Weekly CEO News from Richard Ingram
December 2013
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Negotiating is a near-daily part of life for a small business owner. In any given week, you might be negotiating with a job candidate you hope to land, a retailer you hope will carry your product or another entrepreneur with

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The week after Christmas isn’t just a time for cruising the post-holiday sales. For some, it’s when the realization of all that spending over the last month kicks in. After all, Black Friday got its name because in the past, it was

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When everything is going especially well for a business, it’s easy for women entrepreneurs to go with the flow and ride out the wave of current success –- sticking to a daily routine of meetings, travel for conferences, and a

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Last year, my wife and I joined the league of accidental landlords. We were upside down in our home and couldn’t sell it without taking a big loss. So after relocating for work, we decided to rent our house out.

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Identity theft is a serious crime that impacts the lives of over 10 million people each year and the numbers are rising. Although the risk of identity theft is year-round, the holiday season can put both consumers and businesses at

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Smartphones and tablets are powerful productivity tools. Your small business may even count on them to help your employees stay connected and productive away from the office. Some businesses issue a company-owned smartphone to each employee, but employees might be

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The holidays are a busy season for small business owners—and that’s a good thing—but they still need to take the time to do some tax planning so they are ready to meet the tax man in the spring. Here are

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Too many news agencies are doing it wrong. Social media are not after-the-fact forms of one-way communication you use just to promote your content after the story is written. Social media are ongoing, two-way discussion tools meant to help build

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