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Using Social Media to Recruit Talent for Your Small Business
written on December 22, 2010 by Jason Therrien
Social Media

Small businesses can face challenges in hiring because they don’t always have a dedicated recruiter or the budget to support high cost recruiting methods such as reviewing thousands of resumes or supporting job postings on large career sites.

 

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Management Issues as You Plan for Exiting Your Business
written on December 22, 2010 by Chris Cooper
Succession Planning

As the owner of a small business, you are likely also to be the business’s primary manager.  So what will happen to your business when you take yourself out of the equation?

 

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Building Relationships through Public Relations
written on December 22, 2010 by Katherine Bulava
Public Relations

Online sites like Facebook and LinkedIn have brought the spotlight back to an age-old way to generate business: networking.  And networking is 100% based on relationships

 

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Music Business Podcast with Lynne Hoffman Engel
written on December 20, 2010 by Matt Charboneau
COSE Arts Network

In this audio podcast, COSE Arts Network interviews Lynne Hoffman-Engel, a current music business consultant who has extensive experience in the record industry and music business.

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Year End Financial Reminders
written on December 20, 2010 by Frank Fantozzi
Wealth Planning

As entrepreneurs our engines are always running at full speed. With that in mind, I want to provide you with a few thoughts as year-end approaches and the new year begins.

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Tips on Becoming a Power Positioning Maven
written on December 15, 2010 by Rachel Torchia
Branding

Number 1 to being a Power Positioning Maven -  Be an original! If you do what your competition does, it only serves s a reminder of your competition, and you don’t want to remind everyone of your competition do you?

 

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How Long Does it Take to Sell a Business?
written on December 15, 2010 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

Selling a business doesn’t happen overnight.  It is not like selling any other type of asset.  When you sell a business, you need to consider all of the stages of the sale.

 

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It Is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
written on December 13, 2010 by Tameka Taylor
Diversity Awareness and Education

This time of year reminds me of diversity more than most other times of the year. Some Christians struggle with the concept of saying “Happy Holidays” versus “Merry Christmas”.  As a Christian who values diversity and inclusion, I prefer saying “Happy Holidays” that way my language includes everyone.

 

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Where is Your Organization? Today Part III
written on December 13, 2010 by Eric Kurjan
Strategic Planning and Execution

In Part I and II, we discussed the need to evaluate the organization and highlight what we are doing well and what needs improvement from strategy vs. execution perspective.

 

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The Social Media Branch
written on December 13, 2010 by Diane Helbig
Social Media

Marketing has changed – permanently.  The old, traditional marketing and PR methods still work, thought not entirely on their own.  Enter Social Media.

 

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Organizational Development Ways to Grow and Increase the Value of Your Business
written on December 09, 2010 by Steve Krisfalusy
Succession Planning

Definitions of “Strat planning” "Succession planning, Organizational Development”: “Strat planning” is the formal consideration of an organization's future course.

 

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What is your biggest IT risk? Is IT aligned to the business?
written on December 08, 2010 by Laura Pettit Rusick
Innovation in Technology

Like many organizations, have you put off projects for the past few years?  Maybe you don’t have someone looking at the big IT picture?  Last month, we talked about three quick risks.

 

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How to Position Your Business to Create and Retain Customers
written on December 08, 2010 by Rachel Torchia
Customer Retention

In today’s business world getting recognized as a leader among many competitors is not easily accomplished.  Consumers often turn to a friend who they feel has the power to guide and help them when making a purchase or seeking a service business.

 

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5 Reasons There is a ROI Using a Business Broker
written on December 06, 2010 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

There is a return on investment for hiring a business broker in the sale of a company.  Not only did 90% of business owners surveyed say that the use of a business broker, or business intermediary, resulted in a more confidential sale process and reduced stress, a majority of the owners reported that they received significantly more for their company.

 

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2011 Federal Standard Mileage Rates
written on December 06, 2010 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

Under Revenue Procedure 2010-51, the Internal Revenue Service has issued the federal standard mileage rates for 2011.  The standard mileage rate for cars, vans, pickup trucks or panel trucks will be increasing to 51 cents per mile starting January 1, 2011.

 

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Looking Outside for a Dramatic Kick in the Marketing Pants
written on December 06, 2010 by Nikki Evans
Marketing 101

If businesses need a dramatic and swift kick in the pants marketing wise, their executives should look outside for help from the most experienced and wildly creative marketing/advertising/branding people they can find.

