Reasons Why a Background Check Could Disqualify You

A background check happens any time one wants to apply for a job or new lease. The check is conducted by either a potential employer or landlord, with the results determining whether you are worthy of being hired for a position or new dwelling. However, a spotty record could put you in jeopardy, if not disqualify you altogether. And you may not even realize some of the factors that could hurt your chances. Below are a few examples of what

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Is It Really Worth Hiring a Virtual Assistant?

Using a VA can take your concentration away from mundane business tasks. Using a VA can increase manpower without the expense of a full time employee. Using a VA can increase sales and productivity. Using a VA gives you time to provide clients with better customer service. Using a VA can provide you and your business, specialty services in niche areas such as Social Media, Article Writing, Web Maintenance and Blogging without having to pay Specialty Fees. One main reason

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Five Words That Scare a CIO – I’ll See You in Court!

When you become CIO, you’ll probably have all of the technical skills that you need to stay on top of today’s cutting edge IT issues such as storage, bandwidth, cloud computing, etc. In fact, I’d guess that you’ve gotten the message and you will have developed your management talents so that you will be well positioned to align the IT department with the rest of the business. However, there is one thing that you may have forgotten to get: a

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Low Budget PR – Building Credibility In The Public Eye

Did you know that consumers base their opinions about any given product, person, service or company on their perceptions, and of course what they’ve heard through the grapevine? The sad truth is that perceptions and perspectives provide a very limited amount of information which forces the consumer to fill in the blanks about a product on their own – which can only spell disaster for an entrepreneur. This is why it is so easy for the incredible product to appear

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Crisis? What Crisis? How PR Can Help Avert a Business Disaster

Most businesses understand the benefits of good PR. If you raise your profile and get your good news stories out in the media then people will remember you, associate you with a good product and go on to become customers. But sometimes things go wrong and your reputation, or that of your business, is in danger. This should also be a time when you turn to PR, and use its tools to avert disaster and get a better result for

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China May Not Overtake America This Century After All

With the recent decades of surging progress from China, many believe that they could be running out of steam. The government may even be slowing the natural expansion as they are trying to dial down the speed of expansion, in hopes that they can avoid a boom-bust cycle that most of the western nations are trapped in. With aims of a moderate 7 percent growth, the explosive expansion, through limiting the possible investment, may be winding down on purpose. But

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A Critical Look At SitterCity

Leaving your child in charge of a babysitter is a decision that is always hard to make especially for new mothers. There are all kind of questions that spring to mind of possibilities that might or might not happen. The internet based service known as SitterCity is set to revolutionize how this service is provided by giving choice to parents to have a person they can trust. By providing a platform where parents can create a profile of the kind

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Employee Branding – Guidelines

1. Organizational messages are supposed to be cautiously planned and designed in much the similar method mission and vision statements are planned and designed. 2. The organizational messages are supposed to be a sign of the organization’s mission as well as standards. 3. Messages aimed at outer public are required to be in line with the messages directed towards the workforce. 4. Messages intended for outer public must be sent within the organization too. 5. The plan of staffing and

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Business Travelers – Use the Loyalty Programs For Your Benefit

Many people abhor traveling for business, at least when they have to do it frequently. Others know the benefits and actually enjoy frequent business travel. Those benefits include free personal travel and a more luxurious business travel experience. There are a lot of benefits when one travels frequently for business and takes advantage of the loyalty programs like the frequent flyer programs. The most highlighted benefit is free travel. With enough points or miles one can fly for free, stay

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Small Business Financial Software – Choose the Right One for Your Business

I know it can be pretty frustrating sometimes because there are so many options to choose from. That’s why I’ve written this article – to help you learn some of the things to look for in a great piece of small business financial software. For one thing, consider the price. Just because something is the cheapest doesn’t necessarily mean you should get it! In fact, you might want to develop a rule for yourself to never get the cheapest thing.

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