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When it comes to networking, many business owners and entrepreneurs still seem to feel that more is better, and that simply collecting lots of business cards or LinkedIn contacts really means something. But that’s a superficial view of networking. more
Last week, I wrote about the big picture of what it would take to attract 1,000 leads, both the philosophy and structure of what would create the attraction. I also talked about all the research I did to find “the best time” to tweet, retweet, post, and take other social actions in order to get the full measure of exposure. Turns out no one really knows the best time. Pretty interesting. more
A recent study by independent media regulator Ofcom confirmed what most employers are starting to see in their companies: 16- to 24- year olds prefer texting over voice calls and other e-messages. Also, 97 percent of this age group text at least once each day, whereas only 67 percent of this group talks on the phone daily. more
These days, it’s easy for almost any small business to tap into the electronic payment system and accept credit and debit cards along with other types of e-payments. And there are plenty of payment processors competing for your business. more
I’m often asked, “Why do salespeople fail?” more
Renewal of important expired federal tax benefits for homeowners took a major step forward last week, but the route to final congressional approval is beginning to look longer – and potentially bumpier – than previously expected. more
Jeffrey, When a client says he or she is “still reviewing their options,” I know you say that’s the result of their [inability] to see the value in my product or service. But how should I respond to this objection without pushing the customer away? Thanks, Gladys more
In fiscal 2013, the U.S. government entered into contracts to be performed in Rhode Island with a value of more than $766 million. These contracts were for goods and services as diverse as construction services, underwater sound equipment and clambakes. more
“Thoughts are things” is the title and the first words of the first chapter of Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich.” more
Employee theft is one of the most serious problems facing small-business owners in the U.S. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, an employee is 15 times more likely than a nonemployee to steal from an employer, and employees account for an estimated 44 percent of theft losses at stores. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that nearly one-third of business failures are related to employee theft or fraud. more
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