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SBA Stands Ready to Assist Florida Residents Affected by Tropical Storm Debby

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Karen G. Mills issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Florida affected by Tropical Storm Debby that began on June 23, 2012. "The U.S. Small Business Administration is strongly committed to providing the people of Florida with the ...

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Watching your bottom line? Budgets don’t always help you spend less, new research says.

CHICAGO, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conventional wisdom says deciding what you want to spend on a product before you hit stores will help you keep your spending in check. But new research published in the Journal of Marketing Research shows this isn't always true. Consumers who set a target price for a product they want to purchase before they hit the mall may unintentionally end up spending mo ...

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Temporary Suspension of Disbelief

Why is real financial success so difficult for most new network marketers? The reason: most network marketers are just too realistic. In a visit to Zija’s new headquarters I spoke to their CEO, Rodney Larsen. In that meeting we talked about what it takes for people to succeed in Zija. Rodney said something that I like very much, “New distributors must be willing to temporarily suspend their disbelief.” Most ...

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Decoding the Silent Language

Did you know that women physicians spend an average 2 minutes longer talking to their patients compared to male physicians AND engage in more rapport building/patient centered care? Why do we women do this?  It’s like we care or something. That’s right!  We do care, a lot actually.  It’s in our genetic code. No, it’s not a gift, gentlemen.  Yet simple evolution.   Men have their strengths, but the data is c ...

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In good times and bad, dividends a welcome bonus

Stocks » Some Utah companies rock steady with payments — for others it’s revival time. For a lot of investors, getting a dividend payment on the stocks they own is a welcome event, particularly during these tough times when share-price gains can be as fleeting as the next bit of good economic news out of Washington. And so far this year, the nine publicly held Utah-based companies that have a history of pay ...

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Small-Business owners can get big assistance from BBB

Resources are available at no charge to firm The Better Business Bureau is celebrating the growing number of small businesses in our country this week during National Small Business Week. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 60 to 80 percent of new jobs are created by the approximately 27.2 million small businesses in the U.S. More than half of Americans are thought either to own or work for ...

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Herbalife Announces Share Repurchase Agreement

Just days after announcing a record first quarter of $964.2 million in net sales—a 21 percent increase over the prior year period—global nutrition giant Herbalife entered into an agreement with Merrill Lynch International to repurchase $427.9 million of Herbalife’s common shares. The move came on the heels of a three-day stock slide after short-seller David Einhorn raised a few unusual questions during the ...

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Belcorp Receives “Best Place to Work” Recognition

Belcorp International, which placed 10th on the 2011 DSN Global 100 ranking of the top direct selling companies in the world, was recently recognized by the renowned organization Best Place to Work® as one of the Top 25 best multinationals to work at in Latin America. The company, which develops and sells products in skin care, fragrance, makeup, body care and hair care through a network of 850,000 Independ ...

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Ding-dong…AVON-skaya Calling

Even though the US pioneer of direct selling has done very well in some other emerging markets, it has struggled in Russia to cope with tough competition, logistical difficulties and the big swings in the roller-coaster economy. When Avon arrived in the early 1990s Russia seemed like a dream market for the US group which takes credit for inventing the direct selling of cosmetics more than a century ago. Rus ...

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Listening or Waiting To Talk?

Everyone should strive to become better communicators. And when building your organization, your ability to communicate with people from all walks of life is crucial to the survivability of your entire business. Break downs and hold-ups in communication can negatively effect your growth and perception from others. Being an effective communicator is hard work! You must be actively engaged with everyone you t ...

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