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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    How To Decorate A Room With White Carpet & White Couches

    If you are moving into a furnished apartment that has white carpets and white couches, you may feel that the place is uninviting and cold. Although white is a flexible decoration color in terms of walls and furniture, too much white in a room can make the room feel cold...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Exotic Decorating Styles

    Exotic decor incorporates elements of world cultures as accessories or the main theme of interior design. Often, but not exclusively, exotic style is borrowed from equatorial cultures. But it can be European, Asian or tropical. Exotic is really defined by the designer, and it may reflect a larger-than-life personality or...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    How To Identify Types Of Screws For Building Wood Furniture

    Building wood furniture requires not only the proper tools but also the appropriate fasteners. Wood screws are designed specifically for the builder working with wood or wood products and may be differentiated according to drive type, head shape, the material used to produce the fasteners and the actual dimensions of...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Easy Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas

    Hanging a festive wreath on your front door is one of the easiest and most eye-catching ways to decorate for fall. You can also use a wreath to jazz up a front gate. Buy a pre-made wreath for convenience, or make your own using basic craft items. Make a simple...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Ceiling Molding Styles

    Molding is an age-old way to decorate walls and ceilings, and was first seen in Greece in the Phanteon. The style of molding you use in your house should accentuate the interior and add to the general style of the house. The more detailed and elaborate the moldings, the more...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    How To Be A Successful Interior Decorator

    Creative individuals can enjoy rewarding and flexible careers by becoming interior decorators. Interior decorators work as consultants and are in charge of selecting items and colors to decorate certain areas of a building or home. It takes more than just talent to be a successful interior decorator. Basic training, experience...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    How To Design An Interior Modern Office

    Modern offices provide a streamlined look that contributes an uncluttered atmosphere to the work area. Many offices are replacing cubicles with airy desks that connect employees to each other and reinforce the company's desire for exchanging innovative ideas. This also gives supervisors the ability to watch employees' work habits, as...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Design Interior Office Space

    Interior office space is becoming more important as people integrate computers into everyday life and often telecommute from home to save expenses. But the office space in a home isn't the same as the space in an office. The needs of a homeowner are different, and the space must be...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Design A Unique Interior Office

    It can be hard to keep your individuality in an office setting with row after row of look-alike cubicles or cookie-cutter offices furnished with the same modular furniture. It can be especially depressing if your office space is also an interior office that does not have an outdoors facing window....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Design The Interior Of A Medical Office

    Oftentimes patients visit a doctor's office worried and anxious. Create a comfortable medical office that reinforces your bedside manner and establishes trust with the patient. Whether it is a remodeling or sprucing up of the existing office, you will be surprised with the level of confidence it raises in patients....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Design An Interior Office Lobby

    The lobby in your office is the first place that your customers or clients will see. The design of the lobby will create a lasting impression on these visitors that can set the tone for how your business is viewed. A well-appointed lobby can encourage your customers to feel comfortable...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Design A Home Office Interior

    A home office can be a personal space used for the day-to-day running of your home and a place for your computer. It can also be a base of operations for a business if you telecommute. Whatever the purpose of this space, the interior design of your home office should...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Contemporary Office Interior Design Ideas

    When you're thinking about the color scheme for your home office, remember that most contemporary spaces stick to just one or two colors. Perhaps the most classic color scheme for a contemporary space is black and white. This works very well in an office, because almost any piece of office...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Interior Design Ideas For An Office

    Working from home is an advantage for those who can. This does, however, require a functional and organized home office with all the amenities you would find in a business office. Creating a workspace that promotes productivity is achieved by considering a few design ideas including lighting, paint and d?cor....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Interior Design Ideas For A Pediatric Medical Office

    Designate one waiting room for well baby visits and another for visits by sick kids. A newborn will typically visit the doctor's office several times during his or her first year of life. Well baby visits are used to check that the baby has gained adequate weight. Pediatricians give lifesaving...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Responsibility

