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    Ten Tips for Starting and Staying in Business

    Ten Tips for Starting and Staying in Business
    Copyright © 2004-2008 by Kelly Poelker. All rights reserved. Starting a new business is such an exciting time in life. You’ve got an idea for a product or service that you know will be a success. All you’ve got to do is make it happen. Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to entrepreneurship. 1. Find your passion ...
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    How to Make Your Cubicle Not Feel Like a Chokehold

    How to Make Your Cubicle Not Feel Like a Chokehold
    For many otherwise happy workers, the cubicle is the bane of modern work life. Although cubicles give the illusion of privacy, those little walls are easily penetrated by your cube mates' incessant sounds and conversations. Not only is a lack of cube etiquette a problem, but spending most of your workday sitting can also make you feel like your muscles have ...
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    How to Create a Marketing Plan: The Benefits of a Marketing Plan

    How to Create a Marketing Plan: The Benefits of a Marketing Plan
    The Benefits of a Marketing Plan Firms that are successful in marketing invariably start with a marketing plan. Large companies have plans with hundreds of pages; small companies can get by with a half-dozen sheets. Put your marketing plan in a three-ring binder. Refer to it at least quarterly, but better yet monthly. Leave a tab for putting in monthly reports ...
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    Get Your Deadbeat Customers to Pay Up

    Get Your Deadbeat Customers to Pay Up
    For most small business owners, dealing with deadbeat customers comes with the territory. Often times, these calls have to come from the admins. You want every sale you can get so the business can grow. However, a sale isn’t much good if you’re not paid. Given the sputtering economy, a growing number of clients or customers may decide to either delay ...
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    Analysis: This Is an Awkward One

    Analysis: This Is an Awkward One
    Did Tara Conroy do the right thing when she asked her boss to stop telling her and other employees how "especially lovely" they look today—even though the man clearly meant well? Although experts have different ideas about how to go about it, they agree that the flattery needed to stop. "Even if it's not sexual harassment, it's definitely inappropriate behavior," says ...
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    How to Fill in for Your Boss

    How to Fill in for Your Boss
    Stepping into the boss's shoes for a day or two is no big deal but if you're taking over for a longer stretch there are a number of issues to keep in mind EVEN the hardest-working managers need to take a break sometime, whether it's for a short holiday or a 12-month secondment to another office. And when they do, you ...
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    Going Green - Can I Make a Difference?

    Going Green - Can I Make a Difference?
    Does it really matter if I get a little greener? That's a question I've asked myself and you may have too. To answer, I'd like to share some information from the Natural Resource Defense Council's web site (complete article here). If every household in the US bought 1 box each of 100% recycled facial tissues, toilet paper, paper towels & napkins ...
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    What to Include in Enewsletters and Eflyers

    What to Include in Enewsletters and Eflyers
    Have you ever noticed how Harvey Norman, Domayne, Bunnings Warehouse or just about any other major retail outlet sends out catalogues each month? Hell, if we take Bunnings for example, they’ve even gone one step further and called their standard catalogue a “dogalogue”. Sure, it’s unique but it’s memorable and the whole catalogue idea serves a very important purpose and that’s ...
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    Stopping Survivor Guilt

    Stopping Survivor Guilt
    As an administrator in an era of massive layoffs, it's your job to stave off survivor guilt before it lowers the morale and productivity of remaining employees. The subject of survivor guilt—the despair employees feel when co-workers fall victim to downsizing— comes up during every recession, but 2009 promises a uniquely virulent strain of the affliction. "The layoffs are just starting," ...
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    Keep Your Inbox Running on Empty

    Keep Your Inbox Running on Empty
    There are so many e-mails coming at us these days that e-mail management is very important. I find the best way for me to keep my Inbox organized is to immediately deal with the e-mail when it arrives. I never have more than four or five e-mails in my Inbox for any length of time. Here are five buts you can ...
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