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    Furnish Your Office in Style (Cheap!)

    Furnish Your Office in Style (Cheap!)
    Maximize space and improve communication with the right systems furniture in your office. Equipping your employees with the right equipment can do wonders to improve communication, productivity and morale. The same applies to their work environment. Systems furniture can help you deliver the appropriate space to meet your staff's needs. Systems furniture consist of multiple parts that can be configured to ...
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    Get Organized With New File Cabinets

    Get Organized With New File Cabinets
    Organize your office and improve time management with a good filing system. Despite the rise of electronic documents, file cabinets remain a fixture (and a rather ill-designed one) in most offices. Choosing one involves more than simply selecting the number of drawers; subtle differences can affect whether you wind up with a neatly organized filing system or mounds of paper stacked ...
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    Holiday Gift Guide for Your Accountant

    [page] During the holiday season, buying gifts for accountants could be trickier than shopping for someone in any other occupation. Why? Because accountants, by nature, know what everything costs. Still, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of options, and that’s where we come in. We’ve combed the giftosphere for the best (affordable) selections for the number cruncher in your life. ...
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    Calendar in Chief: Schedule like the President

    Calendar in Chief: Schedule like the President
    A recent Washington Post article Obama, Reaching outside the bubble reminded me of this quote by H. Jackson Brown: “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” After reading the article, I added President ...
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    Learn How to Type Faster With These 5 Pointers

    Learn How to Type Faster With These 5 Pointers
    I haven't been practicing lately so I only top out at about 95wpm (words per minute), but with continued training it is fully possible to kick your typing speed up to 160wpm or even higher. Why am I mentioning these speeds? Because the average person's handwriting speed is somewhere around 25-35wpm where the words are short and speed is at the ...
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    Ask.com Mines Online Coupons with New Aggregator

    Ask.com Mines Online Coupons with New Aggregator
    SAN FRANCISCO - Ask.com hopes to persuade consumers that are fond of discount Web sites to bring their bargain hunts to its search engine. On Tuesday, Ask is rolling out Ask Deals, a service that will let visitors search for online coupons and bargains that it indexes from several dozen popular coupon Web sites, along with retail Web sites, message boards ...
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    Book It: The Best Hotels for Business Travel

    Book It: The Best Hotels for Business Travel
    With some budget hotels offering free in-room Wi-Fi, ergonomic work spaces, high-thread-count linens and rewards programs, you might want to consider trading down, at least for short trips. In any price range, Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz can be good places to start. Hotels.com finds rates on more than 70,000 properties worldwide; Priceline lets you request particular hotels. The reviews at Trip­Advisor.com ...
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    Budget Travel Sites to Keep You Out of the Red

    Budget Travel Sites to Keep You Out of the Red
    With stock prices falling like acorns, budget-centric websites are rising to the top of more vacationers' bookmark lists. USA TODAY's Laura Bly points a mouse to 25 sites — some old favorites, some newcomers — aimed at bargain hunters. h3. AIRFARES Airfarewatchdog.com Relying on brain power rather than computerized algorithms, Airfarewatchdog's site and newsletter emphasize unadvertised, time-sensitive deals, including Web-only fares. ...
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    (800) Numbers for the Top Airlines

    (800) Numbers for the Top Airlines
    This is a great reference sheet to print off and put in your 'to-keep-handy' records... AAA Air Ambulance   (800) 245-9987 Aer Lingus   (800) 223-6537 Aero California   (800) 237-6225 Aeroflot   (888) 340-6400 Aerolineas Argentinas   (800) 333-0276 AeroMexico   (800) 237-6639 Aeroperu   (800) 777-7717 Air Afrique   (800) 456-9192 Air Canada   (800) 776-3000 Air Europa   (888) 238-7672 Air France   (800) 237-2747 Air Jamaica   (800) 523-5585 ...
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    SmallBizLink Holiday Gift Guide

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    Are you playing Whack-A-Mole?

    Are you playing Whack-A-Mole?
    Almost everybody is familiar with the video game Whack-A-Mole or some variation of it. For those few that are not, it is a game where you have a large hammer, like a old fashioned carnival strongman, and you run around a playing field trying to hit "moles" that pop their heads up from holes in the ground within a specific amount ...
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    How Two Colorado Software Startups Are Boosting Their Local Economies

    How Two Colorado Software Startups Are Boosting Their Local Economies
    Two small Colorado Springs-area online software start-up companies are trying to carve profitable niches in specialized markets that they hope will help them grow into key players in their industries and play a significant role in the local economy. Colorado Springs-based Four Roads LLC helps its customers build an online presence using social media and electronic commerce tools based on the ...
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    Easy Ways to Reduce Business Costs

    Easy Ways to Reduce Business Costs
    What business owner isn't trying to save money today? While online businesses often don't have the overhead that comes with a big office and lots of staff, we are often hit with lower profit margins that come with online competition and numerous businesses out there competing with our goods and services. We find ways to get creative about getting our message ...
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    First Woman Wins Nobel Prize in Economics

    First Woman Wins Nobel Prize in Economics
    Americans Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson won the Nobel economics prize on Monday for their analyses of economic governance — the way authority is exercised in companies and economic systems. Ostrom was the first woman to win the prize since it was founded in 1968, and the fifth woman to win a Nobel award this year — a Nobel record. Ostrom, ...
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    Online Banking Has Killed Personal Checks for Good

    Online Banking Has Killed Personal Checks for Good
    NEW YORK - It's been nine months since I've written a check. That's not to say I'm on some 12-step program to resist shopping. My credit card bills would suggest otherwise. Rather, when I opened a new bank account in March, I challenged myself to see to how much I could use my bank's online bill-payment service to stretch the ...
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    Web Site Watch: Groupon Helps You Find Web Bargains

    Web Site Watch: Groupon Helps You Find Web Bargains
    SAN FRANCISCO - From karaoke to kickball, some things just don't work without a group of people. A startup wants to add one more to that list: Online bargain hunting. Groupon, whose name combines "group" and "coupon," offers daily deals on products and services, such as tailored shirts, meals at restaurants and paintball games. There is a catch: A certain number ...
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    6 Recession Strategies for Small Businesses

    6 Recession Strategies for Small Businesses
    Running a company during a recession can pose major challenges to their owners. But it also offers them an opportunity to revamp their businesses and find new avenues for success. Here are six strategies for small-business owners who are struggling to survive in a weak economy: *Exercise your bargaining power* Recessions can take a toll on a company’s cash flow. If ...
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    Never Stop Learning

    Never Stop Learning
    It hurts to learn. Yet, learning keeps us mentally agile well into our golden years, and it's the hallmark of successful entrepreneurs. Keeping up with what you don't know has the amazing ability to transform what you do know into the next million buck idea. Constant learning is the grease we need to stay competitive. Many people slow their learning down ...
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    Always Ask: What Can Go Wrong?

    Always Ask: What Can Go Wrong?
    When Jack Welch was chairman of General Electric, he would regularly ask the top managers in the company's 14 major businesses a series of questions about the global competition. These questions are worth sharing. What are your global market dynamics today, and where will they be over the next several years? What actions have your competitors taken in the last three ...
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    Keys to a Successful Business Valuation

    Keys to a Successful Business Valuation
    The hard thing about valuing a business lies in the great unknown of future cash flows and the risks associated with being able to generate future cash flows. While historical operations can provide a sound starting point to determine future cash flows, it can also be very misleading. For example: a biotechnology company in an early stage of clinical trials has ...
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