Business Articles

April 28, 2011

Human Resources: This Time, it's Personal

Managers plagued by bad staff morale and sputtering productivity should go take a hike around the office.With so many businesses hunkering down in belt-tightening mode, freezing salaries and even laying off workers, low employee morale and its ugly …
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April 28, 2011

Leadership: What Makes a Leader?

16 core qualities that successful leaders shareIt goes without saying that CEOs are leaders, but how do you know you are truly leading? Thousands of pages have been written on the subject, more than anyone can find time to read. This article …
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April 19, 2011

Sales: Build Rapport Quickly

To a small business owner, one negotiation with a prospect can make or break the company. With so much at stake, quick rapport-building becomes a critical skill. And what is rapport? In business, its simply a framework for information transfer.When …
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April 18, 2011

Management: Spend Time with Your Staff

The most important thing you can do to empower your staff is give them a voice and listen to their ideas. As entrepreneurs, sometimes this can be hard as we are running 100 miles per hour and always thinking about the future. To ensure that people …
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April 10, 2011

HR: Is an associate's degree the way to go in tough economic times?

In todays economic climate, more job seekers are pursuing technical college education. Attracted by projected salary stats, Amy Goebel found herself going back to Moraine Park Technical College two years ago. With her new associate degree in …
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April 01, 2011

Technology: Securing Computer and Office

You're on the verge of launching your business, and whether you have a home business or are leasing office space, you must take certain security measures for your computer and office facility. Two of the common mistakes made with either computer …
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