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    Office Extremes: How Flexible Should Our Work Schedule Be?

    Office Extremes: How Flexible Should Our Work Schedule Be?
    The Human Services and Public Health Department of Hennepin County, Minnesota, has taken the idea of a flexible work schedule to its logical extreme: Hennepin County is practicing what's called a results-only work environment, or ROWE, which gives everyone in a company the freedom to do their job when and where they want, as long as the work gets done. The ...
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    Extreme Team Building for Fun and Profit

    Extreme Team Building for Fun and Profit
    Talking with members of Team Triumph a few days after the 2008 BG U.S. Challenge in Lake Placid, N.Y., the five women are still high on adrenaline from their three-day adventure and talking about competing again next year. In fact, given their less-than-stellar showing in this year's competition, they'd love nothing more than an immediate do-over. Six months ago, Melissa McHaney, ...
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    These Sites Make Business Trips Worthwhile

    These Sites Make Business Trips Worthwhile
    Life on the road is tough for many frequent business travelers, but some destinations make the constant travel so much easier to take. They're downright appealing places that business travelers look forward to visiting because of a special restaurant or hotel, nightlife, geography or the friendliness of locals. USA TODAY asked very frequent business travelers who are volunteer members of the ...
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    Consignment Sale Secrets

    Consignment Sale Secrets
    Now that my daughter is 2, I'm finding my closets are bloated and my floors overrun with toys. In researching options to make some room without losing my shirt on what I've paid out, I've found the local consignment sales are a good option. I get 65 percent of my selling price, and first dibs at shopping at the sales themselves. ...
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    What am I learning at the Sales 2.0 Conference?

    What am I learning at the Sales 2.0 Conference?
    h4. Definition of Sales 2.0, as per David Thompson, CEO of Genius: Sales 2.0 combines customer-focused processes with Web 2.0 productivity technologies to enhance the art and science of selling while creating customer value. It's all about driving more revenue, more quickly, through the pipeline. According to Thompson, it's all about Marketing & Sales: • *Being in alignment* with the customer ...
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    NYC Financial Workers See Low-Flying Planes, Panic

    NYC Financial Workers See Low-Flying Planes, Panic
    A low-flying Boeing 747 and a fighter jet over lower Manhattan caused a brief panic among workers near ground zero. It was part of a federal government photo opportunity and training mission involving a presidential plane Monday morning. A floor trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange Building says workers received no official prior announcement about the exercise. He says everyone ...
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    Look Before You Chop Employee Perks

    Look Before You Chop Employee Perks
    Best Buy's (BBY) Chief Operating Officer Brian Dunn won't take over the CEO position until June, but he has already learned a valuable management lesson: Use discretion in figuring out which perks to cut, even in the most difficult economic times. Dunn, a 23-year veteran of the company who started out selling stereos back when Best Buy only had a dozen ...
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    The $5 Meal Club

    The $5 Meal Club
    The recession that brought back $2 gasoline is about to bring back to casual dining another retro price point: $5 meals. Today, T.G.I. Friday's - which, like most casual-dining chains, has taken a hit during the recession - will unveil plans to sell all salads and sandwiches for $5 all day in May. The move follows a recent rollout by Chili's ...
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    SalesHQ's Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette

    SalesHQ's Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette
    At the end of a hellish day, it can be fun to go out and have a few with your favorite coworkers. But drinking with your office mates isn’t like drinking with your friends on the weekend. The same rules just don’t apply. No matter how laid-back your office may be, your actions always reflect on your professional persona. So what ...
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    What's Your Mobile Computing Strategy?

    What's Your Mobile Computing Strategy?
    Over the past few months, Apple's iPhone has taken all the media attention for being the hottest gadget on the market. Of course the BlackBerry Storm's launch has peaked the interest of many, especially existing BlackBerry customers. What we're seeing is the continued evolution of mobile technology. It's moving from being a pure phone platform to powerful, pocket-sized devices to replace ...
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    US Woman Cooks Up Bake Sale to End Foreclosure

    US Woman Cooks Up Bake Sale to End Foreclosure
    TEANECK, New Jersey-A New Jersey woman is hoping her bake sale will help forestall foreclosure and keep a roof over her head. Angela Logan has until July 26 to raise $2,559.54 due her lender under a federal program to help homeowners in financial trouble, according to The Record of Bergen County. The divorced mother of three sons has received orders for ...
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    Happiness Lessons from the Dalai Lama

    An article in the New York Times looks at self-improvements tips non-Buddhists can take away from the Dalai Lama. The Buddha generally presented himself as more physician than metaphysician: if an arrow is sticking out of your side, he famously said, don’t argue about where it came from or who made it; just pull it out. You make your way to ...
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    Webroot(R) Survey Reveals Social Networkers' Risky Behaviors

    Webroot(R) Survey Reveals Social Networkers' Risky Behaviors
    Members of online social networks may be more vulnerable to financial loss, identity theft and malware infection than they realize, according to a new survey from Webroot, a leading provider of Internet security software for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets. Surveying over 1,100 members of Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other popular social networks, Webroot uncovered numerous behaviors that put social ...
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    Rising Obesity Rates Harming Economy

    Rising Obesity Rates Harming Economy
    Americans are fat and getting fatter. Calling for a national strategy to combat obesity, the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released a report detailing America's growing obesity epidemic. F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009 found that obesity did not decline in any state with rates rising in 23 ...
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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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    NEW! SalesHQ is now on Twitter

    NEW! SalesHQ is now on Twitter
    What is Twitter? A free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' brief updates (otherwise known as tweets). Users exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? We decided to start microblogging because, well...its fun :) We get to tell you what we are working on, thinking about ...
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    Five Dont's for Marketing in Tough Times

    Five Dont's for Marketing in Tough Times
    Unpredictable. Slow. Bleak. Grim. Gloomy. All words that have been used to describe the economic outlook for the balance of 2008—and depending upon who you talk to, the scenario for 2009 and beyond. Standard & Poor's believes the economic difficulties we've been experiencing due to the mortgage mess and skyrocketing oil prices will be at their worst early next year (BusinessWeek.com, ...
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    Should You Move to Guam?

    Should You Move to Guam?
    Guam's economy generated $6.2 billion in sales in 2007, up from $4.6 billion in 2002, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for Guam. The economic census profiles Guam's economy every 5 years. In 2007, Guam had 3,143 businesses with paid employees. These businesses employed 52,394 people and accounted for $1.1 billion in ...
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    Survey Says: Beware Offers for Free Survey

    Survey Says: Beware Offers for Free Survey
    The report: We recently saw an e-mail that had an attractive pitch until you looked into the details. The offer was to take online surveys for cash. There are such deals out there, but beware. You're not going to get rich and you may find yourself doing a lot worse than that. How it works: The e-mail was for a service ...
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    Best Free Reference Websites: Eleventh Annual List

    Welcome to the eleventh annual "Best Free Reference Websites List." In 1998, the MachineAssisted Reference Section (MARS) of RUSA appointed an ad hoc task force to develop a method of recognizing outstanding reference websites. The task force became a formal committee at the 2001 ALA Annual Conference, and it is now appropriately named the MARS Best Free Reference Websites Committee. Like ...
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