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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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Sales Tips Tricks and Traps
written on October 29, 2009 by SME Cleveland
SME Cleveland

This is the podcast of the SME-U educational event that was held on Oct. 13 on sales tips. The presenter was Kordell Norton kordell@kordellnorton.com

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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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Homebuyer Credit Extended By Senate What Will It Mean To You
written on October 29, 2009 by Rachel Torchia
Customer Retention

The word is out that the Senate approved the extension of the Homebuyer Tax credit. This should prove to give our economy a needed winter boost.

 

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Why Negotiate a Green Lease
written on October 28, 2009 by Jessica Davis
Greening Your Business

 

When signing a lease you are affecting both your business' operating costs and work environment.  Have you considered the benefits of negotiating a ‘green lease'?  Green Leases are an emerging opportunity for your business to practice sustainability.

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Part 2 of 3 Audio Podcast Plan for the Unexpected in Key Person Management
written on October 27, 2009 by Francine Price
Business Insurance

We focus on the role of the owners and board of a company to reduce the impact of an unexpected loss of a key person in an organization.

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Part 3 of 3 Audio Podcast Managing Fiduciary and Employment Risk
written on October 27, 2009 by Francine Price
Business Insurance

What is the role of the owner and/or the board of a company to ensure ethical and legal operations and protecting the business from fiduciary and employment risks?

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NEOSA Seminar Virtual Selling
written on October 27, 2009 by Brad Nellis
NEOSA- The COSE Technology Network

Joel Goldstein, Founder of the Goldstein Group, presents a practical, informative approach to using a variety of methods and media to promote your company, gain exposure and increase sales.

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How to Answer the Price Question
written on October 23, 2009 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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COSE Arts Network Roundtable Discussion Notes-First Quarter 2009
written on October 23, 2009 by Matt Charboneau
COSE Arts Network

Please download the attached PDF file and see what small business and arts issues your peers are discussing at our monthly Roundtable meetings. We will post discussion notes periodically, so please check back and make plans to attend a Roundtable in the future!

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PreDispute ADR Clauses An Ounce of Prevention
written on October 21, 2009 by Matt Mennes
Conflict Resolution

Benjamin Franklin once wrote that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. He could very well have been talking about alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") clauses. ADR clauses are any pre-dispute clause in your contract that requires the parties to use an alternate form of dispute resolution before filing a lawsuit in court.

 

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Network With A Winning Smile
written on October 20, 2009 by Phil Stella
Networking Strategies

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Does Your or Your Employees Attitude Affect Your Bottom Line?
written on October 19, 2009 by Joe Mayer
Personal Evolution

The task to keep upbeat and display a positive attitude, despite the scarcity of customers, or in the face of the many layoffs, is daunting for many business owners.  The question is, does your attitude and motivation show on your businesses bottom line?

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Networking With A Strategic Plan
written on October 16, 2009 by Phil Stella
Networking Strategies

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