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    Routinized work has gotten a bad reputation. I readily admit I couldn’t spend all day on an assembly line and be happy. Even ...

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    The telephone sits on your desk, quietly waiting to take your message to some lucky person buried deep in the spreadsheet of names you have ...

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  • Three tips to help you stand outside of overwhelm

    Do you ever feel steamrolled by the craziness of life, which seems to explode in spite of your attempts to keep the peace? Stress is ...

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  • How to get your IP in order before a sale or investment

    If your company is considering a sale or investment in the near or medium term, there are a number of actions you can take now ...

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  • When passion drives profits

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  • Top 10 goal-setting mistakes

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  • Making pigs fly

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Sales reality check: Excuses, excuses

Is there really a bad time to pick up the phone?

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Real estate: Labor pains

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Three tips to help you stand outside of overwhelm

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When passion drives profits

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Drama works at the office

"How to avoid becoming 'that girl'"? Would have been better to say "that person", I have known males that have caused the same havoc. Gossip is something that hurts the company at all levels, and it appears to be gender inclusive. By Debbie on 2014 07 08

Crafty bean scene

City Bakery Cafe mentioned above, uses ink! Coffee. ink! is a Roaster/Retailer founded in 1994 with 10 Specialty coffee cafes and numerous wholesale accounts. It is a major partner of Socially Conscious Coffee, a program supporting coffee harvesters children in Brazil. By keith on 2014 07 08

Crafty bean scene

28 years ago, one of my first clients was a woman who complained to me that her Italian home espresso machine couldn't create the same Americano she got from the local barista. Her beans were high quality, fresh and ground to perfection. The mechanical elements of her conveyance worked without a hitch. Missing key ingredient: pure water. By The Big Drip on 2014 07 07

2014 Top 10 Most Powerful Salespeople

Positive. Positive. Positive. Stay positive. That's the common thread running through all of these fantastic case studies, in addition to being very introspective after a loss. Good advice all around! By Andrew Bowen, APR on 2014 07 07

Crafty bean scene

Can't wait to try the coffee/beer fusion. And I like what Philip had to say about the social impact of coffee and the importance of the human element. By Ted on 2014 07 04

Drama works at the office

I think salary secrecy is an attempt to avoid some of the drama in the work place as opposed to keeping anybody down on the pay scale. In many businesses, its very seldom that any two people do the exact same job or have the exact same responsibilities. And face it, everyone does not perform at the same level. There are numerous sources for employees to find out what kind of pay ranges there are in the market place. They have the option of negotiating a better wage or leaving for greener pastures. If the compensation is acceptable to the employee for the job performed, what difference does it make what someone else in the company is paid? By John Gimple on 2014 07 02

Drama works at the office

As a small business owner myself, I understand the importance of leading a drama-free workplace but rather than "dissing" a former employee for revealing her compensation to co-workers, why not embrace the opportunity to have a frank discussion with remaining employees? It seems like a great opportunity to open a discussion about developing skills, increasing productivity, and giving clients/customers more value. By Casey on 2014 07 02

Drama works at the office

Salary secrecy is what holds many women and minorities at low pay levels compared with their peers. Some states are passing laws making it illegAl to require employees to maintain their salaries as confidential. Yes, there are reasons why some people are paid more than others and if you can't justify them, do the right thing for the other employees and give them a raise! By Cindy Wolf on 2014 07 02

Drama works at the office

"Gal"? "Girl"? You're a woman, don't be "that woman." I see your points, but they are negated by your condescending terminology. By Nora on 2014 07 02

Are you a go-getter or master procrastinator?

Liz- Even though I moved away from Denver in January I still enjoy reading your posts here. Thanks especially for this one, it is both timely & relevant for me. By Michael E. Schmidlen on 2014 07 02
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