned and a third was sanctioned in the wake of allegations of violating the company's code of ethics in attempts to procure a manuscript of a book written about the company.


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The Small Business Guide to Getting Ready for Vacation

If you're like many small business owners, you know the importance of taking some time off from your small business. But you may not always have time to do it. Perhaps you don't have a staff up to the task. Perhaps you have no staff at all. In either way, there are options to get some down time. Read on.


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This Team Gets Inside the Heads of Small Business Owners

Naumi Haque uncovers surprising insights about how small business owners across North America think and act. For instance, the insight that “small business owners are not cheap” is one of the things that sometimes is a revelation to clients of CEB’s small business program, where he is Research Director. And the surprises don’t end there. Recently he and his team pulled together revealing insights about who influences who in the world of small businesses.


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What it Takes to Build a Strong Company Culture

As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you're the one responsible to build a strong company culture. Shape your company culture the way you want it. Don't simply let it evolve on its own without your guidance. Think of it as your company's personality. Are you happy with the personality your business exhibits?


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How Employee Benefits Can Be a Bold Strategic Move

High salaries aren't the only way to recruit and retain great employees. Great benefits are another popular option. Check out this upcoming podcast outlining how benefits can help you retain your best employees. See how affordable benefits can be by simply doing your homework.


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10 Easier-Than-You-Think Ways to Jump on the Cloud – Today

If you're like most small business owners, you already know the benefits the cloud can offer. But the reality of moving business functions to the cloud can be daunting -- scary even. Well, it turns out moving to the cloud isn't so hard. Here are some simple ways to start.


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How to Lose a Franchise in One Day Flat

A deadly shootout in Waco, Texas, between rival biker clubs left 9 dead and another 18 seriously injured. The Twin Peaks restaurant franchise location that served as battleground has since been closed by the home office. So, is that it for Twin Peaks in Waco?


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How an Old School Business Discovered the Internet and Grew 350 Percent

Brian Young relied on cold calling for his house painting business for almost 25 years -- until a crisis forced him to get his old school business on the Internet. Three years later, and he’s winning awards for online marketing. This in-depth article feature explains how he did it.


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Meet the Tylers: A Family Business Gives Voice to its Community

Ronnie and Lamar Tyler each left successful corporate jobs and eventually turned their passion into their own lucrative business venture. Small Business Trends caught up with the husband-and-wife team at the recent ICON 15 Conference.


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What Employers Need to Know About the “Ban the Box” Movement

Watch out. A growing body of legislation will dictate whether and in what way you will be able to consider an applicant's criminal history during the hiring process. While many employers already consider those with criminal histories under certain circumstances, the new laws create new regulatory hurtles.


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Fraudulent DMCA Takedown Requests: Finally, a Lid on Them?

Unscrupulous parties have abused the DMCA copyright law, trying to force removal of legitimate online content by lodging fraudulent DMCA takedown requests. But a recent court case may make people think twice about that practice.