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Bad Weather Is Open Season for Exterior Contractors

Looking forward to your seasonal hibernation? Think again. Inclement weather could make these your most prosperous months. Read more

10 Quotes From America's Second-Richest Person10 Quotes From America's Second-Richest Person

Mr. Buffett says, among other things, that he tries to buy stocks that are so... Read more

Surviving a Yelp Attack

Lots of consumers turn to Yelp when buying goods or services. What happens when online reviews of your business aren’t so hot? Read more

How to Manage the Brilliant Jerk

The results they produce are often blindingly good. Which is why many business owners don’t recognize until too late how destructive the talented egomaniac is to the life of their organization. Read more

10 Inexpensive Ways to Recognize Top Performers 10 Inexpensive Ways to Recognize Top Performers

Reward hard work and praise your best employees without big raises or bonuses…and... Read more

How to Say 'No' to No

A negative response rarely tells the whole truth. With proper analysis, planning and training, any salesperson can learn how to rebound from "no" to a more positive outcome. Read more

How to Turn a Negative Review into a Positive ReviewHow to Turn a Negative Review into a Positive Review

Counterintuitive as it may seem, some negative reviews are actually good for your... Read more

Defects Found Before Debut of Health Insurance Site for Small Businesses

The Obama administration has discovered a number of defects in the online marketplace that will offer health insurance to millions of small-business employees, but officials said the problems could probably be fixed before the website goes live on November 15. Read more

The Secret to Increased Productivity: Taking Time OffThe Secret to Increased Productivity: Taking Time Off

Working without letup is a bad habit that can jeopardize your business, your... Read more

When Home Improvement Sales Fail to Deliver the Promise

What your salespeople don’t know about installation could be hurting you. Here’s what you can do about it. Read more

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