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    Finding Distributors for Your Product

     Finding Distributors for Your Product
    Q: We have designed and developed an online appointment scheduling application. Businesses that are appointment-oriented can eliminate the paper calendar and improve their in-house scheduling, reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction by allowing customers to schedule appointments over the Internet. They can also increase appointments and revenues with easy-to-use CRM features. Our business model is to distribute through Value Added Resellers ...
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    Investors are Grabbing for Dangled Karats

    Investors are Grabbing for Dangled Karats
    Auto sales have plunged the past 12 months. Home sales? Nothing good to report there, either. And if you're trying to sell $5 cups of coffee these days, well, good luck with that. But in this recession-racked world one thing is selling: gold. "We're selling 10 times the amount we were selling a year ago," says Arthur Blumenthal, representative for Stack's, ...
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    Latest Data on Downturn Suggest News is Good

    Latest Data on Downturn Suggest News is Good
    The economy's free fall has stopped, lifting hopes that growth will begin soon. But layoffs likely will continue even into next year. Economists provided that reading of the tea leaves Friday upon news that the pace of the recession had slowed dramatically. America's gross domestic product fell at a modest 1 percent annual rate in the three months that ended June ...
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    Quick Guide to Lead Generation

    Quick Guide to Lead Generation
    h4. What is 'Lead Generation'? Lead generation is not a new concept, but the popularity of the Internet has made is so that a business can outsource its lead generation activities and receive great results. There are many companies that specialize in generating leads for other companies. Lead generation companies use their own, proprietary methods for collecting leads in specific categories ...
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    Should Cities Pay You To Save?

    Should Cities Pay You To Save?
    Should people be paid to behave responsibly? Some cities think so. New York wants poor people to save money, so it is offering a big incentive to encourage them to do so: a 50% match of up to $250 if they put money from their federal earned-income tax credit into a savings account and keep it there for a year. In ...
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    Dow: Best Monthly Gain in Nearly 7 Years

    NEW YORK — Wall Street has ended a tumultuous March on a high note, managing its first winning month this year and its best monthly performance in nearly seven years. Technology and financial shares led the rally as large investors loaded up on rising stocks in order to report strong holdings at the end of the first quarter, which ended on ...
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    150 Years to Think It Over: We'll Probably Never Know What Motivated Bernie Madoff

    150 Years to Think It Over: We'll Probably Never Know What Motivated Bernie Madoff
    The views presented in this article do not necessarily represent those of SalesHQ. Bernie Madoff, scam artist extraordinaire, is now Bernard Lawrence Madoff, federal prisoner 61727-054. And that he'll be until the 71-year-old convicted felon either dies or serves at least 85 percent of his 150-year sentence. Save a successful appeal, the smart money is on the former. Of course, for ...
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    Biotech Proves Defensive Against Tough Market

    Biotech Proves Defensive Against Tough Market
    NEW YORK - Sharp gains in shares of biotechnology heavyweights mitigated the wider sector's decline in 2008. Biotech stocks proved to be one of the safest investments this year, as strong drug sales and the potential for large buyout deals defended the sector from broader market collapse. Biotech products are usually considered lifesaving necessities by patients, and thus not likely ...
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    Home and Car Buyers Get Tax Breaks in Stimulus Package

    Home and Car Buyers Get Tax Breaks in Stimulus Package
    These days, most workers would welcome even a small increase in their paychecks. Still, a $400 tax credit probably isn't going to cause a lot of cash-strapped families to do a happy dance around the kitchen table. Most workers will end up with an extra $8 a week. But the $787 billion economic stimulus package, which President Obama is expected to ...
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    Online Retail Sales Expected to Rebound in 2010

    Online Retail Sales Expected to Rebound in 2010
    MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of eMarketer's new report "Retail E-Commerce Forecast: Cautious Optimism" to their collection of Media & Publishing market reports. For more information, visit MarketResearch.com. US retail e-commerce sales (excluding travel) will total $132 billion in 2009, down 0.4% from 2008. Assuming the recession ends this year, as many economists predict, eMarketer forecasts online sales will begin to ...
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    Niche Remains for Expensive, Handmade Tombstones

