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2010 CIO Symposium Social Media Breakout Session
written on December 01, 2010 by Brad Nellis
NEOSA- The COSE Technology Network

Social media deployment is a challenging issue, not only for the marketing types, but for CIOs and IT Executives too.  At the 2010 NEOSA CIO Symposium, panelists Joe Pulizzi, Kristie Van Auken and Jim Kukral shared their thoughts on how companies can best take advantage of social media opportunities for their firm, but at the same time protect their company.

 

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Sustainability and Oil: A Perfect Mix for Lube Stop
written on November 30, 2010 by Nicole Stika
Greening Your Business

When Green Plus™ announced August 31 that Lube Stop had become just the second business in Ohio and the first quick oil change company in the country to achieve Green Plus™ certification, it may have come as a surprise for some.

 

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Post Election Thoughts and the Market
written on November 23, 2010 by Frank Fantozzi
Wealth Planning

It’s been a couple of weeks since the American public voted and voiced their opinions.  The American people made themselves heard across a broad range of issues from lower taxation to smaller government (less spending), free enterprise, and the concept that Washington should stick to governing the country, not telling people how to live their lives (healthcare reform).

 

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Preparing for an Employee Termination
written on November 23, 2010 by
Liabilities Within the WorkForce

Terminating an employee is perhaps the most unpleasant, yet necessary, task that an employer must carry out.  Emotions run high during the process and, depending upon the situation, it may be necessary to repair damage caused by the employee to relationships, productivity and morale.

 

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Where Is Your Organization Today? Part II
written on November 23, 2010 by Eric Kurjan
Strategic Planning and Execution

In Part I, we discussed the need to evaluate the organization and highlight what we are doing well and what needs improvement from strategy vs. execution perspective. (see Where is your Organization Today - Part I - MindSpring article November 2010)

 

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Taming The Alien - Recovering a Healthy Waistline
written on November 23, 2010 by Betsy B Muller
Healthy Lifestyles

Have you recently looked down and noticed that your tummy is bigger than it used to be?  Maybe you’ve had to adjust your belt notches or go up a waist size?

 

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Succession Planning for the Small Business Owner
written on November 22, 2010 by Administrator One
SBC 2010

 

This is the PowerPoint presentation from the COSE Small Business Conference, Oct 20 and 21, 2010 from Charles M. Conrad,
Szarka Financial Management and Charles F. Adler, Esq., Schneider Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond PLL.  You've spent a lifetime building your business – now find out how to continue to benefit from your business after you stop working in it

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Effective Lead Generation and Follow Up
written on November 22, 2010 by Administrator One
SBC 2010

This is the PowerPoint presentation from the COSE Small Business Conference, Oct 20 and 21, 2010 from Matt Minarik, Owner Hi-Q-Group.  This session focuses on the fact that you know how to get your foot in the door.

 

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Sales Techniques in a Challenging Economy
written on November 22, 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 of 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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High Performance Sales Strategies
written on November 22, 2010 by Administrator One
SBC 2010

This is the PowerPoint presentation from the COSE Small Business Conference, Oct 20 and 21, 2010 from Joe Mayer, PhD of Mayer Business Group.  This session will cover from whether your sales force is one person or a team it’s important that they have a clear understanding of the benefits your customers realize from using your products or services and understand the market segments your most valuable customers operate in.

 

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Blogging for Your Business
written on November 22, 2010 by Administrator One
SBC 2010

This is an Audio File presentation from the COSE Small Business Conference, Oct 20 and 21, 2010 from Tiffany Lardormita of Inervu.  This session will allow you to learn how to affectively participate in blogs in order to promote your business

 

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Legal Documents for Selling a Business
written on November 19, 2010 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

When you are selling a business, it is important that you have legal agreements in place that are easily understood by all parties involved in the transaction.  This will eliminate or reduce potential disagreements after the sale is complete.

 

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Twitter Rolls Out New Features Part 3
written on November 19, 2010 by Jason Therrien
Social Media

The last few weeks, I’ve explored some of the new features Twitter has rolled out, including expanded viewing panes, embedded multimedia and URL shorteners. This installment will highlight some new Twitter keyboard shortcuts, which can help you be a more productive tweeter.

 

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How a Little Creativity Can Bring Big Rewards in Recruiting
written on November 19, 2010 by Kenyon Mau
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

With the looming hiring frenzy due to occur as the economy begins to improve, something I wrote several years ago becomes appropriate.  Read this and apply it when you seek to hire new talent.

 

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Part 2: Why, When and How to Upgrade Your Network - Human Capital
written on November 19, 2010 by Steve Krisfalusy
Business Technology

The #1 reason for minimal usage of your systems is the failure in the implementation phase.  Business owners ask all the time... What should I expect?

 

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Late Filing Penalty for Partnership Returns Increased
written on November 17, 2010 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

The Partnership late filing penalty for tax years beginning after 2009 has been increased to $195 per month for each month up to 12 months that the return is late or does not contain the required information.

 

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Tips on How to Hire Your First Employee
written on November 17, 2010 by Joe Mayer
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

Hiring your first employee or hiring an additional employee to help the growing company is never an easy task.  Many end up hiring a person who was recommended by a friend or family member independent of their skills and their “fit” for the job.

 

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Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling and Composting
written on November 17, 2010 by Beau Daane
Waste Reduction, Recycling and Composting

Kurtz Bros a local NE Ohio company has been recycling for over 60 years!  When Mel Kurtz Sr. started selling topsoil from his farm in 1948, he never dreamed his family business would grow into a leading supplier of landscaping materials, nor ultimately become a front-runner in recycling technologies

 

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Microsoft AdCenter to Start Serving Ads on Bing Search and Yahoo Search
written on November 17, 2010 by David Goebel
E-Marketing Tips and Trends

On October 11 Microsoft began a gradual two week process to transition Yahoo! ad serving from the Yahoo!  Search Marketing platform to Microsoft Advertising adCenter for North America.

 

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Analytic Software Helping Small Businesses Grow
written on November 15, 2010 by Administrator One
SBC 2010

This is the PowerPoint presentation from the COSE Small Business Conference, Oct 20 and 21, 2010 from Karen Haddad Ziton, from Visualytic Solutions, Inc.

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Late Filing Penalty for S Corporation Returns Increased
written on November 12, 2010 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

The S corporation late filing penalty for tax years beginning after 2009 has been increased to $195 per month for each month up to 12 months that the return is late or does not contain the required information.

 

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"Link In" with Style and Class
written on November 12, 2010 by Phil Stella
Social Media

How many of you are on LinkedIn?  Looks like most all of you.  No wonder it’s the leading social networking site for building business relationships, sharing information and searching for jobs.

 

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Trust Me! The Accountability Foundation Keys to Effective Execution
written on November 12, 2010 by Jeff Nischwitz
Employee Development

In virtually every organization that I work with they suffer from the same fundamental shortcoming … ineffective execution.  Execution deficiencies come in many shapes, colors and sizes, including poor communication, sketchy planning, lack of teamwork, and ineffective leadership, but the most critical deficiency always comes down to lack of accountability.

 

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Hiring Your First Employee
written on November 12, 2010 by Steve Krisfalusy
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

A successful hire is never guaranteed whether they be your first or 100th.  There are things you can do to increase the probability of success on any budget.

 

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Networking 301 Taking Your Skills To The Next Level
written on November 11, 2010 by Administrator One
SBC 2010

This is the PowerPoint presentation from the COSE Small Business Conference, Oct 20 and 21, 2010 from Michael Struk, Director of Marketing for Buz-Land Presentations

 

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