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In 2012, then FBI Director Robert Mueller warned, "There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be." Earlier this year, a federal court judge offered a more grim proclamation that the only two types of … more
Soon after Hayes & Sherry was formed in 1990, the New England banking crisis hit. In 1991 came the closing of 45 banks and credit unions throughout Rhode Island. It was not the best of times to start your own business. Yet the firm not only … more
The typical approach to environmentalism involves finding ways for humans to live in harmony with nature. But what if that's wrong? What if our destiny is to leave nature behind? It's a radical idea, but it's worth a moment of reflection. A … more
Success isn't always about dominating the landscape. Sometimes, to be successful, you have to be prepared to give up some counterproductive behaviors that are holding you back – behaviors you may not even be aware you possess. Old habits … more
The IRS has made it easier for qualifying companies to buy equipment, materials and supplies. For tax year 2016, it has raised the ceiling on the immediate tax deduction for the purchase of tangible property from $500 to $2,500. The … more
A revision to the U.S. Department of Labor regulations is expected to result in over 5 million more employees soon being entitled to overtime pay. More specifically, the DOL's proposed rule change will revise current law by requiring that an … more
As the commercialism of Thanksgiving fades into the commercialism of Christmas (or whatever one is allowed to call it these days), several thoughts have occurred to me that will impact you as a person, a salesperson and your business. … more
We've all heard the old adage that you can't buy happiness. Well, it turns out that it's not exactly true. You actually can buy happiness – when you spend your money or your time on others. Does that come as a surprise to anyone? It's … more
Even though we know that "telling isn't selling," we can't stop doing it. It's become second nature to tell customers what to think, believe and buy. In a sense it is, since most of us were raised to respect authority, whether it was the … more
I have written seven best-selling business books, and the title of each of them could have been "Prepare to Win." My publishers never thought that was a catchy-enough title to help sell books, particularly business books, so I went with … more
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