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Editorial Cartoon: McDonald’s takes on Starbucks

Under the headline "McDonald's takes on Starbucks" is a view of the outside of a McDonald’s restaurant where a sign beneath the golden arches...
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Ring in new year with new plan for gaining business

As we begin planning for another year, now is the time to re-examine markets and business development strategies with an eye on the most...
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Editorial Cartoon: Wastebasket of time

"Odds-on favorite computer program in the paperless office of the future," declares the headline above an image of a businessman sitting at his computer,...

Setting and staying on course

Change is vital to staying ahead in business, but so is directing that change. Providence Business News asks local business leaders how their companies...
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Marketing message must make connection

Consider the following statistics from the classic marketing book “Differentiate or Die,” written by Jack Trout and Steve Rivkin. In a very short span...
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Editorial Cartoon: Misbehavioral Science

Nature, nurture or noogies? Along a hallway are three doors labelled “Nature,” “Nurture,” and “Noogies.” A man rubbing his head is leaving the door labelled...
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Editorial Cartoon: Dis-continuity

Headline: "When Downsizing Has Gone Too Far" Beneath it is a diverse group of men and women in business attire, who sit gathered around a...
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This prediction discounts the chances of 2008 recession

Some analysts were predicting a recession would hit the U.S. economy in the fourth quarter as consumers, hurt by falling house prices and the...
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The best place to start going ‘green’ is in the home

Green is the new pink, and everyone is talking about it. Politicians debate it. Car companies are rolling out hybrids. Even Tyra Banks transports...

The business of New Year’s resolutions

What are your personal and professional resolutions for 2008? Providence Business News asks local business leaders how they and their companies set goals and...
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