    Many people delegate less than they should. Divvy up your assignments and hand out tasks for others to do - this will increase your overall productivity and efficiency. Decide whether you want to delegate. Decide to whom you want to delegate responsibility. Does this person have the requisite skills and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Responsibilities Effectively

    In order to be a success in the business world, you must learn to delegate responsibilities to your subordinates. This will improve your productivity and allow you to complete more tasks in an efficient manner. The problem most people have is getting over your own perfectionism and allowing your subordinates...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate At Work

    Time is one of the only things in life that you can't create. When you are a leader or a manager, it is necessary to learn to delegate. If you do everything yourself you cease to be a leader. Delegating tasks to those who support you can be difficult, but...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Cut Business Budget Expenses

    Business proposals take a lot of thought, analysis, time and effort to produce. Regardless of what you're proposing, chances are it's an investment that involves financial expense. Presenting a proposal with no consideration for your company or client's budget is a grave mistake. Always write a budget for a business...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Write A Business Budget

    Unfortunately, many small business owners neglect the crucial step of creating a clearly defined budget before spending money on behalf of the business. Without a budget the business is in danger of either overspending or spending on the wrong things because there are no limitations. A good budget will give...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Make A Company Budget Plan

    Creating a set budget for a company should not be intimidating. It should, however, be planned in depth in order to achieve the maximum financial outcome. Whether you are starting a company budget or planning an existing company budget, the same rule applies - develop a strategic plan for a...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Build A Budget For Your Small Business

    A budget becomes more realistic when it is based on as much objective, factual information as possible. By taking what you know and what you can find out and using that information as building blocks, you can develop a budget that will be a useful tool in assessing your performance...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Create An Operating Budget

    An operating budget is a required component of a business plan used by an entrepreneur prior to opening the business. Once the business is open, the operating budget is analyzed and updated at least once a year to reflect realistic costs and revenues. An operating budget covers every aspect of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Start A Small Business Budget

    A small business is a big step for any individual. There are many expenses, and it can be very stressful at times. Your budget is a very large part of your success. The budget helps you calculate how much your business is profiting over time. Many small businesses do not...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Use Business SWOT Analysis

    Business SWOT analysis is a key element of strategic planning that business leaders use to evaluate important decisions that they make for their company. If your company is not using business SWOT analysis to evaluate decisions, you are putting the future of your business at risk. SWOT is an acronym...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Apply A SWOT Analysis In An Audit

    Applying a SWOT analysis to any part of business management is largely based on intellectual, honest and critical thinking. To apply a SWOT analysis to an audit, you must analyze all expenditures and assets without emotion. A SWOT analysis requires identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the company's...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    What Is Receivable Factoring?

    Factoring receivables is a process by which companies that do not want to manage or collect their account receivable balances can sell their balances at a discount for cash. Accounts Receivable (A/R) factoring is a tool used by businesses to gain quick access to cash without obtaining a loan or...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    What Is A Factoring Company Account?

    A factoring account is a business's agreement between a company and a factoring agency. Accounts receivable factoring is a form of financing where a business sells its accounts receivable to another company for a percentage of the accounts' value. The company that purchases the accounts is the factoring company, or...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Creating A Balance Sheet For A Small Business

    A balance sheet is a basic financial report that is used by every business. The balance sheet is more or less a snap shot of the current financial state of a company. It lists assets on one portion of the report and liabilities and equity on another portion. While the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Make A Business Balance Sheet

    A business balance sheet is one of the two critical financial statements of every company. While the income statement displays how successful the company is at making a profit, the balance sheet shows the real value and stability of a company. Set up the balance sheet with your assets on...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Approach An Employee Termination

    One of the toughest situations for a Human Resources professional is to approach the termination of an employee. In terminating an employee the goal should be to do it as quickly and diplomatically as possible. Careful preparation can assist you during this awkward and delicate situation. Of course, these suggestions...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Reasons To Terminate An Employee

    When terminating an employee, the employer needs to make sure that the reason is a sound one and that everything is properly documented. Failure to take these precautions can open you and your company up to a lawsuit. There are three main legal reasons to terminate an employee and two...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Issues In Employee Termination

