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.

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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. That goes for athletes and management, alike.

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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.

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CEOs as Trustworthy Leaders — 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. A Stanford professor provides solutions.

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