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December 21, 2012
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Getting Paid: How to Get Customers to Pay Up
Dealing with the money isn't fun, but it's a necessary evil for staying in business. While every business has their ups and downs, the key to positive cash flow is collecting payments in full and on time to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Learn how these small-business owners did it.

Recruiting & Retention 
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How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

Benefits & Compensation 
  • Office perks keep on coming in Silicon Valley
    A vending machine at Evernote dispenses electronic gadgets when an employee scans their ID badge. Massages, treadmill desks and intra-office scooters are other ways that companies in California's Silicon Valley are participating in the "perks arms race," Megan Garber writes. The Atlantic (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

Regulatory & Legal Update 
  • Labor laws lead Ohio restaurant to implement no-tipping policy
    Casa Nueva, a restaurant in Athens, Ohio, has stopped allowing its employees to accept tips. The restaurant had used a system in which all employees shared tips, but ended the practice after the U.S. Labor Department announced it would enforce rules that prohibit certain types of employees from participating in tip pools. Slate (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The HR Leader 
  • Lessons on business and happiness from a Starbucks barista
    Business leaders may be able to learn from one especially cheerful Starbucks barista whom Ryan Estis says he ran into while traveling a couple of years ago. The barista explained that she was so friendly because happy customers enriched her life. "Instead of focusing on how to be successful, focus on how to be helpful," Estis says. (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Workplace Chatter 
  • A doctor watches "Home Alone"
    In "Home Alone," 8-year-old Kevin deters would-be burglars with falling paint cans, a blowtorch, a falling iron and a super-heated door knob. That would be enough to leave the intruders crippled, with multiple fractures, missing teeth and likely skull necrosis, says Dr. Ryan St. Clair of Weill Cornell Medical College. "Kevin has moved from 'defending his house' into sheer malice, in my opinion," St. Clair says. The Week (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Editor's Note 
  • Best of 2012: 18 SmartBrief interviews with industry thought leaders
    SmartBrief's SmartBlogs network interviewed 18 industry thought leaders this month. Find out what these leaders are projecting for their industries in 2013, and see what other free SmartBrief newsletters you may be missing out on. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

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