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2008 Federal Standard Mileage Rate Revision
written on June 24, 2008 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

With IR-2008-82 the Internal Revenue Service has announced an increase to the standard mileage rates for second half of 2008. The standard mileage rate for cars, vans, pickup trucks or panel trucks will be increasing to 58.5 cents per mile starting July 1, 2008. The standard mileage rate for medical or moving will be increased to 27 cents per mile. The charitable miles driven rate will remain unchanged at 14 cents per mile.

 

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Lous Law How a Little Creativity Can Bring Big Rewards in Recruiting
written on June 24, 2008 by Kenyon Mau
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

The time has come for your organization to add staff and you want to post a job on- line. Reactions to doing this can range from "No problem. I see dozens of job postings that even "I could write" to "Holy cow, how do I do this?" Job boards are the rage today to attract potential recruits - and new boards seem to pop up every day.

 

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What to Do When the Bank Says NO An Overview of Alternative Sources of Capital
written on June 23, 2008 by John Doucette
Financing Solutions

Here's a familiar story. A small, growing business needs working capital to expand or cover operating expenses but gets turned down repeatedly by banks and investors. Does this business owner have any other options? In a word, YES!

 

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Getting Out Of Your Franchise
written on June 23, 2008 by Joel Libava
Investing in a Franchise

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Change is inevitable failure is optional Part II
written on June 19, 2008 by Eric Kurjan
Strategic Planning and Execution

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A Referral Doesn't Mean Closed Sales
written on June 18, 2008 by Roxanne Kaufman
Professional Advancement

When one of your business relationships passes you a referral, don't assume that the prospect is ready to hear a presentation on your product or service.  When an associate passes you a referral, say thanks . . . then start digging for more information.

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Failure is NOT an Option by Cheryl Clausen
written on June 17, 2008 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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IRS Reduces Businesses Tax Package Mailings
written on June 16, 2008 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

In a cost cutting move the IRS has been reducing the number of tax form packages being mailed to businesses. In the past those businesses who filed electronically or used a paid preparer were the most likely candidates not to receive a tax package the following period. Tax packages being affected include 940, 941, 1120, 1120S and 1065.

 

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How do you make a 60second sales pitch
written on June 11, 2008 by Phil Stella
Networking Strategies

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Cat fight on aisle 6 court leaves open the possibility that a handbook can create a contract
written on June 09, 2008 by Rob Gilmore
Termination of Employees

In White v. Fabiniak, Wal-Mart fired Carla White for threatening to "slap the piss" out of a co-worker, Stephanie Jeppe. Prior to the termination, White had used Wal-Mart's Open Door Policy to complain to her supervisor that Jeppe had been threatening her.

 

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In responding to harassment complaint prompt means prompt
written on June 06, 2008 by Rob Gilmore
Termination of Employees

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SoWhat IS a Franchise
written on June 04, 2008 by Joel Libava
Investing in a Franchise

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Change Is Inevitable Failure is Optional PART I
written on June 04, 2008 by Eric Kurjan
Strategic Planning and Execution

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Who Are Your People Management Magic 6
written on June 03, 2008 by Lee Nielsen
Employee Development

Whenever I visit relatives in the south, a frequent question of a new acquaintance is “Who’re his people?” This shortcut is a guide to this person, his history, status in the community, etc. In the workplace “Who’re your people?’ is all about who you keep around you: what’s the quality, capability, integrity, and credibility of your team?

 

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Before Posting an Open Job
written on June 03, 2008 by Kenyon Mau
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

Without a good map, set of directions or GPS coordinates how can we navigate ourselves in unfamiliar territory? Most small business owners are very good at what they do (that's why they're in business), yet making good hires may not be their core competency. A map to help making hires is an important tool for small business owners to build and learn. Preparation prior to entering the employee market will save you money, heartache and time. Consider the performance sketch as a map of where you are going.

 

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Finally Simple Sales Secret to Fight and Beat Your Competition by Cheryl Clausen
written on June 02, 2008 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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14 Tips to make sure that your advertising copy works
written on June 02, 2008 by Dan Cricks
Marketing 101

Number four; Use testimonials in all of your copy(ads). It is always far better to have someone else singing your praises, even if you are ten times more eloquent. If you are not using testimonials in all of your copy and ads you should start right now.

 

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14 Tips to make sure that your advertising copy works
written on June 02, 2008 by Dan Cricks
Marketing 101

Number one; Translate features into benefits. Don't just give information and assume that the reader will interpret.

 

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Take Out The Trash by Kelley Robertson
written on May 28, 2008 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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Web SiteEmail hosting You may be overpaying
written on May 27, 2008 by Steve Krisfalusy
Business Technology

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Growth How to Get to Your Destination with Six Disciplines
written on May 21, 2008 by Nicole Stika
Peer Advisory Groups

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Hosted or PremiseBased VoIP System
written on May 21, 2008 by Laura Leggett
Telecommunications

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Why Review an Applicants Driving Record
written on May 19, 2008 by Ted L Moss
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

Just because your applicant provides a driver's license does not mean they are a legally licensed driver. A license revocation or suspension may only show up on a motor vehicle report.

 

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Shut Up And Sell
written on May 19, 2008 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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Use the News As a Marketing Tool
written on May 19, 2008 by Jeanne Bluffstone
COSE Home Business Network

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