Internal Hires, Referrals Were Most Hired in 2009

February 19, 2010 3:27 pm0 comments

Wall Street Journal | By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN Last year, employers filled more than half of job openings with existing employees, a new study to be released Friday shows. Internal transfers and promotions accounted for an average of 51% of all full-time positions filled in 2009, down from 39% in […]

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Overcoming Fears in Business

February 14, 2010 8:25 am0 comments

“Your greatest obstacle to success is yourself, it’s fear of failure”. ~Bert Martinez Every new or struggling business owner wants to know how to manage their fears, particularly nowadays. Check out this list of easy ways to overcome your fears: _______________________________________ You have to keep in mind that a large […]

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Business Owners Try to Motivate Employees

January 20, 2010 9:46 am1 comment

Wall Street Journal | Small Business By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN – JANUARY 14, 2010 As Recession Lingers, Managers Hold Meetings and Change Hiring Practices to Alleviate Workers’ Stress Some business owners say their employees—after months of dealing with layoff worries, wage cuts or scaled-back hours—are stressed out and in need […]

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How to ‘Couch Surf’ and Sleep Around for Free

October 4, 2009 10:10 am2 comments

Fox News|By Paul Eisenberg -Thursday, October 01, 2009 “I would never in a million years pay what you pay in New York City rent,” my houseguest said. This statement was uttered a few years ago by a friend of a friend of a friend who had just regained consciousness on […]

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10.5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Starting A Business

July 8, 2009 6:32 am1 comment

The following list is derived from my experience. Based on my actions and results I retired from corporate America at the age of 28. Filed bankruptcy at 30. I’ve been involved in several successful businesses and many unsuccessful ones too. #1 – Never let your expenses exceed your sales. Yeah, […]

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Symptoms of a Troubled Business

January 17, 2008 9:12 am0 comments

Executives who encounter corporate distress often go through the same emotional stages as dying people: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. The last stage is when most corporations hire turnaround professionals, unless they are forced to do so earlier by a lender, equity sponsor, or bankruptcy court. Corporate managers […]

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