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Jul 24th

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Managing multiple offers

Managing multiple offers

Even in this volatile job market, people continue to look for and find employment. A local radio station this week asked people to call in if they are hiring. People called. And called. Yes, the jobs are out there. Job seeker Bea discovered this for herself recently when she went from unemployed to overemployed in a single day. How did that happen? Actually, she made it happen, and you can, too.

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Back to basics

Back to basics

By Julie Desmond

Across the Twin Cities, baseball, lacrosse and soccer coaches are drawing up plays and looking longingly out windows, excitedly anticipating a new season. Although in the working world the seasons are not so clearly defined, one's approach to work can be comparable to the way one might succeed on the field. Remember the parallels between sports and work: it's all about fundamentals. Attention to the basics of presentation, communication, commitment and drive will lead every player to success.
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BLACK ENTERPRISE unveils exclusive list of Black corporate directors at Americas largest 250 companies

BLACK ENTERPRISE unveils exclusive list of Black corporate directors at Americas largest 250 companies


In an era when CEOs are under increased scrutiny and corporations must demonstrate greater financial integrity, corporate boards are playing a larger role in the strategic direction of corporate America. For that reason, February's BLACK ENTERPRISE (BE) has unveiled the BE Registry of Corporate Directors, an exclusive roster of African American board members of the 250 largest corporations. The cover story reveals how these powerful decision makers serve as "the guardians of shareholder value."
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Joining a Gym? Complaints to BBB reveal how to get fit while avoiding the pitfalls

Joining a Gym? Complaints to BBB reveal how to get fit while avoiding the pitfalls

By the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota & North Dakota

Complaints received by Better Business Bureau for fitness clubs have increased more than 90 percent in the last 5 years. And according to a new analysis conducted by BBB, the most common complaints consumers have about fitness clubs focus on two related areas, contract disputes (41.5 percent) and billing issues (31.7 percent). BBB has also seen a rise in complaints about fitness centers that sold memberships, only to go out of business a few weeks later (15.1 percent), leaving disgruntled customers behind trying to recoup their advance payments.
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Bringing morals back to the table

Bringing morals back to the table

By Michael Gordon for the E. F. Schumacher Society

Many of us are eating locally and organically produced food. From a modern economic perspective, where price is often the paramount consideration, these choices seem illogical. What accounts for this shift, and does it have the possibility of expanding to all of our economic decisions?
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How to promote your companys green side

How to promote your companys green side

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota & North Dakota

Socially conscious" shopping goals drive 54 percent of older Americans according to a recent survey by AARP. This means more than 40 million baby boomers are also "green boomers" who say they are more likely to purchase environmentally-friendly products and use services from companies that are socially responsible.
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Entrepreneurial education: Teaching Black kids about business

Entrepreneurial education: Teaching Black kids about business

By William Reed

"Business as usual" means African Americans continuing to own less than 2 percent of the nation's businesses and spending 98 percent of their wealth outside their group. Although members of the race have proven their entrepreneurial acumen for centuries, Blacks of today need re-exam our grasp of the traits and tools of entrepreneurial ship.
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