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Amazon Germany Wants Workers to Use Fewer Sick Days to Get a Better Bonus

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Image credit:Eric Broder Van Dyke | Shutterstock More and more, we hear about companies focusing on the well-being of their employees by offering more liberal policies and benefits packages, especially when it comes to big brands such as Apple, Google and Amazon. Related: 18 Companies With Radically Awesome Parental Leave Policies However, Amazon in Germany is taking a different approach to paid sick days for its warehouse employees. German law requires employees to…

Take a Break: How Vacations Can Save Your Business

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Image credit:Jasmina007 | Getty Images If you’re launching a start-up or scaling a business, you know how hard it is to keep going and growing. Putting one foot in front of the other might sound easy, but at the end of the day, you’re constantly pushing against a wall, relying on a nearly-empty tank. Pushing one’s self as an entrepreneur means something different for everyone. There are so many industries…

The Truth About Succeeding in Business With Your Husband

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Image credit:Courtesy of Christina and Rocco Baldassarre My husband and I founded our first business together when we were still in college. We weren’t married then but had the same goals and it just seemed natural to do it together. That was seven years ago and we still own the same business today, as well as other companies we started since then. The one question we get from nearly everyone…

4 Issues the 2016 Presidential Candidates Should Prioritize

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Image credit:Shutterstock It is still early in the 2016 race for the White House, but the battles have already started to rage — mostly with the pundits. And thanks to Donald Trump, the larger-than-life reality-show-celebrity-turned-presidential hopeful who is leading in two newsworthy categories — the Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus and number of ways to offend the general population — we have no shortage of campaign news to follow. While Trump will almost certainly…

Yes, You Can Be Creative in Franchising

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This story appears in the August 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » “Our emphasis is on creativity and imagination,” says Dawna Kelly, a Detroit-area Abrakadoodle franchisee. “You don’t have to draw your tree like my tree; the sky is not always blue.”  She’s talking about the Sterling, Va.-based company’s approach to teaching art to kids, but the philosophy fits her approach to business, too. Kelly, who runs the venture with her husband, Al, began…

What the Death of My Teacher and Friend Taught Me About Mentorship

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Image credit:Shutterstock My mentor died this week. I say Bob Cole "died" because he would have wanted it written that way. "He didn't 'pass away' or 'go to his maker,'" Cole once explained to our journalism class back at Trenton State College in the early 1990s. "The motherf–ker died." To this day, every journalist who has ever suffered under me as their editor knows to use "died" in their writing. And none…

3 Reasons Why a Latino Family’s Tiny Cheese Business Became a Giant

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Image credit:Cacique (USA) | Facebook Everyone becomes an entrepreneur for a different reason. In my case, I combined a market opportunity with my personal history and passion for America’s diversity. And in that respect I was hardly unique: There are many of us in businesses with roots that grew from decisions our families made. In fact, according to a study by the Conway Center for Family Business, more than “35 percent of…

How This Unlikely App Made It to the Top of the App Store Rankings

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Image credit:ymgerman | Shutterstock.com The top of the Apple iOS store is dominated by apps from Facebook and Google along with the occasional game. Climbing near the peak of the rankings of late is one service that doesn't fit that mold at all. Remind, which provides a free secure app for school teachers to communicate with students and parents, soared as high as No. 11 this week on the iPhone as the new school…