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How Entrepreneurs Can Make Luck Work
October 24, 2014

Every entrepreneur has heard that success requires the right combination of skill, experience, timing and luck. But that last, intangible piece of the formula has always been tricky. “He just had a run of bad luck,” explains away an excusable business failure, while the opposite expression serves as a backhanded compliment from a jealous competitor. Over the past decade, some observers have begun to understand luck not as a random, uncontrollable phenomenon but more as a behavior that happy, successful people employ, whether consciously or subconsciously.

Apparel Company Succeeding on Anti-sweatshop Model
October 24, 2014

In 2010, the corporate management of Knights Apparel Inc. and the activists behind the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) embarked on an experiment together. They wanted to see whether it was possible to run a viable apparel company while maintaining relatively high labor conditions for workers in the developing world. The result was the Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic, where all of the workers are enrolled in a union and are paid more than three times the country’s legal minimum wage.

Widespread Safety Issues Identified at Bangladesh Clothing Factories
October 23, 2014

Inspectors hired by a group of Western clothing brands have found safety problems at all the Bangladesh factories they visited as part of an initiative launched after a building collapse last year killed more than 1,100 workers. The Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is seeking remedial action after identifying more than 80,000 safety issues, while the country's $22 billion garment industry grapples with slowing export growth as buyers turn to India, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia because of concerns over workshop safety, higher wages and political instability.

16 Great Writing Instruments
October 23, 2014

Pens, pencils and highlighters are tools that people use every day. A well-placed logo on a favorite pen can make a big difference for your clients.

UPS Announces Rate Increase
October 22, 2014

UPS has announced that effective Dec. 29, 2014, its ground, air and international rates will increase an average of 4.9 percent.

Getting It Right—Your Business' First Impressions
October 22, 2014

It can take years to build up a reputation, yet it can take seconds to lose it. But, half of the struggle to gain any credibility at all starts from the very first meeting. First impressions are one of the most important aspects of growing a business. If the customer or client buys into you, they buy into your business too—this is the same with your marketing strategy too.