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Hypnosis and self-esteem

May 15, 2013

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by Irene Conlan —  Robert Burns, the Scottish poet, penned: “Oh wad some power the giftie gie us. To see oursel’s as others see us!” On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the highest, how much do you like yourself? This question elicits responses ranging from “minus two” to the rare “10” […]

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Strategic thinking and planning — Why bother?

April 16, 2013

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by Loretta Love Huff —  Many people balk at the idea of planning, believing there just is not time. It is the people and businesses who make time for planning, though, who experience significant expansion, growth and satisfaction. Three basic assessments can make the difference between surviving and thriving. What’s our current performance? In what […]

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Financing your business with the SBA’s help

April 13, 2013

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by Bruce Hodgman —  Perhaps no activity in starting up a new business or in laying plans for growth of an existing business will have as much impact on your prospects for success over the long run as ensuring adequate financing. How do you go about financing your enterprise? The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) […]

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Walking through the wall of fear

April 12, 2013

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by Sandy Jones —  When you think about fear, what comes to mind? Jumping out of the way of an oncoming train? Walking down a dark alley at night, or a very bumpy ride in an airplane? What about the kind of fear that stops you from calling about that job you saw advertised in […]

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Know all the facts before you sign the documents

March 15, 2013

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by Emily B. Kile —  Sometimes it is easy to look back and see bad decisions we’ve made. With hindsight, we can review the facts and see all the “signs” that existed, signs that should have made it obvious that we should not move forward with the deal. However, the best time to determine whether […]

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Tips for caregivers

February 11, 2013

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by Sharyle Price —  Every day, more than 50 million Americans provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend, according to the National Family Caregivers Association. In spite of this large number, people routinely underestimate the amount of time they may spend as a family caregiver. All told, the average […]

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Venture capital from the SBA

February 5, 2013

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by Bruce L. Hodgman —  Emerging entrepreneurs absolutely must have access to capital in order to identify their prospects and achieve their goals. While many other tools and skills are indispensable to entrepreneurial success, the ability to access capital when required is supreme among them. One of the many ways the U.S. Small Business Administration […]

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Financing your business

January 29, 2013

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by Bruce L. Hodgman  —  While poor management is cited most frequently as the reason businesses fail, inadequate or ill-timed financing is a close second. Whether you are starting a business or expanding one, sufficient ready capital is essential. Of all the business skills that must be mastered to be a successful small business entrepreneur, […]

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Self-employed? You can still qualify for a home loan

January 24, 2013

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by Bill Strain —  Income documentation is not always easy for the self-employed, commission-based or retired earner, or for any person without a fixed income or a documentable source of income. A no-income-verification loan can help consumers who find it challenging to adhere to conventional proof-of-income demands. Many self-employed entrepreneurs and business owners are concerned […]

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Finding business capital in Arizona

December 29, 2012

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by Bruce L. Hodgman —  Ask any entrepreneur, actual or potential, what their biggest holdup to launching or growing their business is, and the answer will come quick and sure — money. There is little doubt, if any, that finding capital to finance your business venture is the most basic and important of all your […]

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Work as a spiritual practice

December 26, 2012

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by Rev. Bonnie Barnard —  What would your life be like if church were not a place you went on Sunday, but was instead the way you lived your life? What if you were the sanctuary and your being was the way in which you shared your love, light and joy? And, what if work […]

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Creating abundance with affirmations

December 25, 2012

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by Kymla Eubanks —  Many of us begin the new year by making resolutions to improve our physical health, clean out that closet full of clothes we never wear or become more organized. More than halfway through the year, how are these intentions going? It is never too late to rid ourselves of the things […]

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Common consumer fraud scams

November 24, 2012

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Knowledge is power when it comes to protecting yourself against consumer fraud. The following information may help you recognize some of the various types of scams that pop up all the time. It is important to be careful and sure of the source before parting with your hard-earned money. According to AARP, the seven most […]

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