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Even though we know that "telling isn't selling," we can't stop doing it. It's become second nature to tell customers what to think, believe and buy. In a sense it is, since most of us were raised to respect authority, whether it was the … more
With economic development and job creation closely tied to land development, Rhode Island saw a number of real estate development projects abandoned midstream as a result of the Great Recession. Now, as our real estate economy is starting to … more
"You never get a second chance to make a first impression." Truer words were never spoken. Oftentimes, first impressions determine whether you will even get to make a second impression. We can all recall first meetings that we wish … more
Even if your company has outside professionals managing your retirement plan, one or more company employees may have legal liabilities for the plan. In a number of cases I have come across, employees are completely unaware of this "fiduciary" … more
Everyone wants to hire the BEST person for the job. I do, too. Here's a concept: Hire an athlete. It may help you as an employer make the right choice, or at least a better choice. And it's a reality check if you're an individual striving … more
The famed aerialist the Great Zumbrati once walked a shaky tightrope across Niagara Falls despite a gusty wind that almost caused him to lose his footing. He was very relieved to have made it safely across. Waiting for him on the other side was a … more
Last week we discussed reasons to structure the purchase of a business as an asset sale. This week, we discuss successor liability and ways to effectively close the deal. Learning after the fact that you are responsible for the tax … more
When I was 19, my dad made me production manager of his 75-employee kitchen-cabinet manufacturing factory. Before I officially took the job, I worked in the shop at each job and set production standards based on what I could produce at each station. … more
Never underestimate the tremendous impact teachers have on students, helping set the direction of their lives. Studies show that people give credit for their success in the business world to the role models they encountered in youth. Two … more
Leading an organization, whether public, private or nonprofit, requires making tough decisions. It's just part of the job, whether it's in the job description or not. Because, as they say, it's lonely at the top. Business school classes in … more
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