    Terminating an employee is never pleasant. Managers and business owners routinely postpone the conversation to avoid an uncomfortable situation or potential confrontation or simply because they feel sorry for the person. Delay and avoidance do not help anyone if the employee is not meeting expectations and the organization is hurt.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Employee Rights In Wrongful Termination

    An employee who feels he/she has been wrongfully terminated or laid off from her job has the right to file a wrongful-termination claim against her employer. Employees who win the wrongful-termination suit are eligible to receive money damages, severance packages or other benefits. The employee has the right to request...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Protect Employees From Unfair Termination

    In most U.S. states, employment is considered "At will." This means that a person can quit his job at any time, but he can also be let go at any time. However, there are some rules and regulations designed to protect employees from unfair termination, and companies can also go...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Labor Laws On Termination

    Companies inevitably terminate employees, within parameters set by federal and state regulation. Both employer and employee should be educate themselves so they are aware of each other's rights. Federal Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit an employer from terminating an employee based on his age, color, religion, national origin, sex or...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Termination Of Employment Process

    A manager's first step is to identify the employee who needs to be terminated. Usually, a pattern of tardiness, mistakes or inappropriate behavior on the part of the worker leads to this decision. Sometimes, an employee may be well liked but simply unable to adequately perform the job for which...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Write An Employee Termination Letter

    In business, it's inevitable that at some point you'll be faced with firing an employee. Drafting a letter of termination for the employee to sign that outlines the reason(s) for the termination can be critical. An employee who fights a termination can cost a business thousands of dollars. To protect...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    After Terminating An Employee, When Do You Have To Issue The Last Check?

    By law, any employee who provides services to an employer is entitled to receive payment for those services rendered. When an employee is fired, as long as she is due payment for hours worked, the employer must pay the final wages as his state law dictates. The time frame for...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Appeal A Termination Of Employment

    Termination of employment can be devastating, especially if you didn't see it coming. All states are employment-at-will - except Montana, which only upholds employment-at-will during a probationary period - -which means that in theory you can be terminated for anything, at any time, unless you have an employment contract. However,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Design Interior Office Space

    Interior office space is becoming more important as people integrate computers into everyday life and often telecommute from home to save expenses. But the office space in a home isn't the same as the space in an office. The needs of a homeowner are different, and the space must be...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Design A Unique Interior Office

    It can be hard to keep your individuality in an office setting with row after row of look-alike cubicles or cookie-cutter offices furnished with the same modular furniture. It can be especially depressing if your office space is also an interior office that does not have an outdoors facing window....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Design The Interior Of A Medical Office

    Oftentimes patients visit a doctor's office worried and anxious. Create a comfortable medical office that reinforces your bedside manner and establishes trust with the patient. Whether it is a remodeling or sprucing up of the existing office, you will be surprised with the level of confidence it raises in patients....

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    How To Be A Successful Interior Decorator

    Creative individuals can enjoy rewarding and flexible careers by becoming interior decorators. Interior decorators work as consultants and are in charge of selecting items and colors to decorate certain areas of a building or home. It takes more than just talent to be a successful interior decorator. Basic training, experience...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    How To Identify Types Of Screws For Building Wood Furniture

    Building wood furniture requires not only the proper tools but also the appropriate fasteners. Wood screws are designed specifically for the builder working with wood or wood products and may be differentiated according to drive type, head shape, the material used to produce the fasteners and the actual dimensions of...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    How To Decorate A Room With White Carpet & White Couches

    If you are moving into a furnished apartment that has white carpets and white couches, you may feel that the place is uninviting and cold. Although white is a flexible decoration color in terms of walls and furniture, too much white in a room can make the room feel cold...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Exotic Decorating Styles

    Exotic decor incorporates elements of world cultures as accessories or the main theme of interior design. Often, but not exclusively, exotic style is borrowed from equatorial cultures. But it can be European, Asian or tropical. Exotic is really defined by the designer, and it may reflect a larger-than-life personality or...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Ceiling Molding Styles

