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Webinars Offer Insight Into Exit Planning Process
written on April 27, 2009 by Chris Cooper
Succession Planning

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Why a Business Owner should consider an Independent Business Valuation
written on April 27, 2009 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

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Why File a Design Application
written on April 27, 2009 by David Burge
Intellectual Property

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Workers Comp New Injury Cheat Sheet
written on April 27, 2009 by COSEWorkersCompensation contributor
Workers' Compensation

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Why How and When to File for Patent Protection
written on April 23, 2009 by David Burge
Intellectual Property

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Sustainability Implementation and Brand Development Go Hand In Hand
written on April 22, 2009 by Jessica Davis
Greening Your Business

 

In March, one of our sustainability specialists Courtney DeOreo joined forces with Rosemary Breehl of Breehl Traynor & Kehe Inc.  who is an expert in brand development.   Ms. Breehl delivered a presentation on the Truth about Branding for COSE Members.  In tandem, my colleague Courtney addressed the parallels between the development of a strong and viable brand and the development of a sustainability strategy for a company.

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The Race Card
written on April 22, 2009 by Tameka Taylor
Diversity Awareness and Education

Is it racist when a white person calls it when a person of color is wrong? A few years ago, at the time my 10 year old son and I had this discussion about a classmate who was accusing the teachers and administrators at his school of being racist. This situation is a microcosm of what takes place within the workplace on a regular basis. Supervisors who are nervous to comment on a person of color's performance at work when it is not up to par for fear of being accused of being a racist. Or even worst, the fear of being sued and the negative publicity that comes with it.

 

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The Independent Medical Exam IME Who When and Why
written on April 20, 2009 by COSEWorkersCompensation contributor
Workers' Compensation

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Recasting Financial Statements
written on April 20, 2009 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

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Are Franchise Owners Considered Entrepreneurs Should They Be
written on April 20, 2009 by Joel Libava
Investing in a Franchise

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A New Recipe for Lemonade Simple Ways to Thrive in Turbulent Times
written on April 17, 2009 by Michele Ridella
Employee Development

I just read this article and wanted to share it with everyone. This is certainly good advice for all of us as leaders and employees.

 

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7 Ways To Increase Your Referrals Immediately by Paul McCord
written on April 16, 2009 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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Fingerprint Based Criminal Record Searches
written on April 16, 2009 by Ted L Moss
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

Employers frequently call our offices to request FBI fingerprinting as a pre-employment screening service for their company, but are dismayed when told that this service is only available to employers required by state and federal legislation to have fingerprint based background checks.

 

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Take Care Of What You Got
written on April 16, 2009 by Scott Brown
Customer Service

 

Sure it's a tough economy.  Everyone is trying to bolster their sales - everything from marketing campaigns to value-based promotions and even "new, lower" prices.  There's nothing wrong with that.  In fact, these may all be good ideas to help your business get through these tough times.  But sound business principles shouldn't change based on the economy.  Sure, you should try everything you can to bolster your sales, but instead of focusing all of your energies on finding new business; there may never be a better opportunity to "wow" the customers that you already have.

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When Do US Patents Expire
written on April 15, 2009 by David Burge
Intellectual Property

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Assessing Employee Engagement Without Breaking the Bank Part 1 or 2
written on April 15, 2009 by Kenyon Mau
Employee Development

Research has brought to light the correlation between employee engagement and profitability, and the first step to improving employee engagement in your company is knowing where you stand.

 

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Top Ten Trends in the Screening Industry
written on April 14, 2009 by Ginni Garner
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

ESR (Employment Screening Resources) has identified the following trends for 2009 in its second annual report on trends in the screening industry and safe hiring. The 2009 trends reflect increasing concerns over the over the use of Facebook and similar sites, lawsuits looming over inaccurate Background Screening reports, increasing government scrutiny of the screening industry and privacy and security issues.

 

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Transitional Work is GOOD Business
written on April 13, 2009 by COSEWorkersCompensation contributor
Workers' Compensation

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Selling a Business Avoid these Myths
written on April 13, 2009 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

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Why File a Provisional Patent Application
written on April 10, 2009 by David Burge
Intellectual Property

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Are Recovery Efforts Showing Results
written on April 09, 2009 by Frank Fantozzi
Business Financial Planning

The Obama administration and the Federal Reserve (the Fed) have been very busy in the first quarter moving ahead quickly with policy actions aimed at countering the recession. In addition to accommodative monetary policies, the government's large stimulus spending initiatives will begin to work its way through the economy and at least part of it will be helpful.

 

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The New BWC Deductible Program
written on April 08, 2009 by COSEWorkersCompensation contributor
Workers' Compensation

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Selling in a Tough Economy Part Three
written on April 07, 2009 by Steve Krisfalusy
Prospecting

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Get in the Game Participate in COSE's Advocacy Efforts
written on April 07, 2009 by COSEAdvocacyInformation contributor
COSE Advocacy Information

2009 has been an interesting year thus far and we expect to see a number of different bills presented on both the state and federal level that will impact the small business community.  And, with the recent introduction of the Employee Free Choice Act, you're probably asking, "What can I really do to help?"

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Monopoly Misconceptions Regarding Patents
written on April 07, 2009 by David Burge
Intellectual Property

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