From MultiBriefs: Exclusive

Sports championships, scientific breakthroughs, technological developments — in addition to reams of negative political events, the news is constantly full of stories of amazing achievements few of us could have ever predicted. Records are broken regularly, huge advances are made in the fields of medicine, and innovative solutions have become as common as downloading a new app. READ MORE

Simply creating a comfortable, safe environment and eliminating confusing processes and bad habits will do the trick. READ MORE

From Fast Company

It’s not about sleek graphics or the presentation software you use. It’s about whether the story you tell resonates with your audience’s needs. READ MORE

Sherex Application Spotlight: Replacing Welded Hex Fasteners with Full Hex Rivet Nuts!


Sherex's engineering team worked with a manufacturer of agricultural equipment to significantly reduce their fastener and installation costs for several key joints.

The Challenge:
  • The OEM was experiencing low throughput rates and creating toxic emissions by utilising weld nuts.
The Solution:
  • Sherex's engineering team designed and produced a full hex rivet nut to be installed using the FLEX-5 rivet nut installation tool.
  • The new solution increased throughput by 50%, eliminated toxic emissions, AND provided a significant cost savings to the OEM.
The Sherex engineering team is available to assist you with your fastening challenges. Contact us at [email protected] or call 866-474-3739 for more information.

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From Entrepreneur

The best time to tweak your business for the better is when everything is already going well. READ MORE

From Forbes

Even the most creative of business minds hit a wall at one point or another. The creative juices stop flowing, and it all just comes to a head. Taking the time you need to get away and reignite that internal flame can help you get yourself back in the mindset needed to come up with those innovative ideas once again and make thing happen at your business. READ MORE

From MultiBriefs: Exclusive

Ready or not, this year's tax filing deadline is approaching quickly — April 17. And the big question for many businesses across the U.S. is how to avoid audits. READ MORE

From Elm Sustainability Partners

Last month, we joined a webinar, along with Michael Littenberg, Dave Lynn and Christine Robinson discussing the upcoming conflict minerals filing for calendar year 2017. READ MORE

From Elm Sustainability Partners

Development International (DI) has published a new study on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, industry-led due diligence and smelter/refiner (SOR) audit programs. Elm Sustainability Partners is honored to have participated on the study’s Advisory Committee. READ MORE

From Fast Company

Take these steps to stop yourself from making bad choices when you’re too tired to think. READ MORE

From Entrepreneur

It's time to admit we can't do everything. And that's for the better. READ MORE

From Business 2 Community

Entrepreneurs bring all sorts of skill-sets to their venture, such as the ability to sell, or to organize activity, or to raise funding. Some might have a business background, but others might need to learn the ways of business while on the job. Here are 14 terms you and every entrepreneur should know, because they involve central concepts that affect your business. READ MORE

Fastening Systems Engineered For Performance™

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From the Profit-Tips channel

Some companies function with such destructive consumption that they are actually unprofitable to do business with. One such type of business functions much like the Borg Collective in Star Trek; expecting you to handle very large numbers of small orders, provide and fund additional logistics, and waive or modify the policies that normally protect you from losses. These are companies that will eat up your profits; it is wise to keep away from them. This video gives a guideline for how to avoid getting caught in their grasp. Watch the video.

From the Profit-Tips Channel

Everyone eventually faces the loss of a significant account. Sometimes it’s one that represents such a large share of business, that “normal” operations are no longer possible. How you handle the situation will determine whether it’s an unpleasant blip, or a near death emergency. This video shows what to do to keep your ship from afloat when the inevitable happens. Watch the video.


We often find ourselves stuck in narrow social circles with similar people. What habits confine us, and how can we break them? Organizational psychologist Tanya Menon considers how we can be more intentional about expanding our social universes -- and how it can lead to new ideas and opportunities. Watch the Ted Talk.

From Harvard Business Review

Most great innovators are nothing like the stereotype of a mercurial genius. Managers can help the teams they lead become more innovative by doing four things: First, hire for mission. If people care about the problems you’re solving, they’ll come up with better solutions. Second, promote psychological safety, so people can speak their minds. Third, foster diversity. Research has consistently shown that the most-creative teams are diverse. And finally, value teamwork. While the stereotype of a great innovator may be a lone inventor, the reality is that none of us can come up with great solutions — and implement them — alone. READ MORE

From Fast Company

These five steps can help you say goodbye to low-value clients and get more out of those that will really help you grow. READ MORE

From Entrepreneur

Innovation happens by design. Build it in to your company, and it will show through in your results and relationships with customers. READ MORE