    Molding is an age-old way to decorate walls and ceilings, and was first seen in Greece in the Phanteon. The style of molding you use in your house should accentuate the interior and add to the general style of the house. The more detailed and elaborate the moldings, the more...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Easy Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas

    Hanging a festive wreath on your front door is one of the easiest and most eye-catching ways to decorate for fall. You can also use a wreath to jazz up a front gate. Buy a pre-made wreath for convenience, or make your own using basic craft items. Make a simple...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Design An Interior Office Lobby

    The lobby in your office is the first place that your customers or clients will see. The design of the lobby will create a lasting impression on these visitors that can set the tone for how your business is viewed. A well-appointed lobby can encourage your customers to feel comfortable...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Design A Home Office Interior

    A home office can be a personal space used for the day-to-day running of your home and a place for your computer. It can also be a base of operations for a business if you telecommute. Whatever the purpose of this space, the interior design of your home office should...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    How To Design An Interior Modern Office

    Modern offices provide a streamlined look that contributes an uncluttered atmosphere to the work area. Many offices are replacing cubicles with airy desks that connect employees to each other and reinforce the company's desire for exchanging innovative ideas. This also gives supervisors the ability to watch employees' work habits, as...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Contemporary Office Interior Design Ideas

    When you're thinking about the color scheme for your home office, remember that most contemporary spaces stick to just one or two colors. Perhaps the most classic color scheme for a contemporary space is black and white. This works very well in an office, because almost any piece of office...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Interior Design Ideas For An Office

    Working from home is an advantage for those who can. This does, however, require a functional and organized home office with all the amenities you would find in a business office. Creating a workspace that promotes productivity is achieved by considering a few design ideas including lighting, paint and d?cor....

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Interior Design Ideas For A Pediatric Medical Office

    Designate one waiting room for well baby visits and another for visits by sick kids. A newborn will typically visit the doctor's office several times during his or her first year of life. Well baby visits are used to check that the baby has gained adequate weight. Pediatricians give lifesaving...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Responsibility

    Many people delegate less than they should. Divvy up your assignments and hand out tasks for others to do - this will increase your overall productivity and efficiency. Decide whether you want to delegate. Decide to whom you want to delegate responsibility. Does this person have the requisite skills and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Responsibilities Effectively

    In order to be a success in the business world, you must learn to delegate responsibilities to your subordinates. This will improve your productivity and allow you to complete more tasks in an efficient manner. The problem most people have is getting over your own perfectionism and allowing your subordinates...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate At Work

    Time is one of the only things in life that you can't create. When you are a leader or a manager, it is necessary to learn to delegate. If you do everything yourself you cease to be a leader. Delegating tasks to those who support you can be difficult, but...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Cut Business Budget Expenses

    Business proposals take a lot of thought, analysis, time and effort to produce. Regardless of what you're proposing, chances are it's an investment that involves financial expense. Presenting a proposal with no consideration for your company or client's budget is a grave mistake. Always write a budget for a business...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Write A Business Budget

    Unfortunately, many small business owners neglect the crucial step of creating a clearly defined budget before spending money on behalf of the business. Without a budget the business is in danger of either overspending or spending on the wrong things because there are no limitations. A good budget will give...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Make A Company Budget Plan

    Creating a set budget for a company should not be intimidating. It should, however, be planned in depth in order to achieve the maximum financial outcome. Whether you are starting a company budget or planning an existing company budget, the same rule applies - develop a strategic plan for a...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Build A Budget For Your Small Business

    A budget becomes more realistic when it is based on as much objective, factual information as possible. By taking what you know and what you can find out and using that information as building blocks, you can develop a budget that will be a useful tool in assessing your performance...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Build An Operating Budget For Your Small Business When You Sell Products

    One way to build an operating budget is to determine the direct and indirect cost per unit of product. Once you calculate the total cost per unit you could add a margin to determine your sales price. You can calculate the number of units you can produce each month based...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Create An Operating Budget

    An operating budget is a required component of a business plan used by an entrepreneur prior to opening the business. Once the business is open, the operating budget is analyzed and updated at least once a year to reflect realistic costs and revenues. An operating budget covers every aspect of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Start A Small Business Budget

