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Jan 05
2001

E-mail Rules of the Road

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If Dickens were to have written *A Tale of Two E-Mails,* he might have concluded that "it was the best of communication- it was the worst of communication." Electronic mail is cheap, quick, and easy, but it may also be perceived as impersonal and its ease of use may lead to sloppiness, lack of discretion, and inappropriate expressions of anger. What often spells the difference is a person's willingness to observe some basic rules for e-mail usage.

Dec 31
2000

Keeping Your Talent

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Recruiting and hiring good employees is an ongoing challenge for every business, whether large or small. Keeping your best employees can be even more difficult in today's competitive marketplace. Although some turnover is inevitable, you can create a business environment that will build employee loyalty and make your best employees want to stay, by following these five basic rules:

 

Jan 09
2000

Franchising and Growth

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Dane Nealon believes he is great window cleaner. He has a window cleaning system that is fast and effective. He wants to know what it would take to franchise or otherwise expand his successful Green Valley business, Mr. Windo. To gain some perspective, he recently met with Steve Marr, small business consultant and owner of Business Proverbs.