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Pulling The Switch How To Steal New Customers In A No Growth Economy
written on February 27, 2009 by Andy Birol
Growth Strategies

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Screening Potential Business Buyers
written on February 27, 2009 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

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Dont Neglect the People that Support You Part 1
written on February 27, 2009 by Michele Ridella
Leadership Skills in Employees

It is understandable to get caught up in survival mode - managing budgets, cutting expenses and looking for opportunities to add needed revenue to bottom line. But survival is not only on your shoulders. It impacts everyone and for the employees that have stuck with you through thick and thin, it is on their shoulders as well.

 

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Make the Downturn Work for You
written on February 26, 2009 by Ginni Garner
Employee Development

THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING: 5,000 jobs lost here, 10,000 jobs lost there, recently over 60,000 in a single day. Chances are that your company or institution either needs to reduce head-count or has done so already. This is not the first – nor will it be the last – time that organizations have gone through massive downsizings. Previous recessions in 1980-82, 1990-91 and 2001-2003 all led to periods of significant unemployment, as companies struggled to bring staffing costs in line with revenues.

 

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A Customer Just Filed for Bankruptcy; Will My Customer Survive the Bankruptcy Process?
written on February 26, 2009 by Tim Richards
Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights

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How to Weather a Stock Market Correction
written on February 25, 2009 by Frank Fantozzi
Business Financial Planning

When equity market prices are falling, some investors find themselves trapped in a vicious emotional cycle: fear of losing money often leads to anger, and anger can lead to a quick, poorly planned decision. But investors who have taken steps to prepare their portfolio for occasional market drops generally are better able to manage their emotions when equity prices head south.

 

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Achieving Extraordinary Results: It's Just a Skill #1
written on February 25, 2009 by Bill Truax
Goals: Setting and Achievement

 

When you look at all the "superstars" our heroes, the people we emulate we tend to think they are endowed with Super Powers. They are able to achieve fame, success, fortune due to abilities beyond those that we have been given.

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Welcome to My Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Page
written on February 25, 2009 by Tim Richards
Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights

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Advertising on the Top Social Media Websites
written on February 25, 2009 by David Goebel
Search Engine Marketing

Social Media websites are getting more popular every day. With thousands of people using these websites to stay in touch with friends and family, share photos, and communicate their thoughts and ideas.

 

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Financial Stability Plan Not Clear Yet
written on February 25, 2009 by Frank Fantozzi
Business Financial Planning

Financial markets remain choppy and distressed as markets fall apparently viewing Treasury Secretary Geithner's rollout of the "Financial Stability Plan" as a disappointment. We certainly were underwhelmed by the plan and its lack of details.



 

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A Graph on Total Annual Returns for the S and P 500
written on February 25, 2009 by Frank Fantozzi
Business Financial Planning

Many investors do not realize the number of equity investment classes. Besides the general categories of growth and value, there are large company, mid size company and small company mutual funds. Not to mention these same categories are duplicated from domestic equities to international.

 

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recycling, waste reduction
written on February 24, 2009 by Beau Daane
Waste Reduction, Recycling and Composting

 

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo made some major green by recycling.  In 2008, the zoo generated $12,860 by recycling more than 140 tons of materials ranging from cell phones to phonebooks.  Recycled materials included cardboard, paper, aluminum cans and all other metals, plastics numbered 1 and 2 and #4 shrink wrap, fluorescent bulbs, electronic waste, including toner cartridges, batteries, tires, and of course, animal wastes.  In 2008, the zoo also started using a solar-powered golf cart to carry materials and instituted a policy to greatly reduce vehicle traffic inside the zoo.

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How Not to Get Ripped Off By the Phone Company
written on February 24, 2009 by Laura Leggett
Telecommunications

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8 Questions to Ask Yourself in a Recession by Wendy Weiss
written on February 24, 2009 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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Why Launching A Wellness Program Makes Sense in this Economy
written on February 24, 2009 by Ellen H Brown
Healthy Lifestyles

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Seek Shelter from Your Storm Reach Out to Alliances in Tough Times
written on February 24, 2009 by Andy Birol
Growth Strategies

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Franchise Agreements
written on February 24, 2009 by Marlene Herman
Owning a Franchise

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How to Create Content on Social Networks
written on February 23, 2009 by Jason Therrien
Social Media

By now, if you have read my previous articles on social networks, you know that social media can be leveraged by any person or business and you understand the importance of viral conversation.

 

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Top 5 Business Growth Success Secrets
written on February 23, 2009 by Dennis Sommer
Growth Strategies

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Validating Your Marketing Strategy
written on February 23, 2009 by COSE
SME Cleveland

This was an SME organization, educational event that took place on February 10, 2009 on marketing strategies. The speaker is Kristy Amy of OnMark Solutions

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The 10 Most Common Mistakes Salespeople Make
written on February 23, 2009 by SME Cleveland
SME Cleveland

A podcast of an event held by SME-Cleveland. The speaker is Al Strauss of Sales Concepts. The event was held on January 13, 2009.

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Why Do Business Owners Sell Their Companies
written on February 23, 2009 by Kipp Krukowski
Buying and Selling a Business

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Always On
written on February 23, 2009 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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Top Ten Mega Marketing Mistakes That ENTREPRENURS Make The last two
written on February 23, 2009 by Dan Cricks
Marketing 101

#9: The next marketing mistake is "Lack of 'Shameless' Self Promotion." One thing that I have discovered in speaking to thousands of business owners, sales professionals and entrepreneurs is that everyone thinks their particular business is different. Well you're probably right.

 

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Whats Leadership Got to Do With Retention
written on February 20, 2009 by Kenyon Mau
Recruitment and Safe Hiring Practices

Have you had that one supervisor that didn't seem like a "typical" manager? They were not like the pointy-hair boss of Dilbert cartoon fame. There was not even a hint of Meryl Streep's character in "The Devil Wore Prada". They were kind, considerate, motivational and the kind of person you would do just about anything for? I had a coach in college like that. He was open, respectful, considerate, fair and firm, and we knew he cared about his players. We, his team, would literally do anything for him.

 

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