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Let’s see, there’s summer, fall, winter, spring, and uh, jolly. For the uninformed, the jolly season started around Thanksgiving and goes all the way until Christmas. Or what used to be called Christmas. Now it’s called the holiday season to make certain that no one is offended. more
Selling is part of running almost any small business. But small-business owners aren’t necessarily skilled in the art of sales, nor do they always keep up on the latest selling techniques. more
Do American homeowners think their properties are worth less than the actual market value, as measured by professional appraisers? more
Most business owners and startup entrepreneurs know that their survival and success depends on maintaining a competitive advantage of some kind. more
I’m giving a 10-minute talk at Toastmasters in NYC tomorrow night. Subject? Humor – what it is, how to create it and how to use it. more
Maybe it’s just me, but several times this past week I’ve been frustrated by annoying lapses in service at businesses I frequent often. I was overcharged and promised a quick fix that never happened. I came to pick up an order and waited forever while the clerk helped someone else who’d come in after me. And in another case, my detailed explanation of how a split order should be handled seemed to mean nothing. more
David Foster, who sold his condo in Chicago last month, isn’t plugged into Capitol Hill’s political games. But he has banked the financial future of his family on Congress accomplishing at least one thing during the post-election session: Renewing the expired Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act so that he and his wife and three young children aren’t crushed by unaffordable taxes next year on the $100,000 his lender agreed to cancel as part of a short sale. more
Return on Investment in business is predicated on the ability of the company to deliver as promised in product, profit, and its accompanying service. more
Tired of constantly chasing after clients or customers? Are you relying too much on current clients to send new business your way through referrals? more
Ed Fine’s recent rejection for a refinancing of his home loan wasn’t exactly like former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s. But there are enough similarities to raise questions about current tight mortgage market standards and how lenders scrutinize applicants’ incomes. more
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