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Proposed King County, WA Cell-Phone Fee Increase: Anti-Consumer and Business

Firstly, a little perspective on cell phone taxes. At 18.6 percent, Washington state and local governments charge cell phone users the highest wireless taxes in the U.S., according to a Tax Foundation report. In a stark contrast, in neighboring Oregon, the total state-local fee is only 1.76 percent. But King County government wants to worsen the cell-phone tax burden.

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10 Best Practices for Entrepreneurial Success

  For top financial performance and the creation of jobs, there are 10 best practices for entrepreneurs. They range from innovation to monitoring your marketplace. The 10 best practices: 1. Innovate To innovate, it means being current on your use of technology. You must... [Read more...]

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Listening Skills to Improve Your Relationships and Business Performance

  What counts in communication? Listening skills for discernment and trust. Discerning people are the most successful and listening skills are important for discernment. So if you’re in management but don’t listen, you’re not discerning in human resources and not... [Read more...]

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HR Management: Think Like a Sales Pro to Recruit the Best Talent

 One-size-fits-all approach to recruiting employees is not a strategy   You and your peers in human resources might be enamored with technology, but job candidates want more focus on the personal touch. That necessitates thinking like a sales professional. In an effort... [Read more...]

Featured #5

As Trustworthy Leaders, Great Bosses Have 5 Traits

  Trust, or lack of it, is an obstacle to leadership. It’s a mega issue in America. It’s reached crisis proportions. Published polls show Americans distrust their political leaders, journalists and CEOs. So it’s obvious there are countless missed opportunities in politics,... [Read more...]

Featured #6

Does Gender Bias Exist in VC Funding for Women?

  A Babson College study alleges a gender gap exists in venture capital (VC) funding for women, but the research appears to be incomplete. There might be gender bias, but the study doesn’t appear to make such a case. The study entitled, “Women Entrepreneurs 2014:... [Read more...]

Planning

10 Best Practices for Entrepreneurial Success

For top financial performance and the creation of jobs, there are 10 best practices for entrepreneurs. They range from innovation to monitoring your marketplace.

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Marketing / Sales

8 Ways to Get Transparency from Your Retargeting Campaign

If you’re a major advertiser, you probably use behavioral remarketing or retargeting strategies. That’s to reach prospective customers based on their Internet searches, if they leave your Web site and don’t buy from you. Other firms use retargeting to purchase advertising. Basically, retargeting is accomplished by using a cookie or pixel, to show banner ads to Internet users. But transparency is a significant problem for advertisers.

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Wall Street

How Twitter Levels the Playing Field for Small Cap Companies

Good news for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs who are known to kvetch that that their companies fall below the radar screen of Wall Street analysts and the media. It’s widely known that mainstream media coverage seems to favor large companies over small ones. But an academic study shows that Twitter can help such small cap companies gain market liquidity.

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Operations

HR Management: 3 Values to Deliver Top Customer Service

The three values needed to achieve top customer service are easy-to-understand but arduous to achieve. But if your human resources program adopts and implements these values, you’ll achieve enviable organizational effectiveness – a high performance culture – for strong revenue.

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Finance

Does Gender Bias Exist in VC Funding for Women?

A Babson College study alleges a gender gap exists in venture capital (VC) funding for women, but the research appears to be incomplete. There might be gender bias, but the study doesn’t appear to make such a case. The study entitled, “Women Entrepreneurs 2014: Bridging the Gender Gap in Venture Capital,” looks at U.S. VC funding for women.

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Human Resources

Listening Skills to Improve Your Relationships and Business Performance

What counts in communication? Listening skills for discernment and trust. Discerning people are the most successful and listening skills are important for discernment. That goes for athletes and management, alike.

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Tech

Critical Factors Google Uses to Judge Your Content Quality

As you no doubt know, Google has long judged your Web site on content quality. But unless you are a mega brand, new research reveals vital factors about Google’s algorithm changes. Google looks for comprehensive information, content that’s easy-to-understand. This means your site probably entices users to stay on your site longer and has higher click-through rates. And you have effective internal links and quick-loading pages with less advertisements.

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Public Policy

Proposed King County, WA Cell-Phone Fee Increase: Anti-Consumer and Business

Firstly, a little perspective on cell phone taxes. At 18.6 percent, Washington state and local governments charge cell phone users the highest wireless taxes in the U.S., according to a Tax Foundation report. In a stark contrast, in neighboring Oregon, the total state-local fee is only 1.76 percent. But King County government wants to worsen the cell-phone tax burden.

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