Public Relations Expert Provides Crisis Management Tips

Appearances count. But universities, presidential candidates and businesses have all demonstrated a lack of awareness about good public relations. A public relations expert explains what they should have done.

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Lessons for Struggling Businesses from American Airlines

With big profits and American Airlines becoming the third airline to be included in the S&P 500, it caps a comeback for the vaunted company.

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Budget Debate: Will Legislature Read Seattle News Media Headlines?

Nov. 28, 2011 The headline on the Seattle PI Web site was startling. It read: “FACT CHECK: Has Wash. cut budget by $10.5B? Hardly.” The headline and accompanying story questioned what appear to be misrepresentations by Gov. Chris Gregoire when she claimed Washington has slashed $10.8 billion from the state budget in the last three […]

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Do Holidays Frustrate You in Looking for Clients or Job? Soften Your Approach

Is the holiday season a misnomer for you? It probably is if you’re overwhelmed looking hard for income — either for clients or in job hunting. Take heart, there are options for a new approach.

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How to Ask Your Boss for a Pay Raise — 8 Tips

A raise depends on how well you’ve marketed yourself. Here are eight tips to ask for a raise and get it.

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16 Safety Tips for Retail Therapy – Shopping Online and Stores

If you want to be safe while shopping — for your retail therapy — have fun but beware. For starters beware that most small businesses make you vulnerable to credit card fraud and ID theft. As this portal as warned numerous times, phishing attacks and malware are skyrocketing.

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The 22 Dos and Don’ts for Successful Negotiations

No matter what you need to negotiate, there are easy strategies to get anything you want. But you must first remember it’s important to reach a fair compromise – with win-win negotiating skills. President Reagan showed us how to do it right.

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Why the Sales Tax Debate Erupts in Washington State

Nov. 22, 2011 The buzz in Seattle and other Washington locales is over another attempt to raise taxes.  Yes, Gov. Chris Gregoire wants to raise $500 million via a temporary half-cent increase in the state portion of the sales tax to offset continued budget deficits to prevent more state government cuts in spending. Either the […]

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Pilgrims of 1621 Would be Aghast on Thanksgiving Today

Grateful for their freedoms, 53 pilgrims enjoyed the first Thanksgiving nearly 400 years ago in Plymouth, Mass. But today the Pilgrims would be aghast.

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First Step in Fighting Lawsuit Abuse – Risk Management

Published reports illustrate the polarizing effects of laws affecting business. To prevent a lawsuit, do your due diligence in risk management.

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