Three Best Ways to Catch an Employee Thief

March 9, 2010 7:16 am0 comments

Three Best Ways to Catch an Employee Thief |Wall Street Journal|By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN If your small business can’t afford external auditors, security cameras or other resources for spotting employee fraud, consider doing some detective work of your own. The effort could save your firm from a significant financial loss […]

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How to Manage Multiple Business Locations

March 4, 2010 9:43 pm5 comments

Many companies expand by adding offices or stores in different cities. But geographic growth involves logistical complexity and management finesse. Here’s how to do it right. By Darren Dahl | Mar 4, 2010

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Tips for Effective Communication

March 2, 2010 12:43 pm2 comments
Tips for Effective Communication

Effective communication is essential to ones career growth. It includes both conveying messages clearly and receiving messages clearly from others. Communications skills help you when presenting a weekly report to your team, completing a sales call to a possible client, emailing your boss, or chatting with coworkers. Although each situation requires a unique approach, there are some general communication tips that apply to all types of audiences.

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Creating a Memorable Tradeshow Or Event

February 27, 2010 6:49 pm0 comments

Are you in charge of an event or tradeshow? Want your attendees to have more fun and provide you with great testimonies? Of course you do well the fastest way to learn anything or generate lasting memories is by creating Intense Emotional Associations (IEAs) with your event. So here are […]

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First-Time Owners Find Management Comes With Headaches

February 25, 2010 7:49 pm0 comments

Wall Street Journal | Small Business By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN – FEBRUARY 24, 2010 When Cameron Madill launched Synotac Design LLC in 2003, wiping away tears and giving pep talks wasn’t on his to-do list. But once he began hiring employees for his Web-site development firm two years later, he […]

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Using the Power of Networking for Your Small Business

February 19, 2010 8:40 pm0 comments

Networking is one of the most crucial skills any start-up entrepreneur must have. It is an effective and inexpensive way to grow your business by meeting the key people who could become your clients, suppliers and support systems. In fact, networking is the best marketing device of even the most […]

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Internal Hires, Referrals Were Most Hired in 2009

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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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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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Fatherhood – As seen June/July 2009 issue of Fit Pregnancy

June 4, 2009 2:45 pm0 comments

Rub! Rub her feet, rub her back, rub her shoulders. If family members (yours or hers) offer help, take it—but be specific about what you need help with. One of the best things someone can do is bring dinner over or babysit while the new mom takes a nap during […]

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Turnaround Professional

January 18, 2008 9:04 am0 comments

Advantages of a Turnaround Professional A turnaround specialist enters a company with a fresh eye and complete objectivity. This professional can spot problems that may not be visible to company insiders and implement solutions. Turnaround managers has 1 agenda your company’s well being. Since we have no political agenda or […]

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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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