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The Most Powerful Questions That Recruiting Never Asks
written on May 26, 2009 by Ginni Garner
Employee Development

More often than not, it is the simplest things in life and in business that produce the biggest impacts. Having spent more than 30 years analyzing corporate recruiting practices and strategy, I have noticed there are some rather basic questions that, if only posed, would have a profound impact on the effectiveness of most recruiting endeavors.

 

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Need New Business Software Part III Software as a Service
written on May 26, 2009 by Laura Pettit Rusick
Innovation in Technology

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What Business Are You Really In
written on May 26, 2009 by Dan Cricks
Marketing 101

If asked what business they're in, most people will answer like this: I own a restaurant. I sell insurance. I'm a dentist. I'm in industrial chemicals. I own a software company. They all wrong.

 

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Exit Your Business on Your Terms
written on May 26, 2009 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

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Surprise Your Custoemrs They Will Love You
written on May 26, 2009 by Rachel Torchia
Customer Retention

We love to surprise our customers when they come to sign their documents. The first thing they see is a personalized sign welcoming them to our office.

 

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself
written on May 22, 2009 by Roxanne Kaufman
Professional Advancement

"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion."  John Welch.  Even the most confident, outstanding leaders struggle through times when external circumstances can make them feel off track.  Especially in times like these.

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What Is This Thing Called SUCCESS
written on May 22, 2009 by Rachel Torchia
Customer Retention

Success - the behavior of achievement. Every person has a desire to be successful but not everyone is designed to achieve success.

 

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2010 Health Savings Accounts Inflation Adjustments
written on May 20, 2009 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

Under Revenue Procedure 2009-29, the Internal Revenue Service has issued the following inflation adjusted amounts for Health Savings Account (HSA) effective for calendar year 2010:

 

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Celebrating Sustainability Success at Progressive Field
written on May 20, 2009 by Beau Daane
Waste Reduction, Recycling and Composting

 

In 2008, Progressive Field launched an aggressive waste reduction and recycling effort, resulting in 120 fewer garbage pulls and a total reduction in waste from 1261 tons in 2007 to 923 in 2008.  In addition, as of September, 2008, the Indians had recycled over 113 tons of cardboard, mixed paper, newspaper, plastic, aluminum, steel and other scrap metal.

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Emotional Pain Did You Deal With It
written on May 19, 2009 by Rachel Torchia
Customer Retention

We all live with some form of emotional pain. Each day that emotional pain controls your life; it creates a detour away from what you should be working on and places your sight on what you feel is wrong.

 

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Are You Avoiding These Three Business Mistakes?
written on May 19, 2009 by Joe Mayer
Personal Evolution

As nearly everybody is affected by the current economic conditions, the question "how is your business holding up" can open floodgates.  Listening to some of the frustrating stories, I see three main issues.

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Type as Brand Expression
written on May 18, 2009 by Brian Sooy
Branding

Typography may seem like a small element of your branding, and easy to overlook, but it's not difficult to find many examples of weak and poorly-executed typography gracing strong or new logos (and the supporting brand identity standards).

 

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Have You Qualified
written on May 18, 2009 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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Deal Negotiations Let the Business Intermediary be the Punching Bag
written on May 18, 2009 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

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Is It Racist Continued part 2
written on May 18, 2009 by Tameka Taylor
Diversity Awareness and Education

In the last article I set up a scenario that many people have been involved in or witnessed. Picture this, there is a person of color who is not performing at work and then their white supervisor is afraid to challenge them on it for fear of being accused of being called a racist. The supervisor is attempting to have a well run organization or department. They are not being racist but trying to be a good supervisor. What can you do to put your good intentions into action when attempting to perform your job as best as possible?

 

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2009 Health Savings Accounts Inflation Adjustments
written on May 18, 2009 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

Under Revenue Procedure 2008-2009, the Internal Revenue Service has issued the following inflation adjusted amounts for Health Savings Account (HSA) effective for calendar year 2009:

 

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What About Those Lost Customers
written on May 18, 2009 by Dan Cricks
Marketing 101

You ought to hate and I mean hate losing customers. Most entrepreneurs's that I know absolutely hate losing even one customer.

 

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Can You Win the Battle with YOU
written on May 15, 2009 by Rachel Torchia
Customer Retention

All personal conflict comes from your emotions. Do you ever fight with yourself? Have you ever emotionally knocked yourself out?

 

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Why Arent They Buying From You by Jay Abraham
written on May 15, 2009 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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The Most Important Asset That Any Business Has
written on May 15, 2009 by Dan Cricks
Marketing 101

Is their client/customer/patient database. You notice that I did not say it is the customer/client/patient. It is the database that has the information about those customers/clients/patients, their address, phone number, email address even the fax number where they work. You must have this information so that you can contact your customer when needed and to be able to stay in regular contact with them. If you don't stay in touch with them your competitors will!

 

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How the Stimulus Package will Help Us All
written on May 13, 2009 by Mike Dungan
Greening Your Business

 

August 12-14, 2009, Mayor Frank G. Jackson hosted an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) summit, bringing together a diverse group of people vested in and dedicated to Cleveland to use their vast knowledge and imagination to create an action plan for building a green economy for Cleveland's future.

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Negative Emotions Do Make You Feel Tired
written on May 13, 2009 by Rachel Torchia
Customer Retention

How many times have you felt really tired and can't find a physical reason? That's when it's time to take a long hard look at the events in your life that are wearing you down - negative emotions.

 

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The Poor Economy Fuels Business StartUps and Business Purchases
written on May 11, 2009 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

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Dont Neglect the People that Support You Part 3
written on May 11, 2009 by Michele Ridella
Employee Development

This series of articles focuses on actions that you can take as a Leader to retain your best employees. The job market is tight, but do not let that lull you into a false sense of security that your employees are not looking at other opportunities or planning an exodus once the market picks up.

 

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Making the Collection
written on May 11, 2009 by William Kesman
Receivables Management

As we all know the economy has recently taken a turn for the worst. A lot of small businesses have been asking how this will impact their business in both granting and receiving credit. Credit has become the way of American living. In part this has been the cause of today's economic condition. Those businesses who did not grant credit in the past, are now considering it. Making the right decision for your business is one that needs much thought and planning to ensure that it's also not the downfall of your business.

 

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