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Book Review: “The Consuming Instinct”

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by Gad Saad c.2011, Prometheus Books You weren’t looking for it. No, you were searching your calendar for something else but as you flipped the pages, there it was: Christmas. It’s coming, and though the weather still says “summer,” you’ll have to start your dreaded gift list soon. And that list keeps growing, much to… Continue Reading Book Review: “The Consuming Instinct”

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A look at the impact of outsourcing — Part 1

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Outsourcing is a subject that often creates strong emotions and, perhaps, justifiably so. For many people, the word conjures mental images of U.S. companies closing their doors, and lost jobs as company operations have been moved overseas. But outsourcing can also be a positive concept that aids American companies and workers. World events and technology… Continue Reading A look at the impact of outsourcing — Part 1

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It looks like we’re heading into some rough economic water again, which makes me very excited. Some of the greatest advances in technology take place during economic slumps, so I am looking forward to the results of a second dip. Here’s how it works: When the economy is strong, all of us techies are busy… Continue Reading The up-side of technology during a down economy

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Anyone who has been in business for any period of time knows you can’t tackle everything yourself. Sometimes you just need some help. But let’s face it, asking for help can be tough. You might be a “private person” and not want to tell someone outside your business about the issues it’s having. Maybe you’ve… Continue Reading Asking for help can be tough for small business owners

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There’s a joke among web developers that the Great Recession coincided with the launch of Twitter, but we only tell the joke quietly after first checking to make sure the room is empty. We’re careful because we know all you business owners and marketers out there just love Facebooking and Twittering all day long while… Continue Reading Did social media contribute to the Great Recession?

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by Eddie Brown with Blair S. Walker c.2011, Wiley$27.95 / $33.95 Canada Sell or stay? Stay or sell? In times like these, when the market resembles a cheap yo-yo, you don’t know which to do. Should you sell your stocks before they drop further, or sit tight? Should you buy now that prices are down,… Continue Reading Book Review: “Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown’s Investing and Life Strategies”

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Borders ending sad but not surprising

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Have you ever had the end of a business affect your day-to-day life? If you owned or worked for a company that closed its doors, then the obvious answer is “yes.” But I’m thinking as a customer. For example, disappointment still lingers on my wife’s side of the family over a favorite bakery closing several… Continue Reading Borders ending sad but not surprising

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QR codes and the new “Enhanced Reality”

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I hope you all know what I’m referring to when I say “QR codes” — they’re those squiggly, square bar code thingies that are showing up on packages and in ads all over the place. The idea is that you hold your phone over this QR code (if you have a QR code reader app… Continue Reading QR codes and the new “Enhanced Reality”

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Avoid these mistakes to increase profit

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Many business owners miss opportunities to increase their profit by leaving the proverbial money on the table. We’ve seen clients make five common mistakes that eat into their profit and want to share those with you so you can watch for them in your own company. The first mistake has to do with pricing. It’s… Continue Reading Avoid these mistakes to increase profit

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Consider these types of business owners: One is dynamite at cold calling. While most cringe at the thought, he loves it and has a high success rate. Another is a whiz at designing and engineering new products that can solve customers’ needs. One is a master at networking. She uses her skills to connect with… Continue Reading Want to be successful in business? Tap into your greatness

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