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How To Create A Network Map
written on March 24, 2008 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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Marketing is an Art Choose your Brush Strokes WiselyStay tuned forThe Art of Bringing The Customer Back
written on March 24, 2008 by Rachel Torchia
Customer Retention

Back in the late 80's, I was very involved in the Cleveland Area Board of Realtors and Women's Council of Realtors. I was priviledged to hear a fascinating speaker who made a whole lot of good new fashioned common sense and he really made me think.

 

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Gross Margin The Potential for Profit
written on March 24, 2008 by Tom Gilbride
Business Financial Planning

The next line on a P&L is gross profit. Subtract COGS from net sales and you have gross profit. This number is frequently referred to as gross margin and is expressed as a percentage.

 

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Just Be
written on March 19, 2008 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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Going Up Make Sure Your Elevator Pitch Doesnt Let You Down
written on March 19, 2008 by Jeanne Bluffstone
COSE Home Business Network

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Surviving Recessionary Blues In A Shakey Economy
written on March 18, 2008 by Marsha Powers
Access to Capital

With last weekend's news on the Bear Stearn's meltdown, many small businesses are rightly concerned about how to best protect their business and personal assets. Added to this, elections, other market corrections, the US dollar getting beat up by the Euro and you may be reaching for an headache pill. Even if your company is doing well, you are probably now having the "What if?" blues for the next six to nine months. Here are ten simple, but essential, guidelines to use to protect your business and personal assets in an uncertain economy:

 

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Management Magic
written on March 18, 2008 by Lee Nielsen
Employee Development

Increase the possibility for achieving desired results by ensuring a few basics are working for you everyday. We get caught up in day-to-day operations and frequently lose sight of management basics. And the basics are key to reaching your goals.

 

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Unclaimed Research and Development Tax Credits
written on March 17, 2008 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

Since 1981, the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit has been part of the U.S. law. Unfortunately, because of its complexity, many businesses, particularly small and mid-sized, have failed to take advantage of it; as it is a common misconception that R&D is performed exclusively by scientists in laboratory settings. However, once companies understand what constitutes as R&D, they typically find that activities performed during their day-to-day operations will qualify.

 

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Get Connected OnLine A Guide to Understanding Social Media Outlets
written on March 17, 2008 by Jason Therrien
Social Media

Social media involves one central theme–user-generated content. As opposed to traditional media such as television or radio, anyone can create and post content on the Internet regardless of their profession.

 

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CyrberCrime Part Two The effects of CyberCrime on your busines
written on March 17, 2008 by Steve Krisfalusy
Business Technology

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Great Sales Start With Listening
written on March 14, 2008 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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Defamation liability in internal investigations
written on March 13, 2008 by Rob Gilmore
Termination of Employees

Jackson v. City of Columbus, decided today by the Ohio Supreme Court, illustrates the importance of being thorough in all internal investigations of employee misconduct, and only disclosing the results of such investigations on a need to know basis.

 

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Tax Tips For Sole Proprietors
written on March 11, 2008 by Jeanne Bluffstone
COSE Home Business Network

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Why We Spoil Our Customers
written on March 10, 2008 by Rachel Torchia
Customer Retention

Picture this. . .

You are about to buy a new home or refinance your mortgage. You and your spouse, maybe with kids in tow, have an appointment to sign real estate papers. You are tired, stressed out and nervous about your closing.

 

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CyberCrime Part One What is it
written on March 10, 2008 by Steve Krisfalusy
Business Technology

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Grow Your Business Sincerely
written on March 10, 2008 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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The Darker Side of Goal Setting Why Goal Setting Fails
written on March 07, 2008 by Nicole Stika
Peer Advisory Groups

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Always Get a Ticket Number
written on March 05, 2008 by Laura Leggett
Telecommunications

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Open Source Alternatives to Mainstream Software
written on March 05, 2008 by Brad Nellis
NEOSA- The COSE Technology Network

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Tips to Make Your Small Business Appear Larger
written on March 04, 2008 by Jeanne Bluffstone
COSE Home Business Network

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Cost of Goods Sold What does it cost to do what you do
written on March 03, 2008 by Tom Gilbride
Business Financial Planning

What does your company do? Some companies manufacture, some provide a service, others distribute. The second line on a P&L is entitled Cost of Goods Sold (COGS). It tells you how much money you spent doing whatever it is you do.

 

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The Foundation Of A Salesperson
written on March 03, 2008 by Diane Helbig
Relationship Selling Strategies

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Join the Home Based Business Network
written on February 27, 2008 by Jeanne Bluffstone
COSE Home Business Network

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Mapping Your Sustainability Journey as a Group
written on February 26, 2008 by Mike Dungan
Greening Your Business

 

Achieving a sustainable workplace that is productive, efficient, and a fun place to work is best represented through the metaphor of a group on a journey.  As with any trip or excursion, planning is essential. 

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Business Benefits of the 2008 Economic Stimulus Act
written on February 26, 2008 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

On February 21, 2008 the Internal Revenue Service released IR-2008-22 which details the benefits for businesses included in the 2008 Economic Stimulus Act. The two main provisions included in the stimulus package for businesses are fifty percent special depreciation allowance and an increase in section 179 expensing limits.

 

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