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Supermarkets Can Win Big with Energy Efficiency
written on September 10, 2010 by Nicole Stika
Greening Your Business

With the large amount of information about and attention surrounding energy efficiency and sustainability over the past few years, it can be difficult for the average business owner to filter the information and sort through the noise to determine what is relevant.  Not every story or every energy efficient or sustainable option is right for a business. 


 

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Looking Back 90 Years for Ad Inspiration
written on September 10, 2010 by Nikki Evans
Marketing 101

The Sunday Parade magazine’s ClearEars® ad looked astonishingly like ads from the early 1920s.  I would know.  I’ve covered our half-bath walls with over a hundred of them, all from 1923 and 1925 publications.  I love those ads. So wordy, in a good way.

 

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How Current is Your HR Technology Policy For Employees? Part III-Telecommuting
written on September 09, 2010 by Laura Pettit Rusick
Innovation in Technology

When did you last update your HR policy's technology section? Does it include Social Networking?  Cell Phone Usage?  Work from Home?

 

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Time Management: Utilize Your Resources
written on September 09, 2010 by Diane Helbig
Professional Advancement

So, you are a one-woman (or man) show.  You do it all – receptionist, secretary, producer, salesperson, payroll clerk, accounting manager, general manager.  And, that’s just for starters!

 

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Let Disability be About Ability
written on September 09, 2010 by Tameka Taylor
Diversity Awareness and Education

On July 26, 2010, the 20th Year Anniversary was celebrated for creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Tthe establishment of the ADA provides civil rights protections for people with disabilities similar to providing individuals with rights based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion

 

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Social Media is Not Just For Your Interns Anymore
written on September 09, 2010 by Jason Therrien
Social Media

As the newest crop of interns joins marketing agencies and departments this fall, now is a good time to identify their participation in your brand’s social media efforts.

 

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Five Tips to Avoid Resume Fraud
written on September 07, 2010 by Ted L Moss
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

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Audit to Ensure Proper Independent Contractor Classification
written on September 07, 2010 by
Liabilities Within the WorkForce

The federal government has recently renewed its commitment to ensure that employers who classify workers as independent contractors do so properly.  Approximately $25 million in additional federal funds have been ear-marked for increased investigations into worker misclassification issues.

 

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Customer Service and JetBlue
written on September 07, 2010 by Joe Mayer
Customer Service

The internet is buzzing with stories about the new “hero” flight attendant Steven Slater who made a statement swooshing down his plane’s inflatable slide while holding on to a can of beer and his carry-on when quitting his job in the middle of debarkation.

 

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It's Official: The Over 50 Demographic Is Online & Networking
written on September 07, 2010 by Karen Malone Wright
Social Media

Everyone knew the Baby Boomers would get into social networking in larger numbers, but it's happening faster than people who chart such things had anticipated.  Whether that news bores you, surprises you or includes you, you need to care.

 

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Team Building 101: The Stages of Team Development
written on September 02, 2010 by Miriam Ricketts
Creating a Positive Culture

Is your team Forming, Storming, Norming or Performing?  Teams tend to go through predictable stages in their development. The Tuckman model of team development is a solid framework to help team leaders assess where a team is in its formation, and to identify what to do in order to guide the team to more cohesive, effective performance.

 

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To Some, This Rule is Golden
written on September 02, 2010 by Kenyon Mau
Employee Development

Recently, I was busy performing harassment training for one of my clients of all their employees.  The purpose was the yearly review of what is harassment and what can employees do to continue its prevention in this environment.

 

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Do You Feed Negativity? By Joyce Shafer
written on September 02, 2010 by Ingeborg Hrabowy
Creating a Positive Culture

When negativity knocks at your door, do you recognize it and send it away?  Or do you invite it in for dinner, or worse, to stay with you as long as it likes—possibly for your lifetime?

 

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Understanding the 7 Business Entity Structures when Buying a Business
written on September 02, 2010 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

When buying a business, purchasers are often very consumed with the analysis and negotiation of the business, due diligence, learning about the specific business, and possibly the emotional roller coaster of being a first time buyer.

 

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Financing Options for Franchising
written on August 31, 2010 by Marlene Herman
Investing in a Franchise

You have chosen the Franchise of your dreams and need to put together a financing package to make it a reality.  Although the banking industry has tightened the reigns over the mortgage crisis, there is still capital available.

 

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SBA Microloans- Loans from Lenders You Never Heard Of
written on August 31, 2010 by John Doucette
Financing Solutions

One often overlooked source of capital for small businesses is the SBA Microloan Program. This program provides small, short-term loans to small businesses through designated intermediary lenders who make the lending decisions and administer the loans as well as provide management and technical assistance to the borrowers.

 

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Phone Etiquette
written on August 31, 2010 by Ryan Shorts
Telecommunications

To develop professional telephone manners, keep these business voice pointers in mind:

 

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Top 5 Reasons of Decline in Deals in 2009
written on August 31, 2010 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

In a recent survey conducted by the Business Brokerage Press, business brokers were polled to get an understanding of several current issues in the industry.  One of the most important topics for any business brokerage firm is the number of completed transactions.

 

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Six Tips to Save Water, Energy, and Money
written on August 25, 2010 by Nicole Stika
Greening Your Business

Sure, reducing the amount of water you use can lower your water bills.  But did you know that it can actually save you money three ways?

 

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Selling to Your Employee When An ESOP Does Not Fit
written on August 25, 2010 by Chris Cooper
Succession Planning

Many business owners and advisors are familiar with Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP).  They can be a good fit for business owners who are looking to cash out some or all of their equity in the business.  ESOPs also provide significant tax breaks for the seller AND the business.

 

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A Blue Marble Day Shift Your Thinking and Your Attitude
written on August 25, 2010 by Jeff Nischwitz
Personal Evolution

Did you ever have a day when things didn’t go as you planned?  I’m guessing that you all have.  Did you ever have a day where you didn’t feel like you accomplished much?

 

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PowerPoint on the Top 10 Investments to Lower Your Energy Costs
written on August 25, 2010 by Nicole Stika
Greening Your Business

This webinar will introduce the top ten investments in energy efficiency measures that yield the fastest payback when it comes to significantly improving the energy performance of your building.

 

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PowerPoint on Greening Your Business: Improving the Bottom Line
written on August 25, 2010 by Nicole Stika
Greening Your Business

Being green and sustainable doesn't mean spending more!  Being green can save money and help you make even more money by using it as a real (not greenwashing!) marketing and branding opportunity.

 

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Podcast of How to Create a Successful e-Commerce Web Site August 12th event
written on August 23, 2010 by Administrator One
Member Education Series

This is the podcast of the event that took place on August 12, 2010.  Interested in selling your products or services online?

 

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Podcast Sales and Marketing Event on August 5 2010
written on August 23, 2010 by Administrator One
Member Education Series

Podcast of the Sales and Marketing: Healthy Business Exposure through Viral Marketing (201) on Thursday, August 05, 2010.

 

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