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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Advice

Take control of travel expenses

Dear Dan: My small company is expanding its client base to other parts of the country. But our travel budget is tight. Any ideas?...
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There’s no silver bullet in sales prospecting

Prospecting for new business should be easy. With more than 1,250,000 Google entries on the subject, there should certainly be more than enough advice...
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Our economy’s unsung heroes

National Entrepreneurs Week is Feb. 24 through March 3. For people like me, it's a pretty special event. Not that there's some big celebration,...
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Contracts can imply more than what’s stated

One matter that came to me years ago was the situation of a songwriter who had assigned all of his copyrights to a music...

<i>First class is not just a section of an airplane</i>

When I say "first class," what one word comes to mind? Upgrade? Travel? Hotel? Service? To me, first class has always been a person or a reputation. But that's...

Are you ready to adopt a ‘West Coast Offense’?

The Super Bowl is always a good occasion to glean business insights from the world of football. The sport has become highly competitive, with...
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<i>Lead with poise, not with noise</i>

Grace under pressure — what an important attribute for anyone aspiring to be in a leadership role. I was researching the topic when I...

Avoiding problems with OSHA

It's wise to be wary of Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) requirements that apply to small business. OSHA's role is to get small...

‘Out of office’ doesn’t excuse rude auto-reply

Ever send somebody an e-mail and it bounces back, telling you that the person you sent it to is "out of the office"?How...

‘Out of office’ doesn’t excuse rude auto-reply

Ever send somebody an e-mail and it bounces back, telling you that the person you sent it to is "out of the office"?How...
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