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Savvy business owners are using social media strategically to build deeper relationships with prospects and referral partners and to find new prospects earlier in their buying process. Unfortunately, many people struggle with converting interested leads or website visitors into paying customers. They believe that becoming a social media expert is going to turn them into a sales closing rock star. All the social media in the world will not yield bottom line results if you lack the skills that generate sales. By Liz Wendling

Joshua Hunt intends to shake up the real estate industry with a flat-fee structure designed to save home sellers thousands of dollars compared to the standard 5.8 percent commission. Denver-based TRELORA – derived from the letters in “Realtor” – charges clients $1,700 to list a home and allows them to choose a flat fee co-op, commonly $3,000, for the buyer’s agent. Thus, on a $450,000 sale in that scenario, a TRELORA client would pay a total of $4,700. By Mike Taylor

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Earth’s appetite for power continues to grow. Since the 1960s, power consumption has quadrupled around the globe, with many countries opting to build large oil and coal plants to meet the demand. But for Japan, a burgeoning economy without large oil and coal reserves, after the Fukushima disaster occurred, an in-depth review concluded the most viable long-term strategy was to focus on spaced-based power systems. By Tom Frey

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