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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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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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Earth changes as seen through the way of Vastu

November 7, 2012

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by Robin and Michael Mastro —  Vastu is the ancient science of creating harmonious environments and comes from a body of knowledge known as the Vedas. This East Indian science is 7,000 to 10,000 years old and forms the basis of feng shui, predating it by at least 4,000 years. Vastu teaches us how to […]

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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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Is your computer getting you down?

October 15, 2012

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by Dr. Michael Geiger —  If you are one of many people who have complained of tired, itchy, burning or red eyes, blurriness, headaches, fatigue, or tightness in the neck and shoulder muscles, it could be because of your computer. Some heavy computer users even develop nearsightedness and a need to change eyeglass prescriptions yearly. […]

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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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Want to be a better writer? Become a better reader

October 8, 2012

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by Laura Orsini —  Every craft takes practice. The best athletes spend hours on the court, the ice, the field. Gourmet chefs take days, weeks, months to perfect a single recipe. So it stands to reason that in order to become a better writer, you should practice by writing every day. However, it takes more […]

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Academics vs. attitude

October 7, 2012

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by Mary M. Ernsberger —  Have you noticed the negative energy that seems to surround the youth of our nation? Have you ever wondered why our children and teens are so angry? Does their attitude affect their academic progress? The answer to all three of these questions is “Yes.” These young people chose to incarnate […]

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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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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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