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Need to Teach Employees How to Break Out of Jail?

Employees may not always be the best workplace performers, but you may need to teach them how to break out of prison anyways. Also, 200 questions job candidates may ask your company, blogging lawsuits, social media checklist, 17 accounting software choices, breaking through the holiday marketing noise, PPC return rates, and much more.

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Fending Off Empty Holiday Shelves

Small businesses are scrambling to stock their shelves for the 2009 holiday season. Also, the need for a small business community, writing an operations manual, the problem with greed, launching your website on schedule, how Disney wins repeat customers, the importance of video in small business marketing, opportunities on LinkedIn, and so much more.

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Consumers Do Homework Before Buying This Holiday Season

Consumers research products and services before shopping on the busiest shopping day of the year. Also, how to handle your spouse as a business partner, SBA loans, creative hiring practices, dressing up your online store for the holidays, selling value instead of price, the truth about going green, and so much more!

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Who Needs Santa When You Have Social Media?

Consumers enlist social media and mobile devices to help with holiday gifts. Also, home offices designed to do the job, customer divorces, making sure customers pay, the Apple Tablet, women's buying habits, enhancing your online content, avoiding cash and plastic, and much more.

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Business Know-How Start-Up Cost Calculator

Estimate the money you need to start and run your business in the next few months easily and quickly with the Business Know-How Start-Up Cost Calculator. Also, online retailers and social media for the holidays, renting email lists, workplace violence back in the news, resolving workplace conflict, how to get easy publicity, the new IRS website, how to optimize your Twitter account for SEO, and much more!

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10 Things You Can Do in the Next 60 Days to Market Your Business and Close More Sales

Market your business and close more sales before 2010 rolls around. Also, the greatest growth in the economy in two years, Christmas comes early for small businesses, microloan programs, Quickbooks 2010 review, 11 small business mistakes, and so much more!

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Can Main Street Catch Up with Wall Street?

The Dow is up, but does that mean the end of the recession? Plus, why change is necessary, the future of email, social media, how to network, and much more.

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Forget Your Big Idea. Be Simple.

Today, find out why simple ideas are the best ideas from websites such as ICanHasCheezburger.com. Also, unemployed graduates using their entrepreneurial spirit, Windows 7, getting a business loan, health care reform, and much more.

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Break Bad Habits, Make More Money

Today, find out how working for change pays off. Also, demanding customers, improving your online reputation, keeping your mind sharp, creating your own recovery, integrating Twitter and social media into your website, and so much more.

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How to Ruin Your Business Reputation

Find out how to use the Internet to benefit your hiring techniques. Also, networking with strong relationships, trimming your online ad budget, telephone sales tactics, insurance tips, calculating your start-up costs, and much more.

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Tech: The Return of Risk-Taking

This week, find out if technology revolutions will lead the way out of the recession. Also, expanding your business while in a rut, 20 tips to save time and money, the top small workplaces of 2009, 9 free advertising solutions, and so much more.

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Obama Takes Health-Care Pitch to the Young

Today, Obama is reaching out to college students to pitch his health-care legislation to a new audience. Also, creating more time in your day, employer FLSA mistakes, creating a successful website, how to create a solid brand, and so much more.

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Creative Support with Local Businesses

Today, small businesses across the country are turning to their community for a boost during tough economic times. Also, the one year anniversary of the Lehman Brother collapse, 8 tips for managing your business' resources, Google Chrome, and so much more.

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Are Your Sales Questions Holding You Back?

Today: Find out if your salespeople are asking the wrong questions and holding back your business. Also, the importance of the customer experience, learning from the financial crisis, hiring for social media, and so much more.

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What Are Small Businesses Afraid Of?

Today: Find out the fears and pain points of small businesses. Also, the best SEO tool for small businesses, committing to superior customer service, learning about the new Obama labor laws, and so much more.

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