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Old Scams Continue to Find New Victims

by Samia S. Morgan

Old scams continue to find new victims, BBB says

Classic scams like mail and telemarketing ploys are still going strong and are being joined by cyber crimes and those involving social media, BBB warns. Megan Miller says the old scams are still around because they continue to work, and she warns consumers to remain vigilant.KUSA-TV (Denver) (3/4)

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Timing the Market is Tough

by Samia S. Morgan

Timing the market is tough when it comes to selling your business

Tight credit, falling prices and a weak economy could make 2011 a bad year for selling a small business, according to experts. Still, many business brokers expect more businesses to hit the market because of concerns about a possible rise in capital-gains taxes in 2012.BNET/The Debunker blog (3/4)

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32 Rules You Can't Do Business Without

by Samia S. Morgan

32 rules you can't do business without

The key to building a successful organization is to harness "The Primes" -- essential, timeless insights into how people interact, writes Chris McGoff. His book, "The Primes: How Any Group Can Solve Any Problem," catalogs 32 such insights in pictorial form, then walks leaders through the process of applying them to real-life problems. "We did not invent them. ... Our contribution was to notice these dynamics, make them visible and, most importantly, to name them," he says. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (3/7)

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Make Sure You Give Credit Only Where Due

by Samia S. Morgan

Make sure you give credit only where due

Before you extend trade credit to another business, be sure to require an application that includes at least three references, says Alex Coté of credit-monitoring service Cortera. Search engines and social media can also help to establish a company's creditworthiness at the outset, while subscription-based monitoring tools can keep tabs on the ongoing financial health of your customers. Entrepreneur magazine (3/2011)

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The Not-So-Instant Gratification of Trust

by Samia S. Morgan

The not-so-instant gratification of trust

Everyone wants instant results from their online and traditional marketing, but trust is key and it takes time to build and develop, Susan Payton writes. "Every component of marketing is about trust-building, if done properly," she writes, urging business owners to stop focusing on scoring more Facebook friends and start focusing on gaining their trust. Small Business Trends (3/7)

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Asian Fusion

by Jeanine Matlow

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Coaching Can Ease the Pain

by Samia S. Morgan

Coaching can ease the pain of difficult conversations

Most leaders dread difficult conversations, even though studies show that dealing with issues head-on can lead to greater productivity. Approaching the conversation as an opportunity for coaching "creates an environment of trust, reminds you to listen more than tell, and creates a proactive action plan," Karen Hough writes. Small Business Trends (3/3)

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Venture Capital Industry: We're Not Dead

by Samia S. Morgan

Venture capital industry: We're not dead

Some venture capital firms were shut down by the recession -- but not half of them, as some media reports have claimed. The National Venture Capital Association says that 2010 figures are not yet available, but that the previous 10 years showed a net gain of 41 VC firms. In terms of dollars invested, last year's total of $21.8 billion showed the first annual increase since 2007. Reuters/Entrepreneurial blog (3/2)

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A Reason to Focus on Punishment, Not Rewards

by Samia S. Morgan

A reason to focus on punishment, not rewards

Counter to many management theories, focusing on the punishment for unethical behavior is a better deterrent than emphasizing rewards for good behavior, researchers found. When creating a code of ethics, " 'Don't' is better than 'Do.' And be clear about penalties," writes Sean Silverthorne. BNET/The View from Harvard Business blog (3/1)

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Big Banks' Loans to Small Business are Leveling Out

by Samia S. Morgan

Big banks' loans to small business are leveling out

Small-business lending appears to be stabilizing, with loans of $100,000 or less down by just 1% for the 2009-to-2010 time frame, compared with a drop of 5.5% a year earlier. The Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy, which compiles the annual statistics, found that the 34 biggest banks had a 39% share of all outstanding small-business loans last year. GrowSmartBusiness.com (3/2)

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