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It’s a Jingle Out There for One San Francisco Musician

Ed Bogas of Bogas Productions is one of the most accomplished musicians you’ll ever meet. He’s a jingle writer for radio and TV commercials. He writes humorous songs for the …

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Food Writer Cooks Up Success At Local Farmers’ Markets

Amelia Saltsman had been writing about food for over 20 years when she penned and self-published the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook in 2007. She hoped it would sell well, …

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Nutritionist Focuses on Better Living Through Gluten-Free Diets

It’s true what they say: You are what you eat. So it’s always shocking to discover that the kinds of foods people eat every day can cause far-reaching health problems. …

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How Long Do You Need to Save Those Tax Files?

April 15 has come and gone, the taxes are filed, the checks are written, and you’re finally kicking back with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc to plot the year ahead. …

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Gary Vaynerchuk on The Thank You Economy

In the last five years, Gary Vaynerchuk grew his family wine retail business from $4 million to $60 million. Now, in addition to running Wine Library, starring in Wine Library …

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When to Hire a Life Coach — And What The Heck Do They Do?

Do you call a life coach to navigate life’s challenges or help with career issues? Does a life coach help you understand your goals, how to reach them, and prioritize …

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To Megan Hargroder, Social Media Is All About Conversations

The recession hit many young college graduates especially hard as they were left wondering how and why their anticipated careers and dreams could have vanished so prematurely. Yet, there are …

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Mindflash CEO Donna Wells on the Future of Employee Training

Ten years ago, “employee training” often meant a conference room filled with bored employees watching a PowerPoint presentation or participating in lame “trust-building” exercises. Not anymore. Companies like Mindflash are …

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Should You Test Your Employees For Drugs?

Workplace drug screening can be a touchy topic. Sure, you want your employees to be healthy and productive. But if you’re not careful you might break their trust — and …

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Dr. Henry Cloud on “Necessary Endings”

For many entrepreneurs and small business owners, the mere thought of ending a relationship with an employee, product line, or a less-than-productive business strategy is a taboo subject often associated …

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Commerce Sec. Gary Locke on Small Business, Taxes, and Saving Money

The Intuit Small Business Blog is pleased to present a guest post from Gary Locke, the United States Secretary of Commerce. Since Day One of the Obama administration, the empowerment …

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Does Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Management Style Work?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hit headlines nationwide recently with his tough stance against public employee unions — legislation he pushed through despite massive public protests against it. Regardless of what …

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What Does FrontierVille Teach You About Running a Small Business?

When you first log on to Facebook.com/Frontierville from Zynga, the San Francisco digital game giant, the welcome message reads: “Howdy Pardner! Come join us on the frontier, where you’ll carve …

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How to Keep Your Business Running After a Natural Disaster

Earthquakes. Fires. Floods. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Power outages. Tsunamis. No matter where you live, some kind of natural disaster can probably strike at any time, resulting in serious unscheduled downtime for …

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