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The 5 Steps to Setting SMART Business Goals
written on January 07, 2008 by Nicole Stika
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Its Time For A New Years Revolution
written on January 03, 2008 by Nicole Stika
Peer Advisory Groups

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Youve Got MailThe Timing of Your Emails
written on December 20, 2007 by Steve Krisfalusy
Business Technology

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Youve Got MailTiming Your Email
written on December 20, 2007 by Steve Krisfalusy
Business Technology

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Should You Buy or Build Web Software
written on December 20, 2007 by Barb Cagley
Developing and Implementing a Website

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Got Resolutions for Your Business
written on December 19, 2007 by Nicole Stika
Peer Advisory Groups

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Customer Loyalty as a Competitive Edge
written on December 19, 2007 by Roxanne Kaufman
Professional Advancement

"Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends." Walt Disney.  Customer relationship management is powerful in theory, but troubled in practice.  Your customer may always be right, your customer service may be impeccable, and... your profits may be falling.

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Local Staffing Trends You Need to Know
written on December 14, 2007 by Anita Campbell
A Checklist of Tools for Business

A variety of economic indicators say small business employers are having trouble filling open positions with qualified workers.  In some cases the lack of qualified staff is putting a lid on productivity and throughput.

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If Your Business Plan is Done So is Your Company
written on December 14, 2007 by Anita Campbell
A Checklist of Tools for Business

We're all familiar with the concept of a business plan.  And most of us would agree that a business plan is an essential element on your business checklist.

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Can I have the keys to my phone system please
written on December 13, 2007 by Laura Leggett
Telecommunications

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Incorporate File an LLC
written on December 13, 2007 by Anita Campbell
A Checklist of Tools for Business

Let's say you are starting a business, or you are ready to graduate from a self-employed solo owner to a company structure.  You may be thinking about the decision to incorporate or file for an LLC (limited liability company).

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Websites A Homebased Businesss Virtual Real Estate
written on December 13, 2007 by Rich Dusky
Marketing Plans

Our new "digitally-connected" environments are allowing many more people to follow their dream of being in business for themselves.

 

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IRS Announces 2008 CostofLiving Adjustments
written on December 12, 2007 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

The following is a list of items affected by the IRS cost-of-living adjustments for 2008 which can be found in IRS Rev. Proc 2007-66 (http://www.irs.gov/irb/2007-45_IRB/ar19.html):

 

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IRS Sets New Guidelines for Contingent Fees
written on December 07, 2007 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

In the past, the IRS has taken a strong stance against all forms of contingent fees. The recently released circular 230 revisions issued by the Treasury Department allow tax professionals to charge based on contingent fees only in the following circumstances:

 

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Dont Open Those Emails DangerDanger
written on December 05, 2007 by Steve Krisfalusy
Business Technology

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When do I need a T1
written on December 04, 2007 by Laura Leggett
Telecommunications

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The Art of the Goal
written on December 03, 2007 by Nicole Stika
Peer Advisory Groups

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Getting started
written on December 03, 2007 by Steve Krisfalusy
Business Technology

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2008 Federal Standard Mileage Rates
written on November 29, 2007 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

Under Revenue Procedure 2007-70, the Internal Revenue Service has issued the standard mileage rates for 2008. The standard mileage rate for cars, vans, pickup trucks or panel trucks will be increasing to 50.5 cents per mile starting January 1, 2008. The standard mileage rate for medical or moving will actually be decreasing to 19 cents per mile. The charitable miles driven rate will remain unchanged at 14 cents per mile.

 

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Stop Curling Up Like a Porcupine Get Accountable
written on November 29, 2007 by Nicole Stika
Peer Advisory Groups

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Ohio New Hire Reporting Requirements
written on November 16, 2007 by William Riccio
Tracking Business Finances

Ohio employers are required to report newly hired or rehired employees and contractors to the State of Ohio New Hire Reporting Center. The information collected is matched with state and national data to help collect child support and reduce fraudulent unemployment and worker's compensation payments.

 

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Six Small Steps to Break Out of a Big Rut By Guerline Jasmin
written on November 14, 2007 by Nicole Stika
Peer Advisory Groups

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CRM Tools Getting Sales Marketing and Customer Service on the Same Page
written on November 14, 2007 by Rich Dusky
Marketing Plans

Today, we seem to have to be quicker, smarter and more creative than the year before. Every company is searching for a competitive solution to beat competition.

 

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A simple problem to fix to many cooks
written on November 12, 2007 by Steve Krisfalusy
Business Technology

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Are You the Favorite
written on November 06, 2007 by Barb Cagley
Developing and Implementing a Website

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