Monday, March 8th, 2021

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  • Conflict Resolution: Compromise and Negotiate

    Conflict Resolution for Women in Business: Compromise & Negotiate (Photo: Mike Johnson)This article is the last in my five-part series discussing the Five Conflict Resolution Skills needed for success in business and life.

    There is not any business or romantic relationship which does not have its share of conflict and problems. Conflict is a normal part of life; it is impossible to avoid. People who run successful businesses and people who are in happy relationships are those who know how to effectively handle conflict (not avoid or deny it). Conflict resolution skill #5, which is essential for success in business and life, is the ability to effectively compromise and negotiate.

    Unfortunately, many people associate the words compromise and negotiation with the idea of losing. These people think if you compromise you have given up something – therefore you have sustained a loss.

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  • When Should You Outsource Help?

    Is it better to do it all yourself and save your pennies? Or should you outsource your work to someone else? Abbey Fatica provides a list of services she prefers to outsource, and gives tips on how you can decide which tasks to do yourself, and which ones to delegate to hired professionals.

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  • This Spring turn YOUR Home into a Private Getaway!

    Gail Cole, a Feng Shui expert, tells you how to turn your home into a relaxing paradise by making just nine simple changes to your layout, decor, and colour scheme.

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  • When is Quitting Okay?

    “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” Is this true? As an entrepreneur, you may have great tenacity and a stick-with-it attitude, but what does your heart tell you? Are you (still) happy with what you’re doing, or is the love gone? Natasha Golinsky weighs in on the issue of quitting and new beginnings.

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  • How-to: Find Your Voice

    As a writer or blogger it’s important to find your own particular writing style, one that allows you to communicate to your audience in a way that is authentic and unique to you. Karen Dodd explains how she found her voice, and gives you three ways to help you find and develop yours.

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  • Business School or Law School – Which is Better?

    Raj Singh (freelance writer, entrepreneur, and law school graduate) looks at the benefits of a law degree versus a business degree, and explains how an education in law can help entrepreneurs. He also points out some down sides to getting a law degree, like the costs, stress and time commitment.

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  • Down with DEBT: 7 Steps to Financial Freedom

    Ellen Rohr, who nearly sank her own family business, has since learned a lot about money. In this post, she shares with you ideas on how you can take control of your personal and business debt. She includes a seven-step plan on reducing debt and tips on deciding which bills to focus on first.

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  • Smart Business: Dealing with Hackers and Spammers

    When Out-Smarts Marketing’s website got hacked recently, Corrie Scott fought back by writing this article. In it, she tells you how to protect your website from hackers and spammers and, if it’s already too late, what you can do to fix the problem. Aren’t sure if your site has been hacked? She’ll tell you an easy way to find out.

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  • Create a Business with Heart

    Giving back to the community and reducing impact on the environment is now a necessity for a business who wishes to engage top talent and build strong relationships with consumers and community members. Catherine Rocheleau explains how YOU can build a business “with heart” that is in alignment with your personal goals and values, as well as those of your employees.

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  • Couch to 5K: Losing My Dad

    Wanting to get healthier and run a marathon for charity, Michele Broxton joined the “Couch to 5K” program and chronicled her experiences between July and September of 2011. Each month, she shares with us another page of her diary. This post, Michele faces a family tragedy.

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  • Money Management – Trouble-shooting Tips (Part 2)

    Ellen Rohr gives tips on how to spot and fix mistakes in your financial records. Keeping on top of your business finances will help you keep your cash flow happy and healthy, and reduce your stress levels by letting you know exactly how much money is coming in and going out.

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  • A Confusing Journey on the Search for Success

    In the current economy, it takes a lot of effort to keep a small business afloat. Deborah Kimmett, motivational speaker and humorist, discovers that being a comedian isn’t paying the bills, so she hires a marketing consultant to help her define her business. He challenges her to “find her salt.”

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  • Ready, Set, Romance!

    On Valentine’s Day, everyone has love and romance on their minds. Ever wonder why some people have the ideal partner and you don’t? You might want to try some of the Feng Shui tips Gail Cole gives her clients for finding love.

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  • Tips for Keeping Your Food Safe!

    Consumers expect their food to be safe, as farms, food processors, etc. are required to undergo rigorous inspections by health inspectors on a regular basis. Unfortunately, despite these health inspections, millions of people are still affected by foodborne illness every year. Corinne Kantor gives tips on what YOU can do to keep your food safe.

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  • 10 Ways to Heat up Love & Passion on Valentine’s Day

    Dr. Patty Ann Tublin, a relationship expert, gives 10 ways to help you heat up the flames of love and passion for Valentine’s Day.

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