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Make Your DVD Player Region-Free in Seconds

Region coding can, in most cases, be removed from your DVD player using a simple remote-control code that unlocks the player.

7 Mistakes Bosses Make That Drive Employees Crazy

Sometimes leaders and managers can't avoid these seven common pratfalls of bad bosses. But with some careful management, these stumbles don't have to hurt morale or productivity.

How To Take Risks Without Losing Your Shirt

There's a difference between taking risks and taking foolish risks. Follow these steps to take more of the first and none of the second.

Settle Your Worker Classification Problems with No Penalties

If you fear the IRS may decide your independent contractors are really your employees, now is the time to take advantage of a special worker classification amnesty program.

Are Loyalty Programs A Marketing Gold Mine?

Your customer loyalty program can be so much more than just a way to reach out to your customers.

Why Showing Your Customers The Love Is More Important Than The Sale

If you give your customers reasons to love you, they will. Here are six.

Customer Service Mistakes You’ll Never Recover From

Gaining customers is hard work. Make sure you aren't losing them through preventable customer service blunders.

3 Ways to Revive Burned Out Employees

Keeping your employees motivated and engaged can boost productivity and profitability.

9 Signs Your Service Can Be Turned into a Product

The number of hours in a day limits how much a service provider can work -- and earn. But what if some parts of that service could be turned into a marketable product?

Why 9 out of 10 Businesses Fail

Innovation may be the key to a long and healthy business life.

10 Examples of Great (Small) Investments for Small Business

Sometimes small investments lead to big returns.

5 Psychological Hacks to Boost Your Bottom Line

Use the power of positive thinking (and four more psychological powers) to push you and your employees to greater productivity.

Making Your Web Presence Both Local and Global

Think globally, act locally. Or is it think locally, act globally? With some planning, both can be true for your online identity.

What to Do When the Wrong Person for the Job is You

Face it, even company founders are asked to move on, eventually. Here's how to plan ahead and lessen the blow.

Should You Take More Breaks At Work?

Time is money, but only if you are using your time... energetically.

5 Lawsuit Mistakes You Can Avoid

You may not be able to avoid lawsuits altogether, but you can improve your outcome by avoiding a few mistakes early in the process.

Are Your Tweets Being Heard?

You've tried twitter and haven't noticed a boost in business? Try these tweaks to tune up your profile, your tone and your connections.

Innovations In Advertising

Where won't clever marketers place their advertisements? Where will you?

Countering: What To Consider Before An Employee Gets Another Offer

Your high value employees are valuable to your competitors, too. Here's how to develop a counter-offer plan before another firm lures them away.

How to Take the Pulse of Your Employees

Do you know what your employees REALLY think about you and your business?