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Business Development & Best Practices Archive


Where Are You Headed in ’08? Marketing Ideas to Jumpstart the First Quarter

By Lisa Wehr ...


Tips for a Smooth Move: How to Avoid Real Estate Closing Nightmares

RISMEDIA, Jan. 25, 2008-An unexpected problem on the day of your real estate closing can turn the experience from a dream into a nightmare. With a little research and advanced preparation you can ensure a smooth closing process before you are handed the keys to your new abode. Here are ...


For Your Clients: Easy Weekend Projects

Commentary by Cecilia SherrardRISMEDIA, Jan. 26, 2008-So the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over. No more baking, rushing to the stores or decking the halls. So what will you do with all this spare time? Why not improve the look of your home with some simple projects you ...


Take a Tip from Superman: 5 Steps to Build Credibility

By David Benzel ...


Balance Work & Life: 5 Ways to Leverage Balance, Improve Performance

RISMEDIA, Feb. 6, 2008-(careerbuilder.com)-The business world is a demanding place. This demand causes many employees to find it difficult to maintain a well-balanced work life. Learn ways that you can encourage this balance, and the benefits it will bring to your company and your employees. ...


Why Best Practices in E-Mail Don’t Exist

By Jeanniey Mullen ...


What’s Google’s Secret? ’100 Best Companies to Work For’ Reveals Latest Trends

RISMEDIA, Jan. 24, 2008-This week, Fortune magazine released its 100 Best Companies to Work For® list with Google at the top for the second straight year. This annual list of top U.S. workplaces is compiled by the San Francisco-based Great Place to Work® Institute, which has authored the list since ...


Effective Evaluations: Tips for Rewarding Your Top 20%

RISMEDIA, Jan. 24, 2008-(careerbuilder.com)-Business owners must rigorously evaluate their workforce, rewarding top employees while encouraging those in the middle to work harder for these rewards. Learn principles for making the top 20% of your employees feel loved and motivated to continue producing for your business. ...


‘I Love My Job’: 5 Ways to Make Sure the Feelings are Mutual

RISMEDIA, Jan. 23, 2008-(careerbuilder.com)-Despite what you may think, it is in fact possible to gain an employee roster chock-full of people with a strong work ethic who also love coming to work every day. Wait - don't spit out your coffee just yet. We are not saying it is easy ...


When Mom and Dad Come Knockin’: How Parents Will Impact Your Business

RISMEDIA, Jan. 22, 2008-(MCT)-The time has arrived in our nation's history where large dollar amounts of investments and properties are changing hands between aging adults and their heirs. For some who realize the benefit of this transfer of riches this will mean a great deal of extra responsibility. For others ...


Are You a ‘Job Hopper’? 4 Ways to Prove Your Staying Power

RISMEDIA, Jan. 22, 2008-Beyond.com, Inc., a network of online niche career communities, polled business professionals throughout its network of more than 15,000 geographic and industry-specific sites to gain an understanding of how often professionals tend to switch employers over the course of their career. More than 5,500 Beyond.com Network visitors ...


Regional Spotlight: Anticipate Your Cali Buyers’ Needs

By Steven Thomas ...


Move Over Kelly Clarkson – RESA is Looking for the Next Idol

RISMEDIA, Jan. 22, 2008-The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) announced the launch of the very first STAGER IDOL competition for Professional Home Stagers, the property merchandising arm of the Real Estate Industry. ...


Tech Talk: How to Understand Your Next Computer

By Gregg Larson ...


How to Know If You’ve Found ‘the One’

Commentary by Mike Barnett ...