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Artist Bios for 91008 Panel Discussion Podcast
written on October 07, 2008 by Matt Charboneau
COSE Arts Network

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Death by Stress For Whom the Bell Tolls
written on October 06, 2008 by Ingeborg Hrabowy
Conflict Resolution

It's not a line-item in your budget, but stress may be costing you and your company big bucks. Researchers at the American Institute of Stress estimate that workplace stress takes up at least 20% of a company's payroll; in addition, an estimated 50% of American executives will die from stress-related causes.

 

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Building Accountability into Your Organization
written on October 06, 2008 by Eric Kurjan
Strategic Planning and Execution

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Converting LLCs and Corporations
written on October 06, 2008 by James K Roosa
Building and Maintaining Your Legal Infrastructure

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Dispatch from the Arts Network
written on October 03, 2008 by Matt Charboneau
COSE Arts Network

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Tips to Reduce your Search Engine Advertizing Expense and Increase Conversions
written on October 03, 2008 by David Goebel
Search Engine Marketing

Sometimes it's not how many but who visits your website that's important. Once a Search Engine advertising campaign is up and running it is advised to fine tune it to get the best conversion rates.

 

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RollingAverage Inventory Method Now Allowed by Internal Revenue Service
written on October 01, 2008 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

The Internal Revenue Service has changed its stance on whether or not rolling-average inventory valuation method of accounting clearly reflects income for a business. In the past the IRS has held that the rolling-average inventory method does not clearly reflect income. But, with Revenue Procedure 2008-43 the IRS has changed its stance and now will allow businesses to use the rolling-average inventory method.

 

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New platforms on the internet new markets
written on September 29, 2008 by Steve Krisfalusy
Business Technology

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Drug Testing for Small Businesses
written on September 29, 2008 by Ted L Moss
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

Drug testing has become standard practice for over 80% of Fortune 500 corporations. Unfortunately, many small employers still see this aspect of the hiring process as too expensive or excessive for their needs. In actuality, to implement a drug testing program today is a simple, quick and effective means of ruling out potential problem hires.

 

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Time Best Spent by Diane Helbig
written on September 29, 2008 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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Cleveland is a Top 20 Sustainable City
written on September 29, 2008 by Mike Dungan
Greening Your Business

 

SustainLane, a people powered sustainability monitoring guide, recently announced their annual survey results highlighting the most sustainable cities in the United States. Cleveland has vaulted into the Top 20 this year, thanks to meaningful collaborations at work in the local food economy (urban gardens, community supported agriculture, and access to fresh locally grown products for residents), our access to and management of freshwater, and one of the shortest commutes in the country.

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Strengthening the Decision Making Process With Your Leaders
written on September 23, 2008 by Michele Ridella
Leadership Skills in Employees

Can it be done? Of course it can, but it takes time and some patience to do so. As business owners evaluate their leadership teams, one of the most critical competencies for success is decision making. In a study conducted by the Conference Board, critical thinking and problem solving rank #1 as the skill expected to increase in importance over the next five years (Workforce Readiness and the New Essential Skills (2008). Society for Human Resource Management, p. 5)

 

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Conflict
written on September 19, 2008 by Joe Mayer
Personal Evolution

 

Last weekend my wife and I were having lunch at a restaurant when we were drawn into a conversation at the next table.  It started out: "You never did follow through on your promise ...." and the reaction was pretty predictable: "how can you say that, we decided ...."

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How to Speak Up When You Feel Wronged Especially for Those With Impulsive or Aggressive Response Styles
written on September 18, 2008 by Ingeborg Hrabowy
Conflict Resolution

All of us have had experiences where we feel misunderstood, wronged or even taken advantage of. One of my favorite coined sayings is that "conflict isn't the worst thing that can happen to you; not resolving it is."

 

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Can the Talk of Politics Survive in an Office During an Election Year
written on September 18, 2008 by Kenyon Mau
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

This excerpted article from Human Resource Executive can help business owners navigate the tricky waters of political discussions at work during the final adays of this election period. This will hopefully give you some guidance on how to approach the topic within your organization. As always, consult with an HR or legal professional to ensure you are doing it properly.

 

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The Death of Zonal OCR
written on September 15, 2008 by Jason Morris
Document Management Software

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall
written on September 11, 2008 by Jeff Nischwitz
Growth Strategies

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If You Cant Measure It You Cant Manage It
written on September 09, 2008 by Eric Kurjan
Strategic Planning and Execution

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How a Phone Can Increase Your Recruiting Effectiveness
written on September 09, 2008 by Kenyon Mau
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

The following excerpted article is written by Dr. John Sullivan, one of the leading writers on the topic of recruitment strategies. In this, he makes a case for the use of technology in a business' quest for new talent. For those business owners who do their own recruiting, this is a good article to read to ensure you are doing everything you can to tap the top talent available.

 

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Testing Search Ad Landing Pages to improve Conversion Rate
written on September 09, 2008 by David Goebel
Search Engine Marketing

 

Is it better to increase the amount of money that you spend for your search marketing campaigns (Google Adwords, Yahoo, or MSN) or is it better to increase the conversion rate of your existing campaigns?

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The Secret to Happiness Embrace What You Value Most in Life
written on September 09, 2008 by Ellen H Brown
Healthy Lifestyles

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Best Practices for Privacy and Professionalism with Social Media Platforms
written on September 08, 2008 by Jason Therrien
Social Media

Social networking is a growing trend which means the rules are still being written. While this technology continues to take shape, several issues are coming to the forefront of the social media discussion.

 

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The Dynamics of Networking
written on September 05, 2008 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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Want To Be A Franchisee Dont Be Like Me
written on September 05, 2008 by Joel Libava
Investing in a Franchise

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Handling the Cold Potato by Kelley Robertson
written on September 05, 2008 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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