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Confidence spikes as consumers vote with their wallets

October 23, 2012 by Bob Hill

New statistics reveal consumers may be loosening their purse strings.   More…

Your company making this fatal planning flaw?

September 26, 2012 by Bob Hill

For decades, companies have insisted upon forecasting as a method of planning for almost every department. New research reveals that could be costing companies more than it’s earning them.  More…

3 ways to outsell the competition in any economy

June 22, 2012 by Bob Hill

Here are three specific ways the selling process has evolved, as well as innovative strategies you can use to trump competitors, motivate reps and achieve breakthrough results: More…

Jobless funds drying up: What now?

April 20, 2012 by Bob Hill

The economy may be bouncing back, but the unemployment rate is still lagging behind. With a lot of state and federal funds running low, what’s next?  More…

A ‘green’ initiative that boosts customer loyalty, lowers costs

April 3, 2012 by Bob Hill

You get to the benefits of happy customers and some savings, too.


Alan Greenspan: ‘Worry about inflation’

January 11, 2012 by Bob Hill

In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, the ex-Fed chairman expressed deep concern about the economic state of the U.S.  More…

3 best practices your sales force needs in 2012

December 7, 2011 by Jennifer Azara

If “increase sales” occupies a spot on your organization’s 2012 to-do list, there’s brand new information you need to know about. More…

Economic Outlook: Not pretty, say CEOs and CFOs alike

November 21, 2011 by Jennifer Azara

Perhaps the only certainty about the current economic situation is the amount of uncertainty that plagues companies of all sizes and industries. And that spells trouble. More…

The unexpected damage still to come from Irene

September 20, 2011 by Jennifer Azara

You’d expect a hurricane as harsh as Irene proved to be would impact everything from crops to tourism. And it will. But there’s much more trouble in store. More…

Why the payroll tax cut may be a bad idea

September 12, 2011 by Bob Hill

While a lot of analysts point to the payroll tax cut as a means of increasing take-home pay and consumer spending, this expert warns, “Not so fast!”  More…

Why the most trusted voices on Wall St. are optimistic

September 1, 2011 by Bob Hill

The only ones in the corporate sector who aren’t running for the hills are the analysts who track and predict corporate profits.   More…

The warning signs of a double-dip recession?

August 17, 2011 by Bob Hill

Four years ago, the signs of an imminent recession came barreling over the horizon. Having seen them once, are we about to enter the same situation again?  More…

Business travel: These airlines offer refunds once prices drop

August 11, 2011 by Bob Hill

A consumer advocacy website reveals which airlines offer full- on partial refunds once prices are dropped due to lack of booking.   More…

3 lessons every company can learn from the Netflix debacle

August 10, 2011 by Bob Hill

When Netflix recently decided to change its pricing model, it set off a chain reaction that could ultimately result in the loss of nearly 3 million customers. More…

Cash hoarders: Does your investment strategy match theirs?

August 1, 2011 by Jennifer Azara

Read some of the reports out there and you’d expect to see companies keeping a closet stuffed floor to ceiling with all the cash they’re sitting on. Guess what. That might not be too far-fetched. More…

3 traits that separate great sales hires from poor ones

July 25, 2011 by Bob Hill

New research proves far too often, managers focus only on sales candidates’ positive characteristics, and not nearly enough on their negative ones. More…

Less than 1/3 of Americans optimistic about economic recovery

July 4, 2011 by Bob Hill

A new Wall Street Journal study reveals consumer confidence is sagging again, but this time Obama’s not to blame.  More…

New flight rules if you get bumped

May 3, 2011 by Bob Hill

For starters, you can now collect a lot more. More…

The top 10 traits of millionaires

April 5, 2011 by Bob Hill

How many of these traits do you possess?  More…

4 bucks for a gallon of gas? No big deal

March 23, 2011 by Jennifer Azara

You’ve read the headlines: “Rising Gas Prices Could Stall U.S. Economy,” “Gas Prices Surge Again and Renew Talk of a Double-Dip Recession.” But is that actually the case? More…


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