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  • A recent Gallup poll* found that 7 out of 10 U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs. Even more interesting: business owners topped the list of those who are most satisfied. Eighty-seven percent (87%) of business owners say that their job is the;ideal jo- for them. I think that speaks...
    March 05, 2010 - 3 comments
  • Officially, spring begins on March 20th. Soon, the smell of freshly cut grass will be wafting through the mostly fresh air. A sense of renewal will fill the landscape. Things will start turning green. Green can be a relaxing color. Tha;s why many hospitals use it in their décor. Some television...
    March 02, 2010 - 3 comments
  • In my first blog post within the Business.gov Community, called;Your First Five Steps in Government Contracting Register your business with the CCRGet a GSA Schedule contractDo your homeworkSecure referencesMake a commitment Once yo-ve done these, yo're ready to move to the next step: finding...
    February 25, 2010 - 2 comments
  • During tough economic times, many businesses experience difficulty in collecting outstanding invoices from customers on time. Aging account receivables cause critical cash flow issues and can easily put your business at risk. To protect your business you need to establish good credit practices....
    February 23, 2010 - 0 comments
  • Business Planning and Black Swans Have you read Nassim Nicholas Taleb's The Black Swan*? It's a great book. It should be required reading, especially for business planning and management. The black swan is the big event we didn't predict, that we couldn't have predicted, but...
    February 18, 2010 - 1 comments
  • I was reading this story a month or two back about this onerous-sounding census. Apparently, there was this couple that had to travel around 100km (c. 60 miles) just to get counted. Worse, she was at least eight months pregnant and they were traveling on foot or on donkey. Oh, yeah, it was in the...
    February 16, 2010 - 0 comments
  • Searching for advice from experts across the Web would seem to be a starting point, except that can often mean running into not only plenty of hype but plenty of contradictions as well. Such as: It's all about transparency and openness! The old barriers between...
    February 12, 2010 - 5 comments
  • Author Laura Fitton describes an experience typical to many new users of social media: 'To be candid, Twitter sounds idiotic at first,' she says in this interview. 'It's true. But it's also true it's changed my life and career a bazillion ways. I've gone from homebound mom of two babies...
    February 12, 2010 - 1 comments
  • It’s probably a good idea for most business owners to focus on the core of their business, such as selling fishing lures or designing websites, and use experts to help them in financial matters. According to the IRS, more than 80% of small businesses use accountants to prepare their returns,...
    February 04, 2010 - 3 comments
  • Economic infrastructure. Do you know what it is? We don't spend very much time talking about it, although there are communities around the web that devote their entire intellectual capital to looking at it and figuring it out — largely because building economic infrastructures needs to...
    February 02, 2010 - 0 comments

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