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Which of our customers are profitable and which are not? Where should we focus our marketing efforts, and why? Where are the opportunities to increase gross profit or reduce overhead expenses? Out-of-control companies can't answer questions like these because they don't have accurate numbers. Source: Forbes...

Sexual harassment charges have been piling up in the business world, whether it’s the factory floor at Ford or an elite New York restaurant. The economic costs, of course, are only a reflection of the human and social costs. Source: Forbes | The Terrible Cost Of...

Right now, the US unemployment rate is hovering around 4%. For business owners, the statistic has a simple and powerful implication. Labor is scarce, and your best employees are likely to have a lot of other opportunities. Will some of them consider—or even take—those opportunities? Source: Forbes...

The Holidays are a great time to reflect on the past year. Businesses typically do their planning, starting by looking at the variances in plan. But this financial analysis may mask the underlying purpose of business, which is to improve the lives of...

Why are so many companies so ineffective at boosting employee engagement? To us, the problem is that companies think about engagement in exactly the wrong way. Source: Forbes | Why Engagement Fails -- And What To Do About It...

Business owners like Rail Trail’s partners play a central role in every American city and town. They can be a powerful force for good in all their dealings, and they can help build a strong American economy. But only if they pursue good profits, not...

If you were to graph FA Engineering’s revenue, you’d have a line climbing steadily over the past 12 months. It should top $3 million by the end of this year. Source: Forbes | A Company That Knows Where It's Going...

It’s a common enough entrepreneurial scenario. You shed blood, sweat, and tears to get your company off the ground. Now it’s up, running, and doing well. But many of your employees weren’t there for the start-up phase, so to them it’s just a job. Source: Forbes...