A Bad Board of Directors Can Ruin Your Company — Here’s How to Make Sure It Doesn’t Happen to You: Make sure advisors truly understand your vision and business and bring real value. http://bit.ly/2GH3wdf

Creative, Dedicated Women Run This Digital Media Company: Here Are the Skills They Used and Sacrifices They Made to Find Success: Would you be willing to stay so late at work that you had to…

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Yes, Believe It: You Can Measure the ROI of Your HR and Culture: Recruiting Expert Maia Josebachvili shares how to measure HR using something called ELTV, or ’employee lifetime value.” http://bit.ly/2s3H2Qs

Tom Nichols / Wood-N-Nichols

Tom is the owner of Wood-N-Nichols Hardwood Floors, which opened in 1988. He has been in business for 30 years with 8 employees. Tom is a former Sportscaster for CBS affiliate in Bakersfield, and a former High School Teacher and coach. Continue reading

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Why You Should Look at Everyone From Your Barista to the CEO of Google as a Potential Mentor: If two heads are better than one, why wouldn’t even more heads be even better? http://bit.ly/2nsZtt9

How He Went from Intern to Innovator in the Travel Industry: When launching a new venture, JetSuite CEO Alex Wilcox says you need to trust your instincts. http://bit.ly/2FA26jo