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Workplace Shootings in Florida, Texas Again Put Focus on Violence on the Job
The two shootings are the highest-profile incidents of workplace violence since a Yale University student’s strangled body was found in the university laboratory where she conducted research. A co-worker, Raymond J. Clark III, was later charged with the murder.

Management and Operations
How to Resolve Workplace Conflict
Conflict in the workplace is a painful reality and a key reason for poor productivity and frustration. Do you have people in your workplace that cause problems for everyone else? Do they create additional work for others? One point is clear--conflict does not magically go away and only gets worse when ignored.

Management and Operations
Seven Ways to Boost Productivity
For many small-business owners, the recession created unprecedented pressure to cut costs, trim their staffs or enact hiring freezes. Slow sales and a tight lending environment left human capital at a high premium.

Financial Issues
Business Know-How Start-Up Cost Calculator
Do you have enough money to start the business of your dreams? Use our Business Know-How Start-Up Cost Calculator below to estimate the money you'll need to get your business started and keep it operating in the first few months.

Financial Issues
6 Facts to Know Before Renting an Email List
Data can make you or break you in Direct Marketing, whether it is postal, email or telemarketing!

Technology Issues
Online Retailers Get Social for the Holidays
To combat a slow sales forecast, many online retailers will be looking to boost their digital presence this holiday season, per's annual eHoliday Study conducted by BIGresearch.

Health, Benefits, and Labor Issues
New IRS Site Simplifies Small-Business Retirement Plans
The average American’s retirement plan isn’t worth as much as it was a few years ago — but offering such plans is still a huge perk that helps small businesses attract potential employees. No longer are retirement plans just for big companies. You’ll find a good selection of plans out there for companies with only a few employees and even for sole proprietors.

Branding, Sales, and Marketing
Shops Restructure Ways to Go Local
Media agency networks are taking steps to reinvent the $5.5 billion local buying process as they seek leverage and efficiencies.

Branding, Sales, and Marketing
4 Sure Ways to Get Publicity
There are more channels for exposure than ever, but it takes diligence to keep your business in front of the right ones.

Branding, Sales, and Marketing
SEO for Twitter Content
The major search engines have a history of evolving their indexing capabilities to keep up with new types of digital content. First it was HTML text, then blog content, then multimedia files like videos, and more recently it was flash content. Now the search engines are indexing another type of content -- tweets!
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