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I've had this little gem tucked away for many years, and I refer to it from time to time to remind myself of what's really important. I've searched for the source, which I haven't been able to find, because I'd like to thank the author for these … more
Small businesses are the bedrock of New England's economy. That's true not only in my home state of New Hampshire but all across the region. Small businesses account for nearly 96 percent of our employers. That's why it is critical for New … more
Given it is hurricane season, it is appropriate to ask whether Rhode Islanders are any safer from a hurricane today than they were three years ago when Hurricane Sandy hit. The answer is probably "somewhat safer," given the efforts of … more
Ned McCrory is the managing partner for Batchelor, Frechette, McCrory Michael & Co. They are a well-respected accounting firm in Providence, serving clients across the country. As managing partner, Ned has helped inject into the firm's … more
If you have a customer-loyalty program, you'd be wise to re-evaluate it. Pending accounting changes may soon make your program too risky. Incentives to returning customers already require a careful balancing act between risk and reward. … more
As a financial planner for more than a decade, one of the most important goals that I help clients plan for is saving for a loved one's college expenses. When it comes to the benefits of college, statistics tell the story. The average … more
How deep is your brand? You can say anything you want about Amazon, but you cannot doubt the power and the depth of their brand. They own way more than their name in the marketplace. The brand name you know best is "Amazon … more
My daughter Mimi called me up many years ago and said, "Hey Dad, let's take a crack at running the New York City Marathon." I trained for six months for the 1987 race. The starting gun fired, about 22,000 runners started, 21,244 runners finished and … more
Got a company mission statement? "Yes, Jeffrey. We do." Really? Can you recite two words of it? "Uh, no." How come? It's your MISSION. It's what is supposed to drive you into the sale – and create an atmosphere of success. It's … more
Ask Americans what first comes to mind when you mention Cuba and you'll usually get a simple answer. If you were born in 1950 or before you were probably glued to the news reports during those 13 days in October of 1962 and the anticipation of … more
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