    Niche Remains for Expensive, Handmade Tombstones
    NEWPORT, R.I. - John Larkum leans over a slab of slate, striking a metal chisel with a brass-capped mallet. Tinny pings ring out as he sinks his tool into the soft, inky stone. Larkum is painstakingly creating lasting tributes to lives well-lived - hand-crafted tombstones, grave markers and memorials that can cost thousands of dollars. Even in a recession, some customers ...
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    Continental Flight Powered With Biofuel Takes Off

    Continental Flight Powered With Biofuel Takes Off
    HOUSTON - Continental Airlines on Wednesday became the first U.S. commercial carrier to conduct a demonstration flight powered in part by alternative fuels, though large-scale use of such fuel is forecast to be several years away. The Houston-based company, the nation's fourth-largest airline, made the flight with a Boeing 737-800 that left from Bush Intercontinental Airport, its large hub. The ...
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    Analysts Gloomy on Back-to-School Sales

    Analysts Gloomy on Back-to-School Sales
    One pair of new jeans instead of two. A trip to the computer repair shop to update an old laptop. A thrift store outing to hunt for retro polo shirts. Welcome to back-to-school shopping for the downturn generation. As summer moves into high gear, merchants are setting their sights on the back-to-school shopping season - and crossing their fingers. Fall merchandise ...
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    Is a Life Coach Right for You?

    Is a Life Coach Right for You?
    Major life decisions have hatched in Laura Neff's office, a sunny outbuilding flanked by organic gardens at her north Charlotte home. One woman, feeling she wasn't living the life she imagined, moved to England. Another decided to trade her corporate job for full-time jewelry design. Still others have followed longtime dreams or, especially in these daunting economic times, sought Neff's help ...
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    Jobless Rate Falls to 10 Percent

    The unemployment rate fell to 10 percent in November as employers cut the smallest number of jobs since the recession began. The Labor Department says the economy shed 11,000 jobs last month, an improvement from October's revised total of 111,000. That's also much better than the 130,000 Wall Street economists expected. But the respite may be temporary, as many economists expect ...
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    New Year’s Resolutions? Put Some Teeth Into Yours!

    New Year’s Resolutions? Put Some Teeth Into Yours!
    It’s that time of year when we hear about the importance of New Year’s Resolutions. We all know and have heard about a million times the importance of goal setting. But, hey, can we get real here? Entrepreneur to entrepreneur. Salesperson to salesperon. You KNOW that you probably won’t reach all those ultra-lofty goals no matter how enthusiastic you are on ...
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    5 Easy Ways to Make Money Even if You're Unemployed

    5 Easy Ways to Make Money Even if You're Unemployed
    As unemployment continues to rise, everyone is looking for other ways to bring in some money while still searching for another job. Although a job is the conventional way to earn money, sometimes you need to think outside the box or search outside your comfort zone in order to try something new and bring in a little bit of money ...
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    A Green Car Nation

    A Green Car Nation
    'Cash for Clunkers" won't single-handedly save the environment, rescue the beleaguered auto industry, or spare consumers from financial distress. But the new $1 billion federal program promises a little help in all three areas, a bit of political symbiosis that explains why the plan motored through Congress three weeks ago on the back of an Iraq war-funding bill. Once it gets ...
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    Living Wage Jobs Sparse

    A new report released Thursday shows that good paying jobs are in small supply throughout the West. In Colorado, for every 15 people looking for jobs, there is only one job opening that pays the $29.71 per hour a single parent needs to support themselves and two children, according to the report released by the Northwest Federation of Community Organization. The ...
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    Fireworks Vendors' Business Booms

    Fireworks Vendors' Business Booms
    Stockbroker Steve Matzke opened his first roadside fireworks stand last year in Princeton to help make up for the slow financial business.Fireworks sales were so good that he added two more Colby Fireworks sites this year. "With fireworks, everyone's happy to come see you. That's not so true with stockbrokers," said Matzke, whose wife, Debbi, and two of his three children ...