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Management and Operations
“Enlightened” Profit. A Better Way To Build A Business.
Values are the key to building value. More and more of today’s CEO’s now see a three tiered metric of profit as essential to building a strong and sustainable company.

Management and Operations
When Bad Things Happen to Good Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
Stuff happens. As a business owner and entrepreneur, the more successful you become, the more you open yourself up to criticism, negative feedback or just plain being attacked.

Management and Operations
Do You Need to Teach Employees How to Break Out of Jail?
Your employees aren't always the best workplace performers, but you haven't placed any of them in jail for it, probably. An author of a newly-released book says you may nevertheless need to teach them how to break out of prison.

Management and Operations
200 Questions Job Candidates May Ask Your Company
Here are some questions that applicants may ask recruiters, managers, HR pros, and others. Some of them you may start hearing more often as the balance of power continues to tilt toward employees.

Management and Operations
Tis the Season to be Charitable, But Don’t Fall for Charity Scams
Despite the poor economy, many small business people continue to contribute generously to charitable causes, particularly during the holiday season.

Legal Issues
Caution: Blogging Lawsuits Ahead
Every marketing expert you've ever met has probably encouraged you to start a blog on your website to help drive traffic and get your company site good search rankings. But be warned that you'll want to watch what you say on both your own and others' sites, as new laws governing online speech took effect last week.

Financial Issues
Small Business Accounting Software: 17 Targeted Choices
Are you still keeping your books using a spreadsheet — or worse, a time-consuming paper accounting ledger?  Make 2010 the year you get your books organized and in tip-top shape.  Let technology help make it easy.

Technology Issues
Increase PPC Returns with a Custom Landing Page
Pay per click (PPC) advertising continues to be one of the most cost effective and measurable marketing mediums available. Campaigns are becoming more sophisticated to increase the return on investment.

Health, Benefits, and Labor Issues
Will Small Business See Health-Care Cost Relief?
Yes, insurers are price-gouging small companies. Bills in the House and Senate would help them fight back.

Branding, Sales, and Marketing
4 Strategies to Break Through the Marketing Noise This Holiday Season
The holidays are here: the most important time of the year for retailers, as they hope that huge sales bring them to profitability for 2009. Big box retailers will use millions of dollars to flex their marketing muscle to bring attention to their products and sales. It gives them a huge advantage over small retailers, but the little guys do have an equalizing arrow in their quiver: email marketing campaigns.

Branding, Sales, and Marketing
So Many People, So Many Doors - Successfully Navigate with a Sales Map
When trying to access the right people in an organization to advance your sales efforts, you may struggle to chart a successful course. How do you make sure you—or the people you manage—recognize and identify the key players as soon as possible to optimize your chances of winning?

Branding, Sales, and Marketing
Get Rich Off Your Million-Dollar Idea
It's not geniuses who come up with inventions. It's normal people who see a better way to do things.

Branding, Sales, and Marketing
Time to Ask Customers Tough Questions
Most small business owners and sales managers avoid conversations that could result in negative feedback. But sales guru Scott Messer says unpleasant truths are essential for planning.

Branding, Sales, and Marketing
Social Media Checklist for Small and Medium Size Businesses
With the goals of raising awareness, expanding market share, and improving customer loyalty, it's critical to be creative in how your business engages and participates in the social media arena.

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