Advice

A lesson from Uxbridge: Preparedness is key

On July 21, 65 businesses suffered from a disastrous fire at the Bernat Mills, in Uxbridge, Mass. They employed more than 300 people, and...
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How to buy print ads on Google

Dear Dan: We’ve had success advertising online, but for our particular target buyers, the best results still come from basic newspaper ads. Is there...

A relationship is worth more than just a sale

I made the sale! Great. Way to go! Okay, now calm down. What kind of sale? Any chance for an up-sell? A referral? Another sale?...

A relationship is worth more than just a sale

I made the sale! Great. Way to go! Okay, now calm down. What kind of sale? Any chance for an up-sell? A referral? Another sale?...
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Outsourcing can put you dangerously out of touch

Turning a blind eye to product quality can be dangerous to your health. In June, the former head of China’s food and drug agency...
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Give a boost to your low performers

Dear Dan: Our business has expanded, and some employees aren’t quite pulling their weight. I’d like to help everyone meet our standards before I...

The truth about truth: No truth, no nothing

For years, hotel bathrooms have been asking me to “Save the Planet.” And there are hanging signs asking me to use my towels several...

Recovering your costs for a property cleanup

If you or your company are unfortunate enough to be named by the government environmental watchdogs as a potentially responsibly party or “PRP” in...

Sales are down. I’m down. They won’t decide.

I get a ton of e-mails that start out something like, “My sales are off,” or “The market is down,” or “I just can’t...

Advice: When the EPA comes knocking

Surprise inspections by either the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or state environmental agencies may not be as frequent as in past years. However, it...
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