How to Approach a Person When Giving Out a Business Card

If you’ve been networking a lot, you probably understand the importance of business cards and distributing them out. But giving out business cards isn’t as simple as just approaching a person, saying hello, and giving them a card. Effective card distribution requires a set of understandings between you and the other person. This article will discuss two of those understandings. #1: You Must Learn About The Other Person’s Business And…

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Wholesale Electronics From SaleHoo – Better Home Business?

People who have been experiencing the effects of the economic crisis nowadays are looking for ways to earn more aside from their salaries with their regular jobs. Sometimes, the wives would still have to work to be able to help their family’s financial needs. Today, the emergence of eCommerce has helped many people to earn while staying at home. This is even more helpful for stay-at-home moms who want to…

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The Unpaid Internship: Is Your Business Ready for It?

Spring is just about upon us and that means that college kids will be let for a well-deserved. It also means that many of these young people will be looking for internships to train them and give them necessary skills as well as experience in the business world. The Federal government has responded positively to the notion of unpaid internships by allowing more flexibility for companies who wish to benefit…

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Cougar Dating Statistics – Could You Be Next?

As I research the topic of older women dating younger men, I am somewhat surprised to see some statistics flowing from “across the pond” in the UK as well as here in the United States. Gleaning the following from the BBC and NBC Network News, I felt it important to share them with you. It seems as though the Cougar “craze” is more than just a mania. It appears that…

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Categories of Ethical Dilemmas in Business

First published in Exchange, the magazine of the Brigham Young University School of Business, the following twelve categories were developed to cover the root or cause of most ethical business dilemmas that one might encounter in their jobs. I have summarized them to keep them short and simple. 1. Taking Things That Don’t Belong To You Everything from taking highlighters from the storage room, to sending personal mail through the…

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The Genius In All Of Us

I recently read David Shenk’s piece at BBC News on the subject of skills development. If you’re not familiar with his work, his book The Genius In All Of Us summarizes research indicating that a person’s intelligences (and we have many) are more a function of environment and practice than most of us think. “…everything about us – our personalities, our intelligence, our abilities – are actually determined by the…

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Business Ethics for the Mindful Dance Professional

Once upon a time, a dance teacher opened her own studio down the road from her former employer’s school, taking advantage of her former teaching position to start her own studio. Sound familiar? This is an all too common story in the dance studio business and unfortunately, this is no fairy-tale. We have all heard a version of this story or perhaps experienced it first-hand. Poaching students–direct or indirect solicitation…

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SaleHoo Dropshipping – Today’s Alternative Source of Income Online

Looking for an alternative source of income? This is reasonable since our economy has experienced crisis recently. Nowadays, our regular salary from 8-hours work sometimes cannot sustain every day’s expenses anymore. Hence, we tend to find other source of additional income. One of the alternative income sources that many people are utilizing today is SaleHoo dropshipping. This is where people are getting the list of products from SaleHoo and sell…

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The 7 Principles of Business Integrity

If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters. — Alan K. Simpson If I were to ask you what attribute is the most influential in regard to the success of a business, would you know immediately which one is the most important? Based on my many years as a business owner and entrepreneur, I have discovered that at the very top of the…

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SOPA, PIPA or Just Plain ‘SOPPY?’

On Wednesday 18 January, 2012, a number of online sites staged a 24-hour internet blackout in protest against two pieces of US legislation passing through Congress. This action followed a community decision, after which the Wikipedia Foundation announced its support in taking a stance against the proposed legislation. Alongside Wikipedia (English), other sites involved in the blackout included Reddit, Moxilla, WordPress, TwitPic, MoveOn.org and the ICanHasCheezBurger network. Facebook, Twitter and…

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