Private ESOPs Are Where the Action Is – in Economic Value, Job Growth

Private employment stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are thriving. ESOPs as S corporations grew jobs by 60 percent over this past decade. Here’s why.

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6 Tips to Increase the Quality, Quantity of Your Client Referrals

To obtain great referrals, make sure you’re a good steward of your already-existing circle of associates and clients – potential centers of influence.

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4 Money, Security Tips for Women Emerging from Divorce

Certainly, if you’re emerging from a divorce or still suffering from one, this is a very emotional time for you. What’s more, many women still face a glass ceiling in employment. Life is tough for divorced moms. It’s even tougher for divorced moms who have to manage their careers and children.  Finances are a challenge, but not […]

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9 Tips to Evaluate Online Advertising Options

Are you at a point at which you want to advertise your company on the Internet? But you’re unsure which sites are the best for you? The options are endless and can be confusing. The last thing you want to do is to market a product or service that doesn’t reach the right people.

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Eyeing Talent Crisis Issues — Are HR Departments to Blame?

A study says HR departments are to blame for the talent crisis. But isn’t senior management to blame, too, for accepting HR inefficiency?

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6 Tips to Shine in Your Online Job Application

To sail through the human resources filtering system, here are six online-application tips

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Want More Business? Build Trust with Consumers…Here’s How

With consumers trying to cope with information overload – you will increase B2C sales with long-term customer loyalty – if you build trust by using best practices. It may be an obvious approach, but it’s confirmed by a study that shows 84 percent of the respondents declared trust must be warranted before they buy.

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How to Start a New Business Before You Quit Your Job

Sure, it’s a dilemma to try to figure out how to start a new business while you’re still employed, especially if you don’t have enough assets. But millions of people have done it. Here’s how you can, too.

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Easiest Ways to Boost Your Employees’ Morale

Employee morale affects performance. Study after study shows a significant percentage of worker morale is mediocre, at best. That’s often the case even for companies that are able to pay competitive wages and benefits. As you might guess, it’s a bigger quandary for business owners that don’t have enough cash flow for raises.

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Winning in Branding, Sales – The 6 Key Characteristics of a Logo

One key element for a company’s branding and sales that often gets short shrift is a great logo. Whether you’re an entrepreneur entering a brave new world or an established company needing profits, a great logo helps ensure top-of-mind awareness.

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