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2010 Federal Standard Mileage Rates
written on May 25, 2010 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

Under Revenue Procedure 2009-54, the Internal Revenue Service has issued the federal standard mileage rates for 2010.

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Creating a Buzz with PR
written on May 24, 2010 by Nikki Evans
Marketing 101

Recently, we borrowed Psycho from the library, thinking we would relive the hair-raising fright we experienced the first time we saw the movie. But compared to most movies and television shows we’ve seen lately, its shower murder scene was downright tame and all our hairs remained in place.

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Is Foursquare for Your Business or Just for Fun
written on November 24, 2009 by Jason Therrien
Social Media

Recent buzz from sites like CNN and Wired proclaims foursquare is the next Twitter. Not to be confused with a favorite childhood game, foursquare is an interactive game based on geo-location networking.

 

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Adding LinkedIn to Your Marketing Toolbox
written on November 24, 2009 by Jason Therrien
Social Media

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Planning for Exiting Your Business in a Down Economy Not as Crazy as You Think
written on November 24, 2009 by Chris Cooper
Succession Planning

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Timely Business Succession Planning is Timely Economic Development
written on November 23, 2009 by Chris Cooper
Succession Planning

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University Circle and Downtown Cleveland Food Waste Composting Takes Off
written on November 20, 2009 by Beau Daane
Waste Reduction, Recycling and Composting

 

In April, 2009, the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District www.cuyahogaswd.org brought together over 55 large food waste generators, waste haulers and composting facilities to discuss the challenges and opportunities for food waste composting in NEO.  Recently, two nodes of activity have developed in NE Ohio: University Circle and Downtown Cleveland.  The Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Case Western Reserve University are leading the way in University Circle, composting many thousands of pounds per week either onsite or at Sansai Environmental.

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Work the Room Like a Pro
written on November 20, 2009 by Phil Stella
Networking Strategies

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But We ARE a Relationship Company
written on November 20, 2009 by Jeff Nischwitz
Growth Strategies

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Putting the Triple Bottom Line to Work
written on November 18, 2009 by Jeff Anderle
Greening Your Business

 

In late August, Robert Pojasek posted an article on these pages in which he largely agreed with assertions made by Wayne Norman and Chris MacDonald in their 2004 paper entitled, "Getting to the Bottom of the 'Triple Bottom Line'".  While in no way disputing the view that organizations should strive to meet social, environmental and economic goals, Norman and MacDonald generally called the authenticity and usefulness of the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) construct into question, and claimed that a TBL methodology, per se, did not exist.

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Harnessing the Power of Three for Marketing Words Phrases and Design
written on November 17, 2009 by Nikki Evans
Marketing 101

President Obama has mastered harnessing the power of three to captivate listeners of his speeches. Remember these? "It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day [1], in this election [2], at this defining moment [3], change has come to America."

 

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Managing A Family Owned Business
written on November 17, 2009 by Steve Krisfalusy
Strategic Planning and Execution

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Building Relationships Helps to Bridge Gaps
written on November 16, 2009 by Tameka Taylor
Diversity Awareness and Education

As professionals, building relationships are important to do with individuals who are different from yourself since it helps to bridge the gaps between you and others. Sometimes people are so busy doing the tasks at hand and doing the items on their things to do list that they do not take the time to build relationships with those that they work with on a regular basis.

 

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HomeBased Business Owners Should Be Taken Seriously
written on November 16, 2009 by Joel Libava
Investing in a Franchise

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Does Your Calendar Show Your Values?
written on November 10, 2009 by Joe Mayer
Personal Evolution

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Networking Its Only Natural
written on November 09, 2009 by Phil Stella
Networking Strategies

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What Did You Do With TODAY
written on November 09, 2009 by Rachel Torchia
Customer Retention

Every day is the only "today" you have. Live in today and learn from yesterday. As the days, weeks turning to years fly by, it all begins over and over with TODAY!

 

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The Technology Hype Cycle
written on November 06, 2009 by Laura Pettit Rusick
Innovation in Technology

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When Selling a Business Experience is Worth Millions
written on November 05, 2009 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

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Social Security Wage Base Remains Unchanged for 2010
written on November 05, 2009 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

The Social Security Administration recently published their Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) for 2010. Maximum taxable earnings subject to Social Security withholding remains unchanged for 2010 at $106,800.

 

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IRS Reports Record Number of eFiled Returns
written on November 05, 2009 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

On November 2nd 2009 the IRS announced that for the first time more than two thirds of all taxpayers e-filed their individual returns in 2009. Almost, 95 million individual returns were e-filed in 2009 which is a 6% increase from the prior year. The IRS processed over 141 million individual returns in 2009.

 

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The CIT Bankruptcy and its Impact on Small Businesses
written on November 05, 2009 by John Doucette
Financing Solutions

As many of you already know, CIT Financial, a major source of short term financing for small and medium sized businesses for over 100 years, filed for bankruptcy on November 1. http://www.cit.com/about-cit/restructuring/index.htm What effect will this have on the availability of working capital for companies like these? The popular media presents the usual gloom and doom scenario. My view is a little different. Here's why.

 

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How Does Paper Stack Up
written on October 30, 2009 by Jessica Davis
Greening Your Business

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Sustainable Production Environments
written on October 30, 2009 by Jeff Anderle
Greening Your Business

 

What does sustainable implementation mean to the production line?  In a recent report by Aberdeen Research, energy efficiency (94%) followed by waste reduction (78%) are the first priorities when companies pursue a sustainable production environment.  72% of respondents identified reuse and recycling as key components of sustainability implementation. 

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Networking With A Comfortable Handshake by Phil Stella
written on October 29, 2009 by Phil Stella
Networking Strategies

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