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The three most underrated traits of an ideal job candidate — I have a friend who loves to tell prospective employers that he is "as honest as the day is long." It seems to me, however, that having to announce how honest you are during the interview process is tantamount to declaring that you are probably not to be trusted, after all, isn't being an honest employee a given?

Avoid that summer swoon, entrepreneurs — Q: I wonder how anything gets done in the summer. I find that in the other times of year it is pretty easy for me to tackle projects and get stuff done, but once the good weather hits it's as if a switch in my brain clicks on and momentum clicks off.
Jul 28, 2015

Dealing with procrastination... Ask an Expert via @usatoday

Why mobile payments must become part of your strategy " Community Merchants USA — Why mobile payments must become part of your strategy About a decade ago I went to a summer music festival that was out in the woods. The setting was spectacular, with old-growth trees surrounding a natural amphitheater. The festival also had the requisite food booths and an area for local artisans to display and sell their wares.

How Not To Attract An Investor — Q: Mr. Strauss- I am currently working on creating the next best thing in the online dating community and I am in need of a co-founder who can help me. The goal is to get hundreds of thousands of users.

Our TSE Interview With the One and Only Art Bell — Q "Hey Art Bell! This is Stan from San Dimas. First time caller, long time listener. Anyway, I wanted to tell you about the time when I was driving home from work and was abducted by aliens..." No, I am not Art Bell, and yes, I made that up.

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Cybersecurity for small business " Community Merchants USA — Cybersecurity for small business How is it that a giant company like Target was the victim of one of the biggest computer hacks in history? Blame a small business.

6 Steps for Running Your Business Better With Social Media — Whether we like it or not, whether we agree with it or not, the fact is that social media has become an unstoppable force in the world of small business. It is used by various businesses in many different ways: interacting with customers, prospecting for leads, responding to comments, or what have you.

Ask an Expert: The new rules of grammar — Q: hi. i was wondering if u need any help this summer. i am a studant at [a local prestigious university] and have really strong skills in computers social media marketing etc. i am a hard worker & have great references. thanks! :) jessie A: No, I didn't hire Jessie.

3 Ways to Avoid the Dreaded Cash Crunch - No. 1 Is Critical! — If ever there was a pop culture phenomenon, the final few episodes of Breaking Bad was it. The tale of mild-mannered chemistry teacher Walter White's transformation into a drug kingpin made for some great television. Indeed, the whole country seemed to get caught up in the tale, even if most viewers had a tough time relating to Walt.
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Jul 31, 2015

The Secret To Turning A Bad Customer Into A Good One & More In This Week's Newsletter #selfemployed #smallbiz

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