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Business resolutions can be successful if approached correctly.

Business Resolutions

As the packaging and wrapping from holiday gifts are being placed at the curb for pick-up in overstuffed garbage bins, and our plans for celebrating ringing in the New Year begin to crystallize, many
What impact should ethics have on decisions?

Do Dollars Outweigh Ethics?

Are capitalists, entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives allowed to use the explanation that, “the market will determine what is right and wrong?”  Does the ability to sell a product give a
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Managers as coaches.

Managers – Learn from Athletics

One of the most common analogies used by executives is sports.  So much so, that it has become a cliche with people throwing around empty phrases like, “step up to the plate” to refer to being
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Black Friday, Retail and Competition

This past week and weekend saw news stories about sales, the conflict between familial holiday traditions and capitalism, and online versus “brick-and-mortar” stores.  Around the Thanksgiving tables
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Perils of Sub-Contracting

One commonly used business model for small services businesses is to become a sub-contractor for a larger business.  The common reasons why the larger business may seek a sub-contractor are as

Is It Possible Lulumon’s CEO Was Right?

This past week, Chip Wilson, the CEO of athletic apparel company Lulumom seemed to have stuck his foot in his mouth twice.  That is; after he had to make  amends for a quality issue not too long ago

Just How EDGY Are You?

Every business leader, manager, entrepreneur, business owner, senior executive, board member of an organization or company, and even investors questions from time to time – what makes this entity a
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Did Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Get it Wrong?

Few of us would think to turn to the rock singers, Crosby, Still, Nash and Young for business advice.  Their popular song, “Teach Your Children” is well-known by “people of a certain age,” however, it

Employers, Posts, and Privacy

When business professionals think of social media issues, they ordinarily focus on counseling recent college graduates to remove the posts of them in unflattering photos; engaging in illegal

Insurance Check-Up

The fourth quarter of the year is typically focused on preparing for the holiday rush in retail, ending the year on a strong note for deliveries before the end of the year to count in this year’s