Secret to Success in an Uncertain Economy: Expand Marketing

Authoritative research continues to show businesses are self-destructing when they cut back on marketing in downturns.

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Is it Time to Police Pay at Wall Street Banks?

Biz Coach Terry Corbell – a longtime free-market advocate – takes a surprising stance on a proposal by the Federal Reserve. But he adds two caveats on Wall Street bankers’ compensation.

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Wells Fargo Gets Fed’s Reprimand over ‘Consumer Abuse’

Wells Fargo’s TV commercials are memorable — very poignant and created with great production values. But the reality of Wells Fargo appears to be different from the image it projects as a once-venerable financial institution.

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Marketing: Why One Bank Fails, Another Succeeds

One of the nation’s 2009 bank failures costing the FDIC $298 million was the result of economic conditions, to be sure. But Venture Bank’s collapse was exacerbated by poor management decisions typified by branding.

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Human Resources: 12 Errors to Avoid in Evaluations

How should you properly evaluate employees? Make sure you are careful to avoid errors in evaluations. Naturally, you want to praise good performance and discourage bad. What are the best ways? Here’s how to avoid making those classic mistakes.

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PRESS RELEASE: No.1 Topic at Biz Coach Site is ‘quite a Surprise’

Please forgive our shameless self promotion. Here’s a press release celebrating our first month anniversary; the No. 1 topic might surprise you.

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Web Security Checklist and Warning about Mobile Banking

Here is an online security checklist and a stern warning about using mobile online services at your bank or credit union.

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Job Hunting? 15 Tips to Improve Your Odds

If you are unemployed, you are probably feeling desperate. But take heart. Here are 15 proven strategies.

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How to Attract an Angel Investor

Not only will you get the funds you seek with an angel investor, you’ll get added value in expertise. An angel investor offers seven tips.

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Angel Investor: Tips for Increasing Cash Flow, Profits

A successful angel investor shares his tips for good cash flow and other profit issues.

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Seattle business consultant Terry Corbell provides high-performance management services and strategies.