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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Workplace Investigative Process
written on November 24, 2009 by COSE
SBC 2009

Join this interactive presentation that will focus on the workplace investigative process. Specific areas that will be addressed include policy highlights, identifying inappropriate conduct, the investigation process and appropriate corrective...

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Taking Your Employees to the Next Level
written on November 24, 2009 by COSE
SBC 2009

To keep your workforce flexible and adaptable, you need to ensure your team develops the job skills necessary to meet these challenging times. Hear about effective coaching techniques, performance management,...

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Stress Prevention and Reduction in the Workplace
written on November 24, 2009 by COSE
SBC 2009

Different facets of our business day bring different types of stress. Learn how to assess how much of your stress is self-imposed rather than externally imposed. This session includes...

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Show Me the Money Access to Capital
written on November 24, 2009 by COSE
SBC 2009

This workshop will provide an overview of all financing options available to small businesses, including bank, SBA lending, government and foundation loans, grants and alternative/creative sources. This includes newly available...

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Prioritizing Your Time
written on November 24, 2009 by COSE
SBC 2009

The lack of quality time is often a problem for small business owners. Upon examining your workload there are often areas that can be pinpointed as the reasons for overload...

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Lead Generation Think Before You Spend
written on November 24, 2009 by COSE
SBC 2009

Various lead generation options, including direct mail, cold calling, advertising, PR, and web-based initiatives, will be reviewed. As a result, you will be able to choose the best and most...

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No Budget Marketing
written on November 24, 2009 by COSE
SBC 2009

Small businesses always face the marketing paradox: not enough expertise to market yourself and not enough budget dollars to have someone else do it for you. If you have more...

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