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Drop in Labor Participation Signals Weak Economy

For immediate release ST. LOUIS, MO – “Some will trumpet the June drop of two-tenths of one percent in the unemployment rate as great news, but in fact it just masks the truth of what is happening in the US economy: The administration is breaking the back of the job creators,” said Susan Solovic, THE […]

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Five summertime IT security tips for small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs)

By Jim Flynne The warm summer months have finally arrived. And if your small business is like many others, you might be noticing that things are slowing down – at least a little bit – as employees, suppliers, customers and other contacts take off on vacation. The summer slowdown presents the perfect opportunity to reassess […]

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When a drop in unemployment is bad news

Some will trumpet today’s announcement of a two-tenths of one percent drop in the June unemployment rate as great news, but in fact it just masks the truth of what is happening in the US economy: The administration is breaking the back of the job creators. Once again we’ve seen an unemployment rate drop due […]

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How Mobile Devices Are Changing Workplace Habits

Mobile devices have saturated the American workplace, and they are rapidly changing workplace habits. These devices are enabling employees to work more efficiently while traveling, in the field and at home. This means that employees are no longer chained to their office desk, but have the flexibility to work from different locations without decreasing their […]

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Snapchat: Use Short-Lived Images to Create a Long-Term Revenue Stream

I was just reading an article about the cable news ratings war for second place. (Fox News is firmly established in the number one position.) CNN had been trailing MSNBC, but has recently reversed its fortunes and is now on a winning streak. Critical in this battle is which network wins the highly coveted younger […]

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A Customer Service Moment of Misery: My Worst Taxi Ride Ever!

If you’ve seen me speak or been on my YouTube channel you may be familiar with my favorite story about the customer service experience I had with a cab driver. Well, this is the opposite of that experience, although it still provided some valuable lessons. Many times I use a transportation company to take me […]

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What Uber Is and Isn’t – and How You Can Benefit

Uber is celebrating its fifth anniversary and it certainly has accomplished a lot in five years. It’s hard to imagine another company that has so quickly established a global presence. The last figures I saw said that Uber operates in 300 cities strewn across 58 countries. Let’s compare it to Starbucks, which certainly has an […]

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Three things to look for in a business continuity solution for SMBs

By Jamie Zajac When it comes to technology, the small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) that I have spoken with want many of the same things as large enterprises. For example, they want to invest in cloud technologies to increase agility and reduce costs, and they want to leverage big data to drive growth and innovation. Most importantly, […]

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21 Easy Marketing Ideas to Cap Off DIY Marketing Month

June has been DIY marketing month. I know, for many small business owners, every month is DIY marketing month. I highlighted what a few small businesses were doing a couple of weeks ago. But before June totally fades from our memory, let me share with you some ideas that I’ve been collecting throughout the month. […]

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Tips for Dealing with a Temp Agency

By Cliff Ennico I was downsized from a large corporation a couple of months ago. I’m excited about starting my own solo consulting practice. I’ve had some business cards and stationery printed out and have already lined up a couple of interviews for consulting work. I’ve also been approached by a local temporary employment agency […]

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