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Leadership Improvement by Giving Opportunities
written on June 28, 2010 by Dennis Sommer
Leadership Skills in Employees

Is leadership and staff performance improvement a goal of yours this year?  Giving your staff more opportunities to grow within your company is one proven leadership skill you should focus on to create highly productive employees.

 

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Leadership Improvement by Empowering Staff
written on June 25, 2010 by Dennis Sommer
Leadership Skills in Employees

Is leadership and staff performance improvement a goal of yours this year?  Empowering your staff is one proven leadership skill you should focus on to create highly productive employees.

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Features and Benefits and Sales Oh My
written on June 25, 2010 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

Do you sell features or benefits?  Do you know the difference?  All too often salespeople think features are key.

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NEOSA Quarterly Survey 1st Quarter 2010
written on June 25, 2010 by Brad Nellis
NEOSA- The COSE Technology Network

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Networking with Uncommon Courtesy
written on June 22, 2010 by Phil Stella
Networking Strategies

I used to refer to this concept as networking with "common courtesy".  But, just like "common sense", these practices are anything but commonplace in the business world today.

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Continental Airlines Eco-Skies
written on June 22, 2010 by Beau Daane
Waste Reduction, Recycling and Composting

In 2009, Continental collected more than 4 million pounds of mixed recyclables from terminal operations at its hubs at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport, New York/Newark Liberty, and Cleveland Hopkins — an 800 percent year-over-year increase.

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Do the Unexpected to Capture Attention and Be Remembered
written on June 22, 2010 by Nikki Evans
Marketing 101

My dad was a character.  No matter what or where, he always got lots of attention by doing the unexpected.

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Choosing the Right Advisors to Help You With Exiting Your Business
written on June 22, 2010 by Chris Cooper
Succession Planning

Choosing the right advisors to help you through the exit planning process is an integral component of a successful plan.  Here are some general guidelines to think about:

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Leadership Improvement by Creating Enjoyment
written on June 17, 2010 by Dennis Sommer
Leadership Skills in Employees

Is leadership and staff performance improvement a goal of yours this year?  Creating an enjoyable work environment is one proven leadership skill you should focus on to create highly productive employees.

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On-Bill Financing a Great Tool for Small Businesses
written on June 17, 2010 by Nicole Stika
Greening Your Business

Most small businesses would like to invest in energy efficient and sustainable equipment and materials, but they are hindered by long payback periods, high upfront investment costs, and a lack of information and resources on the best options for their businesses.  In order to lower this hurdle to energy efficiency, organizations across the country have developed several creative solutions for financing projects.  One of the most promising and effective options for small businesses is on-bill financing.

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Upon Exiting Your Business Do Not Try to Minimize Taxes
written on June 14, 2010 by Chris Cooper
Succession Planning

No, I am not asking you to pay more tax than you need or want to.  My purpose in choosing the above title was to make you think about the tax issues surrounding exiting your business in a new way.

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Cleveland Downtown Businesses Avoid Landfill Send Food Waste to be Composted into Soil Additives
written on June 14, 2010 by Beau Daane
Waste Reduction, Recycling and Composting

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Leadership Improvement by Leading with Optimism
written on June 14, 2010 by Dennis Sommer
Leadership Skills in Employees

Is leadership and staff performance improvement a goal of yours this year?  Leading with optimism is one proven leadership skill you should focus on to create highly productive employees.

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Leadership Improvement by Sharing Your Vision
written on June 11, 2010 by Dennis Sommer
Leadership Skills in Employees

Is leadership and staff performance improvement a goal of yours this year?  Sharing your vision is one proven leadership skill you should focus on to create highly productive employees.

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Selling Your Business to Your Employees Might Be the Best Option
written on June 11, 2010 by Chris Cooper
Succession Planning

When contemplating selling their business, many business owners automatically assume it will be to family members or to an outside third party buyer.  Business owners have a lot of pride in the businesses they have built, and they often feel that one of the greatest gifts they can bestow on their children is to transfer the business to them.

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Leadership Improvement by Showing Trust
written on June 09, 2010 by Dennis Sommer
Leadership Skills in Employees

Is leadership and staff performance improvement a goal of yours this year?  Showing trust in your team is one proven leadership skill you should focus on to create highly productive employees.

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Networking Pros are Permission Marketers
written on June 09, 2010 by Phil Stella
Networking Strategies

Ever meet someone at a networking event who turned you off quickly with a negative first impression?  Or, who really annoyed you with ineffective follow up?

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Sustainability Drives Recruitment and Retention
written on June 09, 2010 by Nicole Stika
Greening Your Business

I attended the Human Resources and Legal: Become a Talent Magnet - Finding and Keeping the Best Employees (201) event at Corporate College West Thursday, May 27.  Kenyon Mau of Human Capital Advisors was the featured speaker.

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Business Growth Improvement Tip You Must Adapt
written on June 07, 2010 by Dennis Sommer
Growth Strategies

Is business growth improvement a goal of yours this year?  Changing and adapting your business is one proven method to improve your business growth in today’s challenging economy.

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What Real Leaders Do It Starts With Vision
written on June 07, 2010 by Eric Kurjan
Strategic Planning and Execution

Real leaders make tough decisions every day.  In my nearly 30 years of business experience I’m still amazed at the number of leaders of organizations that lack the skill, discipline or courage to make the decisions that lead the business forward.

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Employee Free Choice Act
written on June 07, 2010 by Kenyon Mau
COSE Advocacy Information

Now that Congress has finished the healthcare bill, care to guess what issue is poised to reappear in 2010 for their attention?  If you said Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) you would be correct.  Yes, the bill, if passed as it is now, would allow bargaining units to form once a majority of employees sign cards authorizing them is still alive.

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Leadership Improvement Dealing with Staff Burnout
written on June 03, 2010 by Dennis Sommer
Leadership Skills in Employees

For most of us, our business and personal life has been crazy for the last couple of years.  Your working 12 to 16 hours a day and working your staff just as hard to keep your business going.

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Benefits and Challenges of Virtual Workers and the Technology That Supports Them
written on June 01, 2010 by Laura Pettit Rusick
Innovation in Technology

Many organizations have some kind of virtual worker, or telecommuting program in place.  If you don’t, you are likely getting requests to support it.

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Setting Priorities to Execute Your Strategic Plan
written on May 25, 2010 by Eric Kurjan
Strategic Planning and Execution

Have you ever had that really full feeling?  You know the feeling, the one right after finishing that enormous meal.  This is the feeling you get when you put way too much on your plate and eat it anyway.

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2011 Health Savings Accounts Inflation Adjustments
written on May 25, 2010 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

Under Revenue Procedure 2010-22, the Internal Revenue Service has issued the health savings accounts inflation adjustments for 2011.

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