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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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Cuyahoga County Board Of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Buys A Franchise
written on May 11, 2009 by Joel Libava
Investing in a Franchise

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What Businesses Need to Know About H1N1 Swine Flu
written on May 11, 2009 by Barbara Paynter
Crisis Communications

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Richards Message Tells Us How To Slow Down And Stay Calm
written on May 08, 2009 by Rachel Torchia
Customer Retention

Every time you give in to worry, you lose your calmness. How good are you when you are calm?

 

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Is the Market Turning Around
written on May 07, 2009 by Frank Fantozzi
Wealth Planning

Here we are with the blessings of spring upon us. In these recent weeks the financial markets have started to rebound from the lows encountered this winter.n Still, broad equity price indices remain well below the 2007 peak levels and from a long-term perspective are about 40% to 45% below the peaks hit in 2000 and 2007. So, we have a long road to a full recovery; however, there are some signs that the market's recovery is progressing.

 

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Richard Asks Do you Listen
written on May 07, 2009 by Rachel Torchia
Customer Retention

Your mind knows the answer; listen to it. Your mind already knows the answer to the challenge you are wrestling with.

 

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Should You Consider Using Outplacment Services
written on May 07, 2009 by Ginni Garner
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

We are continuing to see mass layoffs into 2009. Not only do these layoffs have a detrimental effect to the displaced worker, but the employer can also suffer negative consequences when terminating employees.

 

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What Does Wellness Have to Do with Healthy Business Practices?
written on May 06, 2009 by Ellen H Brown
Goals: Setting and Achievement

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Assessing Employee Engagement Without Breaking the Bank Part 2 of 2
written on May 06, 2009 by Kenyon Mau
Employee Development

In our previous article, we looked at the basis and foundation of the EAGER Employee Engagement tool. With that, we can move onto how this process works andhow it may be of benefit to your business.

 

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Morning Minute and negative days from Richard Flint
written on May 06, 2009 by Rachel Torchia
Customer Retention

Food For Thought: Do you let negativity affect your business? Do you agree with the following thoughts?

 

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Benefits of A Patent Search
written on May 06, 2009 by David Burge
Intellectual Property

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Richard Flint Morning Minute Food for thought in Tough Times
written on May 05, 2009 by Rachel Torchia
Customer Retention

All emotions have a positive and negative side; what you experience comes from which side you use. Emotions really are an everyday part of your life.

 

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The Master of the Bold The Time is NOW
written on May 05, 2009 by SME Cleveland
SME Cleveland

This is a podcast of the April 14, 2009 SME-U Workshop featuring speaker Donna Rae Smith of Brightside.

The need for strong courageous even bold leaders is greater...

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Making Social Media Work For You A Look at Fords Fiesta Movement
written on May 05, 2009 by Jason Therrien
Social Media

Once you understand each social media platform, the next challenge becomes how to effectively utilize social media in campaigns to benefit your business.

 

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Solo Business Owners Want to Be More Productive? Take a Break
written on May 05, 2009 by Ellen H Brown
Goals: Setting and Achievement

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