Small Business


Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to the point where you might not even think about it. If that’s the case, it’s time to start, because you could be sabotaging your career. TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional...

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When it comes to social media North American CFOs say their companies have focused mostly on the risks so far rather than the opportunities, such as using it to get customer feedback or foster internal collaboration. In particular, they say most of their attention has been focused on establishing policies for employees’ use of social media, providing education on related risks and managing the company’s presence in key social media...

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Most of us want goals to shoot for, but all too often we pick the wrong ones. Earlier this month, Adam Nash, the chief executive of Wealthfront, explained the strange way this tends to happen at work. In a Corner Office column, he told my colleague Adam Bryant that if workplace leaders don’t identify specific metrics to focus on, smart people will just make up their own. And because these employees are intelligent and persuasive,...

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What do you own and what do you owe? To figure out where you stand financially, you need to know your net worth — and yet that number is surprisingly difficult to calculate. Your assets are more than just your home and your investments, while your liabilities extend beyond your mortgage and other debts. Drawing up a personal balance sheet listing your assets and liabilities? Here are three key items you ought to include: Read full...

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When most of us imagine retirement, our minds wander to what we’ll get to do then that we don’t have enough time for now. If we’re lucky, we can push the uncertainty of our investment performance and future health out of our minds and picture all the fun we’ll have. That’s what will make the decades of saving worthwhile, after all. A balanced portfolio can lower anxiety over extended periods. Long-term care insurance can lessen the...

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NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — As you already know, Republicans had a great night Tuesday, taking control of the Senate and easily retaining their House majority. U.S. stocks appear headed for big gains Wednesday, but then history shows midterm elections have typically proved to be a vote for the market. Regardless of which party comes out on top after the ballots are cast halfway through a president’s four-year term, the market...

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