Category Archives: Career Useful Information

There are many career-based articles in this sub-category.

2017: The Leading 100 U.S. Retailers

Each year, Stores publishes a list of the leading U.S. Retailers. The 2017 report is now available: “Welcome to [our] Top 100 Retailers issue. This annual compendium of the nation’s retailers is a ranking of the industry’s largest companies according … Continue reading

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Observations from 234 Entrepreneurs!

We can learn a lot from successful entrepreneurs in terms of how to start a business, how to scale a business, and how to stay inspired. Recently, Tracey Wallace published (for Big Commerce) “234 American Business Owners on Starting, Scaling, … Continue reading

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Should Employee Compensation Be Transparent?

This is certainly a controversial topic, with great differences of opinion. For example: Yes — This is part of a more open company communication style with its employees. No — This invades privacy and can cause dissension among employees. What … Continue reading

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How to Boost YOUR Productivity

Are you productive (efficient and effective) enough or do you sometimes waste time or go off on a tangent (instead of focusing on what’s ahead of you)? If you answer the latter, then this post is for you. If you … Continue reading

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FREE: 2017 Edition of Careers in Business

Learn about the many opportunities and challenges facing those interested in a career in business. The latest data are included. Lots of data!! Outline of Topics: General Hints Background Data By Occupation Long-term Trends Hot Long-term Business Career Opportunities Bureau … Continue reading

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eMarketer Launches New Retail Site

Research firm eMarketer recently introduced a new Web site devoted to retail: https://retail.emarketer.com/. Three sections of the site are devoted to: News Retailers Restaurants   The new site is packed with tons of  timely — and regularly updated — information related … Continue reading

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

Being an entrepreneur is certainly not an easy job. Among other things, a great entrepreneur requires creativity, patience, a willingness to take risks, expertise, endurance, and a whole lot more. According to Growth Hackers’ co-founder and CEO Jonathan Aufray: “An … Continue reading

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