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Seller Financing A Financing Solution in Todays Lending Environment
written on April 07, 2009 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

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COSE Takes the Lead On Small Business Energy Efficiency Initiatives
written on April 07, 2009 by COSEAdvocacyInformation contributor
COSE Advocacy Information

On March 25, 2009, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and FirstEnergy came to an agreement on the electric rating structure for the state of Ohio.  Over the next few months, electric marketers will have the ability to bid on the price of electric generation. The marketer with the lowest bid will set the price for customers until 2011.

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Leadership Tune Up
written on April 07, 2009 by Steve Krisfalusy
Creating a Positive Culture

Your company's culture & productivity directly relates to the management style of the owner(s) - from the top down. When was the last time you took a step back and reviewed your management style so you can evolve & stay in tune with "best practices" for today? Many think that throwing money at people or a pizza party once in awhile takes care of that - wrong!

 

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Workers Comp eNewsletter Welcome from Steve Millard
written on April 07, 2009 by COSEWorkersCompensation contributor
Workers' Compensation

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Diversity and InclusionMore than Race
written on April 03, 2009 by Tameka Taylor
Diversity Awareness and Education

Here in America most often when we talk about "diversity", race is the element that most of us focus on. And then here is Northeastern Ohio, when we break race down, most people focus on Blacks and Whites. However, diversity is bigger than that; if it were only about race, life would not be as complicated. If we only included people who are Black and White, we are not being inclusive at all thus leaving out about 16% (1,815,029 people) of Ohioans based on the 2000 Census.

 

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Workers Comp Terms and Definitions
written on April 03, 2009 by COSEWorkersCompensation contributor
Workers' Compensation

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COSE Public Policy Agenda
written on April 02, 2009 by COSEAdvocacyInformation contributor
COSE Advocacy Information

COSE's 2009-2010 Public Policy Agenda sets COSE's public policy priorities for the next two years. As one of the largest small business support organizations in the country, COSE is a unified, collective voice on the legislative and regulatory issues affecting small business.

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Workers Compensation Administrative Update Whats Up With Group Rating
written on April 02, 2009 by COSEWorkersCompensation contributor
Workers' Compensation

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The Workers Comp Hearing Process
written on April 02, 2009 by COSEWorkersCompensation contributor
Workers' Compensation

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Ive Fallen and I Cant Get Up What To Do When an Injury Occurs in Your Workplace
written on April 02, 2009 by COSEWorkersCompensation contributor
Workers' Compensation

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Sourcing in 2009 Great Resources for Finding Talent Online
written on April 01, 2009 by Ginni Garner
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

With the economic downturn and the countless lay offs over the last 12 months, the pool of available talented employees has gotten much bigger. The challenge these days seems to be sorting through the sheer volume of resumes and possible candidates. There are only so many hours in the day.

 

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It's the Little Extras...
written on April 01, 2009 by Roxanne Kaufman
Professional Advancement

"It's the little extras..." Max.  In his book, Fares to Friends, Ed Wallace, founder and Chief Relationship Officer of the Relational Capital Group, introduces us to Max.

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Card Check
written on March 31, 2009 by COSEAdvocacyInformation contributor
COSE Advocacy Information

Card-Check (the so-called Employee Free Choice Act) would make it easier for unions to organize. Currently, employees are able to cast their vote for or against a union in private and employers have the ability to talk openly with their staff about the implications unionization would have on their workplace.

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Dont Neglect the People That Support You Part 2
written on March 31, 2009 by Michele Ridella
Employee Development

Continuing on with methods to help you retain your best and motivate the rest - this article focuses on challenging work. Of course, the first hurdle is to define what "challenging" work means, so think of it in just that term, a hurdle. You are the coach, the person who continues to set the bar higher, encouraging stronger performance from your team. But how do you do this?

 

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Believe in the Possibilities
written on March 30, 2009 by
COSE Home Business Network

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Improving Interaction with Your Customers
written on March 30, 2009 by Ryan Shorts
Business Software and Applications

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Selling in a Tough Economy Part Two
written on March 30, 2009 by Steve Krisfalusy
Prospecting

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Acquisitions Creative Financing for Buyers with Limited Capital
written on March 30, 2009 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

Today's economic downturn has created great buying opportunities for those interested in acquiring a business. Like all investments, the goal is to buy-low and sell-high.  For those willing to take the risk, creative financing tactics are becoming more common.

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Give Your Customers A Treat
written on March 30, 2009 by Scott Brown
Customer Service

 

A few hands into my experience a waitress came over and asked if I would like a drink.  Absolutely!  I placed my order and she returned a few minutes later with my "free" adult beverage.  I gladly tipped the waitress and went back to my video poker game.

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If Youre Hunkered Down to Ride Out the Recession Think Again
written on March 30, 2009 by Jeff Nischwitz
Growth Strategies

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12 Tactics To Ensure Your Business Does Well During A Slow Economy
written on March 27, 2009 by Andy Birol
Growth Strategies

By now, there’s no question the U.S. economy is mired in an economic slowdown.  While your specific industry may actually be strong, slowdowns are epidemic in nature and have a way of leaking into otherwise solid sectors.

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Franchise Inspiration My Interview With The IFAs Entrepreneur Of The Year
written on March 27, 2009 by Joel Libava
Investing in a Franchise

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Conducting A Productive Meeting
written on March 26, 2009 by Steve Krisfalusy
A Checklist of Tools for Business

 

How many hours are spent every day, every week in meetings?  How many hours are wasted?  A lot!  The primary reason is that most people have never been taught how to lead a meeting effectively.

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Are You Making This Crucial Mistake With Email
written on March 26, 2009 by Chris Somers
Business Technology

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Toward Zero Waste at the Great Lakes Brewing Company
written on March 25, 2009 by Beau Daane
Waste Reduction, Recycling and Composting

 

Long known as a cool Ohio City restaurant, the Great Lakes Brewery is also a leader in waste reduction and recycling.  Check out this list of just some of the sustainability initiatives at GLBC:

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