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Archive for February, 2013

Feb
26

Five Ways to Treat your Best Customers

Customers are the lifeblood of a business. Your best customers want to be treated a certain way, with the utmost respect. When they have a problem with your product they expect you to run (not walk) to fix it. They expect you to check in on them regularly just to see how they’re doing and if there is anything more you can be doing for them. They want your undivided attention on a regular basis. Your best customers expect a certain amount of service from you, they want you to fix their problems on an ongoing basis. These customers are

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Feb
22

What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is one of my favorite writers. The way he writes he doesn’t just show the reader what he is talking about, he paints a picture for you so it’s easy for you to picture and understand. The title of this book pharmacy online without prescription is taken from the “Dog Whisperer” story Malcolm put together which I’ll get to later, it’s a fabulous story about Cesar Millan. Basically, this book is a compilation of a number of stories Gladwell wrote at the New Yorker and they are told in a fantastic way which stimulates the mind. Gladwell talks

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Feb
22

The Financial Value of Time

How much is your time worth? I feel like my time is worth a lot, I mean we all only have so much of it. I’d like to start off by asking my readers not to confuse anything in this post with the time value of money, it has nothing to do with that. I like to be constructive with my time inside and outside of work. I think most of us do and those that don’t need to organize their life. Having said that, I like to have fun in life and I try to maintain a healthy balance

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Feb
20

Ways to Sell Yourself

Whether you like it or not, you’re in sales. As a matter of fact, everyone is in sales whether you’re a construction worker, an office executive, or the CEO of a large corporation. How can this be? Construction workers don’t have to sell anything, right? Wrong, construction workers sell themselves, their work, and work ethic everyday they are on the job. The same goes for all sorts of different professions. For example, you may think a jeweler as someone being involved in a trade and they don’t have to do any sales work themselves. That’s not true they are selling

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Feb
19

25 Things to Never Pay Full Price for

I hate to pay full price. Don’t you hate to pay full price as well? I will pay full price for certain goods though, sometimes it’s only appropriate to pay full price. For example, you’re not going to go to your laundromat and negotiate on the price to clean a load of clothes (you’ll just get quarters and pay the price on the machine). This is just like I check credit score wouldn’t go to the gas station and negotiate for the price of a gallon of gas. In some settings it’s just useless! However, if you’re out looking for

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