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Three Best Ways to Sell Excess Holiday Merchandise

Management and Operations Ten Worst Communication Blunders of 2009 From a steady review of major news events, here are the ten worst communication blunders of 2009. Management and OperationsProductivity Coach's Corner: Clear the Clutter, Create OpportunityThe following is a specific key to success in lightening the load on your body and mind. This is a practical activity, one you can do to reduce the unnecessary physical and psychological stress you may be carrying around right now. Wouldn't it be worth it to invest less than one half of an hour to regain some confidence and control? M... [Read Full Article]

September Slump Got You Down?

The summer rush is over, the holiday season is approaching, and businesses are stuck in an awkward time frame. Sales start to slump, and businesses experience a slowdown. Small businesses then have a choice: they can view the slump negatively or positively. Viewing the slump negatively will only add unnecessary stress and frustration. Instead, view the slump as a chance to update and improve your business and services. Here's how.RelaxDon't panic. A slowdown is a scary time for businesses, especially for entrepreneurs. Instead of instilling fear in yourself, take a deep breath and relax. While you are enjoying your downtime, don't let your business escape your thoughts. Keep it in the back of your mind, and draw from your relaxation for new and innovative ideas.Plan & Get Ahead of the GameDown time is the perfect opportunity to start planning ahead for the future. Start by reviewing what you have done so far, including all financ... [Read Full Article]

The Green Revolution gets Personal: Pushing Hard for a Dry Toilet

Flush and Forget technology is simply not sustainable. That was the message from Jack Sims, founder of the World Toilet Organization, at the recently held World Toilet Summit in Macao. Mr Sims said a culture where people flushed their loos but disregarded the thousands of liters of wasted drinking water each year was one of sanitation's greatest challenges. "This 'flush and forget' attitude creates a new problem which we have to revisit," said Sims. Potty Perils: The Dangers of the Flush Toilet You have to admit, the flush toilet has been doing a pretty good job of separating people from their waste for a very long time. It was a vast improvement over the chamber pot, the privy and the proverbial woods, removing the waste and taking the smell—not to mention the associated scourges of cholera and typhus—with it. What's the problem with it? The problem is water. It takes water to flush away the waste and from there it has to go down into sewers where i... [Read Full Article]

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