    A small business is a big step for any individual. There are many expenses, and it can be very stressful at times. Your budget is a very large part of your success. The budget helps you calculate how much your business is profiting over time. Many small businesses do not...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    How To Detect Illegal Job Interview Questions

    When you go to a job interview, you should be prepared in more than one sense. It is common knowledge to go dressed to impress and answer the interviewer questions with confidence; but you should also be prepared to know what "Illegal" questions are and how to handle them. The...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    How To Develop Effective Job Search Techniques

    You've been working the same job now for several years. You're looking for a change. Maybe you just graduated college and are looking to score your "Real" job. Searching for a job can be time consuming and frustrating. Creating positive job search techniques will ease that frustration and turn your...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Give A Performance Review

    You dread the thought of doing it, but you must sit down with your assistant and go over her performance review. Remember, giving a performance review need not be a high stress encounter. Find a nice quiet office or conference room where you know you will not be disturbed with...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Have A Successful Job Interview: Techniques For Getting Hired

    While it's a great achievement toward advancing your career, landing the job interview is only the first step. To have a successful job interview, you're more likely to impress an employer and have a successful job interview if you can speak like an insider about the organization. This paper gives...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Give Effective Cosmetics Sales Presentations

    Cosmetics is a huge money making business. It is estimated that it is an 18 billion dollar (yearly) industry. Personal sales of cosmetics is one of the most efficient means to sell cosmetics. Know the audience that you are selling to. Make sure your product and the price matches the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Create A Daycare Center Employee Handbook

    When operating any kind of business, it is in your best interest to have some sort of employee handbook. This protects you and your employees by leaving no question as to appropriate conduct and how your policies fit in with federal and state laws. Daycares are also required by state...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Handle An Interview At Lunch

    In some ways easier, in some ways a little trickier, a successful lunch interview will depend on your best table manners combined with your professional expertise. Follow general interview rules. Appear on time, wear proper clothes and be ready to talk experience - but don't do it with your mouth...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Dress For A Job Interview - Men

    Skills, experience and attitude will land you a job, but your interview attire is more important than you think. It's an opportunity to make a good first impression with a potential employer or future boss. Know the company you will be interviewing with, and research the industry that it's a...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Avoid 8 Job Interview Mistakes

    When you interview with a prospective employer, you probably have 100 things running through your head, and this may cause you much anxiety. However, if you can focus on the most important items of the interview, then you will feel more relaxed and in control of the message you wish...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Avoid The 10 Most Common Mistakes At A Job Interview

    Being late to an interview is the first and worst mistake anyone can make. It shows that you disregard punctuality. The best thing to do is prepare for your interview as if it were 30 minutes earlier. Being 10-15 minutes early for an interview is usually expected. Matching your wardrobe...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Nail A Job Interview

    Most interviewers form their opinion of you in the first few minutes of a meeting. This paper explains how to make a good impression. In the days before your interview, talk to people who have worked at the company. If it's practical, hang around outside the building while employees are...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Know When To Leave An Interview

    A job interview is not only your prospective employer's chance to get to know you but also your chance to try the company on for size. If you don't like what you see in the interview, this may not be the job for you. There are signs that will tell...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Match The Tone Of An Interview

    You're all set for your big interview. You've done some research on your potential employer and prepared questions, and you've remembered to bring an extra copy of your r?sum? and a list of references. Unfortunately, all your hard work and preparation could go down the tubes if you can't match...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Write A Nonprofit Financial Picture Statement

    Managing a nonprofit organization with integrity and responsibility requires a hard look at the donations coming in and the expenditures going out. Having a nonprofit financial picture to show your board and possibly your donors shows exactly how you are practicing good management in your organization and helps you know...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Create A Financial Report

    A financial report is a record of expenditures and receipts, recorded monthly on a special form. When you create a financial report, expenditures are itemized and total receipts are recorded every month. At the end of the fiscal year, an annual report is easy to create. A financial report helps...

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