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Practicing the Art of Negotiation

Practicing the Art of Negotiation

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 – Sometimes life feels like one big negotiation. Whether you are at work and speaking with your boss or colleagues, or at home and talking to your spouse or children, learning the art of negotiation can provide you with a powerful tool. Recently, a client told me he was looking to

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Rising cost of college education creates need for potential alternatives

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 — A recent study by Yconic/Abacus, commissioned by Canada’s Globe and Mail, revealed just how damaging the rising costs of education are becoming. Only 17 percent of Millennials are financially independent from their parents, while 43 percent of the oldest Millennials — 30 to 33-year-olds — are still not financially independent. That

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Leverage PR: More mileage from your 15 minutes of fame

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 – Congratulations on having an article published in print media that’s all about you and your achievements! By all means, enjoy the positive attention you’re almost certain to get. (Along with a few unwanted sales pitches, alas.) But don’t let the halo effect of that print piece be the end of


Importance of recruiting the right employees

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 — Finding and retaining the right people for your business is important. It’s not just about finding the right people to do the work, as companies are becoming increasingly focused on reducing turnover. Addressing long-term goals during the recruitment process becomes necessary, if not vital. READ ALSO: Building a business from

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People’s Republic of Maryland to quash online education competition

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 – This report just in from “The American Interest:” Maryland has decided to stand athwart the [I]nternet, yelling ‘Stop!’ The Maryland Higher Education Commission recently sent letters to numerous institutions across the country that offer online courses, demanding that they pay registration fees for the Maryland residents enrolled in them. However, there