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Your amuse system lightens the workload

November 23, 2012

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by Karen Lee —  According to Jody Urquhart, an expert in the field of humor and health, fun is productive. Imagine a work world where people love their work environment, and they are calm, stress-free and happy all day long. People who are in good spirits are more likely to be productive. Their mental attitude […]

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The handwriting on the wall

November 22, 2012

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by Sherry Anshara —  Have you ever gone into a home or office where you could feel the atmosphere? Sometimes, when conflict is ongoing in a place, we say, “Wow, you could cut the atmosphere in here with a knife — it is so heavy and dense!” Well, truer words were never spoken. Why? Because […]

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After 50 … “What’s next?”

November 19, 2012

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by Nancy Montani —  A new day is dawning for retirement. The old vision of gold watches and rocking chairs is a thing of the past.  The term that was associated with “being put out to pasture” in times past, is now having new life breathed into it, thanks to the baby boomers. Did you […]

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What are your money messages?

November 17, 2012

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by Todd S. Smith —  Modern society constantly inundates us with conflicting messages — especially when it comes to money. On the one hand, advertising touts the allure of bigger, better homes, the fastest cars and the coolest new high-tech gadgetry. On the other hand, we repeatedly hear financial gurus attempting, seemingly in vain, to […]

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Know the score: help for Arizona entrepreneurs

November 14, 2012

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by Bruce Hodgman —  Aspiring entrepreneurs often wonder where they can turn for help with their small business idea or problem. What are the first steps I should take? How do I market this product? How should I handle this problem? What is the best way to grow a business? If you are not afraid […]

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E-learning for your small business, 24/7

October 28, 2012

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by Bruce Hodgman —  More than ever before, the academic world relies on technology to help students access the kinds of information, coursework and instruction that often are out of the reach of ordinary Americans, either because of geography, costs or time constraints. Now, thanks to the Internet, small-business training is no exception. At the […]

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Money can make us happy, really!

October 22, 2012

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by Todd S. Smith —  For many individuals, money is a topic that falls beyond the realm of who we are, what we stand for and who, as people, we want to be. In reality, however, our money behavior and money beliefs are intricately and indelibly connected to our greater belief systems. Many challenges we […]

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Help for Arizona’s self-employed military reservists

October 14, 2012

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by Bruce Hodgman —  According to the Department of Defense, nearly seven percent of National Guard members are self-employed or run small businesses. With the ever increasing call-ups and extensions of reserve units, few reservist business owners knew how long they would be away from their businesses, much less how their companies would survive while […]

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Big advice for your small business

October 6, 2012

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by Bruce L. Hodgman —  Besides inadequate access to capital, perhaps the single most important obstacle to small business success is the lack of technical and management assistance, including access to timely and accurate information, counseling and business training. The Small Business Development Center is a core U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offering that is […]

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Smoke-free checklist

October 5, 2012

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by Denise Blommel —  Arizona voters passed Proposition 201, labeled the “Smoke-Free Arizona Act,” on November 7, 2006. The Act went into effect May 1, 2007. The enforcement agency, Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), has a Web site at www.smokefreearizona.org which contains the language of the act, ADHS rules, enforcement policies and other relevant […]

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Let’s talk business

September 30, 2012

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by Elyse Ann —  Most people are familiar with the term “business plan.” Some have even written one for their own business, or work for a company that has one in place. Business plans help us focus on our annual goals and objectives. Many of you made resolutions on New Year’s Eve. You may have […]

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Success on the road less traveled

September 30, 2012

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by Todd S. Smith —  Entrepreneurs typically buck the system. Conventional career and financial thought seldom encourages this atypical path. We hear: “Get a good education. Find employment with a stable company. Save as much as possible so you can retire someday.” Following this advice limits those thirsting for more from their personal and professional […]

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Don’t forget your part of your contract with the universe

September 28, 2012

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by Sherry Anshara —  With all the current discussion and speculation about the law of attraction, the concept can sometimes become confusing if you are unsure of what you are asking the universe to do for you. Remember, a contract is a two-way agreement. First you must be absolutely clear about what you expect the […]

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