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5 reasons you should hire a world-traveler

Inc on hiring world travelers

Hiring the right employee is a tough task for even the most seasoned manager.  As a business owner, you most likely look at a potential hire’s education, work experience and personality. But, according to one business professor, you’re missing a huge factor that could determine if that candidate would be a great employee. What is that factor? Well, the candidate’s travel ...

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How to protect your interests in different business partnerships


In past columns, we talked about whether flying solo as an entrepreneur is preferable to having partners. For some people, sharing control and decision making is not the right choice. But for many, dividing ownership with others works well. Great partnerships allow all partners to concentrate on their strengths and the parts of the business that interest them.

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Does your company have a unique way of doing things?

Relationship Impact_Unique business

Thought Leadership on Igniting Growth in Stuck Companies presented by Relationship Impact. This afternoon a client CEO suggested that I read an article from today’s Washington Post Sport’s section titled “The Carroll Way: Seahawks coach stays true to himself and wins.” He mentioned that the piece was more management focused than sports focused and that it had valuable insights into ...

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Bitcoins: The reality of taxing virtual reality


Thought Leadership on Tax Planning for the Middle Market presented by Friedman LLP.  Anyone craving emerging technology has surely seen the enormous interest generated by and surrounding Bitcoins. In just five years the little-known virtual currency has gone from being worth pennies to thousands of dollars apiece. And many speculators have been cashing in on them. Bitcoins are an online digital ...

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Real estate leaders are once again bullish for the New Year

Friedman LLP on real estate predictions for 2015

Thought Leadership on Real Estate Accounting presented by Friedman LLP.  As we entered the New Year, real estate and business leaders, as well as economists, were asked to provide their prediction for the next 12 months. This is indeed a difficult task especially when many unexpected events took place in 2014. Interest rates which were near record lows on 1/1/2014 as the ...

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7 workspace characteristics that impact productivity


Thought Leadership on Workspace Solutions presented by Benhar Office Interiors. It happens in every kind of work setting: We leave a meeting and think, “Now I can get some real work done.” And yet the interaction we have with others, whether spontaneous or planned, is, in fact real work. Our work interactions and productivity are impacted directly by our workspace. Productivity ...

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How symbols, rituals and magic are shaping your company’s brand


The desire to group with other humans is embedded in our genetic programming. Millions of years ago, “lone heroes” tended to become food products, so nature has selected grouping behavior instincts as part of our DNA. In corporations as in tribes, these instincts emerge in three different forms: symbols, rituals and magic, all part of creating your distinct brand.

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The unexpected rewards of building a brand

Gibraltar on building a brand

Thought Leadership on Lending presented by Gibraltar Business Capital. What we learned about our company and the value of branding — even in finance. Branding is a term that is tossed around frequently in today’s corporate world, a word often associated with leading consumer companies such as Coca-Cola, General Motors, and Apple. These firms can point to a dimensional product and ...

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How asset-based lending can help your business

Sterling national bank_asset based lending

Thought Leadership on Business Insights presented by Sterling National Bank. Small businesses are constantly in need of financial resources to help manage their cash flow. But despite the improvement in the economy, many businesses are still finding it difficult to get the financing they need. This is a trend that’s happening across all industries, as many businesses are being forced to ...

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