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Do We Really Need A Minimum Wage?

Minimum wage reared its ugly head again during the president’s State of the Union Address. The president would like to increase the minimum wage to $9.00 per hour. But each time the subject comes up the same question is always asked.…

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Buyers Remorse

Buyers Remorse —That bitter regret or guilt that you made a bad decision. We’ve all had it at one time or another. We bought something and then comes that nagging feeling. Did I do the right thing? Should I have gotten the larger…

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Planning Your Career Path

Welcome to “Ending Job Search Frustrations,” a series about finding a job you love, creating an irresistible application, nailing the interview, and surviving the ups and downs of job searching. We begin with a brief overview of…

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How to Improve Your Cash Flow

Managing cash flow in a business is like monitoring your blood pressure to remain healthy. Cash flow is the amount of money that flows in and out of your business. The goal is to have more coming in from sales, accounts receivable and smart…

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You Won’t Get a Deal, If You Don’t Ask!

We all negotiate whether we realize it or not. But most of us could use a little practice to really use the process to our advantage. Negotiating, bargaining, and haggling are handy life skills that can and should be used by anyone, all the…

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How To Survive 2013

Many elements go into the success of small businesses. The three elements I pay particular attention to are sales, marketing, and advertising. When these three are running on all eight cylinders the odds of business success are greatly…

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How to Have a Profitable 2012 Christmas

Now is the time to get serious about the upcoming holiday shopping season. This Christmas should be slightly different than past seasons because of the somewhat unusual economic hurdles we’ve all encountered this year. A roller coaster…

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