Business Articles

September 20, 2010

Bill Helping Small Businesses Inches Closer

BOSTON (TheStreet) -- The Senate yesterday passed a legislative package of small-business tax incentives and measures intended to improve access to capital. The Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 creates a $30 billion fund to provide small …
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September 17, 2010

Customer Service: An Opportunity, not a Problem

In these economic times, client acquisition and retention is job No. 1.While this is an obvious conclusion, my own negative experiences tend to mirror yours, suggesting that not all organizations are walking the talk at a very high level along these …
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September 17, 2010

Psychology: The Entrepreneurial Brain

Did you ever wonder why some business people are successful and others are not, and yet they both call themselves entrepreneurs?The answer often lies in how their brains are wired. Many successful business people have attention-deficit …
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September 14, 2010

'Creativity Pipeline' Can Help Encourage Ideas from Everyone

Would you prefer your staff came up with A) one $1,000,000 idea a year or B) a thousand $1,000 ideas? I'd pick B. Hitting the grand slam feels great, but counting on it is hard on the nerves. Having a steady stream of good ideas is much better, but …
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September 14, 2010

Commit to Succession Planning and Your Business Will Benefit

Organizational leadership is about driving growth, value and competitive advantage through your best leaders. Succession planning is one of the many choices you have to leverage the talent you have recruited, developed, and now need to manage …
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September 14, 2010

Google Ramping up with Caffeine; Here's how to Make the Most of Changes

On June 8, Google announced the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine, which provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than the previous Google index.Caffeine allows Google to provide more current, and therefore more …
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September 14, 2010

Tough Times for Sales Teams; Managers Must Make Adjustments

Every order and every new customer seems so much more precious now than a couple of years ago when busienss was more easily won. "There is plenty of business for everyone who is willing to work for it" was often the mantra. See page 12 of the …
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September 14, 2010

Yearly Survey Shows Employers Still Planning Salary Budget Increases

The past 30 months have presented economic challenges most of us have not seen in our lifetimes, much less our working lives.During the past year, with many organizations continuing to struggle to survive or regain their footing and employees …
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September 10, 2010

Boost Productivity with an Internal Website

There is a critical question facing many leaders in todays business world: How do I keep morale high while staff numbers are low?All around the world, companies are doing more with less. Efficiency became all the rage as small businesses trimmed …
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September 10, 2010

Compromise Takes Science to be Artful

In dealing with complex give and take, remember that no one party can have it all. Two opposing sides cant afford to come up empty on certain issues. However, with cooperation and compromise from all parties, most things can be worked out.Compromise …
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September 07, 2010

Business Fashion Tips for Generation Y (WHY?)

Hey, emerging leaders here's a story from a GenY writer on staff at IB to help you dress to impress at your next job interview! You got your masters in Business from UW, worked with a company for a few years (where you perfected all those skills …
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September 07, 2010

Obama To Back More Business Tax Breaks

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will call on Congress to pass new tax breaks that would allow businesses to write off 100 percent of their new capital investments through 2011, the latest in a series of proposals the White House is rolling out …
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