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today’s eligible, single, successful men and women turn to America’s top matchmaking specialist for the most important decision of their lives

Valenti International: matchmaking in the European tradition: today’s eligible, single, successful men and women turn to America’s top matchmaking specialist for the most important decision of their lives Those who seek to achieve results in today’s rapidly accelerating society understand the need to take appropriate measures to get what they want out of life. Never […]

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Savings grace

Savings grace Jennifer Pellet Flexible spending accounts, or FSAs, just got a flexible-timing boost. These plans enable employees to make tax-free contributions that can be spent on health-care or day-care expenses. Until now, they came with a caveat–funds left unspent by the end of the company’s benefit year were forfeited outright. But the IRS just […]

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don’t make assumptions about a bank’s lending methods based on size alone—here’s how to find the bank that can help you cash in

Just your size: don’t make assumptions about a bank’s lending methods based on size alone—here’s how to find the bank that can help you cash in Crystal Detamore-Rodman IN 2000, Ronald Reed launched his home health-care equipment company, Benchmark Mobility Inc., with just $1,800. But his capital needs accelerated so quickly that within a few […]

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High resolution

High resolution Amanda C. Kooser We may be living in a litigation-happy society, but that doesn’t mean you have to join the frenzy. The Dispute Resolution Directory (http://adr.martindale.com) will help you find ways to solve your business problems without resorting to court action. This site covers everything from arbitration and conciliation to mediation. The directory […]

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Investment Gurus: A Road Map to Wealth From the World’s Best Money Managers.

Investment Gurus: A Road Map to Wealth From the World’s Best Money Managers. – book reviews Debra Phillips Investment Gurus Investment books are getting to be a dime a dozen – so many to choose from, so little time. Among recent works, however, Invesment Gurus: A Road Map to Wealth From the World’s Best Money […]

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when perfectionism becomes a problem

A perfect mess: when perfectionism becomes a problem Robert McGarvey Perpectionism – insisting every little detail be done exactly so – may be the entrepreneur’s biggest management problem. You’re fighting hard to build a winning business, and you know the competition is tough, but, appropriate as that mind-set is, too often it translates into overly […]

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Sweet rewards – Marketing

Sweet rewards – Marketing – customer loyalty programs Kim T. Gordon TACTICS: WIN OVER YOUR EXISTING PATRONS WITH A CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM, AND WATCH SALES REACH NEW HEIGHTS. WITH THE SKYROCKETING COST OF customer acquisition, it makes sense to focus on retaining and up-selling current customers. It can cost as much as five times more […]

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Simple pleasures: choosing not to put her profits into one basket, an entrepreneurial gourmand is now savoring the sweet taste of success – Smart Ideas

Simple pleasures: choosing not to put her profits into one basket, an entrepreneurial gourmand is now savoring the sweet taste of success – Smart Ideas – Jill Blashack’s gourmet food business, Tastefully Simple Gisela M. Pedroza WHAT: Home parties selling gourmet food WHO: Jill Blashack of Tastefully Simple WHERE: Alexandria, Minnesota WHEN: Started in 1995 […]

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Dsl Fuel – Brief Article

Dsl Fuel – Brief Article Eric S. Brown Does DSL have enough gas to overtake cable in the broadband race? With dropping prices and growing availability, analysts now project DSL to overcome cable modems in number of broadband subscribers. In October, for example, Cahners In-Stat Group predicted DSL subscriptions in North America–2.9 million at year-end […]

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Olden days: will the stock market suffer as boomers use investments to live on in retirement? – Smarts

Olden days: will the stock market suffer as boomers use investments to live on in retirement? – Smarts – Brief Article Cynthia E. Griffin PICTURE THIS: IN 10 years, at least 3.4 million Americans will be eligible for retirement, and every year after that, close to 4 million more will reach the magical age 65. […]