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The best dreams happen with your eyes wide open

“Every once in a while, someone you know has a profound impact on your life,” my friend Judy Corson wrote to me, promising that...
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New tax breaks helpful but Congress not done

Earlier this year, President George W. Bush signed The Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007 (SBWOTA), intended in part to benefit...

Small sins that can sink you

Dear Dan: As owner of a small business, I try to be a cheerleader, but it’s hard when I get mired in financial details...
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Global scale requires new document storage

How people work has changed rapidly over the past decade, and new tools can help employees function even more efficiently than in the past,...
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Succession plan is key for family businesses

Family-owned businesses have driven Rhode Island’s economy since the days of the horse and buggy and the packet ship. The challenges for these businesses...

The ‘second trimester’ is a tricky stage in life

The human life cycle can be broken into three “trimesters,” each representing a span of about 30 years by today’s average life expectancy statistics. According...

Making meetings memorable – OK, tolerable

Every sales team has a weekly meeting. Most salespeople think they’re a waste of business time. Mostly because the meetings are boring, or chastising, or...

Self-insuring an option even for smaller firms

More and more companies are looking for answers to the spiraling cost of health insurance for their employees, with little success. But small to...

Filling your needs with temp help

Dear Dan: We’ve been getting busier lately, but I’m not convinced it will continue. I need more help, but don’t want to risk...

Pay attention to youth culture in recruiting

Employers looking to expand their college recruiting programs need to up the ante and expect some serious competition for candidates. According to the Job...
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