Social Media vs. Traditional Online Marketing – Where’s the Money?

If you think Facebook and Pinterest will generate a lot of sales for your e-commerce business, think again. For big sites, at least, social media only drives less than 1 percent of online purchases.

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Alarming Trend — Why Startups No Longer Lead in Job Creation

Startup businesses have long been the king and queen of job creation. But that’s no longer true, according to a review of data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Among startups in their first year of operation, jobs have decreased to an all-time low. The disturbing conclusion comes from a 2012 study, “The Collapse of […]

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HR Management – 8 Best Practices in Employee Delegation

Delegation is a fundamental driver of organizational growth. Managers who are effective in delegation show leadership. Here are eight best practices.

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Going to College to Improve Your Job Prospects? Make the Right Choices

Whether you’re fresh out of high school or you’ve launched a career, a college degree will improve your job prospects. Here pitfalls to avoid.

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How Women Can Enhance Careers in Group Decision-Making

In group decision-making, women often participate 75 percent less than their proportional representation when they’re outnumbered in gender, according to a study.

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What Successful Marketers Know About Lead Generation

Professional marketers are more successful when they use integrated marketing automation to evaluate their performance and to become more competitive in the marketplace. This means they’re more sophisticated than their competitors in determining their returns on investments, according to a study.

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Do Survey Results Mean More Dysfunction by Washington State Politicians?

Washington state legislators and candidates for office failed to respond to a respected think tank’s survey on voter wishes regarding tax increases.

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Surprise: Open Source Technology Is Preferable to the Cloud – Study

Open source software is more trustworthy than using a cloud service, according to a 2012 study by a distinguished British IT expert, Professor Jim Norton FREng.

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Why Federal Reserve’s QE3 Didn’t Help U.S. Economy

Among 314 million+ Americans, just a chosen few will benefit from the Federal Reserve’s third quantitative easing. QE3 is wrong monetary policy.

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7 Precautions for a Profitable Layaway Program

Despite the continuous changes in technology, retailers are reverting to a sales and customer-loyalty practice that was prevalent in the 1950s. That would be a layaway program to sell more products to cash-strapped customers.

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