 

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Flipping the Switch: How to Get Out of Your Own Way!
written on December 02, 2010 by Administrator One
SBC 2010



This is an Audio File presentation from the COSE Small Business Conference, Oct 20 and 21, 2010 from Robin Sacks from WAY Coaching.

 

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2010 CIO Symposium Developing an Effective i-Device Strategy Breakout Session
written on December 02, 2010 by Brad Nellis
NEOSA- The COSE Technology Network

When the iPod was introduced in October of 2001, it made its mark in the consumer world, not on your network. But with the introduction of the iPhone in 2007 and more recently with the iPad, various “iDevices” began to have a serious impact on IT operations. Initially a nuisance, more recently intriguing collection of potential business tools, savvy CIOs and their staffs are learning how to survive and prosper when integrating “consumer” electronic devices. Learn from CIOs who have had some hits and some misses while they speculated on pitches yet to come.

Panelists included: Bill Whelan, Cisco; Scott Chapin, DigiKnow; Jerry Carlson, Microsoft; Ron Kerensky, Arhaus


 

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2010 CIO Symposium Google Apps and Cloud Computing Breakout Session
written on December 02, 2010 by Brad Nellis
NEOSA- The COSE Technology Network

When Google announced its free “Gmail” service on April 1, 2004, many initially thought it was to be a cute April Fool’s joke. Over six years and more than a dozen free or nearly free applications later, Google apps and other cloud-based options have moved from nice consumer toys to serious enterprise tools. For many CIOs, the question has changed from “Can cloud-based applications like this be taken seriously?” to “Will I be taken seriously if I don’t strongly consider Google Apps for my organization?” Join us for a discussion of IT leaders who swear by them, swear at them, and ponder the future of Google apps and other cloud applications in the enterprise.

Panelists included: Matt Hallock, Expedient; Stephen Hujarski, ASW Global; Michael Kimmel, Cleveland Institute of Art

 

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Managing Wealth Across Multiple Generations
written on December 02, 2010 by Frank Fantozzi
Wealth Planning

As parents or grandparents you focus a great deal of your time, energy and emotions on the physical and financial security of your children and grandchildren.

 

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2010 CIO Symposium Plenary Session - CIO 3.0
written on December 02, 2010 by Brad Nellis
NEOSA- The COSE Technology Network

CIO: 3.0 - A forward view of the industry landscape from CIOs and select vendors.

Panelists: Lev Gonick, CIO - Case, Sandra Rapp, CIO - LinguistaLogix, Dan Dugan - Cisco; John Sprecher - Microsoft

 

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Sales Techniques in a Challenging Economy
written on December 02, 2010 by Administrator One
SBC 2010

This is the PowerPoint presentation from the COSE Small Business Conference, Oct 20 and 21, 2010 from Tom Scully from Sandler Training.  This workshop will review the realities of selling in a tough economy and explore why people buy, where those prospects are, how to find them and how to close the deal.

 

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2010 CIO Symposium Keynote Address by Anuj Dhanda of PNC
written on December 02, 2010 by Brad Nellis
NEOSA- The COSE Technology Network

Keynote Presenter: Anuj Dhanda, CIO - PNC
The CIO Symposium strives to bring thought-provoking and engaging keynote presenters to our conference. This year is no exception as Anuj Dhanda, CIO of PNC, will present our afternoon keynote. As the 12th largest bank in the country, PNC's IT needs are varied and critical. Mr. Dhanda will share information on the company's IT strategy and offer insight into some of the merger issues with the company's acquisition of National City Corporation.

 

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2010 CIO Symposium Open Source 3.0 Breakout Session
written on December 02, 2010 by Brad Nellis
NEOSA- The COSE Technology Network

The merits of open source are not limited to lower initial cost to implement, and many of the initial concerns of the enterprise (security issues, lack of support, revision issue) have largely been confronted. As we move deeper into the second decade of open source software, we’ll explore new challenges, new opportunities and new examples of “free” software that continually requires re-examination. Panelists from Abercrombie&Fitch, IdeaEngine and Revol Wireless shared their expertise.

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Branding Your Business Getting Your Message Right
written on December 02, 2010 by Administrator One
SBC 2010

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