3 Key Points in the Art of Avoiding Business Lawsuits

If you want to operate your business successfully, one salient key is to avoid lawsuits, which isn’t always easy in this litigious 21st century.

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Job Hunting? Make Background Checks Work to Your Benefit

Even though news headlines show employers are doing more thorough research in background checks, if you’re a job hunter don’t be too concerned. There are reasons why.

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Instead of Group-Think, Promote Creative Thinking

To use a metaphor, your business will avoid falling into a quagmire of quicksand, if you eliminate group-think from your culture. Here are five strategies to prevent group-think for better performance.

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Your Best Source for Business Advice: Your Customers

The new economy – with a highly competitive marketplace – is making it becoming harder and harder to for businesses to sustain growth. So customer engagement and word-of-mouth advertising have taken on an increasing importance.

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Sales Secrets for Getting by Receptionists, Gatekeepers

Getting past receptionists and other gatekeepers is a universal sales challenge. Successful salespeople, however, have the right insights and approaches for success. Here’s how they do it.

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Save Time, Money Relocating Your Business – 14 Tips

Relocating a business can be a frustrating experience for you – whether you operate a small or large enterprise. Here’s how to make it easier and more affordable.

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Earn Profits via Innovation, Relationships and Local Marketing

If your company is struggling as a result of declining profits, at least three factors are responsible: The clutter of competition, management, and ever-expanding and head-scratching list of advertising options.

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The Planning That’s Vital to Pay Competitive Wages for Performance

Two of the most salient steps you can take in management – create a compensation plan that competitively pays your employees and rewards them for excellence. Enlightened compensation plans inspire performance and incentivize productivity.

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Welcoming New Hires the Right Way Enhances Your Culture

What is your plan for welcoming new employees? If you don’t plan well, you risk alienating your new employees, your organization’s culture and ultimately hurting your business performance.

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Tech Checklist to Provide the Best Customer Support

Ever wonder why big chains – from quick-service restaurants to electronic products – print invitations on sales receipts to entice customers to go the companies’ Web sites to comment online? They’re doing it for customer engagement. Businesses need insights on how they’re faring with customers.

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