Unpaid Interns: Safeguards to Avoid Legal Issues

Many students will work for an unpaid internship, if they can further their career prospects. They know they’ll benefit from training, business networking or getting a job with the companies once they graduate from college. But unpaid internships can be risky for a business. Here are the safeguards.

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Hiring a Personal Assistant? Hire for 8 Qualities

The right choice of a personal assistant can make a huge difference in your operation. Basically, you need someone who can manage you – represent you well in a variety of tasks – an assistant who can make you look good.

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Finance Checklist for Strategic Planning, Growth

Strategic planning in finance for growth means avoiding trendy fads. Instead, it requires an ongoing down-to-earth approach in order to create value. Here are seven steps.

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Psychologists Share Secrets for More Office Productivity

If you work in an office, corporate psychologists say there are several strategies you can use for more productivity. Here’s an infographic entitled, “What You Need to Know to Be Productive at Work.”

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6 Tips to Get Good Employee Ideas, Not Whining

Do you have employees who contribute positive ideas? Or do you have employees who always seem to whine? Aimless complaining is a symptom of problems in teamwork, morale, negativity and/or productivity. Here are six management strategies.

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Many WA Voters Learn the Need for Fiscal Trust

While it’s important to remember a person is innocent until proven guilty, an indictment of Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is troubling. A highly respected former State Auditor explains why trust in state government is so important.

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Need a Great Manufacturer? Here Are 5 Tips

To save time and money for your supply chain in choosing the right manufacturer, you need to take at least five precautions in your risk management. It’s a painstaking process. What works for other companies, might not work for yours.

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How to Grow Your EI for Leadership Success

Emotional intelligence (EI) is important for communication and leadership. A person who has EI is able to evaluate, understand, and control emotions.

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Staying Relevant at the Top of Your Game Takes 8 Steps

Staying relevant is all about building your personal brand, which leads to another valuable asset — trust in you.

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20 Practices Help Entrepreneurs Smile En Route to Profits

Successful business owners smile because they are different. They take positive approaches that help them emotionally, physically and financially.

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Seattle business consultant Terry Corbell provides high-performance management services and strategies.