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    Mint Makes a Quick Mark on Intuit

    Mint Makes a Quick Mark on Intuit
    Four months after Intuit (INTU) bought personal finance Web site Mint.com, the company is preparing to phase out its Quicken Online software, moving Intuit's Web users to Mint. The software company plans to combine its technology with Mint's, making it easier for users to toggle between the Web and their home computers while managing money. Intuit plans to discontinue Quicken Online, ...
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    Looking to Start a Business? Now is a Good Time

    Looking to Start a Business? Now is a Good Time
    As we move into the winter months, and the economy is slowing coming out of its "economic winter," one only need look around to see that one person's recession is another's great buying opportunity. That is especially true if you are in planning and buying mode for your start-up. Few times in recent memory have been as kind to buyers of ...
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    Restaurant Owners: You Need More Than Great Food To Thrive & Profit

    Restaurant Owners: You Need More Than Great Food To Thrive & Profit
    Great food, customer service and ambiance are some of the important ingredients that make a restaurant successful. However, many restaurants stop there and don't use technology to implement active marketing to current and prospective customers as much as they should. Ron Wilkinson of the Restaurant Marketing Group says that good food at a restaurant alone will not build the sales for ...
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    IP Security Camera Pros and Cons

    IP Security Camera Pros and Cons
    An IP security camera offers many benefits compared to a traditional analog camera. An IP security camera produces better images, higher resolution and has more flexibility than analog cameras. And that's just for starters. Because IP cameras store the images they capture on a server, users can e-mail video images to anyone in the organization for further consultation. With old analog ...
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    Security Technology Value Engineering: Mistakes to Avoid

    Security Technology Value Engineering: Mistakes to Avoid
    Security directors and facility executives alike have had to deal with a common C-suite mandate of late: Do more with less. This is especially true during the design of a facility, as an organization works to fulfill the operational and functional requirements for the building within the expected budget or guaranteed/gross maximum price. Unfortunately, the economy has far-reaching impacts on the ...
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    Five ways to make 2010 a banner business year

    Five ways to make 2010 a banner business year
    Ahh, yes, it’s January again. I always feel that December flies by in a mad dash. It seems that as soon as I sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, I get up and it’s New Year’s Eve! After the rush and excitement of the holidays, I like to take time in the first few weeks of January to re-group. I plan where ...
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    22 Affordable Ways to De-stress

    22 Affordable Ways to De-stress
    Whether you’re an EMT dealing with life-or-death situations, or a home health aide caring for difficult patients, any job in healthcare can be overwhelming and stressful. Learning how to manage stress and channel it through positive means is vital, not just for a successful career, but for your happiness and well-being too. If you don’t take time to unwind, constant ...
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    Best Airlines for Business Travel

    The recession turned practically every carrier into a low fare airline; fancy flying was one of the first items chopped from businesses budgets. But the economy is finally turning around. And in an effort to bounce back from billion dollar losses, airlines are offering all kinds of extras to woo corporate fliers. So which perks would persuade you to pick one ...
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    The Profits and Perils of Supplying to Wal-Mart

    The Profits and Perils of Supplying to Wal-Mart
    When Taunya Painter worked as a senior corporate counsel for Wal-Mart (WMT), she noticed that many of the small suppliers that wanted contracts with the world's biggest retailer, known for pressuring suppliers to cut prices, hadn't done all their homework. Few fully understood what they would be signing and few took advantage of Wal-Mart's supplier development team, a free resource designed ...
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    Taking Stock of Inventory Management

    Taking Stock of Inventory Management
    If the very thought of "inventory days" calls to mind one of Dante's circles of Hell, maybe it's time to take a page from Stephen Carroll's playbook. Carroll is the owner of Walking Equipment Co. in Largo, Fla., a $2 million business that sells medical devices such as canes and wheelchairs online. On a busy day, his six employees ship some ...
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    Small Businesses and Strategic Planning

    Small Businesses and Strategic Planning
    Business is all about planning intelligent strategies an how to implement them. However, many business owners wrongly believe that strategic planning is only for the big players in the market. If you have a small business and aspire to be like the big players someday, you need to focus on strategic planning today. What is strategic planning? Strategic planning involves setting ...
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    The Rise of the 'Homepreneur'

    The Rise of the 'Homepreneur'
    More than half of all U.S. businesses are based at home. These companies often are dismissed as quaint hobbyist ventures, but new research suggests that's a mistake. An estimated 6.6 million home-based enterprises provide at least half of their owners' household income. Together these "homepreneurs" employ one in 10 private-sector workers, and by many measures they're just as competitive as their ...
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