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International Trade Impact

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 Sharon White (January 02, 2007)  International trade has become increasingly important to the world economy as well as the U. S. economy. Trade accounts for about 25 percent of U. S. and world gross domestic product (GDP). It is growing at twice the rate of any other economic sector. In terms of the United States, one-third of the small firms that make an exportable product and would like to export do not presently .. (Business)

Starting Online Business

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 Dominic Ferrara (January 02, 2007)  Starting Online Business is only the first step in the battle. Sure it is a good idea to start an Internet marketing campaign if members of your target audience are likely to use the Internet to research or purchase the products you sell or the services you offer but these marketing efforts may turn out to be a complete waste of time if you are not diligent about evaluating the response . (Business)

Writing Your Own SBA 8a Social Disadvantage Narrative

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 Karen Miller (January 02, 2007)  Background Did you know that of the thousands of SBA 8a companies, there are only about 750 firms that are owned by caucasian women? Is is impossible to get certified? No. You just need to do your homework. Here is what the Small Business Administration (SBA) has to say. . . Who is considered socially disadvantaged? According to the SBA Web site: http://www.sba. .. (Business)

Mechanical Contractors

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 Sarah Freeland (January 02, 2007)  A mechanical contractor is needed for those large scale construction jobs. The right contractor can install heavy mechanical equipment and keep it running properly. Everyone’s equipment needs are different. If you require heavy equipment installation of any kind, a licensed mechanical contractor is an important person to have on your construction team. One of the things a .. (Business)

Florida General Contractors

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 Sarah Freeland (January 02, 2007)  As a general contractor, you have a big job. You’ve worked hard to achieve the success that you have, so of course you want to make sure you do the job in the best way possible. With resources that cater to your responsibilities, this site can help guide you through the process of the ever-changing position of a Florida general contractor. Construction is a great business for .. (Business)

Goal Setting - Before You Begin - Start Here

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 Jim Masson (January 02, 2007)  Before we can begin setting goals, we first have to establish a couple of pretty important things. Goals are where we what to get to, aren’t they? First, before we can figure out where we want to go, one of the things we need to figure out is where we are now, plus why do we want to get to the goal? Try this. Grab that trusty note pad and a pen or pencil. On the left side of the .. (Business)

Ever Thought of Being a Virtual Assistant?

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 Debbie Burgin (January 02, 2007)  Are you a valuable, trustworthy office assistant or administrator? Are you successful at your job because you complete tasks in a way that makes your boss look good and feel better? Would you rather work for yourself and be in charge of your own time? Maybe you want to be at home when your kids arrive from school, or maybe you're just tired of commuting. Maybe you dream of living in the . (Business)

Sales Recovery: How To Manage a Sale Going Wrong

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 Sharon Drew Morgen (January 02, 2007)  Do you know the difference between which prospect you’ll close and which one you’ll lose? How can you tell, midway through a sale, whether you’re on track for success or you’ve lost the deal? How can you tell, in advance, that the sale won't close. . . ever? All prospect situations seem to be going along successfully until they aren’t. You work hard to find . (Business)

Mortgage Broker Marketing: Putting the Problem First

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 Jeffrey Nelson (January 02, 2007)  What’s your specialty? Do you tailor your mortgage broker marketing materials to appeal to everyone? Are you trying to promote yourself as an expert in all things? If you are, you could be turning people off. There’s simply no way you can be an expert in all things related to mortgages. But when you are an expert at one thing, you become the person a real estate agent .. (Business)

What if You Get Caught Lying On Your Resume

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 Chris Stinson (January 02, 2007)  Face it, the job market can be a extremely hard scene to compete. If every Tom, Dick , and Harry inflates their knowledge then how can an ethical individual get a job? Well, as seductive as it may be, you do not want to risk dishonesty on your resume. Whether it's personal information, job experience, or education - employers are discovering new ways to ferret out liars and you don't .. (Business)

Casing Your Institution III

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 John Gilmore (January 02, 2007)  Now that you have considered questions like: “Who is the elected person in charge?”; Who is really in charge?”; “Who has the real power?” and so on, we will give you a structure on which to hang your findings. We will give you a description of what an institution looks like and how, in the best of circumstances, it should work. The Institution This is only . (Business)

Enhance Your Business Communication Skills

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 Paul Kopp (January 02, 2007)  (Say What You Mean and Get What You Want!) Great business communication skills requires learning to say exactly what you mean and saying it in a way to get a desired outcome that is beneficial for both the business contact and your home based business. Many times we send cross signals in our communications because we ourselves are not completely sure how to convey our thoughts properly. . (Business)

Telephone Prospecting The Easy Way - How To Warm Call

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 James Osmar (January 02, 2007)  We all know that prospecting for buyers and sellers is essential to the success of any good salesperson, the problem is that we all seem to chase the same carrot. I believe that there are easy ways to go about this sometimes daunting task, and there are hard ways. My team and I met recently and because the holiday season is upon us I gave them what I think is the easiest telephone .. (Business)

How a Part Time Finance Director Can Help a Failing Business

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 David Willetts (January 02, 2007)  The business environment will continually change and the role of the part time Finance Director must also change to meet the new demands of business. Whilst it is only recently that employing a part time Finance Director has come more into vogue that in itself reflects the changing needs of business. The part time Finance Director is expected to be more than a keeper of accounts but .. (Business)

Using Your Passion to Find Employment

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 John Dir (January 02, 2007)  Using the conventional approach, many people try to find work based on pay, and then they struggle to make these choices fit their own interests and abilities. Over time, they become trapped in their selection by fear, lack of attractive alternative opportunities, or reluctance to leave their comfort zone. The only thing that motivates many people to a new level is circumstances that .. (Business)

Warning: The Dangerous Mindset That May Hinder Your Career

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 Anna Johnson (January 02, 2007)  Keen to advance within your career? Then you're probably aware that there are a plethora of programs and courses that promise to help you with your career development. Well, I'm the first to suggest that you closely evaluate the cost-benefit of any such offerings. . . but, in general, I do think investing in your education is important. Taking courses or enrolling in college programs .. (Business)

Selling Your Business - Prepare for the Buyer Visit

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 Dave Kauppi (January 02, 2007)  In our mergers and acquisitions we practice a very important event prior to receiving letters of intent; the buyer visit. Don't be fooled into thinking that this is a simple headquarters tour. Experienced buyers know just the right questions to ask to uncover risks and to discover opportunities. We try to coach our sellers on how to present and how to answer these carefully scripted .. (Business)

Business Sellers - Beware of the C Corp Asset Sale

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 Dave Kauppi (January 02, 2007)  We recently completed a Merger and Acquisition engagement to sell our client to a large publicly traded company. Our client had started her company 25 years ago and had set it up a C Corp. She never was advised to change that structure in preparation for a much better tax treatment on the sale of the business. The buyer had an acquisition policy of only asset sales and no stock sales. .. (Business)

10 Award Winning Thoughts for Spotlighting Your Business Now

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 Kym Moore (January 02, 2007)  As you surf through the business profile section in many newspapers, magazines, websites, and blogs, you are compelled to read about the success stories featured in these departments. There are a variety of local and national business awards given through public and private sectors, recognizing dynamic and successful businesses for their outstanding service and economic support. The .. (Business)