Make More Friends at the Office with 6 Etiquette Tips

In many companies, good etiquette is nonexistent and office co-workers fail to make friends of one another. Lack of trust and turmoil is seemingly evident everywhere. You don’t have to like everyone, but it’s best to be respectful, and assertive versus aggressive. That makes for good office relationships.

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Profit Margins: 11 Tips to Increase Sales and Minimize Markdowns

Imagine being able to sell your products at full or nearly full margins. How would you like a dream situation – not having to mark down your products? Here’s how …

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You Can Be a Popular Speaker with the Power of Touch

Effective public speakers know the power of physical touch, says a leading expert in how to improve communication with others, public speaking and performance. “In my humble view, there is never enough attention given to the formidable power of tactile connection,” asserts Eric Stone – a former New York City stage and television actor, operates Speakers and Artists International, Inc. in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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69% of Consumers Worry about Security at Major Companies – Growth Opportunity for Small Business

Consumer worries over security, privacy and fraud from security breaches at major companies, such as Target and Neiman Marcus, are presenting opportunities for small businesses in online sales. A study by shows 69 percent of consumers were worried about the breaches as they started their 2014 holiday shopping.

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Why Monitor Social Media to Understand What’s Said and What Isn’t

No doubt, you’ve heard the expression, “Things aren’t always as they seem.” That’s why it’s so important in careers and personal relationships to engage people – to listen, ask questions and weigh the answers. A savvy marketing executive reminds us that things aren’t always as they seem in social media, either.

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Now, ObamaCare Consultant Insults Small Businesses – 3rd Surfaced Video

Yet another scandalous video related to the ObamaCare deception has surfaced — this time insulting small businesses. In a newly released video, the ObamaCare architect, MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, said he wrote tax credits into the ObamaCare bill — purportedly to benefit small businesses because “you gotta say you like small businesses in America or you’re a communist…”

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A Marketing Priority: Enhance Your Internal Communication

Businesses have two communication sources that are expenses but conversely are sources of profit – the external marketplace – and internal factors, their human capital. But all your money poured into marketing doesn’t accomplish much unless you devote equal resources to employee programs and communication.

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Success in Public Speaking Stems from Being Natural…Here’s How

Ever notice how some public speakers perform flawlessly? How they seem to be authentic, natural speakers? Our thought processes prevent us from becoming natural speakers, says Eric Stone, a leading expert in how to improve communication with others, public speaking and performance.

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4 Best Practices to Enhance Your Google Rank with Content

There are four best practices if you want strong ranking from Google’s search rank algorithms, higher click-through rates and more social sharing from your content and press releases. That’s according to the Ranking Factors Study from Searchmetrics.

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First Impressions in Job Search – Dress for Success Tips

First impressions are lasting impressions. They really count in your job search. This is especially true if you’re working your way up your career ladder to management or any other important position in a conservative or traditional business environment.

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