Business Articles

November 13, 2014

Topic: Human Resources

5 Things That Drive Interviewers Totally Nuts

What are the things that drive interviewers nuts? Listen and learn.
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November 13, 2014

Topic: Management & Leadership

What to do when you have too much or too little time

If you have too much to do, you can either let your health decline or learn to say 'no'.
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July 26, 2013

Topic: Finance & Cash Management

How to Use Factoring for Cash Flow

Companies facing a cash-flow squeeze and slow-paying customers often sell their invoices or accounts receivable to specialized companies called factors. The factor advances most of the invoice amount — usually 70% to 90% — after checking …
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July 02, 2013

Topic: Personal Investments

Should You Rent Or Buy A Home In Retirement?

By the time many of us retire we’ve become so accustomed to owning a home, that the idea of renting one might never occur to us.But if you’re pondering a change of address in retirement, it’s worth considering all the angles of …
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July 01, 2013

Topic: Sales & Marketing

How to Prospect via LinkedIn Groups

When you first got involved with LinkedIn, if you’re like most, you eagerly started signing up for Groups, wanting to be part of the discussion with others who shared a common interest. Anyone can start a Group and there are now approximately …
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June 28, 2013

Topic: Human Resources

5 Coaching Skills That Every Manager Needs to Have

Whether you’re a manager trying to develop your people or trying develop yourself and build a career, you need to know that one of the key ways you can have a positive impact on the business is by operating more as a “Coach” than a …
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June 28, 2013

Topic: Sales & Marketing

How Healthy Is Your Customer Base?

Customers are a business's most important asset, especially for start-ups, where each customer relationship builds on the next. When a company is founded, it fights to get the first customer. Then it works to turn the first customer into two and …
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June 28, 2013

Topic: Management & Leadership

The Most Effective Ways to Make It Right When You Screw Up

After promising your boss you would complete an important assignment on time, you realize you're behind and it's going to be late. You unintentionally leave a colleague out of the loop on a joint project, causing him or her to feel frustrated and a …
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June 28, 2013

Topic: Technology

Why Would Hackers Target My Little Company?

If your business is relatively small, keeps a low profile, and isn't involved in financial services or national defense, you might assume that data security isn't a big issue for you. Why would someone in the presumably limited pool of hackers take …
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June 25, 2012

Topic: Human Resources

Human Resources: Would You Recommend Your Kid Go Into IT?

I found myself wondering what I'd say to my son if he asked me whether he should go into IT. Now, obviously, I'm going to be supportive about almost any legal activity he really wants to pursue. But say he was in college, on the fence, and asking my …
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June 24, 2012

Management & Leadership: How Extremely Successful People Turn Obstacles Into Assets

At Forbes, we arent big on clichs like every time God closes a door he opens a window, or there are no problems, only opportunities.People who succeed at work and in life believe and act as if everything is a gift. Well, maybe not every single thing …
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June 20, 2012

Information Technology: Good IT Architecture Means Knowing When to Take Control

Should the management of your IT architecture be centralized or decentralized?Last week's Advice Line took the position that ETAM (enterprise technical architecture management) is a regulatory function, and that this is a good thing. Regulation is, …
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